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Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists

Author(s):

Dr Dirk U. Duddeck

Date Added:

4/22/2019


Summary:

There is a problem that many implantologists are not aware of: recent analyses of dental implants using scanning electron microscopy indicate that an alarming number of sterile-packaged implants are contaminated. The authors assumed that either foreign particles had found their way into the osseous bed during the implant placement procedure or the implant material itself was contaminated.

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