Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care
Training Program Implemented to Empower the Faculty and Student’s Learning the Current CAD/CAM Technology
Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, USA
Angela M. Debartolo, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), New York, USA. E-mail: ADB2005@nyu.edu
Angela M. Debartolo., et al.Training Program Implemented to Empower the Faculty and Student’s Learning the Current CAD/CAM Technology. (2015) J Dent & Oral Care 1(3): 1-3.
© 2015 Angela M. Debartolo. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsCAD/CAM Technology; Digital impression, Design modification and Milling of the restoration.
The purpose of this educational program was to instruct faculty doctors on the new software to be competent in order to guide the student dentists in taking digital impressions and design restorations using CAD/CAM technology. At New York University College of Dentistry doctor(NYUCD) we have been using CEREC® CAD/CAM technology for more than two and half decades. For the use of the new Blue Light LED CAD/CAM faculty training was necessary. Therefore a new educational program was implemented where each faculty doctor was required to prepare and design an inlay, an onlay and a crown utilizing the two different modes of Biogeneric Individual mode and Biogeneric Copy mode. A well trained faculty doctor was able to finish the above requirement in two days of sessions and therefore certified to utilize the system in their respective group practice. The uncertified faculty doctors were required to do five indirect cases with their students under the supervision of the quality control faculty doctor. The student dentists were required to prepare a tooth under the supervision of their faculty doctor. In addition, the student dentist had to take and pour up both an upper and lower impressions under the guidance of the quality control faculty doctor. The student dentist also performed all required steps such as digital impression, design, modification, and milling of the restoration.