Dr. Ashok Sethi
Computer guided surgery – revolutionising implant dentistry
3D Imaging permits the visualisation of the available bone as well as relevant anatomical structures. Interactive planning permits accurate selection of sites for implant placement and computer generated drill guides enable the replacement of implants into planned sites.
This presentation will address the use of three-dimensional imaging for diagnosis and computer guided surgery for the treatment of a range of clinical situations.
The management of the failing dentition with immediately placed and loaded implants will be addressed. In addition to this the planning of treatment requiring the reconstruction of deficient ridges will be covered.
It will also focus on the techniques for relating tooth position to the surgical site and the interaction between the clinician and the dental laboratory.
His systematic application of sound biological principles, research data and clinical experience have resulted in outstanding success rates in terms of predictability as well as aesthetic and functional outcome.
A founding member and past president of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK), he has been designing courses and teaching postgraduates for 20 years at programmes run by the Royal College of Surgeons, the University of Lille, and in the private sector.
He is a Board Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. He has conceived and is the founding Director the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which for the first time enables practicing practitioners to combine their education and training with a busy successful practice.
He is currently collaborating with international institutes to further promote this unique approach to professional development and raising standards across this emerging field.
He is the author, with Thomas Kaus, of a fundamental textbook “Practical Implant Dentistry” recently published by Quintessence.
Qualifications: BDS Ncle 1974 DGDP(UK) MGDS RCS Eng DUI Lille FFGDP UK, Specialist in Oral Surgery, Specialist in Prosthodontics