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Introduction to Guided Surgery



The concept of guided surgery and implant placement is often ignored for multiple reasons. Generally, the cost of the surgical stents and the arduous process of planning and fabricating the stent have been the largest deterrents and the majority of the modality would have to be outsourced. With the advancements in technology, a large number of doctors have been able to incorporate both cad/cam and cone beam into their practices to diagnose, treatment plan, and deliver care to the highest standard possible. This has also allowed the practitioner to have complete control over the whole complex, from the precise fixture placement to the appropriate emergence profile for the restoration.

This CE course will demystify the process and how a dentist can reach the final product with great efficiency and predictability. Surgical stent process are described in great detail, ranging from simple tooth borne cases to complex edentulous procedures. Furthermore, the surgical options are cataloged in great detail where the clinician can make practice purchase decision with regards to the appropriate armamentarium needed to provide the surgery. The presentation is provided in a neutral manner without favoring any specific implant product line and details how anyone with appropriate access to the technologies can enter the field of guided implant surgery.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Armen Mirzayan is in private practice in Los Angeles with his wife, Dr. Jean Lee-Mirzayan. He has been a CEREC user since 2001 and a Cone Beam user since 2008. He is an international lecturer on CAD/CAM and Cone Beam, has trained over 5000 doctors on the technologies and guided surgery. He has exclusively only placed guided implants since 2008. He is the founder of which offers a the complete solution for any dentists that wants to place implants with precision. His services include guided implantology course, 3D imaging services in Los Angeles and Chicago, Implant planning on a peer to peer basis and stent manufacturing through 3rd party companies.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

Understand that implants can be placed with incredible precision while greatly reducing the risk for patients
How they can have complete control over the entire implant treatment modality, from the fixture location, to the abutment position, and to the margin finish line
Understand the advantage of CAD/CAM derived surgical stents
Appreciate the difference between all surgical stents, from pilot stents to fully guided soft tissue edentulous stents
comprehend how emergence profiles and contours are extremely important for the long term success of an implant

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program. He does declare that he does have a financial interest in both training dentists in CBCT use and in his CBCT and implant services.