PD Dr. Tabea Flügge is a senior oral surgeon in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Medical Center in Freiburg, Germany. She completed her dental training at the Charité, Berlin, before becoming a trainee in oral surgery at the University Medical Center Freiburg in 2011. In 2013 she received her doctor’s degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg. After an ITI Scholarship at ACTA Dental School at the University of Amsterdam in 2015/2016, she returned to Freiburg, Germany. In 2018 she completed her habilitation and received the venia legendi at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. Since 2016, Tabea Flügge, has been a member of the “Next Generation” committee of the German Association of Implantology (DGI) and a member of the Young ITI Team Germany. Her main clinical and research interests are imaging technologies and digital treatment concepts in implant dentistry. She has received research grants for ongoing research projects focusing on the application of novel imaging technologies for preoperative treatment planning in implantology.
This article aims to give an overview of the application of digital technologies in implant dentistry. The workflow of digital imaging, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing is followed with regard to implant dentistry.