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"A PROSPECTIVE, MULTICENTER, 4-YEAR STUDY OF THE ACE SURGICAL RESORBABLE BLAST MEDIA IMPLANT" August 2003 By Aron Gonshor, PhD, DDS; Gerald Goveia, DMD; Emmanouil Sotirakis, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This article reports on the 50-month results of the evaluation of the ACE Surgical resorbable blast media (RBM) dental implant. There were 1077 implants placed in 348 patients: 950 in the mandible and 127 in the max ...


"EFFECTS OF SEALING THE PERFORATED SINUS MEMBRANE WITH A RESORBABLE COLLAGEN MEMBRANE: A PILOT STUDY IN HUMANS" October 2003 by Periklis Proussaefs, DDS, MS; Jaime Lozada, DDS; Jay Kim, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The effects of repairing the perforated sinus membrane with collagen membrane are unknown. The purpose of this pilot study was to clinically, histologically, and histomorphometrically evaluate the result ...


'Robotic' dental drill to be tested on humans 20 April 2005 Will Knight NewScientist.com news service A “robotic” dentist's drill is to be tested on humans in Europe and the US, and could represent the first step towards more automated dental procedures. The drill, developed by Tactile Technologies, based in Rehovot, Israel, is designed to take the complexity out of dental implant work. It could make operations cheaper, quicker and less painful for patients, its developers claim. A denta ...


'Struck-off' dentist carries on working Mar 2 2005 By Alan Harris And Jeanette Scott icCoventry A dentist who was struck off six days ago is back at work in Coventry. A General Dental Council rule means that Mende Slabbert can carry on working for at least another 23 days. That is in spite of his being found guilty last Friday of serious professional misconduct and banned indefinitely. The ruling does not come into effect until 28 days after last week's hearing, it emerged today. It mea ...


1381 Assessment of Dental Implant Patient Quality of Life over Ten Years at a University Dental College M. ROSS, M.B. KODWEIS, C.A. WATKINS, and C.M. STANFORD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA 2003 IADR Quality of Life (QOL) is critical to understanding long-term outcomes of implant care. Objectives: To analyze the survival rate (implant present) and Quality of Life issues in a University patient population over ten years. Methods: A 10 year retrospective analysis (1991-2001) of dental imp ...


1st Dental takes bigger bite 10 March 2005 Eric Barkas, City Editor Yorkshire Post Today SMILE and show your best asset. There's no part of the body that can't be improved these days by medical or surgical intervention. Teeth are no exception. What's driving the dental market is awareness on the part of customers of what can be achieved. "The patient is becoming more and more aware that you don't have to have crooked or yellow teeth," says Andrew Garner, chairman of 1st Dental Laboratori ...


A 24-year Retrospective Study of Bone Growth After Implant Placement April 2005 Ralph A. Roberts, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 98–103. You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. This study quantifies the changes in bone height noted in the body of the edentulous mandibles when the load of the complete denture is born by an RA Ramus Frame Implant (Pacific Implant, Rio Dell, Calif). Eighty-three p ...


A 5-year prospective study on small diameter screw-shaped oral implants May 2005 M. B. COMFORT, F. C. S. CHU, J. CHAI, P. Y. P. WAT & T. W. CHOW Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Volume 32 Issue 5 Page 341 Blackwell Synergy summary Alveloar ridges of limited dimensions could preclude the placement of dental implants of the regular dimension. Smaller diameter implants narrow platform (NP) implants were commercially available to address this issue. The aim of the study was to determine the 5-y ...


A 6-Year Prospective Study of 620 Stress-Diversion Surface (SDS) Dental Implants 2004 Gary R. O'Brien, DDS Aron Gonshor, PhD, DDS Alan Balfour, BSBE American Academy of Implant Dentistry Journal 30:350–357 DOI: 10.1563/0.699.1 Key Words Clinical trial Dental implants Resorbable blast medium Finite element analysis Stress-diversion surface Isodensity radiography A 6-year prospective study was conducted to assess the clinical success rates and crestal bone response of a dental impla ...


A 7-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF 93 IMMEDIATELY LOADED TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS 2005) Marco Degidi, MD, DDS Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS American Academy of Implant Dentistry Journal 31:25–31 KEY WORDS Bone reactions Follow-up study Immediate loading Prospective study Titanium implants Recently, several experimental and clinical investigations found that immediately loaded implants obtained satisfactory levels of osseointegration with high success percentages. Only a few long-term studies of imm ...


A big gap in dental care as U.S. coverage is cut By Reed Abelson The New York Times December 29, 2004 Among American reservists, a common reason for not being sent to Iraq has been poor teeth. The military offers dental insurance to reservists and members of the U.S. National Guard, but for those who opt for it, the benefit of $1,200 a year fails to cover many procedures and still requires reservists to pay as much as half the cost of the care. The reservists are hardly alone. With den ...


A clinical evaluation of the zygoma fixture: One year of follow-up at 16 clinics September 2004 Jan-Michael Hirsch, DDS, PhD * Lars-Olof Öhrnell, DDS, PhD † Patrick J. Henry, BDSc, MSD ‡ Lars Andreasson, MD, PhD § Per-Ingvar Brånemark, MD, PhD ? Matteo Chiapasco, MD ¶ Göran Gynther, DDS, PhD # Kaj Finne, DDS ** Kenji W. Higuchi, DDS, MS †† Sten Isaksson, DDS, MD, PhD ‡‡ Karl-Erik Kahnberg, DDS, PhD §§ Chantal Malevez, MD, DDS ?? Friedrich W. Neukam, MD, DMD, PhD ¶¶ Edwa ...


A clinical investigation of the morphological changes in the posterior mandible when implant-retained overdentures are used December 2004 Blum IR, McCord JF. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 700-708(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: The widespread use and broad acceptance of osseointegrated dental implants as a means of retaining and supporting mandibular overdentures provide poten ...


A clinical long-term radiographic evaluation of graft height changes after maxillary sinus floor augmentation with a 2:1 autogenous bone/xenograft mixture and simultaneous placement of dental implants. June 2004 Hatano N, Shimizu Y, Ooya K. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2004 Jun;15(3):339-45. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The aim of the present study was to assess long-term changes in sinus-graft height a ...


A closer look at Hydroxyapatite-Coated Dental Implants March 7, 2003 John W. Nelson DDS 2004 Comptons Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Rejection is the body's normal response to a foreign object. An ideal material for dental implants is one that will integrate with ordered, living bone and is biocompatible with the surrounding tissues. The search for improved biocompatibility has resulted in implants fabricated from a variety of materials, using differ ...


A Comparative Study for Peri-Implantitis: Minocycline Microspheres versus Chlorehexidine Gel A. HANLON1, S. RENVERT2, F. DOHERTY1, and J. LESSEM1, 1 Orapharma Inc, Warminster, PA, USA, 2 Kristianstad University, Krishianstad, Sweden March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies The increased use of implants in reconstructive dentistry is leading to a higher prevalence of peri-implantitis lesions. Locally administered antibiotics offer an alternative to chlorhexidine or systemic antibiotic therapy for ...


A comparative study of barrier membranes as graft protectors in the treatment of localized bone defects: An experimental study in a canine model August 2004 Stavropoulos F, Dahlin C, Ruskin JD, Johansson C. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 435-442(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Guided bone regeneration is a predictable and well-documented surgical approach for the treatment of deficient alveol ...


A COMPARISON OF ALLOGENEIC AND AUTOGENOUS ILIAC MONOCORTICAL GRAFTS TO AUGMENT THE DEFICIENT ALVEOLAR RIDGE IN A CANINE MODEL.I. CLINICAL STUDY June 2003 By A. Norman Cranin, DDS, DEng,; Edmond Demirdjan, DDS; Robert DiGregorio, PharmD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract A canine model was used to compare autogenous alveolar ridge augmentation bone grafting with allogeneic grafts. Defects were created by premolar extractions and measured by radiopaque markers. These markers were used for subsequent measurements made before and after grafting, and after animal sacrifice to evaluate the status of the grafted sites. The results were unexpected and disappointing.


A Comparison of Dental Implant Complications with Tobacco and Alcohol J. JONES, J. KIM, L.A. LANG, and L.T. GARCIA, University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr, USA 2005 IADR There are many publications in the literature on dental implants. Previous studies have documented dental implant complications and tobacco. It has also been shown that tobacco and alcohol are contributing factors to various diseases. A greater understanding of these relationships is needed. OBJECTIVES: to co ...


A comparison of hydroxyapatite (HA) -coated threaded, HA-coated cylindric, and titanium threaded endosseous dental implants Jeffcoat MK, McGlumphy EA, Reddy MS, Geurs NC, Proskin HM. 2003 May-Jun Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the success of hydroxyapatite (HA) -coated and machined titanium (Ti) implants in a 5-year randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted at 2 centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Each of 120 edentulous patients received HA ...


A controlled clinical trial of implant-retained mandibular overdentures: 10 years' results of clinical aspects and aftercare of IMZ implants and Brånemark implants August 2004 Meijer HJA, Raghoebar GM, Van't Hof MA, Visser A. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 421-427(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of this prospective randomized controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the clinical outc ...


A Cost Minimization Analysis of Implant Treatment in Mandibular Edentulous Patients May/June 2003 Nikolai J. Attard, BChD, MSc/Xiaolin Wei, BM, MSc/Audrey Laporte, PhD/George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)/Wendy J. Ungar, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This study aimed to determine if implant-supported overdentures are a long-term ...


A Experimental Study of Dental Implant Superstructure Loosening S.Q. LI, and X.R. CHENG, Wuhan University, China 2004 IADR Objective: To investigate the reasons and preventions of the loosening of implant superstructure. Methods: Implant was inserted into a resin model with 300 inclinations. The distance between the inclination surface to the top of implant was 2 mm and it was 10.06mm between the implant-abutment interface to the top of the crown. The fatigue test was measured by the Instron ...


A Global Symposium Hosted by the ITI (International Team for Implantology) Exploring Current Trends in Implant Dentistry with an Evidence-Based Approach Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 97-98 The mission of Implant Dentistry is that it is committed to the presentation of material which represents the knowledge and concerns of all implant team members-clinicians, researchers, educators, technicians, auxiliary personnel, and industry representatives. The intention is to represent t ...


A lasting smile A new dental implant system is allowing patients to leave the office without fear of slipping dentures Mar. 08, 2005 BY KAREN SHIDELER The Wichita Eagle McPHERSON -- Wanda Phillips had potato soup for dinner that night. But she could have had steak and corn on the cob, with a sticky, chewy caramel for dessert. And her denture would have stayed in place. Because a few hours earlier, she'd gotten dental implants to hold the denture firmly. You read that right -- a few hours ...


A Maxillary Ridge-Splitting Technique Followed by Immediate Placement of Implants: A Case Report 14-20, March 2005 Guirado, Jose Luis Calvo PhD, DDS *; Yuguero, Maria Rosario Saez PhD, DDS *; Carrion del Valle, Maria Jose DDS +; Zamora, Guillermo Pardo DDS Implant Dentistry Abstract: Maxillary alveolar atrophy often limits the placement of dental implants. This article reports on a refinement of a technique for widening the atrophic ridge by splitting the alveolar bone longitudinally. Trea ...


A Meta-Analysis Examining the Clinical Survivability of Machined-Surfaced and Osseotite Implants in Poor-Quality Bone Implant Dentistry. 12(1):87-96, March 2003. Stach, Renee M. DDS *; Kohles, Sean S. PhD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: Purpose: A frequently cited cause of dental implant failure is the inadequate quality of bone found at the implant site during osteotomy preparation. Although bone quality clearly can affect integration rates, additional variables, such as th ...


A Mini-Implant for Orthodontic Anchorage in a Deep Overbite Case Hidetake Ohnishi, DDS, PhD; Takakazu Yagi, DDS, PhD; Yoshitaka Yasuda, DDS, PhD; Kenji Takada, DDS, PhD March 2004 The Angle Orthodontist Abstract: This article describes the orthodontic treatment of a 19-year-old female patient with anterior crowding. There was a moderate arch length discrepancy in the lower dental arch, a significant deep overbite, and a “gummy smile.” We inserted an orthodontic mini-implant as anchorage for ...


A modified bur for improved access to the implant analogue on the solid stone cast May 2005 Saad A. Al-Harbi, BDS a* Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 5 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Accurate fit is essential for the success of implant-supported prostheses.1 Stone interferences and obscured visual access can cause incomplete seating of the prosthetic components to the implant analogue on the laboratory working cast. Inadequate se ...


A Modified Implant Healing Abutment to Optimize Soft Tissue Contours: A Case Report Implant Dentistry. 13(4):297-300, 2004 Pow, Edmond H. N. BDS, MDS *; McMillan, Anne S. BDS, PhD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: The soft tissue profile created around a conventional healing abutment may be inadequate to accommodate an anatomically shaped abutment that is larger than a standard machined abutment. This causes difficulties in its insertion and subsequent impression-making and provisional restoration fabrication. This article presents a simple technique to overcome these problems. Full text is available at the web site.


A Modified Impression Technique for Accurate Registration of Peri-implant Soft Tissues February 2003 By Nikolai Attard, BChD, MSc and Izchak Barzilay, DDS, Cert Prostho, MS Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Replacement of single missing teeth with an implant-supported restoration is recognized as a highly successful treatment. An impression technique for peri-implant soft-tissue replication in an anterior zone is described. The technique involves use of an interim restoration as an abutment for the final impression. This allows accurate duplication of the soft tissues and fabrication of a final restoration with the correct emergence profile.


A Multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance Implant Esthetics: Case Report Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 18-23 El Salam El Askary, Abd BDS* *Private practice, Alexandria, Egypt; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Florida. The author claims to have no financial interest in any company or any of the products mentioned in this article. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Abstract Esthetic implant-supported restorations in the anterior maxilla present a number of clinical ch ...


A new and improved dental implant March 31, 2005 From KING 5 Staff Reports KING 5 News No matter how well they take care of your teeth, millions of Americans will end up with dentures, bridges or crowns. As gum disease, decay, and other problems take their toll, people start to lose teeth. Implants are like artificial tooth roots. "It seems as I am getting older, my teeth are falling apart, and they're kind of falling apart all at once," said patient Maureen Woodroffe. Maureen and a gr ...


A New Implant Design For Optimal Esthetics and Retention of Interproximal Papillae June 2003 Gadhia, Mehul H. BS*; Holt, Robert L. DMD, PhD** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 164-169 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Dental student, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. **Private Practice, West Palm Beach, Florida. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Dr. Mehul H. Gadhia, 472 Eastbridge Drive Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (954) 423-9314 E-mail: Mehuldmd@yah ...


A new index for rating aesthetics of implant-supported single crowns and adjacent soft tissues the Implant Crown Aesthetic Index Henny J. A. Meijer1,2, Kees Stellingsma1, Leo Meijndert1 and Gerry M. Raghoebar February 2005 Clinical Oral Implants Research Abstract Objectives: The important item of aesthetics is rarely included in evaluation studies. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an index for rating aesthetics of implant-supported single crowns and adjacent soft tissues. ...


A new removable implant analog June 2003 Flavio H. Rasetto, Odont, BDS, MS,1*a and Carl F. Driscoll, DMD2a Journal of Prosthodontics Volume 12 Issue 2 Page 146 - June 2003 Blackwell Synergy A new implant analog system that improves the efficiency of the implant restoration's fabrication process is described. This 2-piece analog contains an outer plastic sleeve that is retained within the stone cast. The inner portion, a metal analog, can be easily removed and replaced within the plastic s ...


A NEWLY DESIGNED TEMPLATE DEVICE FOR USE WITH THE INSERTION OF IMMEDIATELY LOADED IMPLANTS October 2004 By Marco A. B. Pontual, DDS, MScD; José N. O. Freire, DDS, MScD; Dircilene C. Souza, DDS, MScD; Cimara F. Ferreira, DDS, MScD; Marco A. Bianchini, DDS, MScD; Ricardo S. Magini, DDS, MScD, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This article describes a newly designed surgical template that was used to facilitate dental impl ...


A novel computational method for real-time preoperative assessment of primary dental implant stability. 2005 Feb Olsen S, Ferguson SJ, Sigrist C, Fritz WR, Nolte LP, Hallermann W, Caversaccio M. M. E. Muller Research Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, University of Bern, Switzerland. Entrez PubMed Clin Oral Implants Res A novel methodology which allows for fast and fully automatic structural analysis during preoperative planning for dental ...


A One-year Comparison of Dental Implant Complications and Systemic Conditions J. KIM, L.T. GARCIA, L.A. LANG, and J. JONES, University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr, USA 2005 IADR Dental implants as a treatment modality for patients with missing teeth are well document in the literature. However, information is needed on the complications that occur with dental implants. OBJECTIVE: to compare soft tissue complications with other dental implant complications and to relate them t ...


A Preliminary Evaluation of the Association between Smokers vs. Non-smokers and Biochemical Bone Markers (Osteocalcin & Pyridinoline) in Dental Implant Patients S. RAMIREZ, H. BURNS, T.W. OATES, and J.D. JONES, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA 2003 IADR Smoking has been associated with altered bone metabolism leading to increased bone resorption and osteoporosis; and may have similar effects on localized bone metabolism associated with the increased failure r ...


A preliminary evaluation of the surface of surgically removed Proplast/Teflon interpositional disc implants from human temporomandibular joints April 2005 Editor: Martin S. Greenberg Oral Medicine Objectives. The scientific literature has presented evidence that wear debris of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) interpositional disc (ID) implants follows implant failure and results in progressive osseous erosion of the TMJ and chronic orofacial pain. The purpose of this study is to investigate the ...


A preliminary morphologic classification of the alveolar ridge after distraction osteogenesis May 2004 Abel Garca Garca, MD, PhD** Manuel Somoza Martin, DDS† Pilar Gandara Vila, DDS‡ Jose Manuel Gandara Rey, MD, PhD, DDS§ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose We sought to develop and evaluate a preliminary morphologic classification of the alveolar ridge after distraction osteogenesis. Materials and methods Twelve patients (7 women and 5 men; mean age, 4 ...


A procedure for repairing a fixed implant-supported complete denture June 2005 Bill Abbo, DDS, Michael E. Razzoog, DDS, MS, MPH The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 6 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. One of the reconstructive choices for the completely edentulous patient is the placement of multiple implants and the fabrication of a fixed implant-supported complete denture. These patients experience an improvement in masticatory performance ...


A PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSAL NOMENCLATURE IN IMPLANT PROSTHODONTICS January 2005 John B. Nase, DDS, FAGD Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 46–53. Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Attempts have been made at formulating standardized nomenclature for implantology. Although these classification systems have advanced the concept of universal nomenclature in implantology, they can be improved upon. Most of them present terms in glossary form, w ...


A prospective 3-year study of fixed bridges linking Astra Tech ST implants to natural teeth June 2005 Palmer RM, Howe LC, Palmer PJ. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 302-307(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Background: Connecting teeth and osseointegrated implants in fixed reconstructions is not generally recommended because of differences in their response to loading. Aim: The aim of the pres ...


A Prospective 5-Year Multicenter Study of the Cresco Implantology Concept September/October 2003 Leif Helldén, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Gunnel Ericson, LDS/Agnetha Elliot/Jan Fornell, LDS/Kurt Holmgren, LDS/Krister Nilner, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Carl Olof Olsson, LDS International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinic ...


A prospective clinical study of bone augmentation techniques at immediate implants April 2005 Stephen T. Chen1, Ivan B. Darby1, Geoffrey G. Adams1 and Eric C. Reynolds1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 2 Page 176 Blackwell Synergy Abstract: The efficacy of combinations of membranes and autogenous bone grafts at immediate implants were compared in a prospective study. Sixty-two consecutively treated patients each received an immediate implant for a single tooth replacement ...


A prospective multicenter clinical trial of 3i machined-surface implants: results after 6 years of follow-up Weng D, Jacobson Z, Tarnow D, Hurzeler MB, Faehn O, Sanavi F, Barkvoll P, Stach RM. 2003 May-Jun Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-University of Wurzburg, Germany. dietmar.weng@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de PURPOSE: In this prospective multicenter clinical study, 1,179 3i standard threaded and self-tapping i ...


A Prospective Study of the Risk Factors Associated with Failure of Mini-implants Used for Orthodontic Anchorage January/February 2004 Shih-Jung Cheng, DDS, MS/I-Yun Tseng, DDS, MS/Jang-Jaer Lee, DDS, MS/Sang-Heng Kok, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The aim of this prospective clinical study was to assess the risk factors associated with failure of mini-implants used for orthodontic anchorage. Materials and Methods: A total of 140 miniimplants in 44 patients, including 48 miniplate ...


A radiographic assessment of progressive loading on bone around single osseointegrated implants in the posterior maxilla 2005 Apr;16 Appleton RS, Nummikoski PV, Pigno MA, Cronin RJ, Chung KH. Clin Oral Implants Res. Abstract Objectives: The aim of this clinical study was to determine the effectiveness of progressive loading procedures on preserving crestal bone height and improving peri-implant bone density around maxillary implants restored with single premolar crowns by an accurate longit ...


A Radiographic Evaluation of Cervical Bone Loss Associated With Immediate and Delayed Implants Placed for Fixed Restorations in Edentulous Jaws May 2004 By Devorah Schwartz-Arad, Yael Yaniv, Liran Levin, and Israel Kaffe Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Placement of dental implants is considered a successful and predictable procedure. An important biological be ...


A Retrospective Clinical Study of Wide-Diameter Implants Used in Posterior Edentulous Areas May/June 2004 Maud Hultin Mordenfeld, DDS, MSc/Anders Johansson, DDS, PhD/Måns Hedin, DDS, PhD/Camilla Billström, MSc/Kristina Arvidson Fyrberg, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine retrospectively the outcome of wide-diameter dental implants used to retain fixed restorations in the posterior segments of the maxilla and mandible. Materials and Methods: Fif ...


A retrospective evaluation of veneer bone grafts used in ridge augmentation for dental implant therapy August 2003 By Bob Rishiraj, DDS, BS and MA Cohen Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p50 to p50 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Purpose: This study retrospectively evaluates treatment outcome of autogenous veneer bone grafts used to augment atrophic alveolar ridges ...


A Retrospective Study on the Treatment Outcome of Wide-Bodied Implants January/February 2004 Sang-Wan Shin, DDS, MPH, PhD, MSc/S. Ross Bryant, BSc, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)/George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C), Odont Dr hc, LLD, MD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 17, Issue 1 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This retrospective study documented the 5-year cumulative survival rate (CS ...


A review of selected dental literature on evidence-based treatment planning for dental implants: Report of the Committee on Research in Fixed Prosthodontics of the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics November 2004 Melanie R. Wood, DMD a * Stanley G. Vermilyea, DMD, MS b Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract This literature review summarizes research with the aim of providing dentists with evidence-based guidelines to apply when planning treatment with osseointegrated implants. Peer-review ...


A Review of Some Dental Implant Systems 2005 OsseoNews Dr. Jeffery Hoos is well known for developing the ‘H&H’ impression technique for crown and bridge impressions. He is also very experienced in placing and restoring implants and presents two-day hands-on courses across the country on several implant systems. Dr. Hoos is also a management consultant and is well known for his seminars on ‘Balancing the Art, Science and Business of Dentistry’. Dr. Hoos will be presenting half day management ...


A Short-term Clinical Evaluation of Immediately Restored Maxillary TiOblast Single-Tooth Implants March/April 2004 Michael R. Norton, BDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term clinical outcome of single-tooth implants placed in the maxilla and immediately restored using cementless friction-fit temporary crowns. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five patients consecutively referred to a private specialist practice for the replacement of failing ...


A Simple Technique for Fabrication of Immediate Interim Removable Prosthesis Supported by Transitional Implants September 2003 Leshem, David MD*; Mazor, Ziv DMD**; Leshem, Roy DMD***; Rosen, Daren DDS† *Chief Resident, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. **Private Practice, Ra'anana, Israel. ***Private Practice, Herzlia, Israel. †Senior Surgeon, Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba; Private Practice ...


A simplified approach to implant-supported metal-ceramic reconstruction June 2004 Harel Simon, DMD a * Christopher B. Marchack, DDS b Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Restoring the edentulous patient with an implant-supported fixed complete denture prosthesis is a challenging procedure. The patient's occlusal vertical dimension, centric relation position, esthetics, and phonetics should be maintained throughout the restorative process, while the patient is traditionally wearing a ...


A SISTEM FOR THE UNIVERSAL IDENTICATION OF OSSEOINTEGRATED DENTAL IMPLANTS. A PROPOSAL (November 11-13, 2004) Rcardo Parodi. Academia de Ciencias Médicas; Academia Nacional de Odontología IADR The aim of this proposal is offering to either the dental profession;, dental institutions; patient wearing dental implants or thirds parts a system for identifying osseointegrated dental implants easy to use in both: dental clinics; pre-paid dental auditory services or as a trial for forensic issues a ...


A systematic review of the influence of different titanium surfaces on proliferation, differentiation and protein synthesis of osteoblast-like MG63 cells December 2004 Bächle M, Kohal RJ. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 683-692(10) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: Titanium is the standard material for dental and orthopaedical implants. The good biocompatibility has been proven in m ...


A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years II. Combined toothimplant-supported FPDs December 2004 Niklaus P. Lang1, Bjarni E. Pjetursson1, Ken Tan2, Urs Brägger1, Matthias Egger3,4 and Marcel Zwahlen3 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 6 Page 643 - December 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Objectives: The objective of this systematic review was to assess the 5- and 1 ...


A Targeted Review of Study Outcomes With Short (=7 mm) Endosseous Dental Implants Placed in Partially Edentulous Patients June 2004 By D. Hagi, D.A. Deporter, R.M. Pilliar, and T. Arenovich Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Generally, threaded root-form endosseous dental implants are thought to perform poorly in short lengths (i.e., <10 mm). However, whether modi ...


A Technique for Standardized Evaluation of Soft and Hard Peri-Implant Tissues in Partially Edentulous Patients May 2004 By Leo Meijndert, Henny J.A. Meijer, Gerry M. Raghoebar, and Arjan Vissink Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: There is a growing need to evaluate the esthetics of implant-supported crowns and bridges. An important tool for such an evaluation is ...


A Test Of Zimmer's Agility MAY 30, 2005 Michael Arndt BusinessWeek The artificial joint maker has the lead in a hot business. But it faces a Justice probe and price pressures In Warsaw, Ind., where Zimmer Holdings Inc. (ZMH ) is headquartered, there's an old farm expression: Make hay while the sun shines. "We're baling hay as quickly as we can," quips J. Raymond Elliott, chairman and chief executive of the orthopedic-products company. Since it was spun off from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ...


A time-saving technique for selection, insertion, and provisional restoration of angulated abutments for dental implants April 2005 Edmond H.N. Pow, BDS, MDS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 4 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Angulated abutments are useful in correcting some malpositioned or misaligned implants. However, selection of angulated abutments at chairside may be di ...


Absorbable implant used as orthodontic anchorage 13 March 2004 K. OGAWA, T. AOKI, K. MIYAZAWA, and S. GOTO, Aichigakuin University, Nagoya, Japan IADR Objectives: Recently, the implant was recognized as one of the useful methods for orthodontic anchorage. In cases where non-absorbable implants are placed, it is necessary to remove them after orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of the absorbable implant for orthodontic anchorage. Methods: The maxil ...


Abutment Selection in Implant Supported Tooth Restoration ASIL SADIQ Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Introduction After osseointegration, the implant must be exposed through a surgical procedure and a healing abutment is placed for 2 to 4 weeks to allow gingival tissue healing and stabilization of the gingival contour and margin height.[1] The abutment selection criteria are based on implant angulation, soft tissue contours, esthetics, and th ...


Accuracy of 2 Impression Techniques for ITI Implants July/August 2004 Kývanç Akça, DDS, PhD/Murat C. Çehreli, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of casts produced by 2 impression techniques and elastomeric impression materials commonly used for the fabrication of implant-supported fixed prostheses. Materials and Methods: A master model with 4 synOcta ITI implants placed unilaterally in place of the mandibular right central incisor, ca ...


Accuracy of a Manual Torque Application Device for Morse-Taper Implants: A Technical Note September/October 2004 Murat C. Cehreli, DDS, PhD/Kývanc Akca, DDS, PhD/Ergin Tönük, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The objective of this study was to compare torques applied by new and used manual torque devices for Morse-taper implants. Material and Methods: Fifteen ITI manual torque devices were tested. Those in group 1 (n = 5) were new (ie, never used), those in group 2 (n = 5) had been used ...


ACCURACY OF CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE JAWBONE ANATOMY FOR IMPLANTATION—A SURVEY OF 374 PATIENTS April 2004 By Gintaras Juodzbalys, DMS, PhD - associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaunas University of Medicine, Vainiku 12, LT- 3018 Kaunas, Lithuania. and Aune M. Raustia, DDS, PhD - professor in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, and is chief dentist in the ...


Accuracy of drilling guides for transfer from three-dimensional CT-based planning to placement of zygoma implants in human cadavers. February 2003 Van Steenberghe D, Malevez C, Van Cleynenbreugel J, Serhal CB, Dhoore E, Schutyser F, Suetens P, Jacobs R. Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 14 Issue 1 Page 131 - February 2003 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: The accuracy of surgical drilling guides ...


Achieving immediate function with provisional prostheses after implant placement: A clinical report June 2005 Kung-Rock Kwon, DDS, MSD, PhD, Amit Sachdeo, BDS, MS, Hans-Peter Weber, DMD The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 6 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract When using a conventional implant treatment protocol in edentulous patients, reduced function and comfort for up to 6 months after implant surgery is inevitable until bone heali ...


Adults may chew on this: Grow new teeth naturally Feb. 19, 2005 By ROQUE GLENN OMANIO SunHerald.com BETHESDA, Md. - When he was a child, biochemist Jonathan Schuermann loved to ride roller coasters. But before every ride, he had to give his dentures to his father, who feared they would fall out when Schuermann screamed. Afflicted with a rare genetic disorder, ectodermal dysplasia, which affects teeth, skin, hair and nails, Schuermann, 27, had only four pointed teeth and sparse hair at age 3 ...


Advanced implant reconstruction with simultaneous facial cosmetic surgery August 2003 Gregory Thomas, DDS, Zenon Kossak, DDS Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Dental implants are well recognized as the standard of care to replace missing teeth. Patients are actively seeking this restorative option and are well-informed consumers. This demographic of patient also possesses the high self-image to desire facial cosmetic enhancement. Our highly competitive marketplace, with ...


Aesthetic Considerations: Hard and Soft Tissue Management in Single Tooth Implant Placement April 2003 By Suzanne Caudry PhD, DDS, Dip Perio MSc. Oral Health Journal Single tooth replacement with an implant is challenging especially in a highly compromised site. If the final outcome of a single tooth implant is to resemble, aesthetically and functionally, a real tooth surrounded by natural looking soft tissues, there are three important factors to consider: i) the original tooth should b ...


After medical tourism, its dental tourism in India May 17, 2005 Silicon India NEW DELHI: After yoga and meditation, it is now designer smiles, fresh crowns and teeth implants which promise a refashioned nirvana for an increasing number of foreigners visiting India. As dentistry gets a new edge with state-of-the-art equipment and sophisticated technology, a large number of foreigners are thronging India for specialized dental treatments at affordable costs. "There is great potential of den ...


AGD Foundation Partners With Nobel Biocare, Perio Institute 2/8/2005 E-Dental.com CHICAGO - The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the AGD Foundation (AGDF) are pleased to announce a $500,000 strategic partnership with Nobel Biocare and Perio Institute, which will provide general dentists with the most up-to-date continuing dental education (CDE) implant and implant restoration programs in the dental industry. As presented by the Perio Institute, funded with help from AGDF and underwr ...


Age Differences in Post-operative Pain Following Dental Implant Surgery H.A. GRAD, D. LOCKER, R. TODESCAN, C.M.L. CLOKIE, D.A. DEPORTER, D.W. MATEAR, and H.C. TENENBAUM, University of Toronto, Canada 2004 IADR Pain is a subjective sensation. The data on pain experience in the elderly population is limited and conflicting. Objective: To determine if there are age differences in post-operative pain and other complications following dental implant surgery. Methods: All patients underwent implan ...


AICRG, PART I: A 6-YEAR MULTICENTERED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL STUDY OF A NEW AND INNOVATIVE IMPLANT DESIGN June 2004 By Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Patricia Crum, DDS, MPA; Ira H. Orenstein, DDS; Sheldon Winkler, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: Repetitive microstrains, which occur at the bone-implant interface during function, can lead to implant loss. In an attempt to improve survival by directin ...


AICRG, PART II: CRESTAL BONE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANKYLOS IMPLANT: LOADING TO 36 MONTHS June 2004 By Cherng-Tzeh Chou, DDS; Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Lori Walker, DDSl; Deborah DesRosiers, DDS, MS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: The Ankylos endosseous dental implant is a new implant design that will be available in the United States in early 2004. It features an internal tapered abutment connection ...


AICRG, PART III: THE INFLUENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC USE ON THE SURVIVAL OF A NEW IMPLANT DESIGN June 2004 By Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Richard Plezia, DDS, MS; Harry Gilbert, DDS; C. Daniel Dent, DDS James Pikulski, DDS; Paul M. Lambert, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Purpose: The American College of Surgeons guidelines suggest that complex oral surgery may benefit from prophylactic antibiotic coverage. The use ...


AICRG, PART IV: PATIENT SATISFACTION REPORTED FOR ANKYLOS IMPLANT PROSTHESES June 2004 By Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Arthur Rodriguez, DDS, MS; Paul M. Lambert, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: Although many maxillary dentures exhibit sufficient retention and stability for patients to adapt well to them, mandibular dentures present a major challenge. The introduction of the endosseous dental implant ...


AICRG, PART V: FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLANT STABILITY AT PLACEMENT AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON SURVIVAL OF ANKYLOS IMPLANTS June 2004 By Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Ira H. Orenstein, DDS; Vincent Petrazzuolo, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: Several factors influence primary stabilization of dental implants at placement surgery. These include implant design, bone quality, implant jaw location, and the use o ...


Ailing and & Failing Endosseous Dental Implants: A Literature Review May 2003 By Ashley ET, Covington LL, Bishop BG, Breault LG Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Although the overall success rate of implant dentistry is very high, dental implants occasionally fail. It is essential for the clinician to recognize unhealthy implants and to determine whether they are ailing, failing, or failed prior to beginning any ...


Alcohol Intake and Osseointegration Around Implants: A Histometric and Scanning Electron Microscopy Study September 2004 Bombonato-Prado, Karina Fittipaldi PhD*; Brentegani, Luiz Guilherme PhD†; Thomazini, José Antô nio PhD‡; Lachat, Joã o José PhD‡; Carvalho, Teresa Lúcia Lamano PhD† Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 238-244 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Professor of the Histology Department, Dentistry School of University of Sã o Paulo-USP, Brazil. †Professor of the O ...


Alendronate Therapy May Be Effective in the Prevention of Bone Loss Around Titanium Implants Inserted in Estrogen-Deficient Rats Poliana Mendes Duarte, Bruno César de Vasconcelos Gurgel, Antonio Wilson Sallum, Getúlio Rocha Nogueira Filho, Enilson Antonio Sallum, Dr. Francisco Humberto Nociti Jr. 2005 Journal of Periodontology Background: This study evaluated whether alendronate (ALD) influences bone healing around titanium implants inserted in ovariectomized rats and whether it provides a r ...


Alveolar Bone Regeneration for Immediate Implant Placement Using an Injectable Bone Substitute: An Experimental Study in Dogs May 2004 By Damien Boix, Olivier Gauthier, Jérôme Guicheux, Paul Pilet, Pierre Weiss, Gaël Grimandi, and Guy Daculsi Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of a ready-to-use injectable bo ...


Alveolar ridge augmentation with a prototype trilayer membrane and various bone grafts: a histomorphometric study in baboons April 2005 Busenlechner D, Kantor M, Tangl S, Tepper G, Zechner W, Haas R, Watzek G. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 220-227(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Barrier membranes have become a standard treatment option in alveolar ridge augmentation prior to implant placement ...


ALVEOLAR RIDGE AUGMENTATION: A COMPARATIVE LONGITUDINAL STUDY BETWEEN CALVARIA AND ILIAC CREST BONE GRAFTS January 2005 Francesco Carinci, MD, Antonio Farina, MD, Umberto Zanetti, MD, Raffaele Vinci, MD, Stefano Negrini, MD, Giorgio Calura, MD, Gregorio Laino, MD and Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 39–45. Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Insertion of endosseous implants is often difficult because of lack of support ...


Alveolar ridge splitting: a new microsaw technique. 2005 Apr Suh JJ, Shelemay A, Choi SH, Chai JK. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. PubMed Narrow dentoalveolar ridges remain a serious challenge for the successful placement of endosseous implants. This case series describes a modification of previous ridge-splitting techniques using a microsaw blade. The approach enables treatment of ridges as thin as 2.5 mm at the alveolar crest and simultaneous placement of dental implants. In one extr ...


Amine fluoride/stannous fluoride and chlorhexidine mouthwashes as adjuncts to single-stage dental implants: a comparative study. 2005 Mar Horwitz J, Machtei EE, Zuabi O, Peled M. J Periodontol. PubMed Unit of Periodontology, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. Background: The growing popularity of non-submerged dental implants in recent years requires a greater emphasis on microbial plaque control. Chlorhexidine (CHX), the most commonly used mo ...


An 8-year retrospective study: 1,100 patients receiving 1,557 implants using the minimally invasive hydraulic sinus condensing technique. March 2005 Chen L, Cha J. J Periodontol. 2005 Mar;76(3):482-91. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Background: For many clinicians, inadequate alveolar bone height and anatomical features of the maxillary sinus complicate sinus lift procedures and placement of endosseo ...


An abutment screw loosening study of a Diamond Like Carbon-coated CP titanium implant. May 2005 Kim SK, Lee JB, Koak JY, Heo SJ, Lee KR, Cho LR, Lee SS. J Oral Rehabil. 2005 May;32(5):346-50. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The aim of this study was to quantify the extent of abutment screw loosening and thus understand the role of frictional and wear factors in abutment screw loosening by using a cycl ...


An economic evaluation of implant treatment in edentulous patients-preliminary results. 2005 Jan-Feb Zitzmann NU, Sendi P, Marinello CP. Int J Prosthodont. 2005 Jan-Feb;18(1):20-7. PubMed Clinic for Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Basel, Hebelstrasse 3, Basel CH-4056, Switzerland. N.Zitzmann@unibas.ch PURPOSE: Edentulous patients with denture problems benefit from implant treatment with overdenture prostheses. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate a method of analyzi ...


AN ESTHETIC TECHNIQUE TO FILL SCREW-RETAINED FIXED PROSTHESES November 6, 2004 By Ryan C. Taylor, DDS; Ashraf S. Ghoneim, BDS; Edwin A. McGlumphy, DDS, MS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Currently, many composite materials have been used in the filling of access openings for screw-retained implant prosthesis. The main disadvantage of these materials is the compromise in esthetics that they place on the implant crown. An ...


AN ILLUSTRATIVE STUDY OF THE ROLE OF TOMOGRAMS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF DENTAL IMPLANTS April 2003 By Kavas H. Thunthy, BDS, MS, MEd; William R. Yeadon, DDS, FAGD; Hisham F. Nasr, DDS, MScD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Before dental implants are placed, an evaluation of a presurgical bone site with tomograms will reveal information not available from panoramic or periapical radiographs. This article illustrates the importa ...


An immediately loaded CAD/CAM-guided definitive prosthesis: A clinical report January 2005 By Christopher B. Marchack, DDS Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) Volume 93, Number 1 p8 to p12 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Dental implants have had a major impact on the treatment of edentulous patients. Fixed complete dentures have allowed removable complete dentures to be replaced with fix ...


An In Vitro Evaluation of ZiReal Abutments with Hexagonal Connection: In Original State and Following Abutment Preparation January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Paolo Vigolo, Dr Odont, MScD/Fulvio Fonzi, CDT/Zeina Majzoub, DCD, DMD, MScD/Giampiero Cordioli, MD, DDS Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: Laboratory processing of implant-supported prostheses may alter the surface of the abutment in contact with the implant head, with potential reperc ...


AN IN-OFFICE TECHNIQUE FOR HARVESTING TIBIAL BONE: OUTCOMES IN 8 PATIENTS August 2003 By Cameron Y. S. Lee, DMD, MD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The purpose of this report is to describe our experience with performing the tibial bone graft procurement procedure under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia as an in-office procedure and to quantify the amount of bone graft material that can be harvested from the tibia.


AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE OPTIMAL GUIDING OF OSSEOINTEGRATED DENTAL IMPLANTS October 2004 By Gintaras Juodzbalys, DMS, PhD and Aune M. Raustia, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract mplants intraoperatively to achieve parallelism or desired angulations. Seven patients (4 males and 3 females) were enrolled in the investigation. They ranged in age from 44 to 61 years. Using an instrument designed by the senior author that p ...


An Investigation of Peri-implant Tissue Status of Dental Implants N. YUNUS, and T.B. TAIYEB-ALI, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2005 IADR Objectives: To compare periimplant tissue status at the time of prosthesis placement and subsequent intervals around implants supporting fixed and removable prostheses. Methods: One year longitudinal study was conducted on implant patients treated with various prostheses; implant-retained overdentures, implant-supported bridges and single cro ...


An Overview of Complete Artificial Fixed Dentition Supported by Endosseous Implants January 2005 Dennis Flanagan* Artificial Organs Volume 29 Issue 1 Page 73 - January 2005 Abstract: The construction of a complete restoration of the dentition by the surgical placement of endosseous titanium implants that support a fixed prosthesis in each jaw is possible. The positionings of the implants and teeth in the prostheses are important factors for a successful long-term result. Distribution of th ...


Analysis of complications following alveolar distraction osteogenesis and implant placement in the partially edentulous mandible November 2004 By Georg Enislidis, Dr Med Univ, Dr Med Dent, Norbert Fock, Dr, Gabriele Millesi-Schobel, Dr., Clemens Klug, Dr., Gert Wittwer, Dr., Kaan Yerit, Dr., Rolf Ewers, Dr. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology Online You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purch ...


Analysis of Failed Dental Implant Surfaces E.G. ZEN"BIO1, J.A. SHIBLI2, S. D'AVILA2, E. MARCANTONIO2, and E. MARCANTONIO JR.2, 1 PUC-Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil, 2 Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara-UNESP, Brazil, Araraquara SP, Brazil 2003 IADR Objective: Several longitudinal studies have reported high survival and success rates for dental implants. Nevertheless, dental implant failures due to peri-implant infection have also been reported. The aim of this investigation was ...


ANALYSIS OF HA-COATED SUBPERIOSTEAL IMPLANTS June 2003 By John C. Minichetti, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Bone atrophy is often encountered in the endentulous patient. With many clinicians performing bone grafting and augmentation techniques, there appears to be a decreased use of the subperiosteal implant modality for prosthetic stabilization. In recent years, there seems to be a decreasing number of literature r ...


Analysis of influence of lip line and lip support in esthetics and selection of maxillary implant-supported prosthesis design March 2004 Flávio Domingues Neves, DDS, MS, PhDa* , Gustavo Mendonça, DDS, MSb, Alfredo Julio Fernandes Neto, DDS, MS, PhDc Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 91 • Number 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The lip line and lip support influence esthetics and sele ...


Analysis of MMP-1 and MMP-9 Promoter Polymorphisms in Early Osseointegrated Implant Failure January/February 2004 Maria C. L. Santos, MS/Maria I. G. Campos, MS/Ana P. Souza, PhD/Paula C. Trevilatto, PhD/Sergio R. P. Line, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Polymorphisms, such as a guanine inserted at position –1607 in the promoter region of human matrix metalloprotenase 1 (MMP-1) or a C-1562T substitution in the MMP-9 gene, have been shown to increase the transcriptional activity of these ...


ANALYSIS OF OSTEOBLAST-LIKE MG63 CELLS' RESPONSE TO A ROUGH IMPLANT SURFACE BY MEANS OF DNA MICROARRAY October 2003 by Francesco Carinci, MD; Furio Pezzetti, PhD; Stefano Volinia, PhD; Francesca Francioso, PhD; Diego Arcelli, PhD; Jlenia Marchesini, PhD; Luca Scapoli, PhD; Adriano Piattelli, MD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Several features of the implant surface, such as composition, topography, roughness, and energy ...


Analysis of the Causes for Failure of ITI Dental Implants L.M. ADRIAENS, M. VAN ASCH, and P.A. ADRIAENS, International Center for Periodontology & Oral Implants, Brussels, Belgium March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: To analyze the causes for implant failure, i.e. implant loss, in a patient population treated with ITI dental implants by 1 operator and followed during a period of 8 years. Methods: 894 consecutive sites (in 337 patients) received ITI dental implants in maxillary (5 ...


Analysis of the Transforming Growth Factor- [beta]1 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms in Early Osseointegrated Implant Failure Implant Dentistry. 13(3):262-269, September 2004. dos Santos, Maria Cristina Leme Godoy MS *; Campos, Maria Isabela Guimaraes MS *; Souza, Ana Paula PhD ++; Scarel-Caminaga, Raquel Mantuaneli PhD ++; Mazzonetto, Renato PhD +; Line, Sergio Roberto Peres PhD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract: Transforming growth factor-[beta]1 is a multifunctional cytokine involved in ...


Anchoring dental implant in tissue-engineered bone using composite scaffold: a preliminary study in nude mouse model. 2005 May Chen F, Ouyang H, Feng X, Gao Z, Yang Y, Zou X, Liu T, Zhao G, Mao T. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. PubMed Purpose The purpose of this study was to fabricate a tissue-engineered bone graft anchoring dental implant with bone marrow stromal cell (bMSC) seeded coral-implant composite scaffold. Materials and methods Titanium dental implants (3 mm in diameter) were inserted in ...


André Schroeder Research Prize 2005 06. Jan 2005 Straumann The André Schroeder Research Prize is an annual award presented in honor of the late Professor Schroeder, who pioneered dental implantology and whose life’s work contributed greatly to modern dentistry. Worth CHF 20 000 in cash, the Prize is one of the most prestigious in the field and is awarded for the advancement of dental research and development. It thus serves to promote new scientific findings in oral implantology, tissue regen ...


Anterior Implant - Supported Restorations: The Aesthetic Challenge April 2003 By E. Dwayne Karateew DDS Oral Health Journal The concept of osseointegration has evolved significantly since it was originally introduced by Branemark. The envelope has been continually expanded, such that now we are not only routinely performing successful single and multiple implant restorations, but both we, as professionals, and our patients expect aesthetic excellence. If proper care in treatment planning an ...


Antimicrobial Treatment of Peri-implant Diseases Special Supplement 2004 Lisa J. A. Heitz-Mayfield, BDS, MDSc, Odont Dr1/Niklaus P. Lang, DDS, MS, PhD2 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: To review the literature on the treatment of peri-implant diseases. Specific emphasis was placed on the use of antimicrobial therapy, defined as local or systemic administration of antiseptic and/or antibiotic agents. Materials and Methods: A search of MEDLINE, the Cochrane C ...


ANTRAL MEMBRANE BALLOON ELEVATION April 2005 Muna Soltan, DDS and Dennis G. Smiler, DDS, MScD Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 85–90. Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Many edentulous posterior maxilla are found to be encumbered by alveolar resorption and increased pneumatization of the sinus. These factors limit the quantity and quality of bone necessary for successful implant placement in these areas. One solution is to use shorter ...


Apicoectomy of an Endosseous Implant to Relieve Paresthesia: A Case Report September 2003 Levitt, David S. DDS* Private Practice, Lake Forest, CA. Reprint requests and correspondence to: David S. Levitt, DDS, 22171 Crane Street, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 pp 202-205 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Various radiographic and surgical techniques have been recommended to avoid paresthesia following mandibul ...


Application of Limited Cone Beam Computed Tomography to Clinical Assessment of Alveolar Bone Grafting: A Preliminary Report Submitted March 2003; Accepted February 2004. Yoshiki Hamada, D.D.S., Ph.D. Toshirou Kondoh, D.M.D., Ph.D. Kazuhide Noguchi, D.D.S. Mitsuyoshi Iino, D.D.S., Ph.D. Hiroaki Isono, D.M.D., Ph.D. Hiroaki Ishii, D.M.D., Ph.D. Akira Mishima, R.T. Kaoru Kobayashi, D.M.D., Ph.D. Kanichi Seto, D.D.S., Ph.D. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 128–13 ...


Area moments of inertia as a measure of the mandible stiffness of the implant patient August 2004 Hansson S, Ekestubbe A. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 450-458(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: It was hypothesized that the bending stiffness of the mandible is an important biomechanical parameter in implant dentistry. It was shown how this bending stiffness can be estimated by means of the pri ...


Aspects of chemical interaction between the implant materials and the surrounding tissues 2004 Lucia Furdui Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. As any other implants, dental implants are exposed and can interact with their specific environment: bone, blood and saliva. From the large number of available materials available today only a few were selected for implants based on their low chemical reactivity with body fluids, absence of toxicity, bioco ...


Assessing stability (Osseointegration) of dental implants using RFA and DSR J. SHAH, M. ABU-SERRIAH, A. AYOUB, and K. MOOS, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Resonance Frequency analysis (RFA) and Digital subtraction radiography (DSR) in assessing the stability around dental implants, to investigate any relationship (correlation) between the two methods and to assess the reproducibi ...


Assessment of Dental Implant Patient Quality of Life over Ten Years at a University Dental College (March 10-13, 2004) M. ROSS, M.B. KODWEIS, C.A. WATKINS, and C.M. STANFORD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session Quality of Life (QOL) is critical to understanding long-term outcomes of implant care. Objectives: To analyze the survival rate (implant present) and Quality of Life issues in a University patient population over ten years. Methods: A 10 year retrosp ...


