Evidence is evolving that after surgical placement, material selection and restoration type can impact health most especially related to the most important tissues of all- the peri-implant soft tissues. Although these are so important many dentists do not understand how the soft tissues attach to the implant and prosthesis or how injury, trauma and disease affects bone resorption. This lecture will provide evidence on how and why peri-implantitis develops and provide guidance on best clinical practices. From healing abutments through to long term maintenance. This lecture will provide an insight into the issues, and is what every implant clinician (surgeon, restorative and hygienist) needs to know.
- The importance of healing abutments- which ones when, why and how.
- Latest research from OHSU research related to radiography and long term implant health assessment
- Assessing implant health- how and why- clinical techniques for best practices.
Chandur Wadhwani, although a clinical dentist in private practice has been evaluating the validity of many aspects related to implant dentistry. With the simple goal to try and bring science to dentistry. With over 50 published articles, contributor to over 5 text books and winner of awards related to research- he prides himself on being a clinical based researcher. Currently involve with 5 US dental schools he is considered one of the foremost implant investigators in the US. He practices prosthodontics in Bellevue WA, is assistant professor at Loma Linda university advance program in prosthodontics and an affiliate instructor at the university of Washington. He is an ITI fellow and lectures internationally on dental implants as well as related subjects.