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To Probe, or Not to Probe - Implant Maintenance Demystified

Presenter: Jessica Woods, MPH, RDH, RDA Release Date: 9/26/23
Credits:  1 CEU   Expiration Date: 9/26/26
AGD Subject Code: 690
CE Supporter: Premier Dental

Millions of patients have successfully been treated with dental implants but why is there still so much confusion - to probe, or not to probe? There are many significant differences between a natural tooth and a dental implant that must be considered. This CE webinar will review these differences and discuss the related required protocols for maintenance while demystifying the probe vs no probe dilemma.

During this CE webinar, we will
• recognize important differences between natural teeth and dental implants, including soft tissue attachment to teeth and implant surfaces
• review etiology of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease
• understand proper periodontal evaluation and safe instrumentation of dental implants
• discuss treatment options for peri-implant diseases and when to refer patients
• evaluation the patient and practitioners' roles maintain implant health and providing evidence-based home care advice   ( disclaimer, bio and commercial disclosure )

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