Diagnosis: the foundation for providing the best treatment
- A patient's dental history, thorough clinical examination and careful acquisition of data, represent critical findings needed to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and formulate an appropriate treatment plan
- The history should include extraoral examination, intraoral examination, radiographs, digital photographs, and an assessment of the available vertical space
- The health and well-being of the patient must be considered before proceeding with elective implant treatment
- One of the best indicators of physical status is the ability of the patient to exercise. The Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Physical Status Classification, based on the ASA Classification System, helps clinicians identify at-risk patients.
Implant-based rehabilitation approach for a total edentulous patient requires a series of decisions that are taken to determine whether the patient is a reasonable candidate for implant therapy.
which information to collect - patient expectation and dental clinical evaluation
Following a brief discussion about the edentulous patient’s preferences, Dr. Saj Jivraj discusses extra-oral and intra-oral clinical factors and diagnostic criteria to determine patient eligibility for fixed or a removable prosthesis.
Which information to collect - medical history data collection
Click on the blue button below and be redirected to the Medical History Data Collection Paragraph, from the IFCD e-book. It will guide you on your assessment of the edentulous patient and empower you with patient selection criteria.
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