present the patient with the best options based on clinical assess- ment. DT Clinical DENTAL TRIBUNE | April 201012A AD Fig. 6: Guide pin in osteotomy fol- lowing use of 2 mm pilot drill. Fig. 7: Radiograph showing XiVE osteotome in place during the oste- otomy. Fig. 8: Radiograph of implant with sulcus former (healing abutment); the apical portion of the implant is under the Schneiderian membrane. Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 9: Bitewing X-ray showing sub- crestal placement of implant with sulcus former in place. About the author Dr. Jose M. Hoyo works in pri- vate practice in Stoughton and Taunton, Mass. He can be con- tacted at drjhoyo@aol.com.

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