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EDITORIAL
Issue: 01/2017
Dear Readers, dear Colleagues,

Dear Readers,
dear Colleagues,

Even though the year 2017 is already a couple of weeks old, I would nevertheless like to take the opportunity to once again wish you the very best of health, luck and success. And at the same time I would like to thank all my peers for their excellent cooperative engagement and support.

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Issue: 02/2017
Patient’s Informed Consent – can a patient information and consent form or a software replace the physician-patient dialog?

Patient’s Informed Consent – can a patient information and consent form or a software replace the physician-patient dialog?

Of course, one can proceed on the assumption that the majority of colleagues aim at doing an excellent job and demonstrating a great deal of responsibility vis-à-vis their patients. From the viewpoint of the treating physician, it therefore seems to be to a certain extent difficult to understand which requirements we have to fulfil with regard to informing the patient. Dramatic judgements at courts are frequently mentioned in the scope of discussions at conferences in which, in some respects, absurd patient information is requested. And in addition thereto new laws governing patient’s rights are enacted, representing new challenges for us doctors and dentists. Some colleagues even feel themselves quasi criminalised. In particular, in the field of implantology, with the multitude of various different therapy alternatives and a frequently elective treatment, special significance is attributed to patient information. This is even more the case, as financial consequences can affect the patient personally.

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Issue: 03/2017
Implantology in studies – is training up-to-date?

Implantology in studies – is training up-to-date?

Whereas implantology in the past was above all performed by specialists with focus on surgery, the increasing demand and the expanded indication spectrum has led to a wider establishment of dental implants in day-to-day work at a dentist’s office. Clinicians are increasingly endeavouring to offer their patients a holistic treatment at the same time taking all aspects into consideration, ranging from planning implant positioning, via surgery to restorative procedures. Implantology is thus currently not seen as an area of expertise which is assigned exclusively to specialists. Future dentists should therefore possess certain competences in implantology allowing them to identify relevant indications, to provide patients with correct information and to treat such patients within the scope of their competences or to refer them to other specialists.

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