IMPLANT TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Implant Newspaper · U.S. Edition JULY 2020 — Vol. 15, No. 3 www.dental-tribune.com AAID develops patient guide for what to expect at a dentist appointment during COVID-19 AAID dentists provide resource to help people prepare and take precautions for their next dental visit Resources To download What to Expect: Going to the Dentist After Stay-at-Home Order is Lifted,” go to https:// connect.aaid-implant.org/covid-19-checklist. To download the AAID’s “The Ultimate Guide to Dental Health During COVID-19,”go to https://con- nect.aaid-implant.org/dental-care-covid-19. By A AID Staff As the country gradually emerg- es from lockdown, the Ameri- can Academy of Implant Den- tistry (AAID) has released a new resource to help people prepare for their next dentist appointment. The checklist, “What to Expect: Going to the Dentist After Stay-at-Home Order is Lifted,” illustrates the safety measures and protocol to expect as dentist offices re-open for all types of visits and preven- tative procedures. The resource is a collaboration with AAID dentists who own practices across the nation and have followed CDC infec- tion control procedures for years. They are now implementing extra steps to protect patients and staff. “As my practice begins to re-open for routine check-ups, the health and safety of patients and staff is of highest prior- ity,” said Grace Chung, DDS. “It’s impor- tant that we let patients know ahead of their appointment what precautions will be in place to reduce the spread of COV- ID-19 so they can rest assured we’re doing everything possible to keep them safe.” The downloadable resource covers what to expect before, during and after an appointment. It serves as a reminder for patients of what to bring and not to bring to their appointment and includes space to write down questions. Photo/Provided by the AAID About the AAID Founded in 1951, the AAID was the first organization in the United States dedi- cated to developing and improving den- tal implants. Today, after 68 years, the AAID continues to be the leading orga- nization of dentists devoted to providing dental implant treatment solutions. Its credentialing program reinforces that these individuals are at the highest stan- dards of competency in the profession. For more information, contact the AAID at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 335- 1550. Improve dental implant surgery with X-Mark By X-Nav Technologies Staff To learn more X-Nav Technologies has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for X-Mark™, a new virtual patient registra- tion technology that advances navigated dental implant surgery. X-Mark enhances the X-Guide® Dy- For more information about X-Guide Clinical Appli- cations and Patient Information, visit www. X-NavTech.com. Watch the X-Mark Introduction Video at https://youtu.be/tcHEepTEhe0. namic 3D Navigation system to give den- tists the ability to deliver more accurate dental implant procedures to more pa- tients seeking new teeth. X-Mark features breakthrough technology to facilitate virtual-based registration of the patient’s anatomy to a digital treatment plan, ac- cording to the company. Developed to be fast and easy, the dentist will prepare for surgery by marking three virtual anato- my points on the patient’s 3-D scan and then marking the same three live points on the patient at the time of surgery. The X-Guide system will then use the X-Mark technology to quickly match the points together to enable live navigated surgery — with accuracy and ease, the company asserts. X-Mark allows the dentist to provide all the benefits of less-invasive navigated surgery in more case presentations — from single tooth replacement to full mouth edentulous reconstruction.