2014 Dental Hygiene Courses

Dental Implants & Soft Tissue Management: 22 November 2014

Dental implants are a rapidly expanding component of dental practice. Once placed, dental implants require ongoing maintenance to ensure health and longevity of these restorations. Poor oral hygiene can result in disease of the peri-implant tissues such as peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Peri-implantitis is one of the leading causes of implant failure and long-term prevention is paramount. Dentists, Oral Health Therapists and Hygienists need to be able to identify potential problems and know how to deal with them appropriately. In most cases peri-implant disease can be avoided though proper oral hygiene instruction, the use of specific oral hygiene products and well-structured maintenance program. A significant void presently exists within the dental community on how to identify and manage basic problems associated with peri┬Čimplant tissues.

Dental Implants & Soft Tissue Management

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Saturday 22 November 2014


  • Biology of the peri-implant tissues
  • Commonly encountered problems around dental implants
  • Use of oral hygiene techniques and products to enhance peri-implant health
  • Considerations in implant treatment planning
  • Discussion on prosthetic design and implant abutment selection on peri­-implant tissues
  • Understanding abutment connection and crown cementation
  • Structured maintenance programs for patients restored with dental implants


  • To discuss and understand dental implant components
  • To provide knowledge of the implant-host interaction
  • Discuss assessment of peri-implant tissues
  • Understand management of complications associated with implants
  • Enhance maintenance procedures
  • To individualise referral patterns and home care for patient

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide clear and succinct overview of common problems encountered in gingival tissue surrounding dental implants
  • Provide clear and succinct overview of implant components
  • Identify and manage problems related to the peri-implant tissues
  • Identify oral hygiene aids and techniques used to promote peri-implant health
  • Avoid complications with peri-implant tissues through careful assessment and recording of implant tissue
  • Develop a maintenance program for patients with dental implants


Ms Mary Mowbray (Registered Dental Hygienist)


9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:30am) - includes full day's catering


Novotel Sydney Central, 169 - 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000


  • $595 registration for Dentists
  • $425 Hygienists/Therapists
  • $550 for NSW Health & University of Sydney staff

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