Digital Dentures: Taking That First Step
Frank Lauciello, DDS, FACP
The concept of digital dentures is well-known and often accepted as a significant improvement to the fabrication and workflow associated with removable restorations. However, the implementation of this concept to everyday practice is still met with reluctance for a host of reasons.
The obvious challenge with this new technology is that it requires a different level of communication between clinician and technician. This program will discuss how best to communicate essential patient data and will focus on the most fundamental means of communication “The Digital Denture Prescription.” The choice of clinical workflow and manufacturing process will make Taking that first step more predictable and successful.
- Understand and apply principles of smile design and analysis of proportions.
- Learn the various digital workflows available for digitization of removable prosthetics.
- Communicate effective laboratory prescriptions to ensure predictable outcome.
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 State University of NY at Buffalo and was director of the Buffalo Veterans Administration Advanced Prosthodontic Program and Chief of the Dental Service. He is presently Director of Removable Prosthodontics Research, Development, & Education for Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY. Dr. Lauciello is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and has authored 25+ articles including several chapters of textbooks. He is actively involved in dental research and new product development.