By School of Dentistry - June 25, 2015

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry prosthodontists, Distinguished Professor, Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, and faculty colleague, Professor W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, are co-editors of Single Implants and Their Restoration: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, the first eBook published (February 2015) by the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) of Lucerne, Switzerland.

   Drs. Charles Goodacre                            Dr. Patrick Naylor

In Single Implants and Their Restoration, hundreds of years of clinical experience are compiled from 27 authors into 18 chapters that take the reader from initial diagnosis, through treatment planning, augmentation, implant placement, restoration, potential risks, and oral hygiene maintenance.



Single Implants and Their Restoration: From Diagnosis to Restoration on a tablet

With over 900 images, more than 40 videos, and in excess of a thousand scientific literature references, Single Implants and Their Restoration is a comprehensive primer that provides clinicians with well-researched information on the best practices for single implant placement and restoration. Opportunities for self-assessment are planted throughout the text, including a quiz at the conclusion of each chapter.

“Educational resources need to provide a synthesis of available knowledge and clinical procedures, be richly illustrated, scientifically up-to-date, contain videos when appropriate, and enable users to assess their knowledge acquisition,” says Dr. Goodacre, FOR global education chair and Foundation trustee, who spent more than a year on the project.

Single Implants and Their Restoration represents the culmination of a vision conceived jointly by the FOR board of trustees and its education council to produce a comprehensive, contemporary digital learning resource addressing the topic. The eBook is intended to serve as a model for the teaching of single implant therapy for educational institutions as well as professional groups or the self-instruction of individual practitioners who choose to explore contemporary implant treatment.

Single Implants and Their Restoration meets the contemporary expectation for “anytime-anywhere” access to textual and visual information.

The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) is an independent, international initiative that unites professionals from various disciplines to improve oral health care and support humanitarian leadership.