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Plan to placement: a SMOP training course with a live patient in Bristol on the 29th of June 2018

On June, 28, our partner ImplantGuidePrint in association with Dentale firstly held a SMOP training course ‘’Plan to Placement’’ for dental implant surgeons interested in acquiring new knowledge and experience for their surgery using the new digital methods of planning and guided placement. 
 

The speakers of this event were Dipl.-Ing. Florian C. Schober, an expert in guided surgery and 3D implant planning, and Jason Buglass, an implant surgeon and trainer in implant surgery.  

During the training course, the participants got acquainted with the features and functionalities of the SMOP tool. Moreover, they had a great opportunity to see its capabilities by watching the live surgery using the pre-printed guide created with the help of the SMOP Planning Tool. 

The participants received a lot of additional information and details in digital planning and surgical template design that could be applied in their practice in the future.

Our sincere thanks to all the participants who attended the training course. And of course, our special thanks to the speakers, Dipl.-Ing. Florian C. Schober and Jason Buglass, who shared their knowledge, thoughts and ideas, as well as presented the SMOP tool to the professional audience.

Meet the new version of Smop 2.14.2 released!

Our team is constantly working to improve our products to better meet all your needs. Smop has always featured an intuitive interface and high quality. Now, this new version is even faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

 

Smop 2.14.2 introduces many new features, including:

 

- New implant series integrated from the leading implant manufacturers

- Ability to move Model and Wax up data simultaneously

- Color customization for Model and Wax up data

- Improved “Rough fit” procedure

- Enhanced “Print Screen” functionality

- Enhancement in template design

 

New implant series integrated

The choice of implants has never been easier! For your convenience, we have now integrated new implant series from such leading implant manufacturers as Osstem Implant, Southern Implants, Medentika, B&B Dental, Futur Implants, Thommen Medical, C-Tech, and Alpha Bio.

 

Move Model and Wax up data simultaneously

This feature allows you to align Model and Wax up data simultaneously. Thus, there is no need for additional steps to adjust every object position. To use this functionality, simply activate it in the Shell settings and apply to the case you are working on.

 

Color customization for Model and Wax up data

With this feature, you can customize color settings for Model and Wax up data by configuring your own default colors in the Shell settings. Please note that these settings will be applied to all newly created cases.

 

Improved “Rough fit” procedure

With enhanced automatic calculation of the object position, the matching procedure becomes much easier, saving you time and effort in picking the most accurate object position.

 

Enhanced “Print Screen” functionality

This functionality stores all case screenshots in a separate folder created automatically using the case ID, thus simplifying the overall process. You do not have to look through multiple screenshots to find the one you need. Simply enter the case ID to find the folder with the required screenshot.
 

Enhancement in template design

The improved functionality now allows imprinting the necessary information even on a short arch.

 

In addition, you will find improved performance from a modernized codebase and bug fixing, as well as increased security and reliability of patient data.

 

Moreover, you do not have to worry about possible compatibility and update issues, as these are checked before installing the software. For us, software improvement is a continuous and constant process. Simply enjoy the application and stay tuned!

 

Swissmeda at ORGS 2018

Swissmeda at ORGS 2018

 

Swissmeda participated in the Oral Global Reconstruction Symposium organised by Camlog in Rotterdam in April. Several lectures showed the use of our planning system and templates.

 

 

Workshops at ORGS 2018

 

The symposium offered multiple workshops. Our methodology was shown in several of them. Two workshops were concentrated on implant planning and surgical templates and showed the possible services. Dr. Ignacio Sanz Sanchez from the Complutense University of Madrid and Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schober from the University of Zurich showed in English how our methodology improves the work of surgeons and dental technicians. Dr. Oliver Hugo and Mr. Ulf Neveling presented a workshop on the topic in German.

 

The participants which came from different countries were enthusiastic and inspired to learn new tools for their work using the SMOP planning program. The doctors heard interesting technical and practical aspects how to become familiar with this technology and how to apply it on a daily routine. They also found out how to be more predictable avoiding the pitfalls that may occur during the treatment.

