Digital Workflow for Full-Arch Implant Dentistry 2.0
Wael Att, DDS, Dr Med Dent, PhD
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
The progressive shift toward implementing digitally driven technology in reconstructive dentistry is obvious. Compared to conventional methods, the ultimate goal of digital technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental patient. It is still questionable, however, whether such digital tools facilitate improved accuracy in data acquisition and assessment, superior efficacy in treatment planning, and more controlled and faster manufacturing process. This presentation will provide an overview about disruptive technologies in implant rehabilitation and discuss different possibilities and advantages when using innovative digital workflows. Focus will be given to new workflows facilitating synergy between surgical, functional, and esthetic components in full-arch cases.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize the different components in the digital workflow.
- Apply the most appropriate approach for immediate loading.
- Express the advantages and limits of the digital workflow.
Biography: Dr. Att is a professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is also a professor of prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Att is board-certified prosthodontist from the German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro), is an active member and has held leadership positions in multiple professional organizations.