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Oral Rehabilitation for Compromised and Elderly Patients

  • Alexandre Mersel


  • Critically examines dogmas that lack sound scientific support

  • Draws attention to straightforward procedures offering significant clinical benefits

  • Highlights often neglected aspects of importance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alexandre Mersel
    Pages 1-18
  3. Maria Gabriella Grusovin
    Pages 29-47
  4. Z. A. Oscar von Stetten
    Pages 49-62
  5. Marzia Segù, Daniele Manfredini
    Pages 63-79
  6. Martin Schimmel, Laurence Genton, Gerry McKenna
    Pages 81-96
  7. Alexandre Mersel
    Pages 155-182
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book


This book is designed to help dentists in general practice to improve the results of prosthetic procedures in medically compromised and elderly patients. In particular, it critically scrutinizes various dogmas that govern practitioners’ approaches yet lack sound scientific support and often have an adverse effect on outcomes. Attention is drawn to straightforward procedures that offer significant clinical benefits and to aspects that are too often neglected, such as the impact of systemic diseases. New light is cast, for example, on the taking of dental impressions, the treatment of malocclusions, the making of jaw relation records, the relationship between denture quality and patient satisfaction, and the use of implant-supported overdentures versus traditional complete prostheses (dentures). As Albert Einstein once said, "It is what we think we know that prevents us from learning more." Readers will find that this book helps them to re-examine taken-for-granted elements of their practice, leading to improved care and patient satisfaction. 


Complete dentures Minimal intervention dentistry Implant-supported overdentures Treatment of edentulous patients Dental caries Geriatric dentistry Influence of systemic disease and oral health Physiologicchanges in Endodontics Physiologic changes in Periodontology Masticatory Function and Nutrition TMJ disorders in the Elderly Minimalistic approach for Conservative resotrations

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Mersel
    • 1
  1. 1.Director for the Europe FDI Continuing Education ProgramGenevaSwitzerland

About the editors

Alexandre Mersel is Director of the European Continuing Education Program for the Fédération Dentaire Internationale (FDI) and a member of the FDI Education Committee. His academic roles have included Associate Professor at the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Israel; Head of the Department of Removable Prosthodontics and Gerodontics at the Haifa Institute for Advanced Dental Studies; Director of the Jerusalem Geriatric Dental Center; and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Marseilles and at the Dental Faculty, Paris V University. Professor Mersel is Founder and Chairman of the European College of Gerodontology and also co-founded the International Association of Gerodontology. He is a past Chair of the FDI Section of Gerodontology and of the FDI Special Committee on Gerodontology. Professor Mersel is a recipient of The City of Paris Silver Medal. He has authored more than 90 scientific articles. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Oral Rehabilitation for Compromised and Elderly Patients
  • Editors Alexandre Mersel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76128-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76129-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
    Geriatric Care
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“Because of the huge increase in the elderly population the general practitioner in dentistry is faced with important issues and this book with simple and easy procedures will help him overcome difficulties in these areas. Each general practitioner in dentistry who reads the book by Professor Alexandre Mersel and his renowned co-workers will find explanatory information on how to handle complex oral rehabilitation for compromised and elderly patients.” (Marian-Vladimir, Stomatology EDU Journal, Vol. 6 (1), 2019)