Protocols for Peri-Implant Health: Why Implants & Tissues May Have Issues

  • Thursday 1/26/2023
  • Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Course Code: 151TL
  • Cost: $75
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 252 A
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Timothy Hempton, DDS is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA.

Treatment outcomes for implant therapy can be less than optimal if protocols for achieving and maintaining peri-implant health are not followed. As a result, the dental hygienist not only provides implant maintenance for healthy implants but also frequently encounters patients with peri-implant disease. This course will review the process of obtaining peri-implant health, the etiology of implant complications and how to manage implant disease. To facilitate a better understanding the good, the bad and the ugly in implant outcomes, the program will discuss peri-implant disease classification, disease surveillance, implant maintenance, surgical placement, bone grafting, prosthetic contours, anatomical concerns and systemic factors.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Determine the factors that result in stable and esthetic implant outcomes
  • Understand the AAP classification for peri-implant disease
  • Identify the etiology and clinical appearance of problematic implants
  • Assess various prosthetic designs that could impair patient home care 
  • Examine instrumentation and procedures utilized in implant maintenance
  • Review anatomical concerns associated with implant therapy
  • Identify systemic factors associated with implant therapy
  • Explain usage of 3-D radiographs associated with implant therapy
Recommended Audience: Hygienist

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