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Dent. J. 2016, 4(2), 13; doi:10.3390/dj4020013

Hot Topics in Clinical Oral Implants Research: Recent Trends in Literature Coverage

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Medical University of Vienna, Bernhard Gottlieb School of Dentistry, Sensengasse 2a, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Academy for Oral Implantology, Lazarettgasse 19/DG, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Medical University of Vienna, Rausch-Fan Laboratory, Sensengasse 2a, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Medical University of Vienna, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Academic Editor: Patrick Schmidlin
Received: 6 January 2016 / Revised: 15 May 2016 / Accepted: 18 May 2016 / Published: 24 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Implant Dentistry)
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Abstract

This systematic review looks at thematic trends in clinical research publications on dental implants. For this purpose, MEDLINE electronic searches as well as additional hand searches of six main journals in the field were conducted. A total of 2875 clinical studies published between 2001 and 2012 met the inclusion criteria and were subjected to statistical analysis. Hot topics in dental implant literature included immediate loading (14.3%), bone substitutes (11.6%), cross-arch full bridges (8.0%), and immediate implant placement (7.5%). A significant increase in scientific interest for immediate loading (+6.3%, p = 0.001), platform switching (+2.9%, p = 0.001), guided implant surgery (+1.9%, p = 0.011), growth factors (p = 0.014, +1.4%), piezoelectric surgery (+1.3%, p = 0.015), and restorative materials (+0.7%, p = 0.011) was found. A declining scientific interest in onlay grafting (−0.3%, p = 0.042) was recorded. The findings regarding current clinical oral implants research tie in with better-informed consumers and increased patient demands. Our results demonstrate an increasing interest in techniques that avoid complicated procedures such as bone grafting and that reduce treatment duration. View Full-Text
Keywords: immediate implant loading; guided implant surgery; minimally invasive techniques; immediate implant placement immediate implant loading; guided implant surgery; minimally invasive techniques; immediate implant placement
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Valkova, V.; Ubaidha Maheen, C.; Pommer, B.; Rausch-Fan, X.; Seeman, R. Hot Topics in Clinical Oral Implants Research: Recent Trends in Literature Coverage. Dent. J. 2016, 4, 13.

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