Digital Dental Technology at The Dental Design Center Pattaya

▶ Digital Workflow for Implant Treatment Planning

Implant therapy has become an essential component of dental treatment for a vast number of patients. One change that reshaped the clinical approach to implant treatment planning and therapy was the introduction of digital technologies and workflows. Due to their advantages in accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, and executing implant procedures, digital technologies are becoming more widely utilized. Elements of a digital workflow include data collection, computer aided design/​computer aided manufacturing , and implant placement .These digital advancements have gained widespread adoption due to their numerous advantages in precise diagnosis, treatment planning, and the execution of implant procedures. 


A digital workflow for implant treatment planning is a streamlined and precise process that leverages advanced digital technologies to plan and execute dental implant procedures. This approach offers numerous benefits, including enhanced accuracy, efficiency, and patient comfort. Here’s an overview of the digital workflow for implant treatment planning:

Digital Imaging: The process typically begins with the acquisition of high-resolution digital images. This may include cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, intraoral scans, and extraoral scans, depending on the patient’s specific needs. These digital images provide detailed information about the patient’s oral anatomy, bone structure, and tooth positioning.

Digital Impressions: Intraoral scanners are used to create digital impressions of the patient’s teeth and gums. This eliminates the need for traditional messy impression materials and offers greater comfort to the patient.

Software-Based Planning: Specialized software is employed to process the digital data and create a 3D model of the patient’s oral anatomy. This 3D model allows the dental team to precisely plan the implant placement, taking into account factors such as bone density, available space, and aesthetics.

Virtual Implant Placement: Using the 3D model, the dentist can virtually place the dental implants in the ideal positions. They can adjust the angle, depth, and orientation of the implants for optimal stability and function. This tool facilitate our dental implant specialist in All-on-4 implants procedure planning. .

Digital Surgical Guides: Digital planning software can generate surgical guides, which are custom-made templates that guide the dentist during the implant surgery. These guides ensure that the implants are placed exactly as planned, minimizing the margin for error.

Patient Communication: Digital technology allows for clear and visual communication with the patient. Dentists can show patients the 3D model, explain the treatment plan, and help them understand what to expect from the procedure.

Fabrication of Prosthetics: After the implants are placed, digital impressions can be used to design and fabricate custom prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. This ensures a precise fit and natural appearance.

Follow-Up and Monitoring: Digital records of the implant procedure are stored electronically, allowing for easy access and monitoring during follow-up appointments.

Collaboration: Digital workflows also facilitate collaboration between different specialists involved in the implant procedure, such as oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and dental laboratory technicians. They can share digital files and collaborate more effectively.

Patient Records: All digital data, including images, treatment plans, and patient records, can be securely stored in a digital format, simplifying record-keeping and ensuring data integrity.

Overall, a digital workflow for implant treatment planning enhances precision, reduces treatment time, and improves the overall patient experience when compared to traditional analog methods. It has become a standard practice in modern implant dentistry.

The advent of digital workflows for implant treatment has increased accuracy and improved diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical execution in dental implant placement. In turn, these benefits have led to more predictable and successful implant outcomes. 

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The newest digital intraoral scanner at the Dental Design Clinic Pattaya: TRIOS 5 from 3 Shape (Denmark)

TRIOS 5 This is the scanner that sets a new standard in patient protection and infection control. It is not only hygienic by design, but also smaller, lighter, and designed to fit perfectly in every hand. On top of that, it comes with our new ScanAssist engine for perfect scan results, and TRIOS Share, for ultimate connectivity. Simply hygienic. Simply ergonomic. Simply effortless. Its intelligent alignment technology for building up a 3D model results in precision scans, effortlessly and efficiently.

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The 3Shape TRIOS 5 is a digital intraoral scanner used in dentistry for capturing highly detailed, accurate, and 3D digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and oral structures. ItThe TRIOS 5 intraoral scanner is designed to streamline various dental procedures, including restorative and orthodontic treatments, by eliminating the need for traditional impression materials and improving the overall patient experience.

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Key features of the 3Shape TRIOS 5 intraoral scanner may include:

  • High-Quality Scanning: The scanner captures precise digital impressions quickly and efficiently, allowing dental professionals to create accurate treatment plans.
  • Color Scanning: which can help with shade matching and cosmetic treatments.
  • Real-Time Feedback: Dentists can review scans in real-time, ensuring that they have captured all necessary data before completing the procedure.
  • Digital Workflow: The digital impressions can be seamlessly integrated into CAD/CAM systems for designing restorations like crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances.
  • Patient Engagement: The 3Shape TRIOS system often includes patient-friendly features, such as an interactive touchscreen, which can improve patient engagement and comfort during the scanning process.
  • Compatibility: The scanner is typically compatible with various dental software programs and systems, making it versatile for different clinical needs.
  • The 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanners have become popular in modern dentistry due to their accuracy, efficiency, and the ability to enhance the overall quality of dental care. They have significantly improved the precision and convenience of digital impressions, benefiting both dental professionals and patients.

