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Introduction to Implant Dentistry

Psychosocial Aspects of Implant Dentistry  

Jocelyne S. Feine

Based on interviews of elderly edentulous patients, this lecture illustrates the consequences of ill-fitting dentures and the potential benefits of implant therapy in terms of improved self-confidence, personal well being, and social life. However, attention is also drawn to the frequent fears of older and frail patients, which may prevent them from receiving a treatment that potentially could improve their oral health-related quality of life. Finally, emphasis is put on careful patient evaluation, which can lead to a treatment plan that is a compromise between what is objectively ideal and what is individually feasible for the patient.

At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…

  • recognize that edentulism and ill-fitting dentures may have a profound influence on quality of life
  • recognize the importance of individual treatment planning based on an evaluation of patient needs and capabilities
  • discuss how patient fears may exclude them from receiving the treatment that, from a clinical point of view, could improve their quality of life dramatically
26 minutes
ITI Annual Conference 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
0.43 hours
Purchase price
13 Academy Coins
Publication date: Nov 26, 2015 Last review date: Apr 23, 2019 Next review date: Apr 23, 2022
  • Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Congress Lecture
  • Elderly Patients
  • English
  • General Topics
  • Introduction to Implant Dentistry
  • Languages
  • Patient Factors & Compliance
  • Treatment Planning

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