Dennis J. Fasbinder

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Dentistry
Department: 
Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics
Title: 
Clinical Professor
Short bio: 

Special Distinctions: Program Direcor: International Dentist Training Program (2004-2011); Colonel: US air Force (Retired 2007); President: Acadmey of Computerized Dentistry of North American (2005-2006); President: American Board of General Dentistry (1999-2000)

Research summary: 

Dr. Fasbinder is focused on Digital Impression technology and CAD/CAM systems for the fabrication of esthetic restorations.  The Computerized Dentistry (CompuDent) Unit provides education and conducts research based on 20 years of experience with technology applications for restorative dentistry.  Currently underway clinical research projects involve chair-side application of ceramic onlays and crowns with innovative ceramic materials and adhesive cements, clinical longevity studies of lithium disilicate crowns, clinical application of a digital impression system for innovative CAD/CAM layered zirconia crowns, and clinical longevity study of a nano-ceramic chairside CAD/CAM material for onlays and crowns.

Recent publications: 

Fasbinder DJ, Neiva GF, Dennison JB, Heys DR.  Clinical Performance of CAD/CAM Generated composite Inlays after 10 Years.  J Cosmetic Dentistry 2013 Winter Vol 28(4): 128-139.

Cook KT and Fasbinder DJ. Accuracy of CAD/CAM Crown Fit with Infrared and LED Cameras. Internatl J Computer Dent 2012 Vol 15(4):315-326.

Fasbinder DJ.  Using digital technology to enhance restorative dentistry.  Compend Cont Educ Dent 2012; 33(9):666-676.