Block Michael Virtual Dental Implant Planning: A to Z Diagnosis, Planning, and Navigation for Implant Placement

Friday, May 8

Time:  8:00 - 11:00 am
Course Code:  F 300
Quick Summary:  Implant site selection and placement need not be as complex as some would suggest.  Whether you place your own implants or not, understanding this logical sequence will broaden your knowledge base and facilitate communication with dental colleagues and patients regarding implant placement.
Fee:  Doctors $68   All Others $27

Course Description:  This course will describe and illustrate the use of intra-oral scanning combined with cone beam scanning to diagnose, plan, and then navigate implant placement.  Time for models and laboratory setups is often excessive.  If considering static navigation guides or dynamic navigation, the actual use of the laboratory setup to guide implant placement is not simple.  Freehand implant placement may not result in accurate and precise implant placement.  The use of intraoral scanning can substitute for models.  A virtual bite is taken, allowing for articulation of the scanned images.  These virtual “models” can then be superimposed on the patient’s cone beam scan.  Virtual teeth can be placed by the doctor or outsourced to a third party.   Implants can be placed into the bone.  Depending on clinician preference, guide stents or dynamic navigation can be used to ideally place implants dependent on the plan.  The morning session will go over evidence base for this concept.  The methods will be shown in detail and step by step.  

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand how to use digital tools for implant planning.
  2. Understand how to translate planning information to surgical navigation.
  3. Understand the different methods for implant navigation.
Course most appropriate for:  Dentists and Clinical Assistants
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  315