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Boomer Dentistry AND Managing Implant Mucositis versus Peri-Implantitis – The University of Florida
November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM$399
Boomer Dentistry: Managing Dental Conditions of the “Boomer Generation”
The over “sixty” population will increase significantly during the next decade and with that comes an increased frequency of oral conditions associated with the “Baby Boomer Generation”. Two primary areas of concern surrounding chronic inflammation are periodontitis, with over 40% having tooth loss disease, and Xerostomia, with the compromised lifestyle resulting from associated symptoms and root caries.
This course will review these primary diseases from diagnosis to management for a lifetime. There will be reviewed the generational characteristics of this age group with emphasis on understanding the population in order to enhance motivational interviewing and gain positive case acceptance.
- Standardizing the collection of periodontal data in an efficient manner and reviewing successful parameters to determine tooth survival in short and long term prognosis
- Developing “realistic” non-surgical therapies and the respective re-evaluation with emphasis on “new” anti-inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonic and laser technology, and nutraceuticals such as probiotics and anti-oxidants
- Understanding the etiology of Xerostomia from medications to Sjogrens
- Creating management strategies including local and systemic therapies for “dry mouth” and appreciating oral conditions such as caries activity as a result of the condition
- Establishing techniques to communicate with the Boomer generation
Managing Implant Mucositis versus Peri- Implantitis
- Perplexed by the elusive inflamed dental implant?
- Confused by the various treatment strategies?
Inflammation around dental endosseous implants ranges from mucositis to bone loss implantitis. Recent studies reveal that implant success depends on quality prevention and maintenance while failure rates continue to be at an all time high. The dental team including the dental hygienist requires the adequate systems and tools to enhance the longevity of implant health.
Build your confidence in implant management by:
- Enhancing your diagnostic skills for implantitis versus mucositis
- Considering local versus systemic antibiotics in detoxification/decontamination
- Creating innovative at home oral hygiene systems that enhance compliance
- Incorporating safe techniques for at-the-chair ultrasonic debridement
- Establishing the role of dental lasers in both open and closed procedures
- Determining the prognosis of implantitis implant and the ultimate treatment plan