Mandibular Implant Prostheses. Guidelines for Edentulous Geriatric Populations

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Mandibular Implant Prostheses. Guidelines for Edentulous Geriatric Populations

 Elham Emami, DDS, MSc, PhD, is a Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry and the School of Public Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Universite de Montreal (UdeM), Montreal, Canada. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Dr Emami is an internationally recognized Clinician Scientist, with postgraduate professional training in Prosthodontics and research training in Biomedical Sciences, Dental Public Health, and Epidemiology. Her research program, “Fostering Oral Health Through Interdisciplinary Research: Intervention, Access and Impact”, is dedicated to multi/interdisciplinary, practice-relevant research with the ultimate goal of decreasing the burden of poor oral health in the general population. Her clinical teaching focuses on oral rehabilitation of partially or completely edentate individuals. She sits on executive boards and is a member of numerous research and professional organizations and committees; she has received a number of awards, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician Scientist award . Dr. Emami is Associate Editor of Trials Journal. She is lead or co-author of more than 200 papers peer-reviewed publications and clinical practice guidelines.

Jocelyne Feine DDS, MS, HDR, FCAHS, is a Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Health and Society Division at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is Adjunct Professor in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Oncology. As a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), Professor Feine has a demonstrated track record of accomplishment in dental research in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. She has received many honours, including the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Service Award (2013), the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Prosthodontics and Implants (2005) and the American Dental Association’s Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (2016). Professor Feine is Editor-in-Chief of the IADR Journal of Dental Research Clinical and Translational Research (JDR CTR).



Written by leaders in the field, this comprehensive step-by-step guide combines up-to-date clinical and research information that will help clinicians to advance their theoretical and clinical knowledge on mandibular implant overdentures. Furthermore, it describes treatment considerations for geriatric populations, covering all relevant aspects from physiology to treatment planning and patient management in the surgical and prosthetic phases.

The phenomenon of aging is a global concern for policy makers, providers, and the public. Dentists worry especially about the burden their aging patients face to maintain their oral health-related quality of life and well-being. Furthermore, older patients require health care technologies that will enable them to maintain their oral health. Over the past few decades, mandibular implant-assisted complete prostheses have attracted the attention of both patients and clinicians, as research on the biological, functional, esthetic, and psychosocial benefits has increased. This book will be of value for all with an interest in the subject.



  • Edentulous Elders: Epidemiology.

– Orofacial Physiological and Anatomical Aspects.

– Psychosocial Aspects.

– Diet and Nutrition.

  • Treatment Planning and Treatment Options: Medical Risks and Pharmacological Considerations Related to Implantology

– Radiological Assessment.

– Clinical Assessment.

– Fixed and Removable Restorations.

  • Surgical Phase: Medical Risks and Considerations in Elderly Patients

– Surgical Strategies in Elderly Patients to Reduce Risk and Morbidity.

– Bone Grafting.

– Instrumentation and Clinical Procedure Steps with Illustrations.

– Loading Strategies.

  • Prosthetic Phase: Clinical Procedures.

– Complications and Maintenance.

  • Outcomes: Evidence-Based Approach: Disease-Oriented Outcomes

– Survival and Success.

– Patient-Oriented Outcomes

– Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life.