As the number of older Americans grows, edentulism is likely to be an increasing problem here. To aid dental professionals in keeping up-to-date on implantology, this special Compendium eBook offers two continuing education (CE) articles and a case report on a concept for addressing the needs of an edentulous patient. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: The "All-on-4" Concept for Implant Rehabilitation of an Endentulous Jaw Christopher CK Ho, BDS, Grad Dip Clin Dent, M Clin Dent; and Sascha A. Jovanovic, DDS, MS
This article discusses considerations for "All-on-4" treatment and presents methodology descriptions for its effective use. For edentulous patients, the All-on-4 treatment concept has emerged as an alternative to traditional implant therapy, facilitating immediate function, esthetics, and efficacious long-term outcomes. The aim is reduced treatment time and costs along with predictable long-term outcomes.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Management of the Nasopalatine Canal and Foramen Associated With Dental Implant Therapy John Cavallaro, DDS; Shota Tsuji, DDS, MS; Tzu-Shan Chiu, DDS, MS; and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS
This article discusses challenges in dental implant placement in the anterior maxilla, where the nasopalatine canal can be an impediment. The authors write that the position and size of the canal and its foramen with respect to the teeth, buccal plate of bone, and type of planned prosthesis are key factors to consider. They describe surgical techniques that can be used in this region to attain implant survival. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Case Report: Mandibular Dental Reconstruction Using a Novel Implant System and Concept Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD; Ghadeer Thalji, DDS, PhD; Carly Park, DMD; and Lee Culp, CDT
This case report features an edentulous patient selected to have her mandibular dentition comprehensively rehabilitated using a novel implant system and concept.