Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1 pm - 4 pm
3 Clinical Hours
Course Fee: Dentists: $68, Other: $28
AGD Codes: 615
Speaker: Dr. Steven Gold
Course Title: Become Digitally Indispensable: CAD/CAM for Dental Assistants
CAD/CAM technology continues to revolutionize the art of restorative dentistry. Fabricating high quality indirect restorations, in-office, in a single visit, has tremendous appeal to both patients and the dental team. CAD/CAM dentistry allows dental assistants to be directly involved in the delivery of final restorations in ways never before possible. This course will provide an evidence-based overview of the current state of CAD/CAM dentistry as well as specific clinical skills the dental assistant can contribute to the process. Becoming “digitally indispensable” can be an extremely rewarding addition to any dental assistant’s career!
- Discuss the current state of CAD/CAM dental technology as supported by scientific evidence
- Identify the steps in fabricating a single-tooth CAD/CAM restoration from start to finish.
- Learn basic skills required to obtain the digital scans and design a CAD/CAM restoration.
- Identify steps in preparing a milled CAD/CAM restoration for cementation.
- Learn the dental assistant’s role in the cementation of CAD/CAM fabricated restorations.
Dr. Steven Gold has over 28 years experience as a general dentist. After 16 years of full-time private practice in Southern California, he transitioned to academics and currently serves as assistant professor and Coordinator of Digital Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. His academic career has involved teaching restorative dentistry in the clinical and pre-clinical settings and conducting research in the areas of CAD/CAM and all-ceramic restorations. His original research in these areas has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic of CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Gold received his dental training from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and holds fellowships in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a member of OKU and has been active in organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels.