Are transplanted third molars an implant alternative?
You will receive 0.5 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course.

The autotransplantation of third molars has been called a feasible, fast, and economical alternative to an implant when a suitable donor tooth is available. But how do these teeth hold up over the long term, and what kind of socket is best for their placement?

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Tony Edwards

Tony has served as Editor-in-Chief of DrBicuspid.com since November 2013. He has more than 30 years of journalism and editing experience, running such publications as BioMechanics, the Healthcare Journal of Northern California, the Western Journal of Medicine, and more. He is based out of DrBicuspid.com's San Francisco office.

Learning Objectives:

This study compares long-term outcomes of autotransplanted third molars in both surgically created sockets and fresh extraction sockets to give you a better understanding of which type is better for transplantation.

  1. Introduction
  2. Useful treatment option
  3. The study
  4. True or false
  5. Results
  6. Reasonable alternative

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (April 2017, Vol. 46:4, pp. 531-538)

Release date: June 2, 2017
Review date: June 2, 2020
Expiration date: June 2, 2022
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