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Patient Medical Factors

This Learning Pathways addresses the importance of obtaining detailed medical history and information as a basis for considering implant therapy in any patient. A systematic approach is advocated to ensure disclosure of all relevant factors and identification of relative and absolute contra-indications. The Learning Pathway discusses various systemic conditions and their treatments as risk factors for implant therapy with emphasis on patient-related factors that may affect bone healing. Specific emphasis is given to the medical risks that are associated with aging and the management of elderly patients.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • determine the general health condition of the patient and its relevance to oral surgery
  • identify relevant medical risk factors for implant therapy
  • identify absolute and relative contraindications for implant therapy
Publication date: Jan 29, 2015 Last review date: Apr 10, 2018 Next review date: Apr 10, 2021
  • Anamnesis
  • Anatomy & Biological Principles
  • Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Bone Remodeling
  • Communication
  • Contraindications
  • English
  • General Topics
  • Languages
  • Osseointegration
  • Pathway
  • Patient Factors & Compliance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Structured Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • Systemic Risk Assessment

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