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  • Digital Fabrication of Surgical Guides for Dental ImplantsFeb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 20209:00 am - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D112A, Alpha Omega

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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Course Description

Implant complications are often inadvertent sequelae of improper diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical method and placement. This can be overcome by using surgical guides for implant positioning. Although conventionally-made surgical guides are used, the clinical outcome is often unpredictable, and even if the implants are well-placed, the location and deviation of the implants may not meet the optimal prosthodontic requirements. High accuracy in planning and execution of surgical procedures is important in securing a high success rate without causing iatrogenic damage. This can be achieved by use of computed tomography, 3D implant planning software, and image-guided template production techniques.

This course will cover the digital workflows for the prescription and chair side  fabrication of surgical guides for the placement of dental implants, including intraoral digital scanning and 3-dimensional (3D) cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). This course will focus on both tooth-supported and full-arch solutions for the hands-on component.

Participants will have hands-on opportunities to manipulate the latest systems involved in the printing and milling of surgical guides. Once you have fabricated your guide, you will perform a simulated guided surgery on an anatomic model.

Participants will have access to resources including software, templates and clinical guidelines to support and enhance your learning after the course.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Understand the science and principles behind guided surgery
  • Have experience using intraoral digital scanning, CBCT imagery, and 3D printing technologies from systems provided on site for digital treatment planning
  • Be able to use multiple software programs to manipulate digital models
  • Fabricate digital wax-ups to be incorporated into CBCT imagery
  • Interpret 3D printing of surgical guides
  • Apply milling of surgical guides
  • Have experience with guided surgery on anatomic models

Course Brochure


Amarjit Rihal, DMD, FICD, FPFA, FACD
Instructor, Department of Restorative Dentistry,
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry; Private practice

Dr. Rihal obtained his undergraduate dental training from the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba in 1995. His professional interests focus on all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has obtained additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has extensive expertise in CAD/CAM-based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Proficient in the use of CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system, 3Shape software and Nobel Procera scanner, he has designed over 4000 restorations.

He currently manages operations of his in-house lab, Lodge Dental, and is the owner of his own digital lab, Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal has trained with numerous ceramists in California and has extensive expertise on ceramic pressing and layering techniques over zirconia and metal substructures. His professional activities include private practice as a principle partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serving on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Dental Association, and the National Dental Examination Board of Canada. Dr. Rihal is the Chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada since 2016. He was also a part time instructor at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.


Dentist: $1195

Registration Deadline

January 24, 2020


Continuing Professional Development Dentistry and Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba wants to thank our sponsors Dentsply Sirona and Nobel Biocare for unrestricted educational grants to help support this program.

Study Credits

This course is designed for 18 hours of Continuing Dental Education Credits.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to  June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 690| AGD Subject Code IMPLANTS2020


Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.


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