Donald Clem: The All-on-4® treatment concept from a periodontist's perspective. Why is there a need for bone reduction for many of the patients?
- Bone reduction in the All-on-4® treatment concept: a periodontal perspective
- All-on-4® treatment concept Forum
- Nobel Biocare New York Symposium 2016
It has been stated that the periodontist's primary role is to maintain the natural dentition in health, function and esthetics. Patients' dentitions can fail for a variety of reasons, periodontal bone loss being only one of them. As periodontal treatment concepts of disease and regeneration have expanded to incorporate implants, fixed options may be the best solution for fulfilling treatment goals. The All-on-4® treatment concept however, is to some a paradox; removal of alveolar bone may improve the health, function and esthetics of fixed tooth replacements. The lecture will provide a greater understanding of bone reduction and how improvements in esthetics, function and health can be achieved through it.
Dr. Don Clem received his certificate in periodontology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Clem is a recipient of numerous awards, including recognition for outstanding contribution to the field of periodontics from the California Society of Periodontists. He was also co-recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology's Clinical Research Award for his publication on implant function in regenerated bone. Dr. Clem is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fuchard Academy. He has served the profession in a number of capacities, including as Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published and lectured internationally on periodontology, regeneration, implants and the management of implant complications. Dr. Clem maintains a full-time practice in periodontology and dental implant surgery in Fullerton, California.