Assessment of Image-guided Surgical Template for Implant Placement in Mandible Y.L. HUANG, S.X. CHANG, J.W. ZHANG, J.G. WU, and W.M. ZHANG, Tongji University, Shanghai, China March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objective: The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate to what extent precision data from computerized image-guided surgical planning software (CISPlan) for dental implants can be transferred to the operative field by means of a computer-milled drilling template, containi ...


Assessment of Peripheral Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Measurements in Peri-Implant Bone Defects in Dogs May 2004 By Andrés R. Sánchez, Phillip J. Sheridan, Christine Lohse, and Amy Weaver Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The goal of this study was to assess the variability of peripheral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (pDEXA) measurements in peri-implant bo ...


Assessment of Surgical Skills in Implant Dentistry July/August 2004 Vasileios Bousdras, DDS, MSc/Behnam Aghabeigi, PhD, FDSRCS, FFDRCSI/Aviva Petrie, MSc, CStat/Ann W. Evans, PhD, FDSRCS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This study aimed to (1) compare 2 scales in the assessment of first-stage implant surgery, (2) assess the interrater reliability of these scales, and (3) compare self-assessment with observer assessment. Materials and Methods: Twenty-three patients underwent first-stage impl ...


Astra Tech and Brånemark system implants: a 5-year prospective study of marginal bone reactions August 2004 Åstrand P, Engquist B, Dahlgren S, Kerstin E, Feldmann H. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 413-420(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: This paper describes the 5-year results of a comparative study between Astra Tech and Brånemark system implants. The aim was to compare the systems primarily ...


ATTACHMENT OF HUMAN MARROW STROMAL CELLS TO TITANIUM SURFACES April 2003 By Mamle Mante, DMD, MS; Bina Daniels, BS; Eleanor Golden, BS; David Diefenderfer, VMD, PhD; Gwen Reilly, PhD; Phoebe S. Leboy, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The attachment of human bone marrow stromal cells to titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) surfaces was investigated. Titanium disks were polished and modified by surface roughening and by passivatio ...


Autogenous bone graft and ePTFE membrane in the treatment of peri-implantitis Schou S, Holmstrup P, Jorgensen T, Stoltze K, Hjorting-Hansen E, Wenzel A. 2003 Aug Clin Oral Implants Res. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of autogenous bone graft particles and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane in the treatment of peri-implantitis. The treatment outcome was evaluated by clinical and radiographic methods including quantitative digital subtraction radiography. A t ...


Baby and Wisdom Teeth Could be Banked for Stem Cells June 13, 2005 i-newswire Baby and wisdom teeth, along with jawbone and periodontal ligament, are non-controversial sources of stem cells that could be “banked” for future health needs, according to a National Institutes of Health researcher who spoke today at the American Dental Association's national media conference. Harvested from the pulp layer inside the teeth, jawbone and periodontal ligament, these stem cells may one day correct pe ...


BACTERIAL ADHESION ON TITANIUM NITRIDECOATED AND UNCOATED IMPLANTS: AN IN VIVO HUMAN STUDY April 2003 By Antonio Scarano, DDS; Maurizio Piattelli, MD, DDS; Giuseppe Vrespa, MD, DDS; Sergio Caputi, MD, DDS; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Titanium nitride (TiN) has been used in many fields as a surgical instrument coating that makes the surgical materials more resistant to wear and corrosion. The ...


Barrier Membrane and Bone Graft Treatments of Dehiscence-Type Defect at Existing Implant: A Case Report June 2003 Dogan, Necdet DDS, PhD*; Murat Okcu, Kemal DDS, PhD*; Ortakoglu, Kerim DDS, PhD*; Dalkiz, Mehmet DDS, PhD**; Gunaydin, Yilmaz DDS, PhD*** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 145-150 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Sciences Center, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey. **Assoc ...


Better Denture Implants April 21, 2005 6 News WLNS.com Dental implants can help a people get back to a normal life, but the healing process can take a while. Now the Government has approved a new implant process that heals faster and stronger. Asher Dimor suffered from multiple dental problems, so he decided to have his remaining teeth taken out and have dentures put in, but a thin gum line made it difficult to keep the dentures in place. Asher Dimor, denture wearer: "Very difficult for me ...


Better teeth and fewer wrinkles: Israeli technology puts collagen to work April 10, 2005 By Allison Kaplan Sommer ISRAEL21c.org Whether it is fixing teeth by making dental implants adhere to the bone or making us look younger by filling in wrinkles, ColBar LifeSciences is a rapidly expanding Israeli biotechnology company that is harnessing collagen to revolutionize reconstructive medicine and tissue engineering. ColBar has perfected a technique by which collagen, the principal building bl ...


Beyond the drill Tom Anderson Employee Benefit News July 2004 In today's world of gene therapy and noninvasive surgery, dentistry doesn't seem that high tech. When fighting tooth decay and gum disease, dentists still use sharp metal objects to do their work. But innovations are creeping into the marketplace. Smart fillings and sealants are being designed to release fluoride when threatened by decay. Dental researchers are experimenting with ways to re-grow bone, which could lead to t ...


Bicortical Stabilized Implant Load Transfer September 2003 Cagna, David R. DMD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 p 198 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Prosthodontics University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78284-7894 Editors' Note: Please be aware that articles reviewed in this segment of Implant Dentistry are selected by the Editors and are assigned to be reviewed by knowledgeable individuals. These are ...


Bio-adhesive Surfaces to Promote Osteoblast Differentiation and Bone Formation 2005 A.J. García, and C.D. Reyes Journal of Dental Research 84(5):407-413, 2005 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Binding of integrin adhesion receptors to extracellular matrix components, such as fibronectin and type I collagen, activates signaling pathways directing osteoblast survival, cell-cycle progression, gene expression, an ...


Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism to Assess Dental Implant Osseointegration P. MORELAND, University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr, USA, and T. OATES, University of Texas San Antonio / Health Science Ctr, USA 2004 IADR Biochemical markers of bone metabolism have been identified in peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF) from stably integrated implants. These findings suggest that biomarkers may be useful in evaluating early bone healing events for dental implants. Objective: T ...


Biocompatibility of various collagen membranes in cultures of human PDL fibroblasts and human osteoblast-like cells August 2004 Rothamel D, Schwarz F, Sculean A, Herten M, Scherbaum W, Becker J. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 443-449(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of differently cross-linked collagen membranes in cultures of h ...


Biodegradation of differently cross-linked collagen membranes: an experimental study in the rat June 2005 Rothamel D, Schwarz F, Sager M, Herten M, Becker J. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 369-378(10) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of the present study was to compare the biodegradation of differently cross-linked collagen membranes in rats. Five commercially available and three experiment ...


March 23, 2005 CHARLES R. McCAULEY The Birmingham News BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc. said it is taking "corrective actions" on violations cited by federal inspectors who visited the Birmingham dental device maker's operations. Issues raised in a Food and Drug Administration warning letter were administrative in nature and "did not question the safety and efficacy of our products," said Chief Executive R. Steven Boggan. "We disagreed with several of the observations that they raised in ...


Biologic mechanical advantages of 3 different cranial bone grafting techniques for implant reconstruction of the atrophic maxilla January 2005 Peter D. Waite, MPH, DDS, MD * * Panunn Sastravaha, DDS, MS † Jack E. Lemons, PhD ‡ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to test the mechanical capacities of 3 different bone grafting techniques in the atrophic maxilla when co-stabilized with dental implants. Reconstruction of the atro ...


Biologic mechanical advantages of 3 different cranial bone grafting techniques for implant reconstruction of the atrophic maxilla. 2005 Jan Waite PD, Sastravaha P, Lemons JE J Oral Maxillofac Surg. PubMed - in process Purpose The purpose of this study was to test the mechanical capacities of 3 different bone grafting techniques in the atrophic maxilla when co-stabilized with dental implants. Reconstruction of the atrophic maxilla is a difficult clinical challenge and implants cannot be plac ...


Biological and biomechanical evaluation of bone remodelling and implant stability after using an osteotome technique February 2005 André Büchter1, Johannes Kleinheinz1, Hans Peter Wiesmann1, Jan Kersken, Manuel Nienkemper1, Hendrik von Weyhrother1, Ulrich Joos1 and Ulrich Meyer Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 1 Blackwell Synergy The influence of the osteotome technique on the osseointegration and biomechanical behaviour of cylinder implants (SLA, ITI®) was compared w ...


Biological fabrication of nacreous coating on titanium dental implant. 2005 Wang XX, Xie L, Wang R. Biomaterials. 2005 May 9 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Titanium screws with 3.5mm diameter and 8mm length, as well as titanium flat sheets with size 4mmx8mmx0.3mm, were implanted into the epithelial mantle pearl sacs of a fresh water bivalve (Hyriopsis cumingii Lea) by replacing the pearls. After 45 d ...


BIOMATERIALS, BIOMECHANICS, TISSUE HEALING, AND IMMEDIATE-FUNCTION DENTAL IMPLANTS October 2004 By Jack E. Lemons, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Selected factors and opinions are reviewed specific to immediate function of dental implants in terms of biomaterial and biomechanical properties and how they might influence postsurgical tissue healing. Comparisons are made among plate, rod, and screw vs plateau, finn, an ...


Biomechanical Analysis of Maxillary Dental Implants with Buccal Fenestration Defects 11 March 2005 S.-H. CHANG, C.-L. LIN, Y.-C. KUO, and W.-K. SU, Chang Gung University and Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan IADR Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the biomechanics of a maxillary dental implant and the surrounding bone with or without the buccal fenestration defects by non-linear finite element (FE) analysis. Methods: FE models of a Frialit-2 implant, replacing the missing maxillary sec ...


Biomechanical aspects of marginal bone resorption around osseointegrated implants: considerations based on a three-dimensional finite element analysis August 2004 Kitamura E, Stegaroiu R, Nomura S, Miyakawa O. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 401-412(12) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: Although bone loss around implants is reported as a complication when it progresses uncontrolled, r ...


Biomechanical Aspects of Monoblock Implant Bridges for the Edentulous Maxilla and Mandible: Concepts of Occlusion and Articulation Implant Dentistry. 13(1):49-53, March 2004. Bocklage, Rainer DrMedDent, DUI Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: The knowledge of forces that influence implants and suprastructure is important for the restorative dentist to realize the surface areas and vertical dimension of fixed restorations. The purpose of the concepts of occlusion is to respect th ...


Biomechanical Evaluation of a Wide Diameter Bicon Dental Implant in Various Bone Conditions Bozkaya, D., Muftu, S. and Muftu, A., Poster abstract at the Academy of Osseointegration 19th Annual Meeting, March 18-20, 2004, San Francisco, CA Copyright © 2004 Bicon An association between higher implant failure rates and regions of poor bone density, commonly found in the posterior maxilla and mandible, has been reported in the literature. Moreover, implant placement in posterior regions is often ...


Biomechanical Strains in Human Bone after Loading Two Implants Designs C. ARAG"N, C. MACHADO, J. LEMONS, J.C. BROOME, and D. GIVAN, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: In this pilot study, changes in mechanical strains in cadaveric human buccal cortical bone were evaluated for vertical and oblique loading of two implant designs. Methods: Four embalmed partially edentulous mandibles were cleaned and radiographed. A threaded cylindrical 3.8mm ...


Biomechanics of Dental Implant Abutment Constructs R. APONTE-WESSON, G.S. KOHLI, J.T. WILLIS, W.R. LACEFIELD, and J.E. LEMONS, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA 2004 IADR Identifying the functional aspects of dental implant systems is essential for the long-term success of restorations. The occurrence of screw loosening and screw fracture has increased interest in different implant system abutment. Objective: The effect of a cantilever force applied to the implant-abutment on different ...


BMP gene delivery for alveolar bone engineering at dental implant defects. 2005 Feb Dunn CA, Jin Q, Taba M Jr, Franceschi RT, Bruce Rutherford R, Giannobile WV. Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Entrez PubMed Molecular Therapy A challenge in the tissue engineering of alveolar bone surrounding oral or dental implants is achieving the targeted and sustained delivery of growth-promoting molecules at the osteotomy site. Bone ...


BMP Gene Delivery for Bone Engineering at Dental Implant Defects Q. JIN1, C.A. DUNN1, M. TABA JR1, R.T. FRANCESCHI1, R.B. RUTHERFORD2, and W. GIANNOBILE1, 1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2 Dentigenix, Seatle, WA, USA 2005 IADR A challenge in the tissue engineering of alveolar bone surrounding oral or dental implants is achieving the targeted and sustained delivery of growth-promoting molecules at the osteotomy site. Bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) has demonstrated the ability ...


Bone analysis of distraction osteogenesis and autogenous onlay graft for placement of dental implant in a canine model August 2004 Waheed Mohamed, BS N.E. Hodges L.A. Opperman P.F. Franco Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Statement of the Problem: Multiple reconstruction procedures have been described to improve alveolar bone in patients with defects associated with trauma, facial deformities, cancer, and premature dental loss. Alveolar distraction osteogenesis and bone ...


Bone apposition dynamics around dental implants after irradiation 28 August 2004 M. BRASSEUR1, V. BROGNIEZ1, W. D'HOORE2, V. GRÉGOIRE2, H. REYCHLER1, and C. NYSSEN-BEHETS2, 1 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Bruxelles, Belgium, 2 UCL, Bruxelles, Belgium IADR Objectives: This research focuses on the effects of radiotherapy on the osseointegration and the cortical bone apposition rate around dental implants in mandible of 11 male beagles. Methods: 3 dogs were implanted without radiother ...


Bone Biology, Harvesting, Grafting for Dental Implants: Rationale and Clinical Applications Arun K. Garg March 2005 Kraut, Richard A. DDS Section Editor(s): English, Charles E. DDS, MDS, PhD; Kraut, Richard A. DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 14(1) March 2005 pp 12-13 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Bone Biology, Harvesting, Grafting for Dental Implants: Rationale and Clinical Applications Arun K. Garg, 279 pp., illustrated. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing; 2004. Bone Biology, Harvesting, ...


Bone Changes and Mobility around Implant Body 26 June 2003 I. TODA, H. IKE, Y. MURATA, N. UEDA, A. TAKEMURA, M. UEMURA, K. SARATANI, Y. KOMASA, T. KAWAZOE, and F. SUWA, Osaka Dental University, Hirakata, Japan IADR Objectives: When an implant is inserted as a superstructure, the occlusal load is first conveyed to the implant body and then to the osseous tissue around it. Thus, it may be considered that the osseous tissue around the implant body will show changes during occlusal functioning. ...


BONE CONTACT AROUND ACID-ETCHED IMPLANTS: A HISTOLOGICAL AND HISTOMORPHOMETRICAL EVALUATION OF TWO HUMAN-RETRIEVED IMPLANTS February 2003 By Marco Degidi, MD, DDS; Giovanna Petrone, DDS, PhD; Giovanna Iezzi, DDS; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The surface characteristics of dental implants play an important role in their clinical success. One of the most important surface characteristics of imp ...


BONE DENSITY: ITS INFLUENCE ON IMPLANT STABILITY AFTER UNCOVERING December 2003 By Harold F. Morris, DDS, MS; Shigeru Ochi, PhD; Patricia Crum, DDS, MPA; Ira Orenstein, DDS; Richard Plezia, DDS, MS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Primary implant stability and bone density are variables that have long been considered to be essential to achieving predictable osseointegration and long-term clinical survival. Although t ...


Bone Formation Around Titanium Implants in the Rat Tibia: Role of Insulin September 2003 Siqueira, José T. DDS, PhD*; Cavalher-Machado, Simone C. MSc**; Arana-Chavez, Victor E. DDS, PhD***; Sannomiya, Paulina PhD** *Supervisor of Orofacial Pain Team, Division of Dentistry, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil. **Associate Professor, Research Division, Institute of Heart (Incor), University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil. ***Associate Professor, Laborator ...


Bone formation at titanium porous oxide (TiUnite) oral implants in type IV bone February 2005 Yi-Hao Huang1, Andreas V. Xiropaidis1, Rachel G. Sorensen2, Jasim M. Albandar3, Jan Hall4 and Ulf M. E. Wikesjö1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 105 Blackwell Synergy Abstract Background: Several oral implant design advances have been suggested to overcome poor bone quality, an impediment for successful implant treatment. A novel titanium porous oxide (TPO) surface has bee ...


Bone formation by enamel matrix proteins and xenografts: an experimental study in the rat ramus April 2005 Donos N, Bosshardt D, Lang N, Graziani F, Tonetti M, Karring T, Kostopoulos L. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 140-146(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the use of enamel matrix proteins with or without the use of deproteinized bovine bone influe ...


Bone formation following sinus grafting with autogenous bone-derived cells and bovine bone mineral in minipigs: preliminary findings December 2004 Fuerst G, Tangl S, Gruber R, Gahleitner A, Sanroman F, Watzek G. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 733-740(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Bone formation in a sinus grafted with a cell-free scaffold requires the presence of local progenitor cells t ...


Bone Graft Augmentation and Dental Implant Treatment in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Review of the Literature With a Case Report December 2003 Lee, Cameron Y. S. DMD, MD*; Ertel, Steven K. DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 291-295 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private Practice, Aiea, Hawaii. †Private Practice, Aiea, Hawaii. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Cameron Y. S. Lee, DMD, MD 98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Suite 314 Aiea, Hawaii 96701 Teleph ...


Bone healing after the inferior alveolar nerve lateralization: A histologic study in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) September 2004 By Marcelo Yoshimoto, MSc, DDS, Bruno König Jr, PhD, MSc, DDS, Sergio Allegrini Jr, MSc, DDS, PhD, Claudia de Carvalho Lopes, MSc, DDS, PhD, Marcelo José Carbonari, MSc, PhD, Edson Aparecido Liberti, PhD, MSc, Nelson Adami Jr, MSc, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full te ...


Bone Healing around Titanium Dental Implants with 3 Different Surfaces: an Experimental Study in Rats 13 March 2003 P. DI DOMIZIO, A. SCARANO, M. PIATTELLI, G. VRESPA, G. PETRONE, G. IEZZI, and A. PIATTELLI, University of Chieti, Italy IADR Objective: Titanium nitride (TiN) has been used in many fields as a coating of surgical instruments, with the purpose of obtaining materials more resistant to wear and corrosion and reducing in this way also the phenomena of adhesion. Aim of this study wa ...


Bone level change at implant-supported fixed partial dentures with and without cantilever extension after 5 years in function Jan Wennström1, Jose Zurdo1, Stig Karlsson2, Annika Ekestubbe3, Kerstin Gröndahl3 and Jan Lindhe1 December 2004 Journal Of Clinical Periodontology Volume 31 Issue 12 Page 1077 - December 2004 Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze whether the inclusion of cantilever extensions increased the amount of marginal bone loss at free-sta ...


Bone Quality: The influence of Bone Type on the Dental Implant 2004 Marc Bennett Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Sweat dripped down his forehead as newly licensed Dr. Marc Bennett approached his operatory. Four years of dental school raced through his mind followed by the intensive dental implant placement course that he took shortly after graduating. Today was his first ever surgical implant placement on a living person. Through a matter of m ...


Bone reformation with sinus membrane elevation: a new surgical technique for maxillary sinus floor augmentation. 2004 Lundgren S, Andersson S, Gualini F, Sennerby L. PudMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGROUND: Various maxillary sinus floor augmentation techniques using bone grafts and bone substitutes are frequently used to enable placement of dental implants in the posterior maxilla. A previous case r ...


Bone Regeneration After Peri-implant Care with the CO2 Laser: A Fluorescence Microscopy Study Stefan Stübinger, Dr/Julia Henke, Dr/Karl Donath, Prof Dr Dr/Herbert Deppe, Prof Dr Year 2005 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has been shown to be suitable for the treatment of ailing implants. However, comparatively little is known about bone regeneration after laser treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determi ...


BONE REMODELING IN IMMEDIATELY LOADED AND UNLOADED TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS: A HISTOLOGIC AND HISTOMORPHOMETRIC STUDY IN HUMANS 2005 Marco Degidi, MD, DDS Antonio Scarano, DDS Maurizio Piattelli, MD, DDS Vittoria Perrotti, DDS Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS BONE REMODELING IN IMMEDIATELY LOADED AND UNLOADED TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS: A HISTOLOGIC AND HISTOMORPHOMETRIC STUDY IN HUMANS KEY WORDS Bone remodeling Bone remodeling rate Fatigue fracture Lamellar bone Tetracycline labeling Wo ...


Bone Resorption Around Dental Implants Placed in Grafted Sinuses: Clinical and Radiologic Follow-up After up to 4 Years Year 2005 Carlo Maiorana, MD, DDS/Davide Sigurtà, MD, DDS/Arrigo Mirandola, DDS/Giuliano Garlini, DDS/Franco Santoro, MD, DDS Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The long-term results of endosseous implants depend on the maintenance of bone support. The aim of this study was to evaluate radiologically bone resorption around de ...


BONE RESPONSE TO ZIRCONIA CERAMIC IMPLANTS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY IN RABBITS February 2003 By Antonio Scarano, DDS; Fabio Di Carlo, DDS; Manlio Quaranta, MD, DDS; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This study analyzes the bone response to zirconia ceramic implants inserted in New Zealand white mature male rabbits. The implants were inserted into the tibia, and each rabbit received 4 implants. All t ...


Bone-implant Contact at Calcium Phosphate and Titanium Porous Oxide (TiUnite™) Modified Dental Implants A.V. XIROPAIDIS1, M. QAHASH1, W.H. LIM1, R.H. SHANAMAN1, R.G. SORENSEN2, J.M. WOZNEY2, U.M. WIKESJÖ1, and J. HALL3, 1 Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2 Genetics Instiute/Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Cambridge, MA, USA, 3 Nobel Biocare AB, Göteborg, Sweden 2003 IADR Objectives: Calcium-phosphate (CP) coated implants are usually referred to as having osteoconductive p ...


Bone-Implant Contact on Machined and Dual Acid-Etched Surfaces After 2 Months of Healing in the Human Maxilla Dr. Paolo Trisi, ­Richard Lazzara, Alberto Rebaudi, Walter Rao, Tiziano Testori, Stephan S. Porter July 2003 Journal of Periodontology Background: Recent clinical studies indicate that an implant with a textured surface may be loaded sooner than traditional healing protocols have recommended. In a previous study, the 6-month bone-implant contact for dual acid-etched and machined impl ...


Bone-to-implant apposition with machined and MTX microtextured implant surfaces in human sinus grafts. October 2003 Trisi P, Marcato C, Todisco M. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2003 Oct;23(5):427-37 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The goal of this study was to histologically document the effect of two different implant surfaces on the percentage of bone-to-implant apposition achieved with impla ...


Bucco-Lingual Crestal Bone Changes After Immediate and Delayed Implant Placement December 2004 Ugo Covani, Claudia Bortolaia, Antonio Barone, and Ludovico Sbordone American Academy of Periodontology Background: Implants placed immediately after tooth extraction offer several advantages, but many authors have reported problems in filling the residual gap between the implant and the socket walls. Barrier and grafting techniques have been tested and yield varying results, so it has been sugges ...


Carbon dioxide laser and hydrogen peroxide conditioning in the treatment of periimplantitis: an experimental study in the dog. 2004 Persson LG, Mouhyi J, Berglundh T, Sennerby L, Lindhe J. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2004;6(4):230-8. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGROUND: Various methods have been applied for the treatment of periimplantitis lesions. It has been reported that the procedures used ...


CAT Scan Imaging for Dental Implants Yoni Goldstein, The Jerusalem Report OsseoNews Getting a dental implant is a pain, in more ways than one. Aside from the cutting and scraping, stitching and swelling, there are the thousands of dollars that it costs to get each titanium screw into your jawbone and silicon screw into your gums. Now, a fledgling Israeli company plans to make life easier for both the dentally challenged and their dentists, using a combination of CAT scan imaging, computer pr ...


Cement fixation and screw retention: parameters of passive fit: An in vitro study of three-unit implant-supported fixed partial dentures August 2004 Heckmann SM, Karl M, Wichmann MG, Winter W, Graef F, Taylor TD Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 466-473(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: It is generally assumed that passively fitting superstructures are a prerequisite for long-lasting implant succe ...


Cement- and Screw-Retained Implant-Supported Prostheses: Up to 10 Years of Follow-up of a New Design January/February 2004 Harold W. Preiskel, MDS, MSc, FDSRCS/Pepie Tsolka, DipDS, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This retrospective study investigated treatment outcomes over 10 years of a new prosthesis design in implant prosthodontics that uses a combined cement- and screw-retained principle. Materials and Methods: The clinical data of 78 implant-supported prostheses were examined. Eac ...


Cementable Implant-Supported Prosthesis, Serial Extraction, and Serial Implant Installation: Case Report Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 322-327 Rosen, Harry DDS*; Gornitsky, Mervyn DDS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract Cement-retained implant-supported prostheses are particularly indicated where access for screw placement is limited or impossible like in posterior locations or where there is limited jaw opening. The patient in this case report suffered from limited jaw openi ...


Cemented Versus Screw-Retained Implant-Supported Single-Tooth Crowns: A 4-year Prospective Clinical Study March/April 2004 Paolo Vigolo, Dr Odont, MScD/Andrea Givani, MD, DDS/Zeina Majzoub, DCD, DMD, MScD/Giampiero Cordioli, MD, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this controlled prospective clinical study was to compare cemented and screw-retained implant-supported single-tooth crowns followed for 4 years following prosthetic rehabilitation with respect to peri-implant marg ...


Ceramic Implant Abutments for Short-Span FPDs: A Prospective 5-Year Multicenter Study November/December 2003 Bernt Andersson, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Roland Glauser, DDS/Michele Maglione, MD, DDS/Åsa Taylor, LDS International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 6 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: A prospective, randomized, controlled 5-year multicenter study evaluated the long-term clinical function ...


Change for the Better June 16, 2005 Bangkok Post There is a dental clinic on Sukhumvit Road that carries the ambience of a spa. ``Last year, our clinic was like a tourist attraction with a lot of foreign customers coming to see us,' said Dr Watchareewon Porncharoen, also known as Dr Lily, the founder of Bangkok Dental Spa Clinic. Since arriving at the concept, she has seen a marked rise in the number of foreign patients calling on her services compared to the past 15 years during which it o ...


CHARACTERIZATION AND DISSOLUTION BEHAVIOR OF SPUTTERED CALCIUM PHOSPHATE COATINGS AFTER DIFFERENT POSTDEPOSITION HEAT TREATMENT TEMPERATURES December 2003 By Y. Yang, PhD; C. M. Agrawal, PhD; K.-H. Kim, PhD; H. Martin, BS; K. Schulz, PhD; J. D. Bumgardner, PhD; J. L. Ong, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract There is a lack of correlation between specific properties of hydroxyapatite coating surfaces, osseointegration pro ...


Characterization of New Sputtered Hydroxyapatite/Titanium Coatings for Dental Implant Applications S.-J. DING, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan 2003 IADR Objectives: Many studies have been made to develop hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings, due to its osteoconductivity and mechanical properties, on metallic substrates for dental and orthopedic prostheses. A new biocompatible multi-layered coating was developed by alternately depositing Ti and HA layers on Ti6Al4V substrates using ra ...


Chips: Providing a Mouthwatering Solution for Patients Apr 6, 2005 Khalsa News Network For dry mouth sufferers Saliwell’s innovative patented devices brings welcome relief by restoring natural saliva production through electro-stimulation. Most of us may suffer dry mouth from time to time. But for 80 million people in the developed world it is a permanent condition caused by a lack of lubrication in the mouth. Saliwell has developed devices that stimulate saliva production. “Our devices appl ...


Chitosan: potential use as a bioactive coating for orthopaedic and craniofacial/dental implants Bumgardner JD, Wiser R, Gerard PD, Bergin P, Chestnutt B, Marin M, Ramsey V, Elder SH, Gilbert JA. 2003 J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. Chitosan is a biopolymer that exhibits osteoconductive, enhanced wound healing and antimicrobial properties which make it attractive for use as a bioactive coating to improve osseointegration of orthopaedic and craniofacial implant devices. Coatings made from 91.2% de- ...


Clinical Analysis of Wide-Diameter Frialit-2 Implants September/October 2004 Gerald Krennmair, MD, DMD, PhD/Othmar Waldenberger, MD, DMD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: To evaluate wide-diameter (ie, 5.5-mm-wide) Frialit-2 implants used for several forms of prosthetic rehabilitation. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 121 wide implants (74 maxillary, 47 mandibular) were placed in 114 patients (61 female, 53 male, mean age 37.2 ± 14.9 years). Thirty-six single-tooth restorat ...


Clinical and Histologic Aspects of Dental Implants Removed Due to Mobility March 2003 By Adriano Piattelli, Antonio Scarano, Lorenzo Favero, Giovanna Iezzi, Giovanna Petrone, and Gian Antonio Favero Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Implant failures are rare but do occur. Mechanical factors are certainly important in implant failures; so are biologic, iatrogenic ...


Clinical and Histomorphometrical Findings of Differently Structured Implants I. NERGIZ1, P. SCHMAGE1, N. ARPAK2, H. BOSTANCI2, W. NIEDERMEIER3, and U. PLATZER1, 1 University of Hamburg, Germany, 2 University of Ankara, Turkey, 3 University of Cologne, Köln, Germany March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The purpose of this study was to correlate the clinical parameters pocket probing depth (PPD) and implant stability with the bone density around unloaded and loaded osseointegrated ...


Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Single-Tooth Dental Implants Saturday, 28 August 2004 B. AKOgLU, Y. ÖZKAN, M. UÇANKALE, and Y. KULAK-ÖZKAN, Marmara University, Ýstanbul, Turkey IADR Objectives: Dental implants can be a very satisfying alternative to conventional fixed partial dentures and resin bonded restorations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcome of thirty-three implant supported single crowns. Methods: Thirty-three implants (ITI, Frialit ...


Clinical and radiographic performance of delayed-immediate single-tooth implant placement associated with peri-implant bone defects. A 2-year prospective, controlled, randomized follow-up report May 2005 Lars Schropp1, Lambros Kostopoulos2, Ann Wenzel3 and Flemming Isidor4 Journal Of Clinical Periodontology Volume 32 Issue 5 Page 480 Blackwell Synergy Abstract: Objectives: The aim of the present study was to compare the delayed-immediate (Im) and the delayed (De) protocols for placemen ...


Clinical and radiologic evaluation of 2-stage IMZ implants placed in a single-stage procedure: 2-year results of a prospective comparative study Heydenrijk K, Raghoebar GM, Meijer HJ, Stegenga B. 2003 May-Jun Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using a 2-stage implant system in a single-stage procedure and to study the impact of the microgap between the implant and the abutment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty edentulous patients (Caw ...


Clinical Application of Stereolithographic Surgical Guides for Implant Placement: Preliminary Results Giovanni A.P. Di Giacomo Dr. Patricia R. Cury Ney Soares de Araujo Wilson R. Sendyk Claudio L. Sendyk 2005 Journal of Periodontology Background: The success of implant-supported restorations requires detailed treatment planning, which includes the construction of a surgical guide. Recently, computer-aided rapid prototyping has been developed to construct surgical guides in an attempt to ...


Clinical Case Reports of Injectable Tissue-Engineered Bone for Alveolar Augmentation with Simultaneous Implant Placement March/April 2005 Minoru Ueda, DDS, PhD/Yoichi Yamada, DDS, PhD/Ryotaro Ozawa, DDS/Yasuhiro Okazaki, DDS, PhD International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, March/April, Volume 25, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the us ...


Clinical classification of bone defects concerning the placement of dental implants February 2004 By Carlo Tinti and Stefano Parma-Benfenati Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The goal of this classification of bone defects related to dental implant placement is to help clinicians accurately discuss proposed treatment regimens and organize treatment for clinical correction. A further goal of this effort to categorize bone defects requiring bone augmentation for implant placement is to standardize terminology to allow for more accurate dental communication. The 5 most encountered categories of bony defects are described.


Clinical complications with implants and implant prostheses August 2003 • Volume 90 • Number 2 Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSDa* Guillermo Bernal, DDS, MSDb Kitichai Rungcharassaeng, DDS, MSc Joseph Y. K. Kan, DDS, MSd Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract The purpose of this article is to identify the types of complications that have been reported in conjunction with endosseous root form implants and associated implant prostheses. A Medline and an extensive hand search were perfo ...


Clinical evaluation of an Er:YAG laser for nonsurgical treatment of peri-implantitis: a pilot study February 2005 Frank Schwarz1, Anton Sculean2, Daniel Rothamel1, Katja Schwenzer4, Thomas Georg3 and Jürgen Becker1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 44 Blackwell Synergy Abstract: The aim of this controlled, parallel design clinical study was to compare the effectiveness of an Er:YAG laser (ERL) to that of mechanical debridement using plastic curettes and antiseptic ...


Clinical Evaluation of Immediate Loaded Upper Anterior Single Implants March 2005 Tsirlis, Anastasios T. DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP Among the guidelines to be followed in the selection of patients who are suitable for treatment with dental implants, there must be accurate assessment and evaluation of the factors that will lead to a functionally long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing result. The latter, which includes the maintenance and development of hard and soft tis ...


Clinical Evaluation of Small-Diameter Implants in Single-Tooth and Multiple-Implant Restorations: A 7-year Retrospective Study September/October 2004 Paolo Vigolo, Dr Odont, MScD/Andrea Givani, MD, DDS/Zeina Majzoub, DCD, DMD, MScD/Giampiero Cordioli, MD, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Placement of small-diameter implants often provides a solution to space-related problems in implant restoration. This 7-year retrospective study presents results from 192 small-diameter implants placed i ...


Clinical innovations and emerging technology in dental implants September 2004 Leon A. Assael, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online A clinical problem addressed with many techniques is often one for which the best treatment method has yet to be found. In the case of implant dentistry, the variety of clinical techniques is greater than with any other endeavor in dentistry. The debate over the best uses of dental implants in our patients continues to be intense. One clinician’ ...


Clinical management in extraction cases using palatal implant for anchorage A. Giancotti, M. Greco, G. Mampieri and C. Arcuri December 2004 Journal of Orthodontics This case report presents a Class I extraction treatment in an adult patient with bimaxillary crowding using a palatal implant for anchorage control. The implant (pure titanium 6 mm SLA) is inserted in the middle of the palate, after a careful radiological assessment on a lateral cephalogram. At the end of the healing period (1 ...


Clinical Outcome of Implants Following Initial Implant Failure Friday, 12 March 2004 P.S. ROSEN, and M.A. REYNOLDS, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, USA IADR Dental implants have expanded the treatment planning options available to clinicians. While multiple clinical trials substantiate the overall high success rate of implants, few studies have evaluated the survival rate of implants placed in sites following an implant failure. Objective: The purpose of this retrospective s ...


Clinical Performance and 5-year Retrospective Evaluation of Frialit-2 Implants November/December 2004 Jonathan Perry, DDS/Enrique Lenchewski, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This retrospective study documents 5 years of clinical experience with Frialit-2 implants. Materials and Methods: A total of 1,215 implants (338 immediately placed, 877 placed according to a delayed-placement protocol) were placed in 487 patients. After exclusion criteria were applied, 1,099 implants (322 immediate ...


Clinical Studies for new Dental Implants June 2004 OsseoNews In a special June issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology, clinical researchers published the findings of several studies concerning the Ankylos SynCone and Cercon abutments, oral implants that are used to simulate natural teeth for individuals who have experienced tooth loss. By using SynCone prefabricated parts, Ankylos implants are responsible for greatly simplifying and accelerating dental and clinical procedures. Ankylos dr ...


Clinical Trial of Modified Ankylos Implants for Extraoral Use in Cranio- and Maxillofacial Surgery September/October 2004 Karl Andreas Schlegel, MD, DDS/Stefan Schultze-Mosgau, PhD, MD, DDS/Stefan Eitner, DDS/Joerg Wiltfang, PhD, MD, DDS/Stephan Rupprecht, MD, DDS Quintessence Publishing Karl Andreas Schlegel, MD, DDS/Stefan Schultze-Mosgau, PhD, MD, DDS/Stefan Eitner, DDS/Joerg Wiltfang, PhD, MD, DDS/Stephan Rupprecht, MD, DDS Purpose: Epithetic solutions in the maxillofacial region are in ...


Cluster assignments and multivariate analysis in implant dentistry A.J. ZORTEA, Jr., R.S. MAGINI, S.F.T. FREITAS, M.C.M. CALVO, G.S. COURA, and K.N. CASTRO, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Londrina, Parana, Brazil March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The aim of this study was to detect the global rate of failures of 401 Steri-Oss Implants(Nobel Biocare,USA), inserted in 135 patients, between 1993 and 2000, estimate the "clustering Phenomena", and to identify, in a statisti ...


Clustering Phenomena in Implant Dentistry: 7-year Retrospective Follow-up A.J. ZORTEA JR, R.S. MAGINI, G.S. COURA, C.F. FERREIRA, J.N. FREIRE, and K.N. CASTRO, Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil 2003 IADR Objectives: The objectives of this study were to detect the global rate of failures of 401 Steri-Oss Implants (Nobel Biocare,USA) inserted in 135 patients, between 1993 and 2000, and then estimate the “clustering phenomena” in these clinical situation. Material an ...


ColBar LifeScience launches new facial filler The company has received a CE Mark for marketing natural collagen product Evolence in Europe. 10 Mar 05 Globes correspondent Globes Online ColBar LifeScience announced today that it launched Evolence, a wholly new facial filler, in Europe during November 2004. The company has received a CE Mark for marketing Evolence in Europe and has held launch events to introduce and demonstrate the product to doctors and medical practitioners in Spain, Ita ...


Collagen fiber orientation in human peri-implant bone around immediately loaded and unloaded titanium dental implants. 2005 Jan Traini T, Degidi M, Caputi S, Strocchi R, Di Iorio D, Piattelli A. J Periodontol. PubMed Department of Applied Sciences of Oral and Dental Diseases, School of Dentistry, University "G d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. BACKGROUND: The main factor in determining the mechanical properties of bone is the collagen configuration. METHODS: This study investigated the ...


Combination Syndrome: Treatment With Dental Implants December 2003 Cabianca, Mario DMD* Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 300-305 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Mario Cabianca, DMD 1648 Second Avenue Trail, British Columbia Canada V1R 1M5 Telephone: 250-364-2570 E-mail: info@dentalimplant.ca Abstract Occlusal plane problems are often not evaluated adequately. They can be l ...


Combined cephalometric and stent planning for palatal implants R. R. J. Cousley and D. J. Parberry March 2005 Journal of Orthodontics Several aspects of palatal implant usage are technique sensitive. In particular, problems during the insertion stage may compromise implant osseo-integration, or its subsequent ease of handling and effectiveness. This paper describes a systematic approach to combined cephalometric and model planning, and subsequent stent fabrication for Orthosystem® palatal implants. The authors recommend this protocol in order to optimize three-dimensional control of implant positioning, and to both simplify and standardize the insertion stage. Subscription is required to view the entire article.


Comparative Study of Buccal Dehiscence Defects in Immediate, Delayed, and Late Maxillary Implant Placement with Collagen Membranes: Clinical Healing Between Placement and Second Stage Surgery September 2003 Mills, Michael P. DMD, MS Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 p 200 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Prosthodontics University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78284-7894 Editors' Note: Please be aware that a ...


Comparative Value of Attachment Measurements in Implant Dentistry March/April 2004 Herbert Deppe, PD, Dr Med Dent/Stefan Wagenpfeil, PD, Dr Oec Publ/Karl Donath, Prof Dr Med, Dr Med Dent Quintessence Publishing Purpose: In implant dentistry, the level of bone attachment is normally assessed by clinical and radiologic parameters. In the literature, however, the accuracy of these measurements has been a source of controversy. The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of attachmen ...


Comparison of External and Internal Hex Implants’ Rotational Freedom: A Pilot Study 2005 Guilherme Paes de Barros Carrilho, DDS/Roberta Pires Dias, DDS, MSc/Carlos Nelson Elias, PhD The International Journal of Prosthodontics Volume 18 , Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: Loosening or fracturing of abutment or retaining screws is the main mechanical complication associated with single-tooth im ...


Comparison of Human Mandibular Osteoblasts Grown on Two Commercially Available Titanium Implant Surfaces Dr. Carlo Galli, Giovanni Passeri, ­Desiree' Martini, Anna Tinti, Stefano Guizzardi, Giovanni Mauro, Guido Maria Macaluso 2005 Journal of Periodontology Background: Surface characteristics play a major role in determining tissue response to implants and therefore their clinical outcome. The aim of the present study was to compare two commercially available titanium surfaces: plasma spray ...


Comparison of Implant Stability with Respect to 5 Different Implant Surfaces I. NERGIZ1, P. SCHMAGE1, N. ARPAK2, H. BOSTANCI2, W. NIEDERMEIER3, and U. PLATZER1, 1 University of Hamburg, Dental School, Germany, 2 University of Ankara, Turkey, 3 University of Cologne, Germany 2003 IADR Objectives: The stability of osseointegrated implants can be tested by performing torsional strength measurement or using the Periotest device. As an advantage, evaluating the Periotest values do not destroy the ...


Comparison of implant survival following sinus floor augmentation procedures with implants placed in pristine posterior maxillary bone: a systematic review December 2004 Filippo Graziani1,2, Nikolaos Donos1, Ian Needleman1, Mario Gabriele2 and Maurizio Tonetti1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 6 Page 677 - December 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract: Sinus augmentation is a commonly used procedure in implant dentistry. However, a general consensus on implant sur ...


Comparison of maxillary canine retraction with sliding mechanics and a retraction spring: a three-dimensional analysis based on a midpalatal orthodontic implant The European Journal of Orthodontics 2004 26(6):585-589 Kazuo Hayashi *, Jun Uechi, Masaru Murata and Itaru Mizoguchi The purpose of this study was to compare maxillary canine retraction with sliding mechanics and a Ricketts canine retraction spring, using a midpalatal orthodontic implant as a measuring reference. Eight patients (thre ...


Comparison of the diagnostic potential of direct digital and conventional intraoral radiography in the evaluation of peri-implant conditions December 2003 Ann-Catherine Mörner-Svalling; Gunilla Tronje; Lars G. Andersson; Ulf Welander Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 714-719(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aims of this study were to examine whether viewers agreed on details seen in direct ...


Comparison of the Mechanical Properties of 2 Prosthetic Mini-implants September 2004 Kanie, Takahito PhD*; Nagata, Mutsumi DDS, PhD†; Ban, Seiji PhD‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 251-256 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Research Associate, Department of Biomaterials Science, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan. †Lecturer, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Med ...


Comparisons of Precision of Fit Between Cast and CNC-Milled Titanium Implant Frameworks for the Edentulous Mandible 2003 Anders Örtorp, LDS, Torsten Jemt, LDS, Odont Dr, PhD, Tomas Bäck, MSc, Tord Jälevik, CDT International Journal of Prosthodontics March/April Volume 16, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the precision of fabrication in r ...


Complete Artificial Dentition Supported by Endosseous Implants: A Case Report of Total In-office Treatment April 2005 Dennis Flanagan, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 91–97 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. This case report demonstrates the construction of a complete restoration of the dentition by the surgical placement of endosseous titanium implants that support a fixed prosthesis in ...


Complications After Treatment with Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses: A Retrospective Study 2003 Catharina Göthberg, LDS, Tom Bergendal, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD, Tomas Magnusson, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics March/April Volume 16, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The aim was to retrospectively evaluate the frequencies of different complications, as well as the number of ...


Complications of Mandibular Molar Replacement with a Single Implant: A Case Report April 2004 By Vicki C. Petropoulos, DMD, MS; Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP; Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, FACP Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. A b s t r a c t This case report describes prosthodontic complications resulting from the surgical placement of a single implant and treatment following these complications. Both the surgical and pros ...


Computer-aided navigation in dental implantology: 7 years of clinical experience March 2004 By Rolf Ewers, MD, DMD, PhD, Kurt Schicho, DS, Michael Truppe, MD, Rudolf Seemann, Astrid Reichwein, MD, DMD, Michael Figl, MS, DS, Arne Wagner, MD, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • Volume 62 • Number 3 • p329 to p334 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Purpose This long-term study gives a review ...


Connective tissue graft to correct peri-implant soft tissue margin: A clinical report February 2004 • Volume 91 • Number 2 Jamil Awad Shibli, DDS, PhDa Susana d'Avila, DDS, MSb Elcio Marcantonio Jr, DDS, PhDc Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract This clinical report describes the use of a subepithelial connective tissue graft to recontour a soft tissue margin discrepancy for a single-implant crown in the anterior maxilla. This procedure demonstrates that the use of soft tissue gr ...


Connective Tissue Orientation around Dental Implants in a Canine Model (June 3 - 5, 2004) B.H. ZHAO1, C.J. HE2, S.L. LI1, and H.L. FENG1, 1 Peking University, Beijing, China, 2 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China IADR Objectives: to evaluate the effects of porous surface of dental implants on the orientation of collagen in the canine gingival connective tissue. Methods: Pores with three kinds of diameters on the supracrestal region of dental implants were obtained using Nd: YAG Laser ...


Consensus Statements and Recommended Clinical Procedures Regarding the Placement of Implants in Extraction Sockets Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, Stephen T. Chen, Thomas G. Wilson Jr The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Special Supplement Volume 19, Issue 7 Introductory remarks High clinical success rates have been reported when implants are placed according to standard indications. This has encouraged efforts to improve the success rates for implants placed in more ...


Correlation between microtomography and histomorphometry for assessment of implant osseointegration 2005 Apr;16 Park YS, Yi KY, Lee IS, Jung YC. Clin Oral Implants Res Microtomographic techniques are widely used for studying the trabecular architectures in the orthopedics and elucidation of tooth micromorphology in the field of dentistry. Its application to assess the osseointegration of dental implants has been studied as a non-invasive method, contrary to several conventional methods. The ...


Correlation of peri-implant health and myeloperoxidase levels: a cross-sectional clinical study October 2004 Stanislav Liskmann1,2, Mihkel Zilmer2, Tiiu Vihalemm2, Olev Salum1 and Krista Fischer3 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 5 Page 546 - October 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Objectives: At present, there are no diagnostic tools that permit early detection of peri-implantitis. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the correlation of my ...


Corrosion at the Marginal Gap of Implant-Supported Suprastructures and Implant Failure November/December 2004 Joseph S. Guindy, DDS, Dr Med Sci/Harold Schiel, Dr Med Dent, Dr Med/Fre Schmidli/Jakob Wirz, Dr Med Dent, Prof Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Late failure, which occurs after successful osseointegration, is usually attributed to prosthodontic determinants. Corrosion of metallic suprastructures and incorrectly handled materials are often primary causes of late implant failure. In ...


Creation of Interimplant Papillae Through a Split-Finger Technique March 2004 Misch, Carl E. DDS, MDS; Al-Shammari, Khalaf F. DDS, MS; Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MDS Dental Implant March 2004, Volume 13, Issue 1 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study is to propose a technique, the split-finger approach, to preserve/promote papillae formation. Materials and Methods: Twenty-one patients with 39 implants consecutively placed ...


Crestal Bone Remodeling in Loaded and Unloaded Implants and the Microgap: A Histologic Study September 2003 Assenza, Bartolomeo MD, DDS*; Scarano, Antonio DDS**; Petrone, Giovanna DDS, PhD***; Iezzi, Giovanna DDS**; Thams, Ulf MD, DDS†; San Roman, Fidel MD‡; Piattelli, Adriano MD, DDS§ *Visiting Professor, Dental School, University of Chieti, Italy; Private Practice, Cologno Monzese (MI), Italy. **Research Fellow, Dental School, University of Chieti, Italy. ***Postdoctoral Fellow, Dental Sc ...


Crestal Bone Resorption 5 Years After Implant Loading: Clinical and Radiologic Results with a 2-stage Implant System July/August 2004 Giano Ricci, MD, MScD/Mario Aimetti, DDS/Walter Stablum, DDS/Alessandro Guasti, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The aim of the present study was to assess crestal bone resorption 5 years after loading by conducting a clinical and radiographic evaluation of 112 Frialit-2 implants consecutively placed in 51 patients from January 1994 through June 1994. Mat ...


Critical Bending Moment of Implant-Abutment Screw Joint Interfaces: Effect of Torque Levels and Implant Diameter September/October 2004 Ban Fui Tan, DDS/Keson B. Tan, BDS, MSD/Jack I. Nicholls, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Critical bending moment (CBM), the moment at which the external nonaxial load applied overcomes screw joint preload and causes loss of contact between the mating surfaces of the implant screw joint components, was measured with 2 types of implants and 2 types of ab ...


Cross-sectional Study of the Factors that Influence Radiographic Magnification of Implant Diameter and Length July/August 2004 Yong-Geun Choi, DDS, MPH, MPH/Young-Kyun Kim, DDS, PhD/Steven E. Eckert, DDS, MS/Cheong-Hwan Shim, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: To study the factors that influence radiographic magnification of implant diameter and length. Materials and Methods: The dental records and panoramic radiographs of 80 patients with 210 dental implants treated with implant-supported ...


Crown jewel of Mahwah April 1, 2005 By PRASHANT GOPAL North Jersey.com The township of Mahwah is becoming a magnet for dentists. At Nobel Biocare's new high-tech dental crown manufacturing and training center off Route 17, the company plans to train tens of thousands of dentists and lab technicians a year. It will also produce about a million custom-made caps annually. The Swedish company, which is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, bridges and ceramic crowns, late last year be ...


Current trends in immediate osseous dental implant case selection criteria © 2003 MD McNutt and CH Chou Journal of Dental Education, Vol 67, Issue 8, 850-859 As endosseous dental implant therapy rapidly becomes the prosthetic standard of care for a vast array of clinical applications, we are faced with the challenge of developing dynamic treatment planning protocols. This paper will discuss the clinical benefits of immediate implants and outline a synthesis of case selection criteria gar ...


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Dazzling new smile in an hour June 26, 2005 By Mayrav Saar The Seattle Times Company SANTA ANA, Calif. — A dollar under the pillow isn't going to cut it when you're an adult and you've lost all your teeth. The Tooth Fairy simply can't make up for not being able to eat tomatoes or being embarrassed by your own smile. So Raquel Gluck, now 69, chose to replace her bottom teeth with permanent dentures in 1999. The process involved several operations over nine months, but Gluck, who had continue ...


