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FCE9: Using Digital Workflow for Planned Reconstruction
November 4, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Program Track: Tissue Engineering and Hard Tissue Reconstruction
Matthew B. Miller
George V. Duello
Digital workflows have revolutionized how the restorative/surgical team approaches implant dentistry. This course is focused on two fundamental concepts for that team.
The first concept is identifying when dynamic navigation or mechanical guidance is the best approach for implant surgical guidance. It will compare and contrast the two methods with a focus on documented clinical cases that demonstrate critical laboratory and clinical processes.
The second concept is the pre-surgical prosthetics for the implant team. This is focused on the fabrication of immediate load restorations or custom healing abutments based on the planned implant position and delivered at the time of implant placement. This method improves soft tissue results and accelerates treatment for the implant team. These prosthetics are fabricated with open digital workflows for both surgical navigation and mechanical surgical guides and will be demonstrated with patient treatment examples. This course is devoted to demonstrating the comprehensive nature of fully-digital workflows from initial presentation to final restoration.
- Recognize the efficiency of digital wax-ups for diagnosis and treatment planning of implant rehabilitations.
- Discuss how the extensive options for pre-surgical prosthetics can be designed and manufactured based on planned implant position.
- Explain how intraoral scanning facilitates post-surgical prosthetics for immediate, delayed, or conventional implant loading protocols.
- Gain familiarity with the restorative and surgical roles in a comprehensive digital workflow.
- Discuss patient treatment factors that influence the selection of navigation or mechanical guides for guided implant placement.