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Digital Impression – An Overview with Hands-On Interaction


3CE Credits (Category 3)

Course Overview:

Digital impression technology is no longer new. The limitations of first and second generation
scanners have paved the way for significant enhancements that are
moving the once emerging technology into common-place.
Join us for an overview of the current state of intra-oral scanning. This event will introduce
you to four of the most commercially successful digital impression units available,
allowing you to contrast and compare their respective features and advantages in
various clinical indications.

The first 60 minutes of this evening session will be lecture format as per content
outlined below. The remaining 90 minutes will feature a hands-on interaction
with each digital impression unit in succession in a clinical environment, scanning
participants intra-orally – guided by experienced instructors.

• Understanding the features and advantage of the four market leaders in digital
• Observe each scanner up close in a clinical setting, becoming familiar with each
units’ interface and workflow
• Learn how to compare and contrast technologies available to decide what is best
for your practice
• Calculate the true long-term costs and return-on-investment for your practice to
ensure money is spent wisely
• Consider the benefits of applying I/O scanning technology in indications such as
Restorative, Implants, and Orthodontics
• Become acquainted with how intra-oral scans interface with laboratories, and how
their digital workflow may influence your decision
• Direct clinical and technical questions directly to the manufactures and/or experts
• Awareness of how digital impressions give access to other technologies such as
chair-side milling and 3D printing

1. Dentsply Sirona Primescan (Cerec)
2. Aligntech iTero
3. 3Shape Trios
4. Planmeca Emerald
5. Moonray Pro (3D Printing)


Andrew Hopkins

Andrew Hopkins
CAD/CAM Specialist - Patterson Dental

Andrew Hopkins joined Patterson Dental in 2011 and worked as a territory representative before taking an opportunity to Manage CAD/CAM sales in 2013 for the Toronto branch.  He has since been able to work specifically on his passion for introducing technology into practices and helping offices understand the impact going digital can have both clinically and for their patients.


Dental Hygienists
Dental Assistants


Nov. 7, 2019


6:00pm - 9:00pm (5:30pm Registration/Dinner)


641 Davis Dr., Lower Level, Newmarket, ON. ($5 Parking at northeast corner of Davis Dr. and Bolton Ave.)


$50.00 plus taxes (limited to 23 seats)

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