Accession Number : AD1039717

Title :   Incorporation of CAD/CAM Restoration Into Navy Dentistry

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2015,01 Jul 2016

Corporate Author : Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio JBSA Fort Sam Houston United States

Personal Author(s) : Dickens,Noel E ; Haider, Humza S ; Simecek,John ; Stahl,Jonathan

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Report Date : 26 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The primary mission of Navy Dentistry is maintaining a high state of operational dental readiness to reduce avoidable dental emergencies for deployed sailors and marines. Dental Computer-aided design/Computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems are potentially useful tools for increasing dental readiness in a timely manner with high quality clinical results. This report reviewed the placement rate by Navy dentists of digitally fabricated in-office ceramic restorations compared to traditional direct restorations or indirect restorations fabricated in the laboratory. Data records for dental procedure code monthly rates for dental procedures associated with CAD/CAM and traditional laboratory fabricated restorations recorded from January 2008 until July 2015 were collected and analyzed. Using multiple linear regression the change in the monthly placement rate was calculated for 10,000 personnel per month (PPM). Overall, coronal coverage restorations dropped between October 2011 and July 2015 (-0.450 PPM, p0.001). In contrast, monthly CAD/CAM placement rates demonstrated a significant steady increase (0.083 PPM, p0.0001). Navy Dentistry has embraced the role of CAD/CAM systems in the provision of dental care to Navy and Marine Corps service members in order to meet operational and mission objectives. Further, the amount of CAD/CAM restorations is likely to increase over the next three to five years.

Descriptors :   computeraided design , dentistry , composite materials , teeth , statistical analysis , health care , therapeutics , medical personnel , fabrication , military medicine , naval personnel , active duty

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE