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Implants for Dummies: What You Should Know About Implants But Were Afraid to Ask!

Implants are the standard of care for edentulous areas. A patient with implants is different from a patient with a natural dentition. Does the team understand the difference?

As more patients are seeking dental implants as viable restorative options, all members of the dental team should have a grasp of the role implants play in the maintenance of oral health. At times team members can be confused by the process and how implants differ from natural teeth. To maintain optimum health of the patient and the implant, team members need to understand how the patient and the dental professional can maintain the implant from the beginning of the implant process through its many components. Join in for a jam-packed overview of the implant process.

Learning Objectives:

•  Discuss the role of implants in the maintenance of oral health
•  Categorize implant types and components
•  Identify contraindications and criteria for implant success
•  Understand and communicate the importance of
post-treatment recare
•  Summarize implant evaluation and maintenance protocols
•  Review the decision tree for implant patients

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