Since the adaptation of the surgical guide is derived from an optical scan (and not the CBCT), this protocol provides the ultimate in accuracy and fit of the surgical guide. It can be inconvenient when a CBCT and and a desktop optical scanner are not in the same location, but the high accuracy is worth it in our opinion. This technique is published as an article on LinkedIn: Scanning Appliances are so Yesterday. Meet the “Stack Merge”!.
Partially Dentate // CBCT+Optical // Noisy CT Scan
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Note: If you have an intra oral scanner, click here for that protocol