Welcome to DTX Studio™ Implant


Before using DTX Studio™ Implant, please consult the Instructions for Use (IFU) and retain it for future reference. The disclaimer of liability and all other content of the IFU apply to these help files.

DTX Studio™ Implant is a software interface for the transfer and visualization of imaging information from equipment such as a CT scanner for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment planning in the dental and cranio-maxillofacial regions. DTX Studio™ Implant can be used to design a surgical template for the purposes of aiding placement of dental implants.

Additional information

With the NobelGuide treatment concept, the clinician uses DTX Studio™ Implant to plan dental implant treatment by utilizing the digitized patient data (medical or cone beam CT data of the patient, and optionally the scanned radiographic guide, dental scan and/or wax-up, representing the diagnostic tooth setup). The clinician reviews and orders the surgical template if guided surgery is intended.

DTX Studio™ Implant users can choose to subscribe to regular training and education sessions to master the planning software. For more information, please refer to the Nobel Biocare website at www.nobelbiocare.com and look for the courses section.


The planning program does not automatically check all technical constraints. In some cases, surgical templates may not be able to be manufactured even when no technical constraints are automatically identified through the software.

Content overview

This DTX Studio™ Implant help file addresses the following main sections:

Register and log in

How to install DTX Studio™ Implant on different computer platforms and sheds light on what should be done when logging in for the very first time or to reset a password.

Getting started

Overview of the interface and its elements. It explains how to utilize the keyboard and mouse with the software, how to change the display of the 2D and 3D viewers by using the splitters, how to display patient data (in detail or in a list view) and how to work with the available lists.

Get help in DTX Studio™ Implant

The Planning Assistant explains the different steps of the software workflow.

The list of specific tasks provides an overview of the steps. Click every single task in the list to gain additional information about the selected task. Where useful (and possible), a direct link to the specific action in the software facilitates planning.

A colored warning field indicates when conflicts arise. An overview of the Production and Usage warnings is given in the Planning Assistant. 

The Instructions for Use document can be accessed via the DTX Studio™ Implant drop-down menu in the software. This will guide you to a download page allowing you to select the file in the language of your choice. The same drop-down menu also grants access to the help files. Alternatively, press F1 when in the software.

My Office

Procedures for creating, opening, archiving, or deleting patient records as well as instructions on how to share them with authorized people.

For backward compatibility reasons, procedures to import the planning files from the Procera® software (.orp files) are available. More technical information about the software can be found here, as well as the way to set a number of user preferences and how to exit DTX Studio™ Implant.

Scanner calibration is managed within the My Office module.

Manage Patient Information

When a patient’s medical record is created in the My Office module, it is always useful to have the details at hand. The Patient Information module allows you to enter the contact details, to use the calendar to define the date of birth, etc.

Patient-related images can be created and stored, with the patient information, in what is called the 'Patient Library'. Images can be imported or exported and snapshots from the software can be directly saved into this 'Patient Library'. In the Image viewer annotations (a line, point, or free-form annotation) can be made to the images in the library.

Planning a patient

This section explains the different planning elements. First, the elements of the Planning module user interface are clarified, the different icons are listed and briefly explained. The different components of the user interface and the specific interaction with the 3D and 2D scenes are explained as well.

Vital functions are explained i.e. how to start treatments and scenarios, approve and disapprove a treatment plan, create a surgical template, work with object visibility, snap functionality, and tools in DTX Studio™ Implant.

We elaborate on the different entities – these are called planning objects – the software is based on, how to manipulate these specific objects, and how to customize them to your needs. Information about the different measurement and annotation techniques is also available.


You can order a scan of a dental cast and, optionally, the prosthetic setup or wax-up for inclusion in the patient model afterwards.

When the treatment plan has been finalized, the necessary components for the surgery (and more, if needed) can be ordered. This section explains how to connect with the dental laboratory, create an order for products or a scan, and how to work with them once they are created.


DTX Studio™ Implant provides a means of communication and collaboration between dental practitioners inside or outside a practice. It allows users to store the treatment plan on NobelConnect® and make it available on any computer, as long as it is connected to the Internet. Read-only versions of a treatment plan can be created and sent via mail to be opened on any computer - even when DTX Studio™ Implant is not available.

Explaining the surgery process and its details to the patient can be done by presenting the planning details in a Communicator presentation via an iPad®.

An overview of the available general information about the patient, the treatment, the warnings, and used products, as well as images of the surgical plan and orders linked to the plan, can be exported to a report to be saved as pdf, printed, or sent by e-mail.

Equally important is the communication and synchronization between DTX Studio™ Implant and the OsseoCare Pro app. OsseoCare Pro surgical plans can be created directly in DTX Studio™ Implant and uploaded to the OsseoCare Pro app. The surgery can be performed according to the defined steps and finished reports can be synchronized again, making the data available in DTX Studio™ Implant.


Storing patient files online to facilitate working from different locations and sharing planning data with colleagues, are just some of the collaborative features available in DTX Studio™ Implant. The online data server, NobelConnect, plays a crucial part in this communication and collaboration process.

Scan protocol

In this section information is collected on how to make the scans usable in an edentulous workflow (workflow with radiographic guide) or in the partially edentulous workflow (using a dental scan and SmartFusion).

Working with DICOM files

A short explanation is given on the DICOM format, the color status of the DICOM files, and on how to work with them.

Practice Setup

The practice setup version of DTX Studio™ Implant allows for multiple installations and logins for multiple users in a dental practice, for central storage of patient files in a shared network folder with access to these files from different locations, and integration with NobelConnect®.


TeamPorter is an application which automatically detects the availability of new DICOM files in a specific folder. It ensures that those files are available within DTX Studio™ Implant as scan items in the scan list, ready for conversion into patient models.