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Kenji Higuchi

Biography

Dr. Kenji W. Higuchi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in private practice in Spokane, Washington.. He has held past full-time and adjunct academic appointments at the University of Iowa and was an early pioneer in the field of osseointegration. Dr. Higuchi has authored or co-authored 36 publications in the implant literature and has lectured internationally for the past 30 years. He serves as a consultant to the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. He holds Fellowships in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Dentists, the International Colleges of Dentists, and the Academy of Oral-Facial Rehabilitation.

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In the week-long project led by Drs. Kenji Higuchi and Ruben Rosenberg, eleven Rapa Nui natives suffering from mandibular edentulism were successfully treated with the innovative Trefoil system.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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Dr. Kenji Higuchi introduces the Trefoil concept for treating the edentulous mandible. Dr. Higuchi stresses the growing aging population and high cost of current treatments; he proposes a new way of thinking that will improve access to treatment and improve the quality of life for...

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Practitioners need to understand what patient's wants and needs are, and the ability to communicate with the patient is the foundation for a successful treatmant. The lectue focusses on the educational objectives on how to use effective communication skills with patients and to...

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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...
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: After leaving OR
Location: Consultation room and/or front desk

Aftercare / follow up
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: At least one week before surgery
Location: Stock room

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: After pre-treatment consultation before patient leaves
Location: Consultation room and/or front desk

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Morning of the surgery (beginning of the day)
Location: OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory
Comments: Refers to one room (not patient); only performed 1x per day

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon or Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Shortly before surgery
Location: Chairside in OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon
Timing: Immediately after completion of surgery
Location: Chairside in OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory

Aftercare / follow up
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon
Timing: End of the pre-treatment consultation while patient is still present
Location: Consultation room and/or chairside

Preoperative procedures