Journal of Oral Implantology April 2013 - (Page 236)

REVIEW OF CURRENT LITERATURE Sendax VI, ed. Mini Dental Implants Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby; 2013. Dr Victor I. Sendax’s text provides a comprehensive examination of the mini dental implant (MDI) from conception to current use in implantology. The reader will find detailed case reports supported by radiographs and excellent photographs to document the uses of 1.8 mm diameter MDIs. The list of contributors includes Burton Balkin, John Brunski, Jack E. Lemons, and several other leaders in the discipline of Implant Dentistry. One of the most beneficial chapters is Chapter 2, entitled, ‘‘The Basic Insertion and Reconstructive Protocol Guidelines’’. This chapter provides a stepby-step outline pertaining to the clinical and laboratory procedures for the successful stabilization of mandibular dentures utilizing MDIs. The chapter on ‘‘Biomedical-Engineering Analyses of MDIs’’ provides histological and force analyses as evidence-based support regarding the use of this implant modality. The text dedicates five chapters to describing the role, and illustrating multiple MDI cases as they relate to the General Practitioner, Oral DOI: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-13-Review.3902 236 Vol. XXXIX /No. Two / 2013 and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Orthodontist, and Laboratory Technician. The chapter ‘‘MDI Solutions for the Medically Compromised Patient’’ explains the benefits of using this implant modality for this population of patients. Treatment considerations for diabetic patients are emphasized. Chapter 12 provides a Question and Answer forum that addresses relevant questions clinicians and patients may have. The Appendix offers ‘‘Mini Views’’ on a variety of MDI discussion points: connecting natural teeth to MDIs, critical evaluation of various ‘‘small-diameter’’ implant systems, pros and cons of hydoxyapatite coating of implants, how MDI’s can improve patient access to Implant Dentistry, and standard of care issues as they apply to MDIs. This well-written text offers insight for the successful use of MDIs in various clinical scenarios. I recommend this text for all Implant Dentists because it will enlighten and provide a step-by-step approach for understanding and placing smalldiameter implants. James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Oral Implantology

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Journal of Oral Implantology April 2013

Evidence-Based Practice or Practice-Based Evidence?
Evaluation of Optimal Taper of Immediately Loaded Wide-Diameter Implants: A Finite Element Analysis
A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Preclinical Trial to Evaluate Different Formulations of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate in Combination With a Hydroxyapatite Collagen Membrane to Reconstruct Deficient Alveolar Ridges
Retention of Implant-Supported Overdenture With Bar/Clip and Stud Attachment Designs
The Clinical and Histologic Outcome of Dental Implant in Large Ridge Defect Regenerated With Alloplast: A Randomized Controlled Preclinical Trial
Fluoride-Treated Bio-Resorbable Synthetic Hydroxyapatite Promotes Proliferation and Differentiation of Human Osteoblastic MG-63 Cells
Resonance Frequency Analysis of 208 Straumann Dental Implants During the Healing Period
A Simplified Technique for Solving the Transfer Problem of Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures for Patients With Microstomia
Esthetic Evaluation of Single-Tooth Morse Taper Connection Implants Placed in Fresh Extraction Sockets or Healed Sites
A Technique for Improving the Retention of Dentures Retained by Ramus Frame Implants
Treatment of Congenitally Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Use of Titanium Mesh in Lieu of a Fixation Screw to Stabilize an Autogenous Block Graft: A Case Report
A Novel Approach to Preserve the Buccal Wall in Immediate Implant Cases: A Clinical Report
Implant Failure Associated With Actinomycosis in a Medically Compromised Patient
Replacement of Mandibular Posterior Teeth With Implants in a Postmandibular Resection Case: A Case Report
Zygomatic Implants/Fixture: A Systematic Review
An Overview of Immediate Root Analogue Zirconia Implants
Letter to the Editor
Reviews of Current Literature

Journal of Oral Implantology April 2013