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This is a chapter by chapter journey through the multiple aspects of the required planning and treatment of patients who need a fixed complete denture and associated crown to fully restore their oral well-being. 

 

 

Edentulous rehabilitation
Diagnosis & treatment planning
Implant surgery
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Twenty-two patients native to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) who suffered from mandibular edentulism were treated with the Nobel Biocare Trefoil™ system over the course of 7 days. 

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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In the week-long project led by Drs. Kenji Higuchi and Ruben Rosenberg, eleven Rapa Nui natives suffering from mandibular edentulism were successfully treated with the innovative Trefoil system.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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A major health concern of Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island's) indigenous population is the high incidence of edentulism. Watch what motivated Drs. Rosenberg and Higuchi to realize this life-changing humanitarian project together with FOR.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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FOR together with Drs. Kenji Higuchi and Ruben Rosenberg have realized a unique humanitarian mission in Rapa Nui. This video gives some first impressions from the full project.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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Treatment guidelines

The choice of anesthesia depends on many variables including the complexity of treatment, duration of treatment, need for patient awareness and the response during treatment, only to name a few. In general, the clinician and patient should discuss the...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Treatment guidelines

As described in Patient Assessment, a thorough evaluation of patient factors influencing whether to proceed with surgical therapy is relevant.
Depending on the tpe of surgery prescribe pre-operative medication (for example antibiotic coverage), if...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Checklists

Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: At least one week before surgery
Location: Stock room

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: After pre-treatment consultation before patient leaves
Location: Consultation room and/or front desk

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Morning of the surgery (beginning of the day)
Location: OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory
Comments: Refers to one room (not patient); only performed 1x per day

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon or Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Shortly before surgery
Location: Chairside in OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory

Preoperative procedures
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Checklists

Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon
Timing: End of the pre-treatment consultation while patient is still present
Location: Consultation room and/or chairside

Preoperative procedures