 

 

Poster Section

 

A lot of posters on the conference showed work and research where our system was included. You can find some examples as:

 

1. Integration of DICOM and STL files for oral rehabilitation with implant guided surgery; Irene C. García Martínez, Carlos Carrascosa Milo, Antonio Meaños Somoza, Ignacio Sanz Sánchez, Guillermo Pradíes Ramíro

2. Immediate Implants & Immediate Prostheses. A guided surgery approach in the Anterior Maxilla; Antonio Meaños Somoza, Immaculada Gonzáles, Pablo Gómez Cogolludo, Alberto Ortiz-Vigón, Guillermo Pradíes, Ignacio Sanz Sánchez

3. Implant treatment in the aesthetic zone: Case report; Dr. Jan Spieckermann, Ulf Neveling

4. Enhancing aesthetics outcomes through digital planning for implant supported reconstruction: a case report; Christian Rodriguez Gonzales, Sandra Donato Romo, Sergio Martinez Villa, Guillermo Pradíes Ramíro, Ignacio Sanz Sánchez

5. Multidisciplinary treatment and computer assisted implant planning in an esthetic zone: a case report; Rodrigo Pérez-Tabarnero, Marta; Albizu Rodrigues, NIeves; Pulcini, Alberto; Pradíes Ramíro, Guillermo; Sanz Sánchez, Ignacio

6. Full arch delayed implant placement with fully guided surgery. Case report. M. Solonko, H. Ribeiro-Vidal, E. Montero, I. Sanz Sánchez, M. Sanz

 

 

All of them can be found via this link:

https://orfoundation.org/poster-competition/poster-competition-2018/

 

Party

 

In the evening there was an unforgettable party. It took place in a very special location, in Laurenskerk church in Rotterdam.

 

 

A new version of SMOP app 2.12 - what makes it different?


Our development team has made major framework updates that will result in a faster application and more timely updates in the future.

In this version, the supported DICOM formats you can import have been greatly extended. For implants and abutments, Camlog, Thommen Medical, and Sweden & Martina have been updated, and Neoss and Medical Instinct have been newly integrated!

If you are using a high-resolution display, you are lucky, as now you can enjoy a scaled view of the application. And if you are using an Apple computer, Panorama View is now available for you, too!

Moreover, all users can set the 3D image to Front, Left, Right, Top and Bottom View automatically using a special option in the 3D window toolbar. Now you can also choose the option to invert the directions of zooming in the Settings, and you will be able to see the change by scrolling the mouse wheel both in the 3D and 2D views.

Measuring functionality has been improved. Having placed a check mark in the Settings, you will notice that measure points now snap to intersection curves, for example the outline of the model or the wax-up, so you don’t need to spend much time trying to choose the right position. Another setting allows you to rotate large objects data, such as the model or the wax-up, around the window center.

If you have ever missed the option of adding another STL with additional prosthetic information or the antagonist scan, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. A new process step, “Additional STLs,” is now available!

And if you need to plan a case and don’t have an internet connection, no problem. You can work offline with a case as long as it is saved only locally and not being shared.

We have also added a new functionality to avoid case overwriting. If you are working simultaneously with someone on the same case, the application detects the changes and informs both of you. So, it is possible to either save or discard the changes.

And if you are a trained user, from now on you can check the case save history and restore the version you need at any time: just click on the option Show Details.

SMOP 2.12 – what makes it different?
 

Our system in Quintessenz Zahntech!

