Article: Volume 43 Number 6 Page 522 - July/August 2016

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Restorative dentistry:  Implant Dentistry in General Practice Part 2: Treatment Planning

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Abstract: This paper, the second of a series of two, provides an introduction to treatment planning in implant dentistry for the general dental practitioner.

Clinical relevance: Appropriate training has made implant placement and restoration a routine treatment option in general practice.

Author notes: Ken Nicholson, BDS, MSc(ImpDent), Faculty of Examiners RCS Edin, 91 Newforge Road, Magheralin, Craigavon (ken.nicholson5@btinternet.com).

Objective: To appreciate that good treatment planning can only occur through thorough case assessment when based upon an in-depth understanding of the principles of implant dentistry in general practice.

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