As a family dental practice, it is somewhat challenging for all three of us to be away from the office at the same time. However, there are a few “do not miss” conferences throughout the year that we make it a priority to attend. There’s no better way to get the hands-on, state-of-the-art continuing education that makes us the best that we can be for our patients.
One of the standouts this year was the AACD 2014, the 30th anniversary scientific session of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) which took place in Orlando. More than 1,700 dental professionals experienced live dentistry, workshops and lectures – all of us coming away with new knowledge to bring back to our practices.
We were delighted to hear from many of the dental world’s “rock stars” – industry leaders who shared the latest in digital technology, dedicated computers and scanning procedures. One such “guru” is Lee Culp, CDT the Chief Technology Officer, CTO for DTI-Dental Technologies Inc., and Director of the Institute for Oral Art and Design. He is also a consultant and teaches advanced digital courses at D4D Technologies. Lee is a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents for his ideas and products. He writes many articles per year, and his writing, photography, and teaching style have brought him international recognition, as one of today’s most exciting lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialties digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics. We learned a tremendous amount from him.
While it may not sound as exciting to you as it is to us, take a moment and imagine a new dental experience – one that means no more gooey impressions, for example. Instead. high tech mini cameras collect images of your teeth and upload them to a computer for 3-D digital imagery giving us a true picture of what is happening in your mouth. This advanced technology means increased accuracy and speed – providing you with better, more beautiful results than ever.
Secondly, say goodbye to metal. Now it is all about enamel. Enamel that gives you a youthful, natural look – after all, shouldn’t your outward appearance match your active lifestyle and the way that you feel inside?
Those are just two examples of what new dental technology will mean to you. There are more developments every day, and we are committed to being on the forefront, purchasing and implemented state-of-the-art technology and training our staff on all the newest procedures. We know that you will be a happier dental patient – enjoying speedier, more accurate, more esthetically pleasing results.
So sit back in our dental chair, relax and smile!