Vitamin D Deficiency and Early Implant Failure: What Every Clinician Should Know (#247)

Vitamin D Deficiency and Early Implant Failure: What Every Clinician Should Know (#247)

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Author: Richard J. Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD; Michael A. Pikos, DDS; and Mark Bishara, DDS
Credit Hours: 2
Topic: 690
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Description

This article presents recent research on the prominent links between the deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals (particularly vitamin D) and early implant failure.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the role of antioxidants in wound healing.
  • Understand the effects of vitamin D deficiency on early implant failure and bone graft complications.
  • Be able to identify and use a protocol for testing vitamin D levels.
  • Learn a clinical protocol to optimize vitamin D levels prior to surgery.