Quintessenz Zahntech, March 2017

 

"Effizienzsteigerung bei der Implantatbehandlung durch optimierten Workflow"

Schober, Florian / Fehmer, Vincent / Pitta, Joao / Sailer, Irena

 

Die Bedeutung der dreidimensionalen Bildgebung hat bei der Vorbereitung einer Implantatbehandlung in den vergangenen Jahren weiter zugenommen. In diesem Zusammenhang sind zahlreiche neue Bildbetrachtungsprogramme und Systeme auf den Markt gekommen, die helfen sollen, den Eingriff besser vorzubereiten und durchzuführen. Die Autoren zeigen auf, welche Vorteile bestehen, wenn die einzelnen Prozessschritte auf die richtigen Akteure verteilt werden, und in welcher Form der zahntechnische Dienstleister hier für alle Beteiligten gewinnbringend arbeiten kann. Sie beschreiben, wie die Effizienz der Behandlung durch den optimierten digitalen Workflow der SMOP-Software von Swissmeda gesteigert werden kann. DVT, CBCT, CAD/CAM-gefertigte Implantatschablonen, 3-D-Druck, Implantatposition, digitaler Workflow.

 

 Sie können den Volltext vom Artikel im Online-Shop der Zeitschrift Quintessenz Zahntechnik finden.

Smop now on Mac

We are excited to announce that Swissmeda 2.10 just launched on Mac. From now you can work on the same case in your office on a Windows computer and finish your work on your Mac at home. Swissmeda Mac App will be compatible with OS X 10.9+ (Mavericks or newer).

 

The basic user interface of the planning tool has been slightly improved, but functionality on Mac is nearly the same as on Windows.

 

 

This is just the first release, we keep improving it both functionally and visually over the course of the following months. Your feedback is most welcome!

 

You can download the new Mac App here: Swissmeda for Mac

 

New Features and Bug Fixes

There have been a lot of changes and improvements since the last version. Here we will get you all up to speed on what has been done and what’s to come in the near future.

 

Improved Offline Mode

We’ve implemented a new offline mode, which will switch automatically when you will lose network. (You will be able to keep working on your case during flight or sitting in the back of Taxi.) All saved changes will sync automatically with next network connection, so you will not lose any data. Notice: Please remember to have autologin on, otherwise offline mode will not work because app will block on next opening as no user is logged in.

 

Work with Multiple Cases

We have added the new setting “Open multiple cases simulataneously”. When this setting is enabled, you can work on 2 or more cases in parallel at the same time  and increase your productivity.

 

Added Auto Login option to Login Page

Now you can set auto-login setting during your first login. This option is shown at the bottom of the login dialog.

 

Enhancement for wrong template delivery

We have updated the format of stl file saving, now it includes such information as patient id, version and date. Now you don’t have to worry about which version of template you are going to print, you will see all information in the file name.

 

Improved Data Transfer

We are continuously improving our Data Management to bring reliability and increase performance for downloading and uploading cases data.

 

Scan Adapter export

We added Scan Adapter export to simplify the process of constructing prosthetics. All that to make the Swissmeda app a fully functional.

 

Additional Geometries and Abutments

We added additional implant geometries and prothetics

Improved Case Management - “Shell”

The new smop shell has been redesigned, to make it easier to find and manage your cases. We invested a lot of time to speed up the shell, so reaction times will be much faster from now.

 

 

Now, when you start using the smop shell, it’s simple. It’s clearer where to start and how to find the information you want.

 

The new top navigation bar highlights the features you need:

- create new Planning Case (New Planning Case)

- see cases you have created (Cases)

- see cases shared with you (Shared Cases)

-find your colleagues to collaborate with in our social network

 

When you go to the Cases or Shared Cases, you’ll see a cleaner, more skimmable list of cases. The improved cases navigation gives you access to everything you need to manage your work to success: improved search and sorting for your data, 

new pagination to make loading the list faster, and beautiful case preview images in bigger resolution.

 

You can also see we have increased the size of case items, to make clear, consistent information hierarchy throughout, so you can quickly scan a page for the important information. And new circular progress bars per case, copying user experience from our iOS application, letting you control data transfer in efficient way, so you can focus on the work at hand.

 

The new Swissmeda is a fundamental evolution of our product, and with it, the easiest way to manage your implant plannings and get results.

 

We want Swissmeda to be a great experience for everyone, whether you’re using your laptop, your desktop computer or even if you prefer to only work with a mobile device.

 

You can check it out on Mac, Windows and IOS APP today. We hope you love it!

