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Table 1 Implant identification studies included in this study (Michelinakis et al. 2006; Sahiwal et al. 2002a, b, c; Mansour et al. 2019; Nuzzolese et al. 2008; Bush and Miller 2011; Berketa et al. 2010a, b; Mattheos and Janda 2012))

From: Current technology for identifying dental implants: a narrative review

Study Main aspect Conclusion
Michelinakis et al. (2006) "Identification of dental implants through the use of Implant Recognition Software (IRS)" The program that was developed provides valuable information about the identification of implant systems present in patients' mouths
Sahiwa et al. (2002a) Identification of threaded dental implants from radiographic images This study shows to be useful in the identification of threaded dental implants from their radiographic X-ray images
Sahiwal et al. (2002b) Identification of non-threaded dental implants from radiographic images Information gained from this study shows to help clinicians identify non threaded implants from radiographic photos
Sahiwal et al. (2002c) Macro design morphology of endosseous dental implants Study offers clinicians basic information of the design of selected dental implants. Such information can aid the radiographic identification of these implants
Mansour et al. (2019) New aspects of dental implants and DNA technology in human identification The dental implant manufacturer database can be very supportive and represent additional reference data for dental implant classification
Nuzzolese et al. (2008) Radiographic dental implants recognition for geographic evaluation in human identification The study links implant type to specific geographic location within Italy. The radiographic images provided should show benefits in the forensic filed and the prosthodontic filed to identify pre-existing implants which they may discover from their radiographic images
Berketa et al. (2010a) The use of batch numbers which survive within dental implants following incineration as an aid to identification If the companies constructing implants were to place individual serial numbers rather than batch numbers will be more efficient
Berketa et al. (2010b) Radiographic recognition of dental implants as an aid to identifying the deceased The Implant recognition software in its current form was of little benefit for radiographic assessment of dental implants for forensic odontologists
Daher et al. (2009) Implant treatment record form An implant record form is very important. The record form should be filled out and retained in the patient's files for future use and implant recall visits
Mattheos and Janda (2012) Case report: managing complications with unidentified implant system This case report management of the complication dealing with unidentified dental implant restoration, and the use of technology dealing with the problem
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