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East Grinstead Study Club

2 October 2019
A Hygiene-Led Team Approach to Caring for Implant and Perio Patients in General Practice: The Win-Win Scenario

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Presented by: Aly Virani
Host: Bill Schaeffer
Date: 2 October 2019
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way, Copthorne, Crawley, RH10 3PG

The dental teams that place and restore implants are not always the ones that are tasked with monitoring and maintaining these patients. Whilst our understanding of peri-implant disease is in its infancy and growing exponentially, it is becoming clear that it takes teamwork to minimise the effect of these diseases on our patients. The aim of the presentation will be to discuss the latest evidence base supporting the aetiology, diagnosis and management of peri-implant diseases, and how we can best work as a team in general practice to prevent and manage these diseases.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the risk factors and diagnostic criteria for peri-implant diseases
  • To be familiar with the available evidence on the treatment options for the management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
  • To appreciate the role of DCPs in the prevention and management of peri-implant diseases
  • To consider the possible implant workflows that could result in less stress for the dentist, greater job satisfaction for the DCP and improved treatment outcomes for the patient


Aly Virani is a graduate of Cardiff University and works as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol. His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, toothwear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He is currently involved in clinical research studies with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Aly is involved with undergraduate teaching and training of periodontology at the University of Bristol and has also lectured at ADI events.

Aly also works in private practice at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in Cardiff. He maintains a general list with a particular interest in periodontal disease and implants.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and International Team for Implantology. He is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the former Welsh Representative on the Committee for the Association of Dental Implantology.


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