Patient Profile: Patient is a 61-year old White Caucasian male. The patient is a retired banker and remains active in the community in several volunteer organizations.
Chief Complaint: The patient has no chief complaint other than palatal irritation due to an ill-fitting maxillary partial denture. Patient is aware that a new partial will need to be fabricated since his visits to the dental school for adjustments have been unsuccessful.
Dental History: The patient has received dental care throughout his life.
Medical History: The patient's blood pressure was recorded at 124/78. He had double by-pass surgery in 1992 and has encountered no complications since. He is currently taking (Metoprolol succinate) Toprol® and (Pravastatin sodium) Pravachol®.; His only allergy is to bee and wasp stings.
Bleeding Index: 25%
Plaque Free Score: 50%
Social History: He is an avid hiker and health conscious individual.