Dr. Singer Lecture at UCSF

On Saturday, March 23rd, Dr. Michael Singer will be at UCSF School of Dentistry Parnassus Campus to give a lecture on Dental Technology: An Update on Digital Prosthodontics.

Technology has brought dentistry into the modern era. There is much to learn even for those who embrace technology daily. This course presents how to incorporate digital dentistry in your practice, discussion of both advantages and limitations. Highlights of the day include how software creates a workflow that reduces time and costs, which programs can be used concurrently, and importantly, how to communicate with your laboratory technician.

Understanding digital and analog workflows allow for more predictable and cost-effective patient treatment. This course will offer examples and a framework for selecting and completing all digital and analog portions of a treatment plan.

Specific areas to be addressed are:

  • Treatment planning, diagnostic models versus casts and wax-ups, phased treatment of edentulous patients, and staying out of trouble!
  • Recognition of restoratively simple and complex patients, and selecting the right level of digital integration based on the case complexity.
  • Technology for planning pre-prosthetic surgery.
  • Provisional and final restorations created through digital technology.
  • Implant treatment planning, fixed and removable, including the use of all-ceramic materials
  • Surgical guides using cone beam CT scanning, and 3d-printing

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating digital technology
  • Describe the uses of technology in creating treatment plans, esthetic restorations- both fixed and removable, provisional restorations, and surgical guides
  • Redefine your communications with laboratory personnel when utilizing digital technology

Special Features:

  • Multiple case presentations using digital, analog, and cross-over workflows
  • Rich media content including photo, video, and live demonstration of designing a restoration in a fully digital workflow

Intended Audience:

General Practitioners, Hygienists, Specialists


Mike Singer, DDS

Dr. Singer earned his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry after a B.S. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. He completed both a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Hospital of San Diego and a three-year post-graduate residency in Advanced Prosthodontics at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Singer is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He has instructed and trained numerous prosthodontic and surgical residents on digital dental technology and guided surgery. He currently maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics in San Diego, CA with a focus on using technology to improve patient outcomes and experience.


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