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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A mix of medicine and dental business
Practice development

Interview: A mix of medicine and business

The first cycle of the new Dental Practice Management (DPM) has finished. We asked one of our participants, Per Hamre from Norway, what he thinks about this educational program in general and the course section on “Influence and Patient Care” in particular. The Dental Practice Management (DPM) course has finished.

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patient-centered care
Education

Patient-centered care: Putting the patient center-stage

Today’s dental patients are often very well informed. The internet (Berg 2005) and its powerful search engines allow patients to amass a mountain of information and thereby prepare comprehensively for their dental consultation in advance. This has, on the one hand, the potential to stimulate a healthy exchange with the

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