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Journal of Prosthodontics News   November 17, 2020

Implant‐Supported Restorations Completed by Predoctoral Students: A Retrospective Study

Now online in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Drs. Despoina Bompolaki, Sara Edmondson, James A. Katancik, Phophi Kamposiora, and George Papavasiliou share their findings from a retrospective study on clinical and patient-reported outcomes of implant-supported restorations completed by predoctoral students.

As demand for implant therapy has increased, more dental academic institutions have begun to incorporate implant programs within their predoctoral curriculums. These programs provide an alternative route for patients seeking to receive implant treatment without the financial means to receive such care in a private practice setting.

Ninety patients completed an OHQoL questionnaire and a comprehensive examination of the restorations was completed and complications were recorded. The majority of patients reported high satisfaction with their decision to get implant treatment in the predoctoral clinic. Both implant and restoration survival and success rates were high and comparable to those reported when treatment is provided by experienced clinicians.

Bompolaki D, Edmondson S, Katancik, JA, et al. Clinical and patient‐reported outcomes of single posterior implant‐supported restorations completed by predoctoral students: a retrospective study with up to 10 years of follow up. J Prosthodont 2020. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.13284 

 

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