Dental Lab’s Surgical Guide


DDS Lab produces surgical guides to assist in the best possible implant restoration outcomes. Get the safest and most accurate results while saving chair time. Our guide options are made for tooth, mucosa or bone supported surfaces.
We utilize a computer-guided 3D implant planning system.
Surgical Guide - SAFE Guide and sleeve on drill

SAFE Guide

  • Full drill and implant guidance.
  • Used when the clinician wants the most accurate implant placement.
  • Brand specific surgical kit.

The SAFE Guide already exists for more than 20 implant brands, including Dentsply Sirona Implants, Anthogyr, Bego, Bicon, BioHorizons, Biomet 3i, Camlog, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Zimmer Dental and more.

Surgical Guide - workflow mucosa supported

Universal Guide

  • Full drill guidance.
  • Used when the clinician wants accurate guidance of all drill steps.
  • Drill depth control.
  • Compatible with all dental implant brands.
Surgical Guide - Pilot Guide with LongStop drill

Pilot Guide

  • First drilling step guidance.
  • Used when the clinician wants an accurate entry point or wants to proceed freehanded (e.g. to see the bone)
  • Compatible with all dental implant brands.
Surgical Guide | Dental Implants


  • Clinician orders CBCT scans of model/impression (Radiographic or Dual scan)
  • Send in a CBCT scan, and a scan of the jaw in STL format, a model, or an impression of the arch
    (CBCT scan or the dicom files can be burnt to a CD or DVD and shipped to DDS along with a model or impression)
  • Scans are uploaded into system and DDS Lab will co-treatment plan the case through Simplant® software.
  • DDS Implant Specialist calls the clinician and begins treatment plan using team viewer
  • Clinical signs off on the treatment plan
  • Surgical Guide is manufactured through Simplant®.
  • DDS Lab inspects and ships to office.

Schedule a consultation our specialized implant team to start your treatment plan. Email or call 877.337.7800 to speak with an expert immediately.