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Treatment guidelines

Risk assessment & special high risk categories, overview

Key points

  • A risk assessment is mandatory for each patient treatment
  • Consider risks in general health, local/oral conditions, patient demands, functional and esthetic outcome, patient behavior and compliance
  • In uncertain situations consider additional, professional advice e.g. from internist/family doctor advice
  • Ensure comprehensive patient information and sound documentation

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Local factors
Systemic factors
Patient assessment

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