Dr. Van Ramos – Seattle, WA

You would think that 3-year graduate prosthodontic residency programs would be on the cutting edge of digital technology.

Residents can learn digital workflows that are designed to simplify treatment and produce more consistent indirect restorations. However, each of the 49 graduate program directors has the autonomy to decide how cutting edge he/she wants to be relative to the type and amount of digital dentistry that the program will employ, providing that CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) requirements are satisfied.  This presentation will discuss the amalgamation of digital and analog dentistry at the University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontic Residency Program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The clinician will learn the scope of digital dentistry required by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  2. This presentation will teach the clinician the limitations of digital workflows for the management of occlusion on complex cases.
  3. This clinician will learn diagnostic criteria to simplify the treatment planning and sequencing of complex rehabilitations.

Bio: Dr. Ramos is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Washington.  He recently retired after 30 years of active duty service from the United States Army Dental Corps where he was the Prosthodontic Residency Program Director and the Prosthodontic Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army.  Dr. Ramos received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1985 and his certificate in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1994.  He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists.  Dr. Ramos lectures nationally and internationally on esthetics and implant dentistry.