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    A blog about dental implant treatment, implant stability and assessing osseointegration.

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    Barry P. Levin, DMD

    Barry P. Levin, D.M.D. is a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology. A graduate of Temple University School of Dental Medicine, he earned his certificate in Periodontics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Levin has been on staff at the University of Pennsylvania-Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgery Department since 1996. Dr. Levin publishes and lectures both nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to dental implantology and periodontics and has been involved in research pertaining to new and advanced dental implant designs and bone regenerative materials.

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    Primary and Secondary Stability: What is Important and What Don’t We Know

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2018 2:25:05 PM / by Barry P. Levin, DMD posted in isq, primary stability, Immediate Implant Insertion Torque, insertion torque, secondary stability, osseointegration, implant stability, healing time

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    Physiologic healing after implant placement varies from patient to patient and site to site. Surgeons must find balance between mechanical stability and avoiding excessive trauma to alveolar bone, especially the cortical bone found at the alveolar crest. The two measures of quantifying primary stability are insertion torque volume (ITV) resonance frequency (RFA). Implant stability quotient or ISQ is a value used to determine stability via RFA.

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    The Correlation Between Immediate Implant Insertion Torque and Implant Stability Quotient

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2017 2:25:21 PM / by Barry P. Levin, DMD posted in immediate restoration, isq, implant loading, primary stability, Immediate Implant Insertion Torque

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    I was curious about the correlation between immediate insertion torque (IT) and ISQ and wanted to study it in my practice. This is a study I conducted and it was published in IJPRD recently. The study protocol and findings are posted here for you to read and comment on.

    Thanks,

    Barry Levin

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