Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist is a comprehensive guide for implant history, prosthetic designs, and patient selection including oral systemic health and risk assessment. The text also discusses pre-surgical procedures, communicating with patients about implant dentistry, in-office maintenance protocols, plus new innovative home-care options to ensure success of the implant and overall health of the patient.
An essential tool for dental hygienists to prepare to take on this very important challenge in the profession, Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist is a valuable resource for the entire dental team.
- A.I.M. for implant success; guidelines to Assess, Identify, and Monitor dental implants.
- Safe, effective instrumentation protocols for dental implants and all the various prosthetic designs.
- Key identification and treatment protocols for peri-implant disease and cement residue complications
- Color photographs, patient cases, and illustrations thoughout
Table of Contents
Robert Schneider, DDS, MS
1 Implants 101: History, Implant Design, Parts, and Pieces
2 Patient Selection for Implant Therapy: Oral Systemic Health, Medical History, and Risk Assessment
3 What Lies Beneath the Surface? Natural Teeth, Bone, and Implant Placement
4 Setting the Stage: Adjunctive Surgical Procedures, Restorative Options, and Treatment Planning
With contributions by Robert Horowitz, DDS, and Robert Schneider, DDS, MS
5 How to Talk to Patients about Implant Dentistry: Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
6 AIM for Implant Success: Assess, Identify, and Monitor
7 Implant Complications: Peri-Implant Disease and Cement Residue Protocol
With contribution by Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS
8 Implant Home Care Is Key!
9 Safe, Effective, In-Office Implant Maintenance
Appendix: Terminology and Resources
Susan S. Wingrove, RDH, is an international lecturer, practicing dental hygienist for periodontists and cosmetic dentists, and instrument designer for Paradise Dental Technologies, Inc. She is the designer of Wingrove Titanium Implant Series, ACE probes, and Queen of Hearts instruments. Susan is member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Hygiene Association and International Federation of Dental Hygiene. She is published author for American and International journals on implant therapy, regeneration, and advanced instrumentation