Over the last 30 years, the development of new technologies and advances in clinical procedures have led to a steady integration of implant dentistry into daily practice. Dental professionals have had to broaden their range of skills in order to provide patients with the highest standard of care. Education, however, has placed little emphasis on the identification of the degree of complexity and risk involved in individual procedures. This presents clinicians with a significant obstacle in their undertaking to provide patients with optimal treatment.
In response to this situation, the ITI has formalized a system of classification for dental implant procedures to support clinicians at every level of expertise and experience. This publication is based on the debate and findings of an ITI Consensus Conference attended by a multidisciplinary group of 28 clinicians that was held in Mallorca in March 2007. It provides guidelines to a broad variety of implant situations for both restorative and surgical cases, which are classified according to three categories: straightforward (S), advanced (A) and complex (C).
This book represents an indispensable reference tool for all practitioners when taking decisions in regard to the selection of individual treatment approaches. The clear descriptions and classification allow clinicians to assess the degree of complexity and risk involved in individual cases and the relevant skills required to provide the treatment.
“The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry” (ISBN: 978-1-85097-188-7) can be purchased or ordered in selected book stores or directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group.