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Chairside CAD/CAM Dentistry

Preparation and Cementation Procedures

Although direct composite resin procedures yield acceptable results when used correctly, if a large quantity of resin is required, complications may arise. In such cases, an indirect protocol must be followed. Numerous CAD/CAM systems, both laboratory and chairside, are available for practitioner use. In a laboratory system, a traditional impression is made and sent to a dental laboratory, where the restoration is fabricated. A chairside system, however, utilizes a digital impression system, and the restoration can then be milled and cemented in a single visit.

*Director of CAD/CAM, Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Scottsdale, Arizona; private practice, Tarzana, California.


Learning Objectives:

This video describes the clinical procedure involved in the use of a chairside CAD/CAM system. Upon completion of this video, the viewer should:

  • Understand the benefits of working with a chairside CAD/CAM system.
  • Recognize the significance of proper preparation design an digital impression capture on restorative success.


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