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Course Number:
DT 287
Course Title:
Introduction to CAD/CAM Technology and Dental Implant System
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces CAD/CAM technology and Dental Implant Systems, and provides an overview of the oral care delivery system. Includes new emerging technology, products and procedures. Prerequisites: DT 270 and DT 272. Prerequisites/concurrent: DT 206A and DT 206B. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge to operate CAD/CAM systems in the dental laboratory setting.
  • Compare and contrast a variety of dental implant systems currently utilized in the dental field.
  • Explain procedural techniques for design and fabrication of dental implant restorations.
  • Utilize knowledge of the role of the dental lab technician as it relates to the overall oral health care delivery system.
  • Incorporate new products and techniques that emerge in the field of dental laboratory technology.

Course Activities and Design

  • Lecture
  • Lab Observations
  • Guest Presenters
  • Observe current practice of lab technology through observation at dental laboratories or through presentations of guest presenters.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Weekly Exams
  • Assignments
  • Attendance and class participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

CAD System:
   Description
   System Components
   Preparatory steps
   Model imaging
   Preparation margin correction
   Correction of direction of insertion
   Parameters for caps
   Surface processing
   Selecting the production mode
   Multi-milling
   Preparing for milling
   Milling process
  Terminating the program
   Preparing for sintering
   Transmission confirmation/program end

Miilling Machine (CAM) and Sintering oven:
   General information
   Safety
   Operation
   Configuration
   Calibration
   Starting the milling
   Sintering Technique
   Process and Maintenance

Scanner:
   General information
   Basic Safety
   Technical description
   Design and function
   System Components
   Controls and displays
   Calibration
   Performing 3D acquisition
   Free Scans
   Rotational Scans
   Acquiring impressions

Implant System:
   General information
   System components
   Comparison of cement and screws as retainers for prostheses
   Occlusal schemes for implant restoration
   Abutment types
   Over denture attachments
   Immediate loading of implants
   Multiple implants
   Single implants
   Closed tray technique (single-unit Alternative Impression)
   Metal or Ceramic (Multi-unit Restoration using indirect technique)
   Troubleshooting

The role of the dental lab technician in the dental care delivery system

The work authorization/prescription

New products and processes

Demonstrate proficiency in performing crown and bridge and ceramics specialty laboratory procedures

Efficiency in movement and time managment

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

  • Apply basic knowledge to operate CAD/CAM system in the dental laboratory setting.
  • Compare and contrast a variety of dental implant systems currently utilized in the dental field.
  • Explain procedural techniques for design and fabrication of dental implant restorations.
  • Incorporate new products and techniques that emerge in the field of dental laboratory technology.

  • Apply computer scanning, color shading, milling information necessary for fabricating restorations with CAD/CAM Technology
  • Compare/Contrast new product ingredients, measuring and mixing requirements and cost to value ratios of new emerging products

Communication
Hours: 4

  • Compare and contrast a variety of dental implant systems currently utilized in the dental field.
  • Explain procedural techniques for design and fabrication of dental implant restorations.

  • Interview current lab technicians and inquire as to job importance, time management and personal interaction skills necessary to be successful in the field.
  • Reflect on lab observations and guest presenters and discuss the various benefits or consequences of working in different environments and conditions.