A 5-Year Retrospective Assay of Implant Treatments in Private Practice: The Restorative Complications of Long-Span Implant-Supported Fixed and Removable Dental Prostheses
Vahed Parzham, Roy B Judge, Denise Bailey
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS | QUINTESSENCE PUBLISHING CO INC | Published : 2020
PURPOSE: To describe and analyze the restorative complications of long-span (> three units) implant-supported dental prostheses (LIDPs) in 27 private practices in the state of Victoria, Australia, during the period from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Private dental practitioners providing implant treatment were invited to enroll in this study, which was conducted through a dental practice-based research network. Clinical records of the implant treatments, which were provided during the specified period, were accessed for data collection. LIDPs included implant-supported prostheses of fixed or removable design; namely, fixed partial dentures (IFPDs), fixed compl..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the following for assistance in the completion of this study: Research grants: the eviDent Foundation; the Melbourne Dental School, and the Australian Prosthodontic Society; Data collection and database preparation: Ms Karen Escobar and Ms Wendy Thomson; and statistical support: Associate Professor Graham Hepworth. This project was funded by the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne; the Australia eviDent Foundation, Victoria, Australia; and the Australian Prosthodontic Society. The authors report no conflicts of interest.