How to use an implant verification jig to ensure accurate framework every time
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5 seconds of implant safety that can save 5 years of litigation

Although dental implants enjoy a high survival rate, complications can occur. Those complications that happen due to provider negligence (iatrogenic implant complications) can be the worst kind. They are often preventable and likely to wind up as malpractice cases if they are truly egregious.

On occasion, a patient may digest or aspirate an implant component, requiring a trip to the hospital for radiographs to locate the missing implant part. But if you can take just five extra seconds of diligence to promote implant safety in your practice, there's an easy-to-use device that can prevent five years of agonizing litigation should the unexpected occur.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

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How to use a dental implant verification jig to ensure an accurate final framework every time

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