▶ CT Technology at the Dental Design Center

A CT (computed tomography) scan, also called a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan, is a diagnostic aid used to obtain three-dimensional images of various body structures. It is a specialized kind of X-ray which is of high diagnostic value because of its clarity and accuracy. Many dental professionals use this type of scan in conjunction with diagnosing and treating their patients.

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With the help of a CT scan, a dentist is able to determine the exact location and size of a tumor and provide medication or treatment accordingly. Hence it is imperative in the diagnosis of oral cancers.

  • It is essential for determining the density of the jaw bones before proceeding with dental implants. A CT scan is the most helpful diagnostic tool for these cases, as the images are precise and have no overlapping images, like there are in conventional radio graphs.
  • It helps in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders and impacted teeth
  • It is used for cephalometric analysis
  • It serves a major role in reconstructive surgery
  • It can be used to evaluate the nasal cavity, jaws, sinuses and nerve canals.

  • It provides clear internal anatomy
  • CT scans are extremely accurate, and there is no overlapping of images or distortion of images. The dentist is able to view the structures with utmost clarity and decide a precise treatment plan.
  • It has a quick image production
  • Within a matter of a few seconds, the image of the structure is obtained and can be viewed comfortably on a monitor.
  • You can obtain a view from various points and angles
  • The images produced are of three-dimensional form. Hence, they can be viewed from various points and angles. This is one of the biggest advantages of a CT scan when compared to a conventional intraoral or panoramic radiograph.

This aims to answer your questions about having a dental cone beam computerized tomography (CT) scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital. If you have any further questions, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you. What is dental cone beam CT scan? A dental cone beam CT scanner uses x-rays and a computer to produce 3D cross sectional images of the jaws and teeth. It is a compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT scanner. Through the use of a cone shaped x-ray beam, the size of the scanner, radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are all much reduced. The machine moves around your head in a circular motion in a similar way to the panoramic dental radiography unit which is commonly used in dental surgeries and hospitals, which you may have already experienced.

You will be seated in the CBCT machine. Your head will be carefully positioned and you will be asked to keep absolutely still while the scan is taken. The positioning takes a few minutes, but each scan takes only a minute or so. You may need more than one scan depending on the reason for your examination. The whole procedure should not take more than 30 minutes.

The scan will give us detailed information which cannot be obtained from more conventional xray equipment. For example, if you are being considered for dental implants or other special procedures it enables us to assess the exact shape of the bone.

CBCT scans are low dose examinations and give an x-ray dose to the patient that is considerably less than a medical CT scan. A medical CT scan of the upper jaw gives a radiation dose equivalent to approximately 179- 578 days of background radiation (the radiation constantly present in the environment). A CBCT scan of the whole jaw would be comparable to approximately 12-30 days of normal background radiation. As with any x-ray examination, please inform the radiographer if you might be pregnant.

▶ Future Dentist-FD managing software

With the Future Dentist-FD practice managing software, VistaScan, a digital x-ray processing machine, we have created a dental office that is as environmentally friendly as possible. We utilize digital charting, digital X-rays (no processing chemicals & reduced radiation) and Consult-Pro, a high-tech computerized patient education software.

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▶ Dental laser from BIOLASE Technology

LaserSmileTM Whitening and Solf-Tissue Surgical Laser

With the Future Dentist-FD practice managing software, VistaScan, a digital x-ray processing machine, we have created a dental office that is as environmentally friendly as possible. We utilize digital charting, digital X-rays (no processing chemicals & reduced radiation) and Consult-Pro, a high-tech computerized patient education software.

LaserSmileTM : Benefits

  • Faster & Gentler, 24 minutes of total treatment time with just four minutes of actual laser activation
  • LaserSmile teeth whitening gel maximizes whitening effectiveness through advanced chemistry and laser-activated chromophores
  • Teeth whitening handpiece with pulse counter & countdown using quick and easy presets are streamlined and built into the unit
  • Numerous soft tissue applications including cosmetic gum contouring, crown lengthening, treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis

Since the introduction of conventional X-ray film development in dental medicine, Dürr Dental has been leading the way in diagnostics for dental surgeries. Digital X-ray with Dürr Dental offers dentists images with high resolution to meet all diagnostic demands. More than 40 years experience in the development of X-ray technology leads time and again to practice-oriented and innovative solutions.

