Chapter 1 Ultrasonic Imaging - Physics and Mechanism.- Chapter 2 Ultrasonic Imaging in Comparison to Other Imaging Modalities.- Chapter 3 System Requirements for Intraoral Ultrasonic Scanning.- Chapter 4 Current Digital Workflow for Implant Therapy: Advantages and Limitations.- Chapter 5 Ultrasound for Periodontal Imaging.- Chapter 6 Ultrasonic Imaging for Estimating the Risk of Peri-Implant Estheric Complications.- Chapter 7 Ultrasound Indications in Implant-Related and Other Oral Surgery.- Chapter 8 Ultrasound Imaging for Evaluating Peri-Implant Diseases.- Chapter 9 Ultrasonography for Wound Healing Evaluation of Implant Related Surgeries.- Chapter 10 Ultrasonic Evaluation of Dental Implant Stability.- Chapter 11 Photoacoustic Ultrasound for Enhanced Contrast in Dental and Periodontal Imaging.- Chapter 12 Volumetric Ultrasound and Related Dental Applications.
This book presents up-to-date information on promising indications for ultrasound in contemporary periodontics and implant therapy with the aim of assisting researchers and dental practitioners to use this novel imaging modality to advance research and patient care. Readers will find clear guidance on the application of ultrasound for evaluation of periodontal and peri-implant tissues. The mechanism of ultrasound imaging is explained in detail and compared to other imaging modalities. Furthermore, the role of ultrasound in the planning and execution of implant surgery and the assessment of implant stability is discussed. The book closes by considering the potential dental applications of functional ultrasound and volumetric ultrasound. This book will potentially be of high values for dental surgeons, periodontists, general dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental researchers and other practitioners, etc.
Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS, is Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Program Director of the Periodontics Graduate Program in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He earned his DDS from Taipei Medical University, Taiwan in 2003 and his MS/Certificate in Periodontics in 2011 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a prestigious award, Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence in Graduate Periodontics. He received several other awards from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), including Fellowship to the Institute for Teaching & Learning (2011), Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship (2011), Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship (2013), Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics (2015) and AAP Sunstar Innovation Award (2018).Dr. Chan limits his practice to periodontal and implant therapy. His main focuses in clinical research and patient care are development of innovative imaging technology, especially ultrasonography, minimally invasive regenerative approaches, e.g. microsurgery, and image-guided surgeries. To date he has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Oliver D. Kripfgans, PhD, Dipl-Phys, is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He holds further positions at the university as Research Associate Professor in the Applied Physics Program and Adjunct Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kripfgans gained his Diploma in Physics from the University of Saarland in Saarbrucken, Germany, in 1996 and subsequently earned his PhD in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, where he also undertook postdoctoral training in therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Kripfgans has been principal investigator on many research projects sponsored by NIH and other funding institutions. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and was a Board Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He acts as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals and as a scientist reviewer for other bodies. He has been a lead or co-author on 109 peer-reviewed journal and proceedings articles.