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Novel CBCT and Optical Scanner-Based Implant Treatment Planning Using a Stereolithographic Surgical Guide: A Multipronged Diagnostic Approach

Balasundaram, Ashok BDS, DDS, MDS, MS*; Gurun, Dincer DDS; Neely, Anthony DDS, PhD; Ash-Rafzadeh, Armand PhD§; Ravichandra, Juluri DDS, MS

doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000128
Clinical Science and Techniques
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This report describes the use of the combination of 2 technologies (Cone-beam computed tomography and Optical 3-dimensional scan) to maximize accuracy of implant placement in an area where previous implants failed and had to be removed. This report also stresses the increased efficiency of combining technologies to fabricate stereolithographic surgical guide which, when used intraoperatively, can improve precision of placement.

*Associate Professor, Radiology, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI.

Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI.

Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI.

§Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI.

Consultant Periodontologist, Private Practice, Dunlap, IL.

Reprint requests and correspondence to: Ashok Balasundaram, BDS, DDS, MDS, MS, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208, Phone: 313-494-6677, Fax: 313-494-6634, E-mail: balasuas@gmail.com

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