‘Advances in Oral Health’, a research group at the Dental Clinic led by Javier Montero, is applying a cutting-edge technique to shorten the time the process takes, thus benefitting patients’ quality of life.

The study has just begun in the Dental Clinic of the University of Salamanca and arises from the demand of both the scientific community and patients, who are anxious to expedite the process. It is based on scientific evidence that shows that conventional prostheses in edentulous individuals “are not enough to provide adequate chewing function,” Javier Montero told Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca.

In a pioneering way, the scientists have started a clinical trial on a group of 40 toothless patients with prosthesis to which the current protocol will be applied in a segmented way – with a waiting period of 2 to 3 months for the placement of the dental pieces from the first implant surgery – and the USAL experimental method – with immediate loading of the implant to contribute at once to retaining the prosthesis. The objective: to compare the results from the clinical, functional and subjective point of view to analyze the effectiveness of the protocol promoted by the University.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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