LABORATORY COMMUNICATION

CT appliance

Each virtual implant placement software has its own guidelines how the CT appliance needs to be fabricated and what materials are to be used. To avoid costly remakes and rescans the laboratory technician needs to know what virtual implant placement software the surgeon will use. This information will help the technician to fabricate a CT appliance in compliance with the virtual implant placement software requirements.

Surgical guide

There is no standard or classification for traditional surgical guides. Surgical guides can be fabricated in many different configurations, each surgeon has their own preferences. The laboratory needs a detailed description of what kind of surgical guide the surgeon prefers until the laboratory becomes accustomed to a particular surgeons preferences.