Effective Lab Communication with DIgital Workflows


Effective Lab Communication with Digital Workflows
Justin John McElroy, BS
Sarasota, FL

There is so much great digital technology available in the dental lab and dental offices. Are we using this technology to its full potential? In this presentation you will learn what is being done with digital technology and how to best use it to communicate with patients and technicians. It will cover treatment planning and 3D diagnostics, as well as scanning and final results of clinically documented cases. At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize why photography is important in 3D planning.
  • Cite proper records when taking a digital impression.
  • Maintain organization using file sharing systems to ensure each case is planned and executed properly.

Biography: Justin is currently living in Sarasota and is the VP of Business Development for Midwest Dental Arts. In 2016 he completed the DSD Residency at NYU and has been an active contributor to the DSD concepts and an early adopter and beta tester for the Digital Smile Design App founded by Dr. Christian Coachman and Ralph George. In 2018, Justin and Dr. Miguel Ortiz (Boston) travelled the U.S. teaching dental photography and digital workflows. Justin and the team at Midwest Dental Arts have been pioneers in developing digital workflows using IO scanners and advanced design software including the DSD App and Exocad. Currently, Mr. McElroy has implemented several techniques in full mouth reconstructions including "dual PMMA protocols and stage 1&2 digital was ups."