• To compare prevalence and type of complications associated with metal resin fixed complete dentures based on implant distribution. This retrospective study included data collected for a period of 12 years for patients treated with maxillary and mandibular implant-supported fixed complete dentures at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In total, 223 patient’s charts were reviewed which included 100 maxillary and 123 mandibular fixed complete dentures. Implant distribution and prevalence of complications associated with each implant-supported fixed complete denture were documented. Tooth delamination, the most common complication associated with fixed complete dentures, was compared between 2 implant distribution groups in each arch. Covariates including age, sex, opposing arch, cantilever occluding units, and number of implants were evaluated to determine their association with tooth delamination. Data and hypotheses were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics along with logistic regression model. All tests of hypotheses were considered statistically significant at an alpha level of 0.05. (03/2022) (link)

Books and Chapters

  • Implant Overdenture eBook, Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) Co-assisted Prosthesis Design and Prosthodontic procedures (Chapter 13) (10/2016) (link)