International Course Series

BlueSkyBio, Surgical Guide Basics

By Dr David Veige

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6 hours CPD
Implant dentistry has evolved and matured over the years incorporating scientific evidence and sound clinical principles. Perhaps the greatest leap forward in dentistry over the last 20 years is the incorporation of technology and digital modalities. Implant dentistry has perhaps seen the greatest benefit of the incorporation of digital technology to improve surgical and prosthetic outcomes. 

Guided implant surgery is a predictable and precise modality to improve the surgical outcome of your cases. The workflow and data capture both clinically and laboratory has been streamlined to provide the clinician with an efficient use of time.

A Beginners guide to Guided Surgery and BlueSkyBio that will cover:
  • The pros and cons associated with guided surgery and the pitfalls.
  • The process of data capture and case selection for guided surgery.
  • Become familiar with the functionality of BlueSkyBio.
  • Import dicom data and STL data and align/stitch.
  • Digitally plan a virtual tooth and then place a dental implant relative to the planned prosthetic envelop.
  • Understand the different type of surgical guides and guided surgical kits.
  • Understand concepts of guide tubes, offsets and surgical guide drills.
  • Plan and design the surgical guide.
  • Exporting and printing your surgical guide.
  • Identify cost, risk and benefit of guide surgery.
  • Evaluate and assess how active aligners could benefit your practice.
  • Full instruction and support to start designing and fabricating your own surgical guides. 


  • 1 Module
  • 18 Sections
  • Guided Surgery
    Pros & Cons
  • Learn to use Blue Sky Bio
  •  Virtual Teeth &   Prosthetically Plan
  •  Design and Print Guides

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Dr David Veige
Director of Smile Designs
Dental Laboratory
Private boutique laboratory focused on high-quality crown, bridge and implant restorations.
I am delighted you have chosen to undertake this course through the Digital Dental Academy, the UK’s premier independent teaching provider for digital dentistry.

This course is designed to encourage you to gain the right knowledge to inform your decisions regarding patient selection and data capture for the fabrication of surgical guides.

This course will help you Set yourself apart from other competition in your area by adapting top the latest surgical principles and technology.

I've done my very best to make this course as informative and tutorial driven as possible, and I really hope you enjoy it.

If you need any sort of guidance please feel free to get in touch.

Yours sincerely,
Course Provider

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BlueSkyBio, Surgical Guide Basics
Patrick Jones - Course author

Dr. David Veige

David lectures both nationally and internationally on the digital and laboratory aspects of implant dentistry. He is the director of Smile Designs Dental Laboratory, a private boutique laboratory focused on high-quality crown, bridge and implant restorations.

Originally from Toronto Ontario, Canada, David qualified firstly as a dental technician and then as a dentist from the University of Newcastle with a distinction in academic dentistry and the top restorative dentistry prize. He was shortlisted for the Young Dentist of the Year UK at The Dentistry Awards in 2009 and has been awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculty by way of examination.

He graduated with merit from the University of Warwick with a MSc. degree in Implant Dentistry. He is currently studying a MClinDent at King’s College, London in fixed and removable prosthodontics. He is a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI an organization focused on advancing the science of implant dentistry. David’s practice is limited to implant and advanced restorative dentistry.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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