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Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT is the owner and manager of Pizzi Dental Studio Inc. in Staten Island, NY and is a board member of the ASMDT and a member of ICIO and AACD.
Mr. Pizzi is an educator in the Master Dental Technician Program of New York University. In addition, he is a Technical Fellow and Board Member of Northeastern Gnathalogical Society. Mr. Pizzi is on the National Advisory Board of Dental Dialogue and frequently lectures to doctors and technicians throughout the United States on a variety of top topics.
The Importance of Occlusion in CAD/CAM Dentistry
As the evolution of technologies continues to grow through the CAD/CAM process, some of our basic knowledge must continue to be incorporated within these newer techniques. Occlusion as we know it is still the most important aspect of dentistry and our ability to understand its functional parameters, and incorporate them into our technical processes, will help to define the importance of dental technicians in the future.
- Review strategies for case management of esthetic restorations
- Practice case management
- Demonstrate diagnostic communication
- Recognize the envelope of function specific to the patient.
- Describe the use and future role of CAD and Occlusion with our new technological choices
- Discuss the importance of photographic communication and perception that will enable the dentist and technician to achieve a high level of predictability