What some of our users say

“Osstell is an essential part of my implant practice. As a surgical prosthodontist I use it on every implant case to determine and document implant stability. ISQ values provide the confidence (based on science) to know when each implant is ready to load, whether for immediate or delayed restoration, helping to achieve a successful restorative outcome for each and every patient.”

Scott D. Ganz, DMD
Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Implant Dentistry

 

 

“Osstell has become my personal guide in determining the appropriate time to load patients’ implants, and I now use it for every implant case.”

Prof. Peter Moy

 

 

 

 

“We are currently using Osstell when we place all implants to establish a baseline measurement of implant stability. At the time of placement if the ISQ is too low (depending on the location – anything below 45) we will remove the fixture, possibly graft and then wait another 3-6 months before trying to place another fixture. We try to take the measurement on the buccal/ lingual, and mesial/distal aspects and record the highest and lowest values.

 

We typically recheck the ISQ value at three months. If the ISQ has improved (or is stable if the number was high to begin with – over 65) we will release the patient for restorative treatment. It gives us and the patient a more objective way to assess the implant stability. If it’s not ready at that time we continue to recheck every 6 weeks until the ISQ has improved or indicates stability.

 

Since we began using this device in 2009, our decision making process has become more simple and objective. We will continue to use the Osstell values to help guide treatment decisions and as a communication tool with our referring dentists.”

 

Pamela K. McClain, DDS & Rachel Schallhorn, DDS

Diplomates, American Board of Periodontology

 

 

 

“With increasing demands for the early and immediate loading of dental implants, the measurement of implant stability is very much a hot topic at the moment, with much support in the literature. Peak insertion torque does not give us the information we really require, nor when we really require it. So ISQ using the Osstell machine has become a vital piece of equipment in my office and I use it daily. To monitor the stability of implants over time gives me valuable information as to when I can reliably load them, allowing completion of treatment in an optimal time frame for my patients.”

Dr. Stephen L Jacobs

 

 

 

“The ability to better diagnose implant stability and integration by resonance frequency analysis has provided improved confidence of the treating team as well as better patient management.  It has also distinguished Misch Implant Dentistry as a practice that utilizes the latest technology available to provide superior care”.

Dr Craig Misch and Dr Katherine Misch

 

 

“My primary use of the Osstell Instrument in my clinic is to evaluate each implant at the time of placement and again at the second stage abutment connection.  This allows for an objective way to evaluate the implant healing and gives some indication of the short term and long term success. Progression of numbers will allow for an understanding of the bone quality and stability of the implant during all phases of treatment. Specially, I use the Osstell at immediate load or early loading depending on what these definitions mean to the clinician”.

Dr. Jay Malmquist, D.M.D, FACD, FICD, FAO

 

 “Osstell has been a huge bonus to my practice. Prior to the application of resonance frequency it was always guesswork, subjective guesswork, as to the state of the implant. often an implant could appear to be integrated and yet one would find that some weeks or months later that interface broke down. Osstell now allows me to have an objective scale if you like, a scale of integration. I use this routinely on all implants that I place, we assess the initial primary stability and then we re-assess three months later, prior to loading.”

Dr. Michael Norton

 

 

“Osstell gives me confidence that the implants are stable.”

Dr. Max Miller

 

 

“Osstell gives me confidence in integration.”

Dr. David Isaacs

 

 

“Osstell helps me to feel better on the day I have to tighten my final restoration without thinking “Will this implant turn?” because I know Osstell did its job.”

Dr. Zeljko Popadic

 

 

“Osstell helps me evaluate primary stability as well as evaluate stability measurements according to consequent healing phases of BIC (bone to implant contact) and also helps in determining the loading time.”

Dr. Dhwanit Thakore

 

 

“Osstell give me confidence for early loading.”

Dr. Thomas Howieson

 

 “I recently purchased the W&H Osstell ISQ module for our existing Implantmed surgical unit to determine the stability of implants at placement and during restoration,” says Dr Vivak Shah, Principal of Saving Smiles, Weedon.

“I’ve been very impressed with the performance so far, and it’s already proven to be an invaluable tool in providing objective measurements and acting as a guideline for placement.

