Guided Surgery: Treatment Planning and Design Single Unit and Full Arch Cases

Speaker: Shawn Van de Vyver

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Event DateOctober 12, 2018
October 13, 2018

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CE Credit14

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This course covers prosthetically driven guided surgery, using the prosthetic and restorative plans as the starting points for implant placement. Attendees will leave with the resources and workflows to begin treatment planning and designing surgical guides for simple and complex cases. We cover how to design both cement and screw retained single units and corresponding custom abutments. We’ll also review general cost savings and lab overhead reduction by bringing your dental CAD design services in-office.
With those design skills and CAD know-how under your belt, you can send your restorations to be milled for less than $30 per unit full zirconia. Custom abutments can be milled for $40 each. Transitional full arch prostheses can be manufactured for next-day delivery less than $50 per arch.
There will be a lot of information to review and ground to cover in two short days, so be prepared and pack your learning hats.
If you would like to experiment with exocad software prior to the course, we can send a demo dongle out to you beforehand (highly recommended).

Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S. is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and has been a solo private practice owner since 2008. He began his digital dentistry journey when he acquired a bank owned 12-operatory practice full of equipment, including a functional red camera Cerec unit.

He has appeared on multiple dental podcast episodes discussing practice management, automation, marketing, and digital dentistry. He is one of the Faculty in the Digital Dentistry group of the Dental Success Network, a dental online community, as well as an inaugural Restorative Committee Member of the International Digital Dentistry Academy (
Dr. Van de Vyver is also on the Dental Economics Editorial Board as a digital dentistry and technology advisor and a contributor to, an online dental magazine.
In addition to live courses discussing dental CAD and digital treatment planning, Dr. Van de Vyver offers exocad dental CAD training through his website

Day 1:
Software navigation overview – exocad
Crown design using exocad
Screw retained crown design
Scan body overview
Custom abutment design
Surgical guide design
DICOM / STL stitching
Guided surgery workflow (universal and Sirona specific workflow- if interested)
Guide manufacturing (3D printing)

Day 2:
Software navigation overview – Blue Sky Plan
Waxup design using Blue Sky Plan
Full arch designed “custom tray”
Appliance design (splints) and modification (attachments)
Multi unit design (connectors and gingiva)
Full arch transitional design (AO4 prosthesis)
Scanning considerations
Program handoffs – Blue Sky Plan and exocad
Hybrid design

I declare that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies in regards to my continuing dental education presentation.

In the case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received in writing NO LATER than two weeks (14 days) prior to start of course date. A $100 processing fee is charged on refunds. DSN reserves the right to change speakers, equipment/materials used or course dates without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule two weeks prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant.

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