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Step by step guidance to risk assessment in implant dentistry

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Dental Implant Assessment Tool

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SAC Tool - Intro

The SAC Assessment Tool takes you through each step necessary to identify the degree of complexity and potential risk involved in individual implant dentistry cases in an easy-to-use process.

This assessment tool makes use of the ITI’s highly regarded classification system referred to as SAC: Straightforward, Advanced, Complex. It reflects the normative guidelines developed by the ITI for various types of restorative and surgical cases. The tool is based on the book entitled "The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry", published by the ITI in cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group.

SAC Tool - COVID-19 addendum

COVID-19 addendum

Addendum to the SAC Classification

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

This is a living document intended to address specific potential risks associated with transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during implant therapy. It also considers the risks of not proceeding with therapy due to COVID-19 period restrictions. The full SAC Classification should be completed in a normal manner to ensure that implant risk assessment as well as identification of relevant modifying factors are addressed.

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SAC Tool - Assumptions

Assumptions

The SAC Classification assumes that appropriate training, preparation and care are devoted to the preparation and implementation of treatment plans. No classification can adequately address cases or outcomes that deviate significantly from the norm. In addition, it is assumed that clinicians will be practicing within the bounds of their clinical competence and abilities. Thus, within each classification, the following general and specific assumptions are implied:

General

  • Treatment will be provided in an appropriately equipped dental operatory with an appropriate aseptic technique
  • Adequate clinical and laboratory support is available
  • Recommended protocols are followed

Patients

  • Patients' medical conditions are not compromised or are appropriately addressed
  • Patients have realistic expectations with respect to the outcomes of their treatment

Specific

  • The type, dimensions and number of implants to be placed are appropriate for the site(s)
  • The implants are correctly positioned and adequately spaced
  • Restorative materials that are used are appropriate to the task
  • This SAC Assessment Tool provides normative feedback. In this context, "normative" relates to the classification that conforms to the norm, or standard, for a given clinical situation in implant dentistry and thus to the most likely classification of a case. The normative classification may alter as a result of modifying factors and/or complications

SAC Tool - Contributors

SAC Assessment Tool contributors

This tool and the corresponding book "The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry" document the proceedings of the SAC Consensus Conference held by the ITI in March 2007. The following individuals contributed to the consensus statements of the conference, the book publication and the assessment tool:

U. Belser, D. Botticelli, D. Buser, S. Chen, L. Cordaro, A. Dawson, A. Dickinson, J. G. Fabrega, A. Feloutzis, K. Fischer, C. Hämmerle, T. Head, F. Higginbottom, H. Iplikcioglu, A. Januário, S. Jensen, H. Katsuyama, C. Krenkel, R. Leesungbok, W. Martin, L. Heitz-Mayfield, D. Morton, H. Rebelo, P. Rousseau, B. Schmid, H. Terheyden, A. Watkinson, D. Wismeijer

 

U. Belser, D. Botticelli, D. Buser, S. Chen, L. Cordaro, A. Dawson, A. Dickinson, J. G. Fabrega, A. Feloutzis, K. Fischer, C. Hämmerle, T. Head, F. Higginbottom, H. Iplikcioglu, A. Januário, S. Jensen, H. Katsuyama, C. Krenkel, R. Leesungbok, W. Martin, L. Heitz-Mayfield, D. Morton, H. Rebelo, P. Rousseau, B. Schmid, H. Terheyden, A. Watkinson, D. Wismeijer

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