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2020 Digital Implantology: from guided surgery to navigation, is freehand surgery still valid?

For twenty years, the place of digital workflow in implant treatment has been growing. Digital workflow seems to be ubiquitous, universal in 2020. However, these tools give us different options and can be, without any formation or prevention, restrictive in our activities. Guided surgery is key to implant treatment digital workflow. The printing of guides can be performed internally or outsourced. However, despite our skills, this takes a lot of time and money. A new tool is being added to our implant activity: implantology assisted by navigation. This seems to be on its way to replacing static guided surgery.

In this lecture, after 20 years using daily guided surgery, we will answer this critical question: do we really need guided surgery, and why do we use guides? We will detail the place of guides in the implant digital workflow treatment and compare surgical stents with navigation to show how to enjoy digital while maintaining quality of life.

Dr. Nicolas Boutin graduated DDS from University Paris V in 2000. He graduated from SAPO IMPLANT in 2004 and has now a private and exclusively implant-based oral surgery practice in his dental clinic in Paris. In 2008 he acquired a teaching position in implantology at the Laboratory of Functional Anatomy of the Medical School and a teaching position on the SAPO Implant team.

He created in 2015 the LISC (Live Implantology and Surgery Center) to promote Live Surgery Courses.

He is a co-author of a textbook detailing anatomic risks as well as numerous publications about

immediate loading techniques. He is currently a lecturer at national and international courses and

congresses in the areas of anatomy, implant surgery and prosthetics, zygomatic surgery, digital workflow and involved in teaching on several academic degrees. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Paris-Descartes University, and co-manager of SAPO IMPLANT. With significant experience with zygomatic implants, Dr. Boutin created an advanced international course in 2017 in Paris to learn zygomatic surgery.

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