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Can we cure peri-implantitis?

As part of my work for CDA, I regularly scan different publications for articles of interest to Canadian dentists. Volume 63, Issue 3 of the Dental Clinics of North America is themed around “Unanswered Questions in Implant Dentistry”. I will wager that the topics covered in this edition will be of interest to many of you.

Given that we have had a number of contributors on Oasis in recent times discussing the topic of peri-implantitis, one article title in particular caught my attention: Is Peri-Implantitis Curable? Despite the fact that I am skeptical enough to believe that scarcely any disease can really be cured, I read through the piece and enjoyed it.

Here I summarize the article in two formats: an audio presentation (under 9 minutes) and I also include an edited transcript of the audio file. If you want the full text of the article, you can click here to find out how to purchase it.

Link to edited transcript here: Transcript for peri-implantitis audio presentation

What does the specialty of periodontology have to say about peri-implant diseases?

American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Report on Peri-Implant Disease Risk Factors, Diagnoses and Clinical Implications (2013)

Link to the full AAP 2013 report in the Journal of Periodontology

Link to the proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions: https://www.perio.org/2017wwdc

Dear colleagues, I would love to learn how you manage peri-implantitis in your practice and what protocols you believe hold out the greatest promise of success based on your reading of the literature and your clinical experience. Please don’t hesitate to meet me for a friendly, casual conversation at www.zoom.us/j/6136144798 (my video meeting space). I love learning the perspectives of colleagues, especially when I can share them. Sincerely, John 

Feature photograph is from a recent presentation on CDA Oasis by Dr. Preety Desai 


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