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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jul 11, 2022

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, continues her discussion around dental implants, today discussing new findings that have come down from our friends at the American Academy of Periodontology around what we understand about the etiology of hard and soft tissue deficiencies at dental implants. 




So this is where they have developed a very specific diagnostic classification system where we as clinicians are expected to understand the etiology of these deficiencies, and based on these understandings, then build out strategies to correct these deficiencies. These deficiencies will fall either into soft tissue deficiencies or hard tissue deficiencies.”


“So when we take a look at some of these conditions, and these, of course, are all of the conditions that can impact the success of a dental implant even before the implant is placed. Things like tooth loss, periodontitis, even things like trauma from tooth extraction, endodontic infections, longitudinal root factors, trauma, bony height, and even systemic diseases can deeply impact the ability for a dental implant to be successful.”






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Renvert, Stefan, G. Rutger Persson, Flavia Q. Pirih, and Paulo M. Camargo. "Periimplant health, periimplant mucositis, and periimplantitis: Case definitions and diagnostic considerations." Journal of clinical periodontology 45 (2018): S278-S285.