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Survival analysis methods are increasingly used in dental research to measure risk of tooth eruption and caries as well as life spans of amalgam restorations. Analyses have been extended to account for lack of independence in the data, which arises from the clustering of observations within units...
We review and adapt modern survival analysis adapted for evaluating the success of dental implants is reviewed. A defined composite success criterion is a valuable tool for assessing new developments of dental implants. However, several inaccuracies are detected in the relevant dental literature....