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Patient Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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