Prof Shakeel Shadad

Digital Workflow in Implant Dentistry

Advances in digital technology have resulted in contemporary and efficient digital workflows from pre-operative planning to definitive prosthesis for both implant and conventional prostheses. Commencing with the intra-oral optical (digital) scanning and CBCT, the current technology offers merging of the data files for optimal implant surgical planning that can be more precisely prosthetically guided than the conventional techniques. While all these advantages are obvious, mistakes can be easily made when cases are not planned appropriately, or if bone dictates implant positioning.

This workshop provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital impression (optical scan) systems and CAD/CAM technology into your practice. For implant planning, this workshop will introduce the delegates to the Codiagnostix software and take you through the step-by-step processes for treatment planning using the Codiagnostix implant planning software.

Aims and Learning Outcomes:
During this workshop the participant will discuss the:

  • Use of digital tools to perform comprehensive treatment planning and guided surgery
  • Use of digital diagnostic wax-up including tooth movements that may be necessary when planning patients requiring pre-restorative orthodontic treatment
  • Use of digital implant planning with the Codiagnostix software
  • Technique to merge the prosthetic plan and CBCT data in order to define the most ideal 3-dimensional implant position and thereafter design surgical guide
  • Design a surgical guide
  • Indications ranging from single to multiple unit restorations in partially dentate patients
  • Digital workflow and use of stackable guides in edentulous patients for guided implant surgical planning