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logo 50 | the Camlog Partner Magazine logo 50 | the Camlog Partner Magazine 46 | Events Events | 47 Michael Mitteregger Specialized journalist MDT Ilka Johannemann DT Andreas Nolte Fascination implant prosthetics 7th CAMLOG DENTAL TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS on 15 October 2022 in Munich » Having speakers on the stage with all the participants listening attentively, as, without exception, they are being offered something highly worth knowing, is not so easy. However, at the 7TH CAMLOG DENTAL TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS on the topic of "Fascination Implant Prosthetics" this was certainly the case. After Martin Lugert and Markus Stammen, the Managing Directors of CAMLOG Vertriebs GmbH, had welcomed the more than 400 congress participants, this was followed by presentations that certainly delivered what the congress theme had promised: fascinating solutions for satisfied patients. The topics ranged from patient-oriented concepts to esthetics, functionality and cost efficiency to innovative digital workflows and were expertly moderated by the team of Bayreuth implantologist Dr. Martin Gollner and Munich master dental technician Otto Prandtner. The best prerequisite for a functionally and esthetically successful implant-supported prosthetic restoration is teamwork between the dentist and dental technician at eye level. Innovative digital tools and concepts would make the restorative workflow more efficient and also more effective, yet the prerequisite continues to be profound analog knowledge. Participants and moderators alike saw these demands fulfilled in every presentation. PD Dr. Peter Gehrke (Ludwigshafen) and MDT Carsten Fischer (Frankfurt), stood in for Oliver Brix, who fell ill at short notice, and explored the advantages of the digital dental workflow from various angles while at the same time emphasizing that it is not possible to do without "analog" know-how. This becomes evident, for example, in the prosthetically aligned positioning of implant analogs, in the lab-side realization of a bonding gap of only 25-30 µm, or in the manual perfection of CAD/CAM components industrially manufactured by the DEDICAM Scan and Design Center before being delivered. On the other hand, the individual shaping of peri-implant soft tissue with individual healing abutments would not be achievable without the precision of digital tools. However, to be able to successfully apply the synergy of different materials in terms of function, esthetics and soft tissue, the dental technician needs sufficient information and knowledge about the case-specific clinical context. Conclusion of the speakers » A digital workflow without analog knowledge and skills is not successful. » CAD/CAM is not an automatic seal for quality » Dental technicians and their know-how are needed more than ever! Dr. Monika Bjelopavlovic, M.Sc., (Mainz) and Dr. Maximilian Blume (Mainz), together with MDT Alexander Müller (Wörrstadt), demonstrated the challenges as well as the opportunities, which are associated with creative and inspiring cooperation, by presenting impressive case studies of screw-retained as well as cemented restorations ranging from single crowns to long-span implant bridges for the edentulous jaw. "Failing to plan is planning to fail" – joint case planning as a team is greatly simplified in its processes via the digital channels and thus increases the chances of success. However, the basics for the fabrication of tension-free structures in the edentulous jaw are still individual analog steps such as the separation and intraoral joining of pattern resin control bars. In the cases shown, the tactile acquisition of the final model by the DEDICAM Scan and Design Service and the precision-milled framework fabrication are important manufacturing components. Such outsourcing provides the dental technician with precisely fitting frameworks and allows him/her to concentrate on finishing the restoration. EVENTS © Oemus-media AG