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science & practice 25th EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 11 ing techniques have greatly im- proved individual assessment of hard tissue with regard to jaw anat- omy and bone volume in treatment planning. Digital dentistry is increasingly rel- evant in dental practice nowadays. How has digital technology changed implant dentistry, and what are its main advantages? Digital technology can support dentists in several steps of restora- tive treatment, from cone beam com- puted tomography and the virtual planning of implant positions through to prosthesis manufacture for immediate function. Also, virtual planning can be transferred to the actual clinical setting by fabricating surgical guides for flapless implant placement. The main advantage of digital techniques is the ability to plan and optimise the positioning of implants in a prosthetically driven manner. Moreover, computer-guided tech- niques can help decrease postopera- tive discomfort and allow immediate function, as they enable implant placement with minimal surgical trauma. In addition, these tech- niques can offer a useful alternative to bone augmentation in severely re- sorbed jawbone, as they facilitate op- timal positioning of implants in the available bone. In your lecture at this year’s EAO congress in the “Things we stopped in our practice due to failures” ses- sion, you will be discussing imme- diate CAD/CAM restoration. What are potential complications of im- mediate CAD/CAM restoration, and why is this treatment approach prone to failure? Although computer-guided tech- niques for implant placement can offer advantages for both the dentist and the patient, guided implant sur- gery is technically demanding and not free of specific procedure-re- lated complications. For example, the drilling template may fracture or there may be complications re- lated to limited access and visibility when using a flapless approach. This can lead to deviations in im- plant positioning and ultimately a poorly fitting prosthesis. Moreover, high aesthetic demands may be dif- ficult to completely foresee, since computer-guided implant position- ing carries the risk of overlooking the ideal location of an implant with regard to the soft tissue. Therefore, the skills and experience of a clini- cian who wants to use these tech- niques need to go far beyond those necessary for regular implant sur- gery. What alternative treatment protocol do you recommend for less experi- enced clinicians? A good option is to use digital techniques for implant placement in combination with traditional pro- tocols for prosthesis manufacture. For example, a template-guided flap- less surgery for implant placement can be combined with a traditional protocol for unloaded healing and the fabrication of a permanent pros- thesis. 7 Online Advanced Mentoring and Clinical Program in Periodontics Advanced clinical online learning with the Masters This course includes a variety of live-patient dental procedures and on-demand lectures that will enhance your distance learning experience. Learn from the Masters of Periodontics: Advanced clinical online training with the Masters Curriculum fee: €995 Online Access at any time from any of your web enabled devices. Registration information: contact us at tel.: +49-341-484-74134 email: Details on Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group GmbH is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or province board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2016. Provider ID# 355051. Collaborate on your cases and access hours of premium video training and live webinars Online access to our library of Lectures & Clinical Videos São Leopoldo Mandic this course is created in collaboration with São Leopoldo Mandic University of Campinas C.E. CREDITS 15 Certificates will be awarded upon completion AD “Although computer-guided techniques for implant placement can offer advantages for both the dentist and the patient, guided implant surgery is technically demanding and not free of specific procedure-related complications.”