Ghost Mode is a procedure for the single-visit treatment of multiple restorations. It requires at least two CEREC Omnicam devices to work, and allows the dental technician’s workflow to run in parallel with that of the dentist. The base idea is that the Biocopy scan of each subsequent Omnicam would be inherited from the Preparation scan of the previous Omnicam. Under this procedure, while the dental technician is designing the restorations for the anterior region, it is possible for the dentist to continue preparation and scanning of the posterior region. For treating a larger number of teeth, utilizing Ghost Mode can save a considerable amount of time, of which is the essence of single-visit restoration.
Practice vs Theory
My short conclusion is that Ghost Mode, without a doubt, drastically improves the speed and efficiency of single-visit restorations that dentists can achieve. However, being enabled and actually doing something is not the same, and my impression is that this technique, like everything else, needs a lot of practice and training. More importantly, it requires a mutual understanding between the dentist and the dental technician so that important details, such as how to divide the scanning regions, can be refined and optimized.
Hsuan is a lecturer at CEREC Asia Training Facility and the founder of Tooth Faerie Club. He is from Vancouver, Canada, and is a fan of prosthodontics and profanity.