A brief historical perspective on dental implants, their surface coatings and treatments. Academic Article uri icon


  • This review highlights a brief, chronological sequence of the history of dental implants. This historical perspective begins with ancient civilizations and spotlights predominant dentists and their contributions to implant development through time. The physical, chemical and biologic properties of various dental implant surfaces and coatings are discussed, and specific surface treatments include an overview of machined implants, etched implants, and sand-blasted implants. Dental implant coatings such as hydroxyapatite, fluoride, and statin usage are further reviewed.

published proceedings

  • Open Dent J

altmetric score

  • 63.066

author list (cited authors)

  • Abraham, C. M.

citation count

  • 122

complete list of authors

  • Abraham, Celeste M

publication date

  • January 2014