Adequate patient understanding of the potential complications of dental implants, such as peri-implantitis, is imperative to prevent poor decision-making and manage unrealistic expectations. This study included 135 patients (411 implants) undergoing peri-implant maintenance. 70.4% of patients agreed that 'implants are... Continue Reading →
A New Definition of Attached Gingiva Around Teeth and Implants in Healthy and Diseased Sites by Tarnow et al.
There is a need to modify the definition of attached gingiva (AG) as it applies to healthy and diseased teeth and implants. There are two parts to this new definition: Part A is when the biologic width is supracrestal (epithelial... Continue Reading →
Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs-or things we should know about ‘gum disease’ that our patients could benefit from ! By Wadia & Chapple
Excellent bitesize summaries from Reena Wadia and Iain Chapple on common popular aspects of modern periodontal disease diagnosis and management. Well worth sometime from two experts in the field. The link is below. Click here for the paper CLICK HERE... Continue Reading →
Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions – implementation in clinical practice
The 2017 World Workshop Classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was developed in order to accommodate advances in knowledge derived from both biological and clinical research, that have emerged since the 1999 International Classification of Periodontal Diseases.... Continue Reading →
One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of peri-implant diseases. Another notable difference is better delineation between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. These represent sizeable changes from the last classification in 1999. The classification will be officially unveiled at Europerio9... Continue Reading →