“Together with the Implantmed, the Osstell ISQ module gives me better timelines and allows me to accurately assess the appropriate time gaps. This in turn ensures more predictable results and helps to speed up the treatment process for the patient too.

“The customer service was superb as well, so I would definitely recommend W&H for the Osstell ISQ as well as their other products.”

Dr Vivak Shah

Source: Dental Reviews

 

 

“I previously purchased a product called the Penguin to test implant stability.  After a short period of time I returned it and bought the Osstell. I have been very satisfied since the purchase. The Osstell is reliable and very intuitive. I would highly recommend the Osstell!”

Dr. David Porter

 

 

Paul Rosen“Osstell use is critical for my implant practice. Every year, this device more than pays for itself as there are always several patients who heal slowly or who have implants placed with extremely low insertion torque. This confounds my ability to predict when healing has been adequate to proceed to the restorative phase. Osstell provides me with quantitative information necessary to make informed decisions. No longer am I the villain who slows up patient care, but it is objective data about the patient’s healing that becomes the determining factor.”

 

Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS, FACD

Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Oral Implantology Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics University of Maryland Dental School Baltimore, Maryland 21201 | Board Examiner American Board of Periodontology

 

 

“The use of the Osstell device elevates the confidence in the status of the implant while also increasing the confidence in the patient that they are receiving the best possible care.”

Dr. Steven Eckert

 

“Osstell helps me to make a decision and to have a clear insight about my results”.

“Osstell helps me to achieve predictable results with different loading protocols”.

“Osstell helps me when I’m performing a research and monitoring the implant stability is a critical issue.”

Dr. Francisco Barbosa

 

“In daily practice, we never measure the insertion torque since we use Osstell instead to monitor implant stability. For non-splinted implants, we want the second ISQ value to be ≥70 to initiate the prosthetic rehabilitation with functional loading. In most implant patients, this is either at 4 or 8 weeks of healing allowing an early loading protocol.”

Prof. Daniel Buser

 

  “Comparative surgical and pre-prosthetic Osstell readings provides an effective foundation for shared responsibility between the patient, surgeon and restorative dentist regarding implant integration status. As the team enters the prosthetic phase of treatment objectives, implant performance data helps to focus outcomes based on realistic expectations.”

George Mandelaris, DDS, MS & Alan L. Rosenfeld, DDS, FACD 

 

 

“As a surgical specialist, I work closely with my restorative colleagues. When immediate and early loading treatment is selected, I need certainty in communicating implant stability. Osstell ISQ gives me a “number” I can provide as a tangible measurement of stability. If changes in loading protocols are appropriate, I can provide a numerical value that makes sense and keeps all members of the team on the same page. I value this technology and feel it has only just begun to demonstrate all of its applications in clinical practice.”

Barry P. Levin, D.M.D.

 

 

“There is no treatment that can be compared with Osstell’s method as traditional methods are highly subjective. Osstell’s ISQ diagnostic makes it possible to discern when osseointegration is sufficient to proceed with restoration. I use Osstell in every implant treatment since it reduces the treatment time of the patient, increases the safety and prognosis of treatments and is based on clinical evidence. The communication with the patient is also easier with the ISQ scale as they can see by numbers when it is the right time to load the implant.”

Dr. Marcus Dagnelid, DDS.

 

 

“Osstell helps me getting patients to own their healing.”

Dr. Fred Stalley

 

“Osstell helps me gain objective measurements for stability and proceed to earlier restoration with my general dentists.”

Dr. David Okano

 

 

 

“Osstell helps me by providing an objective stability measurement. It provides a critical piece of info in implant therapy.”

Dr. Les Kalman

 

“Osstell helps me ensure a successful restoration for my implant patients.‪”

Court Street Family Dentistry

 

 

 

“Osstell helps me better understand osseointegration process as it helps quantifying implant stability.”

Dr. Miguel Brites

 

 

 

“I use the Osstell IDx for all my implant treatments especially in conjunction with flapless implant placements. If the readings are appropriate patients can have an immediate temporary restoration or healing abutment fitted, thereby avoiding a second surgical stage to expose the implant. It also allows loading of the implant as early as is suitable, reducing the time a patient may have to wear dentures”.

Dr. Sharif Khan

 

 

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