Dr. Dimitrios Karastathis


As the number of implants being placed in patients has grown exponentially over the years, so too has the number of implant complications.

One of the most severe complications that affect the long-term prognosis of an implant is peri-implantitis.  This lecture will cover many aspects of this condition including diagnosis, etiology, anatomy of the disease, prevalence, management and prevention.  By the end of the presentation, the audience will have a clear understanding of this disease and be prepared to inform their patients with relevant and up to date information.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the causes of peri-implantitis
  2. Understand how to monitor and diagnose peri-implantitis
  3. Understand treatment options for peri-implantitis

Bio:  Dr. Dimitrios Karastathis is a board-certified periodontist, practicing full time periodontics and implant therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia.  In addition, he is a surgical instructor in the Graduate Periodontics program at the University of British Columbia, and lectures for numerous study clubs throughout Vancouver.