Digital Dentistry Workflows: Dental Surgical Guides


Access a comprehensive step-by-step reference guide for 3D-printing surgical guides.

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What's inside?

  • CBCT File Formats & Their Role in Dentistry
  • Guided Implant Surgery: Using 3D-printed surgical guides
  • Non-guided Implant Surgery: Freehand implant placement
  • How to 3D Print Implant Surgical Guides

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the document?

36 pages packed full of useful information - we told you it was comprehensive!

Is this for me?

This PDF is for dental professionals involved in implant dentistry, such as surgeons, lab techs, practice managers, and educators exploring digital/3D printing tech for surgical guide fabrication and guided implant surgery.

But I can just send it to a lab...

While sending surgical guides to an external dental lab is an option, having an in-clinic 3D printing system offers several advantages:

  • Greater control over the entire process, from design to manufacturing
  • Faster turnaround times
  • Ability to make adjustments or reprints on-site if needed
  • Potential cost savings by reducing lab fees over time
  • Convenience for same-day dentistry patients

Knowing the workflows unlocks the ability to implement these techniques to your practice and increase your efficiency - which leads to treating more patients, having more precise outcomes and feeling confident in your implantology. 

Why do I need it?

Having this comprehensive PDF handbook allows you to optimize digital dental surgical guide production and leverage the precision and efficiency gains of guided implant surgeries.

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny BDS (Hons) Otago
Director | Institute of Digital Dentistry

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