Digital impressions


Dr Daniel Edelhoff

Digital Impressioning and Digital Workflow – Update 2014
Thursday February 6th


Daniel Edelhoff

Daniel gained his Certified Dental Technician degree from the Dental technician school in Dusseldorf, Germany. He graduated from Dental School in 1991 and earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Aachen, Germany in 1994. He served as Visiting Professor at the Dental Clinical Research Center of the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon from 1999 to 2001.

He was awarded his Ph.D. in June 2003 at the University of Aachen and is currently Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He received an international research grant of the German Scientific Society (DFG) from 1999 to 2001 and is the author of numerous national and international clinical and research articles as well as scientific statements.

Lecture Summary:

Digital technologies have dramatically changed the face of dentistry in the last years. Treatment can include new digital diagnostic tools like 3D-facescanner, bite registration, cone beam and digital impressions. Dentists are nowadays capable of generating more efficiently a large amount of information for treatment planning, quality control and for the lab technician. This information can facilitate improved restorative treatment, since it enables virtual try-ins, provides a better base for material selection, implant-positioning, and finally they are the key for a complete digital workflow.

However due to the vast variety of intraoral scanners it is becoming impossible to keep pace with all the different types of technical approaches and the handling of this new technology in general practice. The lecture will provide an overview over the newest developments in digital impressioning, 3D-facescanner, and digital bite registration. Finally innovative treatment concepts integrating CAD/CAM-technology as an important component for rehabilitation will be introduced and recommendation for the integration into the general practice will be given.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Improve knowledge about intraoral scanners, and the integration of cone beam as well as extraoral scanner into diagnostics and as upcoming treatment concepts.
  • Discover the esthetic/functional potential and limitations of recently introduced restorative materials.
  • Identify the key-elements of team communication to create predictable results in complex cases.
  • Understand material selection criteria for adequate use of CAD/CAM-fabricated bonded long-term provisional restorations and digital veneering options.
  • Learn more about the integration of new technologies for implant supra-structures with exchangeable CAD/CAM-fabricated occlusal veneering materials.

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