- 6:30-7:00 Registration + Reception
- 7:00-7:10 Introduction by Dr. Jenny Chen
- 7:10-7:35 Dr. Russell Taylor
- 7:35-7:40 QA
- 7:40-8:05 Dr. Amanda Cheng
- 8:05-8:10 QA
- 8:10-8:35 Dr. A. Michael Sodeifi
- 8:35-8:40 QA
- 8:40-9:00 General QA for all three speakers
- 9:00-9:30 social/wrap up
Dr. Russell Taylor
Dr. Russell Taylor received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from McGill University in Montreal Canada. Subsequently, he went on to complete a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Currently, Dr. Taylor practice’s clinical dentistry in San Francisco and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Pacific Dugoni school of Dentistry. He also serves as a director for the San Francisco Dental Society. Dr. Taylor lectures throughout the United States on cosmetic dentistry as well as dental implants. He also volunteers within California in large-scale clinics that provide no cost dental service to the under served. Internationally, Dr. Taylor provides charity dental services in countries like Ecuador, Vietnam and the Fijian islands. He is focused on starting a residency program in Vietnam for new graduated dentists to help them better serve their community. Dr. Taylor’s is passionate about incorporating technology into in his dental practice to promote, maintain and restore oral health.
Dr. Taylor will be presenting on 3D printing applications in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His seminar will include a review of the challenges faced by dentists and laboratory technicians during the fabrications of cosmetic dental restorations. Current digital and milling techniques will be reviewed as well as their limitations. Dr. Taylor will show how the digital dental age is ready to plug into 3D printing.
Dr. A. Michael Sodeifi
A. Michael Sodeifi DMD, MD, MPH Dr. Sodeifi is in Private Practice locations in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. He Co-founded Silicon Valley Surgical Arts (SVSA) and San Francisco Surgical Arts (SFSA), which are byproducts of a vision to develop the most high-tech, environmentally conscious practices in the Northern California. He is an Assistant Professor of oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He completed his trainings at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
“Future in coming upon us faster than ever. Just imagine a marriage between images generated by an intraoral scanner and a Cone Beam CT, setting the stage for a virtual implant surgery; which is then seamlessly transferred to the patient’s mouth for guided surgery with absolute precision. Well, the future is here. See how STL images files generated by the scanner are merged with the DICOM images from a Cone Beam CT on the Anatomage software. Next a 3D printed Surgical Guide generated based on the software planning is used to duplicate the virtual surgery in the patient. All this without having to take a traditional impression. This is just the beginning of the future possibilities on the Horizon.
Dr. Amanda Cheng
Dr. Amanda Cheng obtained her Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her specialty training in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Cheng is passionate about global health and has worked with the Pediatric AIDS Treatment Support (PATS) Project to provide dental care in Anhui China for HIV positive children. She focused her research on oral cancer and has presented her findings in Barcelona and was a lecturer at the Beijing School of Stomatology. Dr. Cheng is in private practice in San Francisco where she works with 3D printing on a daily basis for dental alignment, sleep apnea, and surgical treatment of craniofacial anomalies.
3D printing has streamlined the digital workflow for the modern orthodontic practice. Tooth movement in the x, y and z axis can now be achieved with desktop 3D printers or Invisalign produced en masse with their headquarters in San Jose, California. Dr. Cheng will discuss the limitations and accuracy of tooth movement achieved with aligners from 3D printing and the use in orthodontics and jaw surgery. 3D printing can personalize dental treatments with the fabrication of oral appliances and mandibular advancing devices to treat sleep apnea with significant improvements in cardiovascular health.