Supportive Peri-Implant Care: Risks and Treatment Recommendations


Thursday, October 28
6:45 – 7:15 p.m. CT
Supportive Peri-Implant Care: Risks and Treatment Recommendations
Andreas O. Parashis, DDS, Dr. Odont
Athens, Greece

Supportive peri-implant treatment (SPT) is an integral part of managing patients with dental implants. The growing use of implants will continue to increase the need for early diagnosis and treatment of peri-implant tissue pathology and maintenance of peri-implant health. This course will discuss risk assessment after completion of active treatment to determine SPT intervals and strategies to identify non-compliant patients in private practice. The etiology, risk indicators, and procedures for diagnosis of peri-implant diseases will be presented. Home care protocols for the patients, recommended procedures for effective maintenance of peri-implant health and for treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis will be described and discussed using case-based scenarios.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe peri-implant health and disease.
  • Employ techniques for effective implant maintenance.
  • Apply treatment algorithms for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Biography: Dr. Andreas Parashis has maintained a full-time private practice limited to periodontics since 1987 in Athens, Greece, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tufts University. He completed his dental education at the University of Athens, Greece and graduated with a certificate in periodontology from Tufts University. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Athens, Greece, Department of Periodontology. He is a member of several dental organizations and is the author or co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles in Greek journals and over 25 articles in international journals. He has lectured extensively at seminars and meetings.