Eric D. Kukucka

Digital Dentures: The Future is Now!

Currently one of the most attractive new topics in Digital Dentistry is Digital Dentures. Past, Future or Present is always the topic of discussion with Digital Removable. This presentation will cover all the aspects of the Digital Denture Process including understanding clinical protocols , design protocols and manufacturing protocols for Digital Denture Success . Various workflows will be shown with utilization of a Lab Scanning workflow as well as Trios Intra Oral scanning device. An emphasis on the current state of Additive and Subtractive  manufacturing methods will be discussed as well. 

Eric D. Kukucka is president and owner of The Denture Center, a network of clinics currently comprised of three facilities in Southwestern Ontario.

Eric is at once a prominent sales strategist and advocate for market best practices and a skillful oral health professional dedicated to creating high quality removable, fixed and fixed-detachable implant prosthetic restorations.

In addition to his clinical practice, Eric regularly contributes to collaborative research projects and product development and testing initiatives at a global level. Most significantly, he is recognized as an important consultant and key opinion leader by Ivoclar Vivadent and Nobel Biocare, top-of-mind multinational companies in the global dental materials manufacturing and dental implant industries. Partnering with 3Shape, Eric became the first denturist in North America to be beta testing digital dentures, a major growth area in the denturism field.

He is positioned to work with world renowned dental products in a clinical environment, forming the connective tissue between research/development and the clinical and commercial sides of business. Always endeavoring to knowledge share and build meaningful relationships within the dental community, Eric has authored over 12 published articles and delivered more than 35 podium lectures on behalf of both companies, in 4 countries. He belongs to the Editorial Committee for Denturism Canada/Denturologie Canada, the official publication of the Denturists Association of Canada. Eric graduated from George Brown College on the Dean’s Honor List in 2010, and named Valedictorian of the Center for Health Sciences.

Eager to share his knowledge with like minded professionals Eric has expanded his practice to include a series of 2 day hands on Digital Denture workshop courses throughout the year at his clinic. His goal is to educate participants in regards to all processes involved from start to finish, with instruction on how to scan and design and understand the various manufacturing processes with a ‘live’ patient.

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