Digital Workflows Save Time without Compromise

May. 2, 2024
A portrait of Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis
Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis

Nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis, program director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Prosthodontics Residency Program, started learning more about and conducting research on digital workflows in implant prosthodontics.

Together with colleague Dr. Panagiotis Papaspyridakos, associate professor at Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine, they explored their interest in investigating how digital technology can simplify clinical workflows when treating patients with implant restorations.

Since then, they have conducted several studies at both EIOH and Tufts and have published more than 44 scientific manuscripts in the top prosthodontic journals, including the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Journal of Prosthodontics.

“The results of our work showed that there are many benefits when incorporating digital technology and using our published techniques,” said Dr. Chochlidakis. “Clinical procedures can be simplified and the treatment time can be significantly reduced with the same accurate results as the gold standard procedures we’ve been using all along.”

A cover of the Journal of Prosthodontics
Dr. Chochlidakis has published many articles in the Journal of Prosthodontics, a prestigious scientific journal.

Dr. Chochlidakis said that an increasing number of clinicians are using these published workflows, expediting patient care in daily practice.

Their research has been cited multiple times. One paper, “Digital Workflows in implant treatment planning in terminal dentition patients,” earned the Journal of Prosthodontics Best-Case Report of 2021.

“We are really looking forward to working on more innovative concepts in the coming years and we have been collaborating with implant companies to further improve the clinical efficiency and patient care through digital technology,” he added.