Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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.


SPONSOR/PROVIDER: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Dental Learning, LLC and BIOMET 3i LLC.

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

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