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Prof. Dr. Ariel J. Raigrodski

The current state of CAD/CAM restorations

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Session 2: 11:50-12:15
Prof. Dr. Ariel J. Raigrodski


The advent of CAD/CAM technology ushered in a new era expediting restorative patient care in terms of function, esthetics, and longevity. Currently, CAD/CAM technology enables the use of materials, such as zirconia and titanium, which we otherwise could not have used for dental applications. Moreover, the use of CAD/CAM technology provides the unique opportunity to process materials at a high quality with a variety of metal alloys, ceramics, and polymer-based materials for both definitive and provisional restorations while demonstrating higher efficiency and effectiveness.
This presentation will address the challenges and opportunities dental technicians and clinicians encounter while using CAD/CAM technology to fabricate a wide array of restorations such as veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns, fixed dental prostheses (FDPs), custom implant abutments, implant bars and infrastructures, and screw-retained removable and fixed implant- supported prostheses. In addition, it will discuss how CAD/CAM technology supports the fabrication of monolithic restorations for facilitating the fabrication of tooth-colored restorations in non-esthetic areas and the fabrication of bi-layered restorations with custom-designed infrastructures that may be veneered in either a conventional or digital manner to enable desired functional and esthetic outcomes.


Dr. Raigrodski is a Professor and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is a member of the editorial review boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Prosthodontics, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and the American Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Raigrodski is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Israel. He received his certificate in Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he also completed a fellowship in implants and esthetics, and an MS degree. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, A fellow of the International College of Dentists, and a member of many professional organizations. An author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters, Dr. Raigrodskiís research is mainly clinical and focuses in all-ceramics, implants, and CAD/CAM technology. He lectures both nationally and internationally, and holds a private practice in Kenmore, WA.

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