Dr Niel Grundling
Making It Simple in the Eastern Cape.
(WITH DR JACQUES MALAN)
CV: Dr Niel Grundling
After spending his school years in Namibia, Dr Niel Grundling completed a BSc degree at the University of Pretoria in 1979. Thereafter he graduated as a dentist in 1985 at the University of Stellenbosch where he also specialized in Prosthodontics, obtaining his MChD Cum Laude in 1992.
Dr Grundling, who is in full time private practice in Port Elizabeth, presented numerous lectures throughout South Africa on a wide range of topics concerning prosthodontics.
Dr Niel Grundling in the media
Three-dimensional finite element model of a human mandible incorporating six osseointegrated implants for stress analysis of mandibular cantilever prostheses.
Abstract: The three-dimensional finite element stress analysis method was used to determine the distribution of stresses in and around a model of six implants which supported a typical fixed complete-arch prosthesis in a simulated human mandible. A load of 100 N was applied at different intervals along the cantilever segment. There was a decrease of stress that reached a minimal level at 15 mm along the cantilever segment. Thereafter, a progressive increase of stresses in the lingual and buccal plates was demonstrated.