Dr. Michael Gillis, Halifax, NS

Recent studies have shown a direct correlation between certain features of implant restorations and the likelihood of peri-implant disease.

Among these influences are emergence, abutment/implant connection type, restoration surface properties, occlusion, and others. This presentation will review these factors in light of the latest literature and provide strategies for optimizing prosthetic outcomes while minimizing the risk of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. The interdependent relationship between surgical and restorative planning will be covered. Participants will recognize the value of restoratively driven care.
  2. The importance of emergence profile as a determinant of peri-implant health will be reviewed. Participants will gain information that will aid in choosing abutments thoughtfully.
  3. The role of other teeth on implant success will be covered. Participants will see the importance of proximal contour and occlusal management on long term stability.

Bio:  Michael began his dental career in 1994 after graduating from the Dalhousie University Dental School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He holds an MSc in Implant Dentistry from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (2015). He has been involved in implant dentistry for over 20 years and uses emerging technologies extensively.  Michael works within the industry to optimize the use of CAD/CAM processes in implantology. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a clinical supervisor of MSc students at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a guest lecturer at Dalhousie. Dr Gillis has a practice limited to implant dentistry in Halifax. He and his wife, Jane enjoy sailing and skiing with their three daughters.