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Winchester Study Club

19 February 2019
Guided Implant Surgery

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Presented by: David Veige
Host: Peter Sanders
Date: 19 February 2019
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB

The implementation of digital dentistry in the UK has seen a significant boom. The UK leads Europe in the amount of uptake of new digital technology within the dental sector. Guided implant surgery has seen a particular increase as a result of improved access to specialised equipment and advanced planning softwares. The use of a prosthetically driven surgical guide should be considered the bare minimum in modern implant dentistry. The use of BlueSkyPlan has helped reduce the cost of guide fabrication making it more cost effective for both the patient and clinician. An implant surgical guide can be designed in 15 minutes and 3D printed in a matter of 30 minutes.

This lecture will demonstrate the pros and cons of guided surgery, the fabrication and use of simple surgical guides supported by teeth, soft tissue and bone and will showcase advanced case studies demonstrating multiple guide protocols, stacked guides and immediate loads full mouth guided surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the implementation of guided implant surgery in practice
  • To discuss case selection, advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls
  • To learn about the scanning protocols for tooth supported, tissue supported, and bone supported guides
  • Understanding what can go wrong in guided surgery
  • To explore simple guided surgery case studies
  • To explore advanced multiply guide/stacked guide case studies
  • To understand the BlueSkyPlan software basics


Originally from Toronto Ontario, Canada, David qualified firstly as a dental technician from George Brown College and then as a dentist from the University of Newcastle with a distinction in academic dentistry and the top restorative dentistry prize. He was shortlisted for the Young Dentist of the Year UK at The Dentistry Awards in 2009 and has been awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculty by way of examination.

He graduated with merit from the University of Warwick with a MSc degree in Implant Dentistry. He is currently studying a MClinDent at King's College, London in fixed and removable prosthodontics. He is a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI. David’s practice is limited to implant and advanced restorative dentistry.

David lectures both nationally and internationally on the digital and laboratory aspects of implant dentistry. He is the director of Smile Designs Dental Laboratory, a private boutique laboratory focused on high quality crown, bridge and implant restorations.


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