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The Aesthetic Articulator (Australian Patent AU2013100527)

QZ featured Yugo’s article titled ‘The Aesthetic Articulator (Australian Patent AU2013100527)’ in June 2015 (published language: German).   Introduction:   Contemporary dentistry is increasingly using digital technology to plan and communicate treatment, and, in many cases, to aid in its delivery. CAD/CAM technology is a prime example of how high tech can be melded into the dental laboratory’s workflow and, increasingly, the dental clinic. This once novel process is now commonplace throughout the mainstream dental community.   Advancements in digital technology have also helped clinician and technician to communicate more clearly and precisely to achieve better patient outcomes, and involve the technician in delivering care.   More and more, technology is also employed to help clinicians understand and deliver on patient expectations. Due to the increasing dental knowledge...

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Establishing Protocol in Digital Dental Photography: Essential Communication Tool for Dental Professionals and Patients

Digital photography provides good clinical evidence and is an essential communication tool for dental professionals and patients. Therefore, capturing correct information is critical when exchanging digital images. The quality of the captured images significantly reflects the quality of the final restorations.   In an ideal scenario, the technician/ceramist should receive the necessary information from the treating clinician to perform to the best of their abilities, and provide the best possible outcome for their patients. The image captured by the treating clinician needs translation into the language/perspectives as the way the technicians/ceramists see and apply within their workflow – i.e., the clinician should be able to explain why they are capturing the specific photos, and the technician/ceramist should be able to understand the...

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