The chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics method of digital dentistry, often shortened to CEREC, revolutionized the oral health care industry more than 30 years ago. Today, the company by the same name, Cerec, celebrates three decades of innovation in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing dentistry. Cerec brings together thousands of dentists from around the world to discuss what rests on the horizon for oral care at its annual dental festival. This year, the festival's 30th anniversary celebration will take place in Las Vegas from September 17-19 at The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels.
What is CEREC?
The CEREC method of dentistry was developed by a professor at the University of Zurich in 1980, but not successfully used on a patient until five years later. Soon after, Siemens acquired the rights to the technology and further developed the world's first CAD/CAM system, which has substantially evolved over the years. Today, this advanced platform makes it possible to create 3-D models to restore damaged teeth. This process is incredibly efficient, and can be done entirely in one visit. In fact, this technology can even gather imprints of natural teeth colors, making it possible to restore teeth to look more natural.
The CEREC 30 Festival connects dentists from across the globe who use this method of digital dentistry. The celebration includes noted speakers, lectures about industry advancements, an exhibition hall showcasing the work of various companies and practices, and numerous opportunities to professionally network. While the tradeshow itself may only be of interest to oral health care professionals, the festival offers an entertainment only package that allows guests to access the more social side of the festival. According to the CEREC Online website, entertainment includes appearances from A-list entertainers and parties, as well as food and drink. All in all, the CEREC 30 Festival is a great opportunity to learn about what's going on in the digital dentistry industry and make some new friends along the way.
What's more, the event balances out the festivities with numerous educational programs and exhibitions. For those inside and outside the dental field, this provides an opportunity to learn more about the technological advancements that will revolutionize oral care. The organization is offering early bird rates until May 31, 2015, and VIP passes are also available.