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Sally Simpson

Sally Simpson
Hygienist and Therapist role in peri-implant monitoring/maintenance

Dental Hygienists and Therapists play an essential role in the on-going assessment, prevention, treatment and monitoring of oral disease in a patient on their life long journey through the oral care pathway provided by our dental profession.  This role is performed within their scope of working practice as part of a skill mixed dental team that can provide long term support to the special and individual needs of each patient. Dental Hygienists and Therapists are fully equipped to contribute considerably toward the care of the patient with dental implants and are perfectly placed to provide long term monitoring, prevention, maintenance and treatment as part of their skill set. This presentation will highlight how this role might be utilised.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss role of Hygienists and Therapists in monitoring of peri-implant disease
  • Discuss recommendations for maintenance of implants


Mrs Simpson trained as a Dental Hygienist in 1995, and as a Dental Therapist in 2002. Qualified in further education, during her career she has taught undergraduates and worked as a staff member at King’s College London and the University of Manchester. Sally has also worked in NHS Community Clinics, General and Specialist Implant and Periodontal Practice. Sally is a British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Executive Team Member and a Director of the Society, and became President in October 2010.