The CTMAX Learning Center held its first live surgical event recently on April 10th. More than 25 attendees watched a live demonstration of CAD/CAM assisted implant surgery as Dr. Ian Tingey placed 5 implants via a flapless or closed technique using CAD/CAM developed surgical guides. The surgery required no more than 30 minutes to complete and was narrated by Dr. David Galbraith.
CAD/CAM implant surgery provides a relatively new and nearly painless technique for patients undergoing complex implant procedures. Treatment planning is rendered pre-surgically using cone beam scanning, a 3D image reconstruction and the development of surgical guides. The surgical guides allow for precise positioning of the implants and typically avoid incisions and otherwise wide surgical exposure for implant placement. Recognition is given to Nobel Biocare who partnered with CTMAX in providing some of the materials used during the demonstration. Dr. Bruce Nghiem (a prosthodontist practicing in Simsbury, CT) also spoke on the pre-surgical treatment planning and considerations related to cases of greater complexity and of the kind used in this demonstration.
Visit our page on The Learning Center to learn more about this event and to see a slide show of some of those who were in attendance.