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Lectures

 

Prof. Dr. Bernd Wöstmann

Innovations of digital impressioning                

Friday, September 20st, 2013
14:20-14:45
Prof. Dr. Bernd Wöstmann

ABSTRACT

Intraoral scanning is the most interesting actual development in modern prosthodontics. It is the decisive step that makes it possible to circumvent the error prone traditional way of impression taking and model casting. Up to now nearly all CAD/CAM based milling and manufacturing processes are based on the scanning of traditional gypsum casts.
Though dentistry in the future will be clearly digital (think of traditional and digital photography and the rapid change in this field) at the moment intraoral scanning has still pros and cons. Based on sound foundation of data available clinically relevant aspects will be shown that influence every days clinical work. Today the different systems offer different options for the integration of digital impressions into the CAD/CAM workflow and due to their design are more or less convenient for the patients. This will be outlined with a special regard to the specific requirements for intraoral scanning including the necessary tissue management. Finally the strength and weaknesses of the process of intraoral scanning as well the different systems available will be summarized.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1961
1980-1985: undergraduate education of dental medicine at the Westphalien Wilhelms-University, Münster Germany
1986-1995: assistant doctor at the department of Prosthodontics of the Westphalien Wilhelms-University, Münster Germany
1995-1998: Assistant Professor at the Justus-Liebig University Gießen
1998: Professor
2002: Lifetime professorship for Clinical Materials Sciences and Gerodontology
1998–2008: Vice-chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2008–2010: Acting chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2009: Offer of the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Witten University, Germany, declined
Since 2010: Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Clinic, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2011: Offer of the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Gerodontology at the Charité / Berlin, Germany, declined
2001-2012: Member of the Board of the European College of Gerodontology
2008-2009: President European College of Gerodontology
Since 2002: 2. Vice-President of the Head Association of German Geriatric Scientific Societies
Since 2012: Associate Member of the Board of the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro); Editorial Board Member of several journals
Main areas of interest:
Dental biomaterials, clinical aspects of material science; impression taking in dentistry; implantology and gerodontology, long term follow-up studies of the behavior of dental restorations

 
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