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Optimal Peri-Implant Maintenance: Science, Systems and Success
Critical Information for the Hygienist, Includes Hands-On with Models and Instrumentation

Susan Wingrove, RDH, FADIA Return to Course List

Course Synopsis
Gain an understanding of the science of implant dentistry, placement and restoration. Learn a system for successful peri-implant maintenance, assessment, instrumentation and monitoring for all the challenges of implantology. Attain the verbal skills to talk with patients about the risks, benefits and alternatives to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, as well as how to gain case acceptance for happier and healthier patients.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the rationale for the different types of implants, their history and how implants are placed using today's technology.
  • Learn the latest research and protocols to assess implants for peri-implantitis, cement residue complications and probe/radiographic monitoring.
  • Understand the considerations in performing safe implant maintenance, the proper instruments that can be used and how to meet all the instrumentation challenges of implantology.
  • Attain the verbal skills to effectively talk with patients about their treatment options and how choosing implants could be their best long-term treatment of choice for missing teeth.
  • Understand the psychology of partially and fully edentulous patients to enhance the hygienist's ability to discuss and present the patient with their treatment options, which ultimately increase their acceptance of treatment.

Susan Wingrove Briefly Describes Her Two Upcoming Courses


About Susan Wingrove
Susan Wingrove is a national and international speaker and practicing dental hygienist, who does regeneration research as a consultant for Regena Therapeutics and instrument design for Paradise Dental Technologies Inc. She is the designer of the Wingrove Implant Series, ACE probes and Queen of Hearts instruments. A member of the Academy of Osseointegration and The Implant Consortium (TIC), she is also a published author on implant dentistry whose publications include: “Peri-Implant Instrumentation” (Hygienetown, Aug. 2010), “Dental Implant Home-Care is Key!" and “Dental Implant Maintenance: Role of the Dental Hygienist” (BSDHT's Dental Health, May 2011 and Sept. 2011) and “Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: A Clinical Guide to Implant Maintenance” (Wiley-Blackwell).

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