Otobe - Founder of Clinical Implant Society in Japan
During the last thirty years, great advances have been made in oral implantology. Unlike normal dentistry, implantology procedures are not correctable. The bone around an incorrectly applied blade may be quickly destroyed causing pain, loss of the alveolar crest, and even make the application of normal dentures impossible. Shumon Otobe studied with Dr Linkow in the States and has made every possible effort to diffuse the revolutionary art of implantology and minimize the possible failures. He started practicing implantology successfully in his own country and also formed his own implant society sharing his knowledge with other peers, and therefore opening the way for modern dentistry. Unrested in his activities in this field, he has raised his stature high among the ranks of implantologists throughout the world. As a true man of science, he never stopped being interested in improving himself and in the continuous development of Oral Implantology. He attended most of the implant congresses throughout the world. This book, which contains the results of his many long years experience in this field, meets the requirements of dentists, dental surgeons and ondontologists who should be interested in the field of Oral Implantology. Giving practical suggestions and tips, this is the book for clinical implantologists or implantologists-to-be.