01 Jul
Master Curriculum Program

Contemporary prosthodontics - an introduction to digital dentistry

Get introduced to prosthodontics through on-demand digital lectures


About this course

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of teeth and the associated hard and soft tissues by prostheses.

The field is in rapid development driven by technological advances as well as the public’s expectations towards the treatment we deliver. There is as well a strong trend towards more conservative tooth-preserving prosthetic treatments using modern materials. 

A thorough clinical examination and placing a correct diagnosis will increase the probability for a successful patient outcome. This online course will cover necessary treatment planning procedures, diagnostics, as well as how we can use modern technology to establish common treatment goals with our patients.

The combination of modern clinical technology and proper treatment approaches, utilizing the latest materials and manufacturing technologies, will increase the chance of a successful treatment result.

This online course will through theoretical lectures and live demonstrations give you an understanding of basic functionalities of the intraoral scanner and how to use the scanner in both the planning phase, execution of prosthetic treatment as well as how to unlock the potential in modern prosthetic materials and manufacturing technologies.

Prosthodontic treatment will, in most cases imply the insertion of a prosthesis in the patient’s mouth. Intraoral scanning and digital manufacturing technologies have the potential to achieve a perfect fit between the prosthesis and tooth. This online course will give you clinical guidelines and tips on tissue handling as well as how to achieve tooth preparation margins which are optimized for a perfect fit between tooth and restoration and thus the longevity our patients demand.


  • Introduction to prosthetic treatment planning and diagnostics
  • General introduction to intraoral scanning and the clinical application in the planning and treatment phase
  • Restorative materials and their application in a digital production pathway
  • The use of magnifying aids in prosthetic treatment
  • Predictable tissue handling and tooth preparation strategies for IO scanning and digital manufacturing

Curriculum Vitae - Dr Henrik Skjerven

Dr Skjerven has completed his specialization in Prosthodontics from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2010. He maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Oslo, Norway.

He has taught as a clinical instructor and researcher in the postgraduate program at the Department of Prosthetics and Oral Function, University of Oslo, Norway since 2010.

Dr Skjerven has written several scientific papers published in international journals focusing on digital applications in implant dentistry.

Dr Skjerven lectures nationally and internationally on digital applications in prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He is also involved in hands-on courses on different topics including intraoral scanning technologies and operative prosthetic procedures.

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Professional Dental Alliance (Nationally or Locally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2021 Provider ID# 352655