Presenter: Timothy Hempton, DDS
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Implant therapy is, under the appropriate circumstances, a viable and predictable treatment modality. In addition to providing maintenance for previously placed dental implants, the dental hygienist frequently confers with patients who are considering implant therapy as an option to replace missing teeth. To facilitate a better understanding of the overall management of dental implant therapy, this course will discuss implant maintenance procedures, the basics of surgical placement,? and restoration with either fixed or removal prosthetics. Anatomical concerns, systemic factors, surgical failure, and peri-implant biofilms which may result in implant complications will also be reviewed.