Optimizing Implant Restoration 2021 and Avoiding Peri-Implant Diseases
Implant dentistry continues to evolve, however more issues are coming to the forefront especially problems that dentists have never encountered previously.
The lecture will explain why issues such as peri-implant disease are on the increase and how an improved understanding of biology, chemistry and physics and improve implant outcome.
For example, few dentists understand the intricacies of properly monitoring implant health through radiography, or soft tissue probing. Screw loosening remains the number 1 implant issue for single-crown restoration. Titanium can corrode with many materials commonly used- knowledge of which ones and how the metal reacts is vital to success.
Finally, how to optimize the restoration through anodization, what cells prefer and how the clinician has the ability to improve cell adhesion with very simple techniques.
Dr Wadhwani has extensively researched these issues at several universities and published widely on this subject. He was awarded “distinguished Lecturer 2018” by the ACP (American college of prosthodontists) their highest honor, for his research contributions involving dental implants.
1. What are the new AAP (American academy of periodontics 2018) guidelines on monitoring for peri-implant disease- and why they are incorrect.
2. Understanding why screw loosening is so prominent, from biological and physics based perspectives
3. Titanium and Zirconia implants- get a better understanding of these materials and how they interreact.
4. Why our understanding of osseointegration related to long term success may be wrong- a paradigm shift.