Fundamentals of CAD/CAM

Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology has already revolutionised the field of dental restoration. We invite you to deepen your knowledge in this new field of dental technology and to learn more about the treatment methods of the future.

Fundamentals of CAD/CAM quick facts

This course is available for groups of 15 persons.


Course objectives

  • Learn and implement proper techniques for tooth preparation and the designing process of single restorations
  • Understand the benefits that efficient scheduling of CAD/CAM brings to the clinical practice
  • Learn the technical skills required to use CAD/CAM technology

Target group

  • General dentists
  • Prosthodontists
  • Beginner and intermediate level in CAD/CAM dentistry

Pre-course (E-learning):

  • Use of Planmeca Emerald Intra-Oral
  • Ceramic materials – How to choose them?
  • Cementing: overview of cements. Cementing restorations
  • Principles of adhesion to ceramics and tooth surfaces
  • Longevity and maintenance of restorations

Day 1 (Lectures and hands-on):

  • Overview of dental chair-side CAD/CAM systems.
  • Indications and limitations   Preparation rules: inlay/onlay, veneer, crown
  • Materials used in CAD/CAM
  • Ceramic materials – How to choose them?
  • Principles of adhesion to ceramics and tooth surfaces
  • Cementing: overview of cements. Cementing restorations
  • Clinical cases: failure and success
  • Longevity and maintenance of restorations
  • Clinical hints

Day 2 (Hands-on):

  • Hands-on: Scanning, designing and milling of a single molar crown
  • Hands-on: Scanning, designing and milling of an onlay
  • Stain and glaze – milling materials and finishing of the restoration
  • Tailored case to meet the course participants’ special needs

Course fee

The price for the course is 1,500€ + value added tax (24%), if applicable. The price includes lectures and training, materials, lunches and refreshments. The side program during the course is voluntary and complimentary. The price also includes two nights in a four-star hotel in the Helsinki city center (Standard single room).

This course is available for groups of 15 persons.


Continue to our intermediate CAD/CAM course!  

> Beyond the Basics of CAD/CAM
Multiple restorations



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Kari Pihlman




Fundamentals of CAD/CAM

Petri Kajander

Petri Kajander

Senior CAD/CAM Teacher



All CAD/CAM courses


Iryna Chulkova

”I chose NIDE's CAD/CAM course because I wanted to receive more theoretical knowledge and practical exercises to become more professional in prosthetic dentistry. After the course I was able to communicate better with my lab, make the right choice of material and to be entirely responsible of my work.” 

- Dr. Iryna Chulkova, General Dentist, Belgium
Fundamentals of CAD/CAM

Side program

In addition to the course, we invite you to visit Planmeca's seaside villa to enjoy the beautiful Helsinki archipelago, to taste Nordic delicacies at dinner and to relax in the Finnish sauna.

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Planmeca Digital Academy Training Center
Asentajankatu 6
FIN-00880 Helsinki, Finland