Digital Workflow in the OMS Implant Practice: Why and How

Digital technologies are being frequently used in treatment planning and surgery execution for implant surgery and restorations. The multiple technologies of 3D cone beam CT imaging, intra-oral scanning, laboratory scanning, 3D digital restorative design and CAM production have contributed to this trend. Analysis of important aspects related to treatment, communication with restorative referring colleagues and presentation of treatment plans to patients are some of the advantages of implementing a fully digital workflow in an OMS office. However, if one is not "digital literate," it may be confusing and time-consuming to make appropriate decisions on why to use it, how to select and purchase equipment and how to set up a practice office to fully benefit from the digital tools, making it cost-effective. The session will discuss the benefits and difficulties of digitally planned/guided implant surgeries and interface with conventional procedures, highlighting clinical indications.br>

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss why a digital workflow in implant surgery can be important to improve an OMS practice. 
  2. List hardware and software necessary to implement a digital workflow related to implant surgery in an OMS practice. 
  3. Describe the important steps to use a digital workflow for implant surgery. 

Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, PhD, MS
Professor and Acting Chairman
Indiana University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, Indiana
Disclosure: Geistlich: Speaker/Honoraria; Straumann Group: Speaker/Honoraria

An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
Original Release Date: October 2, 2021
Expiration Date: October 2, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, PhD, MS

Clinical Professor, IU OMFS; Co-Director, Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry

Indiana University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Polido is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with a Master's and Doctor (PhD) degrees at the PUC University in Porto Alegre, and an OMFS Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.

He is a Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, also acting as Co-Director of the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry.

He is certified and a Fellow of the International Board for Certification of Specialists in OMF Surgery, as well as a Member and Fellow of several organizations, including the ITI, IAOMS, AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration, Osteology Foundation, AO-CMF and the Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves also as a reviewer for the main journals in OMFS and Implantology, as the IJOMS, JOMS, IJOMI and COIR.

His main interests are in Implant Dentistry Surgery, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Treatment and Digital tools, and in Orthognathic Surgery. He has many publications and lectures worldwide on digital tools, bone grafts, minimally invasive techniques, treatment of the esthetic area, complications, and the treatment of fully edentulous patients.

Disclosure: Geistlich: Speaker/Honoraria; Straumann Group: Speaker/Honoraria

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