Demonstration of the Osseoinductive Effect of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Within Endosseous Dental Implants June 2004 Boyne, Phillip DMD, MS, DSc*; Jones, Shedrick D. DDS*† Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 180-184 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Emeritus Professor, Department of Advanced Education, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. †Clinical Professor, Department of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics (Formerly ...


Dental implant coating wins funding for research 4/1/2005 Biomedical Materials US company Spire Corp said it won a grant worth US$157 277 to develop functionally graded calcium phosphate coatings for dental implants. What makes these coatings different is their ability to allow rapid bone growth for initial stabilization of the implant as well as long term fixation, according to the company. Current coating processes, involving the use of hydroxyapatite and other forms of calcium phosphate, have several drawbacks and have limited flexibility in controlling coating crystallinity. The Phase I grant comes from the National Institute of Dental and ... Read the Full Article, Get a FREE Trial for instant access »


Dental Implant Design and Its Relationship to Long-Term Implant Success December 2003 Steigenga, Jennifer T. DDS*; Al-Shammari, Khalaf F. DDS, MS†; Nociti, Francisco H. DDS, PhD‡; Misch, Carl E. DDS, MDS§; Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MSD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 306-317 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Graduate student, Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. †Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department ...


Dental implant giant shows its financial teeth 10. February 2005 Swissinfo Nobel Biocare, the world?s largest manufacturer of dental implants, increased net profit by 32.6 per cent in 2004 ? and left analysts with their mouths hanging open. The firm, which reported just one week before its major international rival ? Basel-based Straumann ? said on Thursday that it aimed for even better results in 2005. Investors flocked to market as the Swedish-Swiss company released its annual results, ...


Dental Implant Prosthetics March 2005 English, Charles E. DDS, MDS, PhD Implant Dentistry Textbooks such as this one require a staggering amount of time and effort and are not written without frustration and family sacrifice. This text offers an enormous amount of science and information that should be read by the restorative dentist and the surgical participant. This bedrock of implant prosthetic infrastructure is needed by clinicians worldwide. Sadly, many who need this education simply will not take the time or do not recognize the limited depth and breadth of their knowledge. This text provides long needed implant prosthetic guidance.


Dental Implant Site Distribution D.M. ALMOG, M.R. GANDDINI, and J. ROY, University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, NY, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies As dental implants become a more accessible treatment for missing teeth, we may encounter more random anatomic situations. Unless we utilize all of the scientific resources available to us, we may be putting the patient and ourselves at needless risk for failure. Therefore, understanding the correlation between implant sites, anato ...


Dental Implant Surfaces 2004 Susan Doan Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The biocompatibility for dental implants depends on the biomaterial, tissue, and host factors. Biomaterial surface chemistry, topography (roughness), and type of tissue integration (osseous, fibrous, mixed) correlate with host responses. The host environment directly influences the biomaterial-to-tissue interfacial zone specific to local healing and the clinical aspects of ...


Dental Implant Surgery, Dental Implants and Dental Care 3/24/2005 Source : Health Care Guide Khalsa News Network If you have a tooth or teeth that are missing your dentist may recommend a dental implant. A dental implant is a tooth that is permanently placed in the jaw bone. This procedure has it benefits and risks. Dental implants are done when the root of the tooth and the tooth are both gone. The dentist can place an artificial root into the gum and then put a tooth on it. Dental Implan ...


Dental Implant Technique 04302005 WCAV If you've had the misfortune of having a tooth knocked out, now there's a better option for having it replaced. Doctor D. J. Bickers of Charlottesville explains: "Someone comes in, say Mrs. Jones, and she's missing a tooth and I say, 'Here are your options. You can get a partial, you can do a bridge, or you can do an implant.' She chooses an implant because it's the best; it's the most expensive but the best. An oral surgeon places the implant in the b ...


Dental implant use in New Zealand in 2004. 2005 Mar Reid D, Leichter JW, Thomson WM. N Z Dent J. PubMed School of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of dental implant providers in New Zealand, to evaluate providers' dental implant treatment strategies, and to determine the nature of barriers to implant usage in New Zealand. DESIGN: A postal survey questionnaire was sent to all registered dentists in New Zealand (N=1590). METHOD: Data were ...


Dental Implants November 1, 2004 WINK-TV The condition of your teeth can impact your overall health because your ability to chew helps determine your overall food choices. Your teeth also help to preserve the shape of your face as you age. Today, dental implant treatment is the preferred method of tooth replacement. Dental implants replace missing tooth roots, helping to preserve the bone in the jaw and the original shape of the face. Because they replace the root, implants act as the anc ...


Dental Implants Go High-Tech With Lasers Lasers, Not Scalpels, Used For Implants March 15, 2005 wjactv.com BOSTON -- Advances in laser technology are making getting dental implants practically painless for patients. Linda Lordan has had dental implants for much of her life. This time, her dentist took a less painful approach to the procedure, reported WCVB-TV in Boston. "I felt no pain at all. No pain, no discomfort from the beginning to the end," she said. Lordan's dentists used a laser ...


Dental Implants Go High-Tech With Lasers March 15, 2005 No author listed WJACTV.com Advances in laser technology are making getting dental implants practically painless for patients. Linda Lordan has had dental implants for much of her life. This time, her dentist took a less painful approach to the procedure, reported WCVB-TV in Boston. "I felt no pain at all. No pain, no discomfort from the beginning to the end," she said. Lordan's dentists used a laser, not a scalpel. With no cutting a ...


Dental Implants Growing In Popularity New Implant Coated With Fluoride March 21, 2005 wjactv.com NEW YORK -- No matter how well you take care of your teeth -- and many of us don't -- millions of Americans will end up needing dental work for one reason or another. As gum disease, decay and other problems take their toll, people start to lose teeth. "It seems as I'm getting older, my teeth are falling apart, and they're kind of falling apart all at once," said Maureen Woodroffe, a dental im ...


Dental Implants Growing In Popularity March 21, 2005 No author listed WJACTV.com No matter how well you take care of your teeth -- and many of us don't -- millions of Americans will end up needing dental work for one reason or another. As gum disease, decay and other problems take their toll, people start to lose teeth. "It seems as I'm getting older, my teeth are falling apart, and they're kind of falling apart all at once," said Maureen Woodroffe, a dental implant patient. Woodroffe and ...


Dental Implants in a Young Patient with Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome: A Case Report June 2003 Woo, Ian MSc, DDS*; Brunner, Daniel P. DDS, MD**; Yamashita, Dennis-Duke R. DDS***; Le, Bach T. DDS, MD† Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 140-144 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. **Chief Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los An ...


Dental Implants in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Study June 2003 Peled, Micha DMD, MD*; Ardekian, Leon DDS**; Tagger-Green, Nirit DMD, MSc, MHA***; Gutmacher, Zvi DMD†; Machtei, Eli E. DMD‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 116-122 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. **Senior Staff, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rambam Medical Cent ...


Dental implants in reconstructed jaws: Implant longevity and peri-implant tissue outcomes November 2003 By Lim K. Cheung, BDS, PhD, Albert C.F. Leung, BDS, MDS, MPhil, MOSRCSE Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • Volume 61 • Number 11 • p1263 to p1274 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Purpose: The study aimed to evaluate the clinical status and survival of dental implants inserted in reconstr ...


Dental Implants Keep Dentures In Place April 6, 2005 Click2Houston.com HOUSTON -- Embarrassment, trouble eating and sore spots are just some of the common complaints for those who wear dentures every day. But a Houston dentist is providing a new and improved solution that keeps them in place, without pain, Local 2 reported Wednesday. Jean Duley now enjoys eating sandwiches again, for the first time in years. "There are so many foods that I can eat now that I couldn't before," she said. De ...


Dental Implants Placed Immediately Are Successful American Academy of Periodontology February 27, 2003 CHICAGO – February 27, 2003 – If you lose one tooth or many teeth due to an accident or trauma, you know that you've also lost the ability to smile and eat with ease. Replacing the teeth with dentures or partial teeth may not give you the same confidence that the real teeth did. A dental implant, on the other hand, does look and feel like a real tooth. A dental implant is an artificial toot ...


Dental Implants Replace Teeth, Treat Problems March 29, 2005 The WBALChannel.com NEW YORK -- No matter how well you take care of your teeth -- and many of us don't -- millions of Americans will end up at the dentist for one reason or another. As gum disease, decay and other problems take their toll, people start to lose teeth. "It seems as I'm getting older, my teeth are falling apart and they're kind of falling apart all at once," said Maureen Woodroffe, a dental implant patient. What Wo ...


Dental implants take the bite out of high denture expenses April 13, 2005 BY RUTH JUSTIS The Daily Independent Local dentists, Dr. Daniel Cook and Dr. Wade Hayashi of The Dentist House, 544 W. Drummond Ave., have added a new service for their patients - the Sendax MDI implant system. "We've been seeing this new technology in dental journals for a while. It looked like a good thing, so we attended a class in Lake Tahoe recently and learned about these special implants which stabilize dentur ...


Dental implants, an improved option to consider by Dr. Rick Borquez 21 April 2005 Moorpark Acorn It’s no fun when you’re missing teeth. You may not feel comfortable eating or speaking. You might even avoid smiling in public. Fortunately, dental implants can help. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in your mouth. Best of all, they look and feel like natural teeth. When teeth are missing It can be embarrassing to have spaces in your mouth where teeth are mis ...


Dental Implants: Bringing the Carefree Back Into Your Smile Feb 5 2005 By Graziano Giglio, DDS, New York University School of Dentistry Paul R. Kamen, DDS, FACD, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery ABC News Losing your teeth in an accident or losing them to tooth decay is no laughing matter. Many people with missing teeth are too embarrassed even to smile. But a relatively new procedure called dental implants can permanently repair your smile. Below, two clinical professors ...


Dental implants: Maintenance, care and treatment of peri-implant infection. 2003 S Chen and I Darby Australian Dental Journal 2003;48:(4):212-220 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Osseointegration is becoming increasingly routine in the rehabilitation of partially or fully edentulous patients. However, the surrounding tissues may be subject to inflammatory conditions similar to periodontal disease and so require maintenance. This article discusses the ...


Dental Implants: The New Solution January 24, 2005 By: Shelagh McNally for Dental1.org Dental implants are an exciting solution to the problem of missing teeth. Traditional dentures and fixed bridges shift, fall out and reduce our ability to chew. Dental implants eliminate these problems by acting as artificial roots providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth. The procedure involves placing an artificial post shaped like the original root into the jaw to be an anchor for new teeth ...


Dental Implants: The New Standard for a Healthier Smile HealthSavvy Summer 2004 Here's something to smile about: Dental implants can replace the discomfort and high maintenance of partial or full dentures. And, you won't have to have healthy teeth ground down to act as a buttress for a dental bridge. Bradford Porter, DDS, a Virtua oral surgeon explains the implant procedure. "First, we surgically expose a small area of the jawbone where the missing tooth once was. A titanium implant — shape ...


Dental implants: Yours teethfully 22 Apr 2005 Dr P C JACOB Deccan Herald Teeth impart beauty to the face and missing teeth not only cause problems with appearance, but also make eating and speaking more difficult. Teeth at the back must also be replaced, otherwise it can lead to an altered bite. If a number of these teeth are missing and not replaced, it may lead to collapse of facial features. Teeth work together as a finely tuned machine with the upper and lower teeth meshing wit ...


Dental Office Offers Implants In 1 Day Mon Apr 18 2005 Dr Pankaj Dhawan Pressbox.co.uk Dental Office Offers Implants In 1 Day New Delhi India -- A New Delhi Dental office (Center For Esthetic And Restorative Dentistry, 6101/ 2, D-6, VASANT KUNJ) is revolutionizing the time it takes to get dental implants. It used to be only the elderly that got dental implants, but that's not the case anymore. Dental surgeons say anyone from a young athlete to a senior citizen could be a candidate for ...


Dental Surgery Planning by TactileTech Wednesday, April 20, 2005 medGadget Israel21c reports that a new start-up Tactile Technologies recently obtained US Food and Drug Administration marketing approval for its dental implant location software. The software is a three-dimensional solution for surgical planning. From the article: The company's flagship product, which is in the final stages of development, is an Implant Location System (ILS) that uses a disposable micro-robot for carrying out ...


Dentists Find New Way To Give Lasting Smiles June 1, 2005 NBC4.TV Dentists have come up with a new way of combining a better smile with less cavities, NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel reported. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new type of dental implant. Not only is it whiter than the old ones, but it contains fluoride to make sure your teeth stay that way. Like many people, Sandy Strouse hates making a trip to the dentist. "I had some bad experiences when I was younger, and it ...


Dentists open wide to the future 2. June 2005 Chris Lewis NZZ Online Going to the dentist in Switzerland can cost you more than a tooth - it can cost you an arm and a leg. The double shock of a drilling session followed by a hefty invoice is one reason why some patients avoid the dreaded chair, or seek cheaper treatment abroad. However, a visit to this year's DENTAL 2005 exhibition in Basel offers even confirmed "dentaphobes" a glimpse of a world where those annual visits are no longe ...


Dentoalveolar reconstructive procedures as a risk factor for implant failure. July 2004 Woo VV, Chuang SK, Daher S, Muftu A, Dodson TB. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 62, Issue 7, Pages 773-780 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: Dentoalveolar reconstructive procedures (DRPs) are commonly used to enhance deficient implant recipient sites. It is unclear, however, if these proced ...


Dentsply Dons a Smile January 28, 2005 By Rich Duprey The Motley Fool Following a disappointing third-quarter earnings report marred by hurricanes and funding snafus by foreign governments, dental supply company Dentsply International (Nasdaq: XRAY) issued gleaming fourth-quarter financials. The maker of dental prosthetics, crown and bridge materials, and endodontic instruments was able to chew on renewed growth in the U.S. market, which accounts for 43% of sales. Anemic third-quarter dome ...


Dentsply Is More Than a Mouthful September 23, 2004 By Rich Duprey The Motley Fool Investing genius Peter Lynch liked to say that to find "tenbaggers," that is, stocks that will increase in value by 10 times or more, you should start by looking close to home. In his book One Up on Wall Street, he also noted he liked to seek out companies in dull, disagreeable industries because they were often overlooked or shunned, giving individual investors a chance to purchase them at a discount. You ...


Dentsply Makes Investors Smile July 29, 2004 By Rich Duprey The Motley Fool Thar's gold in them there teeth! That's what investors in Dentsply International (Nasdaq: XRAY) could be saying after the company reported record second-quarter earnings earlier this week. The dental supply company also said it expected to meet revenue goals and exceed earnings targets for the year. Earnings have grown at an average annual rate of 16% since 1999. Not bad for a company that makes false teeth. It's ...


Deproteinized Bovine Bone and Biodegradable Barrier Membranes to Support Healing Following Immediate Placement of Transmucosal Implants: A Short-Term Controlled Clinical Trial Publication: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry November/December 2004 Roberto Cornelini, MD, DDS/Filippo Cangini, DDS, MS/Gianluca Martuscelli, DMD, MMSc/Jan Wennström, DDS Quintessence Publishing This 6-month clinical study evaluated the use of a porous bone mineral matrix xenograft (B ...


Design and Examination of a Stability-detecting Device for Dental Implants 27 June 2003 S.-Y. LEE, K.-Y. CHENG, H.-M. HUANG, and C.-T. LIN, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan IADR In current years, there have been many researches done concerning the detection of stability in root-form implant. However, most of the sensor devices available in the market are complicated, inconvenient or lacking in precision. Objective: In this study, a novel device based on resonance frequency analysis (RFA) w ...


Developing Brand New Bones 2005 OsseoNews Scientists are the first ones to admit that it is not easy to copy nature. Consider this: Every year, nearly one million bone replacement procedures are performed in the United States – a number that is expected to rise with an aging population. Though the procedures will, in most cases, restore mobility and relieve pain, the average lifespan for metal implants is about 10 years, primarily because metal is not easily incorporated into the body. T ...


Developing Keratinized Mucosa Around Nonsubmerged Dental Implants. Part 1: The Use of Vascularized Flaps 2005 Beagle, Jay R. Perio - Periodontal Practices Today Year 2005 Volume 2 , Issue 1 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Despite the continued debate regarding the need for keratinized mucosa around dental implants, most clinicians are in agreement that keratinized peri-implant soft tissues are clinically des ...


Development of a Dental Implant Movement Checker for Technology Assessment of Implantation H. OKA1, S.K. WIJAYA1, T. SUMIKAWA2, K. SARATANI3, and T. KAWAZOE3, 1 Okayama University Medical School, Japan, 2 Graduate School, Osaka Dental University, Japan, 3 Osaka Dental University, Japan 2003 IADR Objectives: It is urgent to establish the technology assessment of dental implantation. A measurement of implant movement provides useful information for both planning and evaluation of implantation. ...


Diabetes Mellitus and Dental Implants: A Clinical Study. About.com 2005 Implant Dentistry, a journal of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, published a study in 2002. This study concluded that diabetes is no longer considered to be a contraindication for implant-supported dental prostheses, provided that the patient's blood glucose (sugar) is under control and that there is motivation for oral hygiene procedures. This article presents the experiences of treating patients ...


Different bone integration profiles of turned and acid-etched implants associated with modulated expression of extracellular matrix genes Ogawa T, Nishimura I. 2003 Mar-Apr Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants PURPOSE: The manner in which surface roughness of Implants affects bone-implant integration remains unknown. This study correlated morphologic profiles of bone-implant integration and extracellular matrix (ECM) gene expression in response to the placement of implants with different surface t ...


Dimensional Accuracy Analysis of Implant Framework Castings from Two Casting Systems 28 June 2003 T.L. CHANG, C. MARUYAMA, S.N. WHITE, S. SON, and A.A. CAPUTO, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, USA IADR Objectives: The importance of passive fit of implant-prosthetic component interfaces has been amply documented. Misfitting implant prostheses can lead to screw loosening, component fracture, or bone loss. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the dimensional accuracy of im ...


Dimensions of Peri-Implant Mucosa: An Evaluation of Maxillary Anterior Single Implants in Humans Dr. Joseph Y.K. Kan, Kitichai Rungcharassaeng, Kiyotaka Umezu, John C. Kois 2003 Journal of Periodontology Background: Attempts have been made to evaluate the biologic dimension of osseointegrated implants; however, most are histologic studies in animals, and the effect of soft tissue support from adjacent teeth on the interproximal dimension of the peri-implant mucosa for anterior single implant ...


Distal implants to modify the Kennedy classification of a removable partial denture: a clinical report July 2004 By Dusan V. Kuzmanovic, DDS, MDS, DipClinDent, Alan G.T. Payne, BDS, MDent, DDSc, David G. Purton, BDS, MDS Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) • Volume 92 • Number 1 • p8 to p11 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Dental implants or precision attachments can be used to resolve the ...


DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS FOR AUGMENTING THE DEFICIENT ALVEOLAR RIDGE IN PREPARATION FOR DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT: A CASE REPORT April 2004 By John Ley, HBSc, DDS and A. Norman Cranin, DDS, DEng John Ley, HBSc, DDS, is in private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Address correspondence to Dr Ley at 675 Richmond Street, No. 506, London, Ontario, Canada N6A5X4 A. Norman Cranin, DDS, DEng, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the ...


Distraction osteogenesis for dental implants August 2004 Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick, MS, DDS a [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Louis F. Clarizio, DDS b Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a useful technique for the reconstruction of deficient alveolar ridges. In addition to recreating bone, soft tissues including keratinized gingiva are created. DO affords the clinician the opportunity to “overgrow” the bone, thus allowing osseous recontouring at the time of ...


Distraction Osteogenesis in an Anterior Mandibular Bone Defect Utilizing Lingual Periosteal Release: A Case Report September/October 2004 Nils-Claudius Gellrich, DDS, MD, PhD/Maria Mercedes Suarez-Cunqueiro, DDS, PhD/Ralf Schön, DDS, MD/ Mark Hoffmann, DDS/Alexander Schramm, DDS, MD, PhD Quintessence Publishing This clinical report presents a modified distraction technique to achieve height in the vector of distraction. The success of distraction osteogenesis depends on both biologic and bio ...


Distribution and intensity of periimplant inflammatory cells in relation of the location of the implant-abutment interface Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 98 Broggini, Nina Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: The presence of an implant-abutment interface at the level of alveolar bone seems to be associated with the accumulation of inflammatory cells in adjacent soft tissues. The present study was designed to evaluate the relationship between interface position and th ...


DNA Dental Work Rebuilds Tooth Support Technique could eliminate need for bone grafts and transplants 2/2/2005 Betterhumans Staff Betterhumans.com A gene therapy that spurs the growth of tooth-supporting bone could make dental work far more pleasant. The technique could eliminate the need to use bone grafts or transplants in replacing a lost tooth. In people with a large mouth wound, replacing a tooth requires the creation of bone structure to anchor it in place. This is currently don ...


DNA probe identification of bacteria colonizing internal surfaces of the implant-abutment interface: a preliminary study. 2005 Jan Callan DP, Cobb CM, Williams KB. J Periodontol. PubMed drdoncallan@aol.com BACKGROUND: Currently, there is limited knowledge concerning the specific genus and species of bacteria that may colonize internal surfaces of the implant-abutment interface (IAI) of two-stage dental implants. The purpose of this study was to use DNA probe analysis to identify those peri ...


Does platelet-rich plasma promote remodeling of autologous bone grafts used for augmentation of the maxillary sinus floor? June 2005 Raghoebar GM, Schortinghuis J, Liem RSB, Ruben JL, van der Wal JE, Vissink A Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 349-356(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on remodeling of autologous bone graf ...


Dynamic fatigue resistance of implant–abutment junction in an internally notched morse-taper oral implant: influence of abutment design August 2004 Çehreli MC, Akça K, Idotplikçiogbrevelu H, Scedilahin S. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 459-465(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Purpose: To compare dynamic fatigue resistance of one- and two-piece abutments connected to internally notched morse-t ...


Dynamic Fatigue Testing of Titanium Dental Implants 10 March 2004 D.A. RUNYAN, and G.A. THOMPSON, United States Army Dental Research Detachment, Great Lakes, IL, USA IADR Objectives: Titanium implants have demonstrated fatigue failure when subjected to cyclic, low stress loading during the chewing cycle. Under normal loading conditions, fatigue cracks initiate near singularities and mechanical strength decreases. Growth of fatigue cracks at low cyclic stresses ultimately leads to failure. F ...


Early and Immediate Restoration and Loading of Implants in Completely Edentulous Patients Special Supplement 2004 Matteo Chiapasco, MD The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Primary stability and postponement of loading of dental implants for approximately 3 to 6 months have been considered for years the “conditio sine qua non” to allow osseointegration of dental implants. However, in recent years, an increasing number of publications on immediate and early loading of den ...


Early and Immediately Restored and Loaded Dental Implants for Single-Tooth and Partial-Arch Applications Special Supplement 2004 Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD/Daniel Wismeijer, DDS, PhD The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The objective of this consensus committee report was to review the available literature published predominantly in refereed journals to summarize findings, data, and conclusions as they related to reduced healing times and protocols for single-tooth a ...


Early bone formation adjacent to rough and turned endosseous implant surfaces August 2004 Ingemar Abrahamsson 1 , Tord Berglundh 1 , Elena Linder 1 , Niklaus P. Lang 1 and Jan Lindhe 1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 4 Page 381 - August 2004 Abstract Objective: To validate a proposed model (Berglundh et al. 2003) and to evaluate the rate and degree of osseointegration at turned (T) and sand blasted and acid etched (SLA) implant surfaces during early phases of healing. ...


Early Experience of Implant-Supported Prostheses in Patients with Neurologic Disabilities 2005 Anders Ekfeldt, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD The International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 18 , Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this prospective study was to provide a preliminary report of implant treatment in patients with neurologic disabilities. Materials and Methods: Patients had b ...


Early Failure of Dental Implants and TNF-[alpha] (G-308A) Gene Polymorphism. March 2004 Campos, Maria Isabela Guimaraes MS *; dos Santos, Maria Cristina Leme Godoy MS +; Trevilatto, Paula Cristina PhD ++; Scarel-Caminaga, Raquel Mantuaneli PhD [S]; Bezerra, Fabio Jose Barbosa [P]; Line, Sergio Roberto Peres PhD Implant Dentistry. 13(1):95-101, March 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract: Tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]) is a potent inflammatory mediator with bone resorp ...


Early functional loading of conical Brånemark implants in the edentulous mandible: A 12-month follow-up clinical report Mats KronströmDDS Tor WidbomDDSb Liselott E. LöfquistDDSc Christer HenningsonDDSd Christin WidbomDDSe Tomas LundbergDDSf April 2003 J Prosthet Dent Abstract Treatment of patients with implant-supported mandibular fixed prostheses performed according to an early loading concept has shown excellent results in several reports. The outcome of such treatments with ...


Early implant failure rates in the posterior maxilla J.R. FRIEDBERG, T. VOGIATZI, D. PERDIKIS, and E. IOANNIDOU, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Introduction: Implant placement in the posterior maxilla could be challenging due to the bone quality and bone quantity. Frequently, the bone in the area is type IV and the bone quantity is limited by the presence of the maxillary sinus. Objectives: The purpose of this study was the retros ...


Early implant failure rates in the posterior maxilla 11 March 2004 J.R. FRIEDBERG, T. VOGIATZI, D. PERDIKIS, and E. IOANNIDOU, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA IADR Introduction: Implant placement in the posterior maxilla could be challenging due to the bone quality and bone quantity. Frequently, the bone in the area is type IV and the bone quantity is limited by the presence of the maxillary sinus. Objectives: The purpose of this study was the retrospective analysis ...


Early Intraoral Splinting and Loading of One-Stage Dental Implants in the Edentulous Mandible: Literature Review and Case Report March 2003 Hartman, Gary A. DDS, MS*** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 9 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Section Editor(s): Cagna, David R. DMD*; Dyer, Scott R. DMD**; Hartman, Gary A. DDS, MS***; Loughlin, Robert M. DDS†; Mills, Michael P. DMD, MS‡; Oates, Thomas W. Jr., DDS, PhD§ Department of Periodontics University of Texas Health Science Center ...


Early loading of endosseous implants in the augmented maxilla: a 1-year prospective study December 2003 Raghoebar GM, Schoen P, Meijer HJA, Stellingsma K, Vissink A Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 697-702(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: In 10 patients, 68 endosseous implants were inserted in the augmented edentulous maxilla using a one-stage implant placement technique. Three months before i ...


Early Loading of ITI Implants Supporting a Maxillary Full-Arch Prosthesis: 1-year Data of a Prospective, Randomized Study May/June 2004 Kerstin Fischer, DDS/Torsten Stenberg, DDS, Odont Dr, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This prospective, randomized study investigated the safety, feasibility, and reliability of the early loading of implants in edentulous maxillae. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four patients with completely edentulous maxillae were randomized into a test group (n = 16) ...


Early or immediate loading of dental implants to restore the edentulous mandible Jason Nijjer Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. In 1977, Branemark and his coworkers published the first long-term follow-up study on dental implants(1). Since that time there have been numerous advances in the materials, techniques, and usage of dental implants. There has been a continuous progression form the two-stage surgical protocol, to the single-stage, and fin ...


Economic aspects of single-tooth replacement. June 2005 Bragger U, Krenander P, Lang NP. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2005 Jun;16(3):335-41. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The aim of this study was to assess and compare economic parameters of two treatment options in patients requiring single-tooth replacements in private practice. Thirty-seven patients received 41 conventional three-unit fixed partial de ...


EDITORIAL: Are Oral Implants Stronger Than Natural Teeth? November/December 2004 John Brunski, MS, PhD Quintessence Publishing A friend recently asked me, “Are oral implants stronger than natural teeth?” Initially, I thought the question didn’t make sense; it seemed to be a case of comparing apples to oranges. But after thinking about it, I decided it was a good question, since trying to answer it brings up almost every major topic in the biomechanics of teeth, implants, and bridgework. Her ...


Effect of Air-Powder System on Titanium Surface on Fibroblast Adhesion and Morphology March 2003 Awad Shibli, Jamil DDS, MS*; Gonzales Silverio, Karina DDS, MS**; Compagnoni Martins, Marilia DDS, MS**; Marcantonio, Elcio Jr., DDS, MS, PhD**; Rossa, Carlos Jr., DDS, MS, PhD** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 81-86 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Department of Periodontology, Dental School at Araraquara, State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and D ...


Effect of cyclic loading on surface morphology of implant screws 10 March 2004 A. BUTKEVICA, D. NATHANSON, and R. POBER, Boston University, MA, USA IADR Objectives: To analyze the impact of cyclic loading on the integrity of implant/abutment connective screws. Methods: Six types of implant/abutment assemblies were tested: ITI Internal Taper (IT ITI); AstraTech Internal Taper (IT Astra); Sulzer Dental Spline (S SD); Sulzer Dental Internal Hex (IH SD); Nobel Biocare External Hex (EH NB); Steri ...


Effect of Heat-Treated Titanium Surfaces on Protein Adsorption and Osteoblast Precursor Cell Initial Attachment March 2005 Kern, Travis BS*; Yang, Yunzhi PhD†; Glover, Renee MS‡; Ong, Joo L. PhD§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP The clinical success of dental implants is governed in part by surface properties of implants and their interactions with the surrounding tissues. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of heat-treated titanium surfaces on protein adsorp ...


Effect of implant design on survival and success rates of titanium oral implants: a 10-year prospective cohort study of the ITI® Dental Implant System February 2004 Ioannis K. Karoussis1, Urs Brägger1, Giovanni E. Salvi1, Walter Bürgin1 and Niklaus P. Lang1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 1 Page 8 - February 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Aim: The aim of this 10-year study (observation time 812 years, mean: 10 years) was to compare the survival rates, succes ...


Effect of intermittent parathyroid hormone (1-34) treatment on the bone response after placement of titanium implants into the tibia of ovariectomized rats April 2003 Tatsuo ShirotaDDS, PhD* Mie Tashiro, DDS† Kohsuke Ohno, DDS, PhD‡ Akira Yamaguchi, DDS, PhD§ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract TOP Purpose: This study investigated the effect of parathyroid hormone (1-34) [PTH(1-34)] on bone reactions after tibial placement of titanium screw implants into ovari ...


Effect of Maxillary Sinus Augmentation on the Survival of Endosseous Dental Implants. A Systematic Review December 2003 By Stephen S. Wallace and Stuart J. Froum Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Grafting the floor of the maxillary sinus has become the most common surgical intervention for increasing alveolar bone height prior to the placement of endosseous denta ...


Effect of Plasma-Glow Discharge as a Sterilization of Titanium Surfaces March 2003 Youngblood, T. DDS*; Ong, J. L. PhD** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 54-60 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private Practice. **Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Division of Biomaterials, San Antonio, TX. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Dr. Joo L. Ong University of Texas Health Science Center at ...


Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Peri-implant Bone Response:: An Experimental Study March 2004 Fontana, Sebastián DDS; Olmedo, Daniel Gustavo DDS, PhD; Linares, Jorge Alberto BS; Guglielmotti, María Beatriz DDS, PhD; Crosa, Marta Elena DDS, PhD Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 73-78 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used as a source of growth factors to stimulate and accelerate bone formation and s ...


Effect of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Dehiscence Defects with Non-Submerged Immediate Implants: An Experimental Study in Cynomolgus Monkeys May 2003 By Oliver Hanisch, Rachel G. Sorensen, Atsuhiro Kinoshita, Hubertus Spiekermann, John M. Wozney, and Ulf M.E. Wikesjö Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Alveolar ridge aberrations commonly compro ...


Effect of teeth with periradicular lesions on adjacent dental implants September 2003 By Shahrokh Shabahang, DDS, MS, PhD, Khaled Bohsali, DDS, MS, Philip J. Boyne, DMD, MS, DS, Nicholas Caplanis, DMD, MS, Jaime Lozada, DDS, Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology • Volume 96 • Number 3 • p321 to p326 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Ab ...


Effect of the Vertical and Horizontal Distances Between Adjacent Implants and Between a Tooth and an Implant on the Incidence of Interproximal Papilla September 2004 By Jose Fabio Gastaldo, Patricia Ramos Cury, and Wilson Roberto Sendyk Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The interproximal dental papilla is considered an essential component of the anterior and pos ...


Effect on retention of implant abutments with different heights 12 March 2005 M. SIERRAALTA, J. VIVAS, and M. RAZZOOG, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA IADR Objective: In the aid of simplifying the dental treatment when restoring implants, the use of the Easy abutment (Nobel BiocareTM) is one option. The Easy abutment is 5mm from the implant platform to the superior surface. Certain clinical situations might be improved by the use of shorter implant abutments especially were there is ...


Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Osseointegration of Titanium Implants in Rabbits. September 2004. Koo, Samuel DDS, MS *; Konig, Bruno Junior DDS, PhD +; Mizusaki, Cristina Ioshie DDS, PhD ++; Allegrini, Sergio Junior DDS, PhD [S]; Yoshimoto, Marcelo DDS, MS *; Carbonari, Marcelo Jose PhD [P] Implant Dentistry. 13(3):232-237 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: Alcohol consumption affects bone metaboli ...


Effects of dental implant surfaces on the expression of bone sialoprotein in cells derived from human mandibular bone. March 2005 Hilbig H, Wiener T, Armbruster FP, Bekele A, Kirsten M, Graf HL. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Mar 24;11(4):BR111-115 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Summary Background: Protein adsorption is believed to be the fi rst event that takes place after contact of natural tissue with an artifi cial surface. Bone sialoprotein (BSP) is one of the ma ...


Effects of Electromagnetic Field on Bone Healing Around Commercially Pure Titanium Surface: Histologic and Mechanical Study in Rabbits. June 2003 Buzza, Edmur Pereira DDS, MS; Shibli, Jamil Awad DDS, MS; Barbeiro, Roberto Henrique DDS, PhD, MS; Barbosa, Jose Ricardo de Albergaria DDS, PhD, MS Implant Dentistry. 12(2):182-187, June 2003. You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this p ...


Effects of hydroxyapatite-coated and commercially pure titanium oral implant surfaces on compound nerve action potentials Cehreli MC, Onur MA, Sahin S. 2003 Jun Clin Oral Implants Res. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hydroxyapatite-coated and commercially pure titanium oral implants on nerve conduction. Isolated rat sciatic nerves were placed between two suction electrodes in a bath containing a tyrode solution. The implants were brought into intimate contact with the ...


Effects of Implant Microtopography on Osteoblast Cell Attachment June 2003 Keller, John C. PhD*; Schneider, Galen B. DDS, PhD**; Stanford, Clark M. DDS, PhD***; Kellogg, Bradley BS† Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 175-181 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Professor, Dows Institute for Dental Research, College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. ** Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Dows Institute for Dental Research, Iowa City, Iowa. ***Centennial Fund Professor, D ...


Effects of implant thread geometry on percentage of osseointegration and resistance to reverse torque in the tibia of rabbits. September 1, 2004 By J Steigenga, K Al-Shammari, C Misch, FH Nociti Jr, and HL Wang; Department of Periodontology/Prevention/Geriatrics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1078, USA. Journal of Periodontal Research You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGRO ...


Effects of Intracrevicular Restoration Margins on Peri-implant Health: Clinical, Biochemical, and Microbiologic Findings Around Esthetic Implants up to 9 Years 27 June 2003 C. GIANNOPOULOU1, J.-P. BERNARD1, D. BUSER2, A. CARREL1, and U.C. BELSER1, 1 University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2 University of Bern, School of Dental Medicine, Switzerland IADR Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate longitudinally the stability of a cohort of esthetic implants that had been in function ...


Effects of Loading Frequency Changes on Fatigue Strength of Titanium Dental Implants 14 March 2003 D.A. RUNYAN, and G.A. THOMPSON, US Army Dental Research Detachment, Great Lakes, IL, USA IADR Objective: Under normal loading conditions, fatigue cracks in titanium dental implants initiate near singularities leading to a degradation of mechanical strength properties. ISO/DIS 14801.2 allows generating load-cycle diagrams at £ 2Hz in aqueous media with 2 x 106 cycles considered success or >2 and ...


Effects of Local Administration of Growth Hormone in Peri-implant Bone: An Experimental Study with Implants in Rabbit Tibiae November/December 2003 Isabel F. Tresguerres, MD, PhD, DDS/Luis Blanco, MD, PhD, DDS/Celia Clemente, MD, PhD/Jesús A. F. Tresguerres, MD, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the qualitative and quantitative differences that could appear in newly formed peri-implant bone around Screw-Vent implants placed in rabbit tibiae whe ...


Efficacy of bovine bone mineral for alveolar augmentation: a human histologic study. December 2003 Norton MR, Odell EW, Thompson ID, Cook RJ. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2003 Dec;14(6):775-83. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the osteoconductivity of bovine bone mineral in humans. Fifteen patients referred to a private specialist surgical practice were treated cons ...


Efficacy of dental implants placed into fibula-free flaps for orofacial reconstruction. 2005 Feb Kramer FJ, Dempf R, Bremer B. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany. Entrez PubMed Clin Oral Implants Res Abstract Objectives: The transfer of the osseofasciocutaneus fibula-free flap has become a routine procedure in the reconstruction of comprehensive orofacial defects. Besides its length, major advantages of the fibula-free flap inclu ...


Elderly make beeline for that 'perfect' smile MARCH 08, 2005 VIVIDHA KAUL TIMES NEWS NETWORK NEW DELHI: It's not just the aspiring Miss Indias who are opting for an all-new and improved smile. With both time and money to spare, more and more grandmas and grandpas are warming up to the idea of a redesigned smile. "They all want youthful, younger smiles and they are at a stage in their lives when they have the money and the time for meticulous restoration work on their teeth," says Dr Mahe ...


Electrochemical Characteristics of TiN and HA Coated Dental Implant Fixture Y.-M. KO, and H.-C. CHOE, Chosun University, Kwangju, South Korea 2005 IADR Objectives: Ti alloys widely used as dental implant materials because of its suitable mechanical properties, good corrosion resistance and excellent biocompatibility. In this study, in order to increase corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of dental implant, the electrochemical characteristics of TiN and HA coated dental implant fixture ...


Endoscopic evaluation of the bone-added osteotome sinus floor elevation procedure. March 2004 Berengo M, Sivolella S, Majzoub Z, Cordioli G. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Mar;33(2):189-94 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Sinus floor augmentation using the bone-added osteotome technique (BAOSFE) has been advocated as a predictable procedure when initial residual bone height is 4-6mm. In this report, ...


Enhanced Bone-to-Implant Attachment of Fluoride-modified Titanium Implants 28 June 2003 J.E. ELLINGSEN1, H.J. RONOLD2, K.J. BOSTROM3, A. HOLMEN4, and S. HANSSON4, 1 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway, 2 Oral Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway, 3 Astra Tech AB, Mölndal, Sweden, 4 AstraTech AB, Mölndal, Sweden IADR The time span from implant operation to establishing of functional attachment between the implant and bone is clinically important. Modification of the titanium implant ...


ENHANCED OSTEOBLAST FUNCTIONS ON RGD IMMOBILIZED SURFACE April 2003 By Hui Huang, DDS, PhD; Yimin Zhao, DDS, PhD; Zhiguo Liu, MD, PhD; Yumei Zhang, DDS, PhD; Hui Zhang, DDS, MSc; Tao Fu, MSc; Xuanxiang Ma, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Many methods are currently under investigation to improve the integration of dental implants to surrounding bones. Among these methods, peptide-modified surfaces have been highli ...


Estrogen Deficiency Affects Bone Healing Around Titanium Implants: A Histometric Study in Rats December 2003 Mendes Duarte, Poliana DDS, MS; Neto, João Batista César DDS, MS; Gonçalves, Patricia Furtado DD, MS‡; Sallum, Enilson Antonio DDS, MS, PhD; Nociti, Francisco Humberto Jr., DDS, MS, PhD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 340-346 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of an est ...


Evaluation of accuracy of insertion of dental implants and prosthetic treatment by computer-aided navigation in minipigs. 2003 Apr Meyer U, Wiesmann HP, Runte C, Fillies T, Meier N, Lueth T, Joos U. PubMed The survival of loaded implants is critically dependent on their biomechanical stability. We have used a computer-guided navigation technique to evaluate the accuracy of computer-assisted insertion for immediately-loaded implants in minipigs. On the basis of computed tomographical data, th ...


Evaluation of Custom-Made Procera Ceramic Abutments for Single-Implant Tooth Replacement: A Prospective 1-Year Follow-up Study November/December 2003 Kristina Henriksson LDS/Torsten Jemt LDS, Odont Dr/PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 6 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of customized ceramic single-implant abutme ...


Evaluation of Digital Subtraction Radiography in Single Tooth Implant Follow-up G.R. GILLESPIE, J.E. RUBENSTEIN, and L.G. HOLLENDER, University of Washington, Seattle, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: Digital Subtraction Radiography (DSR) detects tissue mass changes by digitally subtracting two superimposed radiographs. While the accuracy of this method shows in vitro to be greater than conventional radiographic methods, its efficacy in a clinical setting has not been esta ...


Evaluation of Distraction Implants for Prosthetic Treatment After Vertical Alveolar Ridge Distraction: A Clinical Investigation 2003 Matthias Feichtinger, MD, DDS, Alexander Gaggl, MD, DDS, PhD, Günter Schultes, MD, DDS, PhD, Hans Kärcher, MD, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics January/February Volume 16, Issue 1 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clinically eva ...


Evaluation of Factors Associated with Osseointegration and in Determining Whether Early Loading is Possible Keith Nielsen Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The scientific foundation of modern dental implantology was first provided when Branemark et al.1 published the first long-term follow-up study on oral implants. According to Branemark and collaborators (Branemark et al.1; Adell et al.2; Albrektsson et al.3; Branemark4), adherence to a strict ...


Evaluation of hard tissue replacement composite graft material as a ridge preservation/augmentation material in conjunction with immediate hydroxyapatite-coated dental implants Yukna RA, Castellon P, Saenz-Nasr AM, Owens K, Simmons J, Thunthy KH, Mayer ET. 2003 May J Periodontol BACKGROUND: Immediate placement of dental implants (DI) in fresh extraction sockets is associated with remaining voids around the DI and often a partial dehiscence or thin facial alveolar plate. Bone replacement gra ...


Evaluation of Patient and Implant Characteristics as Potential Prognostic Factors for Oral Implant Failures Irene Herrmann, LDS, Odont Lic/Ulf Lekholm, LDS, Odont Dr/Sture Holm, PhD/Christina Kultje, MSc Year 2005 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient, implant, and treatment characteristics to identify possible prognostic factors for implant failure. Materials and Methods: Out of a database with different denta ...


Evaluation of platelet-rich plasma in combination with freeze-dried bone in the rabbit cranium: A pilot study April 2005 Aghaloo Tara L.; Moy Peter K.; Freymiller Earl G. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 250-257(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a new and potentially useful adjunct to allograft materials in oral and maxillofacial bone and implant reconstructive su ...


Evaluation of Success Parameters of Immediate Loaded Parallel-walled Transgingival Implants Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 2004 Authors: Liang-Chou Chen, DDS DMD, Taipei, Taiwan Dr. Georg Bayer, Landsberg, Germany, Dr. Dr. Paul J. Becker, Neunkirchen, Germany, Sigrun Rogalski, Mannheim, Germany, Dr. Helmut Steveling, Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Jörg Neugebauer, Köln, Germany, C.T. Lin, DDS, PhD, Taipei, Taiwan Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin Introduction The functional loading of four inte ...


Evaluation of the Accuracy of 3 Transfer Techniques for Implant-Supported Prostheses with Multiple Abutments March/April 2004 Marcos M. Naconecy, DDS, MSc/Eduardo R. Teixeira, DDS, PhD/Rosemary S. A. Shinkai, DDS, MSc, PhD/Luis Carlos F. Frasca, DDS, MSc, PhD/André Cervieri, Eng, MSc Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This study evaluated the deformation of a metallic framework connected to 15 stone casts fabricated using 3 transfer techniques to determine the most accurate impression procedu ...


Evaluation of the relationship between interleukin-1 gene cluster polymorphisms and early implant failure in non-smoking patients April 2005 Campos MIG, Santos MCLG, Trevilatto PC, Scarel-Caminaga RM, Bezerra FJB, Line SRP. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 194-201(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between specific polymor ...


Evaluation of Transfer Impressions for Osseointegrated Implants at Various Angulations Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 358-366 Assuncao, Wirley Gonçalves DDS, MS, PhD*; Filho, Humberto Gennari DDS, MS, PhD†; Zaniquelli, Osvaldo DDS, MS, PhD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract The accuracy of impressions that transfer the relationship of the implant to the metal framework of the prosthesis continues to be a problem. This study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of the transfer ...


Evidence on effects of early loading on enhanced osseointegration Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 102-103 Ko, Ching-Chang Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: Studies have shown that immediate loading (loading the dental implant within 1 week after implant insertion) can result in a similar success rate to the conventional delayed loading (the implant rests in the bone for 2-8 months before function). However, mechanisms of how length of time before loading the impla ...


Examination of the Bone-Implant Interface in Experimentally Induced Osteoporotic Bone March 2004 Cho, Peter BS*; Schneider, G. B. DDS, PhD†; Krizan, Kenneth BS‡; Keller, J. C. PhD§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 79-87 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Dental Student, Dows Institute for Dental Research, College of Dentistry, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. †Associate Professor, Dows Institute for Dental Research, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Th ...


Expression of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Junctional Epithelialization of Dental Implants (June 3 - 5, 2004) L.L. LI, L. LIU, F.M. HE, Y. GAO, L.M. ZHANG, and L.F. ZHANG, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China IADR Objectives: Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor (EGFR) play crucial roles in cellular signaling in proliferation and differentiation of oral mucosa. The Objective is to study the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and proliferating cell nuclear ...


Extraction and Immediate Placement of the NobelPerfect Scallop Implant: A Novel Technique for Cement-Retained Provisional Crowns December 2004 By David French, BSc, DDS, Dip Perio Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The immediate placement of an implant into an extraction socket along with immediate placement of a temporary crown represents a significant advance in therapy for patients who have lost an upper anterior too ...


Extractions, Implant Placement, and Immediate Loading of Mandibular Implants: A Case Report of a Functional Fixed Prosthesis in 5 Hours December 2003 Petropoulos, Vicki C. DMD, MS*; Balshi, Thomas J. DDS†; Balshi, Stephen F. BBE‡; Wolfinger, Glenn J. DMD§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 283-290 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Consultant ...


Fabrication and use of a simple implant placement guide August 2004 By Richard J. Windhorn, DMD Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) • Volume 92 • Number 2 • p196 to p199 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Proper placement and orientation of dental implants is a requirement for optimum function and esthetics to be obtained with the definitive restoration. This article describes an acrylic resin implant placement guide which is simple to fabricate and easy to use. This device guides the surgeon in the precise position and angulation planned for the implant, yet allows for some flexibility in the event slight adjustments are necessary during surgery.


Fabrication of a craniofacial implant surgical and treatment planning guide January 2005 • Volume 93 • Number 1 Stephen G. Alfano, DDS, MS Robert F. Robinson Caroline M. Webber, DDS Kimberly K. Erickson, DDS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract A procedure is described to fabricate a surgical guide to assist in the placement of craniofacial implants for prosthetic auricular rehabilitation. An impression is made of the defect, and a wax pattern of the missing ear is comple ...


Fabrication of a screw-retained fixed provisional prosthesis supported by dental implants March 2004 Ali Murat Kökat, DDS, a, and Kvanç Akça, DDS, PhD, b Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Volume 91 • Number 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Screw-retained provisional implant-supported prostheses may have advantages over cement-retained prostheses in certain situations. This article describes a tech ...


Fabrication of a self-retaining surgical template for surgical placement of dental implants for the partially edentulous patient January 2005 Dusan V. Kuzmanovic, DDS, MDS, DipClDent & J. Neil Waddell, MDipTech, HDE Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 5 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Procedure A team approach to implant therapy is essential for preoperative diagnosis, evaluation, and correct implant placement. Radiographic and surgical templ ...


Fabrication of Surgical Template for CT-based Implant Planning Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 2004, Vol 6 No 04 Authors: Dr. Jörg Neugebauer, Department for Cranio-Maxillo and Plastic Facial Surgery, University Cologne, Dr. Viktor Emil Karapetian, University Cologne, Germany, Martin Schuler, Dentoplant Dental Lab, Cologne, Germany, Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim E. Zöller, University Cologne, Germany Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin Introduction Prosthetic driven implant placement requires a plannin ...


Facial Profile Support by Fixed or Removable Implant Superstructures Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 2004, Vol 6 No 04 Authors: Dr. Jörg Neugebauer, Dr. Dr. Britta Meul, Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander C. Kübler, Dr. Viktor E. Karapetian, Department for Cranio-Maxillo and Plastic Facial Surgery, University Cologne, Dr. Mitra Saffar, Department of Orthodontics, University Cologne, Germany, Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim E. Zöller, Department for Cranio-Maxillo and Plastic Facial Surgery, University Cologne ...


Factors influencing the resonance frequency of dental implants October 2003 Haw-Ming Huang, MS* Ching-Lai Chiu, DDS, MS† Ching-Ying Yeh, PhD‡ Sheng-Yang Lee, DDS, MS, PhD§ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract TOP Purpose: Resonance frequency (RF) analysis has been used by several investigators to assess the boundary conditions of dental implants. However, a scientific investigation of the association between the structural condition of the alveolar bone and th ...


FEA Prediction of Crestal Bone Retention around Dental Implants 13 March 2004 H. ALEXANDER, Orthogen Corporation, Springfield, NJ, USA, and J. RICCI, New York University, USA IADR Objectives: Canalicular flow excites osteocytes to produce anabolic factors that recruit osteoblasts and inhibit osteoclasts. Damage to the network causes osteocyte death and recruitment of osteoclasts. Von Mises stress predicts yield damage of bone. The objective is to minimize crestal bone stress and micromotion ...


