Christopher N Hart

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PURPOSE The aim of this prospective case series study was to evaluate the short-term success rates of titanium screw-type implants with a chemically modified sand-blasted and acid-etched (mod SLA) surface after 3 weeks of healing. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 56 implants were inserted in the posterior mandible of 40 partially edentulous patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this two-center study was to evaluate screw-type titanium implants with a chemically modified, sandblasted and acid-etched surface when placed in the posterior maxilla or mandible, and loaded 21 days after placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS All 56 patients met strict inclusion criteria and provided informed consent. Each patient displayed(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Early failure of laser-welded titanium implant frameworks in clinical practice has prompted an investigation of the strength and durability of welded cantilevered titanium sections. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effect that the use of filler wire in laser welding of titanium cantilever frameworks had on the(More)
This article describes a four-step process designed by a midwest teaching hospital to identify priorities for the appointment and use of clinical nurse specialists. In an era of cost containment where the outcomes and effectiveness of staff positions are continually questioned, such a process enhances the objectivity and quality of administrative decision(More)
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