Prevention of Peri-Implant Complications: Assessment, Maintenance and Home Care

Friday, April 22

9 AM - 12:30 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

To prevent peri-implant complications, professional in-office assessment, maintenance and home care recommendations are vital. For long-term implant success, clinicians need to detect early signs of implant complications, diagnose any complications to provide early intervention and be able to perform professional in-office maintenance treatment. This course will follow the global health implant initiative for ceramic and titanium implants based on Susan’s Clinical White Paper: Long-term Prevention of Peri-Implant Complications and textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications.

This session will enable participants to:
•Learn the current research protocols, tools, treatments and complications for long-term prevention of peri-implant disease
•Detect: Put into practice biofilm identification and a five-step protocol to assess and monitor dental implants
•Diagnose: Understand early intervention guidelines based on American Academy of Periodontology peri-implant soft and hard deficiencies
•Treatment: Biofilm-focused titanium and ceramic implant maintenance for all forms of implant-borne restorations/prostheses
•Provide safe home care recommendations for titanium/ceramic implants patients


Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS. Dynamic innovator, international speaker, writer, researcher and RDH Award of Distinction Recipient. Instrument designer of Wingrove Titanium Implant Set, ACE probes and Queen of Hearts instruments by PDT. Susan is a published author: Dental Economics, Digital Dentistry and Healthcare Knowledge, RDH Magazine, Scientific Panel for ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Doctor Clinical Implant Maintenance Textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist (Wiley). Resides in Missoula, MT, to fly fish, hike and snowshoe.

Conflict of Interest: Affiliation/Financial Interest: Royalties Wiley (Textbook), PDT (Instruments)

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS