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A Review on Cad Cam in Dentistry
Umer bin Irfan1 , Kashif Aslam2 , Rizwan Nadim3

1. Dept. of Prosthodontics, Dow Dental College, DUHS, Karachi.
2. Assistant Professor Dept. Of Prosthodontics Dow Dental College, DUHS, Karachi, Kings College, London.
3. Assistant Professor Dept. Of Community Dentistry Dow Dental College, DUHS, Karachi.
*Corresponding author: “Dr Kashif Aslam” < >

Received: 10 October 2015, Accepted: 26 October 2015

Volume 24, Issue 3 (July - September 2015)

Open Access


Evidence suggest that CAD CAM was in use in the ancient times. In dentistry, CAD CAM was introduced in 1970s. Since then, its use in dentistry has been increasing day by day. Many companies are developing new CAD CAM systems. With CAD CAM, dentists can get high quality inlays, onlays, implant abutments, cast partial dentures, crowns, bridges etc. Maxillo-facial prosthesis and orthodontic clear aligners are also being produced by CAD CAM. Apart from quality and quick production of restorations, cost and difficult usage of CAD CAM are the reasons which are causing hurdles in mass production of these restorations. This review is about a brief history types and current clinical applications of this modality.

How to CITE:

Irfan UB, Aslam K, Nadim R. A review on cad cam in dentistry. J Pak Dent Assoc 2015; 24(3):112-116.