Precise Implant Placement
with 100% Free
Digital Model Based Guided Surgery

For the last 15 years, I have been working on the concept of guided surgery which does not need CBCT imaging; ideally suited for 1-2 implant cases. I developed the 3D-Click-guide® about ten years ago. Now I have out-invented myself and proposed a similar concept but 100% free of charge. Use your I.O. scanner, your 3D printer, and free Meshmixer software.

Most often, simple bone-sounding and PA radiographs are enough to create a perfect, fully restrictive surgical guide. The only variable not set in the guide is the implant length/drill depth. So, know where you are going, and if you are not 100% sure, do not go there.

If you combine this with the knowledge that 6 mm implants are equally as effective as 11 mm implants, you can appreciate why I place most of my 1-2 implant cases without CBCT imaging. Adding unnecessary costs and radiation does not benefit our patients and limits dentists’ scope of practice.

Please use, modify, and share the parts needed freely and, of course, at your own risk.

Have fun.

Lambert J. Stumpel, DDS
San Francisco