Digital Workflow Surgical Failures
Luiz H. Gonzaga, DDS, MS
University of Florida

Friday, Nov. 4
9:30  - 10:10 a.m. CT

This presentation will focus on multiple aspects that lead to complications during surgery when using the digital workflow. Computer guided surgery and restricted guides can be very accurate but discrepancies between virtual plan and final surgical results are well documented in the literature. This presentation will highlight reasons why complications occur and how they could be avoided.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the literature on digital complications.
  • Recognize virtual mistakes and operator error.
  • Discuss key points that can help the clinician minimize such complications.
Biography: Dr. Luiz H. Gonzaga graduated from the Catholic University of Brasilia College of Dentistry. He graduated with his implant/periodontic specialty training from IPESP Brasilia. Following completion of his implant fellowship he completed a residency and master’s program in prosthodontics from the University of Florida. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and president of the Florida Prosthodontic Association. Dr. Gonzaga lectures nationally and internationally, publishes in peer-reviewed journals and has collaborations with University of Michigan, University of Kentucky, and the University of Sao Paulo.