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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 204B


Computer Guided Surgery From Start to Finish; How Accurate Is It?

Edmond Bedrossian , DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of the Pacific
San Francisco, CA


The use of computer tomography in conjunction with 3-D surgical software planning has become more accessible. Consideration of the accuracy of the guided surgical templates is important to understand the as it directly influences the fit of the immediate load prosthesis to the planned implants. This presentation will discuss the various papers on the accuracy of virtual vs. actual image transfer using guided planning software. Treatment planning protocol, as well as following a patient through initial consultation, diagnosis, CT Scanning will be demonstrated. Presentation of the different laboratory steps for the fabrication of the fixed provisional prosthesis will also be covered. The surgical protocol will be presented followed by the delivery of the immediate, provisional fixed bridge. The Pros and cons of computer guided surgery will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Review of the literature; understanding the limitations of computer guided surgical planning softwares.
  2. Presentation of the guided software protocols for planning.
  3. Prosthetic and surgical protocol in treatment of the edentulous maxilla and mandible.

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