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Guided Surgery: Making Implant Placement Simpler. Guided surgery represents a significant advancement in implant dentistry, yet its widespread adoption has been gradual despite its presence in the field for some time. This lecture endeavors to advocate for the integration of computer-guided surgery into implant placement protocols.

Learning outcomes

We will elucidate the compelling rationale behind incorporating virtual planning tools prior to surgical intervention, emphasizing the concept of restoratively driven implant placement. Exploring the manifold benefits of guided surgery, we aim to underscore its clinical advantages, facilitating precise implant placement and enhancing treatment outcomes. Moreover, we will navigate the evolving landscape of guided surgery technology, shedding light on its promising trajectory and its potential to revolutionize the practice of implant dentistry. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the transformative potential of guided surgery and its role in simplifying implant placement procedures.

Speaker

Dr Nick Fahey

Nick graduated from Otago Dental School New Zealand in 1994 and spent 3 years in private practice before travelling to the UK. Nick’s first 15 years in practice in the UK were spent in London’s West End. During that time, he completed an MClinDent in Prosthodontics at The Eastman Dental School. He then completed further qualifications - MFDS RCS, MRD RCS, and FRACDS which allowed him to become a GDC Registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Nick established Woodborough House Dental Practice with his wife in 2005. Nick oversees a team of 14 clinicians of Specialists, GDPs and dental therapists and hygienists, who share his passion for delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary dentistry. Together, the Woodborough team have won multiple dental awards in the UK. Nick is most recognized for his pioneering work in digital dentistry, using cutting-edge technologies such as CBCT, intra-oral scanning and virtual implant planning software to revolutionize computer-guided surgery techniques. He has delved into "real-time" guided surgical navigation and is now utilising recent innovations such as 3D facial scanning and Modjaw jaw analysis to provide facially driven dental rehabilitation. Nick is a fellow of the ITI, where he serves as a study club director and mentor, fostering professional development within the dental community. Nick is passionate about education and lectures internationally, sharing insights on computer-guided surgery and virtual implant planning. Nick recently completed his book ‘Guided Surgery – Making Implant Placement Simpler', a seminal work that underscores his lifelong dedication to advancing dental techniques and methodologies. Nick is the co-founder of the Fitz Fahey Academy, which boasts an international faculty of clinicians, dedicated to empowering dental professionals through mentorship and interdisciplinary teaching. Nick’s career is marked by innovation, education, and unwavering dedication to patient care. His vision is “to change lives through smiles” and he continues to be passionate about shaping the future of dentistry on a global scale.

NZDA Conference 2024 - Dentist Day 1

Guided Surgery: Making Implant Placement Simpler.


Speaker:

Dr Nick Fahey

Friday 23rd Aug 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
188 Oxford Terrace
Christchurch Central City
Region: Canterbury
Brought to you by New Zealand Dental Assoc.
NZDA House
1/195 Main Highway
Ellerslie, Auckland
1051
New Zealand

New Zealand Dental Assoc.
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