Journal of Oral Implantology June 2014 - (Page 343)

REVIEW OF CURRENT LITERATURE ´ Controversial Issues in Implant Dentistry. Hernandez Alfaro F. Hanover Park, Ill: Quintessence Publishing, 2013. This European-written text is unusual in that it addresses multiple controversial topics that clinicians must be aware of when attempting to make prudent decisions in the clinical practice of Implant Dentistry. The text utilizes a comprehensive approach that combines existing scientific proof with the authors' clinical experiences to shed light on controversial issues. The table of contents includes several topics that Implantologists enjoy debating. Topics include: ''What is the best implant design and surface?''; ''Short implants-short life?''; ''Immediate implants: are they safe?''; ''Biomaterials: which to use and when?''; ''Atrophic maxilla: to use what is available or reconstruct?''; ''Is there a way to successfully manage the posterior atrophic mandible?''; and others that will be of interest to the clinician. Each topic has clinical relevancy and is discussed and supported, when possible, with current evidencebased information. When evidence-based support is not available, the authors utilize scientifically supported logic and clinical experience that affords clarity. Each topic and concept is supported with excellent images and illustrations. ´ The Editor, Professor Hernandez Alfaro, shares his knowledge as a successful academic Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the International University of Catalonia, as well as his vast clinical experiences in creating this well-written text. The text is timely and can be read as an entire work, or as an interestor topic-driven update/review. This book would be a good read for those preparing for board specialty or certification exams that address implant dentistry. Controversial Issues in Implant Dentistry is a text that clarifies many provocative questions facing implant dentistry. All Implant Dentists and educators should consider having this text readily available to assist in making daily clinical decisions. James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Oral Implantology DOI: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-14-Review.4003 Journal of Oral Implantology 343

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Journal of Oral Implantology June 2014

Controlled Early Inflammation and Bone Healing—Potential New Treatments
Zygomatic Implants: The Impact of Zygoma Bone Support on Biomechanics
A Comparative Study on Microgap of Premade Abutments and Abutments Cast in Base Metal Alloys
Topical Simvastatin Improves the Pro-Angiogenic and Pro-Osteogenic Properties of Bioglass Putty in the Rat Calvaria Critical-Size Model
Assessment of the Correlation Between Insertion Torque and Resonance Frequency Analysis of Implants Placed in Bone Tissue of Different Densities
Benefits of Rehabilitation With Implants in Masticatory Function: Is Patient Perception of Change in Accordance With the Real Improvement?
A Method for Fabrication of Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures
Safe Sinus Lift: Use of Acrylic Stone Trimmer to Avoid Sinus Lining Perforation
The Effects of Sinus Membrane Pathology on Bone Augmentation and Procedural Outcome Using Minimal Invasive Antral Membrane Balloon Elevation
Cellular Responses to Metal Ions Released From Implants
A Two-Stage Surgical Approach to the Treatment of Severe Peri-Implant Defect: A 30-Month Clinical Follow-Up Report
Eight-Year Follow-Up of a Fixed-Detachable Maxillary Prosthesis Utilizing an Attachment System: Clinical Protocol for Individuals With Skeletal Class III Malocclusions
Active Implant Peri-Apical Lesion: A Case Report Treated Via Guided Bone Regeneration With a 5-year Clinical and Radiographic Follow-up
Flapless Implant Placement: A Case Report
Active Implant Periapical Lesions Leading to Implant Failure: Two Case Reports
A Review of Platelet Derived Growth Factor Playing Pivotal Role in Bone Regeneration

Journal of Oral Implantology June 2014