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    Thoughts and reflections from Osstell Scientific Symposium at EAO 2017 in Madrid

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2017 10:48:15 AM / by Jonas Ehinger posted in isq, grafted bone, regenerative protocols, Osstell scientific symposium, EAO, insertion torque, digital workflow, osstellconnect, immediate loading, rfa

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    Clinicians from all over the world participated to Osstell Scientific Symposium at EAO Congress in Madrid, on October 5th. This year’s symposium featured Dr Steven Eckert, Dr Giorgio Tabanella and Dr Luis Cuadrado.

    We sat down with moderator Dr Marcus Dagnelid, from Gothenburg, Sweden, and collected his thoughts and reflections of the scientific content of the symposium on this blog post. Ask questions to Dr Marcus Dagnelid in the comments at the bottom of the page!

    Dr Marcus Dagnelid, moderator at Osstell Scientific Symposium, DDS, Board Certified Prosthodontist

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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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    How Progressive Loading Solved a critical Implant Case.

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 5:27:31 PM / by Francisco Teixeira Barbosa posted in loading protocol, immediate restoration, progressive loading, isq, implant loading

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    Every day we do a lot of things based on our intuition. We make decisions based on our own or others experience.

    We do not need science to help us in our daily life, and we don't have a clear indicator that shows us if our decision is the best.

    Decisions based on practical experience is our way of life.

    But when it comes to our profession as dentists, we do, or at least we should, evidence-based dentistry for...almost every treatment we perform.

    As the title of this article says, I´m going to present a case about "progressive loading."

     

    Yes, I know, progressive loading is supported by few clinical studies (Rotter 1996, Appleton 2005, Ghoveizi 2013), but -and here comes the interesting part- the rationale behind this concept makes sense from a clinical and biological point of view.

     

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