Many digital instruments, techniques, and concepts can be used for smile design, implant planning, and placement, as well as during the implementation of the restorative part. They are quite widely presented in media, published, and recommended. However, only on rare occasions, they are validated through proper laboratory and clinical research. Moreover, published research evaluates only a single aspect or small portion of the workflow. Also, it is quite often that once published, data about digital instruments is outdated already.
Accuracy of the digital workflow for teeth- and implant-supported restorations depends on a clinical situation, selected scanning and 3D printing devices, use of different strategies as well as selected implant and prosthetic components. Therefore, digital workflow for different clinical cases should be planned in advance and specific strategies have to be employed in order to maximize the treatment outcomes with selected devices.
Accurate Digital Implantology and Prosthodontics (ADIP) workflow for certain clinical scenarios is produced through the research of each clinical and lab step of the digital workflow with carefully selected dental implant systems and components. Main aspects being considered in ADIP workflows:
Main aspects being considered in ADIP workflows: Image acquisition, treatment simulation Digital smile and function design Static/dynamic implant navigation Clinical and in-vitro accuracy of digital impressions Image acquisition, treatment simulation Digital smile and function design Image acquisition, treatment simulation Image acquisition, treatment simulation Digital smile and function design Image acquisition, treatment simulation Image acquisition, treatment simulation Digital smile and function design Static/dynamic implant navigation Clinical and in-vitro accuracy of digital impressions.
Prof. Vygandas Rutkūnas, DDS, Ph.D., Dip Prosth: From 1995-2000 Prof. Rutkūnas did his undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania; 2002-2004 Ph.D. studies in Department of Masticatory Function Rehabilitation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. 2004 he was the Recipient of “A.R. Frechette 2004 New Investigator Award” prize at the IADR meeting, Honolulu (USA). In 2004, he received his Diploma of the specialization in Prosthodontics, Vilnius University; From 2004 prosthodontist, Center of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University; 2006 Ph.D. degree, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University/ Tokyo Medical and Dental University. From 2006 Head of Division of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University; 2009 founder of Study Club of Prosthodontists in Lithuania. From 2016 president of Lithuanian Society of Prosthodontics. From 2018 Council member of European Prosthodontic Association From 2019 EPA recognized specialist in Prosthodontics. From 2019 Professor in Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Member of the editorial board - European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Reviewer for the peer-reviewed international journals, including CIDRR, JOR, JP, JAP, BMC Oral Health, JEPRD, and others. Author of 50 publications, co-author of 7 textbooks, more than 50 presentations in national and international conferences. Visiting lectures at Oulu University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Giessen University, Boston University, UPENN, USC, Malmo University, etc. Topics of research projects: accuracy of digital workflow in implantology and prosthodontics, fully guided static and dynamic surgery, 3D printed bone scaffold for bone regeneration.