Speaker(s): Paul Fletcher, DDS. Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY; Private Practice, New York, NY. Dr. Fletcher has disclosed he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities.
Program Track: Treatment of Periodontal Diseases and Peri-Implant Diseases
Course Description: This presentation will offer an evidence based protocol for the treatment of peri-implantitis. A novel flapless, minimally-invasive surgical procedure utilizing sterile saline and antiseptics will be demonstrated. Human histologic evidence of re-osseointegration will be shown. A protocol for detoxification of the implant surface, and subsequent re-osseointegration without damage to the implant, will be presented.
· Explain the rationale for instituting an evidence-based, in office, and at home treatment regimen for the management of mucositis.
· Comprehend how to perform a flapless, minimally-invasive surgical technique to achieve intrabony bone fill and reduce pocketing around a peri-implantitis affected implant.
· Observe clinical examples of a regenerative open flap surgical procedure, using sterile saline and antiseptics for surface decontamination, where re-osseointegration has been achieved and confirmed by human histology.
Course length: 1 hour
Original release date: March 4, 2020
Expiration date: March 5, 2023
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
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The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.