On September 21 and 22, 2013, Thomas Nieting, CDT, Cerec inLab trainer and business consultant, presented hands-on CAD/CAM instruction to the faculty of the Department of Restorative Dentistry. The training sessions allowed the educators to familiarize themselves with equipment, materials and design techniques used to create dental restorations with the latest CAD/CAM offered by Sirona. The unique Bluecam technology employed in the InEos Blue scanner and the design software were discussed and practiced.
The Department of Restorative Dentistry is currently utilizing Sirona technology in a Fixed Prosthodontics II course coordinated by Professor Renata Budny, but hopes to find more applications in additional courses. In addition to Budny, the training sessions were attended by Professors Nicholas Manos, Jules Balla, Anthony Sena, Daniel Alter, Philip Russo, Laura Andreescu, Lawrence Araneo and Avis Smith. The department extends a special note of thanks to Sirona, Thomas Nieting and Elizabeth Ashworth, Sirona’s representative for organizing the training and providing one of the very best technicians available to instruct faculty members in proper product usage.