Sascha Jovanovic
Sascha Jovanovic

Friday Mar 2

Peri-implantitis Update: 25 Years of Research and Clinical Management

  7:00 - 8:00 am

Morning With the Masters

Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

Implant complications which demonstrate crestal bone loss and soft tissue inflammation are of great concern to the clinical practice and to the dental team. The term peri-implantitis has been used for this condition for over 25 years and diagnostic tools and clinical procedures have been introduced. Very few studies have shown good follow up after the diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis.

Three treatment options will be discussed in detail in this presentation 1) implant removal, 2) open flap surgery with osseous recontouring and optional implantoplasty, and 3) GBR bone regeneration with implant surface decontamination. Clinical steps and management and evidence based results will be discussed.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the etiological factors of peri-implantitis; 2) evaluate the three main options to treat peri-implantitis; and 3) determine what the risk factors are of treating a peri-implantitis affected implant site.