The Complete Primer to Successfully Manage Peri-Implant Diseases

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 448RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 162 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Samuel Low, DDS, MS is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and a faculty member of the Pankey Institute.

The introduction of dental implants in the overall management of patients is at an all-time high and dental professionals have yet to achieve consensus for a standard of care. Recent data now demonstrates that inflammation associated with implants is commonplace and can result in loss of the implant with failure rates continuing to be at an all-time high. Implant diseases range from mucositis to bone loss implantitis. Long-term implant success can depend on quality prevention, treatment, and maintenance. The dental team (especially the dental hygienist) requires successful systems and tools to enhance longevity and implant health.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Enhance diagnostic skills for implantitis versus mucositis
  • Develop communication skills to educate the patient about their disease 
  • Examine considerations for local versus systemic antibiotics in detoxification/decontamination 
  • Create innovative at-home oral hygiene systems that enhance compliance
  • Establish the role of dental lasers in both open and closed procedures 
  • Determine the prognosis of a diseased implant and how to develop the ultimate treatment plan
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist
This Course will be audiotaped.