CEREC 25th anniversary ends

Aug. 30, 2010
Many announcements made and topics explored during anniversary celebration of the CEREC CAD/CAM system.

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York--Sirona Dental Systems’ CEREC 25th Anniversary Celebration has ended for the more than 3,000 attendees and dozen keynote speakers who participated in the event that celebrated the anniversary of the CEREC CAD/CAM system.

Among the many announcements made and topics explored during CEREC 25 were:

CEREC-GALILEOS Integration: A Surgeon’s Perspective by Dr. Jay Reznick: An oral surgeon, Dr. Reznick explained why the integration of CEREC CAD/CAM information into GALILEOS Implant Planning Software enables dental implant planning and surgical techniques that are considered superior to traditional 2-dimensional imaging and “freehand” placement of dental implants. The result is a less-invasive surgical procedure, awareness of anatomical challenges ahead of time, increased precision of implant placement, reduced surgical time, and enhanced patient recovery.

CEREC Connect and Digital Impressioning by Dr. Michael Skramstad: Dr. Skramstad illustrated how to use the CEREC AC and CEREC Connect software to advantage and how combining CEREC chairside techniques with CEREC Connect maximizes the use of digital technology and communication with the lab, for the fabrication of everything from simple single units and implants to complex anterior cases.

The Expansion of infiniDent: Sirona’s Internet-based service that caters exclusively to Sirona inLab and inEos Blue users is now under the new management of lab industry veteran Bob Vasile, with the range of materials and indications expanded to include full-contour restorations and veneers made from Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate and VITA’s new RealLife material.

Dental and dental lab professionals networked with dental industry icons who conducted continuing education programs that included clinical techniques, hands-on workshops, and lectures on practice management, marketing, and hygiene.

Some additional announcements and session highlights included:

The Evolution of the CEREC System by Prof. Dr. Werner Mörmann: Who better to give this presentation but the original developer of the CEREC system? Dr. Mörmann explained CEREC’s beginnings as a small, mobile CAD/CAM unit integrating a computer with a monitor and keyboard, trackball, foot pedal, and an opto-electronic 3D-scanning-mouth camera, and its evolution into the CEREC AC unit with Bluecam and CEREC Connect, which now represents an advanced CAD/CAM technology for the dentist and dental technician.

The Introduction of the Sirona Speakers Academy: This speaking training program provides both new and experienced speakers with coaching and strategies for delivering more distinctive and compelling presentations. Graduates of the Speaker’s Academy become preferred speakers within the Sirona community and gain access to the latest information regarding trends, market data, and product introductions within the category of digital restorative dentistry and imaging, thereby helping to ensure their presentation content is accurate and timely. The Academy features three-day workshops taught by speaking coach Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP, who has been a consultant to dental professionals on various aspects of communication for more than two decades.

“The CEREC 25th Anniversary Celebration was the launch for many new programs and services because we wanted our attendees to be on the inside track throughout this exciting and important event,” explained Michael Augins, president, Sirona USA.

CEREC 25 also featured three days of activities, in which participants could earn up to 18 CE credits while enjoying CAD/CAM-focused workshops, entertainment, and celebrations among the accommodations provided by Caesars Palace.

Sirona and guests closed CEREC 25 at the WHITE PARTY, which took place at the PURE Nightclub.

“This may have been the most memorable and exciting three days of my career,” Augins said. “The high level of continuing education programs, networking opportunities, and entertainment activity was a worthy tribute to the technology that changed the face of dentistry. This milestone event not only celebrated the first 25 years of CEREC CAD/CAM, it kicked off the next 25 years of Sirona innovation.”

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