Prevention of Peri-Implant Problems: Patient Selection

  • Pilar Valderrama


Patient selection is a key factor for the success of dental implant therapy. Appropriate pretreatment screening of candidates can help prevent complications. Exhaustive medical and dental history should be obtained and risk factors evaluated and discussed with patient. Manageable conditions should be addressed and chronic conditions controlled. Risk factors should be discussed with the patient prior to implant surgery to educate the patient and allow informed consent. The critical role of compliance must be discussed.


Patient selection Patient screening Medical history Dental history Patient consent Patient compliance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pilar Valderrama
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A&M College of DentistrySeverna ParkUSA
  2. 2.Periodontics and Implants, North Dallas Dental HealthDallasUSA

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