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The ADI Masterclass is just one of many insightful educational opportunities afforded to ADI members. Entitled “Peri-implantitis Defects” and presented in collaboration with Osteology Foundation, there will be a full-day of lectures delivered by an array of internationally renowned clinicians. 


Among them will be Professor Nikos Donos – ADI Academic Representative – who discusses what he hopes to contribute to the event in November:


“Peri-implant diseases present with an increased prevalence. The clinician is facing a number of challenges in providing predictable treatment solutions in cases of severe peri-implantitis defects and in many cases, the explantation of dental implants, may lead to significant hard and soft tissue deficiencies at the site. The ADI/Osteology Foundation Masterclass will focus on these topics and internationally renowned experts will share with attendees a wealth of relevant research knowledge and clinical experience.


“The collaboration between ADI and Osteology Foundation will link and integrate in a pragmatic way, the latest clinical evidence supporting the everyday clinical reality with regards to dental implant-related complications.”


Representing Italy, Dr Mario Roccuzzo aims to highlight the higher-than-expected number of complications associated with dental implants today and help delegates avoid some of these in their own practice:


“When it comes to peri-implantitis defects, it can be difficult for clinicians to find a simple solution. However, in the treatment of peri-implantitis defects there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The main challenge is to understand when regenerative procedures offer additional benefits over open-flap debridement.


“Recent studies have shown that the real number of dental implants free from complications is much lower than expected. However, many commercially driven health clinics, particularly in some areas of the world, offer one-day treatment with the promise of lifelong fully functioning teeth.


“During my session, delegates will learn to identify peri-implantitis cases where regeneration is indicated, learn the steps for an ideal regenerative surgical treatment, and learn to select the path for a successful second implant placement.”


From Germany, Professor Frank Schwarz will focus on bone augmentation in peri-implantitis defects, commenting:


“During my session, I will provide participants with straightforward recommendations on the surgical management of peri-implantitis, with a major emphasis on the clinical applicability of scientific data.


“This topic is important for clinicians as peri-implant diseases have become a major challenge in contemporary implant dentistry. Nevertheless, there are predictable treatment procedures and possibilities to maintain affected dental implants over a long period of time.


“I would encourage other professionals to attend the ADI Masterclass because the topics discussed at this event are cutting-edge and of crucial relevance for day-to-day clinical practice.”


Dr Pamela McClain will be joining us all the way from the USA, keen to highlight that prevention remains better than cure. She says: 


“Since dental implants are inert, when managing peri-implant diseases, they do not respond as teeth do when managing periodontitis. There are many potential challenges including determining aetiology, access to the affected site(s) both surgically and non-surgically, effectiveness in debridement, anatomy of the defect and more. All of these affect our ability to successfully restore diseased dental implants to health.


“Many clinicians experience similar concerns with managing peri-implantitis and though we are still trying to establish the best guidelines to prevent, diagnose, and treat peri-implant diseases, it still remains a challenge.


“The best way to manage peri-implant disease is to prevent it from happening. Ensuring proper placement and dental implant stability prior to restoring, obtaining baseline records at the time of the final restoration, close monitoring after placement and managing periodontal disease before pursuing replacement therapy are critical to managing and avoiding peri-implant diseases. Early diagnosis and treatment of peri-implant diseases can help prevent further loss of bone and soft tissue.”


Completing the line-up will be Dr Markus Schlee and Dr Stefan Fickl from Germany, discussing implant surface decontamination techniques to prevent peri-implantitis and reconstruction of defects following explantation, respectively. All speakers will join moderated panel discussions after their sessions, providing further food for thought for all in attendance. There will be a chance for members of the audience to ask questions and share their own experiences as well, ensuring a highly engaging experience.


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