N. van Assche
- Digital technologies to support planning, treatment, and fabrication processes and outcome assessments in implant dentistry: summary and consensus statements: the 4th EAO consensus conference 2015
- Clinical Oral Implants Research
- Volume | Issue number
- 26 | 11
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
The task of this working group was to assess the existing knowledge in computer-assisted implant planning and placement, fabrication of reconstructions applying computers compared to traditional fabrication, and assessments of treatment outcomes using novel imaging techniques.
Material and methods
Three reviews were available for assessing the current literature and provided the basis for the discussions and the consensus report. One review dealt with the use of computers to plan implant therapy and to place implants in partially and fully edentulous patients. A second one focused on novel techniques and methods to assess treatment outcomes and the third compared CAD/CAM-fabricated reconstructions to conventionally fabricated ones.
The consensus statements, the clinical recommendations, and the implications for research, all of them after approval by the plenum of the consensus conference, are described in this article. The three articles by Vercruyssen et al., Patzelt & Kohal, and Benic et al. are presented separately as part of the supplement of this consensus conference.
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