Multifactorial Evaluation of Implant Failure: A 19-year Retrospective Study
Hyun-Jin Han, DDS, MS/Sungtae Kim, DDS, PhD/Dong-Hoo Han, DDS, PhD
The featured article for issue 2 of JOMI for 2014 describes the assessment of implant failures both early and late in a long-term retrospective study. The article is unique in that it follows implants for up to 19 years and it follows a relatively large number of patients and implants. This type of long-term data are somewhat unusual in today's reports, and it should prove to be interesting reading.