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DioNavi Ecodigital Implant Solution

It's amazing to think that in the 1950's, most people thought it ludicrous that a rocket could put a man on the moon.  but, less than 10 years later that very thing happened.  When I grew up we used a rotary dialed phone, today most people can't get by without their personal cell phone computers.  Technology has also progressed rapidly in the area of implant dentistry since the first Branemark implants were placed in the 1980's when I was attending dental school at the University of Washington.  Many of these early implants were placed freehand, practically guessing where to put the implant.  It required a lot of experience and many complications ensued and lessons learned due to failures.  

With the advent of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) or 3-D Xray and video scanning of the mouth, one could literally see the bone and teeth in 3-D on the computer and plan the entire surgery before ever picking up the handpiece.  Better outcomes and safer placement was the result as major structures like the nerves and sinus could be avoided and the implant could be properly placed in the correct location within the bone and aligning correctly with the tooth.  

I've been restoring implants for many years that were placed by the oral surgeons I refer to.  Several years ago I decided to get trained to place my own implants by White Cap Institute in Utah.  After the training I learned how to use guided surgery and make my own guide digitally and printing it with a 3-D printer using Blue Sky Bio Software.  There was a learning curve to this, but it taught me correct placement for success.  

Recently, I have upgraded my implant system to the DioNavi Ecodigital implant solution.  It is the world's first fully guided implant solution from start to finish.  The accuracy of this system far exceeds any other system on the market down to less than 0.4% deviation.  The system also includes customized abutments using artificial intelligence of millions of teeth to allow same day placement of the abutment (which never again has to be removed) and the temporary crown assuming strong integration of the implant.  After the diagnostic data are sent to the lab, the implant design, guide and materials are sent back within a few days to be on hand for the surgery.  Low morbidity sinus surgery can also be avoided using the very accurate digital sinus lift procedure.  The system uses a minimally invasive, flapless technique in most cases resulting in less pain and to optimize patient comfort and healing.  It also uses very slow (50 rpm) speeds so the bone doesn't heat up and special drills to ensure success.  

If you have any questions, go to the DioNavi website ( and check it out.  Call us if you have any questions on the system or implants in general or to find out if you are a candidate.  Yes, technology is amazing and we've come a long way since the early days of implant dentistry.