As the price of dental laboratory work has become a major factor in treatment planning and therapy, automation could enable more competitive production in high-wage areas like Western Europe and the USA. Advances in computer technology now enable cost-effective production of individual pieces. Dental restorations produced with computer assistance have become more common in recent years. Most dental companies have access to CAD/CAM procedures, either in the dental practice CAD/CAM generated dental restorations include: the access to new, almost defect-free, industrially prefabricated and controlled materials; an increase in quality and reproducibility and also data storage commensurate with a standardised chain of production.
- Track 1-1 CAD/CAM and Intraoral Imaging
- Track 2-2 Implant Dentistry
- Track 3-3 Dental Lasers
- Track 4-4 Caries Diagnosis
- Track 5-5 Digital Radiography