The Very Dental Podcast Network

Dr. Mike Skramstad and Dr. Meena Barsoum are part of the team at CEREC Doctors and they sat down to talk with Jason and Al! We talk about the history of CEREC and education in the chariside CAD/CAM world. This history is very interesting and the future is even more so! Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Is German a harder language to learn than Spanish?
  • Does Rich Rosenblatt thing Meena is the worst student he's ever had?
  • How many CEREC mills do they actually have at CEREC Doctors (spoiler alert: it's 36!)
  • What's the sweet spot for length of video?
  • When did the hands on courses switch to Primescan?
  • Is now the very best time to be a CEREC dentist?
  • What's the future of CEREC software? Will it ever be separate from the hardware?
  • Will milling outside of the CEREC ecosystem always be for experts?
  • Implant workflows in the CEREC system (milling custom healing abutments anyone?)
  • How has seeing CEREC failures helped with preparation styles?
  • What is a "ghost contact?"
  • How much are user concerns/suggestions taken into account for software/hardware upgrades?
  • Edentulous arches with CEREC Primescan and digital dentures
  • Is CEREC Doctors an international phenomenon?
  • Accept vs. Exceed vs. Level 2
  • The different classes you can take at CEREC Doctors

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