David Guichet
David Guichet

Friday Mar 2

Digital Workflow: Full Arch Implant Reconstructions

  7:00 - 8:00 am

Morning with the Masters

David Guichet, DDS

Traditional methods of designing and creating full arch restorations are being increasingly replaced by digital processes. Software and hardware platforms for surgical guides and restoration design allow for local CAD/CAM production. Although these systems are becoming ubiquitous, their strengths and limitations must be understood. This presentation will take a critical look at the effectiveness of digital workflows used in full arch rehabilitation including: digital treatment planning using multiple datasets, linked digital workflows, guided implant surgery, prototypes and minimally veneered zirconia restorations. Results of recent studies on CAD/CAM abutment/restorative accuracy and esthetic restorative performance will be presented.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare digital treatment protocols in contrast to traditional workflows; 2) discuss the uses and current limitations of digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production; 3) recognize digital workflows that enhance restorative performance; and 4) explain the difference of open and closed systems and “best in breed.”