Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Frauke Müller is Professor and Chair of the Division of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics at the University Clinics of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is also responsible for several satellite dental clinics at the Geneva University Hospitals, where special care, old, very old and palliative care patients are treated.
Forum Implantologicum talks to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Frauke Müller from Geneva and Prof. Dr. Murali Srinivasan from Zurich about their ITI-funded study “Mandibular two-implant overdentures with CAD-CAM milled bars with distal extensions or retentive anchors: a randomized controlled trial”.
The global burden of ageing also presents a challenge for dentistry. Our patients are becoming older and losing their natural teeth later in life. It is widely acknowledged that advanced age alone is not a contraindication for implants; it is the chronic conditions of the older patient, the treatments and side effects, as well as concomitant functional impairment that may limit the survival and success rates of dental implants.