Great Expectations

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Great Expectations

Today’s successful dental implant surgeon should be capable of ensuring esthetic results.

Patients have high expectations for both functional and esthetic results. They have little patience for poor results or complications. They are counting on their dental implant surgeon to have the knowledge and skills to know what to do and do it right.

Read this post if you want a good checklist of what you need to know and what you need to be able to do in order to meet expectations and ensure excellent esthetic results.

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In Demand: The IDR Protocol

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In Demand: The IDR Protocol

At our ISTM 2013 comprehensive implant surgery training meeting (Feb. 1-5, 2013), we will devote the first afternoon Regenerative Technologies Forum to learning about the relatively new Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) protocol. Presenting on this topic will be the three Brazilian clinicians and researchers who developed the protocol. They are in demand worldwide as speakers so we are honored to have them join us at our fifteenth annual training meeting on Miami Beach.

Until recently, tooth replacement at compromised sites in the esthetic zone, required long-term treatment with possible undesirable complications in the tissue architecture. The Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR), which advocates minimally invasive flapless procedures, is a viable and reproducible alternative.

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