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Newport Study Club - 13 September 2017

Aetiology and Management of Peri-Implant Disease

Presented by: Rob Adams
Exhibitor: Megagen, Neoss
Date: 13 September 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ

The prevalence and management of peri-implant disease remains controversial. Per patient the incidence of peri-implant mucositis has been reported at 43% (range 19 - 65%) and peri-implantitis at 22% (range 1 - 47%).

In an article 2016, Professor Albrektsson stated that there are 13 different definitions of peri-implantitis and that the incidence is exaggerated.

This talk is a personal opinion on the aetiology and management of peri-implantitis (including conditions that are incorrectly labeled as peri-implantitis). The management of peri-implantitis will be “best practice” as based on a recent systematic review undertaken at UHW.

Learning objectives:

  • To discuss the aetiology of peri-implantits
  • Discuss other causes of bone loss that are incorrectly labelled as peri-implantitis
  • Review the available literature on surgical management of peri-implantitis.
  • Suggest treatment protocols based on our recent systematic review
  • The management of bone defects following removal of terminal implants.


Rob Adams BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), MSurgDent RCS, MSc (UCL, Implant Dentistry) Specialist in Oral Surgery

Rob graduated from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1992 and then worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery positions. In 2001 he passed, with distinction, the MSc in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital.

Rob works as a part-time Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital. He teaches on the Cardiff Implantology MSc course and runs hard and soft tissue grafting courses for Dentsply.

Rob currently works in multi-specialist practices in Cardiff and Solihull. His work is limited to implant treatment, hard / soft tissue augmentation, oral surgery and mucogingival surgical procedures.

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Dr Guy Laffan