Digital equipment in all dental practices is commonplace. From digital imaging through electronic recordkeeping, general dentists and specialists are seeing more accurate diagnoses, faster treatment times, and lower costs for equipment.
Here in one volume is a comprehensive look at the digital technology available, describing indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, limitations, and applications in the various dental fields. Included are digital imaging, digital impressions, digital operative dentistry, digital prosthodontics, digital implant fabrication and placement, and digital applications in endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. The book is ideal for dental students seeking a reference for digital dental technology and for seasoned practitioners and specialists interested in incorporating digital technology in their daily practice.
Table of Contents
1 Digital Imaging 1
Jeffery B. Price and Marcel E. Noujeim
2 Digital Impressions 27
Gary D. Hack, Ira T. Bloom, and Sebastian B. M. Patzelt
3 Direct DigitalManufacturing 41
Gerald T. Grant
4 Digital Application in Operative Dentistry 57
Dennis J. Fasbinder and Gisele F. Neiva
5 Digital Fixed Prosthodontics 75
6 CAD/CAM Removable Prosthodontics 107
Nadim Z. Baba, Charles J. Goodacre, and Mathew Kattadiyil
7 Digital Implant Surgery 139
Hans-Peter Weber, Jacinto Cano, and Francesca Bonino
8 Digital Design and Manufacture of Implant Abutments 167
Radi Masri, Joanna Kempler, and Carl F. Driscoll
9 Digital Applications in Endodontics 177
Ashraf F. Fouad
10 From Traditional to Contemporary: Imaging Techniques for Orthodontic Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment 193
Georgios Kanavakis and Carroll Ann Trotman
11 Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 207
Jason Jamali, Antonia Kolokythas, and Michael Miloro
12 The Virtual Patient 231
Alexandra Patzelt and Sebastian B. M. Patzelt
Radi Masri, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., is tenured associate professor, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, and associate professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Carl F. Driscoll, D.M.D., is tenured professor and director, Prosthodontic Residency, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore.