ANDREAS O. PARASHIS, D.D.S., DR. ODONT.Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Parashis maintains a practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Surgery in Athens, Greece.
Y. NATALIE JEONG, D.M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Jeong maintains a practice limited to Periodontics and Implant surgery in Lincoln, MA.
EVANGELOS PAPATHANSIOU, D.D.S., M.S. Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Papathanasiou is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute.
Supportive periodontal and peri-implant treatment (SPT) is an integral part of managing patients with periodontal diseases and dental implants. However, numerous clinical studies indicate that most patients do not adhere to SPT despite the best efforts of clinicians.
The growing use of implants will continue to increase the need for early diagnosis and treatment of peri-implant tissue pathology and maintenance of peri-implant health. Furthermore, even with adherence to SPT a significant number of patients could develop peri-implant diseases (mucositis and peri-implantitis), and require additional periodontal retreatment.
This full-day course will discuss risk assessment after completion of active treatment to determine SPT intervals and strategies to identify non-compliant patients in private practice. Participants will also discuss the use of decision trees for when periodontal retreatment is necessary and the procedures indicated by the extent and severity of recurrence. The etiology, risk indicators, and recommended procedures for diagnosis of peri-implant tissues pathology will be presented. The recommended procedures for effective maintenance of peri-implant health and treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis will be described and discussed. Various clinical cases will be presented and interactive discussion with the participants will be encouraged.
- Frequency of supportive periodontal and peri-implant care based on risk assessment on the patient and tooth/implant level
- Indications for periodontal retreatment and recommended procedures
- Local and systemic antimicrobials
- Etiology, risk indicators, and procedures for diagnosis of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
- Techniques for effective maintenance of implants and treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis