Computer aided design and manufacturing in dentistry

What is CAD/CAM?

CAD/CAM has revolutionized the way dentists take impressions, design and mill fabrications. Patients highly value dental practices that offer the convenience of single-visit restorations and CAD/CAM opens up a world of possibilities for other enhanced treatment, especially when combined with 3D X-ray and cone beam technology. CEREC® by Sirona, offered by Patterson Dental, is the industry’s leading CAD/CAM solution. Patterson is fully committed to helping you successfully integrate this amazing technology into your practice. We provide education and support throughout your CEREC journey.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is the unique CAD/CAM system for patient individual all-ceramic restorations in one single appointment. Together with CEREC you reach desired esthetic restoration results quickly and safely, for both you and your patients. A further important objective is also achieved; the creation of value remains where it belongs— in your practice. Learn more about CEREC.

The Patterson Difference

  • Decades of exclusive CEREC service and expertise
  • Nationwide network of certified service technicians
  • A full team of CEREC support specialists at the Patterson Technology Center

Discover Your Options

Patterson carries an array of CAD/CAM products to help you match your practice’s digital dentistry offering to your unique goals. Regardless of your in-office procedural needs, we have the right CAD/CAM products to ensure patient satisfaction and enable practice growth. You’ll find digital impressioning tools, in-office milling units, and the software and accessories to optimize them for your patients and your practice.


CAD/CAM dentistry gives you and your dental team additional ways to keep many processes – and their added value – in your own practice, rather than referring out to labs or other dentists.


Attend a hands-on training event hosted by Patterson Dental to see CEREC live, learn from experienced professionals and learn how CAD/CAM solutions can benefit your practice.

Connect with other doctors who are currently using CEREC tools and technology and maximize your investment.

5 Ways Zirconia Changes Single-Visit Dentistry

CEREC Zirconia allows dentists to use zirconium oxide in their restorations, which provides several benefits to the dental practice. With the help of two doctors who are enamored with single-visit zirconia restorations, we put together a list of the ways zirconia can impact your practice.


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Hear from Your Colleagues

"Simply put, CEREC has changed my life. As a CEREC trainer for the past decade and through, I’ve shared my passion for CAD/CAM technology with doctors throughout the world. I couldn’t believe in CEREC more strongly, and Patterson Dental has been an integral part of not only my success but the success of CEREC users nationwide."

- Sameer Puri, DDS | Scottsdale, Arizona

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