Static, dynamic or maybe both?
In a recent randomised clinical trial static and dynamic computer assisted implant surgery were combined and used simultaneously while placing dental implants. The result was increased accuracy, even beyond the level that static or dynamic CAIS alone can offer. This can lead to even more precise surgeries, It comes however with an increased cost and time commitment.
How can you combine static and dynamic? Well that was not too difficult actually. In principle, you have to follow the workflow of the static, print the guide accordingly and then register and calibrate the guided surgery drills for the dynamic CAIS before the surgery. In the surgery the operator will place the surgical guide and continue with the drills as usual, only now with the visual aid of the correct angle and depth also displayed in real time.