Glossary

Early loading

Refers to the time of applying force on an implant after initial placement. This term mostly is used in oral surgery/dental implantology. The prosthesis is brought in function earlier than the conventional healing period. Early loading may be applied, if preconditions are good or optimally.

ECLS

Extracorporal Life Support System

ECLS

extracorporeal life support

ECMO

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is used to support patients with insufficient gas exchange in the lungs. It works by removing the carbon dioxide and oxygenating red blood cells. Generally, it is used either post-cardiopulmonary bypass or in late stage treatment of a person with profound heart and/or …

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electrode

An electrode is an electrical conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e.g. a human tissue). It can be either an anode (“-“) or a cathode (“+”).

Emergence profile

Dental The part of the axial contour a crown, that extends from the base of the sulcus past the free soft tissue margin. It is important for the esthetic outcome of an implant worn crown in the frontal area.

EMG

Enamel matrix derivative Sterile protein aggregate from enamel matrix, amelogenin, the precursor of enamel from developing teeth. The proteins are harvested from around developing pig embryo teeth, with special processing procedures.

Endodontic implant

Syn.: Endodontic pin, endodontic stabilizer. A pin placed into a dental root canal and extending beyond the apex, into the bone.

Envista Holdings Corp.

    Envista is a global family of three operating companies and more than 30 trusted dental brands. Envista separated from Danaher as an independent entity in 2019. Implant companies are: Alpha BioTEC Simplantology Implant Direct™ Nobel Biocare™

EPD

Embolic Protection System

Eposteal implant

Dental Device that receives its primary bone support by means of resting upon bone. see: Subperiosteal implant.

equine

Of or relating to a horse or horses.

ESRD

End-Stage Renal Disease

EU MDR

European Union Medical Devices Regulation

EU-CE

CE marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Union. The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets EU standards for health, safety, and environmental protection.

EVAR

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

External hexagon

Dental One kind of a connection interface of the platform of a dental two-piece implant extending coronally. It prevents rotation of attached components and is used when.

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