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John M. Powers

Friday, September 23, 12:00-1:00

Lunch and Learn: Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM Ceramics

Lecture Description: 

The lunch and learn program reviews digital impression systems and the selection and properties of silica-based and zirconia-based ceramics used in CAD/CAM dentistry.


• Learn about digital scanning equipment.
• Learn about characteristics of digital impression equipment and how digital impressions compare with elastomeric impressions.
• Learn about the selection and properties of ceramics used in CAD/CAM dentistry.
• Learn the results of a seven-year clinical study of a zirconia-based ceramic.

About presenter: 

Dr. Powers graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in chemistry in 1967 and a Ph.D. in dental materials and mechanical engineering in 1972. Dr. Powers is Editor of The Dental Advisor, and Professor of Oral Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Dr. Powers has authored more than 993 scientific articles, abstracts, books, and chapters. He is co-author of the textbook, Dental Materials - Properties and Manipulation, and co-editor of Craig's Restorative Dental Materials and Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry.