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Guided Surgery: Basics & Beyond


SKU: 04-01-2022 Categories: ,


This one of a kind, hands-on course will cover all aspects of full arch implantology utilizing a completely digital workflow.



  • April 1-2nd, 2022
  • Friday: 8am to 5pm CST and Saturday: 8am to 4pm CST



  • Drs. Cory Glenn, Ben Kellum and Bryan Kariya


Main learning objectives:

  • Learn the basics of the Blue Sky Plan software
  • Understand the principles of 3d printing
  • Explore the differences and pros/cons of DLP printing vs SLA printing
  • Learn to generate simple surgical guides
  • Create Soft tissue supported full arch guides
  • Learn to make single tooth restorations that could be printed or milled
  • Explore digital waxups
  • Learn to process printed objects for use
  • Explore the differences between intraoral scanners and desktop scanners and use them
  • Develop a data management system for digital files
  • Learn the treatment planning principles for dental implants
  • Medical evaluation of implant patients and the biology of implant success.
  • What to look for in Implant design and selection.
  • Understand the different file types for guided surgery, how to acquire, and manage.
  • Learn to design your own guided surgery cases from single tooth to full arches for any brand of implants and any guided kit.
  • Learn the treatment planning requirements for predictable surgical and prosthetic success.
  • Understand the different types of guided kits available and what their pros and cons.
  • Learn the ideal surgical approaches used for different types of guided surgery to give consistently good results.
  • Learn how to export and 3D print your own surgical guides or how to outsource to affordable services
  • Hands-on computer exercises working through real cases of various levels of complexity. Execute the entire process from beginning to end.
  • Learn how to manage cases with high scatter.
  • Learn to spot potential problems before they happen.
  • How to design provisonal and final prosthetics such as screw retained crowns.
  • Much more…


This course is appropriate for dentists, lab technicians, and dental auxiliaries of any skill level. You do not need previous experience with Blue Sky Plan or implant placement but should have basic knowledge of computer use and dental implant surgery.

Course Discounts

After course completion, you may pick one of the three special offers:

1.  $300 discount with minimum purchase of $400 worth of Blue Sky Bio products

2. 12 Complimentary STL exports (send request to

3. Additional $500 discount on any Blue Sky Bio implant starter package

You Should Bring

A computer with the free “Blue Sky Plan” software already downloaded for the hands-on exercises.  It is HIGHLY recommended to bring a mouse instead of using the trackpad.  Ideal minimum computer specifications would be an i7 or higher processor, 32 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA 1060 (or equivalent) video card or higher.  There should be  2-4 gb of memory dedicated specifically to the video card.  It is also recommended to download the free program “MeshMixer” before the course. (See for download)

Travel Information

Directions, Travel and Hotel Info


Carestream, Sprintray, Burbank Dental Lab, Desktop Health, Axsys Dental Solutions and Evolve Dental

This program is half live lecture and half self-participation, designated for 18 hours of CE credit by BlueSkyBio under AGD Codes:  Implants 690