Lesley David: Biomechanical considerations for treatment of the edentulous patient
- Biomechanical principles behind graftless solutions for edentulous patients
- Number, the distribution, and the tilting of implants, as well as loading factors for optimized treatment results
- Established strategies for soon-to-be-edentulous patients general session
- Nobel Biocare New York Global Symposium 2016
Implant care has evolved significantly since the advent of osseointegration. Various options are available that enable reconstruction of completely edentulous patients with less invasive protocols. In many instances, bone augmentation procedures can be avoided and a significantly reduced number of implants can be used. With such progress, however, the fundamental principles of biomechanics must be understood to ensure success. In this session, the number, the distribution, and the tilting of implants, as well as loading factors will be considered to optimize patient outcomes.
Dr. David received her DDS from McGill University in 1993 and compelted her oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the University of Toronto in 1999. In addition to private practice in Toronto, Dr. David is a clinical instructor in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto and on staff at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, Trillium Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital. She has published various articles and chapters on implant dentistry. Dr. David lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.