SDM's Club CAD Continues its Mission to Promote Current and Emerging Digital Technologies in Dental Medicine
April 2018 - This month, over 50 students, residents, faculty and staff attended a Club CAD session that provided hands-on training of staining of ceramic restorations. Club CAD, a working group that meets to review and learn the latest digital dentistry technologies and how they are used in specific patient cases, was established in reflection of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's (SDM) commitment to integrating digital dentistry education into its curriculum.
The most recent session focused on the discussion of materials and items necessary for high-quality results for posterior and anterior restorations, as well as a detailed review of proper mixing and application of glaze, stains, and shades. SDM alumnus Anthony Prudenti, DDS '14, MS, was the evening's keynote lecturer and presented "CAD/CAM - Stain and Glaze of Ceramic Restorations." Additionally, the Club CAD session featured a webinar by Lee Culp, CDT, CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, education and research development center for new and innovative dental digital technologies.
"Academic dentistry must better prepare future dentists to succeed in a new health care environment by providing dental students with the scientific and technical knowledge required to understand and implement emerging dental technologies," said Ann Nasti, DMD, Associate Dean for Clinical Education. Dr. Nasti serves as co-director of Club CAD alongside Robert Reiner, DMD, Chief, Division of Dental Anesthesiology, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
"Club CAD provides students an opportunity to engage with digital dentistry technology,collaborate with faculty and peers and assume leadership roles within the club’s activities," said Dr. Nasti.