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Treatment guidelines

Patient Compliance

Key points

  • Is the patient able and motivated to comply and partner with the clinician during treatment and aftercare phases? How will non-compliance affect the probability of treatment success?
  • For patients unwilling or unable to be sufficiently compliant, consider simplified prosthetic design and even non-implant based therapy.

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

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
In a contemporary dental practice implant dentistry should be recognized as an accepted treatment modality based on decades of success. Consequently, clinicians who provide implant surgical and/or prosthodontic treatment should develop and routinely provide patients with a dental implant oral hygiene maintenance protocol to ensure the longevity of the treatment provided. In addition, clinic staff and implant patients themselves should be advised that research has shown maintaining peri-implant tissue health is a key factor related to the long-term survival of dental implants. Furthermore, the maintenance procedures for a dental implant patient will differ in some respects from the program provided for fully dentate patents.


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