Placement of the SureMark markers

Ensure the denture surface is dry before placing the sticker markers. Use a well-fitting, hard lined denture with NO soft liner; your surgical guide will only fit as well as the denture does without soft liner! Place at least 6 markers (no need to exceed 8 markers) on varying planes split between the buccal and palatal/lingual, making sure they […]

Fully Edentulous: Soft Tissue Separation

The “Soft Tissue Separation” technique is only recommended if your patient has a denture made with barium sulfate or a metal substructure, or if your patient does not have a denture. If your patient does have an acrylic denture, please refer to and follow Dual Scan Protocol. 1. Take a full arch CBCT scan of the patient […]

Fully Edentulous CBCT Scan: Alternate Dual Scan Protocol of Mandible

The “Alternative Dual Scan Protocol” is recommended if you are using the Sirona CBCT unit for fully edentulous cases, or the patient’s denture has metal sub-structures.  Using this technique, a duplicate clear denture will be required. Scenario #1: PREFERRED 1.  Duplicate the patients hard-relined, well-fitting denture into a clear acrylic denture (NO Barium or Biocryl X). 2. […]

Fully Edentulous CBCT Scan: Alternate Dual Scan Protocol of Maxilla

The “Alternative Dual Scan Protocol” is recommended if you are using the Sirona CBCT unit for fully edentulous cases, or the patient’s denture has metal sub-structures.  Using this technique, a duplicate clear denture will be required. Scenario #1: PREFFERED 1.  Duplicate the patients hard-relined, well-fitting denture into a clear acrylic denture (NO Barium or Biocryl X). 2. […]

Fully Edentulous CBCT Scan: Dual Scan Protocol of Maxilla and Mandible

1.  On a dry, well-fitting denture, place 6 x-ray markers: – Place 3 markers on the facial/buccal surface and an additional 3 markers on the lingual/palatal surface – Place the markers on varying axial planes – Example: if you place a marker on the buccal area of #2-3, then place your next marker on the lingual of #4-5, the […]

Fully Edentulous CBCT Scan: Dual Scan Protocol of Mandible

1.  On a dry, well-fitting denture, place 6 x-ray markers: – Place 3 markers on the facial/buccal surface and an additional 3 markers on the lingual surface – Place the markers on varying axial planes – Example: if you place a marker on the buccal area of #28-29, then place your next marker on the lingual of #27-26, the […]

Fully Edentulous CBCT Scan: Dual Scan Protocol of Maxilla

1.  On a dry, well-fitting denture, place 6 x-ray markers:  – Place 3 markers on the facial/buccal surface and an additional 3 markers on the palatal surface – Place the markers on varying axial planes. – Example: if you place a marker on the buccal area of #2-3, the place your next marker on the lingual area of #4-5 […]

Partially Edentulous CBCT Scan of Maxilla and Mandible

Printable PDF of Scanning Protocol:  Partially Edentulous CBCT Scan of Maxilla and Mandible 1.  Patient Positioning:  – Breathe through your nose – Bite gently on cotton rolls – Close your eyes and place tongue at the back of your mouth 2.  Vital Anatomy to be captured: – Superior: Sinus (below orbit) – Inferior: Chin and […]

Partially Edentulous CBCT scan of Mandible

Printable PDF of Scanning Protocol:  Partially Edentulous CBCT scan of Mandible 1.  Patient Positioning: – Breathe through your nose – Bite gently on cotton rolls – Close your eyes and place tongue at the back of the mouth 2.  Vital Anatomy to be captured: – Superior Capture 1-3 mm of maxilla dentition – Inferior: Capture […]

Partially Edentulous CBCT scan of Maxilla

Printable PDF of Scanning Protocol:  Partially Edentulous CBCT scan of Maxilla 1.  Patient Positioning:  –  Breathe through your nose – Bite gently on cotton rolls – Close your eyes and place tongue at the back of the mouth 2.  Vital Anatomy to be captured: – Superior: Mid sinus / below orbit – Inferior: Capture 1-3 […]