Ivoclar Lunch and Lecture

Transforming Prosthodontic Practice with Digital Materials and Digital Workflow - 45 minutes

John A. Sorensen DMD, PhD, FACP
University of Washington

Tremendous advancements have been made in accuracy and ease of use of intraoral scanners (IOS). The inclusion of AI in operating systems and software has made clinical scanning for both conventional and implant prosthodontics easy, rapid, and accurate. In addition, developments of esthetic high-strength ceramics and contemporary cementation options have further improved the clinical predictability. Dr. Sorensen will outline the applications of IOS systems for simple to complex cases, provide an overview of prosthodontic materials and cementation options.

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will be able to understand the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of digital impressions relative to conventional impressions. Understand the advantages and limitations of the various parts of digital workflow in prosthodontics for both the clinical and laboratory technology aspects. You will learn to identify how digital tools can enhance patient communication, treatment planning, and communication between providers and the dental technician. You can understand the advantages and disadvantages of applications of various classes of dental ceramics. And understand selection criteria for ceramic material systems, digital technologies, implant abutments, and cements.

Biography: Dr. John A. Sorensen is a professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, the director of the Biomimetics Biomaterials Biophotonics Biomechanics & Technology Laboratory, the director of Research and Graduate Prosthodontics Program at the University of Washington. The B4T team is actively engaged in materials science investigation, developing new diagnostic and analysis tools, research, and development of digital workflows for conventional prosthodontics and implant surgical-prosthodontics and clinical trials. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and works extensively with the Graduate Prosthodontics residents performing complex full mouth rehabilitation with a DWF and digital technologies. Dr. Sorensen has published over 95 research articles and chapters as well as over 150 research abstracts. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 37 countries as well as over 300 lecture courses, hands-on programs, and patient-treatment classes.

Digital Dentures – New Advancements and Clinical Success – 45 Minutes

Frank Lauciello DDS

The significant advantages of digital dentures compared to traditional denture treatment presents a compelling reason for the clinician to engage into this new technology. Unquestionably, digital technology can enhance the service that can be provided for our patients. However, the transition from traditional denture care to digital workflows and understanding all digital workflows can at first appear to be intimidating for a clinician. Dr. Lauciello will outline existing and new digital denture workflows using Ivoclar Ivotion Denture System.

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will understand the overview of Ivotion Digital Denture System and the new advancements. You will learn about the update on new digital workflows for implant supported restorations. And you will see the scientific data on the clinical success of Ivotion Denture System.

Biography: Dr. Frank Lauciello graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Dental Medicine in 1969 and completed his prosthodontic training at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He is a clinical associate professor in the Restorative Department at SUNY at Buffalo and was director of the Veterans Administration Advanced Prosthodontic Program and Chief of the Dental Service. He is presently Director of Removable Prosthodontics Research, Development, & Education. Dr. Lauciello is a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and has authored 25+ articles including several chapters of textbooks. He is currently the director of Removable Prosthodontics at Ivoclar.

This session is not eligible for CE Credits

Maximum of 100 attendees