What You Need to Know About Full-Arch Insertion Torque.

Surgeon confidently checks his implants. Maybe. Photo by Tekton on Unsplash


Cluster Failure and Humility

Cluster Failure (photo from PerioImplantAdvisory)


Featuring the Failure of Complexity

“This thing stinks.” (Probably what this man is thinking.) Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash


Also Expressed vs. Revealed Preferences and Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better

Do patients like this better? Photo by Juan Carlos Rivera on Unsplash


Featuring the MOST Important Question to Ask in Every Decision

Real example of a patient’s medical history forms. Photo by Christa Dodoo on Unsplash


Ageism, Autonomy, and Ethics

Artist’s rendering of the author in 20 years… possibly. Photo by Mathias Konrath on Unsplash

Is this patient too old to get dental implant treatment?


Would 6 implants be better than 4? Featuring prospect theory and the precautionary principle.

(Photo by Dr. Rusthoven)

More is better, right?

David James Rusthoven, D.M.D.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. Aesthetic, Full-mouth implant specialist. Research+experience, because people can’t share their joy until they love their smile.

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