Dr. Rick Ferguson
Update on Dental 3d Printing- Connecting the Dots
Digital Dentistry and 3D printing has changed dentistry forever. By leveraging technology dentists are now able to provide treatment more efficiently and profitably. This presentation will outline the use of digital data acquisition, planning, design and fabrication of dental prosthesis using additive manufacturing. The paradigm shift of bringing fabrication back into the clinical practice will allow any practice no matter the size to take advantage of technology to benefit patients. The use of connected ecosystems will allow dentists to access quality design services anywhere in the world. Geography is no longer an obstacle to providing high quality dentistry in a timely manner. All that is left is for dentists to connect the dots.
– Identify which aspects of your clinic can benefit through digitilization
– Identify which data acquisition systems are necessary depending on the procedure or desired appliance to be fabricated
– What to look for in technology?
– Is your practice ready for additive manufacturing?
– Efficiency vs cost
– How to get started or expand your current lineup of digitally assisted services
Dr. Rick Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 26 years and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography and surgical guides, Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in bringing low cost 3D printing technology to dentistry and developing digital workflows for implant placement, restorative dentistry and clear aligner orthodontic therapy. Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in developing and implementing implant training programs and hands on bone grafting courses including a Live Surgery Continuum at his Alma Mater the University of Florida and also at LSU which have been attended by thousands of dentists. He maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants and implant repair.
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