17 Sep 2021
CDE – Digitally Integrated Dentistry with live demonstration & hands-on
A CDE program on Digitally Integrated Dentistry with live demonstration & hands-on program on making Digital Impressions using Intra Oral Scanners was conducted by the Department of Prosthodontics on 17th September 2021, as a part of the faculty sensitization programme and value added programme for the postgraduates of prosthodontics ,conservative & orthodontics department.
The programme was divided into 3 parts-
The first session included a detailed lecture on “Digitally Integrated Technology” which was attended by more than 200 delegates.
The programme was moderated by Dr Srilakshmi J followed by introduction of the guest speaker Dr Shivashankar by Dr Maria . The program was graced by our Respected Dean, Dr Edwin Devadoss, beloved Principal Dr Rajkumar S Alle, and our beloved HOD Dr Shwetha Poovani, all the Heads and Faculties of all the Departments, Undergraduate & Post graduate students.
The esteemed speaker for the programme was Dr Shivashankar, MDS Professor and CAD CAM trainer in Department of Digital Dentistry at Bapuji Dental College & Hospital. Vote of thanks was rendered by Dr Prajna Shetty.
The lecture highlighted mainly the digital developments & application of digital technology in various specialities of dentistry. Each area of digital dentistry has advantages & simplifies the work of the dentist, the technician & and better understanding of treatment plan for the patient. Yet some of the advantages may be diminished by the increased cost & technique sensitivity. The speaker even highlighted with his extensive knowledge & hands-on experience in various international laboratories about understanding the future of dental technology in other industries and how the technology can be integrated into dentistry & stressed upon how our faculty should become a part of these advances in the early majority.
It was an informative & interactive session an exuberant exchange of Knowledge between the participants and the speaker along with live demo & hands -on.
The second session started with the live demonstration on patient where the intra oral scanner & the software was explained . In detail the live scanning was shown on single unit tooth preparation / quadrant & full arch for long span prosthesis was demonstrated. Virtual occlusal relation recording was performed and software aided designing was demonstrated with respect to Cast Partial Denture, Implant prosthesis & digitalized smile dentures were demonstrated on models.
The third session involved hands-on experience of using intra oral scanner by various speciality staff & post graduates which included scanning of tooth preparation models for single & multi unit prosthesis for prosthodontic & endodontic purpose. Full arch scanning with digital placement of orthodontic brackets and specialized scanning & designing for implant prosthesis using scan body refinement of digital impressions were performed.
The faculties & the post graduates were sensitized to the digital impression making. The advantages & disadvantages of analogue technique and digital technique was discussed with the mentor of the program. The post graduates also discussed their thesis & cases regarding the digital technology implementation & gained insight into the advanced technology.