Dental implants have become a treatment solution to the majority of patients who are partially or completely edentulous. The past decades of maintaining dental implants and the natural dentition, have provided significant clinical information on the similarities and differences in successfully managing patients. Oral microbiome research, along with clinical peer- reviewed studies, guide clinicians to contemporary treatment approaches for implant maintenance programs. This CE webinar will present current research and textbook chapters for implant maintenance and apply recently published data on home care approaches.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to
• describe the primary differences in the anatomy and histology of teeth and dental implants
• describe the newest concepts of microbiome as it applies to teeth and implants
• determine when to probe and scale newly placed surgical implants
• describe the best in office and home approaches to successfully maintaining dental implants
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