This course will discuss the new 2018 American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) classification system as it pertains specifically to dental implants. The life of an implant can vary greatly patient-to-patient. Dental providers who treat patients with dental implants need to be up to date in the periodontal management of their patient’s implant status along the continuum of health and disease. The anatomy and physiology of dental implants will be reviewed as well as the latest research on appropriate implant maintenance in-office products. By increasing your knowledge in the identification of peri-implant health and peri-implant disease, as laid out by the AAP, dental clinicians will be able to customize treatment recommendations for their patients with dental implants.
At the conclusion of this course, the dental professional will be able to:
- Evaluate implant health and disease after a review of dental implant anatomy and physiology.
- Apply the 2018 AAP Staging & Grading for dental implants in dental hygiene care plans.
- Select in-office implant maintenance equipment utilizing the most up-to-date research products.
4. Customize patient education and recommendations based on implant status.