peri implantitis
Clinical insights

Peri-implantitis: Prevent, Recognize & Treat

Background The introduction of dental implants into contemporary dental practice presents one of the major breakthroughs for the replacement of missing teeth.  Dental implants have certainly advanced oral rehabilitation and patient-related quality of life in partially and fully edentulous patients, alongside high survival rates and success rates (Pjetursson, 2014). Yet,

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Online Dental Practice Management course
Practice development

Dental Practice Management course: A turning point in my professional life

Dr Torsten Seidenstricker participated in the first cycle of our Dental Practice Management course. We asked him why he took the course and what he liked most about it.  For him, this online format was the only and right way to study in parallel to his full-time job. In his opinion, modern dentists have to be able to lead people, talk business and

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Sinus floor elevation in implant dentistry
Clinical insights

Sinus floor elevation in implant dentistry: Part I (Presurgical planning and risk factor evaluation)

Introduction Insufficient bone volume is a common problem encountered during the rehabilitation of the partially/completely edentulous posterior maxilla with implant retained/supported prostheses. The pneumatization of the maxillary sinus may limit the bone support for dental implants following tooth loss along with loss of alveolar bone height. In such a scenario,

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Assuring dental patient satisfaction
Practice development

5 ways to assure patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction is the final goal of all our treatments and also our highest reward, or, in other words, it is the end result that we want to achieve from our treatments, and gives meaning to all our endeavors. It is interesting that in our dental school we did not

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An overview of the criteria for explantation of dental implants
Clinical insights

An overview of the criteria for explantation of dental implants

Introduction Implant dentistry is a treatment modality widely used in daily practice for fully and partially edentulous patients to improve masticatory function and quality of life. This therapy offers not only significant functional and biologic advantages for many patients when compared with conventional fixed or removable prostheses, but also yields

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Dental implant prosthesis
Clinical insights

Implant-supported transitional prostheses: More than provisionals

Provisional prostheses play an essential role in testing prosthodontic parameters before the construction of definitive restorations. These parameters include soft tissue shaping for an optimal emergence profile, the occlusal scheme, and esthetics. The fabrication of such transitional prostheses is not mandatory for every patient, but some of the factors that

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