Dr. Ronald Perry is Director of the Gavel Center for Restorative Research and Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  He owns and manages a private general dentistry practice, Meridian Dental Associates, in South Weymouth, MA.

He has authored over 25 articles and 60 abstracts dealing with a  

variety of dental topics such as bonding, composite wear,

prosthodontic materials and technology, whitening, and dental

laboratory communication. Dr. Perry is a Fellow in the Academy of

General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, the

International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry

International. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. From

Boston College and earned his doctorate in dentistry from Boston

University.  He completed his M.S. in Dental Research at Tufts

University School of Dental Medicine.



Digital Workflows in the Modern Dental Practice and Future Trends in Dentistry

Synopsis: These lectures will show how a modern dental practice is using digital workflows every day. Integration of CBCT and intraoral scans to treat, plan and place implants, utilizing a surgical guide. Use of 3D printers to help create diagnostic wax-ups and surgical guides. Digital communication with dental labs who are working in the digital world.


Learning Objectives:

• Discuss Dentsply-Sirona CBCT technology and its uses in every-day dentistry

• Discuss integration of CBCT images and CEREC intra-oral scans to create a digital workflow for implant placement and restoration

• Different types of surgical guides, milled versus printed guides

• How to leverage this technology to plan, place and restore implants in the esthetic zone. How to use temporary

  restorations to create proper tissue adaptation and emergence profiles

• Discuss the different types of abutments available. Tibases vs. Custom Abutments. Totally digital workflow without the need for impressions

Dr. Ron Perry