Trends in Digital Prosthodontics: Facial Scanners, Motion Capture Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence
Marta Revilla-Leon, DDS, MSD, PhD
Thursday, Nov. 3
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT
Digital dentistry is not just about intraoral scanners, 3D printers, or CAD programs - these are just tools. The quest is more about how to create digital workflows to be efficient and reliable, and less about reshaping conventional procedures with digital tools. Dental professionals aim to balance the new digital possibilities with fundamental prosthodontic concepts and evidenced-based procedures. Additionally, the continuous development and enhancements of technology challenges dental professionals to stay up-to-date. This presentation will review the latest trends in digital prosthodontics and the literature that supports them, including facial scanners, motion capture technologies, and artificial intelligence.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize that digital technologies are only tools and conventional concepts are still vital.
- Identify the main data acquisition methods and the factors that can influence its accuracy.
- Distinguish the methods for data integration and the main applications of AI in dentistry.
Biography: Dr. Revilla-León obtained her PhD in prosthodontics and digital dentistry at The Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde (ACTA) University in Amsterdam. She obtained her MSD in prosthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle and MS in Esthetic Dentistry at the Complutense University of Madrid. Dr. Revilla-León is the Director of Research and Digital Dentistry at the Kois Center in Seattle and Affiliate Faculty in the Graduate in Prosthodontic Programs at the University of Washington and Tufts University. She has many publications in peer-reviewed dental journals.