Implant Maintenance for the Dental Hygienist

Penny Hatzimanolakis, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: F25 Cost: $0/$0 after Sept. 29 Date: Friday, Oct. 28

CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Implant Maintenance |  Recommended for: Hygienists

Oral health care practitioners play a pivotal role in maintaining implant health. Knowledge of implant components, mechanisms, and debridement materials is central to achieving comprehensive and individualized patient care plans. This lecture, intended for clinicians, involves the ADPIE; assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of implant care impacting oral and overall health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Peri-implant disease. What clinical parameters are relevant for assessing implants? Discuss the evidence to risk assessments.
  • Learn how to identify with the current AAP (2018) classification.
  • Create individualized care plans for healthy and diseased peri-implant infections.
  • Describe the various materials used to debride healthy and disease peri-implants. Identify the concepts needed to effectively and safely debride implants.
  • Describe the complications, referral, and recall intervals for individualized care.

About the Speaker:

Since 1994, Penny’s primary practice setting is with a periodontics/prosthodontics specialty team. At the University of British Columbia, since 2002, she has facilitated learning in the graduate periodontics, undergraduate Dental, and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs. Her scientific investigations are therapeutic modalities for periodontal diseases, including implants. She has published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presents nationally and internationally.  As the founder and CEO of UpScale Consulting, her mission is to support and empower colleagues in delivering comprehensive oral and overall care for the public. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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