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Digital Technology In Fixed Prosthodontics

Friday, April 12 2024

Digital Technology In Fixed Prosthodontics

Workshop Description:

This session will briefly review the fixed prosthetics treatment options with comparison of conventional and digital workflow, followed by the discussion of the components of digital workflow, including data acquisition, data processing and design, and manufacturing. Examples of digital applications in fixed prosthetics treatment options will be provided.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the fixed prosthetics treatment options with comparison of conventional and digital workflow
  • Introduction of the three main components in digital workflow.
  • Review of digital dental technologies in fixed restorations.


  • Fixed prosthetics treatment options
  • Historical review in CAD/CAM dentistry
  • Data acquisition
  • Data processing and design
  • Additive and subtractive manufacturing
  • Comparison in conventional and digital workflow
  • Clinical examples

Speaker: Dr. Yun-Chu (Judy) Chen, DDS, MS

Dr. Chen received her DDS degree from the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan in 2014. She completed her residency at the National Cheng-Kung University Hospital in Taiwan, and worked in private practice for four years before relocating to the USA. She completed three years of post-doctoral training and earned the certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 2021, where she also obtained her MS degree in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry through attending additional classes and conducting research in comparing the material properties of conventional and CAD/CAM dental materials.

Currently, Dr. Chen is a full-time faculty member at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where she teaches pre-doctoral Prosthodontics and gives lectures in digital dentistry for pre-doctoral students. She also provides dental care for patients in the faculty practice of Columbia University in New York City.