Dale Canfield, DMD

 Dale Canfield, DMD

Dale Canfield, DMD

Friday, April 8, 2011
2 pm – 5 pm
Recommended for: Entire Dental Team
3 CE Credits
ODA course



Digital Impressions
Presented with Doug Horton, CDT

The impression is the basis of the creative process, the source of the data needed to produce excellent results in restorative dentistry. Providing an accurate impression is the first essential step. This presentation will discuss how the dental team and dental technician, working together through a digital platform, can achieve superior results. 

Topics include:

  • The digital system components
  • Digital impressions compared to traditional impressions
  • Open and closed systems
  • The digital process in the Dental Practice
  • Accuracy, efficiency , and ease of use for the Dentist
  • Improving communication and collaboration
  • Creating successful digital impressions
  • Improving the patient experience
  • The digital process in the Dental Laboratory
  • The evolving Dental Laboratory
  • Increasing accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in the dental laboratory
  • Restorative options with digital impressions
  • Customized ceramic implant abutments

Experience how digital impressions are quickly becoming the driving force in the evolution of restorative dentistry.

Dale Canfield, DMD is a 1960 graduate of OHSU School of Dentistry with a long history of volunteerism both here and abroad. He works one day each month on the dental van with MTI and has lead seven dental teams with them to Cambodia. Most recently he is a volunteer and board member of The Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic. For almost thirty years, he and Doug Horton, CDT, have been collaborating to produce fine quality all ceramic restorations for both anterior and posterior applications. For the last sixteen months, Dr. Canfield has been submitting almost all clinical records to the lab via e-mail, without traditional impressions or bites. The results have been outstanding!