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Nikos Donos

Nikos Donos
Diagnosis of peri-implant disease and the impact of treated periodontitis

Current clinical evidence has positioned implants as one of the first choices of treatment modality for partially and edentulous patients. With the increasing use of titanium dental implants, it has been observed that biological complication in the form of peri-implant mucositis, peri-implantits, and in some cases implant loss, are becoming increasingly prevalent. In this lecture, the current literature on the appropriate diagnostic procedures for peri-implant diseases will be reviewed and the risks involved in the use of implants in the patients that have been previously treated for periodontal disease and the increased susceptibility that this type of patients might present for peri-implantitis will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Implant treatment and complications in periodontally compromised patients
  • Diagnosis of peri-implant disease


Professor Donos is the Head & Chair of Periodontology and the Director of Clinical Research at the UCL- Eastman Dental Institute, London and the Lead of the Oral Health Theme at the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Centre. Professor Donos leads the Clinical Investigation Center at the Eastman which specialises in the provision of RCT and clinically applicable translational research studies. His research track record is mainly on GTR, GBR, implant dentistry as well as in the correlation of periodontal disease with other chronic diseases. He has published extensively and he is member of the editorial board of the leading peer-reviewed journals.