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Book Review: BDJ Clinician's Guides: Graftless solutions for the edentulous patient

BDJ volume 225, page 106 (27 July 2018) | Download Citation

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 Springer; 2018  price £85.94 (non-member price £109.99) pp. 434  ISBN: 9783319658575

This book is a detailed clinical guide for planning and placing implants in edentulous patients. It provides clinicians who place implants with a framework to base their investigation and plan implant placement.

The book has an excellent list of contributors who share their wealth of knowledge and provide excellent clinical guidance and suggestions on how to plan implant treatment in edentulous patients.

As a dentist beginning his implant journey, I really enjoyed that the book incorporated digital dentistry into its content, covering CADCAM laboratory manufacture, covering materials such as PEEK, and highlighting the considerations which much be given when designing these types of frameworks.

The book covers the numerous different approaches that can be taken when planning implants for the edentulous patient such as guided implant surgery, graftless surgery techniques and immediate loading of these cases. The laboratory and prosthetic stages are well documented and rationale of a particular choice of material is given great consideration.

The clinical patient presentations in chapter 17 are very well documented and presented, with good case commentary, making it easy for implant dentists at any stage of their career to follow.

In summary, this is an excellent clinical guide, covering a range of emerging new techniques in implant dentistry such as graftless procedures. The clinical guide is very accessible in my opinion and I feel it would be beneficial to all implant dentists at various stages of their career, and great credit must be given to the authors for the excellent structure and presentation of the clinical guide.

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