Dr Rick Ferguson DMD presents a webinar hosted by Michael Saltzman, Director of Guided Surgery from Blue Sky Bio.
Dr. Ferguson is a Diplomat of the ICOI, Associate Fellow of the AAID, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Florida. He has lectured nationally and internationally He teaches live surgery and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami GPR Program. He has a full time private practice in Davie, FL. His course in dental implants can be viewed on his website here http://www.implanteducators.com/index.php/courses/3d-course
Dr Ferguson gives a brief look at previous guided surgery techniques and guides and compares them to the current method he uses and teaches in using 3D printed surgical guides. Rick describes the development of his technique which enables in practice low cost guided surgery.
Several cases are presented during this webinar including each stage of the workflow for each case, reasoning and options, costs and alternatives. Please note that case documentation includes 3D scans of bones as well as photos and video of guided surgery taking place which is quite graphic, the information presented is more suited to dentists than patients.
Examples of workflows in past high cost methods and current low cost 3D printed guides. Dr Ferguson shows examples using Robox and provides comparisons to Form2 DentalSG workflows and printed surgical guides.
The free software Dr Ferguson uses in this video can be found in the links below:
- Blue Sky Plan is a free software package from Blue Sky Bio. You can download this software and learn techniques to use it here https://blueskybio.com/pages/blue-sky-plan-guided-surgery-software
- Meshmixer http://meshmixer.com/
- AutoMaker is the software used to send the .stl files created in Blue Sky Plan to Robox https://cel-uk.com/downloads/
You can buy a Robox as used by Dr Ferguson directly from Blue Sky Bio’s US website (select United States from the dropdown on their site) https://blueskybio.com/store/cel-robox or from a Robox reseller closer to you www.cel-robox.com/where-to-buy/. The material used to print surgical guides with Robox is nGen by Dutch company Colorfabb, you can buy this from Robox resellers on Robox SmartReels. Robox does allow printing with materials from other suppliers and the range of materials available on SmartReels is constantly being updated.