Article: Volume 43 Number 5 Page 410 - June 2016

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Restorative dentistry:  Implant Dentistry in General Practice Part 1: Introduction

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Abstract: This paper, the first of two, provides an introduction to implant dentistry for the general dental practitioner.

Clinical relevance: Implant placement and restoration is becoming more common place in general dental practice to the point where it may already be considered a routine treatment option.

Author notes: Ken Nicholson, BDS, MSc(Imp Dent), Faculty of Examiners RCS(Edin), 91 Newforge Road, Magheralin, Craigavon, BT67 0QW, UK (ken.nicholson5@btinternet.com).

Objective: To understand the importance of education in implant dentistry and the salient features of thorough case assessment.

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