Kenji W. Higuchi, DDS, MS, In private Practice, Spokane Valley, WA
Of the significant advances in dentistry during the twentieth century, arguably none has extended the treatment horizons more than the successful use of osseointegrated implants. Applying the principles of osseointegration, clinicians are able to predictably replace missing teeth with excellent long-term esthetic and functional results. It is the premise of this text that the specialty of orthodontics plays a major role in the interdisciplinary management of patients treated with implants. Using a team approach, the restorative dentist, orthodontist, and surgeon are able to develop a treatment plan relying on the unique skills of each discipline. The following chapters review the synergistic relationship of osseointegrated implant therapy in orthodontics including treatment planning, presurgical orthodontic preparation, tooth replacement, and implant-orthodontic anchorage. Although designed to benefit any restorative dentist, prosthodontist, or surgeon involved with implant treatment, this book focuses on the specific interests of orthodontists, a subject that has been inadequately addressed. It is hoped that this material will encourage the use of osseointegrated implant therapy in orthodontic patients and that this will lead to superior clinical results. I extend my sincere thanks to each of the contributors, without whose dedication and effort this project would not have been possible. To close, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Professor P-I Brånemark, who has encouraged my activities in diverse areas of osseointegration, but more important, has taught me always to keep the patient’s welfare foremost.
Kenji W. Higuchi, DDS, MS
Reviewed by Henry E. Kraski, DDS, FICOI
Today’s FDA, December 2000
- Hardcover: 218 pages
- Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL) (May 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0867153563
- ISBN-13: 978-0867153569
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