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Freehand vs. Guided Surgery: Clinical Considerations and Case Examples

Freehand vs. Guided Surgery: Clinical Considerations and Case Examples

Freehand vs. Guided Surgery: Clinical Considerations and Case Examples

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Industry Specialist
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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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When it comes to guided and freehand surgery, the circumstances of each case and the situation of the patient ultimately dictate which approach to adopt. The cost-benefit analysis of guided surgery should include a careful assessment of bone levels, the keratinized soft tissue, and whether the increased level of precision is worth the added expense. While the precision of CBCT scanning and guided surgery is essential in many situations, there will always be cases indicated for a freehand approach.

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Examining the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing freehand or guided surgery can help clinicians arrive at an informed decision regarding the appropriate means of placing an implant. With the cost-effective method of freehand surgery, a flap is reflected and the implant is placed according to the available diagnostic information. In guided surgery, the osteotomy is created through a digitally designed and printed surgical guide, which can be invaluable when a high degree of precision is needed. Because the chosen method of surgery affects many aspects of treatment, the proper approach is determined by not only practitioner preference but also the unique circumstances of each case. Topics include:
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Industry Specialist
on behalf of Glidewell Dental

Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals nationwide for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab specializes in crown & bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, dental implants and prosthetic components, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and dedication to providing free or affordable clinical and technical education to promote industry growth. Read on to see how Jim Glidewell began his career in dentistry and built Glidewell Laboratories into the largest dental lab in the world.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 2.00 Hours

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