Finite Element Analyses of Two Antirotational Designs of Implant Fixtures March 2005 Akour, Salih N. BSc, MSc, PhD*; Fayyad, Mohammed A. BDS, PhD†; Nayfeh, Jamal F. BSc, MSc, PhD‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of cyclic compressive forces on loosening of the abutment retaining screw of dental implant fixtures with two different antirotational designs using the finite element analysis. A three-dimensional model of externally he ...


Finite Element Analysis at the Implant/Bone Interface for One-piece vs. Multi-unit Implant Systems 28 June 2003 R.-F. WANG1, B.J. KANG2, and B.R. LANG1, 1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2 Hoff & Associates, Ann Arbor, MI, USA IADR Objective: The recent introduction of implant systems that combine the implant and the abutment as one unit has prompted the question of whether or not these new systems result in different stresses at the bone to implant interface when compared with the m ...


FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AN OSSEOINTEGRATED STEPPED SCREW DENTAL IMPLANT October 2004 By J. P. Geng, BDS, DrPH, MScD; W. Xu, BEng, PhD; K. B. C. Tan, BDS, MSD; G. R. Liu, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract An osseointegrated stepped screw dental implant was evaluated using 2-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA). The implant was modeled in a cross section of the posterior human mandible digitized from a computed t ...


Finite Element Analysis of Effect of Prosthesis Height, Angle of Force Application, and Implant Offset on Supporting Bone November/December 2004 Murat Sütpideler, DDS, PhD/Steven E. Eckert, DDS, MS/Mark Zobitz, MS/Kai-Nan An, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This finite element analysis was conducted to determine the magnitude of stress in the supporting bone when implants were arranged in either a straight-line or an offset configuration. In addition, the effects of axial and nonaxial l ...


Finite element analysis of four thread-form configurations in a stepped screw implant March 2004 J. P. Geng*, Q. S. Ma**, W. Xu, K. B. C. Tan & G.R. Liu Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Volume 31 Issue 3 Page 233 - March 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing SUMMARY The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal thread form configuration for an experimental stepped screw implant. Two-dimensional finite element analysis was applied to model the experimental stepped screw implant in a st ...


Finite Element Analysis of Staggered Placement of Dental Implants 27 June 2003 Y. SATO1, H. ITOH2, T. SASAKI2, T. OHASHI1, and M. SATO1, 1 Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering, Sendai, Japan, 2 Tohoku UniversityGraduate School of dentistry, Sendai, Japan IADR Objectives: Previous studies have shown, through use of a quasi-three-dimensional photoelastic method, that there are no clear difference in stress distributions between the straight implant configuration and the staggered c ...


Finite element analysis of three designs of an implant-supported molar crown November 2004 • Volume 92 • Number 5 Allahyar Geramy, DDS, MSc a Steven M. Morgano, DMDb Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Statement of problem The optimal method of implant support for a single mandibular molar crown is controversial because commonly used, threaded, root-form implants developed by Branemark were not originally designed to support individual crowns. Purpose The purpose of this study was ...


Five-year Alveolar Bone Levels of Dental Implants after Immediate Loading 14 March 2003 A.M. POLSON1, D. SHARKEY1, I. LEE1, A.P. POLSON1, L. MINSK1, H. SALAMA1, L. ROSE1, and M. FELDSTEIN2, 1 University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, USA, 2 MDCI, North Attleboro, MA, USA IADR Objectives: Previous communications (Lee et al. 2002) documented 5 year survival rate (100%) and clinical status around 65 immediately and 40 delayed-loaded splinted implants in 13 test and 8 ...


Five-year Clinical Status of Dental Implants after Immediate Loading 14 March 2003 I. LEE1, A.M. POLSON2, D. SHARKEY2, A.P. POLSON2, H. SALAMA2, L. MINSK2, L. ROSE2, and M. FELDSTEIN3 IADR Objectives: This 5 year report compares the clinical status of immediately loaded, bilaterally splinted, ITI one-stage implants with delayed-loaded splinted implants. Methods: 24 patients with edentulous mandibles have been participating in this on-going single center feasibility study and were randomized ...


Fixed partial denture or single-tooth implant restoration? Statistical considerations for sequencing and treatment September 2004 By Thomas J. Salinas, DDS; Michael S. Block, DMD and Avishai Sadan, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Supplement 2 • Volume 62 • Number 9 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The choice to replace a single missing tooth can be based on the primary decision that t ...


Fixed rehabilitation of a patient with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia using zygomatic implants August 2004 By Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago, MD, MS, PhDa*, Roberto Uribe-Origone, DDS, MDSb, Javier Rambla-Ferrer, DDS, MDSb, Juan Guarinos-Carbó, MD, MSc Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology • Volume 98 • Number 2 • p161 to p165 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract W ...


Fixed/Removable Full Arch Implant-Supported Prostheses: Analysis of Published Data M. ALI, Y. ISMAIL, J. CLOSE, M. SHMERELZON, and B. LEUNG, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: Treatment options for the completely edentulous arches include implant supported fixed prostheses and implant supported removable prostheses. The removable prostheses had been advocated because of lesser cost, less demanding oral hygiene for the elderly, and better support ...


Force transmission of one- and two-piece morse-taper oral implants: a nonlinear finite element analysis August 2004 Çehreli MC, Akça K, Idotplikçiogu H. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 481-489(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Purpose: To compare force transmission behaviors of one-piece (1-P) and two-piece (2-P) morse-taper oral implants. Material and methods: A three-dimensional finite ele ...


Forced Orthodontic Eruption of Fractured Teeth before Implant Placement: Case Report April 2005 Leandro Chambrone, DDS • • Luiz A. Chambrone, PhD, MSD, DDS • Journal of the Canadian Dental Association A b s t r a c t The treatment of esthetic areas with single-tooth implants represents a new challenge for the clinician. Placement of a single-unit implant is indicated for fractured or periodontally compromised teeth. In 1993, a modification of the forced eruption technique, called “orthodo ...


Forensics among key topics at dental congress Sunday May 22, 2005 The Star Online PETALING JAYA: Forensic dentistry is among key subjects to be highlighted at the 27th Asia Pacific Dental Congress, which will be held here for five days beginning Wednesday. The biennial conference, themed Rediscover the Art of Comprehensive Oral Health Care, would be held at the Putra World Trade Centre and attended by some 1,500 dental professionals from 28 countries including aesthetic surgeons, dental nur ...


Formation of ligamentous cementum-like tissues around dental implants 10 March 2005 A. MIYASHITA, K. KOMATSU, A. SHIMADA, S. SHIMODA, S. FUKUSHIMA, and S. OIDA, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan IADR Objective: Peri-implant tissues resembling periodontal ligament have been achieved around dental implants in monkeys and dogs. Our aims are to observe the formation of ligamentous tissues around implants installed in the sockets of a rat model, and to investigate the support function of the pe ...


Formation of peri-implant soft-tissue attachment on sol-gel-derived TiO2-coated titanium implants 10 March 2005 S. ROSSI1, T. TIRRI1, N. MORITZ1, H. KUNTSI-VAATTOVAARA2, R.-M. TULAMO2, and T.O. NÄRHI1, 1 University of Turku, Finland, 2 University of Helsinki, Finland IADR Formation of peri-implant soft-tissue attachment on sol-gel-derived TiO2-coated titanium implants. Objectives: In many cases firm soft tissue attachment could improve the outcome of dental implant treatment. We have recen ...


Fracture Strength and Failure Mode of Five Different Single-Tooth Implant-Abutment Combinations 2005 Joerg R. Strub, DMD, PhD, Thomas Gerds, Dipl Math International Journal of Prosthodontics, March/April, Volume 16, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the fracture strength and mode of failure of five different single-tooth abutment-implant combinations be ...


Fractures of the iliac crest after split-thickness bone grafting for preprosthetic surgery: report of 3 cases and review of the literature July 2004 Steven A. Zijderveld, DDS, MD * * Christiaan M. ten Bruggenkate, DDS, MD, PhD † Johan P.A. van Den Bergh, DDS, PhD ‡ Egbert A.J.M. Schulten, DDS, MD, PhD § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose In this study fractures of the iliac crest after split-thickness bone grafting in a patient population treated for pr ...


Functional and Aesthetic Rehabilitation of CLP-Patients Using Dental Implants 10 March 2004 U. WAHLMANN, Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mainz, Germany, S. BLOME, Universität Mainz, Germany, S. WRIEDT, Poliklinik f. Kieferorthopädie, Mainz, Germany, J. WEGENER, Poliklinik f. zahnärztliche Prothetik, Mainz, Germany, and W. WAGNER, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany IADR Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine the outcome of dental implant-therapy for the functi ...


FUNCTIONAL AND ESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR SINGLE-TOOTH ANKYLOS IMPLANT-CROWNS: 8 YEARS OF CLINICAL PERFORMANCE June 2004 By Katrin Döring, DMD; Eduard Eisenmann, DMD Michael Stiller, DMD, MD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: Following the loss of an anterior natural tooth, the mucogingival complex begins to collapse. The early placement of endosseous dental implants can prevent or reduce the extent of this collapse. If the ...


Functionalization of dental implant surfaces using adhesion molecules 2004 Dec 15 Schliephake H, Scharnweber D, Dard M, Sewing A, Aref A, Roessler S. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that organic coating of titanium screw implants that provides binding sites for integrin receptors can enhance periimplant bone formation. Ten adult female foxhounds received experimental titanium screw implants in the mandible 3 months after removal of a ...


Gelatinase B is associated with peri-implant bone loss December 2003 Ma J, Kitti U, Hanemaaijer R, Teronen OP, Sorsa TA, Natah S, Tensing E-K, Konttinen YT Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 709-713(5) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of this study was to clear whether gelatinase B is associated with peri-implant bone loss (PBL). Peri-implant sulcus fluid was collected from 46 implant sites ...


Gene therapy helpful in dental implant 2005-02-02 chinaview.cn LOS ANGELES(Xinhuanet) -- US Researchers have found that introducing a growth factor protein into a mouth wound, using gene therapy, helps generate bone around dental implants, according to a paper in the Molecular Therapy journal published on Tuesday. Such reconstructive surgery today involves either taking a bone graft from the patient's chin or jaw, which leaves a second wound needing to heal, or using donated bone from a tis ...


Gene therapy helps generate bone around dental implants 3-Feb-2005 News-Medical in Medical Research News A University of Michigan research team has found that introducing a growth factor protein into a mouth wound using gene therapy helped generate bone around dental implants, according to a new paper in the February issue of the journal Molecular Therapy. In a patient with a sizeable mouth wound, replacing a tooth takes more than simply implanting a new one---the patient also needs the bon ...


Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone Feb. 1, 2005 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A University of Michigan research team has found that introducing a growth factor protein into a mouth wound using gene therapy helped generate bone around dental implants, according to a new paper in the February issue of the journal Molecular Therapy. In a patient with a sizeable mouth wound, replacing a tooth takes more than simply implanting a new one—the patient also needs the b ...


Glamorous grins drive cosmetic dentistry growth July 25, 2003 print edition Lee Hall Atlanta Business Chronicle Blame it on Julia Roberts, or maybe Tom Cruise, those famous folks with the dazzling dental work. The confluence of Hollywood star power, new technology and creative marketing has led to boom times for the cosmetic dental business. There are no reliable figures on how much money is spent on tooth whitening, veneers, implants and oral laser surgery. Just about every dentist in tow ...


Goodbye tombstone teeth, hello smile 23/05/2005 health.telegraph Cosmetic dentistry is no longer the preserve of celebrities, and a good 'dental face-lift' can prevent future tooth decay, says Christine Doyle Not so long ago, most of us went to the dentist simply to save our teeth from the ravages of decay. Though some of us may have aspired to own the perfect smile, expensive restorative work was considered to be the realm of celebrities. Nowadays, though, dentists are in the business of b ...


Growth plan has teeth Voorhees dentists tap baby boomers with plan for a superstore March 27, 2005 By John George Philadelphia Business Journal VOORHEES, N.J. -- The sounds of hammers and saws along Laurel Oak Road will soon be replaced by drills -- dentist drills, that is -- in this Camden County township. The construction sounds are coming from a $5 million medical office building being constructed for a multi-specialty dental practice. The 41,000-square-foot medical office will includ ...


Guided bone regeneration around titanium plasma-sprayed, acid-etched, and hydroxyapatite-coated implants in the canine model Conner KA, Sabatini R, Mealey BL, Takacs VJ, Mills MP, Cochran DL. 2003 May J Periodontol BACKGROUND: Endosseous dental implants with rough surfaces have been designed to improve early healing, especially in areas of poor bone or insufficient bone quantity. The aim of this study was to histomorphometrically assess the bone-to-implant contact on 3 different rough-surfa ...


Guided Bone Regeneration at Immediate Implant Insertion and Loading: A Case Report Implant Dentistry. 13(3):223-227, September 2004. Fugazzotto, Paul A. DDS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: A tapered-end, SLA- (sandblasted and acid-etched) surfaced ITI implant was placed in a compromised ridge at the time of tooth removal. After placement of nonautogenous regenerative materials, the implant was immediately loaded with a provisional restoration within 2 hours of implant insertion. Six-month reentry demonstrated regeneration of lostalveolar bone surrounding the implant and clinical implant immobility. Clinical ramifications of these findings are discussed. Subscription is required to view the article in its entirety.


Hard-tissue alterations following immediate implant placement in extraction sites October 2004 Daniele Botticelli1,2, Tord Berglundh1 and Jan Lindhe1 Journal Of Clinical Periodontology Volume 31 Issue 10 Page 820 - October 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Background: The marginal gap that may occur following implant installation in an extraction socket may be resolved by hard-tissue fill during healing. Objective: To study dimensional alterations of hard tissues that occur f ...


Healing and osseointegration of submerged microtextured oral implants October 2003 Tae-Ju Oh, Joongkyo Yoon, Stephen J. Meraw, William V. Giannobile and Hom-Lay Wang Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 14 Issue 5 Page 643 - October 2003 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract: The success of dental implants is primarily dependent upon the degree of osseointegration or bone-to-implant contact (BIC), possibly facilitated by a roughened implant surface. This study was performed to histo ...


Healing of dehiscence-type defects in implants placed together with different barrier membranes: a comparative clinical study April 2005 Ofer Moses1, Sandu Pitaru2, Zvi Artzi1 and Carlos E. Nemcovsky3 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 2 Page 210 Blackwell Synergy Abstract Objective: Premature exposure of membranes used in guided bone regeneration (GBR) results in decreased bone formation. The effect of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) and two collagen membrane ...


Healing of transplanted composite bone grafts-implants: a pilot animal study. December 2003 Cordioli G, Atiyeh F, Piattelli A, Majzoub Z. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2003 Dec;14(6):750-8. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. This experimental pilot study was undertaken to evaluate healing of titanium implants transplanted with the surrounding bone into recipient osseous sites in the rabbit mandible. One short ...


Health Alert: Dental implants March 29, 20-05 By BrettWitt WIStv.com (National-NBC) March 29, 2005 - No matter how well you take care of your teeth, and many of us don't, millions of Americans will end up in the dentist office. Maureen Woodroffe is a dental implant patient, "It seems as I am getting older, my teeth are falling apart, and they're kind of falling apart all at once." What Maureen and a growing number of patients are choosing to replace their teeth is something called dental i ...


Health Alert: New dental implants April 15, 2005 By Dawndy Mercer WISTV The Food and Drug Administration has just given the green light to a new fluoride-coated dental implant that may save smiles everywhere. The fluoride actually helps build bone and speeds healing. Sandy Strouse hasn't always been a big fan of the dentist, "I had some bad experiences when I was younger and it stuck with me." For the past few years, she's been willing to brave the chair to save her smile. Dr. Scott Gradwe ...


Hemorrhaging Associated With Endosseous Implant Placement in the Anterior Mandible: A Review of the Literature May 2004 By Christos D.R. Kalpidis and Reza M. Setayesh Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The placement of endosseous dental implants is largely considered a safe surgical procedure. However, upper airway obstruction secondary to severe bleeding in the floor of the ...


HISTOLOGIC EVALUATION OF 2 HUMAN IMMEDIATELY LOADED AND 1 SUBMERGED TITANIUM IMPLANTS INSERTED IN THE POSTERIOR MANDIBLE AND RETRIEVED AFTER 6 MONTHS October 2003 By Marco Degidi, MD, DDS; Giovanna Petrone, DDS, PhD; Giovanna Iezzi, DDS; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Immediate loading can be successfully used in implant dentistry. Many factors are thought to be of importance in obtaining miner ...


Histologic evaluation of a 12-year-old threaded hydroxyapatite-coated implant placed in conjunction with subantral augmentation procedure: a clinical report. July 2004 Proussaefs P, Olivier HS, Lozada J. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. This clinical report presents a histologic evaluation of a threaded hydroxyapatite-coated root-form implant retrieved from the posterior maxillary area of a patient afte ...


HISTOLOGIC EVALUATION OF AN IMMEDIATELY LOADED TITANIUM IMPLANT RETRIEVED FROM A HUMAN AFTER 6 MONTHS IN FUNCTION October 2004 Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Clinical and histologic studies have demonstrated that immediate loading can be successfully used in implant dentistry. Many factors are thought to be of importance in obtaining mineralized tissues at the interface. This study describes the implant interface of an i ...


Histologic evaluation of autogenous calvarial bone in maxillary onlay bone grafts: a report of 2 cases. July-August 2003 Orsini G, Bianchi AE, Vinci R, Piattelli A. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2003 Jul-Aug;18(4):594-8. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Bone augmentation for implant dentistry has become a necessary procedure for a number of edentulous patients. Calvarial bone grafting constitutes an ...


Histologic Evaluation of Human Biopsies After Dental Augmentation With a Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty December 2003 Babbush, Charles A. DDS, MScD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 325-332 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Private Practice, Lyndhurst, Ohio; and Clinical Professor and Director of Implant Research, Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Charles A. Babbush, DDS, MScD Brainard Place 290 ...


Histologic, Morphometric, and Densitometric Study of Peri-implant Bone in Rabbits with Local Administration of Growth Hormone 2005 Isabel F. Tresguerres, MD, PhD, DDS/Miguel A. Alobera, MD, PhD, DDS/Rafael Baca, MD, PhD, DDS/Jesús A. F. Tresguerres, MD, PhD The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, March/April, Volume 20, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The objective of this ...


Histological analysis of the Ankylos peri-implant soft tissues in a dog model Tenenbaum H, Schaaf JF, Cuisinier FJ. 2003 Implant Dent. PURPOSE: The importance of the soft tissue-implant interface is enhanced by the presence of a microgap between the implant and the abutment, which represents a contamination site for bacteria. The aim of this study was to investigate the interface between the Ankylos gap-free implant system and the surrounding soft tissues in a dog model. MATERIALS AND METHOD ...


Histological evaluation of the Serf EVL evolution implant: a pilot study in a dog model Froum S, Tarnow D, Jalbout Z, Brun JP, Fromental R. 2003 Implant Dent. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare bone-to-implant contact (BIC) of the one-stage sandblasted surface EVL implant (SERF, Decines, France) with that of the two-stage turned (machined) Branemark Nobel BioCare implant in a dog model system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three 1-year old female beagle dogs (canine) were acquired, e ...


Histology of Implant-covering Mucosa and Prognosis of Osseointegrated Implants 27 June 2003 Y. TOPLAR, B. MAYER, W. GROTH, and W. NIEDERMEIER, University of Cologne, Germany IADR Objectives: The aim of the study was to correlate histological findings of the implant covering mucosa with the long-term prognosis of osseointegrated implants. Method: 195 implants (Frialit 2 Type 45-03xx, Friadent, Germany) were placed in 97 patients and exposed using the punch technique (Biopsy Punch, 3-5mm, Sti ...


Histology of Peri-implant Mucosa at Non-submerged, One-piece, Micro-implants in Humans 27 June 2003 P. SCHUEPBACH1, R. GLAUSER2, A. LUNDGREN3, J. GOTTLOW3, and C.H.F. HAMMERLE2, 1 Microphot, Horgen, Switzerland, 2 University of Zurich, School of Dentistry, Switzerland, 3 University of Gothenburg, Sweden IADR Objective: The study evaluated the periimplant mucosa at non-submerged, one-piece, micro-implants in humans. Methods: Four experimental titanium micro-implants with a thick microporous o ...


Histomorphometric evaluation of new bone formation in diabetic rats submitted to insertion of temporary implants. Epub 2005 Mar 11. Ottoni CE, Chopard RP. Braz Dent J. 2004;15(2):87-92. PubMed Department of Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. This study aimed to quantify new bone formation in the femurs of diabetic Wistar rats. Over an eight-week period, MTI-MP implants were evaluated in control rats and in diabetic rats. At several poin ...


Histomorphometrical and clinical comparison of submerged and nonsubmerged implants subjected to experimental peri-implantitis in dogs. 2004 February Zechner W, Kneissel M, Kim S, Ulm C, Watzek G, Plenk H Jr. PubMed OBJECTIVES: Soft and hard tissue healing around submerged and nonsubmerged versions of one dental implant design was evaluated in an experimental canine peri-implantitis model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-eight c.p. Ti-implants with integrated (one-piece=OPI) or screw-on (two-piec ...


Histomorphometry of human sinus floor augmentation using a porous B-tricalcium phosphate: a prospective study December 2004 Zerbo IR, Zijderveld SA, de Boer A, Bronckers ALJJ, de Lange G, ten Bruggenkate CM, Burger EH. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 724-732(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Tricalcium phosphate (TCP) has been historically a well-accepted material for bone augmentation. We exa ...


Horizontal alveolar distraction of the narrow maxillary ridge for implant placement December 2004 Tomoo Oda, DDS, PhD * * Hideharu Suzuki, DDS, PhD † Masataka Yokota, DDS ‡ Minoru Ueda, DDS, PhD § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The purpose of this report was to describe a surgical technique for performing horizontal alveolar distraction of the knife-edge maxillary ridge. Patient and methods The patient was a 17-year-old woman with atrophy of the a ...


Horizontal ridge augmentation using human mineralized particulate bone: Preliminary results September 2004 Michael S. Block, DMD * * Mark Degen, DDS, MD † Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose We evaluated the hypothesis that particulate human mineralized bone can be used to augment the thin mandibular ridge followed by implant placement 4 months after augmentation. The thin ridge prevents implant placement without grafting. Patients and Methods Eleven conse ...


How To Deal With Vertical Bone Augmentation Failures: A Case Presentation August 24, 2004 By Yvan Poitras, DMD Oral Health Journal The loss of natural teeth inevitably leads to the loss of supporting bone. Unfortunately, this results in some negative consequences such as; a decrease of bone volume and density, a lack of lip support, and a residual ridge, which is more difficult to restore. Implant supported restorations are often the treatment of choice when re-establishing; function, aesth ...


HUMAN HISTOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF MINERALIZED BONE ALLOGRAFT (PUROS) PLACEMENT BEFORE IMPLANT SURGERY April 2004 By John C. Minichetti, DMD; Joseph C. D'Amore, DDS; Anna Y. J. Hong, DDS; Deborah B. Cleveland, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Because clinicians are placing more dental implants, it is becoming more important to maintain bone volume after tooth extraction. This article discusses the various bone-augmentation ...


Human recombinant tissue factor, platelet-rich plasma, and tetracycilne induce a high-quality human bone graft: a 5-year survey. May-June 2003 Philippart P, Brasseur M, Hoyaux D, Pochet R. Internationaol Journal of Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2003 May-Jun;18(3):411-6. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: To increase human bone graft regeneration and quality by the use of a mixture containing autolog ...


I-Dent develops product for less than $1m, raising $2m 1 Mar 05 Batya Feldman Globes [online] The company has already obtained FDA approval for its dental product, which reduces the risk and cost of dental implants. Start-up I-Dent Ltd. is embarking on its first financing round, with a goal of raising $2 million from venture capital funds and strategic investors. Founded in 2000, I-Dent aims at the dental market. The company supplies software and accessory devices for dental impla ...


ICP-MS multielemental determination of metals potentially released from dental implants and articular prostheses in human biological fluids. 2005 May 5; [Epub ahead of print] Sarmiento-Gonzalez A, Marchante-Gayon JM, Tejerina-Lobo JM, Paz-Jimenez J, Sanz-Medel A. Anal Bioanal Chem PubMed Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Oviedo, Julian Claveria 8, 33006, Oviedo, Spain, asm@uniovi.es. A sector field high-resolution (HR)-ICP-MS and an octapo ...


Identification of Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism in Tooth and Dental Implant Gingival Crevicular Fluid H. BURNS, S. RAMIREZ, J.D. JONES, and T.W. OATES, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA 2003 IADR Biochemical markers isolated from gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) collected around dental implants have the potential to provide an assessment of local bone metabolism. Bone resorptive markers have been previously identified in GCF from around implants. To ga ...


Image-guided navigation system for placing dental implants. 2004 Oct Casap N, Wexler A, Lustmann J. PubMed Navigation-guided surgery has recently been introduced into various surgical disciplines, including oral and maxillofacial surgery. Since the advent of dental implants, dental computed tomography (CT) scans have been used as a diagnostic tool for preoperative planning, but not as part of the surgical phase. This article explains the principles of computer-assisted surgery and describes ...


Immediate Dental Implant Placement in Sockets Augmented With HTR Synthetic Bone March 2004 Castellon, Paulino DDS*; Yukna, Raymond A. DMD, MS† Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 42-48 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University School, New Orleans, Louisiana. †Professor, Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Paulino Caste ...


Immediate Functional and Non-Functional Loading of Dental Implants: A 2- to 60-Month Follow-Up Study of 646 Titanium Implants February 2003 by Marco Degidi and Adriano Piattelli Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The aim of this study was the evaluation, from a clinical point of view, of implants subjected to immediate functional loading (IFL) and to immediate non ...


IMMEDIATE FUNCTIONAL LOAD OF MANDIBULAR IMPLANT OVERDENTURES: A SURGICAL AND PROSTHODONTIC RATIONALE OF 2 IMPLANT MODALITIES October 2004 By Jaime L. Lozada, DDS; Aladdin J. Al-Ardah, DDS; Kitichai Rungcharassaeng, DDS, MS; Joseph Y. K. Kan, DDS, MS; Alejandro Kleinman, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Classic guidelines in osseointegration for root-form dental implants include a long healing period, during which fu ...


Immediate Functional Loading: ‘High Speed’ Implant Supported Restorations!…. Novembre 2004 Pierre Boudrias, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C) Prosthodontist University of Montreal, Restorative Department Journal dentaire du Québec Volume 41 Osseointegration is the result of bone healing around endo-osseous implants. Based on the works of Professor P.I. Branemark (1960 - 1970), the protocol for conventional loading recommended a delay of between three to six months in order to allow for optimal bone a ...


Immediate Implant and Immediate Temporary Acrylic Crown in the Aesthetic Zone: A Case Report March 2004 By Jack G. Zosky, DDS, FRCD(C), FICD and Allan P. Schaffran, DDS Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. ABSTRACT: Historically the traditional two-stage approach to implant success utilizing the Branëmark protocol emphasizes a load-free healing period as a major requirement for predictable implant integration. A single stage surgery by placing ...


Immediate Implant Placement In Extraction Sockets Dustin Doderai Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. One thing that many people have in common is that they get old. There is no way to stop it, regardless of how hard they try. People will do anything from using anti-wrinkle creams to buying fancy sports cars when they turn 50. Anything and everything can and will be done to maintain that “young” look and make people feel like they did when they were ...


Immediate Implants Covered with Connective Tissue Membranes: Human Biopsies March 2003 By Thomas G. Wilson Jr., João Carnio, Robert Schenk, and David Cochran Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Osseointegration has been shown to occur around implants placed immediately after tooth extraction in humans. To date, such osseointegration has been achieved only with tit ...


Immediate Implants Supporting Single Crown Restoration: A 4-Year Prospective Study July 2004 By Ugo Covani, Roberto Crespi, Roberto Cornelini, and Antonio Barone Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The placement of implants at the time of tooth extraction has several clinical advantages, such as preservation of the alveolar ridge width and height and reduction of t ...


Immediate Loading and Custom Abutments to Create and Assure Predictable Esthetic Implant Dentistry April 2005 By Ira Schecter, DDS Oral Health Forty years ago, Dr. P.I. Brånemark placed the first titanium implants in a human jaw. Those four fixtures, screwed into the edentulous mandible of a 34-year-old male patient, served as the foundation for a long-lasting restoration that restored the man to normal form and function.1 Over the ensuing years, as Brånemark developed the concept of osseoin ...


Immediate Loading in the Edentulous Mandible Using Fixed Restorations. 2-year Preliminary Results G.E. ROMANOS, and G.-H. NENTWIG, University of Frankfurt, Germany 2003 IADR Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological situation of immediately loaded implants placed in the mandible in order to restore the dentition using arch-shaped restorations. Methods: Five patients (55.75±4.85 yrs old) participated so far in this study. 30 Ankylos® implants (Friadent, M ...


Immediate loading of definitive implants in the edentulous mandible using a fixed provisional prosthesis: The denture conversion technique September 2004 Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS * † * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose This article presents a clinical technique for immediate implant loading in the completely edentulous mandible. Materials and methods The protocol recommends the placement of 4 to 5 root-form implants in the anterior mandible between the ment ...


Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Completely Edentulous Maxilla: A Clinical Report September/October 2004 Robert A. Jaffin, DMD/Akshay Kumar, DMD/Charles L. Berman, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this article was to determine whether clinical success can be achieved with immediate loading in the completely edentulous maxilla with endosseous screw-type implants. Materials and Methods: The study sample consisted of 34 patients who were edentulous or about to los ...


Immediate loading of dental implants in the edentulous mandible. 2004 Nov Castellon P, Blatz MB, Block MS, Finger IM, Rogers B. PubMed BACKGROUND: The authors review the literature regarding immediate implant loading in the anterior edentulous mandible, demonstrate the technique they currently use, review preliminary results and present an illustrative case. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a literature search using PUBMED and Ovid databases. They considered for review 31 article ...


Immediate Loading of Dental Implants Placed in Distracted Bone: A Case Report May/June 2004 Marco Degidi, MD, DDS/Francesco Pieri, DDS/Claudio Marchetti, MD, DDS/Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Quintessence Publishing A 40-year-old female patient presented for rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible with endosseous implants. Radiologic examination showed evidence of moderate atrophy in the intraforaminal area and an even more pronounced level of bone resorption in the posterior mandible. The pat ...


IMMEDIATE LOADING OF ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS IS NOT NEW October 2004 By Leonard I. Linkow, DDS, DMSc & Robert J. Miller, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology For practitioners trained within the past 20 years in oral implantology, the accepted protocol for implant placement required a significant and trauma-free healing period before prosthetic loading. The majority of implant procedures performed today use this 2-stage protocol. With the evolution of new implant designs, immediate loading of impla ...


Immediate loading of implants:A multicenter, prospective study S.G. KANCYPER1, J. CLOSAS2, J. BAFFA2, G. CAGNONE2, A. RODRIGUEZ2, and M. TROIANO2, 1 Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, S. M. de Tucuman, Argentina, 2 Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Various studies have demonstrated the feasibility and predictability of the Immediate loading technique. However, most of the publications are based on retrospective or uncontrolled cases. Objectives: Determi ...


Immediate Loading of Single-Tooth Implants in the Posterior Region January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Marcus Abboud, Dr Med Dent/Bernd Koeck, Prof Dr Med Dent/Helmut Stark, Prof Dr Med Dent/Gerhard Wahl, Prof Dr Med Dent/Roswitha Paillon, Dr Med Dent Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical response and safety of immediately loaded single-tooth implants placed in the posterior region of the maxill ...


Immediate loading of the edentulous mandible: Delivery of the final restoration or a provisional restoration—which method to use? September 2004 Paulino Castellon, DDS * * Michael S. Block, DMD † Michael B. Smith, DDS ‡ Israel M. Finger, DDS, MS § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Edentulous patients desire restoration of their chewing ability as soon as possible after placement of dental implants. The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians ...


Immediate Loading of Titanium Dental Implants: a Clinical Evaluation of 1036 Implants in Man M. DEGIDI, L. D'ARCHIVIO, G. IEZZI, and A. PIATTELLI, University of Chieti, Italy 2003 IADR Objective:aim of this study was the evaluation of immediately loaded implants in a series of different anatomical configurations. Methods: two hundred eighty three patients participated in this study. A total of 1036 implants were placed, 51 IMZ Twin Plus (Friadent, Mannheim, Germany), 188 Frialit-2 (Friadent, ...


Immediate Loading with Complete Implant-Supported Restorations in an Edentulous Heavy Smoker: Histologic and Histomorphometric Analyses George E. Romanos, DDS, Dr Med Dent, PhD/Carina B. Johansson, PhD Year 2005 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants The clinical case presented is that of an edentulous female patient, a heavy smoker, who received implant-supported complete restorations in the maxilla and mandible using the immediate loading concept according to the An ...


Immediate Loading with Fixed Screw-Retained Provisional Restorations in Edentulous Jaws: The Pickup Technique July/August 2004 German O. Gallucci, DMD/Jean-Pierre Bernard, PD Dr Med, MD/Michel Bertosa, CDT/Urs C. Belser, Prof Dr Med Dent, DMD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This article describes (a) an immediate loading technique in the treatment of edentulous arches with screw-retained provisional restorations and (b) the effort to determine whether the described technique is compatible ...


Immediate Loading With Mini Dental Implants in the Fully Edentulous Mandible. 2004 Ahn, Mi-Ra DDS *; An, Kyung-Mi DDS +; Choi, Jung-Hwan DDS ++; Sohn, Dong-Seok DDS, PhD [S] Implant Dentistry. 13(4):367-372, 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract: The use of immediate loaded prostheses is not recommended for at least 2 weeks to prevent implants from premature loading. In addition, immediate removable prostheses are negated for at least 4 weeks at the site of guided bone regeneratio ...


Immediate Non-Occlusal Loading vs. Early Loading in Partially Edentulous Patients June 2004 Cagna, David R. DMD, MS* Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 p 110 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science, Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 Editors' Note: Dear Reader, please be aware that articles reviewed in this segment of the Journal are selected by the Editors and are assigned to be reviewed by kno ...


Immediate Occlusal Loading of Dental Implants: Factors Important to Success Maria-Astrid Urrutia, DDSIII Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Dental implants have been around for over 30 years and have revolutionized the dental profession. The current trend is moving towards the immediate loading of fixed implant retained prostheses. Immediate loading of dental implants offers many advantages to the patient as well as the dentist. It allows for a si ...


Immediate Occlusal Loading of Freestanding Implants Using Cortical Satellite Implants: Preliminary Report of a Prospective Study March 2005 Engelke, Wilfried MD*; Decco, Oscar A. DDS†; de las Mercedes Capobianco, María Bioing‡; Schwarzwäller, Wolfgang Dr. rer. nat.§; Villavicencio, Milagros Mendoza DDS¶ Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP Freestanding implants with mandibular overdentures are used frequently after 3 months' healing time. Immediate full loading may be applied to this ...


IMMEDIATE OCCLUSAL LOADING THE SAME DAY OR THE DAY AFTER IMPLANT PLACEMENT: COMPARISON OF 2 DIFFERENT TIME FRAMES IN TOTALLY EDENTULOUS LOWER JAWS October 2004 By Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS; Massimo Del Fabbro, PhD; Fabio Galli, MD, DDS; Luca Francetti, MD, DDS; Silvio Taschieri, MD, DDS; Roberto Weinstein, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Immediate loading of endosseous implants is becoming a widespread therapeutic ...


Immediate or Early Placement of Implants Following Tooth Extraction: Review of Biologic Basis, Clinical Procedures, and Outcomes Special Supplement 2004 Authors: Stephen T. Chen, MDSc/Thomas G. Wilson Jr, DDS/Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, DMD The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The aim of this article was to review the current literature with regard to survival and success rates, along with the clinical procedures and outcomes associated with immediate and delay ...


Immediate Placement and Provisionalization of Maxillary Anterior Single Implants: 1-Year Prospective Study September 2003 Loughlin, Robert M DDS, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78284-7894 Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 pp 199-200 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the implant success rate, peri ...


Immediate Provisional Restoration of Dental Implants- Preliminary Results Friday, 27 August 2004 J. HORWITZ, O. ZUABI, E.E. MACHTEI, and M. PELED, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel IADR Objectives: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the influence of insertion torque(IT), resonance frequency analysis(RFA) expressed as ISQ, and loading type, on implant survival. Methods: Patients requiring implant therapy were treated by tooth extractions, placement of 1-9 MIS® implants, bon ...


Immediate Provisional Restoration of Osseotite Implants: A Clinical Report of 18-month Results July/August 2004 Carl J. Drago, DDS, MS/Richard J. Lazzara, DMD, MScD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the survival rates and interproximal bone levels for Osseotite implants that were restored with fixed provisional crowns without occlusion immediately after implant placement. Materials and Methods: Ninety-three implants were placed in 38 partially edentulo ...


Immediate Restoration and Loading of Dental Implants: Clinical Considerations and Protocols Special Supplement 2004 Dean Morton, BDS, MS/Robert Jaffin, DMD/Hans-Peter Weber, Dr Med Dent The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants The use of dental implants to assist in the treatment of partial and complete edentulism is well documented. Most of the implant literature, however, reports results associated with implant survival and success when there has been adherence to rigid ...


Immediate Tooth Extraction, Placement of a Tapered Screw-Vent® Implant, and Provisionalization in the Esthetic Zone: A Case Report Schiroli, Guido MD, DDS* June 2003 Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 123-131 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, Genoa, Italy. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Michael M. Warner, MA Centerpulse Dental Division (formerly Sulzer Dental Inc.) 1900 Aston Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008-7308 Phone: (760) 929-4221 E-mail: mi ...


Impact of IL-1 genotype and smoking status on the prognosis of osseointegrated implants August 2004 Gruica B, Wang H-Y, Lang NP, Buser D. Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 393-400(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Aim: This study evaluated the impact of the IL-1 genotype and smoking status on the prognosis and development of complications of osseointegrated implants. Material and methods: The ...


IMPLANT BIOMECHANICS IN GRAFTED SINUS: A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS April 2004 By Mete I. Fanuscu, DDS; Hung V. Vu, DDS, PhD; Bernard Poncelet, MS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This in vitro study investigated the stress distribution in the bone surrounding an implant that is placed in a posterior edentulous maxilla with a sinus graft. The standard threaded implant and anatomy of the crestal cortical bone, cancellous bone ...


Implant Dentistry - Demands, Benefits & Risks ProNational Insurance Company By David W. Swan, DDS The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient to normal contour, function, comfort, esthetics, speech and health. With recent advances in implant dentistry, the profession is better equipped than ever to help patients achieve this goal. As such, implants should be offered to patients as an option when indicated. More than 65% of general dentists have used implants for supporting fixed ...


Implant Dentistry at the Focus of Liability Lawsuits May/June 2004 Ludger Figgener, MD, DMD, PhD/Johannes Kleinheinz, MD, DMD, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: In recent years, the growing readiness on the part of dental patients to take legal action has resulted in an increasing number of medical liability lawsuits. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to highlight aspects of these lawsuits of special significance, to subject them to both qualitative and quantitative analysis, an ...


Implant design and intraosseous stability of immediately placed implants: a human cadaver study April 2005 Akkocaoglu M, Uysal S, Tekdemir I, Akca K, Cehreli MC. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 202-209(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to explore effects of implant macrodesign and diameter on initial intraosseous stability and interface mechanical prope ...


Implant Imaging for the Dentist January 2004 By Muralidhar Mupparapu, DMD and Steven R. Singer, DDS Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. A b s t r a c t Dental implants have become part of routine treatment plans in many dental offices because of their increasing popularity and acceptance by patients. Appropriate preplacement planning, in which imaging plays a pivotal role, helps to ensure a satisfactory outcome. The deve ...


IMPLANT PLASTIC SURGERY: A REVIEW AND RATIONALE October 2004 By Christopher E. Kazor, DDS, MS, PhD; Khalaf Al-Shammari, DDS, MS; David P. Sarment, DDS, MS; Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS; Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Implant dentistry has been established as a predictable treatment modality with high clinical success rates. Esthetic considerations of implant restorations have been gaining increased int ...


Implant prosthodontic management of partially edentulous patients missing posterior teeth: The Toronto experience Nikolai J. AttardBChD, MSca George A. ZarbBChD, MS, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) April 2003 Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Statement of the Problem. The clinical success of implant-supported fixed partial dentures has been documented. However, few studies have reported long-term results or any association between implant outcomes and host determinants. Purpose. This study report ...


Implant Prosthodontic Therapy – Evaluation of Peri-implant Bone Changes D. KNEZOVIÆ ZLATARIÆ, A. ÈELEBIÆ, P. KOBLER, J. ŽIVKO-BABIÆ, and J. PANDURIÆ, School of Dental Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: Severe loss of peri-implant supporting bone traditionally leads to the removal of the affected implant. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the bone mineral density (BMD) values differ in 1) group of the patients with different implant placem ...


IMPLANT SCREW MECHANICS AND THE SETTLING EFFECT: AN OVERVIEW October 2003 by Sheldon Winkler, DDS; Karla Ring, DMD; Jamie D. Ring, DMD; Kenneth G. Boberick, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract One of the most serious and prevalent problems associated with the restorative aspect of dental implants is loosening and fracturing of screws. Implant screws should be retightened 10 minutes after the initial torque application as a routine clinical procedure to help compensate for the settling effect. Mechanical torque gauges should be used instead of hand drivers to ensure consistent tightening of implant components to torque values recommended by implant manufacturers.


Implant Site Development for the Proper Crown/Implant Ratio :Case Report H.-S. SEOK1, Y. HERR2, J.-B. PARK2, Y.-H. KWON2, and J.-H. CHUNG2, 1 Seoul Advantist Dental Hospital, South Korea, 2 College of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The aim of this clinical trial was to improve the crown/implant ratio when the dental implants were installed in the vertically severe resorbed ridge of the maxillary posterior area. Simultaneous ...


Implant stability measurements for implants placed at the time of extraction: a cohort, prospective clinical trial. 2005 Mar Becker W, Sennerby L, Bedrossian E, Becker BE, Lucchini JP. J Periodontol. PubMed Private practice, Tucson, AZ; University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. Background: Studies indicate that implants placed at the time of extraction have high success rates. Implants must be stable at the time of insertion. Presently there are no data indic ...


Implant Success Rate in a Dental School Setting: Retrospective Study S. ANDREANA, State University of New York - Buffalo, USA, and C. BENEDUCE, Erie Community College, School of Dental Hygiene, Williamsville, NY, USA 2005 IADR Aim: aim of this study was to retrospectively assess the rate of implant survival in a dental school post-graduate clinic, and to examine the health status of the patients. Materials and Methods: 133 of 157 charts of patients who received implants at the School of Den ...


Implant Surface Roughness Affects Osteoblast Gene Expression 2003 By G.B. Schneider, H. Perinpanayagam, M. Clegg, R. Zaharias, D. Seabold, J. Keller, and C. Stanford Journal of Dental Research Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The transcription factor Cbfa1 regulates osteoblast differentiation and expression of genes necessary for the development of a mineralized phenotype. The purpose of this study was to determine if Cbfa1 and BSPII gene expression ...


Implant Surgery for a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease Controlled by Intravenous Midazolam: A Case Report March/April 2004 Keiji Kubo, DDS, PhD/Kayo Kimura, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing A 72-year-old male patient with Parkinson’s disease referred to the Dental Hospital of Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, presented with movement of an implant-supported prosthesis, slight pain, and purulent drainage from the gingiva in the anterior region of the maxilla, where implants had been placed m ...


Implant surgical guide fabrication for partially edentulous patients March 2005 By Jeffrey L. Shotwell, DDS, MS; Edward J. Billy, DMD; Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD; and Tae-Ju Oh, DDS, MS Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract This article presents an innovative method for the fabrication of implant drill guides for partially edentulous patients. Using a light-polymerized composi ...


Implant Survival in Periodontally Compromised Patients October 2004 By Vibeke Baelum and Birgit Ellegaard Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Relatively little is known on the long-term prognosis of implants inserted in partially edentulous, periodontally compromised patients. Methods: A total of 258 conventional implants, 57 two-stage and 201 one-stage implants, ...


Implant Therapy Following Liver Transplantation: Clinical and Microbiological Results After 10 Years June 2004 By Siegfried Martin Heckmann, Josef Georg Heckmann, Jens Julian Linke, Werner Hohenberger, and Andrea Mombelli Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The number of immunocompromised patients is increasing as a consequence of successful organ transplantation. P ...


Implant Treatment in an Urban General Dentistry Residency Program: A 4-Year Retrospective Study 2004 Mohamed A. Maksoud, DMD Clifford B. Starr, DMD American Academy of Implant Dentistry Journal 30:364–368 DOI: 10.1563/0.725.1 Key Words Dental implants General dentistry resident education Survival rates Little data have been published on the survival rates of implants placed in dental residency programs. This study reports on the outcome of dental implants placed by first-year general ...


Implant Treatment in the Edentulous Mandible: A Prospective Study on Brånemark System Implants over More than 20 Years November/December 2003 Jan-Anders Ekelund, LDS/Lars W. Lindquist, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Gunnar E. Carlsson, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Torsten Jemt, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 6 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This prospective investigation studied ...


Implant-abutment Interface Micromotion of Three Different Implant Neck Designs 10 March 2005 J. MENG, J.E. EVERTS, F. QIAN, and D.G. GRATTON, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA IADR Objectives: Maintaining mechanical integration at the dental implant-abutment interface is paramount for clinical success of dental implant prostheses. This study evaluated dynamic micromotion at the implant-abutment interface for three different implant neck designs (Straumann standard-4.1, synOcta™-4.1 and synO ...


Implant-supported edentulous maxillary obturators with milled bar attachments after maxillectomy July 2004 Masayuki Fukuda, DDS, PhD * * Tetsu Takahashi, DDS, PhD † Hirokazu Nagai, DDS, PhD ‡ Mitsuyoshi Iino, DDS, PhD § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of implants and milled bar supported edentulous maxillary obturators following the surgical ablation of maxillary tumors. Patients and me ...


Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Prostheses: A Retrospective Study 2003 Lars-Åke Johansson, LDS, Anders Ekfeldt, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, March/April, Volume 16, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective study was to present treatment outcome and patient reactions to rehabilitation with implant-supported fixed partial prostheses. Mate ...


Implant-supported prosthetics Décembre 2003 Journal dentaire du Québec Volume 40 Implantology has become increasingly popular in Quebec in recent years. More and more dentists and denturologists are working together on implant-supported prosthetic treatments. This is a complex field of dentistry, requiring not only special skills but also strict planning of the entire process, based on prior diagnosis and a treatment plan. Patient follow-up is also crucial. Unfortunately, we have to ...


Implanting confidence February 24, 2005 By Sharon Klehm NewsTribune online Anyone who has ever lost a tooth, certainly wishes they could grow a new one. The reality is that it is not possible. However, modern dentistry has come up with the next best thing — a dental implant. The procedure involves extracting a tooth that cannot be saved and placing a titanium post or screw into the jawbone. Once the post is firmly anchored into the jawbone, a small titanium cover, called an abutment, is pla ...


Implantology: A Non-customized Surgical Guide System for Placement of Dental Implants August 2003 By David M. Vassos, DDS Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. ABSTRACT A continuing challenge in implant dentistry has been the placement of implant(s) in a manner that enables the creation of functionally and esthetically superior restorations. Over the years, a variety of surgical guides have been developed to optimize placement, but the fabrication of such guides remains costly and time-consuming, and inadequate posterior access all too often compromises their use. This article describes a system of implant-positioning rings that simplifies the task of accurate implant placement. Several case examples also are presented.


Implantology: Clinical Predictability of the Presence of the Interproximal Papilla Utilizing a Simple Method of Reference October 2003 By John F. Pepper, DDS, BSc.D, FADI Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view a series of images. In 1992, Tarnow, Magner and Fletcher published a classic paper on a study "to determine whether the distance from the base of the contact area to the crest of bone could be correlated with the presence or absence of the interproximal papilla in human ...


Implantology: Expect the Unexpected! June 2003 By Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS Oral Health Journal Most of the time, when a patient comes in for implant treatment and you have done all of the pre-treatment work-up (complete and thorough) you might probably expect the case to go to completion with little (or no) complications. As routine as this might be in a high volume implant practice, it is not always the rule. I've found out very recently that there are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule. The f ...


Implantology: How To Deal with the Most Challenging Area of the Mouth with Implants August 2003 By Yvan Poitras, DMD Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view a series of images. Ten to 15 years ago, the majority of our implants cases involved the completely edentulous mandible. We gained a lot of experience restoring those cases. Now the demand is directed more toward partially edentulous situations. Actually, it is not rare now that we are challenged with reconstructing 'the a ...


Implantology: How to Integrate Implant Dentistry in General Practice February 2003 By Milan Somborac, DDS Oral Health Journal It is interesting to note that a search using the Internet engine www.google.ca using the terms "dental implants" will produce more citations than the terms "cosmetic dentistry" or the terms "tooth bleaching" and "tooth whitening" combined! This search engine is the layman's medium. It is not a peer-reviewed journal. The public is interested. To assess effective dema ...


Implantology: Immediate Occlusal Loading for Fixed Prostheses August 2003 By Carl Misch, BS, DDS, MDS and Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. ABSTRACT The concept of immediate implant occlusal loading root form implants for fixed restorations has received increasing interest over the last five years. Studies have discussed the factors that may influence results, including implant number, implant length, bone density, occ ...


Implantology: Implant Prosthetic Soft Tissue Model Fabrication March 2003 By Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, MIPS/ICOI, FPFA, DICOI and Allen L. Schneider, DDS, FAGD, DICOI Oral Health Journal Soft tissue contours are critical to fabrication of fixed and removable implant prosthetics. Without this information aesthetics and hygiene may be compromised in the final prosthetics. To ensure that the emergence profile of fixed abutments replicates natural tooth aesthetics, the laboratory technici ...


