This book covers all aspects of implant dentistry, presenting up-to-date information that reflects the highest level of scientific evidence as presented in the specialized literature. Among the topics addressed by expert authors are the prognosis of natural tooth versus implant restorations, bone response to implant treatment, placement and loading time, implant design and length, platform design, implant abutments, prosthodontic treatment, reconstructive surgery, and periimplantitis.
The amount of data available for the clinician working in the field of implantology is huge and constantly increasing. The task of remaining abreast of the latest evidence and applying it effectively in clinical practice is further hindered by the fact that many scientific papers make contradictory claims and contain methodological flaws and biases that generate confusion and lack of reliability. Against this background, Evidence-Based Implant Dentistry will serve the reader as a dependable and scientifically supported guide to current implant treatment and key issues in the field.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine and How it Relates to Implantology.- Basics of Biostatistics.- Teeth or Implants.- Bone Response to Implant Treatment.- Placement and Loading Time.- Implant Design and Implant Length.- Platform Design.- Implant Abutments.- Prosthodontic Treatment.- Reconstructive Surgery.- Periimplantitis.
Oreste Iocca, DDS, is a Fellow Researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He is also a part-time lecturer at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), where he actively collaborates with the Departments of Oral Surgery and Periodontology/Implant Dentistry. He gained his DDS in 2009 from the Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy, and subsequently attended as a Research Fellow in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy, and as a Postgraduate Resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYUCD. In addition to his practice in Oral Surgery and Implantology, Dr. Iocca has research interests in the treatment of the periodontally compromised patient, bone regeneration procedures, and oral medicine.