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Clinical Considerations for Choosing Implant Abutment Connection Interfaces

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The implant abutment connection interface warrants careful consideration when restoring dental implants, as the choice of components can directly impact outcomes.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance and clinical relevance of the implant abutment connection interface (IACI) when restoring dental implants.
  2. Identify the pioneering clinician who introduced the external hexagon-configured IACI, fostering the era of the single-implant restoration.
  3. Discuss clinical complications that can result from choosing a lessthan-ideal IACI.
  4. Describe mechanical features to consider when choosing implant system components, and the ramifications for treatment outcomes.

This course was issued in June 2017 and expires June 30, 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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