2 days advanced SMOP navigated implantology course in Budapest 12-13 June 2015

Smop’s Hungarian distributor, Merfol Ltd, organized a 2 days advanced course in Hungary presented by Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schober.

 

Beside the Hungarian dentists, other dental professions from different countries attended this course.

 

The participants got very useful information about the digital tools of implantology from the basics (i.e. imaging techniques CT, CBCT, intraoral scan) all the way to deep details of the SMOP software possibilities. They also could use their fresh knowledge on the hands-on planning and drilling with template practices.

 

Thanks to Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schober for presenting an excellent 2 days course. It was a great experience for us and all the participants!

 

 

Great start in Japan

The launch of smop in Japan took place in the middle of May.

 

Camlog Japan was about to start a smop service center in Tokyo and invited Ulf Neveling from Stentists to Japan to give an intensive training.

 

Within 5 days we had intensive lessons with more than 50 employees and customers who learned a lot about the virtual world of implant-planning. From the upload of DICOM-data to implant planning, designing the stents and preparing abutments and provisionals fully digitally we got into all existing aspects.

 

We wish the Tokyo Center a very successful start and are happy to have been able to support them.

 

 

 

 

smop App now available on iTunes

The new smop App is now available for your iPad and iPhone! Visit the AppStore and download the most recent version of the smop App to you iPhone or iPad and have all your implant planning cases available wherever you are. That way you can easily agree on your current plannings with your clients or dental team.

 

 

Get your smop App here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id971741467

 

 

Advanced Course in Implant Dentistry in Atlanta, USA

Dr. Ronald Jung and Prof. Florian Schober presented a 2 Day Advanced Course in Implant Dentistry on May 15 & 16, in Buckhead.

 

We were very fortunate to have Prof. Florian Schober here to share his course, "Surgical and Prosthetic Decisions for Successful Implant Therapy".

 

We can't say enough about how grateful we are to Prof. Florian Schober, Dr. Rony Jung and our clients for committing this weekend in May to the pursuit of dental excellence. It was a great experience!

 

 

Visit smop at the IDS 2015 in Cologne!

smop will now be available for Mac, iPhone and iPad! You'll be able to surf the 3D layers, comment or approve planings and templates with the smop-App!

 

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The 3D-printed smop template is of highest quality, fits perfectly and in addition not expensive. The design provides a very good view during all steps of surgery.

 

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Bring your own case to the IDS and have it panned live at the fair!

You just need the following stuff:
- CT/DVT-data (DICOM)
- recent model or intra-oral scan

* optional: WaxUp, if available

 

Neue Gruppe - Intensive implant planning workshop with live surgery in Cologne

In the wonderful surroundings of Dr. Pascal Marquardt's practice the "Neue Gruppe" hosted a 2-day-workshop. The participants worked on their own cases using the smop software under guidance of Dr. Pascal Marquardt and Ulf Neveling. During the live surgery it began to show how many additional advantages the new virtual sharing possibilities using smop can bring. So it was possible to imply a purely digitally produced functional-aesthetic provisional - based solely upon the virtual planning.

Thanks to all the participants - it was a very productive course that was a lot of fun for everyone! We are looking forward to repeat such a course soon...

Comprehensive 3-day-course with the first American group at the University Zurich

A large group of American dentists and specialists came to Zurich this September to participate in the renowned 3 day course on implant dentistry at the University of Zurich. 3D implant planning and template guided surgery had been the main focus in addition to all other relevant topics. A large team of the Center for Dental Medicine of the University helped the participants cooperatively during the numerous hands-on exercises. The course was a great success. The participants gave us enthusiastic feedbacks. We are very happy to have gained so many new users in the US and will be happy to support them furthermore.

 

 

 

 

 

smop at the Camlog Congress in Valencia

PD Dr. Sebastian Kühl from Basel presented results of a study where he compares the accuracy of manually built drilling templates to the printed templates of Swissmeda. His results reveal that the printed smop templates are far more acccurate! We are eagerly looking forward to the publication of that study.

