Transform your practice through CAD/CAM dentistry
“Digital dentistry” is transitioning from a catchphrase to the status-quo as dental practices incorporate intraoral scanners, in-office milling machines and design software. Over 30 percent of dentists own an intraoral scanner for digital impressioning (DI) and over 25 percent of dentists provide same-day crowns through CAD/CAM Dentistry. The reason for this growth is that CAD/CAM and DI are mutually beneficial for patients and practices. Doctors can create restorations with an improved fit and aesthetic, which means fewer, faster and more comfortable visits for patients.
To realize these results, doctors and their staff must find a partner that has expertise in each step of CAD/CAM and DI workflow. A partner that acts in a doctor’s best interest from the first handshake to the last day before retirement. A partner like Henry Schein.
Make Your Appointments Interactive
Intraoral scanners can drive case acceptance by engaging patients in their treatment. Some scanners display images chair-side to show patients the smile they can achieve.Learn More
Expand Your Treatment Options
The Planmeca CAD/CAM system delivers a seamless experience from acquisition to milling, making it easy to add specialities like implantology to your practice.Learn More
Improve Your Staff's Efficiency
CAD/CAM dentistry can streamline your staff's schedule by reducing both communications with labs and the need to schedule multiple appointments for each patient.Learn More
Fewer appointments means happier patients! The predictability of having a final restoration delivered the same day makes both patient and doctor happy since there aren’t temporary crown surprises after hours.- Sarah Pless, DDSRenaissance Dental Studio | Wilmington, NC
Digital Dentistry's Bottom Line
We’ve made technology the centerpiece of our practice, and it’s been phenomenal. Digital technology has improved the quality of our restorations as well as our level of competency, and ultimately, our bottom line.
The Basics of CAD/CAM Dental Milling
CAD/CAM technology has helped to transform the manner in which restorative treatment can be provided. In particular, the ability to provide patients with single-visit indirect restorations is appreciated by clinicians and patients. Chairside milling produces restorations that are at least as accurate as traditionally fabricated indirect restorations. Chairside milling also allows clinicians to optimize the process flow, reducing chairside time, increasing efficiency, and saving patients additional visits.
How to Choose the Right Intraoral Scanner
Be sure to review the different applications, features, and manufacturers of intraoral scanners, as well as your total cost of ownership and ROI, before selecting a digital impressioning scanner for you and your practice. Henry Schein Dental’s Product Category Manager for Digital Restorations, Tyler Steck, narrows down the top 10 considerations to take into account.
Moving from Analog to Digital Workflows in Dentistry
Digital technology improves dental practices in three important ways. Learn how 3D printing can improve your quality and cost of digital dentistry.