Date of Award

Spring 1993

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

McGivney, Glen P.

Second Advisor

Ziebert, Gerald J.

Third Advisor

Austin, B. P.


The success of implant treatment in dentistry depends initially on accurate evaluation of the quality and quantity of bone that is to house the implant. It is essential that the topography and quality of the edentulous bony ridge is adequately evaluated in the diagnostic phase, prior to any surgical procedures. At present, there are no validated scientific means of assessing the quality of the edentulous bony ridge prior to surgery. It is our intent to investigate and hopefully validate the use of quantitative computerized tomography as an accurate, cost effective diagnostic procedure for the evaluation of the density and topography of human edentulous maxillae and mandibles.



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