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer from Geneva presented the status quo as well as future tendencies of digital workflows in dentistry. Her presentation contained firsts results of the recent developments of Swissmeda and the integration of 3D face cans into the planning data.

 

Outstanding results with the new Camlog Guide system at a live surgery

At the intensive training "Computer aided implantology" in Munich with Dr. Claudio Cacaci the new Camlog drills were used in combination with a smop drilling template. The new Camlog system convinced all participants of its easy and accurate application. We are excited about the commercial launch and the following experiences.

 

Dr. Schnutenhaus points out the advantages of guided implantology with smop

The sold-out training in Hilzingen (near Singen, Germany) was a successful event to show dentists and dental technicians the advantages of our smop-system in combination with the new Camlog Guide 2.0. Dr. Jörg Danzberg (Swissmeda), Dr. Sigmar Schnutenhaus (Praxis Dr. Schnutenhaus) and Herr Oliver Keller (Camlog) presented the event. The closing live surgery by Dr. Schnutenhaus using a smop template and the new Camlog Guide 2.0 was one of the overall highlights.

 

New release-version 2.7 of smop implant planning software

After our version 2.6 with the first version of the template-designer module, we were able to optimize the functionally and focus on an easier integration of all elements of the full process in version 2.7.

Additionally we improved the online-ordering functionality for templates and added more implant systems and surgical kits, as requested by their users.

 

 

Live Surgery with smop on IPI Praxistage in Munich

During the annual „IPI Praxistage“ in Munich on December 6th and 7th our smop System was being presented by local speakers. But the event’s highlight was a live implantation using a smop template. To be able to answer arising questions we had a small booth and were overwhelmed by the interested crowd. Unfortunately time was short so not all visitor’s questions could be answered detailed enough as we would have liked to.

2nd workshop stent design module at Heller Dental-Technik, Öhringen

After our successful first user training of the new template-design module in summer, we carried out another intensive Introduction how to create drilling templates digitally in November. We discovered the new functions together during this training and discussed problems that might occur on the way to an own stent design. There were intensive discussions and exchange of experiences on how to create the "optimal" surgical template.

 

Outlook Future of Guided Implantology on Global Conference of MIS in Cannes

On the global conference 2013 of MIS in Cannes, Florian Schober from the University of Zurich lectured about the future of Guided Implantology. He provided a clear summery on the available and missing evidence and presented a very comprehensive overview of new possibilities already today and what we can expect from the future. 

 

Conference Digital Dentistry Applications for Implantology at University Complutense in Madrid

On the first weekend in June 2013 the University Complutense in Madrid organized the Conference "Digital Dentistry Applications for Implantology". After various presentations in the topic of computer assisted implant dentistry, 3D implant planning and guided implant placement from Prof. Mariano Sanz, Dr. Dr. David Schneider, Dr. Manuel Sancho and Dipl.-Ing. Florian Schober on the first day, the participants could learn in intensive hands-on trainings on computers with the smop Software and templates on models the second day. The company Camlog Spain provided drills and implants for the exercises.

It was the biggest event Swissmeda assisted so far in Spain and the participants gave enthusiastic feedabacks.

 

New developments presented on IDS 2013: The first software for the virtual design of surgical templates, with open interfaces

On the IDS we presented our new module of the virtual design of surgical guides to the market. Service Partners and for example Dental Laboratories can design surgical templates based on the prior 3D implant planning and export the result for printing with 3D printers. This open solution was very well appreciated from the market. We had numerous international visitors and were able to expand our international base extensively.

 

smop on the yearly membership meeting of DGParo in Frankfurt

On the conference of the German Association of Periodontology (DGParo) in Frankfurt on Feb 2nd, 2013:
PD Dr. Ronald Jung (left) (Center of Dental Medicine of the University of Zurich) and Dr. Jörg Danzberg (Swissmeda AG) on the booth of the smop implant planning system. Ronald Jung works since several years with the 3D implant planning system. He and his colleagues have been repeatedly consulted for the development of the design-strategy for surgical templates.