Implantology: Implant Treatment versus Endodontic Re-treatment - A Contemporary Dilemma October 2003 By Milan Somborac, DDS Oral Health Journal In his 1984 book, Future Shock, Alvin Toffler examines the impact of rapid technological change upon society. For the same year, a search of the National Library of Medicine website using the key words "dental" and "implants" brings up 14 papers. A decade earlier, 12 were published and a decade previous to that there were none. Over the last 12 mont ...


Implants beat dentures June 14, 2005 Orlando Sentinal By William Hathaway Those with dental implants eat better and seem to be healthier and enjoy life more than those who have mouths filled with dentures, studies show. Even denture wearers eat more healthful meals if they have just two implants, says Dr. Jocelyne S. Feine, professor of dentistry at McGill University in Montreal, who has studied the health benefits and costs of dental implants. "Their reactions are phenomenal," Feine says ...


Implants for Single First Molar Replacement: Important Treatment Concerns Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 328-335 Carvalho, Waldimir CD*; Casado, Priscila Ladeira CD*; Caúla, André Luis CD, MScD†; Barboza, Eliane Porto CD, MScD, DScD‡ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract The success rates of implants placed in the posterior region of both jaws are less than the anterior segments. Anatomic features, mastication dynamics, and adequate implant selection are all significant for long ...


Implants improve life outlook March 03, 2005 By Sharon Klehm News Tribune Online Three local dentists, Dr. John Derango of La Salle, Dr. Scott Stanke, a periodontist of Peru and Dr. Brian Billard of Oglesby currently work with dental implants. Derango has put temporary and permanent crowns on dental implant abutments for about 15 years. He recently completed training at the Misch Institute near Detroit, Mich., to install the cylinder, screw insert and abutment covering in routine cases no ...


Implants in an HIV-positive Patient: A Case Report May/June 2004 Monika Baron, DMD, MD/Franziska Gritsch, DMD, MD/Anna-Maria Hansy, DMD, MD/Robert Haas, DMD, MD Quintessence Publishing Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes an immune incompetence that weakens the body’s defense against pathogens. It has been supposed that HIV-positive patients are more likely to develop both early and late postoperative complications, such as septicemia and poor wound healing. This has not been corroborat ...


Implants in Patients Treated for Generalized Aggressive and Chronic Periodontitis: A 3-Year Prospective Longitudinal Study Prof. Reiner Mengel Lavin Flores-de-Jacoby 2005 Journal of Periodontology Background: The aim of the present prospective longitudinal study of periodontally diseased and periodontally healthy patients was a clinical, microbiological, and radiographic comparison of teeth and implants and an assessment of the implant success rate. Methods: Thirty-nine partially edentulou ...


IMPLANTS IN THE MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENT (2003) Thomas Beikler* Thomas F. Flemmig International and American Associations for Dental Research IADR Journals Online Department of Periodontology, University of Münster, Waldeyerstr. 30, 48149 Münster, Germany; * corresponding author, beikler@uni-muenster.de Dental clinicians are confronted with an increasing number of medically compromised patients who require implant surgery for their oral rehabilitation. However, there are few ...


Implants in the Posterior Maxilla: A Comparative Clinical and Radiologic Study Luca R. Rodoni, Dr Med Dent/Roland Glauser, Dr Med Dent/Andreas Feloutzis, Dr Med Dent/Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, Prof Dr Year 2005 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate implants placed according to several methods of sinus floor augmentation. Materials and Methods: Forty-eight patients (median age of 62 years, range 23 to 89) had been treated ...


Importance of Bone Quantity and Quality When considering Implants Guneeta Kalia Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Many studies have indicated that bone quality and quantity influence the osseointegration and therefore the success of an implant. Bone quantity is defined as the available bone at an edentulous and future implant site. It is usually limited by adjacent anatomical structures. When evaluating the volume of available bone many factors m ...


IMPORTANT ARTERIAL SUPPLY OF THE MANDIBLE, CONTROL OF AN ARTERIAL HEMORRHAGE, AND REPORT OF A HEMORRHAGIC INCIDENT August 2003 By Dennis Flanagan, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Penetration of the mandibular cortex during dental implant surgery may damage 3 important arteries and could lead to life-threatening circumstances. To lessen the likelihood of lateral angulations and cortical perforations, dental implants of ...


Improved Retention and Bone-to-Implant Contact with Fluoride-Modified Titanium Implants September/October 2004 Jan Eirik Ellingsen, DDS, PhD/Carina B. Johansson, PhD/Ann Wennerberg, DDS, PhD/Anders Holmén, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether a fluoride modification of the titanium surface would have an effect on bone response after implantation. Materials and Methods: Titanium-oxide–blasted titanium implants with and without fluor ...


Improved Titanium Implant Attachment in Cortical Bone by Application of rAmelin 26 June 2003 C.S. BERNTSEN1, E.A. RIKSEN1, J.E. ELLINGSEN1, I. SLABY2, H.J. RØNOLD1, and S.P. LYNGSTADAAS1, 1 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway, 2 Biora AB, Malmø, Sweden IADR Objective: Amelin is a protein involved in biomineralization of dental hard tissues, secreted by ameloblasts and odontoblasts during tooth formation. The aim of the present study was to investigate if amelin can be utilized t ...


Improving Implant Integration of Early-loaded Implants by Controlled Mechanical Stimulation: An Animal Experimental Study 28 June 2003 E. DE SMET1, S.V.N. JAECQUES1, J.A. JANSEN2, M. WEVERS1, J. VANDERSLOTEN1, G. VAN DER PERRE1, and I.E. NAERT1, 1 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2 University of Nijmegen, Netherlands IADR Objective: Aim of this study was to investigate whether early loading can favour bone response and the integration of percutaneous implants. Methods: Percutaneous t ...


Improving the Fit of Implant-Supported Superstructures Using the Spark Erosion Technique November/December 2004 Eduard Eisenmann, Dr Med Dent/Ali Mokabberi, Dr Med Dent/Michael H. Walter, Dr Med Dent/Wolfgang B. Freesmeyer, Dr Med Dent Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the passive fit of the implant-retained single-cast framework could be improved by spark erosion treatment. Materials and Methods: An initial cast was produced in a transparen ...


In pursuit of catching a good night's sleep May 22, 2005 Wendi Winters The Capital As a professor, Katherine Tunney's problem wasn't students dozing off in her classes. The problem was her own quality of sleep and its effect on her mood, concentration and driving. For years the Annapolis woman suffered from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, a disorder that wreaks havoc on the ears - and sleep - of those around the sufferer. Five out of 100 people are suspected of having this disorder, which ...


In vitro assessment of the osteointegrative potential of a novel multiphase anodic spark deposition coating for orthopaedic and dental implants 2005 Mar 11 Sandrini E, Morris C, Chiesa R, Cigada A, Santin M. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater Hydroxyapatite coatings have been proven to improve the osteointegration of metal implants through a tight binding to the bone mineral phase as well as through favorable osteoblast adhesion and proliferation onto the implant surface. However, hydroxyapa ...


In Vitro Behavior of Heat-treated Hydroxyapatite-based Dental Implants 13 March 2004 S.-J. DING, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, Taiwan IADR Objectives: Plasma-sprayed hydroxyapatite (HA) based implants on metallic substrates have been widely used as load-bearing applications. To improve the performance of HA, incorporating bioactive glass (BG) into HA has been proven a potential alternative. Methods: Hydroxyapatite-bioactive glass (HA-BG) coatings were plasma-sprayed on Ti6Al4V subst ...


In vitro corrosion behavior of bioceramic, metallic, and bioceramic-metallic coated stainless steel dental implants Fathi MH, Salehi M, Saatchi A, Mortazavi V, Moosavi SB 2003 May Dent Mater OBJECTIVES: The most common metals and alloys used in dentistry may be exposed to a process of corrosion in vivo that make them cytotoxic. The biocompatibility of dental alloys is primarily related to their corrosion behavior. The aim of this work was to evaluate the corrosion behavior and thus the bioco ...


In vitro corrosion of dental implants and restorative materials 11 March 2004 D.K. KANG, K.T. OH, and K.N. KIM, Yonsei Univ, Seoul, South Korea IADR Objectives: For the aesthetic and functional restoration of edentulous patients, recently dental implants have been used widely. Dental implants and restorative alloys are required with the high corrosion resistance. However, they can be corroded in the oral cavity. In this study, Ti G2 and G3, gold, silver, Co-Cr and Ni-Cr alloys were investig ...


In Vitro Evaluation of Horizontal Implant Micromovement in Bone Specimen With Contact Endoscopy. March 2004. Engelke, Wilfried DrDrMed *; Decco, Oscar A. DDS +; Rau, Maria Jose DiplIng ++; Massoni, Maria Clara Acosta Bioing [S]; Schwarzwaller, Wolfgang DrRerNat [P] Implant Dentistry. 13(1):88-94 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: Primary stability of dental implants is mandatory for their osseointegra ...


In vitro evaluation of the biocompatibility of contaminated implant surfaces treated with an Er : YAG laser and an air powder system February 2005 Kreisler M, Kohnen W, Christoffers A-B, Götz H, Jansen B, Duschner H, d'Hoedt B. Clinical Oral Implants Research, February 2005, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 36-43(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Titanium platelets with a sand-blasted and acid-etched surface were coated with bovine serum alb ...


IN VITRO MINERALIZATION STUDIES WITH SUBSTRATE-IMMOBILIZED BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN PEPTIDES April 2003 By Keith Kirkwood, DDS, PhD; Brian Rheude, DDS; Young Joon Kim, DDS, PhD; Kyle White, MEng; Kay C. Dee, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Understanding the factors that control osteoblastic behavior is centrally important in establishment of successful osseointegration. Pharmacogenetic control of the osteoblast to i ...


In Vitro Study on Passive Fit in Implant-Supported 5-unit Fixed Partial Dentures January/February 2004 Matthias Karl, DMD/Werner Winter, Dr Dipl-Ing/Thomas D. Taylor, DDS, MSD/Siegfried M. Heckmann, DMD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Fabrication and retention methods have an influence on the passivity of superstructure fit. The objective of the study was to quantify the strain development of various cemented and screwretained fixed partial dentures (FPDs). Materials and Methods: Forty sam ...


In Vivo Forces on Implants Influenced by Occlusal Scheme and Food Consistency September/October 2003 Thomas R. Morneburg, DDS, Dr Med Dent, PhD/Peter A. Pröschel, Dr Rer Nat, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether systematic modifications of occlusal features or food consistency are suitable to r ...


Incorporating Retrievability in Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses by Transverse Fixation in the ITI Abutment System July/August 2004 By Peter A. Taylor, BSc(Hon), DDS Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. A b s t r a c t This article describes the use of the ITI implant system in rehabilitation of the maxillary anterior sextant of a 41-yearold patient. The Syn-Octa TS abutment system was used in this case, along with a customized transfer aid for intraoral positioning of these elements. This system offers the advantage of retrievability of the prosthesis in multiunit cases.


Incorporation of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on dental implants (June 3 - 5, 2004) Y.M. LIU1, E.B. HUNZIKER1, and K. DE GROOT2, 1 ITI Research Institute for Dental and Skeletal Biology, Bern, Switzerland, 2 Leiden University, Bilthoven, Netherlands IADR Introduction: Dental implant is nowadays a common undertaking, the more rapidly an implant becomes osseointegrated, the shorter will be the time of convalescence, the lower the risk of infection and the lower the costs for the patien ...


Incorporation of Implant Overdentures Into the Predoctoral Dental Curriculum June 2004 Alfano, Michael C. DMD, PhD* Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 107-108 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Professor of Basic Science and Periodontics, and Dean of the College of Dentistry at New York University. He is a member of the Administrative Board of the ADEA Council of Deans, and will chair the Implant Workshop at the Council of Deans meeting in November. Despite the best efforts of ded ...


India hot spot for dental nirvana FEBRUARY 14, 2005 KALPANA JAIN TIMES NEWS NETWORK NEW DELHI: Meditation seems to gel well with medication: designer smiles, fresh crowns and firm implants promise a refashioned nirvana for an increasing number of people from foreign shores as dentistry gets a new edge in India with state-of-the art equipment and multi-speciality centres. India seems to be emerging as a new destination for people who want specialised and expensive dental treatments such ...


India would become leader in nano-technology in 5 yrs Bio-chips developed through this technology could be used for retina correction, dental implants and also to activate the neurons in brain March 14, 2005 Cybernoon COIMBATORE (PTI): With bio-info-nano technologies expected to be the base for the future development, India is making efforts to come out with devices using nano-technology, including health and industrial applications, a senior scientist in the Defence Research and Developmen ...


Influence of a Cyclic RGD Peptide on MAP Kinases Signaling Pathways S. PALLU1, M. DARD2, A. JONCZYK3, and J. AMÉDÉE1, 1 INSERM U-443, Université Bordeaux 2, France, 2 Biomet-Merck Biomaterials, Darmstadt, Germany, 3 Merck Preclinical Research, Darmstadt, Germany 2003 IADR Objectives: Osseointegration of bone substitutes materials can be improved if the implants are supplemented with autologuous osteoblastic cells. RGD-containing peptides contribute to stimulate pro-adhesive properties of mat ...


Influence of Cortical Anchorage on Implant Mobility 27 June 2003 T. SUMIKAWA1, K. SARATANI2, T. KAWAZOE2, H. OKA3, and S.G. SHI4, 1 Graduate School, Osaka Dental University, Japan, 2 Osaka Dental University, Japan, 3 Okayama University Medical School, Japan, 4 306 Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China IADR Objectives: Several authors have suggested that cortical anchorage is important to implant stability by studies of stress distribution. However, there were few studies which investigated influe ...


Influence of implant microstructure on the osseointegration of immediate implants placed in periodontally infected sites. A histomorphometric study in dogs. 2004 February Novaes AB Jr, Papalexiou V, Grisi MF, Souza SS, Taba M Jr, Kajiwara JK. PubMed The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of implant microstructure on the osseointegration of immediate implants placed into infected sites. During 12 weeks, periodontitis was induced in six dogs in the areas of the first to fourth man ...


Influence of marginal bone resorption on stress around an implant a three-dimensional finite element analysis April 2005 E. KITAMURA*, R. STEGAROIU*, S. NOMURA* & O. MIYAKAWA Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Volume 32 Issue 4 Page 279 summary Average marginal bone resorption of about 1 mm after the first year of functional loading, which is followed by an annual loss of approximately 0·1 mm, has been reported in stable implants. However, finite element analyses on bone stress around implan ...


Influence of occlusal forces on stress distribution in preloaded dental implant screws April 2004 By Ibrahim Alkan, PhD, Atilla Sertgöz, PhD and Bülent Ekici, PhD Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Statement of problem Abutment and prosthetic loosening of single and multiple screw-retained, implant-supported fixed partial dentures is a concern. Purpose The purpose of th ...


Influence of Superstructure Materials on Strain Around an Implant Under 2 Loading Conditions: A Technical Investigation September/October 2004 Roxana Stegaroiu, DDS, PhD/Ameen Khraisat, BDS, PhD/Shuichi Nomura, DDS, PhD/Osamu Miyakawa, BE, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: This investigation was concerned with the effect of 3 superstructure materials on the strain around an implant under static and nonimpact dynamic loading. Materials and Methods: Five highly filled composite resin–venee ...


Influence of the 3-D bone-to-implant relationship on esthetics. 2005 Apr Grunder U, Gracis S, Capelli M. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. PubMed There are biologic limits of the soft tissue dimension around implants; therefore, the limiting factor for the esthetic result of implant therapy is the bone level at the implant site. Clinicians must focus on the 3-D bone-to-implant relationship to establish the basis for an ideal and harmonic soft tissue situation that is stable over a long p ...


Influence of the Microgap in the Peri-Implant Hard and Soft Tissues: A Histomorphometric Study in Dogs Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 10 Oates, Thomas W. Jr. DDS, PhD§ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. We have made tremendous progress in our ability to use dental implants. This is no more evident than by the increasing emphasis placed on esthetics in implant therapy, and implant esthetics is becoming increasingly dependent upon soft tissue contours. This leads to the questio ...


Informatics Challenges in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials December, 2003 D. Rekow Adv Dent Res Both tissue engineering and biomaterials have made tremendous strides recently, yet major questions remain unanswered. Tissue-engineered products have come to the market; others are in development. A fundamental issue that informatics could address for tissue engineering is to describe and to predict the cascade of biochemical and cellular reactions that occur as a function of time and impla ...


Infrared laser light reduces loading time of dental implants: a Raman spectroscopic study 2005 Feb;23 Lopes CB, Pinheiro AL, Sathaiah S, Duarte J, Cristinamartins M. Photomed Laser Surg. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess, through near-infrared Raman spectroscopy (NIRS), the incorporation of hydroxyapatite of calcium (CHA; approximately 960 cm(1))--on the healing bone around dental implants submitted or not to low-level laser therapy (LLLT) (lambda830 nm). BACKGROUND DATA: The pr ...


Initial Implant Position Determines the Magnitude of Crestal Bone Remodeling April 2004 By Gary A. Hartman and David L. Cochran Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The ability to predict the amount of bone remodeling around implants is important for a stable and predictable esthetic result. The purpose of this study was to investigate the amount of radiographic bo ...


Initial Subgingival Colonization of ‘Pristine’ Pockets 2005 M. Quirynen, R. Vogels, M. Pauwels, A.D. Haffajee, S.S. Socransky, N.G. Uzel, and D. van Steenberghe Journal of Dental Research 84(4):340-344, 2005 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The treatment of periodontitis/peri-implantitis involves the reduction/eradication of periopathogens. After therapy, beneficial and pathogenic species recolonize the subgin ...


Injury to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve During Implant Placement: A Formula for Protection of the Patient and Clinician September/October 2004 Philip Worthington, MD, DDS, BSc Quintessence Publishing This article concerns the problem of nerve damage associated with implant placement in the posterior mandible. The causes are discussed, with particular emphasis on intrusion of the drill or implant into the nerve canal. Recommendations are made to help the practitioner avoid this too-common complication.


Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life 13-May-2005 By Megan Fellman Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill. --- By mimicking an adhesive protein secreted by mussels and a polymer that repels cells and proteins, researchers at Northwestern University have designed a versatile new two-sided coating that could breathe life into medical implants. Currently the longevity of certain medical implants suffers because bacteria, cells and proteins in the body gradually accumula ...


Innovative Implant Design: Crestal Bone Response to 36 Months 26 June 2003 H.F. MORRIS, and S. OCHI, Department Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI, USA IADR OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical performance on an innovative implant design (Ankylos) over a period of 36 months in a multicenter, multidisciplinary clinical study. This implant design does not have threads at top of implant to engage cortical bone, threads are designed to engage trabecular bone. Crestal Bone response was one of the varia ...


Intentional Angulation of an Implant to Avoid a Pneumatized Maxillary Sinus: A Case Report March 2004 By Terry J. Lim, DMD, Dip Prostho, FRCD(C); Anna Csillag, DDS, Dip Oral Rad, FRCD(C); Tassos Irinakis, DDS, Dip Perio, MSc; Adi Nokiani, BSc, DMD; Colin B. Wiebe, DDS, Dip Perio, MSc, FRCD(C) Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. A b s t r a c t This case report describes placement of an implant in the posterior maxilla ...


Inter-disciplinary dentistry persists as a challenge for rural dentists February, 2005 Yvonne Hanley, DDS Dental Economics Imagine yourself surrounded by beautiful mountains and fabulous fly-fishing streams. Imagine a practice filled with rural residents enjoying such a setting. Some of my close friends have such practices. If you will, imagine the place where I live in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, with 100 resorts on more than 1,000 lakes where fishing, boating, hunting, and cross-countr ...


Interactive imaging for implant planning, placement, and prosthesis construction. September 2004 Stephen M. Parel, DDS,* and R. Gilbert Triplett, DDS, PhD† Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2004 Sep;62(9 Suppl 2):41-7. You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: This review describes a new interactive imaging program that allows computed tomography (CT) images to be used to virtually place dental implan ...


Interocclusal record for fixed implant-supported prosthesis December 2004 Omid Savabi, DDS, MS and Farahnaz Nejatidanesh, DDS, MS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 92 • Number 6 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The accurate transfer of the position of implants to the definitive cast involves clinical and laboratory techniques.1-5 However, making a correct interocclusal record may be challenging in certain clinical situations. The correct maxillomand ...


Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different types of dental implants. 2005 Jan 25 Esposito M, Coulthard P, Thomsen P, Worthington H. Department of Biomaterials and Department of Prosthetic Dentistry/Dental Material Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, PO Box 412, Medicinaregatan 8B, Goteborg, SWEDEN, SE-405 30. PubMed - in process Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD003815 BACKGROUND: Dental implants are available in different materials, shapes and w ...


Intraoperative Computerized Navigation for Flapless Implant Surgery and Immediate Loading in the Edentulous Mandible January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Nardy Casap, DMD, MD/Eyal Tarazi, DMD/Alon Wexler, DMD/Uri Sonnenfeld, DMD/Joshua Lustmann, DMD Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Computerized navigation surgery has evolved to facilitate minimally invasive procedures, the gold standard of surgery today. While flapless implant surgery may be clinical ...


Intraoral autogenous block onlay bone grafting for extensive reconstruction of atrophic maxillary alveolar ridges. April 2005 Schwartz-Arad D, Levin L. J Periodontol. 2005 Apr;76(4):636-41. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Background: Endosseous implants require sufficient bone volume for complete bone coverage. Alveolar defi- ciency can prevent ideal implant placement. Local bone grafts are a convenie ...


Ion implantation: surface treatment for improving the bone integration of titanium and Ti6Al4V dental implants February 2003 Miguel A. de Maeztu, J. Iñaki Alava, Cosme Gay-Escoda Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 14 Issue 1 Page 57 - February 2003 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Ion implantation: surface treatment for improving the bone integration of titanium and Ti6Al4V dental implants Miguel A. de Maeztu, J. Iñaki Alava, Cosme Gay-Escoda Abstract: Dental implants subjected to ...


Is Smoking a Risk Factor for Implant Long-term Prognosis ? G.E. ROMANOS, K. LAKKOS, and G.-H. NENTWIG, Dental School Frankfurt, Germany March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Smoking has been defined as a high risk factor for the prognosis of periodontally involved teeth Lit.) because it is associated with alveolar bone loss and attachment loss as well as pocket formation (Obeid and Bercy, 2000). Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the periimplant condition of Ankylos implants (F ...


Israeli dental robot makes implants less painful, less expensive April 17, 2005 By Allison Kaplan Sommer ISRAEL21c.org A new Israeli start-up wants to put a robot in your mouth. The company, Rehovot-based Tactile Technologies, recently obtained US Food and Drug Administration marketing approval for its novel dental implant location software. The software is a three-dimensional surgery planning solution, which will soon be marketed in the U.S. The company's flagship product, which is in t ...


Israeli dental robot makes implants less painful, less expensive April 17, 2005 By Allison Kaplan Sommer Israel21C A new Israeli start-up wants to put a robot in your mouth. The company, Rehovot-based Tactile Technologies, recently obtained US Food and Drug Administration marketing approval for its novel dental implant location software. The software is a three-dimensional surgery planning solution, which will soon be marketed in the U.S. The company's flagship product, which is in the ...


Israeli project develops novel solution to dry mouth February 27, 2005 By David Brinn ISRAEL21c.org Most of us may suffer dry mouth from time to time. But for 80 million people in the developed world who suffer from the condition - technically known as xerostomia - it is a permanent condition caused by a lack of lubrication in the mouth Now an Israeli undertaking - under the project name Saliwell - has developed a removable device called the GenNarino that stimulate saliva production thro ...


It's 1-2-3, cheese June 23, 2005 By MAYRAV SAAR The Sun Herald SANTA ANA, Calif. - A dollar under the pillow isn't going to cut it when you're 37 and you've lost all your teeth. The Tooth Fairy simply can't make up not being able to eat tomatoes or being embarrassed by your own smile. So Raquel Gluck, now 69, chose to replace her bottom teeth with permanent dentures in 1999. The process involved several operations over nine months, but Gluck, who had continued to use removable dentures for ...


Italy Encourages Dental Technology Transfer To Malaysia May 24, 2005 Bernama.com KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- The Italian government's focus in recent years has been to encourage technology transfer, the setting up of joint ventures and the imparting of knowledge, especially in the dental sector to the Malaysian operators and not merely concentrating on enhancing bilateral trades, says Italian Trade Commissioner, Dr Massimo Tancredi. "We want to have a win-win situation in the long term ...


ITI Implant Use in Private Practice: Clinical Results with 5,526 Implants Followed Up to 72+ Months in Function May/June 2004 Paul A. Fugazzotto, DDS/James Vlassis, DDS/Bobby Butler, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: To evaluate the success and failure rates over time of ITI implants placed in 3 private practices and used in a variety of clinical situations. Materials and Methods: ITI solid-screw implants (n = 5,526) were placed in 3 private practices and restored by a variety of clinicia ...


ITI implants and Dolder bars in the treatment of large traumatic defect of mandible: a clinical report December 2004 Murat Aydn 1 , Aye Ylmaz 2 , Bülent Kâtibolu 3 , Elif Pak Tunç 1 Dental Traumatology Volume 20 Issue 6 Page 348 - December 2004 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract The development of more sophisticated implant techniques to produce satisfying results improves the precise planning of both the surgical phase of the implantation and the following prosthetic rehabilitatio ...


Labyrinthine Concussion and Positional Vertigo After Osteotome Site Preparation June 2004 Flanagan, Dennis DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 129-132 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract An incident of positional vertigo associated with osteotome technique for installation of multiple maxillary dental implants is reported. The symptoms resolved after 2 weeks with restricted physical activity and prohibition of lifting. There is a disc ...


Laser tech may aid root canal recovery 8 March 2005 by Syane Roy, Contributing Writer Washington Square News A professor in NYU's College of Dentistry has created new technology for a dental implant that can reduce healing time by up to six months and could potentially revolutionize the world of medical devices. Dr. John Ricci, assistant professor in the department of biomaterials and biomimetics, developed an implant, laser engraved with "microgrooves" that more or less correspond to the ...


Laser therapy accelerates initial attachment and subsequent behaviour of human oral fibroblasts cultured on titanium implant material: A scanning electron microscopic and histomorphometric analysis April 2005 Khadra M, Kasem N, Lyngstadaas SP, Haanæs HR, Mustafa K. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 168-175(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of low-l ...


Late Radiographic Bone Loss around Osseointegrated Dental Implants 27 June 2003 M. HULTIN, M. KOHZU, and A. GUSTAFSSON, Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Odontology, Huddinge, Sweden IADR Objectives: The aim of the present study was primarily to relate marginal bone loss around osseointegrated dental implants to gender, jaw and loading time. Our secondary aim was to evaluate if marginal bone loss was associated with individual implants or with a patient associated trait. Methods: The stud ...


Levels of bacteria in plaque beneath the gum line may increase risk for heart attacks May 19, 2005 EurekAlert The American Academy of Periodontology Researchers warn: don't let your mouth pollute your clean heart Chicago, IL – May 19, 2005 - Researchers have found evidence that the amount of bacteria in subgingival plaques, the deep plaques in periodontal pockets and around the teeth, may contribute to an individual's risk of a heart attack, according to two studies appearing the Journal o ...


Lever-arm and mini-implant system for anterior torque control during retraction in lingual orthodontic treatment. 2005 Jan Hong RK, Heo JM, Ha YK. Angle Orthod. 2005 Jan;75(1):129-41. PubMed Anterior torque control during retraction is difficult to achieve with lingual orthodontic treatment. This article describes the use of a lever-arm and mini-implant system as absolute anchorage for controlled retraction of the anterior teeth during lingual orthodontic treatment and evaluates 2 protrusio ...


Load and Stress Distribution Analysis in Implant Supported Partial Restorations (June 16-17, 2005) J. NISSAN1, O. GHELFAN2, D. ASSIF2, and M. GROSS2, 1 Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2 Tel-Aviv University, Haifa, Israel IADR Transfer of excessive loads to implants and their supporting tissue may influence the long-term success of implant supported restorations. Objectives: Analysis of load transfer and stress distribution of implant supported fixed partial dentures. Methods: Four dif ...


Load Transfer Characteristics of Craniofacial Implant Systems 27 June 2003 T. OGANESYAN, A.A. CAPUTO, and R. NISHIMURA, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, USA IADR Objectives: The success of osseointegrated craniofacial implants is dependent upon the establishment and maintenance of an adequate bone-implant interface capable of withstanding functional stresses and upon the health of the peri-implant soft tissues. The bone-implant interface is influenced by the transfer and distributi ...


Load Transfer with Staggered Buccal-Lingual Implant Placement Including Wide-diameter Implants 27 June 2003 H. ITOH1, A.A. CAPUTO2, T. SASAKI1, T. KUROE3, and H. NAKAHARA4, 1 Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2 UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, USA, 3 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sapporo, Japan, 4 Miyagi National Hospital, Japan IADR Objectives: Previous studies by the authors did not demonstrate a biomechanical advantage to a staggered 1.5 mm buccal and lingual of ...


Local application of rhTGF-beta2 modulates dynamic gene expression in a rat implant model. 2005 Mar 24; [Epub ahead of print] De Ranieri A, Virdi AS, Kuroda S, Shott S, Dai Y, Sumner DR. Bone PubMed Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Various anabolic agents, including transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), have been shown to enhance intramembranous bone regeneration and strengthen the mechanical connect ...


Local Dentists Offer Teeth-in-an-Hour 4/20/2005 First Coast News JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Two Jacksonville dentists are among the first in the country to offer "Teeth-in-an-Hour." This month, doctors performed the first of its kind surgery on a Jacksonville man who has been wearing dentures for eight years and looking for a more permanent solution. "It's not the same as having normal teeth," says Tim Kaufman. Kaufman underwent a full lower jaw restoration and was eating just minutes after his n ...


Localized Maxillary Ridge Augmentation With a Block Allograft for Dental Implant Placement: Case Reports September 2003 Leonetti, Joseph A. DMD*; Koup, Richard DMD. Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, Paoli, Pennsylvania. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Joseph A. Leonetti, DMD 21 Industrial Boulevard Suite 100 Paoli, PA 19301 Phone: (610) 644-6497 Abstract TOP Autogenous block bone grafts have been highly succes ...


Localized Ridge Augmentation/Preservation. A Systematic Review December 2003 Joseph P. Fiorellini and Marc L. Nevins American Academy of Periodontology Abstract Background: Osseointegrated implants have been documented as efficacious, however, their placement may be contraindicated in some patients due to insufficient bone volume. Techniques such as guided bone regeneration (GBR), immediate implantation, and distraction osteogenesis (DO) have been utilized as ridge enhancement therapie ...


Long Term Implant Success Evaluation (June 16-17, 2005) D. SCHWARTZ-ARAD, R. HERTZBERG, and L. LEVIN, Tel-Aviv University, Israel IADR Objectives: In 1986, Albrektsson et al. suggested implant success criteria regarding, among other parameters, marginal bone loss. These criteria are still frequently referred to as the “gold standard” for implant success. However, recently the abundance of data regarding marginal bone loss, and a better understanding of bone and soft tissue behavior around th ...


Long-term Bone Response to Titanium Implants Coated with Thin Radiofrequent Magnetron-Sputtered Hydroxyapatite in Rabbits July/August 2004 Shams Mohammadi, DDS, PhD/Marco Esposito, DDS, PhD/Jan Hall, MSc/Lena Emanuelsson/Anatol Krozer, PhD/Peter Thomsen, MD, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The present study was designed to investigate the long-term bone response around machined screw-type uncoated and calcium phosphate (CaP) –coated commercially pure titanium implants. Materials and Me ...


Long-term implant survival in the grafted maxilla: results of a 12-year retrospective study December 2004 Yerit KC, Posch M, Hainich S, Turhani D, Klug C, Wanschitz F, Wagner A, Watzinger F, Ewers R. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 693-699(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the long-term outcome of implant insertion in the augmented severely at ...


Long-term results and survival rate of implants treated with guided bone regeneration: a 5-year case series prospective study June 2005 Blanco, Juan 1; Alonso, Angel 2; Sanz, Mariano 3 Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 294-301(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: One of the key factors for attaining osseointegration is the presence of an adequate osseous volume. In patients with inadequate osseous wid ...


Long-term results with different bone substitutes used for sinus floor elevation. January 2004 Velich N, Nemeth Z, Toth C, Szabo G. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 15(1):38-41 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text. Abstract: One of the surgical procedures preceding implantation is elevation of the base of the maxillary sinus. Numerous bone substituting materials (grafts) may be used for this purpose, including autogenous bone, heterografts, xe ...


Long-term stability of autogenous bone grafts following combined application with guided bone regeneration April 2005 Donos N, Kostopoulos L, Tonetti M, Karring T. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 133-139(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of the study was to compare the long-term stability of membranous and endochondral autogenous bone grafts with or without combined application of guided ...


Long-term Study Using TPS-SteriOss® Implants in Partially Edentulous Patients M. VOGELER, U. HELD, T. GERDS, and J.R. STRUB, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objective: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the success rates of TPS-SteriOss® implants. Methods: Two-hundred and sixty-two two-stage TPS-SteriOss® implants were placed in 82 partial edentulous patients. Radiographic evaluation started at the insertion of t ...


Long-Term Success of Sinus Augmentation Using A Synthetic Alloplast: A 20 Patients, 7 Years Clinical Report March 2005 Butz, Stan J. BDS*; Huys, Luc W.J. LTH, BDS DDS, DSc† Implant Dentistry: Volume 14(1) March 2005 pp 36-42 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, PO Box 2178, Knysna, South Africa. †Private practice, Ten Putte 27, 8200 Brugge 2, Belgium and A.Z. Koningin Fabiola, 8370 Blankenberge, Belgium Reprint requests and correspondence to:; Luc W. J. Huys, LTH, BDS, DDS, ...


Long-Term Treatment Costs Associated with Implant-Supported Mandibular Prostheses in Edentulous Patients 2005 Nikolai J. Attard, BChD, MSc, PhD/George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)/Audrey Laporte, MA, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics March/April Volume 18, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The study’s aim was to report long-term costs in edentulous patients treated with mandib ...


Long-term treatment outcomes in edentulous patients with implant overdentures: The Toronto Study February 2005 • Volume 93 • Number 2 N.J. Attard G.A. Zarb The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Purpose Few long-term studies on overdentures report both implant and prosthodontic outcomes. The aim of this prospective study was to report long-term prosthodontic- and implant-related treatment outcomes of patients treated with design-specific implant-supported overdentures. Materials and methods ...


Longterm effect of sonic toothbrush on periimplant tissues and microbiota R. JURIC1, B. SIMONCIC1, K. SEME2, A. KANSKY2, and B. SOTOSEK3, 1 Simed zobozdravstvo d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2 Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3 Oralna kirurgija, Ljubljana, Slovenia March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: This 4 year prospective clinical study investigated the effect of Sonicare® sonic toothbrush vs. manual toothbrush on periimplant soft tissue condition and periimpla ...


Macrophages Related to Dental Implant Failure March 2003 Olmedo, Daniel DDS, PhD*; Fernández, María Marta DDS**; Guglielmotti, María Beatriz DDS***; Cabrini, Rómulo Luis MD, PhD† Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 75-80 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Assistant Researcher, Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Buenos Aires and Histology Department, School of Dentistry, University of Córdoba, Argentina. **Assistant Researcher, Department of Oral Patho ...


Mahwah lands high-tech dental center Apr. 03, 2005 PRASHANT GOPAL CentreDaily.com MAHWAH, N.J. - The township of Mahwah is becoming a magnet for dentists. At Nobel Biocare's new high-tech dental crown manufacturing and training center off Route 17, the company plans to train tens of thousands of dentists and lab technicians a year. It also will produce about a million custom-made caps annually. The Swedish company, which is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, bridges and ceramic cro ...


Maintaining Vector Control During Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis: A Technical Note September/October 2004 Alan S. Herford, DDS, MD/Franco Audia, DDS, MS Quintessence Publishing Distraction osteogenesis is a predictable method for restoring missing tissue prior to implant placement. However, pull from the soft tissue can alter the desired direction of the distraction. This article describes and illustrates techniques that are useful for maintaining the desired vector during alveolar distraction osteogenesis. These methods can prevent the need for further intervention and allow for ideal placement of endosseous dental implants without compromising results.


Maintenance of osseointegration utilizing insulin therapy in a diabetic rat model. 2005 Apr Kwon PT, Rahman SS, Kim DM, Kopman JA, Karimbux NY, Fiorellini JP. J Periodontol. PubMed Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Background: Normal wound healing processes have been shown to be altered in diabetes, and the effect of the diabetes on bone-to-implant contact (BIC) once osseointegration has been established is still unknown. Th ...


Maintenance requirements of implant-supported fixed prostheses opposed by implant-supported fixed prostheses, natural teeth, or complete dentures: A 5-year retrospective study. February 2004 By D. M. Davis, M. E. Packer, R. M. Watson Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) • Volume 91 • Number 2 • p194 to p194 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to compare th ...


Management of the Implant Periapical Lesion: A Case Report March 2003 Oh, Tae-Ju DDS, MS*; Yoon, Joongkyo DDS, PhD**; Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MSD*** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 41-46 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI. **Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Yonsei University School of Dentistry, Seoul, South Korea; Private ...


Mandible reconstruction using a 2-phase transport disc distraction osteogenesis: A case report February 2005 Lee M. Whitesides, DMD, MMSc * * Robert C. Wunderle, DDS † Cesar Guerrero, DDS ‡ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Reconstruction of hard and soft tissue defects of the mandible created by ablative tumor surgery or trauma presents the reconstructive surgeon with a plethora of challenges. Because the mandible is the focal point of the lower one third of the face, i ...


Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis for Endosseous Dental Implants March 2005 By David A. Walker, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. A b s t r a c t Patients with complete or partial edentulism who have insufficient bone for endosseous dental implant treatment present a challenge for the dental practitioner. Alveolar distraction osteogenesis is a technique for creating bone and soft tissue, without the ...


Mandibular Fracture as a Complication of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Transposition and Placement of Endosseous Implants: A Case Report September 2003 Karlis, Vasiliki DMD, MD*; Bae, Richard D. DDS**; Glickman, Robert S. DMD*** *Associate Professor, Program Director, Advanced Education Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center (NYU/BHC), New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), New York, New York. **Resident, Department of Ora ...


Mandibular Implant Overdentures: The Standard of Care March 1, 2004 Shawn Heggie Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The edentulous patient presents a treatment challenge to each dental practitioner that has often been resolved inadequately. The ultimate goal is to restore the patient to a level of satisfactory function. This is a serious task considering the fact that if we extrapolate American figures to the Canadian population, it can be estima ...


Mandibular overdentures supported by two or four endosseous implants February 2005 Anita Visser1, Gerry M. Raghoebar1, Henny J. A. Meijer1,2, Rutger H. K. Batenburg3 and Arjan Vissink1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 19 Blackwell Synergy Objective: The aim of this 5-year prospective comparative study was to evaluate treatment outcome (survival rate, condition of hard and soft peri-implant tissues, patient satisfaction, prosthetic and surgical aftercare) of mandibul ...


MANIPULATION OF THE PERI-IMPLANT TISSUE FOR BETTER MAINTENANCE: A PERIODONTAL PERSPECTIVE June 2003 By Mohamed A. Maksoud, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Enhancement of peri-implant soft tissue is an essential factor in implant survival. As in periodontal tissue, the integrity of the attached gingiva, plus gingival contour, color, shape, size, consistency, and bleeding upon probing, is an indicator of bacterial activ ...


Many Are Choosing Dental Implants March 18, 2005 WNBC.com No matter how well you take care of your teeth -- and many of us don't -- millions of Americans will end up at the dentist for one reason or another. As gum disease, decay and other problems take their toll, people start to lose teeth. "It seems as I'm getting older, my teeth are falling apart and they're kind of falling apart all at once," said Maureen Woodroffe, a dental implant patient. What Woodroffe and a growing number of pa ...


Marginal Bone Loss Pattern Around HydroxyapatiteCoated Versus Commercially Pure Titanium Implants After up to 12 Years of Follow-up Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD/Ofer Mardinger, DMD/Liran Levin, DMD/Avital Kozlovsky, DMD/Avraham Hirshberg, MD, DMD Year 2005 The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the marginal bone loss (MBL), complications, and 12-year survival rates of commercially pure titanium (cpTi) and hydroxyapati ...


Material Evaluation for a Novel Dental Implant Design J.R. PIASCIK1, J.Y. THOMPSON1, and D. MCDEVITT2, 1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2 Incumed Incorporated, Raleigh, NC, USA 2004 IADR Objective: To investigate a novel dental implant design that utilizes a biocompatible polymer sheath. This design incorporates technology found in orthopedic implants used for sports medicine injuries. For dental applications, a polymer sheath would be screwed into prepared bone and an impla ...


Maxillary Anterior Esthetic Extractions with Delayed Single Stage Implant Placement Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 8-9 Dyer, Scott R. DMD Section Editor(s): Cagna, David R. DMD*; Dyer, Scott R. DMD**; Hartman, Gary A. DDS, MS***; Loughlin, Robert M. DDS†; Mills, Michael P. DMD, MS‡; Oates, Thomas W. Jr., DDS, PhD§ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins The objective of this article is to describe several surgical and restorative techniques employed to aid in developing an esthetic an ...


Maxillary lateral incisor implants: Planning with the aid of orthodontics September 2004 Vincent G. Kokich, DDS, MSD * * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Implants are commonly used to replace congenitally missing lateral incisors in adolescent orthodontic patients. However, these restorations are often challenging for the orthodontist, surgeon, and restorative dentist. In some patients the space across the alveolar crest is too narrow to permit the surgeon to plac ...


Maxillary Reconstruction with a Fibula Osteoseptocutaneous Free Flap and Simultaneous Insertion of Osseointegrated Dental Implants. April 1, 2004. Chang, Yang-Ming D.D.S.; Coskunfirat, O. Koray M.D.; Wei, Fu-Chan M.D.; Tsai, Chi-Ying D.D.S.; Lin, Hsiu-Na Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 113(4):1140-1145 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: The fibula osteoseptocutaneous flap is a good option for recons ...


Maxillary reconstruction with the free fibula flap. 2005 Peng X, Mao C, Yu GY, Guo CB, Huang MX, Zhang Y. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 May;115(6):1562-9. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of using the free fibula flap in the reconstruction of maxillary defects. METHODS: Thirty-four consecutive cases of maxillary reconstruction with the ...


Maxillary Single-Stage Immediate-Load Microthreaded Implants at 2 Years R.A. YUKNA, S. VASTARDIS, and E.T. MAYER, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objective: Evaluate Ti-O-blasted dental implants (DI) with microthreads in the coronal portion (AstraTech) in a single-stage immediate loading technique in edentulous maxillae after 2 years in function. Methods: At 4 international centers, patients received 1-stage DI placement, then used a relined m ...


Maxillary sinus and ridge augmentations using a surface-derived autogenous bone graft. December 2004 Peleg M, Garg AK, Misch CM, Mazor Z. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to describe a new technique and the anatomic sites for cutting and harvesting bone for grafting applications. A handheld instrument is described that cuts and collects thin shavings of bone from ...


MAXILLARY SINUS AUGMENTATION WITH A SYNTHETIC CELL-BINDING PEPTIDE: HISTOLOGICAL AND HISTOMORPHOMETRICAL RESULTS IN HUMANS November 6, 2004 By Marco Degidi, MD, DDS, Maurizio Piattelli, MD, DDS, Antonio Scarano, DDS, Giovanna Iezzi, DDS, Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Bone substitutes should be used when sufficient amounts of autologous bone cannot be harvested from intraoral donor sites. P-15 ...


Maxillary sinus augmentation with deproteinated bovine bone and platelet rich plasma with simultaneous insertion of endosseous implants February 2003 Arlene RodriguezDDS, MD* George E. AnastassovMD, DDS† Ho LeeDDS, MD‡ Daniel BuchbinderDMD, MD§ Hope WettanDDS¶ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose: To investigate the clinical applicability of using deproteinated bovine bone mixed with autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human maxillary sinus augment ...


Maxillary Sinus Elevation for Implant Placement Using Calcium Sulfate With and Without DFDBA: Six Cases September 2004 Andreana, Sebastiano DDS, MS*; Cornelini, Roberto MD, DDS†; Edsberg, Laura E. PhD‡; Natiella, Joseph R. DDS§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 270-277 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. †Visiting Professor, Department of Restorative Dent ...


Maxillary sinus elevation surgery: an overview. December 2003 Kaufman E. Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry 2003;15(5):272-82 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Maxillary sinus elevation surgery was developed to increase the height of bone available for implant placement in the posterior maxilla. The efficacy and predictability of this procedure have been determined in numerous studies. The basi ...


Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation: Review of Anatomy and Two Techniques March 2004 Woo, I. MS, DDS; Le, B. T. DDS, MD Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 28-32 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract A review of maxillary sinus floor elevation as an integral part of restoring the posterior maxilla is discussed. The related anatomy of the area and the current techniques available are reviewed. The classic lateral antrostomy pioneered by Tatum ap ...


Maxillary sinus reconstruction with calvarium bone grafts and endosseous implants. March 2004 Iturriaga MT, Ruiz CC. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Mar;62(3):344-7. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were 1) to evaluate the survival rate for implants placed in maxillary sinuses augmented with autogenous calvarium bone graft and 2) to evaluate the feasibility, complica ...


Mechanical Strength of Implant Body Related to Improper Occlusal Load and Embedded Depth 26 June 2003 F. WATANABE1, S. KOMASTU, and Y. HATA, 1 Nippon Dental University, Niigata, Japan IADR Objectives:Although implant body is rarely fractured in clinical usage, if it has occurred it would be more harmful to the patient. The largest cause of implant fracture may be considered improper occlusal load deviated from an axis of an implant. The purpose of this study is to investigate the mechanism o ...


Medical conditions affecting the success of dental implants. 2004 Oct Marder MZ. PubMed The development of endosseous implants has proven to be one of the most significant benefits dentistry has offered its patients to restore predictable oral function and improve their quality of life. There do exist however, some whose medical condition or medications preclude the successful placement and retention of fixtures. Over the years the number of these compromising situations has decreased, and w ...


Medical House scoops awards 14 April 2005 Yorkshire Post Today The Medilink Yorkshire and Humber Healthcare Business Awards featured winners including Medical House, the Sheffield firm which has developed a needle-free drug delivery system, which amongst other applications, allows diabetics to avoid using needles to administer insulin. The awards ceremony was held at the Magna Centre in South Yorkshire and was supported by the Yorkshire Post. Medical House won the innovation award for its i ...


Meshing Better Dental Implants December, 2004 by Karen Whichard Desktop Engineering Magazine Advanced meshing technology crunches down on development cycles. While military applications and crash simulations have long been hot areas for computational solid mechanics, advanced computer software is bringing biomechanics—with its highly complex structures and morphologies—deeper into the fold. Research in cell behavior, the nervous system, and even dental implants and fillings are all be ...


Method for developing an optimal emergence profile using heat-polymerized provisional restorations for single-tooth implant-supported restorations March 2004 Daniel C.T. Macintosh, DDSa* and Mark Sutherland, BSc, DDSb Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract This article describes a method for creating an improved emergence profile with single-tooth, implant-supported restorat ...


Methods of reconstructing alveolar ridges prior to implant placement August 2003 By Alan Herford, DDS, MD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Supplement 1 • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p102 to p102 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Common causes of alveolar defects include bone resorption due to loss of teeth, infection, trauma, or congenital origin. There may be insufficient height or width of re ...


Microbiological and clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction for two treatment options in the edentulous lower jaw after 10 years of function June 2005 Quirynen M, Alsaadi G, Pauwels M, Haffajee A, van Steenberghe D, Naert I. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 277-287(11) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Background: Long-term data on microbiological and clinical outcome as well as on patient satisfa ...


Microleakage of the Interface between Implant and Abutment of Five Different Implant Systems during a Five-year Simulation of Dynamic Loading in a Chewing Simulator L. STEINEBRUNNER, S. WOLFART, K. BÖßMANN, K. LUDWIG, and M. KERN, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany 2003 IADR Objectives: Microbial leakage and bacterial colonisation of the inner part of implants might clinical cause inflammatory reactions in the peri-implant tissues. To analyze this, microbial leakage at the ...


Migration of implants into the maxillary sinus: two clinical cases. March - April 2005 Galindo P, Sanchez-Fernandez E, Avila G, Cutando A, Fernandez JE. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2005 Mar-Apr;20(2):291-5. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Invasion of the maxillary sinus is a relatively frequent complication in dental implant treatment of patients with inadequate bone height in the posterior maxill ...


Mini Dental Implants in Human Long-Term Fixed Prosthetic Function 11 March 2005 B.E. BALKIN, J.H. DIAZ, J. YANG, and T.E. RAMS, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, USA IADR Objectives: Small 1.8 mm diameter screw dental implants were originally employed for transitional anchorage of provisional dental prosthesis for periods of only several months after their surgical placement. This pilot study examined the outcome with digital subtraction radiography of human mini denta ...


Mini dental implants: An alternative to conventional fixtures August 2003 By Steven Sullivan, DDS Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Supplement 1 • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p117b to p118 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Conventional endosseous fixtures serve a vital role in the stabilization of prostheses in the edentulous patient. There are factors associated with conventional fixtures, incl ...


Minimum Number of Implants for Occlusal Support in Edentulous Mandible H. YAMAMOTO, Y. MAEDA, M. SOGO, and S. MURAKAMI, Osaka University, Japan March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The objective of our study was to find out the minimum number of implants and their location to restore the occlusal support in edentulous patients. In this study, a three dimensional finite element edentulous mandible model was made to analyze the influence of the number and location of implants on the ...


Missing A Tooth? Dental Implants Provide Another Option April 29, 2005 WXII12.com If you're missing one or more teeth, you may be concerned about your appearance or have trouble eating foods you once enjoyed. In the past, dentures or bridgework were the only options. But they can be messy and uncomfortable. Now, patients are opting for a more permanent solution: dental implants. Latisha Davis was a struggling college student when she started having problems with a tooth. A dentist gave h ...


