Digital Dentistry Resources

Advanced digital technology is changing what is possible in oral health, function, and beauty. Prosthodontists incorporating digital solutions into their practices are finding significantly improved workflow efficiency and ease of collaboration with laboratories. Patients treated with digital solutions are benefitting from the combination of efficient processes, accurate high-strength materials, and beautiful esthetics.

The American College of Prosthodontists is working to ensure that prosthodontists are prepared to lead the emergence of digital dentistry in clinical practice.

Digital DentistrY CURRICULUM


The American College of Prosthodontists has taken the initiative to develop a dental school curriculum for digital dentistry. The curriculum and resources were developed around competencies, well-defined learning objectives, and an assessment plan with measurable outcomes.

This pioneering educational resource is available at no charge to dental schools worldwide.

Would you like to request access to the Digital Dentistry Curriculum for use in your dental school? Visit the Curriculum Access page.

This infographic provides a visual representation of the scope of the curriculum and its significance, including the graduating dentists and specialists who will have access to this transformational education in advanced dental technology.


Fundamentals of CAD/CAM dentistry

Available for Apple Books and Amazon Kindle, Fundamentals of CAD/CAM Dentistry provides learning objectives, supporting materials, reading lists, and more than 300 images to advance education in the art and science of digital dentistry.

With support from the ACP Education Foundation, this e-book is being offered at a special low price of $9.99 for students, educators, and practitioners.

Fundamentals of CAD/CAM Dentistry can be used as a supplemental learning tool with the ACP's Digital Dentistry Curriculum -- or as an independent study resource for any prosthodontist who would like to learn about digital materials, technology, workflows, and more.


Defining Digital Dentistry: A Survey of Recent Literature

This compilation is a representative sampling of this literature in published abstract form with links to the publishing journal. With the generous support of the respective editors, these abstracts cover an intentionally broad range of topics that include investigations of intraoral and extraoral scanning accuracy, CBCT technology, the CAD/CAM milling of restorations, guided implant surgery, complete denture methodologies, removable partial denture techniques, and applications to maxillofacial prosthetics.

While not intended to be complete, this collection offers the opportunity to view the spectrum of digital technologies that are currently influencing prosthodontics.



The profession of dentistry continuously demonstrates innovation and improvement on many fronts. Recent advances in dentistry have involved the adoption of digital technologies in all forms to improve the quality of care, and patient experiences.

As the techniques and advantages mounted, the most recent decade of activity by early adopters fueled innovation. Ongoing efforts are directed toward integrating these technologies synergistically to create improved therapeutic environments. Digital technology is driving remarkable change in the practice of prosthodontics.

glossary_coverGlossary of digital dental terms (first edition)

This glossary, published as a supplement to the Journal of Prosthodontics, is intended to provide a convenient reference for the many devices, file formats, and concepts involved in the use of digital technology in dentistry. It is presented as an alphabetical list of terms of words found in or relating to digital dentistry, offering either an explanation or definition. Key acronyms and abbreviations are included as well.

As the first written guidance establishing common terminology in digital dentistry, the terms presented herein will be found applicable to any user of advanced digital dental technology and can serve as a basis for communication among practitioners and dental laboratories.

ACP-DDS-2023-Banner-v3digital dentistry symposium

The ACP's annual Digital Dentistry Symposium is intended for dental professionals who are interested in state-of-the-art digital solutions for the treatment of restorative patients. Attendees learn best practices and see actual clinical workflows for digital treatments ranging from individual tooth restoration to complex rehabilitation.

Held annually, this symposium is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who are new to the use of digital systems as well as those looking to deepen their expertise in the area.

Registration for the 2023 Digital Dentistry Symposium held in-person Aug. 18-19 in Nashville is now open!