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Virtual patient: Parameters to improve its accuracy, what works and what doesn’t

Time: Jun 22, 2024 10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Speaker: Marta Revilla-Leon

Digital dentistry is not intraoral scanners, 3D printers, or CAD programs - these are just tools. The quest is more about how to create digital workflows to be efficient and reliable, and less about reshaping conventional procedures with digital tools. Dental professionals aim to balance the new digital possibilities with fundamental prosthodontic concepts and evidenced-based procedures. Additionally, the continuous development and enhancements of technology challenges dental professionals to stay up-to-date. This presentation will review the latest trends in digital prosthodontics, virtual patient integration and the literature that supports them, including facial scanners, motion capture technologies, and artificial intelligence.


1. Recognize that digital technologies are only tools and conventional concepts are still vital.

2. Identify the main data acquisition methods and the factors that can influence its accuracy for a virtual patient integration

3. Distinguish what works and what does not for a virtual patient integration, with special attention to new AI possibilities in dentistry.