Quality Resource Guide: Managing Peri-implantitis is organized by MetLife.
Published Date: August 2016
Expiration Date: December 2019
MetLife designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits for the review of this Quality Resource Guide and successful completion of the post test.
Dental implants were once thought to be an ideal replacement for missing teeth, eliminating concerns of continuing periodontal destruction. As more and more implants are placed, we now know they are also susceptible to inflammatory disease process capable of destroying the soft and hard tissues that surround and support the implant. It is estimated that 1/4 to 1/2 of patients with implants have peri-implant mucositis (a reversible inflammation of the soft tissues) and/or peri-implantitis (an inflammatory process resulting in loss of the implant’s supporting bone). This Quality Resource Guide (QRG) provides an evidence-based discussion of peri-implantitis, including the disease’s local and systemic risk factors, the diagnostic criteria for assessing disease and disease progression, and appropriate treatment options (non-surgical and surgical). The QRG is an important reference for the dental office to review while planning preventive, assessment and therapy programs for their patients having implant-supported restorations. It also provides background information for the clinician to answer patients’ questions regarding their implants and maintenance care.
Following this unit of instruction, the learner should be able to
• Understand the etiology and presentation of peri-implantitis.
• Discuss different methods used to manage peri-implantitis.
• Understand the limitations of surgical and non-surgical approaches used to manage
• Recognize the importance of searching the available literature to stay current with
effective methods to manage peri-implantitis.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Periodontics and Periodontology