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One Million CEREC’s: Achieved!

Pacific Dental Services-Supported Dentists Lead Digital Dentistry with More Than One Million In-Office CEREC CAD/CAM Indirect Restorations Completed

Stephen Thorne and Dr. Charles Rodgers at CEREC 30

Stephen Thorne and Dr. Charles Rodgers at CEREC 30


IRVINE, CA – October 6, 2015 – Leading the way in digital dentistry, Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®)- supported dentists have reached a major milestone and have completed more than one million CEREC® Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) indirect restorations in their offices.

Enabling dentists to produce indirect restorations in-office and reducing the need to send a dental impression to a laboratory for milling, the CEREC CAD/CAM system allows dentists to provide their patients with restorations in a single appointment. With the use of modern CAD/CAM dentistry, patients no longer have to schedule multiple trips to the dentist in order to have a restoration done and can enjoy the convenience of same-day dentistry.

“PDS-supported dentists have always been at the forefront of the migration to modern dentistry and with this unprecedented achievement of completing one million in-office restorations, they are now leading the transition,” said Stephen Thorne, founder, president and CEO of Pacific Dental Services.  “The CAD/CAM dental technology allows clinicians to have the ability to produce restorations in a single visit, delivering on the supported dentists’ drive for clinical excellence and providing the highest level of patient care.”

“PDS-supported dentists have demonstrated world-class ability to perform single-visit restorations and complete restorative procedures with precision, quality, and efficiency,” said Michael Augins, president of Sirona Dental, Inc. and executive vice president of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. “Sirona is delighted to share this remarkable achievement of one million in-office restorations with PDS and help provide an unparalleled standard of patient care, while minimizing the patients’ time in the chair and increasing the dentists’ bottom line.”

Check out these interesting facts about CEREC:

  • CEREC CAD/CAM stands for Computer-Aided Design / Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • Typical types of crown material include solid porcelain, Zirconia, porcelain fused to metal and gold
  • CEREC CAD/CAM technology makes crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays, veneers, bridges and custom abutments
  • There are over 450 PDS-supported offices nationwide that offer CEREC CAD/CAM technology
  • PDS-supported dentists perform over 150,000 CEREC CAD/CAM crowns per year
  • For every CEREC CAM/CAM performed in a PDS-supported office, money is donated to charity: water.

Thank you to all clinicians supported by PDS for their commitment to serving patients with modern dentistry!

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About Carol Thornton

Carol Thornton serves as the Public Relations Manager for Pacific Dental Services® and The Smile Generation®.