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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Clinical guidelines for the management of peri-implant health


Author(s): Anita Daniels, Carl Drago, Ronnie Goené

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists


Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide the reader with guidelines for self-care and ongoing professional care that can prevent peri-implant mucositis from developing into peri-implantitis. On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1.Discuss the differences between maintenance of natural teeth and implant-supported restorations.

2.Identify key actions that should be accomplished on professional recare visits.

3.Describe the relationship between bacterial plaque accumulation and peri-implant mucositis.

4.Summarize the principles of effective implant self-care.


Long-term success and patient satisfaction with dental implant restorations depend on proper maintenance and daily follow-up care by the patient, as well as professional care at intervals to be determined clinically. Otherwise, biofilm formation may result in peri-implant mucositis, which is etiologically similar to gingivitis in the natural dentition and is reversible with appropriate care. This article outlines some of the requirements for optimal patient self-care, professional monitoring, and maintenance.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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