• The maintenance of dental implants in general dental practice – a team approach

    • Saturday 20th May, 12:15 - 1:15
    • This lecture is presented by: Dr Philip Friel , Jennifer White
    • This session will take place in: Atrium 3

    • dentist, team

    To book your place on this course, email cd@philipfriel.com with your name, GDC number and contact telephone number.

    Dental implant and related treatments are becoming an increasingly popular treatment modality, allowing replacement of a missing tooth or teeth, or denture stabilisation.

    Dental implant treatment requires careful assessment and planning, good surgical techniques and competence in the restorative aspects. In addition, monitoring and maintenance of dental implants is essential in order to ensure stability together with an ability to identify any deficiency in the peri implant tissues as early as possible.

    This course sequence will allow a general theoretical and practical introduction to dental implants for the general dental practitioner and dental hygienist/therapist with an interest in this area.

    The maintenance of dental implants in general dental practice – a team approach.
    Dental implants allow the opportunity to replace missing teeth or stabilise dentures. The solutions available using dental implants are well researched and demonstrate good success rates.

    As with any restoration, maintenance is essential for long term survival.

    Aims and objectives
    • To outline the planning elements required for long term success of dental implant restorations
    • To outline the desired features of a stable implant solution
    • To highlight the integrated team approach involving implant dentist, referring dentist and dental hygienist/dental hygienist therapist.
    • To outline the use of appropriate monitoring regimes together with the appropriate armamentarium for maintenance.
    • To highlight the risks of failure of adequate maintenance in implant dentistry.

    Learning outcomes
    By the end of this course delegates should:
    • Have an understanding of the basis of dental implant treatment together with associated anatomy and biology
    • Be aware of maintenance considerations from both a patient and clinical team viewpoint
    • Understand the importance of a team approach and also the importance of the role of the dental hygienist/dental hygiene therapist.
    • To be aware of the required instrumentation and regime for monitoring and maintenance.


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Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Philip Friel

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Jennifer White