Group 3 ITI Consensus Report: Patient-reported outcome measures associated with implant dentistry

Jocelyne Feine, Samir Abou-Ayash, Majd Al Mardini, Ronaldo Barcelllos de Santana, Trine Bjelke-Holtermann, Michael M. Bornstein, Urs Braegger, Olivia Cao, Luca Cordaro, Didier Eycken, Mathieu Fillion, Georges Gebran, Guy Huynh-Ba, Tim Joda, Robert Levine, Nikos Mattheos, Thomas W. Oates, Hani Abd-Ul-Salam, Robert Santosa, Shakeel ShahdadStefano Storelli, Nikitas Sykaras, Alejandro Treviño Santos, Ulrike Stephanie Webersberger, Mary Ann H. Williams, Thomas G. Wilson, Daniel Wismeijer, Julia Gabriela Wittneben, Coral Jie Yao, Juan Pablo Villareal Zubiria

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Objectives: The aim of Working Group 3 was to focus on three topics that were assessed using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). These topics included the following: (a) the aesthetics of tooth and implant-supported fixed dental prostheses focusing on partially edentulous patients, (b) a comparison of fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses for edentulous populations, and (c) immediate versus early/conventional loading of immediately placed implants in partially edentate patients. PROMs include ratings of satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life (QHRQoL), as well as other indicators, that is, pain, general health-related quality of life (e.g., SF-36). Materials and methods: The Consensus Conference Group 3 participants discussed the findings of the three systematic review manuscripts. Following comprehensive discussions, participants developed consensus statements and recommendations that were then discussed in larger plenary sessions. Following this, any necessary modifications were made and approved. Results: Patients were very satisfied with the aesthetics of implant-supported fixed dental prostheses and the surrounding mucosa. Implant neck design, restorative material, or use of a provisional restoration did not influence patients’ ratings. Edentulous patients highly rate both removable and fixed implant-supported prostheses. However, they rate their ability to maintain their oral hygiene significantly higher with the removable prosthesis. Both immediate provisionalization and conventional loading receive positive patient-reported outcomes. Conclusions: Patient-reported outcome measures should be gathered in every clinical study in which the outcomes of oral rehabilitation with dental implants are investigated. PROMs, such as patients’ satisfaction and QHRQoL, should supplement other clinical parameters in our clinical definition of success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalClinical oral implants research
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • clinical research
  • clinical trials
  • patient-centered outcomes
  • prosthodontics
  • systematic reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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