Supportive Implant Therapy: Evidence Based Monitoring, Managing & Maintaining Dental Implants
Prevention and early intervention of peri-implant mucositis is considered the first line of defence in maintaining implants in health and function to ensure long-term survival. Timely and effective treatment of peri-implant mucositis may even prevent (Jepsen et al, 2015) or delay progression to peri-implantitis (Lang & Berglundh, 2011), an irreversible infectious condition affecting the alveolar bone, that fatally compromises osseointegration. Prevalence of peri-implant mucositis is high, reported in approximately 80% of patients and 50% of all implants (Zitzmann & Berglundh 2008, Roos-Jansaker et al 2006).
This 1 Day course aimed Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and General Dental Practitioners we will examine the three elements of supportive implant therapy and how best to clinically manage early peri-implant complications, together with a strategic approach to improve adherence to self-care and recall intervals. This session will discuss the key aspects of implant examination, professional mechanical plaque removal from titanium surfaces and prostheses, and explore the role of the patient in disease prevention and treatment.
Delegates will have a deeper understanding of the three main components of a supportive implant therapy appointment and how to implement each one clinically.
This course will also discuss appointment structure to enable provision of comprehensive and safe implant monitoring and maintenance.VIEW COURSE DATES
Delegates will be able to understand:
- How to explain the elements of a comprehensive examination protocol for peri-implant tissues.
- Which instruments are considered safe & effective to remove biofilm & calculus from implant surfaces and why.
- The role of the patient in the treatment and longevity of dental implants & their restorative counterparts
- How to improve adherence to recall & homecare recommendations
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