It is already clear that in few years an implant surgery without using a surgical guide will be considered as a malpractice and a dangerous conduct of dental surgeons. So why do we have to wait till then, risking to harm our clients, facing lawsuits and other bad consequences? The answer is simple. Someone is not interested.
Last week I met a much known surgeon who places hundreds of implants every year (most of the cases from referrals) and considered as an opinion leader in the dental community. I showed him the SGLA and demonstrated a surgical guide fabrication in 15 minutes, including the CT planning. He was quite shocked and then he said “I see a problem here. If it is so simple I’m probably going to lose a lot of work because people will stop referring me patients and start placing implants by their own” Here I have understood that the senior dentists and the specialists are not interested to make the guided surgery accessible and affordable in order to keep the implant placement exclusively for themselves.
This is the truth about surgical guides.