Doug Horton, CDT

 Doug Horton, CDT

Doug Horton, CDT

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



Digital Impressions
Presented Dale Canfield, DMD

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.

Doug Horton, CDT began his dental laboratory career in The United States Air Force in 1972 and became a Certified Dental Technician in 1978. He was selected Oregon’s Technician of The year in 1989, and in 2008 he was presented the Harris L Hoevet, CDT Award for outstanding service to the dental laboratory industry. Doug enjoyed his relationship with Dr. Kenny Cantwell and Dr. Bill Dugan lecturing and providing all-ceramic restorations at OHSU. He is past president of the Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories and owner of Precision Dental Arts, Inc. in Tigard, a laboratory specializing in crown and bridge, ceramics, implants, and CAD/CAM technologies.