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Does Guided Surgery Cost You Money or Save You Money?

If there is one thing I simply don’t understand is why more dentists aren’t utilizing guided surgery for implant placement.  There are two main reasons that I consistently hear: I don’t need guided surgery as I have been getting great results by free handed placement. Guided surgery is an unnecessary cost. Let me address #1 […]

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The Challenge of the Lower Anterior Implant Bridge

I’ve been very fortunate to have tackled quite a few complex implant cases.  For me, the hardest of these is the patient missing the lower anterior incisors.  This situation presents some unique challenges. Combination Defect.  Those who have lost their lower anterior teeth typically have periodontal disease.  So they have both hard tissue (bone loss) […]

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Don’t Skip Steps – True Prosthetic Based Implant Planning

The world has changed.  We are digital and that is now extending into dentistry in a big way.  Just as digital has changed the way we live our lives, it is dramatically changing the way we change our patients lives. Each year I choose to work closely with a few young dentists as a mentor. […]

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Sirona3D Quick Tip – Multiple Teeth SSI

Here’s a quick tip on how to create a SSI file with multiple teeth are present.

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Creating Multiple Implant Plans in Galaxis (Sirona Implant Software)

One challenge is the ability to visually show patients the different options when multiple implant scenarios exist.  Most implant planning softwares should allow you the ability to create multiple implant plans. In this tutorial I walk you through exactly how and when we would create multiple plans in the Sirona Implant Planning software – Galaxis.

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CEREC Does It Again – CEREC Guide 2

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Sirona to do it again – they did.  Their CEREC software update 4.4 provides what I think is a BIG GAME CHANGER when it comes to implantology – CEREC Guide 2. What Is CEREC Guide 2?   CEREC Guide 2 is a digital in office milled implant […]

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From Consult to Surgical Guide In A Single Visit – The Best Guided Implant Workflow In The World!

The #1 question I get from fellow dentists who are exploring 3D CBCT for their practices is “Why did you choose the Sirona system?”  My answer is always the same – WORKFLOW.  The workflow simply puts all other systems to shame, in my opinion.  The best way to illustrate this is through case example. Shirley […]

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Another Amazing Power of 3D Imaging Example

Many of you know that I am a major proponent and champion of 3D imaging in the general dentist practice.  My original driving factor was purely dental implants.  But more and more I am finding the most valuable use of 3D imaging is diagnosis and patient communication. I’d like to share a patient that was […]

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A Critical Factor in Surgical Guide Accuracy

Guided implant surgery is only as accurate as the surgical guide.  Unfortunately, not all surgical guides are created equal. I wanted to share a quick example of the precision and painstaking care that goes into the Sirona/SiCAT surgical guide. An OptiGuide is a digital surgical guide that is milled from combination of CEREC tooth data […]

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Are You Prepared? 3D Imaging Let’s You See the Future

Not all implant cases are created equal. Some cases are straightforward and don’t need a flap or grafting to complete. Some are complex and require ‘pre implant’ surgery to allow you to even place the implant. In my opinion, one of the great advantages of 3D imaging to plan your implant cases is that you […]

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