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Treatment guidelines

General patient history

Key points

  • Review general health status of patient, medication and previous surgeries/treatments.
  • Evaluate potential interferences with planned or likely treatment.
  • In case of doubt seek general medical / internist’s advise.

Additional resources



Kenji Higuchi: Applying effective interviewing skills to uncover patient expectations

There is only one chance to make first good impression. The first patient consultation therefore plays an important role in order to adequately perform the initial patient interview, medical examination, the diagnostic evaluation and discuss logistic information such treatment plan...
Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures

Additional external resources

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Achieving your intended outcome with endosseous implant therapy requires careful planning and execution of both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment. Seamless integration of these two phases of care is vital. Attaining your final treatment outcome typically is based on a number of factors: a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, obtaining the required records, a thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations inherent in both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of different treatment options, developing and communicating a definitive treatment plan to the patient, and patient acceptance of that treatment plan.


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