Ye Lin: The epidemiology of edentulism and the challenge of meeting the needs of edentulous patients in China
- Demographic and oral health situation in China
- Treatment concepts for edentulous patients
The lecture gives insight in the demographic and oral health situation and preferred treatment options for edentulous patients in China. Highlighted by several patient cases, Dr Lin presents suitable treatment concepts such as implant supported overdentures on two or more implants, if needed supported by bone augmentation and soft tissue transplantation techniques. Dr Lin puts a special emphasis on the All-on-4 protocol, which is providing an economical solution for many of chinese patients' requests, such as short treatment period with immediate restoration and less interference with daily life, minimal invasive implant insertion avoiding bone grafting procedures and easy prosthetic maintenance.
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