Introduction.- Medically Compromised Patients: a Biological and Social Challenge.- The Role of Substance Abuse in Dental Implant Treatment.- Organ Diseases and Dental Implant Treatment.- Bone Diseases and Dental Implant Treatment.- Dental Implants Treatment for Diabetic Patients.- Immune system-related diseases and Dental Implant Treatment.- Drug-induced Disorders and Dental Implant Treatment.- Oral diseases and Dental Implant Treatment.- Other Conditions Affecting Dental Implant Treatment.
This book is an ideal reference guide for clinicians seeking to improve their decision making and treatment outcomes when placing dental implants in medically compromised patients, in whom conditions for osseointegration and soft tissue healing may be unfavorable. Up-to-date information is provided on the potential impacts of a wide variety of diseases and disorders on dental implant treatment and the factors that need to be considered when deciding on the feasibility of such treatment. More specifically, for each condition possible disease-related changes in the oral environment are explained and key treatment issues are identified, including surgical and prosthodontic aspects and pharmacological considerations. The book will help general dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons to reduce the risk of treatment failure and complications and to ensure that the implant therapy is successful in achieving excellent quality of life and functional benefits, thereby improving patient satisfaction.
Quan Yuan, DDS, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Department of Prosthodontics at West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, China. He gained his DDS from West China School of Stomatology and in 2008 completed his doctorate. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Yuan was a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then joined West China School of Stomatology as associate professor of implant dentistry and assistant dean for education, before taking up his present position in 2013. From 2013 to 2016, he was also a visiting assistant researcher at School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Yuan has served as executive committee member of Dental Implant Section, Chinese Stomatological Association, and fellow of International Team of Implantology. He is an editorial board member of International Journal of Oral Science and Scientific Reports. He has been lead or co-author of 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals.