Challenging Students with CAD/CAM Technology: Going Beyond the Comfort Zone of Senior Students

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602 February 5, 2013 Presentation
New York University College of Dentistry


Teaching student doctors innovative CAD/CAM technology allows the student to develop critical thinking skills that integrate the clinical restorative procedures with the precision of graphic design via computer. A way to master this technological advancement is to give student doctors an opportunity to challenge themselves by doing multiple procedures in a single visit. Through self-assessment criteria the student can overcome challenges that may have existed before and take away a positive learning experience that can be applied in practice.

*Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition


  1. To integrate the development of critical thinking in addition to challenges of innovative dentistry for the senior student.

  2. For the student to appreciate the significance of doing a multi-step procedure in one visit.

  3. To give the student criteria for self-assessment and gaining confidence in clinical practice.


  • CAD/CAM, Multiple Restorations, Student-Faculty Relationship, Innovative Technology, eHealth


  • Dental
    • Critical Thinking
    • Esthetic Dentistry
    • Operative Dentistry


  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Patient Care

Instructional Methods

  • Lecture

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Dentist
  • Professional & Faculty Development
  • Professional School
    • Allied Dental Student
    • Dental Student

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