Dr. Tae Kim

Dr. Tae Kim is Chair of Removable Prosthodontics Section in the Division of Restorative Science, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Kim is a recipient of multiple grants, patents and awards in digital removable

prostheses, implant research, and biomaterials, and lectures internationally on CAD/CAM dentures. Dr. Kim focuses on digital removable prostheses and education using the latest technologies.

He has authored lecture series in Removable prosthodontics and Prosthodontics Review Book at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles in CAD CAM Denture and implant dentistry.

He completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and obtained his Doctor of Dental Science from the Seoul National University, South Korea.

Total Digital Workflolw for Fully Edentulous Patients

Lecture Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm


CAD-CAM denture to New ‘Dentca-4®’

In recent years, the use of Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology has allowed the digital fabrication of full arch restoration. Restorations created via CAD/CAM software are highly accurate, due to digitally generated processes. CAD/CAM technology represents a new benchmark for clinician’s armamentarium.

Patients have placed an emphasis on immediate load and often request full-arch treatments with shorter treatment times and fewer appointments. Treatment of edentulous patients with immediate load/function protocols is now a proven approach, but is dependent on a wide variety of factors.

CT scan and digital scanning to produce 3D computer generated images places the diagnostic information. Using additive and / or subtractive processes, the solutions are created as surgical guides, and temporary restorations that merge clinically with implants.

Dentca-4®, a fixed implant restoration, will be presented. Dentca-4® concept has comprehensive, low invasive, immediate rehabilitation of edentulous jaws. The advances in digital process allow immediate temporization, and full digital restorations that can open new opportunities for clinicians.

The goal of this presentation is to discuss and present digital oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients with superior reliability and performance when compared to traditional fabrication methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand 3D printing processing.
  • Learn accurate production of 3D printed Implant OverDenture.
  • Learn new Dentca-4®, Fixed Implant solution.