Consensus Statements and Recommended Clinical Procedures Regarding Implant Survival and Complications
Niklaus P. Lang, Tord Berglundh, Lisa J. Heitz-Mayfield,
The working group based its discussion on 2 systematic reviews published in 2002, 2 systematic reviews published in 2004 on related topics, and 3 traditional reviews prepared specifically for this consensus workshop (see reference list).
After extensive discussion, the previously unpublished reviews were amended where indicated, and consensus was reached that the reviews were both comprehensive and complete in covering the available published literature up to August of 2003. Hence, the papers were accepted and formed the basis for the consensus report on implant survival and complications. Subsequent to the consensus meeting, the quoted literature was updated up to December 2003.
For the purpose of clarification and understanding of the evaluated literature, the working group adopted a glossary of terms.