This beautiful book was written as a guide for the clinical practice of restoring implants in partially edentulous patients with fixed restorations. It provides the essentials of implant prosthodontic workflows and protocols based on the best available current evidence—and in stunning fashion too. As an educator, the author has designed the book so that readers may search for the specific procedure they intend to perform and have a concise guide on how to properly execute it. Each chapter provides guidance on selecting an appropriate protocol or restoration, explains the rationale for the given procedure, and provides a detailed step-by-step protocol followed by special considerations and potential complications. Many of the techniques also feature a QR code linking to a video demonstration of the procedure. To make the book maximally applicable and remove any erroneous extrapolation from one system to another, the author has included directions and photographic demonstrations for three of the major implant manufacturers—Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and BioHorizons. In addition, a robust appendix at the back of the book includes checklists for nearly every procedure in the book; these can be photocopied or accessed electronically via QR codes for download to ensure that each step of each procedure is performed properly. All in all, this is the most attractive and useful book on implant restoration you’ll find.
Chapter 1. Principles of Dental Implant Prosthetics
Chapter 2. Patient Management Considerations for Dental Implant Treatment (by David Wagner)
Chapter 3. Instrumentation and Preoperative Procedures
Chapter 4. Impressions
Chapter 5. Restorations
Chapter 6. Provisional Restorations
Chapter 7. Complications
Appendix: Intraoperative Checklists
Todd Schoenbaum, DDS, MS, is a Professor at the Dental College of Georgia, where serves as the Coordinator for Implant Education and Related Research, training residents and students in implant restorations and clinical research. He was previously full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director of UCLA Continuing Education. Dr Schoenbaum has published over 50 papers and 2 textbooks, and he is the recipient of the scientific writing award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He has a master’s in clinical research from the UCLA School of Medicine, and he has been invited to present his clinical and scientific work at conferences worldwide.