Slow Drilling Protocol: The Practical Considerations and Evidence Base for this Osteotomy Preparation Technique

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I use a slow drilling protocol for the vast majority of implant cases and have done so for many years. 

There are many benefits, but during the current COVID-19 pandemic, another benefit has come to light: without irrigation and with low drilling speeds, there is a huge reduction in aerosol generation. 

In normal times, this alone may not be considered to be of great importance. But over the coming months it may prove to be vital. That being said, it is one of many great benefits that I hope to share.

Dr Aly Virani
GDC NO. 229404

​​​​​​​Aly is a graduate of Cardiff University and is registered to the General Dental Council. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has awarded him a diploma in implant dentistry. His clinical practice is  now limited to the placement and restoration of Dental Implants. He is the visiting implant dentist to practices in South Wales, the South West and the West Midlands.

Aly worked as a private dentist in Cardiff at a specialist practice with a particular interest in Periodontology and Implantology from 2013-2019. At the same time, Aly also worked as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol. His work was done under the department of the Clinical Trials Unit, Periodontology. His research interests included toothwear and dentine hypersensitivity. He was also involved with undergraduate teaching & training of Periodontology at the University of Bristol, and has assisted with practical instruction on the Masters Programme in Implantology.

Aly has held a position on the board of directors of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), where he was the Welsh Representative from 2015-2017. He is a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and remains an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

​​​​​​​He continues to lecture in the national forum. He lives in Cardiff with his wife Zara and two miniature dachshunds, Bibi and Bwana.

  • Learning Objectives:
    • To discuss the evidence base behind safe temperatures for osteotomy preparation

    • To explore the biological effects of surpassing these temperature thresholds

    • To understand the rationale behind using a slow drilling technique

    • To demonstrate the practical considerations for implementing a slow drilling protocol
    • To evaluate the aerosol generation and potential implications when implant dentistry resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Dr Aly Virani

    Webinar Presenter

  • Dr Sam Mohamed

    Webinar Host

  • Dr Mukesh Soni

    Webinar Host

  • Dr Azhar Sheikh

    Webinar Host

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