Image is everything: Restorative Dentistry from an entirely new perspective
Eugene L Antenucci
Bay Dental Health, USA
: Dent Health Curr Res
Dramatic advancements in technology and the applications of technologies are occurring at such a rapid pace that it is difficult for dental practitioners to manage the changes comprehensively and incorporate the technologies. There are two core technologies today which are driving all aspects of prosthetic restorative and implant dentistry. These technologies are 3D Cone Beam Imaging and Cad Cam digital impressioning technologies. Select cases will be presented to illustrate how two core dental technologies have become an integral part of dental practice and provide practical guidance to practitioners in their use in prosthetic restorative and implant dentistry from a clinically based perspective. Integral to the technologies are a sound understanding of ceramic materials such as eMax Lithium Disilicate and the use of digital impressioning and in-office fabrication techniques in creating restorations. 3D Cone Beam Imaging and digital scanning impressioning technologies are integrated clinically in the field of implant dentistry to digitally guide implant placement and to plan, produce and deliver implant restorations economically with greater levels of precision and patient comfort. The goal of utilizing and implementing digital impressioning and 3D imaging technologies is by improving patient care as well as the efficiency at bottom line of the practice.
Eugene L Antenucci is an expert in the clinical integration and utilization of advanced dental technologies has helped numerous dentists understand how to utilize and fully integrate advanced technologies into daily clinical dental practice. He maintains a full-time restorative, implant and cosmetic private practice in Bay Shore N.Y., USA. He has served numerous Academic Appointments most recently as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry Teaching Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has served in numerous leadership roles with the Academy of General Dentistry. His years of experience with Cad Cam and Cone Beam Imaging, along with his implant teaching experience and years of training dentists in seminars and workshops have assisted other dentists in achieving the highest levels of practical understanding regarding advanced technologies with concrete and usable information on the application of technologies such as digital impressioning and CAD-CAM and 3D cone-beam imaging.