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Improve Case Acceptance with Smile Design

Jimmy Fincher, CDT

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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  • Technicians have the restorative materials to match patients’ expectations, but it can be difficult to meet the timeframe demanded by both the patient and dentist
  • Digital dentistry provides improved visualization and consistent quality and accuracy, freeing technicians to perform higher end work
  • Case presentation showcasing new smile design software

Patients today expect faster case turnaround, and technicians are challenged to produce smile designs in one day that are comparable with those on which considerable time has been spent. By embracing digital technology, same-day and next-day digital dentistry smile design can become routine, and will increase the ability to meet both patient and dentist’s expectations.

Planmeca introduces new Planmeca Romexis® Smile Design. The software allows dentists to design a patient’s smile in a matter of minutes. The software does not require any additional equipment or software to function – the design is easily done using 2D smile photos and intelligent tooth silhouettes.

About the Author

Jimmy Fincher, CDT, began his dental laboratory career in 1990. During his 6-year term in the Air Force Dental Laboratory Program, he attained an extensive knowledge in both the fixed and removable areas. His areas of expertise include but are not limited to digital dentistry, ceramics, implants, anterior tooth arrangement, occlusion, and composites. Currently Jimmy owns his own laboratory, Cosmetic Advantage, Inc., lectures for Planmeca University, and enjoys helping others embrace digital dentistry.

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