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CAD/CAM in a nutshell

If you don’t see the writing on the wall when it comes to digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology, we need to chat.  If you aren’t already taking impressions digitally, you are losing money with each impression you take, and probably losing patients to the high tech office down the street.

For only about $16,000, you can almost completely eliminate your #1 dental materials bill – your impression material.  There’s a much better ROI if you can pull the trigger and do a full CAD/CAM system and process the crowns in your office, but if you aren’t quite ready to lead your team where they need to go, a digital impressioning system is a pretty good compromise.  As a business owner, unless you are focused on other projects that require your immediate attention, you should at least be familiar with what’s out there.

For those of you still unfamiliar with exactly how a CAD/CAM system works, watch the following video.  It gives a pretty decent overview of the process.

  • Step 1 – Crown Preparation
  • Step 2 – Treatment Planning (Scanning)
  • Step 3 – Design
  • Step 4 – Fabrication
  • Step 5 – Delivery


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