Mixed-effects Frailty Failure Time Methods to Estimate Dental Implant Survival S.-K. CHUANG1, L.-J. WEI2, and T.B. DODSON1, 1 Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA, 2 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA 2003 IADR Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify covariate effects associated with implant failure by applying clustered semi-parametric Cox proportional hazards frailty survival methods. To our knowledge, this method has no ...


Molecular and Biomechanical Characterization of Mineralized Tissue by Dental Pulp Cells on Titanium 2005 H. Nakamura, L. Saruwatari, H. Aita, K. Takeuchi, and T. Ogawa* Journal of Dental Research The Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry, 10833 Le Conte Avenue (B3-081 CHS), Box 951668, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668, USA; * corresponding author, tack@dent.ucla.edu The ...


Monitoring different implant platforms using cytokines and clinical markers 12 March 2005 E. MACHTEI, E. OVED-PELEG, and M. PELED, Rambam Med. Ctre, Haifa, Israel IADR There are several long-term comparisons between teeth and dental implants. Yet, evaluation of host response around dental implants, and its association with clinical parameters has seldom been done. Objectives: To compare the long-term periodontal health around natural teeth and dental implants with different restorative platf ...


Morphometric Analysis of Implant-Related Anatomy in Caucasian Skulls August 2004 By Rodrigo F. Neiva, Ricardo Gapski, and Hom-Lay Wang Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Sequelae related to implant placement/advanced bone grafting procedures are a result of injury to surrounding anatomic structures. Damage may not necessarily lead to implant failure; however, it i ...


Morphometric Analysis of Implant-Related Anatomy in Caucasian Skulls R.F. NEIVA, R. GAPSKI, and H.-L. WANG, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: This study aimed to describe morphological aspects and variations of the anatomy directly related to implant treatment. Methods: Morphometric analyzes were performed in 22 Caucasian skulls. Measurements of the mental foramen (MF) included height (MF-H), width (MF-W), and location in relation to other ...


MSC shifts gear into medicine Feb 24 2005 By John Revill The Birmingham Post Component-maker MCS is responding to increased cost down pressures in the automotive sector by moving into the medical-equipment market. The Worcestershire company, which is a second-tier supplier to companies such as German car maker BMW, Ford, Nissan and Rover, has set up a sister firm to help it diversify into the lucrative surgical segment. It now hopes to supply orthopaedic and dental implants with the sa ...


Mucosal and Radiographic Aspects During the Healing Period of Implants Placed in a One-Stage Procedure July/August 2003 Henny J. A. Meijer, DDS, PhD/Kees Heijdenrijk, DDS, PhD/Gerry M. Raghoebar, DDS, MD, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 4 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to compare peri-implant clinical and radiographic param ...


Multicenter Clinical Evaluation (FOCUS) of a Fluoride Modified Dental Implant C.M. STANFORD1, W. WAGNER2, R.R.Y. BAENA3, M. NORTON4, E. MCGLUMPHY5, T. BERGLUNDH6, J. SCHMIDT7, B. DELIN8, and P. ASPLUND8, 1 University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, 2 Universitats-zahnklinik Mainz, Germany, 3 University of Pavia, Italy, 4 Marquette University, London, United Kingdom, 5 Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 6 Goteborgs Universitet, Sweden, 7 private practice, Waukesha, WI, USA, 8 Astra Tech AB, Goteborg ...


Multicenter Retrospective Study of Implants Loaded with Functional Prostheses 8 Weeks After Insertion March 2005 Fradera, Alejandro Padrós PhD*; Roig, Esteban Padullés PhD†; Sesma, José Maria Arano PhD‡; Mayandía, Norbert Manzanares PhD†; Alvarez, Rosario Canedo PhD§; Amell, Xavier Amell PhD*; Roma, Enric Pedemonte PhD*; Gil Mur, F Javier PhD Implant Dentistry Abstract TOP A multicenter retrospective statistical study was carried out to evaluate whether functional prosthetic loading of an ...


Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach for Enhancement of Implant Esthetics March 2005 Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MSD*; Shotwell, Jeffrey L. DDS, MS†; Itose, Tatsumasa DDS‡; Neiva, Rodrigo F. DDS, MS Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP A team approach that includes different specialties from the initial stages of implant treatment is important to achieve predictable and esthetically pleasing outcomes in compromised dental replacement cases. This report describes a severely compromised case th ...


Narrow-Diameter Implants as Terminal Support for Occlusal Three-Unit FPDs: A Biomechanical Analysis Restorative Dentistry November/December 2004 Murat C. Çehreli, DDS, PhD/Kývanç Akça, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing The purpose of this study was to examine force transmissions of narrow-diameter ITI implants when used as a terminal support for freestanding three-unit fixed partial dentures (FPD). Photoelastic and strain-gauged models of two 4.1-mm-diameter solid-screw implants; a 3.3-mm r ...


National Institute of Dental Research’s TMJ Implant Registry and Repository J. FRICTON, S. MYERS, L. KEHL, J. LOOK, J. SWIFT, and P. CARLSON, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 2005 IADR The use of alloplastic implants in the TMJ has been controversial. An estimated 100,000 patients have received alloplastic TMJ implants nationally with complications and resultant implant failure being reported in many patients. As a result, in 1992, the FDA and the AAOMS recommended that all patients ...


Navigated vs. conventional implant insertion for maxillary single tooth replacement February 2005 Franz-Josef Kramer1, Carola Baethge2, Gwen Swennen1, Steffen Rosahl3 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 60 Blackwell Synergy A comparative in vitro study Abstract Introduction: Computer-guided navigation has proven a valuable tool in several surgical disciplines. During oral implant placement, its application is intended to accomplish optimal implant localization and to ...


Navigation surgery for dental implants: assessment of accuracy of the image guided implantology system. 2004 Sep Casap N, Wexler A, Persky N, Schneider A, Lustmann J. PubMed PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy of the navigation provided by the Image Guided Implantology system (DenX Advanced Dental Systems, Moshav Ora, Israel), which was designed to guide the surgeon in the placement of dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven jaw models incorporating special cer ...


New Dental Implant April 6, 2005 WOWT.com The Food and Drug Administration has just given the green light to a new fluoride-coated, dental implant. That's good news for patients who need a repair. Sandy Strouse hasn't always been a big fan of the dentist. Strouse says, "I had some bad experiences when I was younger and it stuck with me." For the past few years, she's been willing to brave the chair to save her smile. Dr. Scott Gradwell, a periodontist from Allentown, Pennsylvania says, ...


New dental implant design speeds healing February 8, 2005 PennWell Corporation A professor at New York University's College of Dentistry has come up with a new twist on dental implants that speeds healing, minimizes bone loss, and promotes longevity of the implant. Professor John Ricci's design for an implant, whose surface has been precisely engineered for stability, just recently received FDA approval and has just become widely available to dentists. Dr. Ricci, an associate professor of ...


New dental implant system doesn't slip and slide Mar. 22, 2005 KAREN SHIDELER Kansas City Star McPHERSON, Kan. - Wanda Phillips had potato soup for dinner that night. But she could have had steak and corn on the cob, with a sticky, chewy caramel for dessert. And her denture would have stayed in place. Because a few hours earlier, she'd gotten dental implants to hold the denture firmly. You read that right - a few hours after having dental implants, she was capable of eating steak and corn ...


New Dental Implants Build Bone, Speed Healing Apr 26, 2005 Mary Ann Childers CHICAGO (CBS 2) The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to a new fluoride-coated dental implant that may save smiles everywhere. The fluoride actually helps build bone and speeds healing. Sandy Strouse hasn’t always been a big fan of the dentist. “I had some bad experiences when I was younger and it stuck with me,” she said. But for the past few years, she’s been willing to brave the chair to sav ...


New formation of periodontal tissues around titanium implants in a novel dentin chamber model June 2005 Ates Parlar1, Dieter D. Bosshardt2, Berrin Ünsal1, Deniz Çetiner1, Cenk Haytaç3 and Niklaus P. Lang2 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 3 Page 259 Blackwell Synergy Abstract: Direct bone-to-implant contact, defined as 'osseointegration', is considered most optimal for long-term stability and survival of dental implants. However, the possibility of the formation of a toot ...


NEW PROSTHETIC RESTORATIVE FEATURES OF THE ANKYLOS IMPLANT SYSTEM June 2004 By Paul Weigl, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Problem: All oral implant systems rely on the abutment part of the implant to provide stability for the dental prosthetic. The Ankylos implant offers precisely machined, tapered-cone abutment (Morse taper) connection. This tapered abutment connection provides high resistance to bending and rotati ...


New research may yield natural tooth replacements February 17, 2005 By ROQUE GLENN OMANIO Redding.com When he was a child, biochemist Jonathan Schuermann loved to ride roller coasters. But before every ride, he had to give his dentures to his father, who feared they would fall out when Schuermann screamed. Afflicted with a rare genetic disorder, ectodermal dysplasia, which affects teeth, skin, hair and nails, Schuermann, 27, had only four pointed teeth and sparse hair at age 3, when he got ...


New robotic drill to do dental implants April 22, 2005 Medindia ltd A company in Israel, called Tactile Technologies had developed a robotic dental drill that can make the job of doing dental implants very easy for the dental surgeon. The drill is all set to bring relief to the patient as well by being faster, cheaper and less painful than the common manual procedure. A dental implant is used to provide root to the artificial tooth, and is generally imbedded in the gum through a long and ...


No teeth, no problem May 21, 2005 By MAYRAV SAAR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER dollar under the pillow isn't going to cut it when you're 37 and you've lost all your teeth. The Tooth Fairy simply can't make up for the inability to eat tomatoes or being embarrassed by your own smile. So Raquel Gluck, now 69, chose to replace her bottom teeth with permanent dentures in 1999. The process involved several operations over nine months, but Gluck, who had continued to use removable dentures for he ...


Nobel Biocare Secures Competitive Advantage June 10, 2005 newratings 1103 GMT [Dow Jones]--Nobel Biocare (NOBE.EB) has secured a strong, long-term competitive advantage by signing the licensing deal with Wyeth (WYE)- to use Wyeth's genetically engineered protein to stimulate bone growth - says Merrill Lynch. Believes that dental implant makers in the future will be able to differentiate their products through improved healing times. If costs permit, the treatment with Wyeth BMP protein along which could become the standard care treatment, and not only for patients with poor bone quality. This "would provide Nobel with an unbeatable proprietary competitive advantage." Keeps at buy. Shares +1.8% at CHF264.50.(SWZ)


Non-invasive detection of bone dehiscencies around dental implants 13 March 2004 B. JÄGER, S. LACHMANN, J.Y. LAVAL, G. GOMEZ-ROMAN, D. AXMANN, H. WEBER, M. GROTEN, and W. HARTMANN, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany IADR Objective: Periimplantitis generally generates a circular, cupping defect surrounding the implant. In cases of uneven thickness of the implant-bearing bone a dehiscency may become apparent under surgical inspection of the site. With common radiological techniques i ...


Nonsurgical management of interdental papilla associated with multiple maxillary anterior implants: A clinical report March 2005 Saad A. Al-Harbi, BDS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract An approach is described for the management of missing interdental papillae associated with multiple adjacent maxillary anterior implants. The use of 1 implant instead of multiple implants to support a cantilivered fixed partial dentur ...


Not the same old drill Wednesday, March 02, 2005 By STACY TREVENON Half Moon Bay Review The days of tying a string around a loose tooth, tying the other end to a doorknob, and slamming the door to pull a tooth, are gone. Dentistry has entered a new era. "We're a visually oriented, technology-oriented society," acknowledged Dr. Eric Shapira of Montara, who practiced general and cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery locally from 1976 to 2004 when an injury forced him to leave the profession. ...


Observations on the Effect of BMP-2 on Rat Bone Marrow Cells Cultured on Titanium Substrates of Different Roughnesses J. VAN DEN DOLDER, J.E. DE RUIJTER, P.H.M. SPAUWEN, and J.A. JANSEN, University Medical Center Nijmegen, Netherlands 2003 IADR Objective: The objective of this study was (1) to examine the osteoinductive capacity of different concentrations of BMP-2 on rat bone marrow (RBM) stromal cells in vitro on surface roughened and machined titanium substrates. Methods: 20.000 RBM cells ...


Occlusal considerations in implant therapy: clinical guidelines with biomechanical rationale. 2005 Feb Kim Y, Oh TJ, Misch CE, Wang HL. Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Clin Oral Implants Res. Entrez PubMed Due to lack of the periodontal ligament, osseointegrated implants, unlike natural teeth, react biomechanically in a different fashion to occlusal force. It is therefore believed that dental implants may be ...


OCCLUSAL PRINCIPLES AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS October 2003 By Brian J. Jackson, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Endosseous implant dentistry has become a predictable clinical modality. The role of the restorative dentist is to minimize overload to the crestal bone by utilizing implant occlusal principles. The prosthetic stages of treatment should follow a disciplined sequence. This article reviews occlusal principles and clinical applications for long-term success of endosseous implants.


Occlusion Rehabilitation After Immediate Loading of Dental Implants P. GONG, L. WANG, G. OU, and Y. WANG, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objective: The effect of immediate loading on peri-implant bone reconstruction of dental implants and the co-relationship between proper occlusive rehabilitation and immediate loading of implants was concerned. Methods:26 endosseous implants (7 Frialit-II, 9 IMZ, 4 Sulzer, and 6 Blade) in 8 patients were classified ...


One-Piece Dowel-Crown on Single Endosseous Implants September 2003 Ghorbani, Hamid DMD*; Pipko, Donald J. DMD, MDS** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 pp 232-234 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ghorbani, Hamid DMD*; Pipko, Donald J. DMD, MDS** *Former Resident, Prosthodontic Residency Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. **Professor, Associate Director, Prosthodontic Residency Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Denta ...


One-piece root-form implants: a return to simplicity. 2005 Hahn J. J Oral Implantol. PubMed Immediately loaded 1-piece dental implants were a standard treatment modality more than 30 years ago and, on occasion, resulted in excellent clinical successes. However, this technology also became associated with significant failure rates and fell out of favor. Since then, understanding of the site requirements and placement procedures necessary to ensure primary stability have advanced considerably ...


One-year prospective three-center study comparing the outcome of a "soft bone implant" (prototype Mk IV) and the standard Branemark implant Friberg B, Jisander S, Widmark G, Lundgren A, Ivanoff CJ, Sennerby L, Thoren C. 2003 Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. BACKGROUND: Oral implant treatment ad modum Branemark has been used for decades in the rehabilitation of edentate and partially dentate patients. Posterior jaw regions frequently exhibit bone of poor texture, and it is often difficult to obta ...


Optimizing Esthetics for Implant Restorations in the Anterior Maxilla: Anatomic and Surgical Considerations Special Supplement 2004 Daniel Buser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent/William Martin, DMD, MS/Urs C. Belser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants The placement of dental implants in the anterior maxilla is a challenge for clinicians because of patients’ exacting esthetic demands and difficult pre-existing anatomy. This article presents anatomic and sur ...


Oral and general health-related quality of life with conventional and implant dentures June 2003 Guido Heydecke1,2, David Locker3, Manal A. Awad1, James P. Lund1,4 and Jocelyne S. Feine1,5,6 Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology Volume 31 Issue 3 Page 161 - June 2003 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Implant overdentures and conventional prostheses have been compared in several trials using a variety of functional and oral health-related quality of life (OHQOL) outcomes. In this ...


Oral Implant Surfaces: Part 2—Review Focusing on Clinical Knowledge of Different Surfaces September/October 2004 Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, ODhc/Ann Wennerberg, DDS, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 17, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This article reviews clinical knowledge of selected oral implant surfaces. Materials and Methods: The surfaces most commonly used in clini ...


Oral Implantology in General Dental Practice in The Netherlands 26 June 2003 J.J.M. BRUERS1, R.J. GOENÉ2, J. DEN BOER1, B.A. VAN DAM1, and G.L.A. ZEEGERS1, 1 Dutch Dental Association (NMT), Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 2 Dutch Society of Oral Implantology, Avenhorn, Netherlands IADR Objective: Today oral implantology offers a reliable technique for restorative practices in dentistry. In order to obtain information about the opinions of Dutch dentists on and their apply of implant dentistry, in 2 ...


Oral rehabilitation after mandibular reconstruction using an osteocutaneous fibula free flap with endosseous implants: Factors affecting the functional outcome in patients with oral cancer February 2005 Iizuka T, Häfliger J, Seto I, Rahal A, Mericske-Stern R, Smolka K. Clinical Oral Implants Research, February 2005, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 69-79(11) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Background: The development of endosseous implants ...


Oral Squamous-Cell-Carcinoma around Dental-Implants in Patients with High-Risk for Oral-Malignancy (June 16-17, 2005) R. CZERINSKI, Sr., G. ALMOZNINO, A. MALI, I. KAPLAN, and E. REGEV, Hebrew University, jerusalem, Israel IADR Objective: To report two cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) adjacent to dental implants in patients with multiple risk factors for oral cancer and discuss the safety of implants in such patients. Methods: Two patients presented with OSCC associated with denta ...


Orthodontic Implant Placement System 11 March 2005 D.M. PITTMAN, III, N.C. GEURS, and M.S. REDDY, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA IADR The advent and high success rate of dental implants has lead to new applications. One application is the utilization of small diameter and length implants as a form of fixed anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement. A potential complication of dental implant anchorage is the placement of implants at interproximal sites while avoiding contact with th ...


Orthodontic palatal implants: clinical technique D. Tinsley*, J. J. O’Dwyer*, P. E. Benson, P. T. Doyle* and J. Sandler March 2004 Journal of Orthodontics The aim of this paper is to familiarize the readers with some of the clinical considerations necessary to ensure successful use of mid-palatal implants. Both surgical and technical aspects will be discussed along with a description of impression techniques used. Subscription is required to view the entire article.


Osseointegrated Dental Implants in Private Practice: A Long-Term Case Series Study Dr. Keith J. Lemmerman ­Neal E. Lemmerman Feb. 2005 Journal of Periodontology Background: Osseointegrated dental implants have become a routinely recommended procedure in the clinical practice of dentistry and periodontics. Due to their predictability, they have changed the way many cases are treatment planned. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a prospective study of factors affecting the ...


Osseointegrated Implants in Patients with Periodontal Diseases R. MENGEL, and L. FLORES-DE-JACOBY, Dental School of Medicine, Marburg, Germany 2003 IADR Objectives: The aim of the prospective study of 15 patients treated for generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP), 12 patients treated for generalized chronic periodontitis (GCP), and 12 periodontally healthy patients was a clinical, microbiological and radiographic comparison of teeth and implants, and assessment of the implant success rat ...


Osseointegration in a Sinus Augmented With Bovine Porous Bone Mineral: Histological Results in an Implant Retrieved 4 Years After Insertion. A Case Report August 2004 By Antonio Scarano, Gabriele Pecora, Maurizio Piattelli, and Adriano Piattelli Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: A subject of controversy in implant dentistry is what is the most appropriate materia ...


Osseointegration in Irradiated Cancer Patients: An Analysis With Respect to Implant Failures Gösta Granström, DDS, MD, PhD May 2005 Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Abstract Purpose This study retrospectively evaluated implant survival of 631 osseointegrated implants installed in irradiated cancer patients over a 25-year period. Patients and methods The files of 107 patients followed since 1979 were evaluated. Factors influencing implant survival as oncologic treatment, radioth ...


Osseointegration of Dental Implants Complexed with rhBMP-2: A Comparative Histomorphometric and Radiographic Evaluation September/October 2004 Nikitas Sykaras, DDS, PhD/ Ronald D. Woody, DDS/Anthony M. Iacopino, DMD, PhD/R. Gilbert Triplett, DDS, PhD/Martha E. Nunn, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: To evaluate the effect of rhBMP-2 on implant osseointegration using histomorphometric and radiographic imaging analyses and determine the diagnostic accuracy of periapical radiographs re ...


Osseointegration of Mobile Posterior Single-Tooth Implants with SLA Surface: Report of 2 Cases May/June 2004 Gérard Aouate, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing The conditions for achieving osseointegration of endosseous implants have been well established. The criteria that validate this result concern the physical properties of the implant (eg, material, surface properties), its controlled loading, and its primary stability. Theory regarding primary stability has evolved in recent years. Two ...


OsseoSpeed(TM) Available in U.S. - Newest Enhancement to Astra Tech Dental Implant System Fluoride modification to TiOblast(TM) surface promotes growth of more bone more rapidly after dental implant surgery 10 March 2005 PR Newswire Astra Tech, Inc., the medical device company, today announced FDA approval and the availability of OsseoSpeed(TM), a unique fluoride modification to the TiOblast(TM) surface that promotes faster bone growth and improves on the clinically documented TiOblast sur ...


OsseoSpeed™ Dental Implant 19 Apr 2005 WSOCTV.com Dental Implants A dental implant is an anchor used to replace one or more natural teeth. A lost tooth creates more than a cosmetic problem. The gap may lead to problems with speech and chewing. Extra pressure may be placed on the jaw and cause jaw pain. Remaining teeth may shift to fill in the space. Plaque can build-up in the space, increasing the risk of nearby tooth decay and gum disease. A dental implant is a cylinder-like device that re ...


Osseotite® vs. machined surface in poor bone quality: A study in dogs December 2003 Weng D, Hoffmeyer M, Hürzeler MB, Richter E-J Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 703-708(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Implant sites with low bone content have exhibited lower implant survival rates than dense bone areas. Alterations of the implant surface seem to influence the bone-to-implant contact rate and ...


Osseous healing characteristics of three different implant types Zechner W, Tangl S, Furst G, Tepper G, Thams U, Mailath G, Watzek G. 2003 Apr Clin Oral Implants Res. The macroscopic and especially microscopic properties of implant surfaces play a major role in the osseous healing of dental implants. The aim of this study was to perform a histologic and histomorphometric comparison of the healing characteristics of anodically modified, machined and hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated implant types. A ...


Osteoblast differentiation on Microstructured Dental Implants: FEG SEM Study 12 March 2004 R. SAMMONS, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom IADR Objectives: To investigate in vitro osteoblast interactions with two grit-blasted, acid-etched, titanium implant surfaces of the same Ra value but different microstructure, as prepared for clinical use, using high resolution SEM. Methods: DENTSPLY Friadent implants with new surface (NS; porous microstructure) and Friadent DPS (non-microporous) i ...


Osteoblast Interactions with Different Microstructured Dental Implant Surfaces: Comparative Study of Cell Attachment, Migration, Proliferation, and Differentiation R. SAMMONS1, N. LUMBIKANONDA1, and P. CANTZLER2, 1 University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, United Kingdom, 2 Friadent GmbH, Mannheim, Germany 2003 IADR Objective: To compare cellular interactions with a new experimental surface and 6 different commercially-available microstructured implant surfaces. Methods: Implant surface ...


OSTEOCLAST ACTIVITY AROUND LOADED AND UNLOADED IMPLANTS: A HISTOLOGICAL STUDY IN THE BEAGLE DOG February 2003 By Bartolomeo Assenza, MD, DDS; Antonio Scarano, DDS; Giovanna Petrone, DDS, PhD; Giovanna Iezzi, DDS; Ulf Thams, MD, DDS; Fidel San Roman, MD; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The mechanisms of bone loss around dental implants are poorly understood. The osteoclast is the most important b ...


Osteonecrosis of the jaws associated with the use of bisphosphonates: A review of 63 cases May 2004 Salvatore L. Ruggiero, DMD, MD** Bhoomi Mehrotra, MBBS† Tracey J. Rosenberg, DMD, MD‡ Stephen L. Engroff, DDS, MD§ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Bisphosphonates are widely used in the management of metastatic disease to the bone and in the treatment of osteoporosis. We were struck in the past 3 years with a cluster of patients with necrotic lesions ...


Osteoporosis-like Bone Conditions Affect Osseointegration of Implants September/October 2004 John C. Keller, PhD/Michelle Stewart, DDS/Melissa Roehm, DDS/Galen B. Schneider, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Usage of dental implants has become common for the treatment of edentulous patients, but concerns exist over the use of implants in patients where orofacial bone loss occurs. In the present study, the osseointegration of implants in rabbits under osteoporosis-like (OP-like) condi ...


Osteotome-mediated sinus floor elevation: a clinical report. March-April 2004 Toffler M. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2004 Mar-Apr;19(2):266-73. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: It was the aim of the present study to clinically evaluate the success of osteotome-mediated sinus floor elevation (OMSFE) using autogenous and xenogenic bone and a variety of screw-type implants. MATERIALS AND ME ...


Outcome Analysis of Implant Restorations Located in the Anterior Maxilla: A Review of the Recent Literature Urs C. Belser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent/Bruno Schmid, DMD/Frank Higginbottom, DMD/Daniel Buser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Special Supplement Volume 19, Issue 7 Purpose: To document the literature regarding outcomes of implant restorations in the anterior maxilla to formulate consensus statements with regard to esthetics in implant ...


Outcome of Three vs. Four Early-loaded Transgingival Mandibular Implants L. MOLLY1, D. VAN STEENBERGHE1, M. QUIRYNEN1, B. VANDEKERCKHOVE1, F. ARDENOIS2, R. JACOBS1, and I. NAERT2, 1 Cathol. Univ. Leuven, Dept. Periodontol, Belgium, 2 Cathol. Univ. Leuven, Dept. Prosth. Dent, Belgium 2003 IADR Objectives: Early loading of oral implants has been performed since the eighties with various success rates. Recently a novel approach implying the use of a cad-cam manufactured titanium bridge (Procera ...


OXIDATION OF TITANIUM, RGD PEPTIDE ATTACHMENT, AND MATRIX MINERALIZATION OF RAT BONE MARROW STROMAL CELLS November 6, 2004 By Francis K. Mante, PhD, DMD; Kevin Little, BS; Mamle O. Mante, MS, DMD; Christopher Rawle, BS; George R. Baran, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of attachment of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptide to titanium surfaces oxidized by differ ...


Oxidized titanium implants (Nobel Biocare® TiUnite™) compared with turned titanium implants (Nobel Biocare® mark III™) with respect to implant failure in a group of consecutive patients treated with early functional loading and two-stage protocol June 2005 Jungner M, Lundqvist P, Lundgren S. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 308-312(5) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this ...


Pain and anxiety following the placement of dental implants (January 28-29, 2005) A. HASHEM, Dental College & Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, and B. O'CONNELL, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland IADR Objectives: The study investigated pain experience and anxiety following dental implant placement using questionnaires and salivary cortisol measurements. Methods: Eighteen patients, twelve females and six males, who received 30 implants, were recruited for the study. Patients were instr ...


Pain and infl ammation in 41 patients following the placement of 131 dental implants Received: 22-11-2003 Accepted: 25-04-2004 Héctor González Santana (1), Miguel Peñarrocha Diago (2), Juan Guarinos Carbó (3), José Balaguer Martínez (4) Oral Surgery 1) Odontólogo. Alumno del Máster de Cirugía e Implantología Bucal 2) Profesor Titular de Estomatología. Facultad de Medicina y Odontología. Director del Máster de Cirugía e Implantología Bucal 3) Profesor Asociado de Cirugía Bucal. Profesor de ...


Palatal approach for maxillary alveolar distraction July 2004 Abel Garcia Garcia, MD, PhD * * Manuel Somoza Martin, DDS † Pilar Gandara Vila, DDS ‡ Nikola Saulacic, DDS, MSc § Jose Manuel Gandara Rey, MD, PhD, DDS || Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The purpose of this report was to describe a surgical technique for performing alveolar distraction in the upper jaw via a palatal approach. Patients and methods To illustrate this technique we report ...


Palatal Bone Thickness Available for Placement of Orthodontic Implants M.V. THOMAS, C. DYER, and D.A. PULEO, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: Implants have been used to provide anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement. One commercially available orthodontic implant is designed to be placed in the midline of the palate. Following placement, the implant is allowed to integrate, after which it is attached to two maxillary teeth (usually cont ...


PALATAL IMPLANTS IN ORTHODONTICS May 4, 2003 Jessie Jacob,DDSIII,U of ASJ Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Introduction • Palatal implants have been used in the last 2 decades to eliminate headgear wear and to establish stationary anchorage for space gaining procedures . Extraoral appliances are routinely used to establish maximum anchorage. Because of social and esthetic concerns, many patients reject the headgear wear. Since the success of t ...


Panoramic Radiograph and Computed Tomography Correlation for Dental Implant Planning: Part II - Clinical Study M.A.G.S. SILVA1, R.F. RIBEIRO-ROTTA1, A.A. CARVALHO1, E.S. CARNEIRO1, C.A.B.C.M. NUNES1, L.M. NORMANHA2, S.H. OLIVEIRA2, and J.R.P. LAURIS3, 1 Universidade Federal De Goias, Goiânia, Brazil, 2 Fundação José Normanha, Goiânia, Brazil, 3 Bauru Dental School, University of São Paulo, Brazil 2003 IADR Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare vertical, horizontal and t ...


Parietal bone as graft material for maxillary sinus floor elevation: structure and remodeling of the donor and of recipient sites April 2005 Le Lorc'h-Bukiet I, Tulasne J-F, Llorens A, Lesclous P. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 244-249(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Particulate parietal bone is used for maxillary sinus floor elevation procedure prior to dental implant placement. However, data ...


Patient experience of, and satisfaction with, delayed-immediate vs. delayed single-tooth implant placement August 2004 Schropp L, Isidor F, Kostopoulos L, Wenzel A Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 498-503(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: Recent investigations have focused on patients' subjective assessment of implant treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the patients' expe ...


Patient Satisfaction and Preference with Magnet, Bar-Clip, and Ball-Socket Retained Mandibular Implant Overdentures: A Cross-over Clinical Trial 2005 Marco Cune, DDS, PhD/Frits van Kampen, DDS/Andries van der Bilt, PhD/Frits Bosman, PhD The International Journal of Prosthodontics You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purposes of this study were to: (1) determine patient satisfaction with implant-su ...


Patient Satisfaction with Mandibular Implant Overdentures and Conventional Dentures 6 Months After Delivery September/October 2003 J. Mark Thomason, BDS, PhD, FDSRCS(Ed)/James P. Lund, BDS, PhD/Antoine Chehade, DDS, FRCD/Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This study examined patient satisfaction with conventional com ...


Patients' satisfaction following implant therapy 2005 Apr;16 Pjetursson BE, Karoussis I, Burgin W, Bragger U, Lang NP. Clin Oral Implants Res. Abstract Aim: To analyse the patients' perception of implant therapy, 10 years following installation of titanium oral implants. Material and methods: As a part of a prospective cohort study of patients with ITI(R) dental implants, 104 patients were recruited to answer a questionnaire with 13 statements on the subjective perception of implant treatmen ...


Patients' satisfaction following implant therapy: A 10-year prospective cohort study April 2005 Pjetursson BE, Karoussis I, Bürgin W, Brägger U, Lang NP. Clinical Oral Implants Research, April 2005, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 185-193(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Aim: To analyse the patients' perception of implant therapy, 10 years following installation of titanium oral implants. Material and methods: As a part of a prospectiv ...


Patient’s Perception of Implant Therapy --Ten Years following Installation of ITI® Dental Implants B.E. PJETURSSON1, I.K. KAROUSSIS2, N.P. LANG3, and U. BRAEGGER2, 1 University of Bern, Berne, Switzerland, 2 School of Dental Medicine University of Berne, Switzerland, 3 University of Berne, Switzerland 2003 IADR PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the patient's perception of implant therapy, ten years following installation of titanium oral implants. METHODS: 104 patients were ...


Patterns of tissue remodeling after placement of ITI dental implants using an osteotome technique: a longitudinal radiographic case cohort study. April 2004 Bragger U, Gerber C, Joss A, Haenni S, Meier A, Hashorva E, Lang NP. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2004 Apr;15(2):158-66. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. The aim of this prospective study was to document radiographically tissue remodeling patterns aroun ...


Performance of Double Acid-Etched Surface External Hex Titanium Implants in Relation to One- and Two-Stage Surgical Procedures Dr. Juan C. Ibañez, ­Marcelo J. Tahhan, ­Juan A. Zamar Nov 2003 Journal of Periodontology Background: The use of external hex titanium implants is widely accepted; however, in the past few years, they have been placed by using not only the traditional two-stage surgical protocol, but also the one-stage surgical protocol. The aim of the present study was to compare th ...


Peri-implant bone regeneration after CO2-laser treatment S. STUEBINGER1, H. DEPPE2, K. DONATH3, and A. KOLK2, 1 Kantonspital Basel, Switzerland, 2 Technical University, D - Munich, München, Germany, 3 Abteilung Oralpathologie der Universität Hamburg, Rödinghausen, Germany March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The CO2-laser has proven to be suitable for the treatment of ailing implants. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyse the course of time in bone regeneration after ...


Peri-Implant Mucosal Level in Patients Treated with Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses: A 1-Year Follow-up Study September/October 2003 Anders Ekfeldt, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Anders Eriksson, LDS/Lars-Åke Johansson, LDS International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this follow-up study was to quantify the change in the periimplant mucosal level ...


Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Integration of Immediately Loaded Implants in the Posterior Macaque Mandible: A Histomorphometric Study Dr. Chong Huat Siar, Chooi Gait Toh, George Romanos, Dasan Swaminathan, Ah Hup Ong, Hashim Yaacob, Georg-Hubertus Nentwig May 2003 Journal of Periodontology Background: Today, one critical goal in implant placement is the achievement of optimal soft tissue integration. Reports thus far have demonstrated successful soft tissue preservation in delayed loaded implants ...


Periimplant soft tissue health surrounding screw- and cement-retained implant crowns: A multi-center, 3-year prospective study Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 102 Ng, Mavis Wu Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: Background. Cement-retained implant crowns have become increasingly popular over screw-retained restorations because of their better mechanical and esthetic properties, greater cost-effectiveness, as well as ease of technique. Long-term effectiveness depends ...


Periodontal Parameters Around Implants Anchoring Orthodontic Appliances: A Series of Case Reports January 2004 By Liene Molly, Guy Willems, Daniel van Steenberghe, and Marc Quirynen Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Implants replacing missing teeth provide advantages over clinical orthodontic treatment as compensation for reaction forces is no longer necessary a ...


Periodontal plastic surgery for the implant patient August 2003 By Anthony Sclar, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Supplement 1 • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p104b to p104b You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Modern periodontal plastic surgery evolved from traditional resective periodontal surgery as a result of the development of various reconstructive and regenerative surgical techniques. The ...


Periodontally compromised implant patients demonstrate higher biological complication rates. A 10-year prospective study of ITI® Dental Implants I.K. KAROUSSIS, U. BRAEGGER, G. SALVI, W. BUERGIN, and N.P. LANG, School of Dental Medicine University of Bern, Switzerland 2003 IADR Objectives: The aim of this 10-year prospective study (observation time 8-15, mean: 10 years) was to compare failure and complication rates in patients having lost their teeth due to periodontitis (group A) or other r ...


Periodontics: Implant Complications and Maintenance Issues July 2003 By Jim Yuan Lai, DMD, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C) and Francine Albert, DMD, MSc(Prosth), FRCD(C) Oral Health Journal The high predictability and long-term success of implant therapy has been well documented (Adell 1981, Albrektsson 1986). Complications do arise, as it may be the case after any Prosthodontic or Surgical procedure. In recent years, a number of authors have specifically looked at implant related complications and main ...


Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma Associated with a Dental Implant March/April 2004 Mark Bischof, Dr Med Dent/Rabah Nedir, Dr Med Dent/Tommaso Lombardi, MD, Dr Med Dent, PD Quintessence Publishing A 56-year-old woman was referred for the treatment of a mandibular lesion that had been slowly increasing in size over a 6-month period. Intraoral examination revealed a reddish-purple nodule involving the attached vestibular gingiva around a machined-surface dental implant that had been placed 2 ye ...


Persistent Acute Inflammation at the Implant-Abutment Interface 2003 N. Broggini, L.M. McManus J.S. Hermann, R.U. Medina, T.W. Oates, R.K. Schenk, D. Buser, J.T. Mellonig1, and D.L. Cochran Journal of Dental Research The inflammatory response adjacent to implants has not been well-investigated and may influence peri-implant tissue levels. The purpose of this study was to assess, histomorphometrically, (1) the timing of abutment connection and (2) the influence of a microgap. Three implant d ...


Perspectives September 2003 Kraut, Richard A. DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 pp 196-197 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Dental Implant Center Montefiore Medical Center 111 East 210th Street Bronx, NY 10467 Richard A. Kraut says... The surgical phase of endosteal-implant surgery can appropriately be divided into simple and complex surgery. The placement of an implant anterior to the mental foramina where ample bone exists is surgically less challenging than surgery ...


Platelet-rich plasma enhances human osteoblast-like cell proliferation and differentiation March 2005 Takahiro Kanno, DDS * * Tetsu Takahashi, DDS, PhD † Toshiyuki Tsujisawa, MS ‡ Wataru Ariyoshi, DDS § Tatsuji Nishihara, DDS, PhD ? Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is widely used to promote tissue healing. However, there is no concrete evidence for the biological effects of PRP. This study evaluated the biological effects ...


Platelet-Rich Plasma for Bone Graft Enhancement in Sinus Floor Augmentation With Simultaneous Implant Placement: Patient Series Study March 2004 Mazor, Ziv DMD*; Peleg, Michael DMD†; Garg, Arun K. DMD‡; Luboshitz, Jacob MD§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 65-72 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice of Periodontology, Ra'anana, Israel. †Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. ...


Platelet-rich plasma: Ready or not? April 2004 Earl G. Freymiller, DMD, MDa* Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MDa*† Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Sections Platelet-rich plasma with autogenous bone Platelet-rich plasma with anorganic bone mineral Platelet-rich plasma with organic bone matrix Platelet-rich plasma when used alone Discussion References Publishing and Reprint Information Surgeons are continually searching for ways to improve the success of bone grafting with ...


Potential Risk Factors for Oral Implant Failures 26 June 2003 I. HERRMANN1, U. LEKHOLM1, S. HOLM1, and C. KULTJE2, 1 University of Göteborg, Sweden, 2 Astra Zeneca, Göteborg, Sweden IADR Objective: In order to identify possible risk factors for implant failures, statistical significances have been evaluated regarding patient-, implant- and treatment characteristics and combinations of these, respectively. Methods: Out of a database, including four prospective multi-centre studies on dental ...


Pre-Implant Bone Manipulation for the General Practitioner July 2004 By Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS Oral Health Journal In a great many of the cases that cross my desk for implant consultation, the teeth that are going to be replaced with implants have either: 1. been missing for a substantial period of time, or 2. have recently been extracted by a 'what ever it takes' style of dentistry in which the labial bone has been sacrificed for the sake of getting the tooth out in one piece, or durin ...


Predicting cumulative risk in endosseous dental implant failure August 2004 Donald Hui, DDS J. Hodges N. Sandler Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Statement of the Problem: This paper attempts to answer the following problems: 1) Is dental endosseous implant failure cumulative? (ie, is a patient more likely to have an implant fail if they smoke AND are diabetic than if they were ONLY a smoker OR ONLY a diabetic, etc.) 2) Several studies have shown that a particular patien ...


Predicting Dental Implant Survival Using Frailty Methods for Clustered Observations S.-K. CHUANG1, T. CAI2, and T.B. DODSON1, 1 Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA, 2 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA 2005 IADR Objectives: The purpose of this study was to predict future implant survival for a subject using information on two elements: 1) known risk factors for survival and 2) the survival status of other implant(s) for the same sub ...


Predicting osseointegration by means of implant primary stability October 2004 Rabah Nedir1,2, Mark Bischof1,2, Serge Szmukler-Moncler2, Jean-Pierre Bernard2 and Jacky Samson2 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 5 Page 520 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract: The purpose of the present clinical study was (1) to evaluate the Osstell as a diagnostic tool capable of differentiating between stable and mobile ITI implants, (2) to evaluate a cut-off threshold implant stability ...


Predoctoral implant dentistry curriculum survey: European dental schools February 2005 Z. Afsharzand; M. V. C. Lim; B. Rashedi; V. C. Petropoulos Blackwell Publishing Abstract: Purpose: In 2002 a survey of European dental schools was conducted. The purpose of the survey was to determine the curricular structure, teaching philosophies and materials used in predoctoral implant dentistry courses. Materials and methods: Fifty-six European dental schools were randomly selected from the Asso ...


PRESENT STATUS OF IMMEDIATE LOADING OF ORAL IMPLANTS June 2004 By G. E. Romanos, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: Several conditions must be present to obtain implant integration and long-term clinical success when using the one-stage implant placement procedure with immediate loading. These conditions include (1) primary stability, (2) sufficient bone quality, and (3) elimination of micromovement of the implant b ...


Prevention and management of vascular necrosis in Le Fort I osteotomies August 2004 Johan P. Reyneke, MChD, FCMFOS(SA) Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online In most of the orthognathic procedures that are performed to correct dentofacial deformities, the vascular supply to hard and soft tissues is manipulated. This also holds true when performing the Le Fort I down fracture procedure. Excellent work on revascularization, wound healing, and quantification of pre- and postoperative ...


Private Practice Results of Dental Implants. Part I: Survival and Evaluation of Risk Factors-Part II: Surgical and Prosthetic Complications Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 373-385 Kourtis, Stefanos G. DDS*; Sotiriadou, Stella DDS†; Voliotis, Stamatis DDS‡; Challas, Anastasios DDS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract TOP The aim of this study is to present the clinical data from the use of implants that were placed and restored in four independent private dental offices. In part ...


PROCUREMENT OF AUTOGENOUS BONE FROM THE MANDIBULAR RAMUS WITH SIMULTANEOUS THIRD-MOLAR REMOVAL FOR BONE GRAFTING USING THE ER, CR:YSGG LASER: A PRELIMINARY REPORT January 2005 Cameron Y. S. Lee, DMD, MD Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 32–38. Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Autogenous bone grafting and third-molar removal are surgical procedures routinely performed in dentistry on a daily basis. The purpose of this preliminary repor ...


Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: bone formation at teeth and titanium implants. November 2004 By Polimeni G, Koo KT, Qahash M, Xiropaidis AV, Albandar JM, Wikesjo UM. Journal of Clinical Periodontol You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. OBJECTIVES: There is a limited understanding of the effect of defect characteristics on alveolar bone healing. The objectives of this study were to assess the effect o ...


Project gives refugees something to smile about 7 Feb 2005 By RACHAEL SERAVALLI Lincoln Journal Star Mat Wur strides into the room. He is confident, sharply dressed in a brown suit and tie. But one is instantly drawn to what the 35-year-old refugee is wearing on his face: a broad, toothy smile. He has plenty to be happy about. Twelve years ago, he escaped the psychological and physical suffering wrought by civil war in his native Sudan. And he has triumphed over the physical scars of having ...


Prospective evaluation of the systemic inflammatory marker C-reactive protein in patients with end-stage periodontitis getting teeth replaced with dental implants: a pilot investigation February 2005 Rahman A, Rashid S, Noon R, Samuel ZS, Lu B, Borgnakke WS, Williams RC. Clinical Oral Implants Research, February 2005, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 128-131(4) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) has be ...


Prospective evaluation of the systemic inflammatory marker C-reactive protein in patients with end-stage periodontitis getting teeth replaced with dental implants: a pilot investigation. 2005 Feb Rahman AU, Rashid S, Noon R, Samuel ZS, Lu B, Borgnakke WS, Williams RC. Department of Periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Entrez PubMed Clin Oral Implants Res Abstract Objectives: Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) has been shown to be a risk predictor for cardiovas ...


Prospective study of 429 hydroxyapatite-coated cylindric omniloc implants placed in 121 patients McGlumphy EA, Peterson LJ, Larsen PE, Jeffcoat MK. 2003 Jan-Feb Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants PURPOSE: Controversy over the long-term clinical effectiveness of hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated dental implants still persists, despite numerous clinical studies documenting high survival rates. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry undertook a 5-year prospective study of 429 HA-coated cylindric i ...


Prosthetic Aspects and Patient Satisfaction with Two-Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdentures: A 10-Year Randomized Clinical Study July/Auguest 2004 Ignace Naert, DDS, PhD/Ghada Alsaadi, DDS/Marc Quirynen, DDS, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 17, Issue 4 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose:This study aimed to compare the prosthetic aspects and patient satisfaction with prosthetic care ...


Prosthetic Management of Implants in the Esthetic Zone Frank Higginbottom, DDS/Urs Belser, DMD/John D. Jones, DDS/Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Special Supplement Volume 19, Issue 7 The purpose of this article is to review and project treatment procedures for areas of esthetic concern. The authors were participants in a consensus conference sponsored by ITI and held in August 2003 in Gstaad, Switzerland. This article deals with the basic prosthetic/restorative aspects in implant esthetics. It is based on a literature review performed by 16 participants from Group 2 (Buser et al) in this section of the Journal. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2004;19(suppl):62–72 Complete report is available for purchase.


Prosthodontic Complications of Spline Dental Implants. Implant Dentistry. 12(2):151-159, June 2003. Wee, Alvin G. BDS, MS *; McGlumphy, Edwin A. DDS, MS ** Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract: Access to accurate clinical data on the frequency of prosthodontic complications encountered in dental implant restorations can provide dentists with important information for evaluating dental implant systems. The complication of prosthetic screw loosening, for example, has often been ignored o ...


Prosthodontic treatment with implant fixed prosthesis for a patient with ectodermal dysplasia: A clinical report September 2003 By Behnoush Rashedi, DMD, MSEd, MS Journal of Prosthodontics: Implant, Esthetic, and Reconstructive Dentistry • Volume 12 • Number 3 • p198 to p201 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Oral characteristics of ectodermal dysplasia (ED) include hypodontia or anodontia of the prim ...


Provisionalisation in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry Abd El Salam El Askary & Ahmad Shawkat Thursday 13th January 2005 Smile-on Ltd 2005 Abstract Implant-supported restorations for partially and fully edentulous patients have been a well-accepted and predictable treatment modality. However, the healing period remains a clinical obstacle towards restoring function and aesthetics for both the clinician and the patient. Within this period, many patients experience apprehension towards losing thei ...


Pull-out strength of monocortical screws placed in the maxillae and mandibles of dogs March 2005 By Sarandeep S. Huja, Alan S. Litsky, F. Mike Beck, Kenneth A. Johnson, Peter E. Larsen American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 127 • Number 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background:Mini-implants can facilitate orthodontic tooth movement by serving as anchors. The purpo ...


Quadruple Zygomatic Implant Support for Retreatment of Resorbed Iliac Crest Bone Graft Transplant Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 47-53 Balshi, Thomas J. DDS*; Wolfinger, Glenn J. DMD**; Petropoulos, Vicki C. DMD, MS*** Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this report is to present a reliable surgical and prosthodontic protocol for the treatment of the atrophic maxilla by placing four zygomatic implants. Materials and Methods: The surgical and pros ...


Qualitative Evaluation of Collagen Fiber Orientation and Secondary Osteons in Peri-implant Bone Tissue around Loaded and Unloaded Implants in the Mini-pig 28 June 2003 J. NEUGEBAUER, University of Cologne, Germany, U. THAMS, University of Madrid, Chieti, Italy, H. STEVELING, Zentrum fur Zahn Mund und Kieferheilkunde, Heidelberg, Germany, A. PIATTELLI, University of Chieti, Italy, and J.E. ZÖLLER, U F R D'Odontologia-Stomatologie, Cologne, Germany IADR Objectives: Immediate loading of dental ...


Quality of Dental Implants International Journal of Prosthodontics November/December 2004 Asbjørn Jokstad/Urs Braegger/John B. Brunski/Alan B. Carr/Ignace Naert/Ann Wennerberg Background: Clinicians need quality research data to decide which dental implant should be selected for patient treatment. Aim(s)/Objective(s): To present the scientific evidence for claims of relationship between characteristics of dental implants and clinical performance. Study Design: Systematic search of promoti ...


Radial Implant-Abutment Gap Determination Through Serial-Sectioning Method P.G. COELHO1, M. SUZUKI1, and A.L. COELHO2, 1 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingam, USA, 2 UNICENP, Curitiba, Brazil March 2004 Mechanical Implant Studies Significant attention has been devoted by the implantology and bioengineering research community regarding the implant-abutment gap, once such gap may provide a favorable environment for bacterial adhesion/proliferation and to degradation of the metallic s ...


Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation of Single-Tooth Biolok Implants: A 5-year Study November/December 2004 Ryan C. Taylor, DDS, MS/Edwin A. McGlumphy, DDS, MS/Dimitris N. Tatakis, DDS, PhD/F. Michael Beck, DDS, MA Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this prospective clinical and radiographic study was to evaluate Biolok implants used for single-tooth replacement during 5 years of function. Materials and Methods: Thirty-nine patients received Biolok implants for single-tooth rep ...


Radiographic evaluation of dental implants placed using an osteotome technique. 2005 Mar Leblebicioglu B, Ersanli S, Karabuda C, Tosun T, Gokdeniz H. J Periodontol. PubMed Section of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Background: The osteotome technique has been successfully used for implant placement when a limited vertical height is available at posterior maxilla. However, it is not clear if new bone is formed at the apical portion of the impla ...


Radiographic evaluation of dental implants with different surface treatments: an experimental study in dogs Taba Junior M, Novaes Junior AB, Souza SL, Grisi MF, Palioto DB, Pardini LC. 2003 Implant Dent. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to radiographically measure the bone density at the peri-implant region after osseointegration and to compare the relative bone density achieved by different surface-treated implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different types of implant surfaces were compa ...


Radiographic Evaluation of Dental Implants with Different Surface Treatments: An Experimental Study in Dogs September 2003 Taba, Mário Jr. DDS, PhD*; Novaes, Arthur B. Jr. DDS, PhD**; Souza, Sérgio L. S. DDS, PhD*; Grisi, Márcio F. M. DDS, PhD***; Palioto, Daniela B. DDS, PhD*; Pardini, Luiz C. DDS, PhD† *Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. **Chairman of Periodontology, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão ...


