Articles, CAD/CAM

Five Tips to Find a “Slam-Dunk” CAD/CAM Case

Dr. Marya Polan, PDS®-supported owner dentist, authored the article “Five Tips to Find a “Slam-Dunk” CAD/CAM Case” that was recently published by The NEW DENTIST magazine.

In her article, Dr. Polan reviewed 5 fundamental tips that can help dentists select the best cases when first using CAD/CAM technology. She explains that case selection plays a key role in the success of new dentists or dentists transitioning to CAD/CAM technology. She says, “Choosing “slam dunk” cases can help dentists build confidence with CAD/CAM dentistry.”

Here are the 5 tips Dr. Polan reviews in the article:

  1. Begin with Posterior Teeth
  2. Start with a Courtesy Case
  3. Focus on Continuing Cate Patients
  4. Embrace Root Canal Treated Teeth
  5. Leave Occlusal Clearance Challenges to Advanced Users

These are tips Dr. Polan has learned from experience and is happy to share with new dentists or those starting off with CAD/CAM. She believes the more these skills are practiced, the more experience and confidence dentists will build.

To read the full article, click here.

Marya Polan, DDS

Dr. Marya Polan

About Dr. Marya Polan

Dr. Polan is an owner dentist supported by Pacific Dental Services® in Northern California. She graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Polan has written several articles related to CAD/CAM dentistry; to see more of her work, click here.

About Pacific Dental Services

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