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Continuing Dental Education

Advancements in Digital Dentistry: The benefits of implementing a digital workflow in dental practice – a live webinar

Luiz A. Pimenta, DDS, MS, MBA, PhD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Digital dentistry is transforming every aspect of dentistry. From practice management to diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other conditions intra and extra-orally. In restorative dentistry and prosthodontics, traditional methods have been modernized by digital technologies, resulting in reduced costs and improved clinical outcomes. By applying evidence-based methodologies and advanced imaging technologies dental professional have improved the quality of the restorative works and optimized the clinical outcomes.

We will discuss how the use of 3D imaging, intraoral cameras, intraoral scanners, 3D printers and milling machines can be used in a dental practice with different digital workflows that will better fit to a specific practice mainly focusing on restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Describe the sequence of complete digital workflow for restorative procedures in a dental practice.
• Describe the fundamentals and discuss the advantages, and disadvantages of digital technology.
• Describe the principles of preparation and design for all ceramic crowns when using digital technology.


Dr. Luiz A. Pimenta is a professor in the Division of Prosthodontics at the College of Dental Medicine – Columbia University. He mentored 20 master’s students and 13 Ph.D. students in cariology, restorative dentistry graduate programs, prosthodontics and craniofacial sciences. He also serves as the Director of Bio and Dental Materials at CDM Columbia. Dr. Pimenta has presented many lectures and continuing education courses regionally, nationally and internationally, and he has published over 150 scientific articles, and he is the author or co-author of five textbook chapters.

Dr. Pimenta participates actively in clinical research with a focus on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and craniofacial anomalies. He maintains a part-time intramural practice (Dental Faculty Practice) which is devoted to treating patients with craniofacial anomalies, high caries-risk patients, restorative and esthetic dentistry and also implant-supported prostheses using digital technology. Dr. Pimenta is also a member of several professional organizations, and he serves as manuscript reviewer and as member of editorial boards for several scientific journals.

• DDS, Dentistry, Belo Horizonte School of Dentistry – (Minas Gerais Federal University), 1987
• MS, Master of Science, Bauru School of Dentistry – (Sao Paulo State University), 1991
• PhD, Doctor in Science, School of Dentistry at Araraquara (Sao Paulo State University), 1994
• MBA – Southeast Missouri State University, 2020

Course Logistics

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Online Webinar

All Dental Professionals

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time


1 hour


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.