Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist


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<p><b>Practical guidance for dental hygienists on how to maintain dental implants in daily practice</b> <p>The newly revised Second Edition of <i>Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist</i> provides a comprehensive guide to biofilm-focused assessment, maintenance, and home care for the prevention of long-term implant complications. The book offers clinical protocols ranging from single titanium and ceramic implant-borne restorations to the fixed full arch final prosthesis. The text also discusses pre-surgical regenerative procedures, implant placement, and patient communication to support hygienists and other dental professionals in talking to patients about implant dentistry. <p>The book is a valuable clinically oriented resource guide for dental professionals seeing patients with titanium and ceramic dental implants. This new edition introduces readers to new information on ceramic implant instrumentation and &lsquo;Mastering the Arch&rsquo;, as well as detailed information on how to remove, assess, and provide maintenance for full arch prostheses patients. A new companion website provides dental instructor materials, review questions and answers, lesson plans, videos, PowerPoint slides, skills evaluations, and learning objectives. The book includes: <ul> <li>Useful clinical photographs, illustrations, and patient cases to demonstrate the concepts discussed throughout the book</li> <li>Researched protocols for assessment, professional in-office maintenance, and biofilm-focused patient home care to meet all the peri-implant therapy challenges</li> <li>Updated classification, guidelines, and treatments for peri-implant disease</li> <li>Technology and resources for prevention of peri-implantitis and complications that can be prevented with early detection and patient awareness</li></ul><p>Ideal for dental hygienists and dental hygiene and dental students, <i>Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist</i> is also an essential reference for any dental professional seeking a one-stop resource for maintaining dental implants and managing their complications.