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Winchester Study Club - 03 June 2019

Peri-implantitis - A Laser Solution

Presented by: Ilay Maden
Host: Peter Sanders
Date: 03 June 2019
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB

While implantology has been one of the most important developments in the history of dentistry, lasers have been one of the most innovative tools to be used in many branches of dentistry. Lasers, especially the erbium laser, can be used for optimum patient contentment and practitioner satisfaction. More specifically in implantology, osteotomies, gingivectomies, vestibuloplasties can be carried out with success while uncovering implants which is simply brilliant. The use of lasers actually starts before implantation to remove granulation tissues around teeth and to disinfect the defect. Peri-implantitis has been a major draw-back for many practitioners with many tried techniques. Lasers are a strong potential solution to this for both removing granulation tissue around the implants and disinfecting the rough implant surface and the bony defect. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for biomodulating the healing is a strong tool for optimum results for osseointegration, reducing post-op pain and swelling, treating some complications like nerve injury. The lecture will cover laser use in implantology with clinical examples.

Learning objectives:

  • To identify what lasers are and the types of lasers that maybe used in dentistry
  • To understand the use of lasers in implantology
  • To examine the relevant literature
  • Creating awareness of the use of lasers in dentistry and implantology
  • Introducing a tool for practitioners to increase the regenerative capacity and combat infection


Dr. Ilay Maden completed his Ph.D. for periodontology (2003-2009) at the University of Istanbul and received his Master of Science degree for Lasers in Dentistry from Aachen University, Germany (2005-2007) before moving to the UK and passing his statutory exams (2016).

 Dr Maden is a lecturer for the Lasers in Dentistry MSc programme in the Aachen Dental Laser Centre at the Aachen University, Germany and Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore International, Rome in addition to being a Faculty Expert in the Masters’ programme at Laser and Health Academy. He is the country representative of International Society of Laser Dentistry (previously World Federation of Laser Dentistry) for the UK. He has held dozens of theoretical and hands-on courses and lectures on lasers around the world including the UK, and has been a speaker in a number of international congresses in the last decade. He is also a member of the editorial board for Lasers in Medical Science; one of the leading international journals in the field of medical applications of lasers and light in the Science Citation Index (Impact Factor:2.4), the Laser magazine and Journal of Laser and Health Academy. His work has been published internationally in SCI and non-SCI journals and magazines. Dr. Ilay Maden is a member of World Academy for Laser Education & Research in Dentistry, European Federation of Periodontology, European Academy of Osseointegration, Turkish Dental Association, European Federation of Periodontology, Turkish Periodontology Association, Turkish Association of Aesthetic Dentistry Academy and British Dental Association. His practice is limited to laser supported periodontology and implantology, which is based in central London, and Dr. Maden also visits other practices to provide his services.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Peter Sanders