Since the initial publication of The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry in 2009, the world of dental implantology has continued to evolve. New techniques and technologies have come to the fore and our understanding of the potential problems in clinical implant practice has improved. These changes have prompted a review of the SAC Classification. A team of expert clinicians – Anthony Dawson, William Martin, Waldemar Polido and the SAC review group – have been working to develop an updated SAC Classification Online Assessment Tool with an accompanying book to explain the rationale of the new tool.
So, what’s new? The new tool has taken a slightly more risk management approach to the classification of cases. While the original assessment tool provided a classification of the case type that related to your patient, it did not provide a patient-specific classification. The new tool will now give you a much more patient-centric solution and the classification is indicated on a new visual scale that shows where your case sits on a continuum between Straightforward and Complex.
Modifiers have been updated, and more case types have been included. The workflow of the tool is more closely aligned with your clinical workflow and will now allow you to pause, save, revise, and export your assessments.
You will now access the updated tool via your account on the ITI Academy by selecting the “My SAC” option from your personal menu and access The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry: Second Edition in the ITI Publications section of the Academy. Both resources are coming soon, so keep checking iti.org for updates.