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September 2021

Perspectives on Zygomatic Implants
Edited by Anastasiya Quimby, Salam Salman

The aging population of the United States is expected to continue to increase and reach the milestone of outnumbering children in 2035 as projected by the US census data. This generation of older adults is leading an active lifestyle, and quality of life is an important consideration. Although the dental field has been making a transition to a more preventative approach and maintenance of natural dentition, a significant proportion of this population has been managed in a less conservative fashion. Moreover, with age, the likelihood of developing a pathologic lesion requiring surgical resection also increases. While complete dentures and maxillary obturators were accepted as a gold standard prior to dental implant development, with the advent of implant-supported prostheses, few patients are content with the conventional dentures or ill-fitting obturators. In order to satisfy what undoubtedly is going to be an increasing demand for fixed prostheses, oral and maxillofacial surgeons should be well equipped with skills to offer comprehensive oral rehabilitation.

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Twice a year, Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America provides comprehensive coverage of the latest procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery using detailed line drawings, clinical photographs, and radiographic images. Each issue is presented under the direction of an experienced guest editor and focuses on a single topic, including reconstructive surgery, implants, dentoalveolar surgery, cleft and craniofacial surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma surgery, TMJ, and cosmetic surgery.
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