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Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications

ISBN: 978-0-470-96285-5
212 pages
August 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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Table of Contents

Contributor List ix

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword xiii

Robert Schneider, DDS, MS

1 Implants 101: History, Implant Design, Parts, and Pieces 1

2 Patient Selection for Implant Therapy: Oral Systemic Health, Medical History, and Risk Assessment 15

3 What Lies Beneath the Surface? Natural Teeth, Bone, and Implant Placement 29

4 Setting the Stage: Adjunctive Surgical Procedures, Restorative Options, and Treatment Planning 51

With contributions by Robert Horowitz, DDS, and Robert Schneider, DDS, MS

5 How to Talk to Patients about Implant Dentistry: Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives 77

6 AIM for Implant Success: Assess, Identify, and Monitor 93

7 Implant Complications: Peri-Implant Disease and Cement Residue Protocol 107

With contribution by Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS

8 Implant Home Care Is Key! 127

9 Safe, Effective, In-Office Implant Maintenance 145

Appendix: Terminology and Resources 175

Index 181


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Author Information

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

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The Wiley Advantage

  • 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
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“Considering the fact that this is the first book on peri-implant maintenance written for the dental hygienist, it may serve as a first step towards developing protocols for daily practice.”  (International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 21 May 2014)

“With the increasing prevalence of dental implants, not only would I recommend this book to its intended audience of dental hygienists, but feel it is a good read for all dental professionals and undergraduates who will inevitably come across dental implants at some stage of their career.”  (British Dental Journal, 7 February 2014)

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