Digital Innovation Symposium

A dentist in resident scrubs uses pliers to carefully lift a prosthetic tooth out of a machine.

Earn up to 12 hours of continuing education credit

Over the past decade, digital dentistry has emerged as a major disruptor. Digital innovation has changed almost everything in dentistry – from intraoral scanning, to in-office restoration and prosthetic fabrication, to dental laboratory workflow, to implant dentistry.

This first Digital Innovation Symposium from the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine aims to:
1. Explain the concept and advantages of same-day dentistry, including the integration of CAD/CAM systems, digital impressions, and in-office milling techniques.
2. Understand the principles and benefits of intraoral scanning, including the acquisition of accurate digital impressions and their integration into digital workflows.
3. Comprehend the treatment planning process for implant guided surgery, utilizing digital software and surgical guides for precise and predictable implant placement.
4. Recognize the potential of 3D printing technologies in dentistry, including the fabrication of surgical guides, models, and custom dental prostheses.
5. Provide an understanding of how to leverage digital dentistry to achieve more predictable outcomes in the clinic, considering factors such as improved accuracy, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.

The Digital Innovation Symposium is geared toward practicing dentists and resident dentists.

Register for the Digital Innovation Symposium 

Lecture series and reception

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Earn eight CE credit hours.
Attendees are also invited to a reception at Union Station (652 King St.) from 5 – 7 p.m., with door prizes, refreshments, networking opportunities, and vendors.

Add a hands-on workshop

Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine’s Simulation Lab
MUSC Basic Science Building, Room 553
173 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29425

Earn four CE credit hours.
Twenty seats will be available.

Register here.

Education method: Lecture and (for the two-day course) hands-on

Speaker conflict of interest disclosure: None

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Limited sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact us about the Digital Innovation Symposium

Phone: Mrs. Andrea Danner 843-792-7185 and Ángeles Quiles 843-792-0255