Diane Daubert, RDH, MS, PhD
The increased prevalence of peri-implant disease is receiving recent attention showing it is both commonplace and difficult to manage. The course will present the updates on the definition and etiology of peri-implantitis from the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2018 consensus and the latest evidence-based information on titanium material properties and peri-implant biofilm. It will provide cases examples to illustrate ways to tip the scale toward peri-implant health.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the definition and etiologies of peri-implant disease; 2) discuss recent literature on implant material properties and peri-implantitis; and 3) apply the most recent evidence to implant specific protocols for treatment of peri-implantitis.