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Treatment guidelines

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Anesthesia

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

Edentulous

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Post-placement

At this appointment, a careful evaluation of the patient's oral hygiene and soft tissue response is performed and adjustments made as needed. A daily home-care program must be customized to the individual's ability to clean the...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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Treatment guidelines

Inform patient about adequate actions after surgery. Leave around the clock emergency contact numbers in case of urgent complications. Plan or delegate to the referring dentist postoperative recall visits, at day 1 or 2, day 8 - 14 and 4 – 6 weeks...

Aftercare / follow up
Oral hygiene instructions
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Treatment guidelines

All tissue surfaces, prosthesis surfaces and implant surfaces should be accessible by oral hygiene aids like toothbrushes, interdental brushes and dental floss or dental tape. It is paramount that, during treatment planning...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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Treatment guidelines

The regular recall control appointment, at least every 6 months, should comprise a hygiene check by the dental/oral hygienist or other auxiliary, and include professional cleaning of the restoration, prosthetic components, sulcus and any...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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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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Patient cases

A 75-year-old female patient with multiple medical conditions asking for dental implants to improve her masticatory function. As such, the All-on-4® treatment concept protocol for the mandible and later on a flapless implant surgery for the maxilla have been employed.

Radiology
Digital workflow
CAD/CAM
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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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Checklists

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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Checklists

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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Checklists

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