Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Understand the current scientific literature about the prevalence, etiology, and stages of peri-implant diseases.
- Recognize, assess, and develop treatment and preventative strategies for peri-implant diseases.
- Evaluate the available evidence regarding the efficacy of adjunctive laser therapy in combination with surgical and nonsurgical treatment modalities for peri-implant disease and choose the appropriate treatment based upon the patient’s presentation.
- Discuss risks, benefits and therapeutic options with patients prior to implant therapy or with peri-implant diseases.