Combining CAD/CAM Technology with Traditional Hands-on Characterization

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599 January 31, 2013 Presentation
New York University College of Dentistry


As CAD/CAM technology improves, more tasks are delegated to computers and less input is needed from the dentist. While this increases the efficiency in dental practices, dental students may miss mastering basic lab steps in the fabrication of crowns, inlays, and onlays. This presentation describes a course that was created to combine CAD/CAM technology with traditional hands-on characterization to prevent knowledge gaps in dental education.

*Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition


  1. To teach students the use of CAD/CAM.
  2. To show how to use porcelain blocks in milling and characterization of the restoration.


  • CAD/CAM, Ceramics, Ceramic Blocks, Staining, Glazing, Chairside Staining and Glazing, Esthetics, Aesthetics, Characterization

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