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FALL 2012 ISSUE
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Letter from the Editor

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Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD

About Dr. Bockhorst

bockhorstAfter receiving his dental degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Bradley Bockhorst served as a Navy Dental Officer. Dr. Bockhorst is director of clinical technologies at Glidewell Laboratories, where he oversees Inclusive® Digital Implant Treatment Planning services and is editor-in-chief and clinical editor of Inclusive magazine. A member of the CDA, ADA, AO, ICOI and the AAID, Dr. Bockhorst lectures internationally on an array of dental implant topics. Contact him at 800-521-0576 or inclusivemagazine@glidewelldental.com.

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There are many axioms used in implantology, such as, "begin with the end in mind" and "implant dentistry is a restorative procedure with a surgical component," all pointing to the importance of proper diagnosis and case work-up. Addressing this topic we have: an article on implant planning in the esthetic zone, penned by our own Dr. Siamak Abai; an interview with Dr. David Little, where we look at treating the edentulous patient; and, because treatment planning should be considered not just from the surgical perspective but from the prosthetic aspect as well, we've included an informative article by Dr. Lyndon Cooper, et al., with guidelines for restoring edentulous mandibles. Our Small Diameter Implants column reviews the importance of planning from the prosthetic perspective for overdenture cases.

As you've seen in the last few issues, the Inclusive® Tooth Replacement Solution has the potential to change the way implant dentistry is practiced. We are pleased to announce the expansion of this comprehensive solution for other major implant platforms, as well as post-placement utilization of its patient-specific components. For more on this topic, check out our product spotlight and photo essay.

In our My First Implant column, we feature one of implant dentistry's pioneers, Dr. Jack Hahn, who takes us back to 1969 – when another revolution entirely was taking place. We are confident you'll enjoy this retrospective from a clinician who has made major contributions to implantology. We are also introducing a new column that will focus on a very critical aspect of implant dentistry: the role of the dental hygienist. Susan Wingrove, RDH, skillfully kicks off the Hygienist's Corner with her discussion of evaluating implants at the recall appointment.

These are exciting times. The field of implant dentistry is rapidly advancing, and we are committed to keeping you up to date with new technologies and procedures as we continue to provide easy, convenient, and affordable solutions for you and your patients.

All the best in your practice,

Dr. Bradley C. Bockhorst
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Editor
inclusivemagazine@glidewelldental.com

 
 
 
 
 
   
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