Dental Implant TEAM Network: Dental Hygienist Track
Peri-implantitis is on the rise and is considered one of the most popular topics in the dental world. Peri-implantitis can be prevented through plaque control and professional maintenance. Part of the implant treatment should be the periodontal follow up and instruction of plaque control so the patient understands how to maintain peri-implant health. Peri-implantitis can be difficult to treat depending on the stage of the disease and the etiology. This presentation will highlight the current diagnosis of peri-implantitis and the hygienist role in recognizing the disease as well as how to manage it and when to refer the patient for treatment.