Radiographic identification of dental implants in Israel] 2005 Jan Sackstein M, Cardash HS. Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim. 2005 Jan;22(1):43-56, 86. PubMed [Article in Hebrew] Dept. of Oral Rehabilitation, Maurice and Gabriela Goldshleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv. Not infrequently a patient will attend seeking treatment for replacement of a lost abutment and crown from an implant placed by another dentist and no dental records are available. Many different root ...


Radiographic Study of Changes in the Mandibular Condyle After Implant Prosthodontic Rehabilitation September/October 2004 Stefan Lachmann, Dr Med Dent/Eva-Maria Engel, PD Dr Med Dent/Detlef Axmann, Dr Rer Nat/Heiner Weber, Prof Dr Med Dent International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 17, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The aim of this follow-up investigation was to assess the influence of ...


Radiologic and histomorphometric evaluation of maxillary sinus grafting with alloplastic graft materials. June 2003 Ozyuvaci H, Bilgic B, Firatli E. Journal of Periodontology, (6):909-15 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGROUND: Sinus lifting procedures are widely used to obtain adequate bony support for implant placement at the atrophic maxillae. The aim of this study was to compare various sinus l ...


Randomized study evaluating recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for extraction socket augmentation. 2005 Apr Fiorellini JP, Howell TH, Cochran D, Malmquist J, Lilly LC, Spagnoli D, Toljanic J, Jones A, Nevins M. J Periodontol. PubMed Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Background: Conventional dentoalveolar osseous reconstruction often involves the use of grafting materials with or without barrier membranes. The pur ...


Rationale for the Application of Immediate Load In Implant Dentistry: Part I September 2004 Misch, Carl E. DDS, MDS*; Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MDS†; Misch, Craig M. DDS, MDS‡; Sharawy, Mohamed BDS, PhD§; Lemons, Jack PhD¶; Judy, Kenneth W. M. DDS# Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 207-217 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Adjunct Professor, Department of Periodontics/Geriatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and private practice, Beverly Hills, MI. †Professor and Director ...


Recognition and treatment of implant complications August 2004 Charles A. Babbush, DDS, MScD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online For all the years that dental implants have been utilized, there has always been a segment of cases that develop complications and/or are failures. Over the 35 years that I carried out implant reconstruction, I have tried a variety of techniques to salvage these implants and/or to treat the secondary effects of failure. In order to establish the prop ...


Recombinant Human Transforming Growth Factor [beta]-1 and Its Effects on Osseointegration. May 2003. Clokie, Cameron M. L. DDS, PhD, FRCD(C); Bell, Richard C. DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 14(3):268-277 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: Dental implant failures are still a common occurrence, especially in areas of poor bone quality. The purpose of this study was to observe whether ...


Reconstruction of mandibular defects following tumor ablation by vertical distraction osteogenesis using intraosseous distraction devices February 2005 Martin Kunkel1, Ulrich Wahlmann1, Torsten E. Reichert1, Joachim Wegener2 and Wilfried Wagner1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 89 Blackwell Synergy Abstract Objectives: Distraction osteogenesis has recently evolved a challenging technique to overcome major drawbacks of conventional augmentation procedures. We, there ...


Reconstruction of severe anterior maxillary defects using distraction osteogenesis, bone grafts, and implants March 2005 Michael S. Block, DMD * * David G. Baughman, DDS, MD † Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The purpose of this article is to describe the method for reconstructing patients with severe anterior maxillary defects, using a combination of distraction osteogenesis, onlay bone grafts, and implants to support either fixed or fixed/removable ...


Reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla: A retrospective study August 2003 Peter Gioulos, BSc, DDS C.M.L. Clokie G.K.B. Sandor Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose: The removal of maxillary posterior teeth may lead to insufficient bone in the posterior maxilla for endosseous dental implant placement. This is due in part to the pneumatization of the maxillary sinuses. Different strategies for bone augmentation in the posterior maxilla have been atte ...


Reconstruction of trauma, tumor, and major pre-prosthetic defects August 2004 Robert E. Marx, DDS Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Reconstruction of both maxillary and mandibular defects requires scientific knowledge and surgical skills in soft tissue procedures as well as bone grafting techniques. The classic mandibular continuity defect can be reconstructed today with excellent predictability using straightforward cancellous marrow with platelet rich plasma growth factor a ...


Reconstructive Aesthetic Implant Surgery. December 2003 Meffert, Roland M. DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 p 275 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Reconstructive Aesthetic Implant Surgery. El Askary and Abd El Salam. Blackwell Munksgaard, 2003. ISBN: 0-8138-2108-8. 143 pgs. This book addresses the surgical and reconstructive aspects of aesthetic dental implant restorations with a step-by-step clinical manual to aid the practitioner in achieving optimum clinical results. Th ...


Redirecting Bone Stress and Stain to Stimulate Bone Remodeling April 5, 2003 Brandon Wong Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Implants have improved the function of long span prosthesis by improving its support, resistance and retention, but the stress and strains produced during function pushes the limits of the supporting bone and prosthesis. Stress is the force placed on an object and strain is the objects reaction to the force, such as deforma ...


Reduced healing period of Astra-implants to 90 and 56 days A. SAMIOTIS, M. BATNIJI, and H.G. STEVELING, Universitatsklinik fur Zahn-, Mund-und Kieferheilkunde, Heidelberg, Germany March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: Reduced healing period of Astra-implants to 90 and 56 days in the upper and lower jaw. Methods: 65 patients (35 women / 30 men, average age 51,7 years) received 142 implants. The primary stability was determined by resonance-frequency-analysis. With ISQ-values of mor ...


Referral patterns in implant dentistry August 2004 Peter J. Mayer, DDS, MD M. Goupil Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Statement of the Problem: With the increasing popularity of dental implants, practitioners from several dental specialities have sought training in the procedure. Historically, oral surgeons have been trained in this area of dentistry. More recently, however, periodontists and even prosthodontists, endodontists, and general dentists have been successful in ...


Refugees to widen grins April 05, 2005 The Washington Times OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- As a 9-year-old in Sudan, Dhalbang Malua longed to have some of his teeth removed so girls would notice him. As a 36-year-old in the United States, he would like to have them back. Removing teeth is a rite of passage and a symbol of attractiveness and maturity for some Sudanese tribes. As adults in the United States, they are finding that a nice smile is something prized. "We know that people assoc ...


REGENERATION OF THE ALVEOLAR CREST USING TITANIUM MICROMESH WITH AUTOLOGOUS BONE AND A RESORBABLE MEMBRANE April 2003 By Marco Degidi, MD, DDS; Antonio Scarano, DDS; Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Guided bone regeneration (GBR) has been used for the regeneration of bone in conjunction with the placement of oral implants. The aim of the present study was to clinically and histologically evaluate ...


Regional eye centres keen to learn "tooth-in-eye" surgery technique from Singapore May 25, 2005 By Hasnita A. Majid Channel NewsAsia SINGAPORE : Eye centres in the region are looking at learning the revolutionary "tooth-in-eye" surgery from the Singapore National Eye Centre. The unique surgery was performed for the first time in Southeast Asia last February. Since then, 12 more patients from Singapore and the region - including Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - have underg ...


Rehabilitation of a Hemophiliac With Implants: A Medical Perspective and Case Report Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, FRCD Wahbi Hammouda, MD, FRCP Harry Rosen, DDS, MRCD May 2005 Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Abstract A patient suffering from classical hemophilia had previous surgery for ankylosis of the right temporomandibular joint. This was replaced by a costochondral graft and an overlay of temporalis muscle. A bilateral sagittal split was performed for a micrognathic mandible and ...


Rehabilitation of the severely atrophied maxilla by horseshoe Le Fort I osteotomy (HLFO) June 2004 By Kaan C. Yerit, MD, Martin Posch, Ulrich Guserl, MD, Dritan Turhani, MD, Christian Schopper, MD, Felix Wanschitz, MD, DMD, Arne Wagner, MD, DMD, Franz Watzinger, MD, DMD, PhD, Rolf Ewers, MD, DMD, PhD Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology • Volume 97 • Number 6 • p683 to p692 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the fu ...


Reimbursement for dental implants: dispelling some popular myths. 2005 Feb Anderson MH. J Am Dent Assoc. 2005 Feb;136(2):210-1. PubMed Washington Dental Service, Seattle, Wash 98115, USA. manderson@deltadentalwa.com BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: Dental implants are being placed with increasing regularity. Many dentists do not take advantage of insurance coverages for this treatment because they are under the impression that no aspect of implant therapy is covered. This article discusses a numbe ...


Reimplantation and Immediate Loading of an Accidentally Avulsed Beaded Implant: Case Report March 2004 Ogunsalu, C. MBBS, BDS, MScMed(Lon)* Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 54-57 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Consultant/Lecturer, Oral Disease Unit, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Christopher Ogunsalu, BDS School of Dentistry University of the West Indies Trinidad Phone: ...


Reimplantation, bone augmentation, and implantation procedures for impacted maxillary canines: A clinical report March 2004 • Volume 91 • Number 3 Eugeniusz Spiechowicz, DDS, PhDa* Janusz Piekarczyk, DDS, PhDb Ewa Gawor, BDSc Piotr Stendera, DDSd Barbara Ciechowicz, DDSe Elzbieta Mierzwiska-Nastalska, DDS, PhDf Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Single tooth implant-supported restorations have become a common procedure for the restoration of missing teeth. This clinical repo ...


Relation Between Smoking and Biomarkers of Bone Resorption Associated With Dental Endosseous Implants 2004 Oates, Thomas W. DMD, PhD*; Caraway, Damen DDS†; Jones, John DDS‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 352-357 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio Texas. †Resident, Department of Orthodontics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. ‡Resident, Department of Orthodontics ...


Relationship Between Prosthodontic Evaluation and Patient Ratings of Mandibular Conventional and Implant Prostheses May/June 2003 Guido Heydecke, DDS, Dr Med Dent/Esa Klemetti, DDS, PhD/Manal A. Awad, DDS, PhD/James P. Lund, BDS, PhD/Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare clinicia ...


Reliable Method for the in vitro Assessment of Dental Implant Stability. A Comparison Study of Damping Capacity Measurement with the Periotest Instrument and Resonance Frequency Analysis with the Osstell Instrument S. LACHMANN, B. JÄGER, G. GOMEZ-ROMAN, D. AXMANN, and H. WEBER, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany 2003 IADR Objective: We assessed primary implant stability in vitro applying (1) resonance frequency analysis (RFA, Osstell instrument) and (2) damping capacity measur ...


Removable Partial Denture Design Involving Teeth and Implants as an Alternative to Unsuccessful Fixed Implant Therapy: A Case Report September 2004 Mijiritsky, Eitan DMD*; Karas, Sivan DMD† Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 218-222 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Senior Staff, Oral Implant Center, The Hebrew University-Hadassa School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel and Private Practice, Tel-Aviv, Israel. †Private Practice, Beer-Sheba, Israel. Reprint requests and c ...


Removal and Replacement of a Fractured Dental Implant: Case Report September 2003 Muroff, Fredrick I. DDS, MScD* Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 pp 206-210 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins * Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, Private practice, Montreal, Quebec Reprint requests and correspondence to: Fredrick I. Muroff, DDS, MScD, 1414 Drummond Street Suite 1110, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1W1 Phone: 514-844-2388 Fax: 514-844-4879 e-mail: fredric ...


Removal of a fractured implant abutment screw: A clinical report June 2004 By Ibrahim Nergiz, Dr, Petra Schmage, Dr, Raed Shahin, BDS, Dr Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) • Volume 91 • Number 6 • p513 to p517 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The failure of dental implants is due not only to biological factors, such as unsuccessful osseointegration or the presence of peri-implantitis, but ...


Removal of miniplates in maxillofacial surgery: University Hospital Birmingham experience May 2003 Vyomesh BhattMDS, FDS, RCS (Eng)* Richard J. Langford, FDS, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS)† Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose: We sought to study the incidence and causes of removal of osteosynthesis miniplates (plates) in oral and maxillofacial surgery in a single unit over a 13-month period and to identify factors associated with plate removal. Patients and Methods: ...


Removal Torque Value and Histometric Evaluations of HA Coated Implants S.K. MOON1, K.S. CHO1, S.Y. AHN2, H. LEE2, H.S. KIM1, J.S. SHIM1, and S.H. CHOI1, 1 Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, South Korea 2003 IADR Objectives: This study presents biomechanical and histometric comparison of bone response to implants with various area of HA coating. Methods: The implants were placed in the tibia of 10 rabbits weighing 2.5-3.5kg. Control group had ...


Renishaw rides on manufacturing upturn By Lisa Urquhart Financial Times.com January 27 2005 Strong manufacturing growth in Japan, Germany and the US led to an 82 per cent rise in interim profits at Renishaw, the precision instruments group. Ben Taylor, assistant chief executive, said the group had ridden the upturn as economies in the countries improved. "Every one of our products has grown." Mr Taylor also pointed to diversification into new business areas, particularly dental, which ...


Repair of the perforated sinus membrane with a resorbable collagen membrane: a human study. May 2004 Proussaefs P, Lozada J, Kim J, Rohrer MD. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2004 May-Jun;19(3):413-20 PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of the repair of perforated sinus membranes with resorbable collagen membrane. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sp ...


Rescue Procedure for the Brånemark Novum Protocol May/June 2004 Stephen M. Parel, DDS/R. Gilbert Triplett, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing The Brånemark Novum protocol for immediate functional loading of a mandibular fixed implant-supported prosthesis has been an effective alternative for selected patients. In the event of the loss of an implant, a rescue set that allows continuous use of the original fixed restoration while restoring tripod osseointegrated support at the implant level is available. INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2004;19:421–424


Researchers are pioneering regenerative medicine techniques that could help millions of Americans heal faster after dental surgeries 28-Apr-2004 News-Medical.net new five-year research program at Rice University is pioneering regenerative medicine techniques that could help millions of Americans heal faster after dental surgeries. Researchers in Rice's J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering will conduct the research under a new five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Instit ...


Resistance of ITI Implant Connectors to Multivectorial Fatigue Load Application November/December 2004 H. W. Anselm Wiskott, DMD, MS, MSD, PD/Antonello F. Pavone, DMD/Susanne S. Scherrer, DMD, PD/Roger R. Renevey, CDT/Urs C. Belser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent International Journal of Prosthodontics Volume 17, Issue 6 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: In an effort to provide patients with mechanically optimi ...


Resistance to Crown Displacement on a Hexagonal Implant Abutment June 2004 Kwan, Norman DDS*; Yang, Silvia BSc†; Guillaume, Didier DMD‡; Aboyoussef, Hoda DMD, MS§; Ganz, Scott D. DMD||; Weiner, Saul DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 112-119 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Director, Canadian Dental Implant Institute, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. †Research Assistant, Canadian Dental Implant Institute, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. ‡Formerly a postgraduate student, De ...


Resonance frequency analysis of implants subjected to immediate or early functional occlusal loading August 2004 Roland Glauser1, Lars Sennerby2, Neil Meredith3, Andreas Rée1, AnnaKarin Lundgren2, Jan Gottlow2 and Christoph H.F. Hämmerle1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 4 Page 428 - August 2004 Abstract Objectives: The objective of this study was to analyze the development of implant stability by repeated resonance frequency analysis (RFA) measurements during 1 year in 23 ...


Responses of MC3T3-E1 Cells to DMP1-coated Titanium Discs and their Potential Use in Biomimetic Dental Implants 13 March 2003 C. CHANG1, S. NANJAPA1, K. NARAYANAN2, C. CARRIE2, L. HANLEY3, and A. GEORGE2, 1 University of Ilinois, Chicago, IL, USA, 2 University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, 3 University of Ilinois at Ilinois, Chicago, IL, USA IADR Surface modification on endosseous titanium implants by covalent immobilization of biologic organic matrix is being used to increase cellular adaptati ...


Restoration of a Loose Implant Supported Crown: A Case Report August 2004 By Green LK , Lee SY The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, Volume 5, No. 3 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Cement-retained, single unit implant supported restorations have become a popular method to treat single tooth edentulous spaces. Occasionally, the clinician is faced with the situation in which the restoration demonstrates mobility. This case report describes the treatment rendered to a patient who presented with a chief complaint of a “loose implant” that had been restored with a cemented PFM crown on a screw retained abutment.


Restoration of the edentulous maxilla: The case for the zygomatic implants November 2004 Eric D. Ferrara, DDS John Paul Stella, DDS Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Restoration of the atrophied edentulous maxilla poses a great dilemma to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and restorative dentist. Conventional removable denture prostheses are adequate for some individuals; but improved technology in dental implantology has led many to request alternative approaches with im ...


Retention and postinsertion maintenance of bar-clip, ball and magnet attachments in mandibular implant overdenture treatment: an in vivo comparison after 3 months of function December 2003 van Kampen FMC, Cune MS, van der Bilt A, Bosman F Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 720-726(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: It could be hypothesised that attachments, which provide more retention against ver ...


Retention Performance of Magnetic Attachments on Dental Implants 10 March 2005 A. BOECKLER, C. EHRING, and J.M. SETZ, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle / Saale, Germany IADR Objectives: During the past years magnetic attachments (MA) have been established for retention of removable prostheses. Besides the assignments in surgical-prosthodontics MA are more frequently used in implant dentistry. Here MA with different technical constructions are applied. Following the manufactur ...


Retrospective Analysis of Implant Survival and the Influence of Periodontal Disease and Immediate Placement on Long-term Results May/June 2004 Cyril I. Evian, BDS, HDD, DMD/Robert Emling, MS, EdD/Edwin S. Rosenberg, DMD/Jonathan A. Waasdorp, BS/Wendy Halpern, DMD/Shalin Shah, BS/Marela Garcia, DDS Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the cumulative survival rates of dental implants placed in a private periodontal practice and the effects of periodont ...


RETROSPECTIVE CLINICAL REVIEW OF DENTAL IMPLANTS PLACED IN A UNIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM 2004) David Kohavi, DMD Gilad Azran, DMD Lior Shapira, DMD, PhD Nardy Casap, DMD, MD Journal of Oral Implantology: Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 23–29. Many dental schools offer implant clinical training at the pre- and postdoctoral levels, but little has been published on the clinical outcomes of implants placed in those programs. A post-entry chart review was conducted of all Branemark and Taper-Lock implant ...


Retrospective cohort study of the clinical performance of 1-stage dental implants Carr AB, Choi YG, Eckert SE, Desjardins RP. 2003 May-Jun Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Department of Dental Specialties, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA. carr.alan@mayo.edu PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term clinical performance of 1-stage dental implant prostheses at a single clinic, emphasizing clinical and demographic characteristics that affect implant survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental rec ...


Rigid augmentation by autologous PRP and dental implants T. YAMAGUCHI, T. SAKAKI, H. TAMURA, M. TSUNOKUMA, Y. TAJIME, T. FUJII, J. YAMASHITA, M. KIMURA, and K. KAKUDO, Osaka Dental University, Japan March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Purpose: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous source of platelet-derived growth factor. Previous studies have focused on the use of PRP in bone graft material, and have shown that it leads to earlier bone regeneration, soft tissue healing, and significa ...


Risk Factors and Management of Dehiscent Wounds in Implant Dentistry June 2004 Sadig, Walid BDS, MS*; Almas, Khalid BDS, MSc† Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 140-147 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Associate Professor/Consultant, Department of Prosthodontic Dental Sciences, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Walid Sadig, BDS, MS, Department of Prosthodontic Dental Sciences, King Saud University ...


Risk-Benefit Analysis of the Radiographic Standards of Care Bernard Friedland, BChD, MSc, JD January/February 2005 International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry The widespread use of implants in dentistry has been accompanied by a great diversity in the planning and execution of their placement and restoration. There is probably no greater variation than in the radiographs selected in preparation for implant placement. As an oral and maxillofacial radiologist, I receive in ...


Role of the Microgap Between Implant and Abutment: A Retrospective Histologic Evaluation in Monkeys March 2003 By Adriano Piattelli, Giuseppe Vrespa, Giovanna Petrone, Giovanna Iezzi, Susanna Annibali, and Antonio Scarano Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: It has been hypothesized that a certain width of the peri-implant mucosa is required to enable a proper epit ...


Roughness and Bonding Strength of Bioactive Apatite Layer on Dental Implants June 2004 Nogueras-Bayona, Joaquim PhD*; Gil, Francesc Javier PhD†; Salsench, Joan PhD‡; Martinez-Gomis, Jordi PhD§ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 185-189 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Associate Professor, Section of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. †Professor, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, ETSEIB, Technical University of Catalonia ...


Safety of Zygomatic Bone Harvesting: A Prospective Study of 32 Consecutive Patients with Simultaneous Zygomatic Bone Grafting and 1-Stage Implant Placement Vesa T. Kainulainen, DDS/George K. B. Sàndor, DDS, MD/Robert P. Carmichael, DDS/Kyösti S. Oikarinen, DDS, PhD Year 2005 Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety of zygomatic bone harvesting and to determine whether a particulated ...


San Antonio Cosmetic Dentist Attends Innovative Dental Implant Course April 7, 2005 Khalsa News Network The course stressed the use of the volumetric CT Scan instrument for precise 3D location of all anatomical landmarks and allows the placement of implant fixtures with a simple punch technique instead of the more aggressive flap surgery that is now routinely preformed. A number of implants were done on live patients using this method. A second technology, new to the US market, was introduc ...


Satisfaction Assessment in Dental Implant Therapy: Prospective Study P. TRAMBA, and P. LESCLOUS, Faculté de chirurgie dentaire de Paris 5, Montrouge, France 2003 IADR Objectives:Dental implants success assessment can't be only based on the osseointegrated number of implants. This assessment requires technical and biological considerations and also subjectives attentions inherent in the patient's satisfaction. Even, if many methodological weaknesses are observed, today osseointegration succes ...


Saving Face! April 28, 2005 by JOSN Matt Bullock dcmilitary.com Service members at the National Naval Medical Center's Maxillofacial Laboratory work with patients who come to them in need of a head, neck, cranial or dental implant. The Sailors said even though their jobs can be overwhelming at times, they love their line of work. "It's the most rewarding job in the Navy," said DT1(FMF) Gwen Guilford, a Maxillofacial Laboratory technician and instructor. "I wouldn't trade it for anything in ...


Screw Loosening for Standard and Wide Diameter Implants in Partially Edentulous Cases: 3- to 7-Year Longitudinal Data September 2004 Cho, Sang-Choon DDS; Small, Paula-Naomi DDS, MPH; Elian, Nicolas DDS; Tarnow, Dennis DDS Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(3) September 2004 pp 245-250 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Screw loosening is considered to be a common problem with both screw - retained and cemented implant restorations. A wider abutment pla ...


Screw Loosening in Dental Implants 2004 By Rafael Bustamante, DDS Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. INTRODUCTION Dental implants are becoming one of the fastest growing dental treatments today. They are used as replacements for single tooth loss, as the support for a bridge either to a natural tooth or to another implant, or to support prostheses, e.g. complete or partial dentures. The success or failure of the implant depends on the manner in ...


Secondary correction of malocclusion after treatment of maxillofacial trauma October 2004 Pekka Laine, DDS, PhD * Risto Kontio, MD, DDS † Antero Salo, MD, DDS, PhD ‡ Karri Mesimäki, MD, DDS § Christian Lindqvist, MD, DDS, PhD ? Riitta Suuronen, MD, DDS, PhD ¶ * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Malocclusion after primary treatment of maxillofacial trauma is not frequently reported in the literature. Despite many developments in the treatment of facial fractures, the ...


SELECTING TREATMENT OPTIONS AND SEQUENCING TREATMENT IN THE REPLACEMENT OF 2 MAXILLARY CENTRAL INCISORS WITH IMPLANTS: A CASE REPORT December 2003 By Patrick F. McEvoy, BDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This article describes treatment provided to replace 2 maxillary central incisors with implant-supported restorations. The site of a missing maxillary central incisor was treated utilizing a bone expansion technique to a ...


SEM of Retrieved Etched Screw Implant 3 Weeks After Placement: A Case Report Implant Dentistry. 13(3):257-261, September 2004. Guiha, Rami DDS, MS *; Caffessse, Raul DDS, MS; Odont, +; Llambes, Fernando DDS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract: A case report of a retrieved etched screw implant 3 weeks after implant placement is presented. The implant was rinsed and placed in formalin solution and sent to the lab for scanning electron microscope qualitative analysis of the surface coating. Bone fragments and bone matrix could be observedon the etched surface. However, they were not present on the machined portion of the implant. Subscription is required to view the article in its entirety.


Sensory Responses from Loading of Implants: A Pilot Study January/February 2004 Saul Weiner, DDS/David Sirois, DMD, PhD/David Ehrenberg, DDS, MS/Neal Lehrmann, DMD/Barry Simon, DDS, MSD/Harry Zohn, DMD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: Osseointegrated implants lack a periodontal ligament. Nevertheless, masticatory function in subjects with implant-supported restorations appears similar to function in those with natural dentition. It is not clear how the neurophysiologic mechanisms that modul ...


Short-term Success of Osseointegrated Dental Implants in HIV-positive Individuals 26 June 2003 P.C. RIANO1, G.C. STEVENSON1, A.J. MORETTI1, C.M. NICHOLS2, and C.M. FLAITZ1, 1 University of Texas, Dental Branch, Houston, USA, 2 Bering Omega Community Services, Houston, TX, USA IADR Objectives: The association between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the success of osseointegrated dental implants (ODI) is unknown. Some clinicians have questioned the feasibility of using ODI in ...


Simple Ways to Increase Implant Case Acceptance August 2003 By Roger P. Levin, DDS, MBA Oral Health Journal Can implant case acceptance be increased dramatically? Based on extensive research, the answer is 'yes'. After analyzing the data, we now have an excellent knowledge base on how to increase the number of implants performed by any type of practice. When all the factors have been considered, case presentation and patient finances are central concerns around which all other factors revolv ...


Simplifying and Facilitating Implant Dentistry in the Cosmetic Practice April 2005 By Daniel T. Mayeda, DDS Oral Health Journal Cosmetic dental patients may range from individuals seeking teeth lightening procedures to severely compromised patients who require full-mouth rehabilitation. Fortunately, teeth lightening procedures have become very predictable and expedient, thus bleaching treatments offer patients immediate satisfaction to their esthetic needs. On the other hand, patients requir ...


Simplifying Single-Stage Solid Abutments: Part 1 Impressions June 2003 Schneider, Allen L. DDS*; Kurtzman, Gregori M. DDS** Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(2) June 2003 pp 160-163 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, Springfield, Virginia; Adjunct Instructor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Restorative Department. **Private practice, Silver Spring, Maryland; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry ...


Simulating periodontal effects in dental osseointegrated implants: effect of an intramobile damping element on the fatigue strength of dental implants--an in vitro test method. 2004 June El-Homsi F, Lockowandt P, Linden LA. PubMed OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop and adapt a new method for testing dental implant systems and to apply it to existing systems with and without dampers. The parameters examined were the fatigue strength of the superstructure-retaining titanium sc ...


Simultaneous one stage implant placement and bone grafting with zygomatic bone-a prospective study of 32 consecutive patients August 2003 By Vesa T. Kainulainen, DDS, G.K.B. Sandor, R.P. Carmichael Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Supplement 1 • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p41 to p41 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Objective: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate particulated zygom ...


Simultaneous or staged installation with guided bone augmentation of transmucosal titanium implants: A 3-year prospective cohort study December 2003 Christensen DK, Karoussis IK, Joss A, Hämmerle CHF, Lang NP Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 680-686(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: A prospective cohort study of 45 nonsmoking consecutively admitted patients was studied for the treatment outcome ...


Simultaneous Placement of Implant and Bone Graft in the Anterior Maxilla: A Case Report November/December 2004 Richie Yeung, BDS, MB, ChB (CUHK), FRACDS, FRCS, FCSHK Quintessence Publishing This article describes a method for harvesting intramembranous bone from the paranasal bone around the piriform aperture for lateral alveolar ridge augmentation and simultaneous implant placement in the anterior maxilla. In particular, the technique is recommended for situations where a maxillary incisal ...


Simultaneously incorporating dental implants and facial cosmetic surgery August 2004 Gregory J. Thomas, DDS, MS a [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Zenon J. Kossak, DDS b Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Dental implants are well recognized as the standard of care to replace missing teeth. Patients are actively seeking this restorative option and are well-informed consumers. This demographic of patient also possesses the high self-image to desire facial cosmetic enhancement. Our highly compe ...


Single implant-supported molar and premolar crowns: A ten-year retrospective clinical report December 2003 By Robert L. Simon, DDS, MSD Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The (PROS) • Volume 90 • Number 6 • p517 to p521 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Evidence of the successful use of osseointegrated dental implants for the restoration of individual teeth has been reported for anterior teeth more fr ...


Single implant-supported restorations in the anterior maxilla. 2005 Apr Carrion JB, Barbosa IR. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. PubMed Faculty of Odontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. jcarrion@infomed.es Achieving functional and esthetic implant-supported single-tooth restorations in the anterior region of the maxilla can be particularly challenging. Insufficient hard tissue can preclude proper implant positioning, while inadequately treated soft tissue will not exh ...


Single Preoperative Dose Versus Long-term Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Dental Implant Surgery January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Abduaziz Binahmed, BDS, MDent/Andrew Stoykewych, BSC, DMD, Dip OMS/Larry Peterson, DDS, MD Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotic regimens commonly used in dental implant surgery. Preoperative single-dose and long-term p ...


Single tooth immediate provisional restoration of dental implants: Technique and early results September 2004 Michael Block, DMD * * Israel Finger, DDS † Paulino Castellon, DDS ‡ Denise Lirettle, RDH § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Patients desire efficient restoration of missing teeth. Immediate provisionalization of implants at the time of placement can provide the patient with a tooth-like restoration. Our hypothesis is that preoperative fabri ...


Single tooth sites August 2003 By Anthony G. Sclar, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Supplement 1 • Volume 61 • Number 8 • p3b to p4 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract One of the most common applications of contemporary implant therapy is the replacement of an individual tooth with a compromised endodontic, restorative, or periodontal prognosis. Single tooth implant replacements also pla ...


Single-implant restorations: A contemporary approach for achieving a predictable outcome September 2004 By Avishai Sadan, DMD, Markus B. Blatz, DMD, Thomas J. Salinas, DDS and Michael S. Block, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Supplement 2 • Volume 62 • Number 9 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The replacement and restoration of missing single teeth with dental implants are routine pr ...


Single-stage straumann dental implants in the aesthetic zone: Considerations and treatment procedures September 2004 By Dean Morton, BDS, MS, William C. Martin, DMD, MS and James D. Ruskin, DMD, MD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract The aim of this paper was to identify factors significant to the use of single-stage dental implants in the aesthetic zone and discuss treatment considerations related to them. In view of available literature and clinical experiences, treatment outcomes associated with the use of single-stage Straumann implants (Institut Straumann AG, Waldenburg, Switzerland) in the aesethetic zone can be considered positive and predictable.


Single-Tooth Implant Reconstruction in the Anterior Maxilla November 2003 By Morley S. Rubinoff, DDS, Cert Prosth Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Everyone wants to “get into implants.” “Just start with single teeth,” they say. “Just screw in a post and slap on a crown, it’s that simple.” In truth, fabricating an implant crown in the esthetic zone can be a nightmare. Colour matching, hard and soft tissue management, concerns about root proximity, occlusal considerations such as a deep overbite or parafunctional habits are just some of the challenges practitioners face when preparing an implant in the anterior maxilla.


SINGLE-TOOTH IMPLANT RESTORATIONS IN THE ESTHETIC ZONE WITH PUREFORM CERAMIC CROWNS: 3 CASE REPORTS November 6, 2004 By Guido Schiroli, MD, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The anterior maxillary jaw is frequently called the “esthetic zone” because of its high visibility and influence on facial appearance. Implant placement and single-tooth restoration in this region can present some esthetic challenges for the clinic ...


Single-tooth implant treatment in the anterior region of the maxilla for treatment of tooth loss after trauma: a retrospective clinical and interview study June 2003 Lars Andersson1,2, Zina Emami-Kristiansen1, Jan Högström3 Dental Traumatology Volume 19 Issue 3 Page 126 - June 2003 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of single-tooth implant treatment in patients where teeth have been lost as a result of trauma. Also, the patients' and p ...


Sinus augmentation bone grafts for the provision of dental implants: report of clinical outcome. May/June 2003 McCarthy C, Patel RR, Wragg PF, Brook IM. International Journal of Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2003 May-Jun;18(3):377-82. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the outcome of sinus augmentation surgery with autogenous bone grafting in routine dental implan ...


Sinus floor augmentation with simultaneous placement of dental implants in the presence of platelet-rich plasma or recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-7 December 2004 Roldán JC, Jepsen S, Schmidt C, Knüppel H, Rueger DC, Açil Y, Terheyden H. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 716-723(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible benefit of pl ...


Sinus Lifts: Then and Now A discussion of sinus lift procedures for implant placement March 6, 2003 Tony Kwong Compton Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. The maxillary posterior edentulous region is the most challenging area in implant dentistry. Early loss of maxillary posterior dentition may result in sinus enlargement at the expense of the alveolus, as well as increased sinus pneumatization that decreases the amount of bone available in this area for ...


Site preparation prior to implant placement: Veneer grafting August 2004 Edmond Bedrossian, DDS Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Lack of internal loading of the alveolus after removal of the dentition leads to its atrophy. By placing implants within the alveolar bone, reintroduction of internal loading of the bone is achieved. This is the basis of the success and popularity of dental implants. Dental implants not only stabilize patient’s prosthesis, but more importantly they ...


Skeletally based miniplate supported orthodontic anchorage February 2005 Keith H. Sherwood, DDS * * James G. Burch, DDS, MS † Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Orthodontic treatment is often limited by the severity of malocclusion and biomechanical restrictions of available appliances. Many devices and techniques have been developed over decades to assist or augment orthodontic anchorage. Headgear, Pendulum1 and Herbst appliances,2 magnets,3 and elastics, alone and in combi ...


Smile designer 3/7/2005 By Pam Mellskog The Daily Times-Call LongmontFYI LONGMONT — A day in the life of an oral surgeon can range from pulling a wisdom tooth to restoring a face smashed on a windshield. But until early 1975, when Dr. Gregg Kalbfleisch hung a shingle here as Longmont’s first full-time oral and maxillofacial surgeon, this kind of care often involved a commute. “I remember in my early college years going to Denver for my own third molar extraction,” said Dr. Alfred Ca ...


Smile technology Marjorie Wertz TRIBUNE-REVIEW January 24, 2005 Madhu Doshi's newfound confidence gives her a smile that brightens a room. The Murrysville woman credits dental implants she received in 2003. "I've always had a problem with my upper teeth, especially my front teeth," said Doshi, 58. "A long time ago I had a bridge made for my front teeth but over time I was having trouble with it. I was getting bone loss in my upper jaw." There are two types of dental implants -- those ...


Smoking, Implant's Survival and Bone Quality (June 16-17, 2005) L. LEVIN, A. LAVIV, and D. SCHWARTZ-ARAD, Tel-Aviv University, Tel- Aviv, Israel IADR Objectives: The aim of this preliminary study was to asses the relation between cigarette smoking, implant survival and bone quality. Methods: The study was based on a consecutive cohort of 156 patients (38% males and 62% females), ranging in age from 18 to 80 years (mean 49.9 years), who received dental implants. Smoking habits documentation i ...


Socket Augmentation: Rationale and Technique 2004 Wang, Hom-Lay DDS, MSD*; Kiyonobu, Koichi DDS, PhD†; Neiva, Rodrigo F. DDS‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 286-296 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. †Private practice, Tokyo, Japan; and formal Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, School ...


Soft Tissue Augmentation for Implant Dentistry September 2003 Hartman, Gary A. DDS, MS Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(3) September 2003 p 199 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Periodontics University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78284-7894 Editors' Note: Please be aware that articles reviewed in this segment of Implant Dentistry are selected by the Editors and are assigned to be reviewed by knowledgeable individuals. Thes ...


Soft Tissue Closure Over Immediate Implants: Classification and Review of Surgical Techniques March 2004 Shaban, Mootaz BDS, MS Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 33-41 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Despite the different opinions regarding the success of implants and guided bone regeneration membranes, with and without establishing primary wound closure at the time of surgical placement, primary closure logically seems to be the id ...


Soft Tissue Healing Around Implants Placed Immediately After Tooth Extraction Without Incision: A Clinical Report July/August 2004 Ugo Covani, MD, DDS/Antonio Barone, DDS, PhD/Roberto Cornelini, MD3/Roberto Crespi, MD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The purposes of the present study were to evaluate implants placed immediately after tooth extraction without incision or primary flap closure and to observe the peri-implant soft tissue healing. Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients (9 men a ...


Space-providing expanded polytetrafluoroethylene devices define alveolar augmentation at dental implants induced by recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier Wikesjo UM, Qahash M, Thomson RC, Cook AD, Rohrer MD, Wozney JM, Hardwick WR. 2003 Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. BACKGROUND: Surgical implantation of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (ACS) significantly enhances bone regeneratio ...


Sponsor found for Eurovision at 50 show May 20, 2005 doteurovision Nobel Biocare has been appointed Official Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest’s 50th Anniversary Show, the EBU announced today. Nobel Biocare, the world leader in aesthetic dental solutions, has been granted extensive association, media, new media and event rights for the ESC 50th Anniversary Show. The ESC 50th Anniversary Show will be held on behalf of the EBU by Danmarks Radio (DR) in Copenhagen on Saturday 22 October ...


Spontaneous Early Exposure of Submerged Endosseous Implants Resulting in Crestal Bone Loss: A Clinical Evaluation Between Stage I and Stage II Surgery Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 9-10 Mills, Michael P. DMD, MS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. The authors present a timely study, which examines the effect of spontaneous early exposure on early crestal bone loss around submerged endosseous dental implants. In a multicenter protocol, two-stage, 3.8-mm diameter threaded impla ...


Stability measurements on the implants of mandibular molar area C.-J. PARK, M.-R. YI, M.-S. CHA, Y.-J. YI, and L.-R. CHO, Kangnung National University, Gangwon-do, South Korea March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: the aim of this investigation was to evaluate stability of successfully functioning implants in the partially edentulous mandibular molar sites using resonance frequency analysis. Methods: Thirty patients(15males, 15females) were selected by inclusion criteria and they we ...


Stability of the Screw Joints in Patients with Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses in Edentulous Jaws: A 1-Year Follow-up Study March/April 2004 Anders Ekfeldt, LDS, Odont Dr/PhD/Anders Eriksson, LDS/Lars-Åke Johansson, LDS International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 17, Issue 2 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose:The purpose of this follow-up study was to evaluate the stability of the screw joint in e ...


Static implant loading caused by as-cast metal and ceramic-veneered superstructures April 2005 By Matthias Karl, DMD, Silke Rosch, DMD, Friedrich Graef, MSD, Thomas D. Taylor, DDS, MSD, Siegfried M. Heckmann, DMD Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Statement of problem The passive fit of superstructures for implant-supported restorations is affected by each step of the fa ...


Statistical Outcome of Random Versus Selected Withdrawal of Dental Implants 2003 Irene Herrmann, LDS, Ulf Lekholm, LDS, Odont Dr, PhD, Sture Holm, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics January/February Volume 16, Issue 1 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: When performing clinical trials, missing data from withdrawn patients should be evaluated differently, depending on the reason for the withdra ...


Status of Teeth Adjacent to Single-Tooth Implants September/October 2003 Gerald Krennmair, MD, DMD, PhD/Eva Piehslinger, MD, DMD, PhD/Helga Wagner, PhD International Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 16, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: This study evaluated the status of teeth adjacent to single-tooth implants in the anterior and posterior jaw during a follow-up of more than 3 years. Materia ...


Stereolithographic surgical templates for placement of dental implants in complex cases. 2003 Jun; Sarment DP, Al-Shammari K, Kazor CE. PubMed In recent years, dental implant rehabilitation has faced demands from prosthetic and esthetic arenas that call for increasingly ideal outcomes, which require precise surgical planning and placement. Anatomic limitations and bone quantity and quality can now be evaluated using more sophisticated radiographic techniques, although transferring this infor ...


Stereolithography in Oral Implantology A Comparison of Surgical Guides June 2004 Sammartino, Gilberto MD, DDS*; Valle, Antonio Della DMD†; Marenzi, Gaetano DMD, PhD‡; Gerbino, Salvatore PhD§; Martorelli, Massimo PhD||; di Lauro, Alessandro Espedito DMD, PhD¶; di Lauro, Francesco MD, DDS** Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(2) June 2004 pp 133-139 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Associate Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Science of Dentistry and Max ...


Straight talk on braces May 2005 Linda Bren She Knows "Heavy metal bands" may conjure up images of rock music today, but many baby boomers remember them as the clunky and conspicuous devices they wore in their mouths as children to straighten their teeth. Today's braces are a lot different from the metal-mouth look of a generation ago. "They're more aesthetic and more efficient," says Donald Joondeph, D.D.S., an associate professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattl ...


Strains Recorded in a Combined Tooth-Implant Restoration: An In Vivo Study March 2005 Ormianer, Zeev DMD*; Brosh, Tamar PhD†; Laufer, Ben-Zion DMD*; Shifman, Arie DMD Implant Dentistry: Volume 14 Abstract TOP Implant-supported fixed prosthesis is a treatment option to restore missing teeth. Occasionally, it is necessary to connect teeth and implants as abutments for these restorations. Whether such restorations can be recommended is a matter of debate. This in vivo study measured strains i ...


Study Helps Sudanese Refugees By Offering Dental Implants Thursday, March 31, 2005 By: By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer Yankton Press & Dakotan: Story OMAHA, Neb. -- As a 9-year-old in Sudan, Dhalbang Malua longed to have some of his teeth removed so girls would notice him. "They would see you like you are nobody," Malua said of boys who had all their teeth. For youngsters of some Sudanese tribes, removing teeth is a rite of passage and a symbol of attractiveness and maturity. ...


Study on the necessity for cross-section imaging of the posterior mandible for treatment planning of standard cases in implant dentistry August 2004 Frei C, Buser D, Dula K Clinical Oral Implants Research, August 2004, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 490-497(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objective: To investigate whether cross-section imaging influences the planning and therapy of standard implant cases in the posterior mandible. Mat ...


Submental Cutaneous Sinus Tract as a Result of Progressive Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report October 2004 By Emeka Nkenke, Kerstin Amann, Sven Reich, Friedrich W. Neukam, and Roland Frankenberger Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The aim of the present case report was to define diagnosis and treatment options of a submental cutaneous sinus tract as a result of a p ...


SUBPERIOSTEAL IMPLANT TECHNOLOGY: REPORT FROM RUMANIA August 2003 By Ioan Sirbu, DDS (DMSc) Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract As a result of the progress made in the area of endosseous implants in the last 15 years, the value of the subperiosteal implant has been minimized. Yet endosseous implants are not appropriate for all patients in need of implants. Well-designed subperiosteal implants have been reported to function su ...


Success and Failure Rates of 9 mm or Shorter Implants in the Replacement of Missing Maxillary Molars When Restored with Individual Crowns: Preliminary Results 0 to 84 Months in Function. A Retrospective Study February 2004 By Paul A. Fugazzotto, Jay R. Beagle, Jeffrey Ganeles, Robert Jaffin, James Vlassis, and Akshay Kumar Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The ab ...


Success and Failure Rates of Osseointegrated Implants in Function in Regenerated Bone for 72 to 133 Months January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Paul A. Fugazzotto, DDS Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: Guided bone regenerative therapy has become a significant component of clinical implant practice. Initial reports have demonstrated success rates of implants in regenerated bone under function comparable to the success rates of implants placed ...


Successful Osseointegration and Implant Surfaces Melinda Mo DDS 2004 Comptom Implants Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Introduction: Osseointegration is the basis of a successful endosseous implant. The process itself is quite complex and there are many factors that influence the formation and maintenance of bone at the implant surface. What characteristics does an implant surface need to possess in order for success? To more fully understand what influences o ...


Sudanese refugees offered dental implants to help transition to U.S. life EMILY FREDRIX, Associated Press Writer 3/31/2005 AP Worldstream As a 9-year-old in Sudan, Dhalbang Malua longed to have some of his teeth taken out so girls would notice him. As a 36-year-old in America, he'd like to have them back. For youngsters of some Sudanese tribes, removing teeth is a rite of passage and a symbol of attractiveness and maturity. As adults in the United States, they're finding that a nice smile is something prized. "We know that people associate missing teeth with lower socio-economic status, lower education, lower health standards and being less ... Read the Full Article, Get a FREE Trial for instant access »


Surface Analysis and Effects on Interfacial Bone Microhardness of Collagen-Coated Titanium Implants: A Rabbit Model Marco Morra, Dr Chem/Clara Cassinelli, Dr Biol/Laura Meda, Dr Phys/Milena Fini, MD/Gianluca Giavaresi, MD/Roberto Giardino, MD January/February Volume 20, Issue 1 Publication: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface chemistry and the microhardness at the implant-bone interface using a recently de ...


Surface Analysis of Current Dental Implants: Microstructure and Composition 10 March 2005 S. KLEIN, and J.L. RICCI, New York University College of Dentistry, USA IADR Objective: Varied techniques have been used to produce surface microstructure, which plays an important role in osseointegration of dental implants. The purpose of this study was to compare the surface microstructure and composition of dental implants representative of current surface processing techniques. Methods: Unused im ...


Surface characteristics of implants influence their bone integration after simultaneous placement of implant and GBR membrane. 2003 Dec Lima LA, Fuchs-Wehrle AM, Lang NP, Hammerle CH, Liberti E, Pompeu E, Todescan JH. PubMed The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of titanium surface characteristics on bone integration of implants, and to describe the pattern of peri-implant tissue healing after simultaneous implant placement and guided bone regeneration. In four healthy mong ...


Surgical advantages with ITI TE® implants placement in conjunction with split crest technique Nicola Ferrigno1,2,3 and Mauro Laureti2,3 April 2005 Clinical Oral Implants Research Abstract: Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla may be somewhat problematic because of anatomic situations involving insufficient bone thickness. One approach in this situation is localized ridge augmentation with the split crest technique. This surgical approach allows the external cortical plate of t ...


Surgical Guide for Implant Placement: Effects on Implant Angulation M. CHOI1, E. ROMBERG1, and C.F. DRISCOLL2, 1 University of Maryland, Dental School, Baltimore, USA, 2 University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, USA 2003 IADR Objective: This study examined the effect of a surgical guide on the accuracy of implant placement. Surgical guides varied in diameter(D), length(L), and with space(S) between the surgical guide and the simulated implant recipient site. Implant placement accuracy ...


Surgical Treatment of Peri-implantitis Special Supplement 2004 Søren Schou, DDS, Dr Odont, PhD/Tord Berglundh, DDS, Odont Dr/Niklaus P. Lang, DDS, MS, PhD The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants Surgical treatment of peri-implantitis lesions can be performed in cases with considerable pocket formation (larger than 5 mm) and bone loss after the acute infection has been resolved and proper oral hygiene has been instituted. A literature review was conducted to ascertain curr ...


Survival Analysis of Endosseous Implants in Grafted and Nongrafted Edentulous Maxillae January/February 2004 Jonas P. Becktor, DDS/Sten Isaksson, MD, DDS, PhD/Lars Sennerby, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the survival rates of endosseous implants placed in the edentulous maxillae of patients in whom bone augmentation was undertaken prior to or in conjunction with implant placement with survival rates in patients who did not undergo ...


Survival of the conic and cylindrical dental implant - prospective study R.F. MELO, J.A. NAJARRO DEARO DE MORAIS, R. BELON FERNANDES FILHO, B.M. VALÉRIO LOPES, E. MARCANTONIO, and E. MARCANTONI JUNIOR, UNESP - São Paulo State University, Araraquara, Brazil 2004 IADR Objective:The aim of this study was to compare preliminary the different systems of implants from FAEPO and APCD specialization clinic – Araraquara, S.P. Methods:Data were obtained from 253 patients under treatment and 24 were sm ...


Survival rate of IMZ implants: A prospective 10-year analysis June 2003 Jürgen WillerDMD, PhD* Nicole Noack, MD† Jürgen Hoffmann, MD, DMD, PhD‡ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the success of IMZ implants after prosthodontic rehabilitation. Patients and Methods: A prospective study analysis was made of the treatment results for 541 patients after the insertion of a total of 1,250 IMZ implants at 2 practicin ...


Sybron Dental buys Innova 1 December 2004 Australasian Dental Practice Sybron Dental Specialties, manufacturers of some of the best known brands of dental products worldwide including Kerr, Ormco and SybronEndo, has purchased leading implant manufacturer Innova LifeSciences Corporation. Innova is renowned for its signature Endopore® Dental Implant developed in response to the need for a logical, less invasive and biologically more compliant implant system. It is the Endopore Implant that ...


Synthes results highlight medtech boom 16 March, 2005 Chris Lewis Swissinfo Medical devices company Synthes says its 2004 net profit rose more than fourfold ? throwing the spotlight on Switzerland's rapidly growing medtech sector. The Solothurn-based firm,one of just 27 listed on the Swiss Market Index (SMI), said on Wednesday that net profit rose 331 per cent to $323.7 million (SFr372.2 million). But the bottom line was significantly boosted by the completed acquisition of German compet ...


Systematic review of survival rates for implants placed in the grafted maxillary sinus. December 2004 Del Fabbro M, Testori T, Francetti L, Weinstein R. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Based on a systematic review of the literature from 1986 to 2002, this study sought to determine the survival rate of root-form dental implants placed in the grafted maxillary sinus. Secondary goals were to determine the ...


Taking better care of adult pearly whites May 05, 2005 By Marguerite Higgins THE WASHINGTON TIMES More U.S. adults are wearing braces and using other oral remedies to not only straighten their smiles but to avoid dentures later in life. Dental practitioners credit wealthy baby boomers, reality television makeover shows and new dental technology for the surge in demand. "It's not like they have to show a metal-face smile anymore," Washington orthodontist Dr. Nahid Maleki said of ...


