Synopsis: The recent resurgence of digital impressions is revolutionary, but the multitude of choices and options leads to more confusion then conversion. This session addresses common misunderstandings and evaluates evidence regarding accuracy and reliability. This technology increases efficiency and productivity, and will dramatically improve outcomes benefiting both the clinician and the patient. As technology evolves, knowledge of this topic is not only important, but essential.
- Compare and contrast the use of conventional impressions and digital impression
- What is the technology that exists and how does it work
- What is the digital workflow and how does this improve clinical practice
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using technology and where can it be used
- How does this type of technology improve communication with patients and improve case acceptance?
Bio: Dr. Jonathan A. Ng, BMedSc, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros., FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He earned his specialist training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Alberta.
Following completion of a general practice residency, he continued at the University of Alberta Hospital as a staff dentist treating medically compromised patients in a clinical and operating room setting. He also managed a rural practice in Elk Point, Alberta. Dr. Ng is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UBC Department of Dentistry and is also on staff as a clinical Prosthodontist at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver delivering multifaceted prosthodontic care and oral and facial rehabilitation to medically complex patients.
Dr. Ng’s private practice is on West Broadway in Vancouver, Canada. He focuses his private practice on esthetic and functional reconstruction ranging from the single tooth situation to complex prosthodontics. His practice includes the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. He has a passion for the area of digital dentistry such as digital impressions and the digital workflow and has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on these topics. He has published articles on the subject area.
Dr. Ng has been involved in international aid missions with a strong desire to help those in underdeveloped countries. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys photography, playing the guitar and snowboarding.