Implant Maintenance for the Dental Hygienist

Penny Hatzimanolakis, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: F25 Cost: $0/$0 after Sept. 29
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.
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