Entry INto Digital Dentistry - Lessons Learned After Five Years


Entry Into Digital Dentistry - Lessons Learned After Five Years
Janice PM Kan, BDSc, Hons DCD Pros FITI FADI FICD
South Perth, Western Australia

Digital dentistry is now commonly used in dental laboratories for CAD/CAM constructions of removable prostheses, fixed crown and bridge prostheses, and implant restorations. With extensive use beyond intraoral impression scanning, such as record keeping, shade and occlusal analysis, treatment planning, diagnostic mock up and in-practice prosthesis construction, many clinicians have considered embarking on the journey of digital dentistry. However, few have committed and been successful in completing the vision of a full digital workflow. This speaker will discuss the key considerations and lessons learned since incorporating chairside digital dentistry into prosthodontic practice five years ago.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of digital versus conventional techniques.
  • Recognize broad uses of chairside digital dentistry in practice.
  • Appreciate the return on investment, considering the ease and cost of chairside digital dentistry. 

Biography: Dr. Janice Kan is a prosthodontist and director of her specialist group practice, Centre for Prosthodontics, Australia. She is a Past President of The Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology, Academy of Dentistry International, International College of Dentists, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer (UWA). Her interests are implant biomechanics and complex dental rehabilitation with publications in Clinical Oral Implants Research and ITI Treatment Guide.