To help the Surgeon evaluate the patient, it is beneficial to send mounted models of the diagnostic wax up, copies of x-rays and a copy of the patient health history form to the surgeons office.
The surgeon needs to know what kind of restoration the treatment goal is to chose a implant system that has favorable characteristics toward the final restoration, since not every implant brand is suitable for every type of restoration.
A decision needs to be made on who is going to supply the surgical guide and what type of surgical guide the surgeon prefers.

To aide the flow of information there are some paperless web based and stand alone information sharing applications available that allow the surgeon, restorative dentist and technician to look up patient specific information without having to meet in person or playing phone tag.