The field of implant dentistry has expanded very rapidly in recent years, with the introduction of new materials, techniques and technology. Information is often contradictory and it is difficult to determine which treatment approach is the best for the patient.
The implant practitioner has a responsibility to ensure that the patient receives optimum functional and esthetic outcome from the treatment. In order to provide the highest standard of care, knowledge on identification of the degree of complexity and risks involved and application of evidence based appropriate treatment strategies is necessary.
The ITI has introduced SAC classification as a series of guidelines on a broad variety of clinical situations for both surgical and restorative procedures which the implant practitioner could refer to.
Dr. Sharifah Fauziah
Founder President of Malaysian Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
President 2008 – 2010, Asian Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons