Publications by authors named "Alejandro Treviño Santos"

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Delphi Project on the trends in Implant Dentistry in the COVID-19 era: Perspectives from Latin America.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2021 Feb 17. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

ETEP (Etiology and Therapy of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases) Research Group, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Aim: To establish trends in Implant Dentistry in Latin America in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Material And Methods: A steering committee and an advisory group of experts in Implant Dentistry were selected among eighteen countries. An open-ended questionnaire by Delphi methodology was validated including 64 questions, divided in 7 topics concerning the various trends in dental implantology. The survey was conducted in two rounds, which provided the participants in the second round with the results of the first. The questionnaires were completed on August 2020 and the online meeting conference was held on September 2020. The final prediction was developed through consensus by a selected group of experts.

Results: A total of 197 experts from Latin America answered the first and second questionnaire. In the first round, the established threshold for consensus (65%) was achieved in 30 questions (46.87%). In the second round, performed on average 45 days later, this level was achieved in 47 questions (73.43%). Consensus was completely reached on the item "Diagnostic" (100%), The field with the lowest consensus was "Demand for treatment with dental implants" (37.5%).

Conclusions: The present study in Latin America has provided relevant and useful information on the predictions in the education and practice of Implant Dentistry in the Covid-19 era. The consensus points towards a great confidence of clinicians in the biosecurity protocols used to minimize the risk of SARS COV-2 transmission. It is foreseen an important change in education, with introduction of virtual reality and other simulation technologies in implant training.
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February 2021

Group 3 ITI Consensus Report: Patient-reported outcome measures associated with implant dentistry.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2018 Oct;29 Suppl 16:270-275

Universidad Inter Continental, Mexico City, Mexico.

Objectives: The aim of Working Group 3 was to focus on three topics that were assessed using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). These topics included the following: (a) the aesthetics of tooth and implant-supported fixed dental prostheses focusing on partially edentulous patients, (b) a comparison of fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses for edentulous populations, and (c) immediate versus early/conventional loading of immediately placed implants in partially edentate patients. PROMs include ratings of satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life (QHRQoL), as well as other indicators, that is, pain, general health-related quality of life (e.g., SF-36).

Materials And Methods: The Consensus Conference Group 3 participants discussed the findings of the three systematic review manuscripts. Following comprehensive discussions, participants developed consensus statements and recommendations that were then discussed in larger plenary sessions. Following this, any necessary modifications were made and approved.

Results: Patients were very satisfied with the aesthetics of implant-supported fixed dental prostheses and the surrounding mucosa. Implant neck design, restorative material, or use of a provisional restoration did not influence patients' ratings. Edentulous patients highly rate both removable and fixed implant-supported prostheses. However, they rate their ability to maintain their oral hygiene significantly higher with the removable prosthesis. Both immediate provisionalization and conventional loading receive positive patient-reported outcomes.

Conclusions: Patient-reported outcome measures should be gathered in every clinical study in which the outcomes of oral rehabilitation with dental implants are investigated. PROMs, such as patients' satisfaction and QHRQoL, should supplement other clinical parameters in our clinical definition of success.
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October 2018

Letters to the editor.

Evid Based Dent 2017 03;18(1)

Associate Professor, Oral Health and Society Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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March 2017