Treatment Planning Strategies for the Partially Edentulous Maxilla


The partially edentulous arch is wanting two things: to be edentulous or to be dentate.From a patient's point of view the desired outcome is to have restoration. From the dentist's point of view the goal is to obtain an achievable surgical-prosthetic outcome. How one treatment plans this psycho-social-biological problem must be a collaboration between physician and patient. At times, this will lead to an all-on-four strategy for immediate function, while at other times, to reconstructive surgery and multi-unit implant prosthetics. The marginal case, one that can go either way, will be addressed including grafting or osteotomy reconstruction to achieve orthoalveolar form to solve large alveolar defects or jaw malposition. But the underlying controversy remains: Do we fit the patient into available prosthetic technology or try to recover what is missing biologically as much as possible, that is, do we pursue prosthetic artistry or recovery of  Nature's art?

Curriculum Vitae

Ole Jensen, D.D.S., M.S., USA

University of Utah (1967-1972) Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cum Laude; Diploma June 2, 1972
Northwestern University (1972-1976) Doctor of Dental Surgery, American Academy of Oral Pathology Award; Diploma June 12, 1976
University of Michigan (1977-1980) Master of Science, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Diploma May 2, 1980

Northwestern Memorial Hospital,July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977
Medical Intern in Anesthesiology

University of Michigan, July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1980
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Certificate:Oral Maxillofacial Surgery; January 30, 1980

Diplomat:American Board, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery March 21, 1983

Fellow:American Dental Society of Anesthesiology February 13, 1981

Appointments:Special Committee on Parameters of Care Subcommittee on Dental and Crainomaxillofacial Implant Surgery; Member, September 2016. Special Committee on FEDA, PARCARE Subcommittee on Implant; Member, September 2017