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Prosthodontics Scan blog page

JADA+ Specialty Scan — Prosthodontics is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Prosthodontics is Donald A. Curtis, DMD, FACP, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, Professor, University of California San Francisco.


May 24, 2019 Topics include: SSRIs and implant failure, TM and Ti implants compared, zygomatic implant survival rates, and virtual 3D modeling of RPDs.

March 22, 2019 Topics Include: Cordless gingival displacement systems; Digital versus conventional laboratory fabrication workflows; Fit of digital versus conventional fabricated fixed partial dentures.


December 7, 2018 Topics Include: Targeting efforts to reduce early failure of dental implants, rough surface implants and survival rates, and interproximal contact loss between implants and natural teeth.

September 21, 2018 Topics include: using radiographs to assess marginal bone level of implants, excess dental cement and peri-implant biofilm formation, and peri-implant inflammation from vaping.

June 15, 2018 Topics include: Minimum abutment height and bone loss; Patient satisfaction and implant-supported overdentures; Moderately controlled diabetes, implant survival and bone loss.

March 31, 2018 Topics include: Healing abutment cleaning procedures compared; Screw-retrievable, cement-retained implant guideline; Shortened dental arch outcomes.


December 8, 2017 Topics include: Implant failure, proton pump inhibitors association; Systemic diseases and implant failure; Prevalence, Zirconia-ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations.

September 22, 2017 Topics include: Zirconia survivability as prosthetic biomaterial; Implant failure rate and surgical experience; Prevalence, compared mechanisms of peri-implant diseases.

April 28, 2017 Topics include: Floss and peri-implantitis riskt; Proton pump inhibitors and implant failure; Outcomes with computer-engineered complete dentures.

March 24, 2017 Topics include: Single-implant and interproximal contact loss; Relationship between fixed restoration fractures and bruxism; Intraoral digital scanner maintenance.


June 17, 2016 Topics include: Improving obstructive sleep apnea treatment; Guidance on tooth- and implant-borne restorations; Implant replacement in failed sites.

February 24, 2016 Topics include: Digital workflow and implant crowns; Avoiding visibility of screw-retained restorations; Internal and marginal fit in cobalt-chromium restorations.

September 15, 2015 Topics include: Zirconia restorations; Retention force and overdenture success; Screw retrieval after fracture; Survival of teeth with cast post and cores.

June 18, 2015 Topics include: Retaining implant prostheses; Rehabilitating the posterior maxilla; Monolithic zirconia: A case report; Scientific awards.

March 25, 2015 Topics include: Measuring the impact of implants; Cement- and screw-retained prostheses performance explored; Cost-effective CAD/CAM technique described; Common tool is functional for screw fractures.

October 28, 2014 Topics include: Reducing bone loss after extractions; Beauty and the creation of prosthetic teeth; Medications for dental surgeries.

July 28, 2014 Topics include: Better chewing for denture-wearers; New CAD/CAM materials studied; Dental caries and risk assessment; C.diff and patient susceptibility.

April 30, 2014 Topics include: Cement thickness and crown retention; One step vs. two for prosthetic impressions; Decreasing the odds of peri-implant pathology; Titanium and allergic reactions.

September 27, 2013 Topics include: Easier implant placement; Dental implants and cancer patients; Keeping occlusal photos in patient records.