Patrick Rutten: Digital workflow in the dental laboratory
- Communication between the dental laboratory and practice via digital tools
- Digital workflow from the laboratory perspective
- Emerging technology general session
- Nobel Biocare New York Global Symposium 2016
Tight collaboration between clinicians and lab technicians is needed from the beginning, before treatment is executed. Digital tools facilitate the creation of cemented provisionals prior to surgery and are the ideal real-life prototypes for the following final restorations during osseointegration and tissue maturation. This presentation will explain the digital workflow from the dental laboratory perspective with practical examples in single and partially edentulous cases.
Luc and Patrick Rutten graduated in dental technology at the Dental Technician School Anneessens in Brussels/Belgium. After receiving their degree they moved to Cologne in Germany to specialize in different milling techniques and ceramic layering techniques. They lectured regularly all over Europe, in Australia, India, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the United States. In addition to regular and numerous publications in international dental journals in the field of esthetic implantology and esthetics in general, the brothers are coauthors of several text books and authored the books Implant Esthetics and C, B and I: The Art of Harmony. The Ruttens maintain a dental laboratory in Tessenderlo, Belgium, dedicated to ceramic restorations and esthetic implantology.