The digital world has taken over many facets of our lives.
In the area of photography, digital has just about totally replaced analog. This is true in our in our personal lives as well as our dental lives. Many other parts of our every day practices have been either totally replaced or partially replaced with new digital work flows that help us more efficiently treat our patients. However, there is still a place for our analog techniques that can still be an adjunct to better visualize patient outcomes alongside the digital techniques. This lecture will explore the synergy of digital and analog techniques to help us attain consistent patient outcomes.
- The use of various digital technologies
- Combining digital and analog techniques
- Surgical-prosthetic interrelationships
- Communicating the above to the surgeon and dental technician in order to develop proper occlusal schemes for the definitive prosthesis.
Bio: Keith M. Phillips received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. from the University of Washington and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics as well as a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. After completion of his postdoctoral training Dr. Phillips became Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as well as Chief of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Phillips returned to the University of Washington to become the Director of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics from 1996 to 2004 and was Associate Director from 2004 to 2009. He is currently an affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, The University of Southern California, and The University of Pennsylvania. He has written several peer reviewed papers and book chapters, is a reviewer for numerous journals and is a past Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington with major areas of focus on periodontal prosthodontics, Implant surgery, and implant assisted oral reconstruction.