The VistaScan Omni Plus imaging plate scanner makes image plate diagnostics even faster for dentists. The advantage: X-ray and scanning directly at the chairside with full flexibility in the image formats. The reusable VistaScan image plates are read out in top quality within seconds. There has never been a better time to change over to image plates.

When changing over from X-ray film to ‘digital’ image plates, the X-ray exposure procedure remains the same as before. However, the diagnostic reliability is increased thanks to optimum detail recognition and sophisticated software support. With the VistaScan you benefit from all of the advantages of the Dürr Dental image plate technology in its most compact form. The thin, flexible image plates are more comfortable to the patient and are particularly durable thanks to their special coating.

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▶ Anthos ergonomic dental chair

Technological developments and design aspects that increase the reliability of the individual components and the system as a whole.

The renowned reliability of Anthos dental units hinges on the use of carefully selected, appropriate materials. Careful design of each individual component, together with top-quality materials, ensures both long-standing reliability and excellent practicality.

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Our sterilized instruments are stored in purpose-designed storage cabinets that can be easily cleaned Before being used, our instruments are checked to ensure that:

  1. the packaging is intact
  2. the sterilization indicator confirms the pack has been subjected to an appropriate sterilization process

As part of our essential sterilization quality requirements, instruments that have remained unused for more than 21 days and are not in a validated sterile pack (processed by a vacuum sterilizer) should be subjected to a further cycle of decontamination before being used.

▶ Dental Implant Armamentarium


Piezosurgical is a process that utilizes piezoelectric vibrations in the application of cutting bone tissue. By adjusting the ultra sonic frequency of the device, it is possible to cut hard tissue while safely avoiding damage to nearby soft tissues. This decrease in collateral trauma during procedures such as osteotomies, osteoplasties, ridge expansion, autogenous bone harvesting, and sinus lifts results in rapid healing and a more comfortable and predictable recovery for our patients.

The innovative qualities of the PIEZOSURGERY

  • Micrometric cutting action for maximum surgical precision and intra-operative sensitivity.
  • Selective cutting action for minimal damage to soft tissue, maximum safety for you and your patients.
  • Cavitation effect maximum intra-operative visibility and a blood-free surgical site.

This innovative dental technology is very useful in dental implant surgery for example sinus lifting for dental implant placement, tooth extraction, bone splitting and bone grafting procedure, etc.

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▶ Osstell

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The degree of implant stability is hard to determine once the implant has started to integrate. Also, at placement, stability is difficult to judge objectively and the “tactile feeling” or torque measurements will not work as a baseline for future comparisons. Osstell meters make it possible not only to measure the initial implant stability, but also to monitor the development of osseointegration over time.

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▶ PRF Centrifuge

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Portable digital dental x-ray improves dental radiography speed, convenience and quality. The Dexcowin DX-3000 technology provides the safest and highest quality handheld intraoral X-ray system.

An x-ray can be taken at anytime during dental procedures for verification, particularly in endodontic treatment and dental implant surgery. Dentists will have more diagnostic information for a continuous work. With the Dexcowin DX-3000 we can bring the x-ray to the patient, not the patient to the x-ray – The patient doesn’t even leave the dentist chair! Saves time and improved workflow!

▶ SuperEndo-Beta and thermoplastic gutta purcha

SuperEndo-Alpha2 offers the functionality of 3-dimensional root canal obturation, temperature control, convenience and ergonomics of a cordless function. Vertical root canal obturation was proved to decreases the possible risk of a root fracture

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▶ NiTi rotary files: ProTaper (Dentsply-Maillefer) systems

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Niti alloy files have quite simply revolutionised our ability to predictably clean and shape the root canal system. In an electric (torque-controlled) motor and endodontic handpiece.

▶ Apex locators

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Apex locators have come along way in the last 10 years and now give a very predictable ‘linear view’ of a 3-dimensional root canal. We know that the apical constriction of a root is never at the radiographic apex, hence the dictum of working the average “1 mm away from the radiographic apex”. This usually keeps us out of trouble. But, for absolute certainty the Root ZX II tells us exactly when we have reached the hallowed apical constriction in 90-95% of cases..

▶ Ultrasonics

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We now have the technology to be able to apply a certain finesse in certain aspects of our treatment with the help of specially designed ultrasonic tips. This is invaluable for careful removal of intracanal blockages, posts, separated files, or for penetrating through sclerotic dentine and opening root canal orifices, and microsurgery.