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Volume 13 , Issue 4
July/August 2000

Pages 316-320

Changes in the Provision of Implant-Supported Prostheses at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) from 1989 to 1995

Erwin Van der Zee, DDS, MSc, PhD/Marinus Van Waas, DDS, PhD/Monique Broek, DDS/Radboud Van der Mieden van Opmeer, DDS

PMID: 11203648

Purpose: Over the last decade, oral implantology has become a major treatment modality to aid the restoration of reduced dentitions. The present study monitored and quantified changes within a 5-year interval (1989-1991 [denoted as 1990*] to 1995) in the provision of different types of implant-supported superstructures and characteristics of recipient patients at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). Materials and Methods: All patients who received oral implants in 1990* and in 1995 were selected, and their files (95 and 105, respectively) were consulted. Data of interest were retrieved retrospectively, compared, and statistically analyzed using Chi-squared tests. Results: A number of statistically significant differences was apparent between these 2 periods. By 1995 there was a threefold increase in both the number of patients and the number of implants placed per year. The patient group of

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