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Technicians' Programme - Friday 3 May

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0800
Registration in Foyer
Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Technicians' Morning Programme
Moderator: Mr John Wibberley - ADI Technician Representative
0915
The role of the technician in the modern interdisciplinary aesthetic implant dentistry
Treatment planning and communication tools

As modern dental technicians we need to keep abreast of the latest developments in dentistry and incorporate new techniques and materials into our armamentarium on an ongoing basis. Moreover, it is essential that technicians participate proactively in the treatment planning process in order to ensure the best possible result for the benefit of the patient.

Consequently, consistent interaction with the other members of the dental team is required. In addition, a basic understanding of clinical procedures, above all Periodontal issues, and the development of target-oriented communication protocols are essential prerequisites for a smooth workflow and the provision of high-quality service.

Dentists should be aware that crucial treatment steps such as the diagnostic wax-up, mock-up, surgical stents, shade selection, material selection, abutment design, and the fabrication of temporary restorations, etc. can be greatly improved by taking into account the technician’s perspective. As dental technicians, we need to prepare ourselves for the challenges of our new role in the future: that of an active member of the restorative team.

Learning Objectives

  • the role of the modern technician in the interdisciplinary dentistry 
  • prosthetic soft tissue manipulation
  • photo protocol for color communication
  • digital tools for esthetic analysis and team communication
Dr Christian Coachman DDS CDT - Brazil
Dr Christian Coachman

Dr Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002.  He is a member of the Brazilian Academy and Society of Esthetic Dentistry. Moreover, Dr Coachman attended the Ceramic Specialization Program instructed by Dr Dario Adolfi at the Ceramoart Training Centre, where he also became an instructor. In 2004, Dr Coachman was invited by Dr Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over four years. He has been working with many leading dentists around the world such as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel) and Calamita (Brazil). Dr Coachman currently works as a consultant for dental offices and companies developing products and implementing concepts and has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics and implants.

1045
Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
1115
The role of the technician in the modern interdisciplinary aesthetic implant dentistry
Treatment planning and communication tools - CONTINUED

As modern dental technicians we need to keep abreast of the latest developments in dentistry and incorporate new techniques and materials into our armamentarium on an ongoing basis. Moreover, it is essential that technicians participate proactively in the treatment planning process in order to ensure the best possible result for the benefit of the patient.

Consequently, consistent interaction with the other members of the dental team is required. In addition, a basic understanding of clinical procedures, above all Periodontal issues, and the development of target-oriented communication protocols are essential prerequisites for a smooth workflow and the provision of high-quality service.

Dentists should be aware that crucial treatment steps such as the diagnostic wax-up, mock-up, surgical stents, shade selection, material selection, abutment design, and the fabrication of temporary restorations, etc. can be greatly improved by taking into account the technician’s perspective. As dental technicians, we need to prepare ourselves for the challenges of our new role in the future: that of an active member of the restorative team.

Learning Objectives

  • the role of the modern technician in the interdisciplinary dentistry 
  • prosthetic soft tissue manipulation
  • photo protocol for color communication
  • digital tools for esthetic analysis and team communication
Dr Christian Coachman DDS CDT - Brazil
Dr Christian Coachman

Dr Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002.  He is a member of the Brazilian Academy and Society of Esthetic Dentistry. Moreover, Dr Coachman attended the Ceramic Specialization Program instructed by Dr Dario Adolfi at the Ceramoart Training Centre, where he also became an instructor. In 2004, Dr Coachman was invited by Dr Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over four years. He has been working with many leading dentists around the world such as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel) and Calamita (Brazil). Dr Coachman currently works as a consultant for dental offices and companies developing products and implementing concepts and has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics and implants.

1245
Lunch & Exhibition
1400
Technician delegates join the Plenary Programme in the afternoon.