Technical and biological complications/failures with single crowns and fixed partial dentures on implants: a 10-year prospective cohort study. 2005 Bragger U, Karoussis I, Persson R, Pjetursson B, Salvi G, Lang N. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2005 Jun;16(3):326-34. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Objectives: To assess prospectively over 10 years the incidences of technical and/or biological comp ...


TECHNIQUE FOR ACHIEVING A PASSIVE FRAMEWORK FIT: A CLINICAL CASE REPORT April 2004 By Stephen T. Swallow, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The clinical application of a 4-step technique for achieving the passive fit of an implant-supported cast bar or framework is reported. Implant-level transfers were attached, splinted intraorally with pattern resin, picked up in an open-tray elastomeric impression, and used to fabr ...


Technique for in-office cranial bone harvesting September 2004 Maisa O. Al-Sebaei, BDS, MS, FFDRCSI * Maria B. Papageorge, DMD, MS † Tony Woo, DDS ‡ * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose This is a report of a technique of cranial bone harvesting suitable for the outpatient setting. Materials and methods Bone scrapers are used for the harvesting of cranial bone shavings with the patient under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Results Graft volu ...


Technique for in-office cranial bone harvesting. September 2004 Al-Sebaei MO, Papageorge MB, Woo T. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. PURPOSE: This is a report of a technique of cranial bone harvesting suitable for the outpatient setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bone scrapers are used for the harvesting of cranial bone shavings with the patient under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. RESULTS ...


Teeth in an Hour May 31, 2005 Millie Martinez KOLD News 13 New teeth in an hour. It just sounds too good to be true, b ut, a new procedure for those who wear dentures is changing lives here in Tucson. 76 year-old Lois Runyon wears dentures. Sometimes her gums get so sore, its even difficult to eat. Lois say, "I can't put up the flopping teeth anymore." To fix the problem, Lois' dentist suggested implant supported dentures. They're non-removable, supported bridges for patients wearing up ...


Temperature measurments in dental implants during intake of hot beverages (August 25 -- 28, 2004) O. FEURSTEIN1, R. ASSAD1, Z. ORMIANER2, and E.I. WEISS1, 1 Hadassah - Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, 2 Private practice, Ramat-Gan, Israel IADR Introduction: Excessive heat generation at the implant bone interface may compromise osseointegration and cause implant failure. Dental implants are composed of metal, which is an excellent thermal conductor. Thus, inges ...


The Advantages of Block Grafting in Replacing the Bulk of Labial Bone Lost from Extractions August 2004 By Blake Nicolucci, BSc. DDS Oral Health Journal Please visit the web site to view a large series of images. If you'll recall the July 2004 issue of Oral Health, my article dealt with 'Pre-Implant Bone Manipulation for the General Practitioner'. I was concentrating on the actual preparation of the bone in the implant site so that the case could be 'prosthetically' driven rather than 'sur ...


The analysis of dysesthesia reported by 276 dentists after tooth extraction and implant surgery April 2005 Editor: Martin S. Greenberg Oral Medicine Objectives. Neuropathies can affect a single nerve or several nerves and result in sensory, motor, and/or autonomic deficits in the affected region. Reported dental causes of dysesthesia include tooth extractions, implant placement, needle trauma following local anesthesia, periapical inflammation, denture compression of the nerve, and endodonti ...


THE ANKYLOS IMPLANT SYSTEM: CONCEPT AND CLINICAL APPLICATION June 2004 By Georg-H. Nentwig, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Problem: The Ankylos system was developed in 1985 and has been in clinical use since 1987. Some of its significant design features include (1) a progressive thread structure of the endosseous implant body for targeted load distribution to the apically positioned spongy bone; and (2) the gap-free subgingiv ...


The anterior cantilever in the implant-supported screw-retained mandibular prosthesis March 2003 • Volume 89 • Number 3 M. E. BroskyDMDa T. W. P. KoriothBOd, Cir Dent, PhDb J. HodgesPhDc Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Statement of Problem. When implants are placed interforaminally in mandibular implant-supported screw-retained prostheses, the most anterior implant is usually positioned lingual to the incisors of the prosthesis. This creates an anterior cantilever with the en ...


The Art and Science of Swedish Dentistry: From Brånemark Implants to Problem-Based Learning Submitted for publication 4/7/03; accepted 4/16/03 Ronald H. Hsu Journal of Dental Education ¦ Volume 67, Number 6 Mr. Hsu is President and the ADEA Representative of the Class of 2003, University of Washington Dental School. Direct correspondence to him at 15415 SE 44th Place, Bellevue, WA 98006; 206-685-9763 phone; ronhsu@u.washington.edu. Supported generously by the Alumni Association, I was ...


The Best Choice for Healthy and Whole Smiles - Dental Implants 03/22/05 NAMC Worldwide Newsroom ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, (NAMC) – Dr Shawn Gurley, D.D.S, advises on dental implants versus bridges and partials. Modern-age materials combined with excellent expertise, have made implants the best solution for tooth replacement. Not only can Edentulism (missing teeth) plague an individual with insecurity, it can also have a dramatic impact on their quality of life. In fact, if missing teeth are left ...


The Biocompatibility and Electrochemical Characteristics of HA, Ti, Ti/TiN, and Ti/TiN/HA Film-coated Sintered Stainless Steels for Dental Implant Materials' Use H.-C. CHOE, Y.-M. KO, J.-C. PARK, and B.-O. KIM, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea 2003 IADR Objectives: The first factor to decide the success of dental implantation is sufficient osseointegration between on implant fixture and its surrounding bone tissue. In this study, in order to fabricate sintered dental implant, the effe ...


The bone–metal interface of defect and press-fit ingrowth of microwave plasma-chemical vapor deposition implants in the rabbit model February 2005 Rupprecht S, Bloch-Birkholz A, Lethaus B, Rosiwal S, Neukam FW, Schlegel A. Clinical Oral Implants Research, February 2005, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 98-104(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Purpose: The histological differences between the defect and contact areas of the implant surface t ...


The case for bone graft reconstruction including sinus grafting and distraction osteogenesis for the atrophic edentulous maxilla November 2004 Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS * * Aldo Leopardi, DDS, MS † Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD ‡ Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online The 2 basic criteria for restoration of the edentulous maxilla are adequate bone mass and orthoalveolar form. These goals can be achieved by augmentation of the available substrate using prescribed techniques such as ve ...


The Cresco Bridge and Implant Concept: Presentation of a Technology for Fabrication of Abutment-Free, Passively Fitting Superstructures Leif B. Helldén, DDS, PhD/Gunnel Ericson, DDS/Carl-Olof Olsson, DDS January/February 2005 International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry This article describes a new and cost-effective concept comprising innovative and simplified clinical and laboratory procedures for the rational fabrication of abutment-free, cast-titanium superstructures ...


The effect of bioactive glass ceramics on the expression of bone-related genes and proteins in vitro February 2005 Knabe C, Stiller M, Berger G, Reif D, Gildenhaar R, Howlett CR, Zreiqat H. Clinical Oral Implants Research, February 2005, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 119-127(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Using biodegradable bone substitutes in alveolar ridge augmentation avoids second-site surgery for autograft harvesting. Considerab ...


The Effect of CO2 Laser Irradiation on Failed Implant Surfaces Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(4) 2004 pp 342-351 Shibli, Jamil Awad DDS, MS, PhD*; Theodoro, Letícia Helena DDS, MS, PhD†; Haypek, Patrícia DDS, MS‡; Garcia, Valdir Gouveia DDS, MS, PhD§; Marcantonio, Elcio Jr. DDS, MS, PhD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the cleaning effect of CO2 on surface topography and composition of failed dental implant surfaces. Ten failed dental impl ...


The Effect of Embedded Length on Implant Mobility 28 June 2003 K. SARATANI1, T. SUMIKAWA2, T. KAWAZOE1, H. OKA3, and S.G. SHI4, 1 Osaka Dental University, Japan, 2 Graduate School, Osaka Dental University, Japan, 3 Okayama University Medical School, Japan, 4 306 Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China IADR Objectives: There are no gold standards to choose diameters and lengths of implants. An application of implants whose shape is as thick and long as possible is regarded as better choice by many de ...


The Effect of Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporotic Conditions on Osteoblast Cell Adhesion B. KELLOGG, R. ZAHARIAS, G.B. SCHNEIDER, and J.C. KELLER, University of Iowa College of dentistry, Iowa City, USA 2003 IADR Glucocorticoids (e.g. dexamethasone, DEX) have been shown to repress osteoblast (OB) function. These changes lead to glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, via reduced bone formation (Patschan et al, 2001).Studies have shown that osteoporotic OB do not attach and spread well to their ...


The effect of permanent magnet connecting with dental implant on distribution and attachment of osteoblast around the dental implant (March 10-13, 2004) N.H.Oh*, B.B.Choi, S.B. Lee (Department of Prosthodontics, Division of Dentistry, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Korea) IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session Objectives:The purpose of this research is to find the effect of rare earth magnet's magnetic field of to the osteoblast around the implant by the means of observation number,and ...


The effect of three different calcium phosphate implant coatings on bone deposition and coating resorption: a long-term histological study in sheep June 2005 Schopper C, Moser D, Goriwoda W, Ziya-Ghazvini F, Spassova E, Lagogiannis G, Auterith A, Ewers R. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 357-368(12) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: The present study investigated the hypothesis that hydroxyapatite (HA ...


The Effects of Grafting Materials on Osseointegration of Dental Implants Surrounded by Circumferential Bone Defects of Different Dimensions 27 June 2003 I.N. POLYZOIS, and N.M. CLAFFEY, School of Dental Science, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland IADR Objectives: This study evaluated the effect of gap width and graft placement on bone healing around implants placed into simulated extraction sockets of various widths in four Labrador dogs. Methods: Seven OSSEOTITE® implants were placed in each ...


The end for false teeth? Mar 26 2005 Madeleine Brindley Western Mail THE skilled art of making false teeth may be lost in a tidal wave of patients clamouring for teeth-whitening and other cosmetic procedures. Experts have warned, at a meeting in Cardiff, that people who lose their teeth face a future crisis at the dentist. The British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry is concerned dental schools are no longer teaching their students key technical skills, such as denture ma ...


The evaluation of processed cancellous bovine bone as a bone graft substitute June 2005 Worth A, Mucalo M, Horne G, Bruce W, Burbidge H. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 379-386(8) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objective: To determine the ability of a novel bovine cancellous bone xenoimplant to act as an osteoconductive graft in an ovine femoral defect model. An autograft harvested from the xenoi ...


The Extremely Resorbed Mandible: A Comparative Prospective Study of 2-year Results with 3 Treatment Strategies July/August 2004 Kees Stellingsma, DDS/Gerry M. Raghoebar, DDS, MD, PhD/Henny J. A. Meijer, DDS, PhD/Boudewijn Stegenga, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Purpose: The aim of this prospective clinical study was to compare the clinical and radiographic results of 3 modes of implant treatment in combination with an overdenture in patients with extremely resorbed mandibles. The 3 treat ...


The impact of nicotine on bone healing and osseointegration: An experimental study in rabbits June 2005 Balatsouka D, Gotfredsen K, Lindh CH, Berglundh T Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 268-276(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: To examine the short-term effect of nicotine on bone healing and osseointegration. Material and methods: Sixteen female rabbits were divided into two ...


The Impact of Oral Implants — Past and Future, 1966–2042 May 2005 • Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, ODhc • • Ann Wennerberg, DDS, PhD • JCDA - Journal of the Canadian Dental Association A b s t r a c t This paper traces the history of oral implants, beginning with their early undocumented use in the mid-1960s. Although early experimentation with the Brånemark system of osseointegration was unsuccessful, significant improvements and scrupulous documentation of the 1970s led to their general acc ...


The Implant Solution to Rampant Decay in the Elderly January 2004 By Milan Somborac DDS Oral Health Journal The aging of North Americans has attracted the attention of many interest groups. Sports equipment manufacturers have increased their production of golf clubs and decreased their production of tennis rackets. Automobile manufacturers have increased the font size of dashboard instrument displays. The pharmaceutical industry has brought us Viagra. Examples abound. Neurocognitive impairm ...


The Importance of Continuing Education March 2005 Levin, Roger P. DDS, MBA Implant Dentistry: Volume 14(1) March 2005 p 10 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Reprint requests and correspondence to: Roger P. Levin, DDS, MBA; Levin Group; 10 New Plant Court Owings Mills, MD 21117-3514 Continuing education is vital in the field of dental implants. Unfortunately, implant dentistry does not receive extensive attention in many dental schools. As a result, the knowledge base of dentists is limite ...


The Influence of Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Therapy on Biomechanical Retention Around Dental Implants: A Study in Rabbits December 2003 Margonar, Rogério DDS, MS; Sakakura, Celso E. DDS, MS; Holzhausen, Marinella DDS, MS; Pepato, Maria Teresa PhD; Cândia Alba, Rodolfo Jr. DDS; Marcantonio, Elcio Jr. DDS, MS, PhD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 333-339 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The oral rehabilitation by dental implant ...


The Influence of Medial Implant Location in the Three-unit Posterior Fixed Partial Dentures on Stress Distribution in the Surrounding Mandibular Bone 26 June 2003 S. YOKOYAMA, N. WAKABAYASHI, M. SHIOTA, and T. OHYAMA, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan IADR Objectives:This study examined the influence of medial implant location in the three-unit posterior fixed partial dentures (FPDs) supported by two implants on stress distribution in the madibular bone. Methods:A three dimensional ...


The influence of occlusal loading location on stresses transferred to implant-supported prostheses and supporting bone: A three-dimensional finite element study February 2004 By Gurcan Eskitascioglu, DDS, PhD, Aslihan Usumez, DDS, PhD, Mujde Sevimay, DDS, PhD, Emel Soykan, DDS, PhD, and Elif Unsal, DDS, PhD Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Statement of problem Informat ...


The influence of the clinical crown-implant ratio on crestal bone loss around ITI dental implants placed in the posterior jaw: A 10-year retrospective study March 2003 Blanes, Rafael J. Palma de Mallorca, Spain Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 99 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract Introduction. The posterior region of partially edentulous patients offers a demanding clinical scenario for the rehabilitation of missing teeth with dental implants. The inferior alveolar ne ...


The Interface Between Retained Roots and Dental Implants: A Histologic Study in Baboons August 2004 By Jonathan L. Gray and Arthur R. Vernino Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: This study is a derivative of another study evaluating implant efficacy in baboons. In the previous study it was noted that some implants were placed near or into retained root tips. The pu ...


The Multipurpose Use of Essix® Thermoformed Appliances June 2004 By Ana-Maria Morris, DDS and Francis Abadie, DDS Oral Health Journal ABSTRACT: Thermoformed Essix appliances have multiple uses in general dentistry and orthodontics, which greatly expand the many treatment options currently available. In office fabrication presents an additional asset, and because Essix appliances are clear plastic, the result is esthetically pleasing to the eye. This article describes the most common and imp ...


The OSU frame: A novel approach to fabricating immediate load fixed-detachable prostheses September 2004 Rafael Tames, DDS * Ed McGlumphy, DDS, MS † * Tamer El-Gendy, DDS, MS ‡ Ralph Wilson, DDS, MS § Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Interest in the concept of immediate or early loading of dental implants is increasing. The survival of these implants, particularly in the anterior mandible, has been demonstrated in a variety of clinical reports for dif ...


The Prevalence of Surgical Complications of the Sinus Graft Procedure and Their Impact on Implant Survival April 2004 by Devorah Schwartz-Arad, Ran Herzberg, and Eran Dolev Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Grafting of the maxillary sinus floor has been performed successfully over the last decade. The ultimate goal of this procedure is to allow surviving implants ...


The prevalence of surgical complications of the sinus graft procedure and their impact on implant survival. April 2004 Schwartz-Arad D, Herzberg R, Dolev E. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. BACKGROUND: Grafting of the maxillary sinus floor has been performed successfully over the last decade. The ultimate goal of this procedure is to allow surviving implants to support a functional prosthesis. Surgical ...


The Procedures, Limitations and Indications for Small Diameter Implants and a Case Report August 2004 By Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS and Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD Oral Health Journal The most common congenital missing maxillary anterior tooth is a lateral incisor.1 The restoration of one maxillary anterior crown is one of the more difficult prosthetic treatments in a general practice. A single tooth implant is often the treatment of choice to replace a congenitally missing lateral incisor. The impl ...


The Retrospective Study on the Crestal Bone Changes around Implants H.S. CHOI, O.S. KIM, Y.J. KIM, and H.J. CHUNG, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea 2003 IADR Objectives: Of 432 implants (174 patients) which had placed in department of periodontics of Chonnam National University Hospital, 204 implants which were connected with transmucosal abutment and had at least 2 consecutive periapical radiographs were investigated about distribution of implants and bony changes at mesia ...


The role of implant surface modifications, shape and material on the success of osseointegrated dental implants. A Cochrane systematic review. 2005 Mar Esposito M, Coulthard P, Thomsen P, Worthington HV. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. PubMed espositomarco@hotmail.com We tested the hypothesis of no difference in implant failures between various dental implant types. We searched for all randomised clinical trials comparing different implant types/systems with a follow up of at least one year ...


The Segmental Osteotomy in the Management of Malposed Implants: A Case Report and Literature Review April 2003 By James D. Kassolis, Marvin L. Baer, and Mark A. Reynolds Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The segmental osteotomy provides an important treatment approach for the correction of skeletal-dental malocclusions that would otherwise be unmanageable with co ...


The sinus lift with phycogenic bone substitute: A histomorphometric study June 2005 Simunek A, Cierny M, Kopecka D, Kohout A, Bukac J, Vahalova D. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 342-348(7) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this histomorphometric prospective study was to ascertain the efficacy of phycogenic bone substitute in an augmented sinus. The process of graft healing, b ...


The smile doctor February 6 2005 By R.S. Pollack Special Correspondent South Florida Sun-Sentinel Boca Raton periodontist Dr. Jeff Ganeles was watching an episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover, when he saw something that took him by surprise. The subject of the show underwent dental surgery and was given dentures instead of dental implants. "It's like completely rebuilding a classic car and then putting a lawn mower engine in it," said Ganeles, a pioneer in the use of an implant procedure ...


The Speed Limit March 2004 Perel, Morton L. DDS, MScD, Co-Editor, IMPLANT DENTISTRY Volume 13(1) March 2004 p 1 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins It came over the Internet. The date was November 12, 2003. The subject was Montgomery Hospital Shares 'Teeth In An Hour'TM Success. The 2-page message that followed stated that the hospital in Morristown, Pennsylvania, USA, was instrumental in aiding Dr. Thomas Balshi by using its GE Medical Systems' Light Speed QX/I CT Scan. The radiology departmen ...


The Study of Computerized Image-guided Surgical Planning System (CISPlan) for Dental Implant Surgery Y.L. HUANG1, Y. WANG1, J. PAN1, F.H. QI2, X. RAN2, and J. HE2, 1 Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University, China, 2 Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China 2003 IADR Objective: The optimal positioning of oral implants can improve biomechanical, functional and esthetic results. The purpose of this study was to establish a computer-assisted design system for predictable preoperative planning of d ...


The Use of Acupuncture in Implant Dentistry March 2004 Vachiramon, Amornpong DDS, DBA, MSc(OMS), MSc(Ortho)*; Wang, Wendy C. BDS, MSc, MClinDent†; Vachiramon, Tharin DDS, MPH‡ Implant Dentistry: Volume 13(1) March 2004 pp 58-64 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins *Private practice, Bangkok, Thailand. †Private practice, London, United Kingdom. ‡Private practice, Bangkok, Thailand. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Amornpong Vachiramon, DDS, DBA, MSc(OMS), MSc(Ortho) 207 Gray's Inn Ro ...


THE USE OF BALL-CLIP ATTACHMENTS WITH AN IMPLANT-SUPPORTED PRIMARY-SECONDARY BAR OVERDENTURE October 2004 By Rodney P. Steffen, DDS; Vincent White; N. Robert Markowitz, DMD Journal of Oral Implantology INTRODUCTION The goals of overdenture attachment for implant-reconstructed edentulous mandibles are to maximize stability and retention of the overdenture and provide shared support of the implants longitudinally, extending their longevity. The attachment system should be simple, predictabl ...


The Use of Implant-Supported Prostheses in the Functional and Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Tumor Patients September/October 2004 Frauke Müller, Prof Dr Med Dent/Michael Schädler, Dr Med Dent/Ulrich Wahlmann, Priv-Doz Dr Med, Dr Med Dent/James P. Newton, PhD, BDS, BSc, MFDSRCS(Eng), FDSRCS(Edin) International Journal of Prosthodontics Volume 17, Issue 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Purpose: The present s ...


The Use of Implantoplasty and Guided Bone Regeneration in the Treatment of Peri-implantitis: Two Case Reports December 2003 Suh, Jong-Jin MSD, PhD; Simon, Ziv DMD, MS; Jeon, Young-Sik MSD, PhD; Choi, Byeong-Gap MSD, PhD; Kim, Chong-Kwan MSD, PhD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 pp 277-282 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract A variety of treatment modalities have been proposed for the management of peri-implantitis. These are mostly ba ...


The Use of Lipiodol in Spiral Tomography for Dental Implant Imaging Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 pp 35-40 Siu, Adam S. C. BDS, MDS*; Li, Thomas K. L. BDS, MSc**; Chu, Frederick C. S. BDS(Hons), MSc***; Comfort, Margaret B. BDS, MSc†; Chow, T. W. BDS, MSc, PhD‡ *Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. **Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. ***Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, The Univ ...


The use of porous calcium phosphate scaffolds with transforming growth factor beta 1 as an onlay bone graft substitute: An experimental study in rats December 2004 Huse RO, Quinten Ruhe P, Wolke JGC, Jansen JA. Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2004, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 741-749(9) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Objectives: Autogeneous bone grafting is regarded to be the golden standard for onlay grafts, but it requires ...


The Use of Small Titanium Screws for Orthodontic Anchorage 2003 T. Deguchi, T. Takano-Yamamoto, R. Kanomi, J.K. Hartsfield, Jr. W.E. Roberts, and L.P. Garetto Journal of Dental Research The use of conventional dental implants for orthodontic anchorage is limited by their large size. The purpose of this study was to quantify the histomorphometric properties of the bone-implant interface to analyze the use of small titanium screws as an orthodontic anchorage and to establish an adequate heali ...


The use of three different matrices to ensure proper spatial dimension in fabricating definitive implant-supported prostheses May 2005 Shahram Emtiaz, DDS a *, Joao Carames, DMD, PhD b, Isabel Gamboa c, Maria Leonor Baptista de Sousa, DMD d, Bruno Dias, RDH e Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 5 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Implant concepts continue to evolve not only in ...


THE ``LOMA LINDA STENT': A SCREW-RETAINED RESIN STENT February 2003 By Periklis Proussaefs, DDS, MS; Jaime Lozada, DDS; Alejandro Kleinman, DDS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This article describes a technique in which an acellular dermal allograft is used in combination with a photopolymerized acrylic resin stent to increase the zone of keratinized tissue around osseointegrated dental implants. During the secondstage s ...


The ‘third law’ March 15,2003 The Statesman Scientists have detected a ‘third dentition’ and developed a sophisticated mode of surgery called Oral Implantology that can not only correct your jaw bones but will also light up your face. Montey Garg reports HUMANS have two dentitions — milk (primary) and permanent (secondary) dentition. But today’s medical technologies found a third dentition through device called oral implantology, an “oral implant”. It’s a surgery that requires a a titanium ...


The “FAD” (Floating Alveolar Device): A bidirectional distraction system for distraction osteogenesis of the alveolar process September 2004 Massimo Robiony, MD * * Corrado Toro, MD † Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick, DDS ‡ Nicoletta Zerman, MD § Fabio Costa, MD ? Massimo Politi, MD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose The following study illustrates preoperative and perioperative vector management in alveolar distraction using a new distraction system—th ...


Therapy of peri-implantitis with resective surgery February 2005 Eugenio Romeo1, Marco Ghisolfi1, Nicola Murgolo1, Matteo Chiapasco1, Diego Lops1 and Giorgio Vogel1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 9 - February 2005 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the clinical outcome of two different surgical approaches for the treatment of peri-implantitis. Seventeen patients with ITI® implants were included co ...


Thermal and Chemical Modification of Titanium-Aluminum-Vanadium Implant Materials and Effect on Osteoblast (MG63) Cell Attachment D.E. MACDONALD1, N. DEO2, B. RAPUANO3, M. STRANICK4, and A.L. BOSKEY3, 1 VA Medical Center/Columbia University School of Graduate Engineering, Bronx, NY, USA, 2 Columbia University School of Graduate Engineering, New York, NY, USA, 3 Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA, 4 Colgate Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ, USA 2003 IADR Titanium-aluminum-vanadi ...


Three Immediately Loaded Rigidly Connected Implants: Follow-up of 50 Edentulous Mandibles D. VAN STEENBERGHE1, L. MOLLY1, B. VANDEKERCKHOVE1, E. DE SMET2, and I. NAERT2, 1 Cathol. Univ. Leuven, Dept. Periodontol, Belgium, 2 Cathol. Univ. Leuven, Dept. Prosth. Dent, Belgium 2003 IADR Objectives: Except for the original publication by Brånemark et al. (1999) demonstrating that one can install an immediately functioning fixed prosthesis, on a very rigid bar supported by 3 implants only in the e ...


Three Surgical Steps to Reconstructing Car Crash Victims' Upper Jaws; Function and Appearance Restored 18 march 2005 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ROSEMONT, IL --A surgical process most often associated with orthopedic surgery has been found effective in the intricate reconstruction of patients with severe bone loss in the anterior maxilla -- the front portion of the upper jaw. Distraction osteogenesis reconstructs skeletal deformities through the gradual, controlled ...


Three-dimensional finite element analysis of the effect of different bone quality on stress distribution in an implant-supported crown March 2005 By M. Sevimay, DDS, PhD, F. Turhan, DDS, M.A. Kiliçarslan, PhD, and G. Eskitascioglu, DDS, PhD The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Volume 93 • Number 3 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Statement of problem Primary implant stability and bone density are va ...


Three-year Evaluation of Single-tooth Implants Restored 3 Weeks after One-stage Surgery L.F. COOPER1, D.A. FELTON1, S. ELLNER2, A. MOLINA1, J.D. MORIARTY1, D.W. PAQUETTE1, and C. HÖSTNER3, 1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2 Kalmar County Hospital, Sweden, 3 Astra Tech AB, Mölndal, Sweden 2003 IADR Objective:The possibility to expedite dental implant therapy by early or immediate loading protocols requires long-term clinical investigation. The aim of this prospective cohort t ...


Throwing Darts December 2003 Perel, Morton L. DDS, MScD Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(4) December 2003 p 267 Incompetence. The word looms large. In an editorial, unrelated to implant dentistry, Dr. David W. Chambers 1 began I am annoyed by incompetence. Yet, sad to say, the same does apply to implant dentistry. Ask any laboratory technician who is involved with fabricating master models for clinicians who restore root-form implants. You will be flabbergasted, and quite possibly ashamed, to ...


Tissue response to poly-L-lactide acid-polyglycolic acid absorbable screws in autogenous bone grafts: a histologic morphological analysis February 2005 Mariza Akemi Matsumoto1, Hugo Nary Filho1, Luís Eduardo Marques Padovan1, Roberto Yoshio Kawakami1 and Luís Antônio De Assis Taveira2 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 1 Page 112 - February 2005 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the local bone condition of autogenous chin grafts in contact with r ...


Tissue response to titanium implantation in the rat maxilla, with special reference to the effects of surface conditions on bone formation December 2003 Shirakura M, Fujii N, Ohnishi H, Taguchi Y, Ohshima H, Nomura S, Maeda T Clinical Oral Implants Research, December 2003, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 687-696(10) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Tissue responses to titanium implantation with two different surface conditions in our establis ...


Tissue-engineered bone for maxillary sinus augmentation June 2004 Ronald Schimming, MD, DMD, PhD* Rainer Schmelzeisen, MD, DMD, PhD† Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Autologous, allogenic, and alloplastic materials for bony reconstruction in the craniomaxillofacial region have specific drawbacks stimulating the ongoing search for new materials. Cultivated skin and mucosa grafts are in clinical routine use in head and neck reconstruction but so far, to the ...


Tissue-engineered injectable bone regeneration for osseointegrated dental implants October 2004 Yoichi Yamada1, Minoru Ueda2, Takahito Naiki2 and Tetsuro Nagasaka3 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 15 Issue 5 Page 589 Blackwell Synergy Publishing Abstract: The present study investigated a correlation between osseointegration in dental implants and an injectable tissue-engineered bone, using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Initially, the teeth in the ma ...


Titanium Implants Induce Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Bone During Osseointegration Saturday, 5 February 2005 RedNova News Abstract- Implanted pure titanium fixtures are able to completely integrate with bone, in part because of the formation of a strong extracellular matrix (ECM) bond at the titanium-bone interface. In this study, we used a rodent femur model of intramedullary osseointegration to analyze the changes in immunoreactivity of ECM- controlling matrix metalloprotein ...


Tofu mends broken bones and teeth 1 December, 2004 BBC News The de-fatted soybean curd would act like polyfiller to fill in defects. It has the added advantage of encouraging new bone to grow as it biodegrades and releases natural anti-inflammatory agents. Inventor Dr Matteo Santin of Brighton University has teamed up with experts from the University of Naples and WessexBio to develop the material. Bone filler Many existing materials used to fill bone are derived from animal sources, ...


Tooth Socket Model for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Bone Regeneration I.J. DE KOK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and L.F. COOPER, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, USA 2003 IADR The use of bone marrow stromal derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for alveolar or craniofacial repair is a proximal goal of tissue engineers. Based on an ectopic model in immunocompromised mice, a construct including culture-expanded, cryopreserved MSCs adherent to a porous H ...


Tooth troubles? 17 March 2005 DR PREET KANWAL SINGH Express News Service Ludhiana: THE face is a part of the body which provides uniqueness and personality to an individual. The role of teeth in aesthetics can also not be undermined. Unfortunately, these two areas are also most vulnerable to injuries of various kinds. The most common cause is road accidents due to high speed vehicular traffic. Other causes include falls, fights, sports related injuries, industrial accidents and natural di ...


Tourism for health MAY 24, 2005 By Elisabeth Rosenthal International Herald Tribune BUDAPEST When Loman O'Dowd of County Donegal, Ireland, retired last year after decades of hard work, he felt the urge to travel, to see the world. He also needed extensive and expensive dental work. His asthma was acting up as well. So this month, O'Dowd, a retired horticulturist, took care of both his wanderlust and his medical needs during a 10-day trip to Hungary. He toured the ancient castle in Buda. He ...


Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 1 Expression in the Peri-Implant Soft Tissues of Healthy and Failing Dental Implants April 2003 By Roberto Cornelini, Corrado Rubini, Massimiliano Fioroni, Gian Antonio Favero, Rita Strocchi, and Adriano Piattelli Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-ß) is composed of a family of multifunctional p ...


Transient dynamic analysis of dental implants by finite element method T. KITAGAWA, Y. TANIMOTO, M. WAKAMI, T. WATANABE, K. NEMOTO, and M. AIDA, Nihon University, Matsudo, Japan 2004 IADR Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the dynamic behaviors of the dental implant system with a taper or external hex joint as connections between the implant and abutment, using transient dynamic analysis of the finite element method (FEM). Methods: In the present study, two types of dental i ...


Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Destruction With Immediately Loaded Implants and Simultaneous Bone Augmentation: A Case Report February 2003 By George E. Romanos Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: Advanced periodontal destruction is often associated with extraction of the teeth. Oral rehabilitation in these cases may include the traditional prosthetic restoratio ...


Treatment of Completely Edentulous Patients with Fixed Implant-Supported Restorations: Three Consecutive Cases of Simultaneous Immediate Loading in Both Maxilla and Mandible German O. Gallucci, DMD/Jean-Pierre Bernard, PD Dr Med, MD/Urs C. Belser, Prof Dr Med Dent, DMD January/February 2005 International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry This article aims to: (1) describe the treatment of three consecutive completely edentulous patients with fixed implant-supported restorati ...


Treatment of Intrabony Defects Around Implants Using Different Graft Materials S.H. CHOI1, H.I. MOON1, S.K. MOON1, C.S. KIM1, K.S. CHO1, Y.K. LEE1, and J.S. SHIM2, 1 Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2 Yonsei Unversity, Seoul, South Korea March 2004 Clinical Implant Studies Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the healing of the Demineralized Bone Matrix(GrafTon¢ç), Porous beta-phase tricalcium phosphate particles (b- TCP) (Cerasorb¢ç), and a newly developed ...


Treatment of Ligature-Induced Peri-Implantitis by Lethal Photosensitization and Guided Bone Regeneration: A Preliminary Histologic Study in Dogs March 2003 By Jamil Awad Shibli, Marilia Compagnoni Martins, Francisco Humberto Nociti Jr., Valdir Gouveia Garcia, and Elcio Marcantonio Jr. Journal of Periodontology You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Background: The purpose of this pilot study was to evalu ...


Treatment of Midfacial Defects Using Prostheses Supported by ITI Dental Implants. November 2004. Scolozzi, Paolo M.D., D.M.D.; Jaques, Bertrand M.D., D.M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 114(6):1395-1404 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the use of ITI dental implants used for anchoring facial prostheses in the restorative treatment of mid ...


Treatment of pediatric facial fractures: The case for metallic fixation March 2005 Rudolf R.M. Bos, DMD, PhD * * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Today, metallic osteosynthesis systems are looked on as the “gold standard.”1 However, these metal systems have some important disadvantages. Metal systems may interfere with radiotherapy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Furthermore, complications associated with metal implants include infection, sensitization, ...


Treatment of peri-implantitis by the Vector® system: A pilot study June 2005 Karring ES, Stavropoulos A, Ellegaard B, Karring T. Clinical Oral Implants Research, June 2005, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 288-293(6) You can view the abstract online. The full text article is available for purchase Abstract: Aim: To compare the effectiveness of treatment of peri-implantitis with a novel ultrasonic device, the Vector® system, with that of subgingival debridement with carbon fiber curettes. Material ...


Treatment of the Contaminated Implant Surface Using the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Implant Dentistry. 13(2):165-170, June 2004. Miller, Robert J. DDS, FACD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Abstract: Treatment of the contaminated implant surface by mechanical and chemotherapeutic means has met with mixed success. Incomplete surface debridement or alteration of the implant surface could compromise attempts at grafting and reintegration of the implant body. Development of a laser system operating a ...


Treatment Options of Untreatable Traumatized Anterior Maxillary Teeth for Future Use of Dental Implantation March 2004 Schwartz-Arad, Devorah DMD, PhD; Levin, Liran DMD; Ashkenazi, Malka DMD Implant Dentistry March 2004, Volume 13, Issue 1 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract The anterior maxilla is the most traumatized region during childhood. Posttraumatic complications occasionally lead to tooth loss as well as the need for future implants. Unfortunate ...


Treatment Planning Considerations: Questionable Teeth or Implants April 2003 Harel Simon, DMD Journal of the California Dental Association The decision concerning treatment planning should be based on the most predictable procedures that will benefit the health and function of the patient. When deciding upon the proper restorative treatment, the clinician is faced with a dilemma about whether to keep or extract teeth with questionable prognoses, as illustrated with the patient "A.K." It is w ...


Treatment planning in a case of restoration of the maxilla and mandible using osseointegrated implants with four types of bone graft. December 2004 Hori M, Kaneko K, Harada D, Nakanishi K, Tanaka T, Ishii T, Tanaka H. J Oral Sci. 2003 Dec;45(4):227-32. PubMed You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. A case is reported of a 66-year-old woman who could not use a conventional, full upper denture because of a gag reflex. ...


Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry: New MRI Sequence for Bone Visualization Compared with Dental CT in Axial and Reformated Images K. DULA, L. REMONDA, T. HÜBNER, C. KIEFER, G. SCHROTH, and D. BUSER, University of Berne, Switzerland 2003 IADR Objective: To find new MR-sequences for bone visualisation and compare with images from Dental CT for treatment planning in implant dentistry. Methods: A special water phantom with built in air-water transitions was used to study different MR sequ ...


Trend Towards Better Hygiene Driving the Market for Dental Implants April 7, 2005 Khalsa News Network America’s obsession with the endless pursuit of beauty has had quite a positive effect on oral hygiene. This obsession, combined with improvements in the standard of care for oral hygiene, has resulted in a declining prevalence of edentulism in the United States and abroad. As a result, the demand for dental implants has been rising annually, according to a new report by Millennium Research G ...


Trial Method Using Adhesive For Accurate Implant Working Casts 10 March 2005 Y. ISHIURA, T. MIYAZAKI, and T. KAWAWA, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan IADR Objectives: The aim of this study was determine a method to make a more accurate implant working cast. Until now, our results indicate that the implant rotates when using an impression coping of the IAT Fit II implant system (Ishifuku, Tokyo). Methods: A three-dimensional microscope was used to measure reference points on the master model an ...


Trial toward the Regeneration of Periodontal Tissues around Titanium Implant 26 June 2003 K. MATSUMURA, S. TSUTSUMI, N. IKUMI, N. NAKAJIMA, C. PENG, and S.-H. HYON, Kyoto University, Japan IADR Objectives: In order to require the functional recovery of the dental implant, a trial of regenerating PDL around implant was carried out by culturing PDL cells on a poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol)(EVA) coated implant. In this report, the guided tissue regeneration membrane was used to prevent the do ...


Tuned aperture computed tomography (TACT®) for cross-sectional implant site assessment in the posterior mandible September 2003 By Behnoush Rashedi, DMD, MS, Donald A. Tyndall, MPH, DDS, PhD, John B. Ludlow, DDS, MS, Nancy R. Chaffee, DDS, Albert D. Guckes, DDS Journal of Prosthodontics You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Purpose: This study was designed to optimize a new radiographic modality known as ...


Twenty Years of Progress in Implant Prosthodontics Implant Dentistry: Volume 12(1) March 2003 p 9 Loughlin, Robert M. DDS Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. In 1982, North American dentists discovered dental implants to be predictable and successful on a long-term basis. This led to its widespread use in North America and a dramatic change in how patients were diagnosed and treated prosthodontically. This article gives a historical description and a rational for various aspects of implant ...


Two-Implant Mandibular Overdentures: Simple to Fabricate and Easy to Wear January 2003 By Esa Klemetti, LicOd, PhD, Dip Prostho (EU) ; Antoine Chehade, BSc, DDS, MSc; Yoshiaki Takanashi, DDS, PhD; Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Success rates for titanium dental implants in the anterior mandible are very high. Because of these success rates, as well as lower costs, it is common ...


Two-Year Retrospective Evaluation of a Unique Restoration for Single Implants R. URDANETA, Harvard University, Concord Dental Associates, Concord, MA, USA, M. MARINCOLA, University of Cartagena, AISI, Italian Association of Restorative Implant Dentistry, Rome, Italy, and S.-K. CHUANG, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Chestnut Hill. Copyright © 2004 Bicon The Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC) (Bicon, Boston, MA) is a techniq ...


Undecalcified bone samples: a description of the technique and its utility based on the literature. 2005 Apr 1 Cano-Sanchez J, Campo-Trapero J, Gonzalo-Lafuente JC, Moreno-Lopez LA, Bascones-Martinez A. jo.cano@wanadoo.es Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2005 Apr 1;10 Suppl 1:E74-87 PubMed [Article in English, Spanish] The evaluation of bone regeneration and peri-implantary bone apposition requires laboratory techniques that allow the evaluation of hard tissues without needing to decalcify ...


UNL research gets teeth for Sudanese refugees March 31, 2005 By: DANIELLE WELTY Daily Nebraskan To Americans, the gapped-tooth smile of Sudanese refugees may be a sign of bad oral hygiene, but to members of the Dinka and Nuer tribes, who purposely remove six of their bottom teeth, it is a sign of beauty. Unfortunately, once these refugees attempt to assimilate to American culture, this tradition of removing permanent teeth can hinder development of the English language, processing of Amer ...


Urticarial dermatitis caused by dental implant adhesive compounds: A case report February 2004 By B. Hadjiev, G. Avshalomov Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The, Supplement • Volume 113 • Number 2 • pS133 to pS133 You can view the abstract online. A subscription is required to view the full text or it can be purchased online. Abstract Rationale We report a case of dental adhesive-induced urticaria in a patient with prior history of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. This 65-year-old wo ...


US researchers find gene therapy helpful in dental implant 2005-02-02 Xinhua News Agency LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- US Researchers have found that introducing a growth factor protein into a mouth wound, using gene therapy, helps generate bone around dental implants, according to a paper in the Molecular Therapy journal published on Tuesday. For a patient with a sizable mouth wound, replacing a tooth means more than simply implanting a new one. The patient also needs the bone struct ...


Use of a plate-guided distraction device for transport distraction osteogenesis of the mandible April 2004 Alan S. Herford, DDS, MD** Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Background Transport distraction osteogenesis has been used to reconstruct continuity defects by regenerating bone and soft tissues. A challenge has been to maintain the correct vector during the distraction process. A new type of distraction device was recently developed that uses a standard reconst ...


Use of a reline jig to fabricate a complete denture implant surgical guide from an existing complete denture December 2004 Kevin D. Plummer, DDS and Max Nahon, DDS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 92 • Number 6 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Duplicating an existing denture or denture waxing to fabricate a surgical guide for implant placement is a common procedure.1 Hydrocolloid impression materials in duplicating jigs or flasks are often used to m ...


USE OF CEPHALOMETRIC ANALYSIS FOR IMPLANT PLACEMENT IN A PATIENT WITH AN EDENTULOUS MAXILLA WITH A SEVERE CLASS III INTERMAXILLARY RELATIONSHIP April 2004 By Yasunori Hotta, DDS, PhD - director of Aichi Implant Center, which is accredited by the Japanese Society of Oral Implantology Journal of Oral Implantology: Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract A patient with a totally edentulous maxilla and a severe Class III intermaxillary relationship in the anter ...


Use of Horizontal Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis for Implant Placement in a Narrow Alveolar Ridge: A Case Report March/April 2004 Tetsu Takahashi, DDS, PhD/Katsuyuki Funaki, DDS/Hironari Shintani, DDS/Tatsuo Haruoka, DDS, PhD Quintessence Publishing Although alveolar distraction is a promising method for ridge augmentation involving the atrophic maxilla or mandible for implant placement, techniques of horizontal and oblique alveolar distraction for expanding a narrow alveolar ridge have ...


USE OF HTR SYNTHETIC BONE AS AN AUGMENTATION MATERIAL IN CONJUNCTION WITH IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT: A CASE REPORT February 2003 By Raymond A. Yukna, DMD, MS; Ana M. Saenz, DDS, MS; Michael Shannon, DDS; Elizabeth T. Mayer, RDH, BS Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Immediate placement of dental implants (DI) in fresh extraction sockets is associated with remaining voids around the DI and often a partial dehiscence or thin ...


USE OF MAGNETIC ABUTMENTS FOR SHORT ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS FOLLOWING A FIBULA BONE GRAFT IN AN ORAL CANCER PATIENT: A CASE REPORT December 2003 By Junnosuke Ishii, DDS, PhD; Tatsuya Yoshida, DDS; Satoshi Yokoo, DDS, PhD; Takahide Komori, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Dental implant treatment is an indispensable portion of oral rehabilitation in patients who are to undergo reconstructive surgery following the remov ...


Use of the Frontal Process of the Maxillary Bone for Implant Placement to Retain a Nasal Prosthesis: A Clinical Report November/December 2004 Periklis Proussaefs, DDS, MS Quintessence Publishing Implant placement to provide support and retention for nasal prostheses has been described in the literature. The anatomic sites that have been utilized for implant placement are the nasal bones, the premaxillary area through the nasal fossae, and the anterior wall of the frontal sinus. In the patien ...


Use of vinyl polysiloxane for the fabrication of implant surgical guide December 2004 Cortino Sukotjo, DDS, PhD and Andreas Radics, CDT The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 92 • Number 6 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Proper implant position and angulation contributes to the successful implant-supported restoration. The fabrication of a radiographic and surgical guide prior to surgery may result in a more predictable implant placement.1,2 A traditiona ...


Use of wax spacers for putty-wash impression of implant snap-on impression copings May 2005 Abbas Monzavi, DDS, MSc a and Hakimeh Siadat, DDS, MSc b * Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry • Volume 93 • Number 5 Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract Use of a custom tray with elastomeric impression material or a stock tray with a putty-wash method is recommended for making an impression of dental implants.1,2 For impressions of the transfer impression assembly, ...


Using transitional implants as fixation screws to stabilize a surgical template for accurate implant placement: A clinical report June 2005 Simon Yeh, DDS a , Edward A. Monaco Jr., DDS b , Robert J. Buhite, DDS The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract This article describes a method of using transitional implants as surgical fixation screws to orient a surgical template predictably during the placement of implants in the an ...


Vertical alveolar bone distraction at molar region using lag screw principle July 2004 Soon-Jung Hwang, MD, DDS * Jong-Geul Jung, DDS † Ji-Ung Jung, DDS ‡ Seung-Hyun Kyung, DDS, PhD § * Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Abstract Purpose Recently, alveolar bone distraction has been widely used and several devices have been developed for this purpose. However, there are some disadvantages in each device, especially for distraction of posterior alveolar ridge. The purpo ...


VERTICAL ALVEOLAR DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS WITH COMPLICATIONS IN A RECONSTRUCTED MANDIBLE August 2003 By Masayuki Fukuda, DDS, PhD; Mitsuyoshi Iino, DDS, PhD; Takayoshi Ohnuki, DDS; Hirokazu Nagai, DDS, PhD; Tetsu Takahashi, DDS, PhD Journal of Oral Implantology Please visit the web site to view the article in its entirety. Abstract We report here a case of vertical alveolar distraction osteogenesis with many complications that required further surgical interventions. A 54-year-old man und ...


Editoral Vision, preeminence, and leadership in dental implant surgery: A specialty’s progress March 2004 • Volume 62 • Number 3 Leon A. Assael, DMD Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Online Vision Leadership in a clinical arena begins with a vision. The strategic plan of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons calls for leadership in dental implant surgery. By 2007, AAOMS envisions that the specialty will be “predominant in the field of oral and maxillofacial s ...


Visiting dental researcher at Case invents new technology to aid orthodontists Case July 13, 2004 The newly Food and Drug Administration-approved orthoscrew—so tiny it is dwarfed by a fingertip—is difficult to place between the narrow spaces of teeth roots and bone. Young Jin Jeon, a visiting assistant professor at the Case School of Dental Medicine and an orthodontist from Pusan National University in Korea, developed a new grid device during his yearlong residency at Case that will help or ...


Voorhees dentists tap baby boomers with plan for a superstore By John George March 27, 2005 Philadelphia Business Journal VOORHEES, N.J. -- The sounds of hammers and saws along Laurel Oak Road will soon be replaced by drills -- dentist drills, that is -- in this Camden County township. The construction sounds are coming from a $5 million medical office building being constructed for a multi-specialty dental practice. The 41,000-square-foot medical office will include 30 treatment rooms. ...


Women making strides in oral and maxillofacial surgery 28-Feb-2005 Medical Procedure News In the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Elaine Stuebner, DDS, is a pioneer in almost the same sense as the women who helped drive wagon trains across a brave, new world. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the jaws, face, mouth and teeth. OMSs care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain and mis ...


Word of mouth hails dental implants June 20, 2005 By PAUL HARASIM REVIEW-JOURNAL When Jewel Mlynek chews her food, she never can forget how reality bites. "My family followed the fruit harvests around the country, so we had enough money from picking fruit for food but not for dental checkups," the 67-year-old mother of three said recently after her Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Richard Seberg, checked on a bone graft he made to her gums. "We only went to the dentist if a tooth was hurting." T ...


Zygoma implant-supported midfacial prosthetic rehabilitation: a 4-year follow-up study including assessment of quality of life June 2005 Constantin Alexander Landes1 Clinical Oral Implants Research Volume 16 Issue 3 Page 313 Blackwell Synergy Abstract Objective: Successful prosthetic rehabilitation is crucial for quality of life in cases of large maxillary defects when surgical reconstruction is not advisable because of general health or patient refusal. For this purpose, the extended ...


[Image guided dental implantology] 2005 Jan Shohat M, Tal C. Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim. 2005 Jan;22(1):60-4, 87. PubMed [Article in Hebrew] Dept. of Prosthodontics, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem. Dental implants insertion is a predictable surgical procedure with very high success rates. An optimal implants placement requires excellent surgical skills and good prosthetic perception. Performing an inaccurate implantation can lead to irreversible surgica ...


[Implant-supported restoration in the free-end partially edentulous mandible: a clinical report] 2005 Apr Hirose Y. Nippon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi. PubMed [Article in Japanese] Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Ishikari, 061-0293 Hokkaido. yukito@hoku-iryo-u.ac.jp PATIENT: A 60-year-old woman presented to the Clinic at Health Science University of Hokkaido on September, 1997. The patient's chief complaint was difficulty in ...


[ITI dental implants immediately placed into vascularized iliac bone grafts for reconstruction of mandibular defect:Analysis of 12 consecutive cases.] 2005 Apr Wu YQ, Zhang ZY, Zhang ZY, Huang W, Lai HC, Hu YJ, Zhang CP. Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue PubMed [Article in Chinese] Center of Implantology,Ninth People's Hospital, School of Stomatology, Shanghai Second Medical University.Shanghai 200011, China. E-mail:h9mfsl@online.sh.cn. PURPOSE: Vascularized iliac bone graft combined implantation ...


[Research methods in dentistry 9. Follow-up of permucosal implants in an edentate mandible using panoramic radiography] 2005 Mar Verhoeven JW, Cune MS. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd PubMed [Article in Dutch] Afdeling Mondziekten, Kaakchirurgie en Bijzondere Tandheelkunde van het Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht. j.w.verhoeven@med.uu.nl Panoramic radiographs are frequently used for routine follow-up of mandibular implants. The objective of this study was to determine whether measurement on a ...



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