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Implant Biologic Complications and Management

This lecture addresses biological implant complication that affects many implantologists. Knowledge and theory behind the biological of implant complications will be discussed. Several decision trees of how to manage these complications will be presented. The pros and cons of techniques used to treat these complications such as chemotherapeutic agents, apically positioned flap, implant surface detoxification, implantoplasty, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafts, implant removal as well as re-implantation will be discussed.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize etiologic factors that may contribute to implant biological complications;2) design a decision tree used to select treatment modalities for the management of biological implant complications; and 3) explain how to manage these biological implant complications.

The Academy of Osseointegration designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

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