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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Zimmer Guided Surgery

Zimmer Dental anounced release of their Guide Surgery Kit several months ago. They developed a straight forward system with two drill lengths and spoon carriers. Below are images of the spoon set and the surgery reference guide. Email alan@roedentallab.com for the large .pdfs of these images.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Gallileos CT Scan Solution - Beta

Sirona has developed a device that will make Galileos DICOM available for 3rd party softwares. During the past 5 years we've worked with Galileos owners and Sirona support trying to understand the settings needed to scan an appliance needed to plan surgical guides. The scans are visible on the Galileos monitor in the office, however when it is imported into viewers and other softwares, the images are washed out. Sirona is now testing a device that seems to work. It is a led cylinder that surrounds the appliance, and renders a clear image. We are testing the images that have been produced and will post the results.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

No Scan Appliance Technique - Promising Results

We've been hard at work with a few clients testing our no scan appliance technique to fabricating surgical guides. We've had only success so far and will role out our results in the coming weeks. If effective, the process of creating guides will be streamlined to less appointments, less cost, less coordination, and even a higher degree of accuracy.

If you would like to join our Beta test group, call Alan Banks 800 228 6663 ext 306

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zimmer Surgical Kit SAFE Now Available !

SAFE Zimmer Surgical Guide is a spoon and drill system that is compatible with SimPlant, iDent, BlueSkyPlan and Facilitate. This kit, when combined with prolongation in our software controls not only angulation but depth as well! The kit is available through your Zimmer rep. The price is approximately $3600 for the drills and surgical tool kit. Call with any questions.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Scan Procedure for Immediate Extraction & Placment Guides

1. Separate the primary scan appliance from any removable section (s) attached to the appliance. The separate sections will represent the areas involving the immediate extraction of teeth at the time of implant placement.
2. Seat the primary scan appliance containing the gutta percha fiducials in the patient’s mouth, without the separate sections. Seat the radio translucent bite registration material provided with the case over the appliance and guide the patient into the bite material. In absence of the bite material two cotton rolls can be used.
3. Request that the patient stay motionless, and follow the manufactures instructions to capture the CBCT images.
4. Remove the appliance from the patient’s mouth and attach the removable scan appliance section(s) back to the primary scan appliance. Glue the sections in place with a small amount of adhesive glue (included).

5. After the glue sections have completely dried place the appliance back in the CBCT scanner. The appliance should not be placed directly on the chin rest it should be separated from the chin rest with a Styrofoam or foam block, such as the padding inside a ROE shipping box, figure 3. The appliance should be oriented within the table is the same position as the first scan.
6. Save the data from the two scans into two different folders, Patient & Template, save datasets into one folder labeled with the patients name and upload to www.dentalimplantplanning.com, figure 4. Follow the instructions provided when the “Upload” button is pressed on the left side of the website.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New BlueSkyPlan Computer Guided Surgical Kit

Introducing BlueSkyPlan's CT Surgical Kit. Similar to NobelGuide, Straumann Surgical Kit etc., BlueSkyPlan's kit is the optimal method of placing implants. This kit controls angulation using the single guide technique and offers depth control. The kit includes a set of drill guide spoons, drills, tissue punches, anchor drills and more. ROE plans cases for doctors and provides a surgical report for surgery instruction. To purchase the guide follow this link .

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Using a surgical guide to locate and uncover implants AND as a custom tray

The surgical guide used to place the implants is not a throw-away. When the implants are incovered in a few months, place the surgical guide in the mouth, use a marker, place a dot on the implant site and uncover. When the implants are ready for the final impression, use this same guide to transfer the case to the laboratory - an excellent custom tray. The images are compliments of Dr. Ali Kanawait, Prosthodontist in Cleveland OH.

BlueSky Plan Now Offers Two New Surical Guide Techniques!

BlueSky Plan (blueskybio.com), which offers free treatment planning software now have expanded its capabilities and can now offer both bone based surgical guides and tooth born surgical guides without the need for a scan appliance. Create a surgical guide without the need for a scan appliance can save time and expense, making the best value in dental surgical guides even better! Contact ROE Dental Lab for additional details.
Case in BlueSky Plan software
Surgical guide without a scan appliance in a STl editor
Case with printed guides for upper and lower, guides fit exceptional on stone cast!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Inroduction to planning web site

Treatment planning implant cases has never been easier or more predictable. Gone are the days when implants are placed too deep or too shallow, in poor proximity to adjacent implants or natural teeth, or in
embrasures.We are very excited to be one of only a few facilities in the country to offer a complete CT Planning Service.Our laboratory, unlike other planning services, has theunique advantage of providing support throughout the entire treatment process. We provide full diagnosticwork-up, computed tomography scan appliances, virtual planning with multiple software applications, live online consultation for optimal surgical guide fabrication, and provisional & final restorations. We work with all popular implant planning software such as NobelGuide, iDent, SimPlant, and easyGuide. Because we have the software and hardware in our laboratory to create rapid manufactured surgical templates, the one-stop-shop approach greatly increases theproficiency and timeliness of surgical planning.To facilitate this service we have developed a new department we’ve named Dental Implant Planning.If you would like to take advantage of this service on your next implant case, please contact us or ask your implant specialist to contact us. To discover more information about the service or the four planning softwares we are presently using visit www.dentalimplantplanning.com.

Welcome to the Dental Implant Planning Blog

Welcome new blog dedicated to virtual dental implant planning we will post message on new and exciting developments on the ability of dentists to virtually place implants in a variety of software using DICOM data from a CT scan. This can provide the doctor a surgical guide which can be used to precisely place dental implants. As this blog develops I am confident that dental professionals interested in this emerging area of dentistry will find this blog very informative. This blog is associated with ROE Dental Laboratory and the following websites.