Demography.- Influence of Systemic Diseases on Oral Health.- Physiologic Changes in Periodontology.- Physiologic Changes in Endodontics.- Treatment of Patients with Neurologic or Psychological Troubles.- Carious Destruction of the Remaining Teeth: Diagnostic and Treatment.- Minimalistic Approach for Conservative Restorations.- Evaluation of Transitional and Immediate Dentures.- New Approach for Adapted for Complete Dentures.- Implant Supported Overdentures: Benefit And Risks.- Follow Up and Long Term Prevention.
This book is designed to help dentists in general practice to improve the results of prosthetic procedures in medically compromised and elderly patients. In particular, it critically scrutinizes various dogmas that govern practitioners' approaches yet lack sound scientific support and often have an adverse effect on outcomes. Attention is drawn to straightforward procedures that offer significant clinical benefits and to aspects that are too often neglected, such as the impact of systemic diseases. New light is cast, for example, on the taking of dental impressions, the treatment of malocclusions, the making of jaw relation records, the relationship between denture quality and patient satisfaction, and the use of implant-supported overdentures versus traditional complete prostheses (dentures). As Albert Einstein once said, "It is what we think we know that prevents us from learning more." Readers will find that this book helps them to re-examine taken-for-granted elements of their practice, leading to improved care and patient satisfaction.
Alexandre Mersel is Director of the European Continuing Education Program for the Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) and a member of the FDI Education Committee. His academic roles have included Associate Professor at the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Israel; Head of the Department of Removable Prosthodontics and Gerodontics at the Haifa Institute for Advanced Dental Studies; Director of the Jerusalem Geriatric Dental Center; and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Marseilles and at the Dental Faculty, Paris V University. Professor Mersel is Founder and Chairman of the European College of Gerodontology and also co-founded the International Association of Gerodontology. He is a past Chair of the FDI Section of Gerodontology and of the FDI Special Committee on Gerodontology. Professor Mersel is a recipient of The City of Paris Silver Medal. He has authored more than 90 scientific articles.