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ANTERIOR IMPLANT RESTORATIONS – CHALLENGE AND COMPROMISE. A CASE REPORT Sorin Uram-Ţuculescu DDS, DMD, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA, USA Richmond, VA, USA CV Dr. Sorin Uram-Ţuculescu got his DDS and a MS in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (U.S.A.) He also holds a DMD and a PhD from the “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. In addition to his teaching activities, Dr. Uram-Ţuculescu runs a part-time private practice in prosthodontics. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. His current professional interests include: dental patient management, esthetics, digital dentistry, sleep apnea, student learning assessment. Dr. Uram-Ţuculescu is the author/coauthor of 8 books and 50+ publications & presentations. He is also a featured speaker on select topics. Questions What was the aim of the study? q a. Present the restorative treatment from the viewpoint of the stomatologist; q b. Present the restorative treatment without including any feedback; q c. Present the restorative treatment and retreatment in light of patient feedback; q d. None of the above. Why was the communication with the patient impaired? q a. Only the patient could not use his native language; q b. All stomatologist could not use his native language; q c. The patient and the majority of dentists who participated in the treatment could not use their native languages; q d. None of the above. Precedence was given to? q a. A smooth, easy to clean emergence profile; q b. Improved esthetics and lip support; q c. None of the above; q d. All of the above. Which are the key learning points? q a. Patient expectations are paramount for treatment success; q b. Implant restorations are not without limitations and compromise may be necessary in order to provide an acceptable prosthesis avoidance of dental visits; q c. Definitive restorations should only be fabricated and delivered after assurance that the design provided by provisionals was tried and accepted by patient; q d. All of the above. STOMA.EDUJ (2014) 1 (2) 137