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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28 (2013), No. 4     23. July 2013
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28 (2013), No. 4  (23.07.2013)

Page 1101-1109, doi:10.11607/jomi.2981, PubMed:23869368


Rehabilitation of Children with Ectodermal Dysplasia. Part 2: An International Consensus Meeting
Klineberg, Iven / Cameron, Angus / Hobkirk, John / Bergendal, Birgitta / Maniere, Marie-Cecile / King, Nigel / Watkins, Sophie / Hobson, Ross / Stanford, Clark / Kurtz, Kenneth / Sharma, Arun
A consensus meeting was arranged to provide an opportunity to discuss the residual nonconsensus questions following three rounds of a Delphi study. It was hoped that the nonagreements could be resolved to define a comprehensive protocol for the management of ectodermal dysplasia, particularly with respect to the use of dental implants in growing patients. An international panel of expert clinicians in pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and orthodontics was invited to be part of the Delphi study to develop agreement on clinical questions through a consensus of ideas. Each expert had been invited to form a study group or team within his or her home institution. As required by the Delphi protocol, a 90-part questionnaire was considered by the collaborating teams and progressed through three iterations with increasing agreement. This process is discussed in part 1 of the study. The residual nonconsensus questions, which represented 10% of the questionnaire, required collaborative interaction for resolution. The consensus meeting was held in London, England, over a 2-day period with support from Nobel Biocare and the British Dental Association.

Keywords: clinical research, clinical trials, morphometric analysis, structural biology, tissue physiology