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Wakefield Study Club - 08 September 2016

Implant Maintenance Protocols and Complications Managed by the Dental Hygienist

Presented by: Karen Walker
Exhibitor: The Dental Imaging Company Ltd, Osstem UK, SIC-Invent
Date: 08 September 2016
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, (J39 M1), Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF4 3QZ

This Study Club will focus on the development and implementation of Maintenance Protocols to allow delegates to confidently assess and monitor implants within their own practice. Karen will also show cases of implant complications i.e. Peri-Implant Diseases that have been successfully managed non-surgically within her practice. She will also discuss instrumentation methods and selection.

This is a Team Event and will work well for Dentists and their Hygienists attending together.

Learning Objectives:

Knowledge of the development and implementation of Maintenance Protocols. Awareness of how some implant complications can be managed non-surgically. Knowledge of how to assess and monitor implants.


Karen qualified from Edinburgh in 1994 and immediately moved to Nottingham where she worked in a mix of NHS and Corporate practices over the years. She now divides her time between two Specialist Referral practices; The Campbell Clinic in West Bridgeford, Nottingham and Refine in Alfreton, Derby. Her role in both practices is to provide NSPT for referred periodontal patients, and both pre-op and maintenance for implant patients. Five years ago Karen developed protocols based on OH and Risk for all patients undergoing implant treatments.

Karen is a speaker for the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and has lectured at International Congress and study club level. Karen spoke at The ADI's Members National Forum last year. Karen regularly writes and lectures on the subject of Implant Maintenance and Complications and runs Study Clubs for Hygienists and Therapists through the Campbell Academy. She is also a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply and delivers 'hands on' courses for dentists and hygienists. Karen is on the editorial advisory board of DH&T magazine, a magazine designed for Dental Hygienists and Therapists.

As well as the ITI and ADI, Karen is also a member of The British Society of Periodontology and The British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists. Karen is the current ADI DCP committee representative.

Location and Further Actions

Dr David Veige