Peri-implantitis: evidence-based facts on prevalence, diagnosis and treatment approach.
Evolving biologic knowledge and scientifically based enhancements in dental implant surfaces and macroscopic design features have continuously improved the treatment outcome over the last decades. It has improved the functional and aesthetic outcome with direct impact on patient’s quality of life. Additionally the indication for implant treatment has enlarged and predictability has improved in general but also in patients with compromised bone healing such as smokers or patients with reduced bone volume or reduced bone quality. Despite high implant survival, biologic complications are of great concern to clinicians, patients and implant manufacturers. Especially peri-implant diseases that lead to bone loss and jeopardise the aesthetics, comfort and long-term prognosis are of great concern to clinicians and manufacturers.This presentation will give the latest evidence-based update on the diagnostis, risk patients, prevalence and treatment of peri-implantitis.Special focus will be on the aspect of bone stability in the prevention of peri-implant disease.
Hugo De Bruyn graduated in 1983 From Leuven university Belgium and obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 1987 and a Master Degree at Lund University Sweden in 1988. In 2004 he became full professor and chairman of the department of periodontology & oral implantology at the University of Ghent Belgium. Currently he teaches for undergraduates and postgraduate students. He is course director of the 2-years international postgraduate oral implantology program and is leading the research cluster Periodontology & Oral Implantology, Implant & Removable Prosthetics (POI-IRP). He has given more than 500 national-international lectures/courses in the field of implantology/periodontology and published more than 150 international peer reviewed papers. Since October 1, 2017 he is professor periodontology and dean of the dental school Radboudumc Nijmegen, The Netherlands.