Date: 26 July 2016
Dental implantology has been a success and its application has often contributed to significant improvement in quality of life. However, the future success of dental implantology can only continue if clinicians and basic scientists actively address the problem of peri-implant infections. Reports of implant-related infections are now commonplace. Before these reverse the gains in quality of life, orchestrated efforts are required, starting from the biological response of the soft and hard tissue, to promote the complex understanding of the peri-implant pathological processes.
The aims of the lecture are:
1.To demonstrate the complexity of peri-implant problems and complications.
2.To promote understanding of the underlying mechanics and biology.
3.To derive indications and clinical implant practices that can give the best prognosis for long term sustainability.