Pre-op vs. intra-op planning:

Choosing the robotic workflow that's best for you

Originally aired: June 2022


Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Hussam Batal explores the latest robotic workflow for dental implant placement, which allows for intra-operative planning.

Dr. Batal compares this new method to a pre-plan-based workflow and offers a glimpse into how he approaches digital treatment planning and robot-assisted surgery.

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Learning objectives

  • Review the complete robotic workflow, including digital treatment planning
  • Explore dynamic planning capabilities within the robotic workflow

  • Evaluate the advantages of robot-guided implant placement

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Hussam Batal, DMD

Dr. Batal is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Oral Surgery Group Practice at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). He graduated with a dental degree from Damascus University, Syria, and then completed his DMD training through the Advanced Standing program at GSDM. He is a 2003 graduate of the Boston University OMS training program. In 2003, Dr. Batal joined the full-time faculty when he was appointed Clinical Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery outpatient clinic at Boston Medical Center. From 2004-2011, he directed the one-year preliminary internship program and currently is Director of the OMS Faculty Practice. 

Dr. Batal’s interests include hard and soft-tissue implant surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Batal is extensively published and is involved in clinical research in the field of implant surgery. He is a member of numerous AAOMS and MSOMS committees and teaches continuing education courses in the field of advanced implantology and OMS coding and billing. Dr. Batal is a paid speaker for Neocis.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Zoom Education, LLC and Neocis. Zoom Education, LLC is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.