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The Art of
Technology &
Microprecision Dentistry

OCT 20-22, 2017

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David Guichet, DDS

Dr. David Guichet is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a graduate of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Implant Dentistry Residency at UCLA School of Dentistry. He completed a Graduate Prosthodontics Residency at the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles and a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Long Beach and received a DDS degree from UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Member of the Academy of Osseointegration and a member of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontists. Dr. Guichet maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics, implant dentistry and esthetic rehabilitative dentistry in the city of Orange, California. He previously conducted research and was a faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. He frequently lectures on the subject of implant dentistry and esthetic rehabilitative dentistry.

Newport beach, CA

Lecture details:

Digitally Enhanced Prosthodontic Rehabilitation

Traditional methods of designing and creating restorations have been replaced by digital processes and are forever changed. Multiple technologies have contributed to this trend. In addition to CBCT imaging, Intra-oral & laboratory scanning, newer open software platforms for digital guide & restoration design allow for local CADCAM production. Also cost effective milling and printing capabilities have accelerated this trend. Simultaneously, restorative materials have been introduced that have improved strength and esthetic qualities. Integration of these capabilities create opportunities for enhanced restorative performance, decreased costs, and improved practice efficiency. This presentation will focus on elements of the digital workflow including, digital treatment planning using multiple datasets, linked digital workflows, guided implant surgery. Also CAD/CAM abutment and restorative design will be presented in the context of new possibilities for efficient and predictable esthetic restorative outcomes.


  1. Become familiar with digital treatment protocols in contrast to traditional workflows
  2. Be aware of the uses and current limitations of digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production
  3. Understand the trends in esthetic implant restorative material selection and design options
  4. Become familiar with digital technologies that enhance treatment outcomes and understand the difference of open and closed systems and "best in breed"

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