Journal article

Outcomes of dental implants placed in a surgical training programme

LP Smith, M Ng, D Grubor, A Chandu

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study evaluates surgical outcomes and survival rates of implants placed in a multidisciplinary implant teaching programme. METHODS: A retrospective review of all implant surgery performed over a 6-year period by accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery trainees at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne was undertaken. Patients were reviewed for a minimum of 6 months post-implant placement. Implant survival was defined as those implants which were not removed, were clinically integrated as assessed by torque testing and in an appropriate position to receive a subsequent prosthesis. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to assess overall survival and univariate factors affecting sur..

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