Dental Implant Hygiene & Maintenance

Best Practices for Hygienists and Dentists: Recognizing Health and Disease, Crown Design, Instrumentation , Home Care, and Maintenance!

Are you a hygienist or dentist interested in teamwork and learning about dental implants and peri-implant diseases? Do you know the step-by-step techniques of instrumentation around dental implants? Want to become familiar with home-care strategies applications of All-on-X and full-arch cases!

This comprehensive course is perfect for a dentist or dental hygienist who is looking for these answers and those who want to improve hygiene and maintenance around dental implants! We cover the basics all the way up to the advanced level methods, clinical techniques, and follow-up recall strategies for dental implant practices! Up to 6 hours of CEU provided.

To receive the best and most interactive educational value, this course is broken down into 8 educational chapters and a special step-by-step clinical section:

Chapter 1 - The Importance of Hygiene and Maintenance Strategies with Dental Implants
Setting the tone, why is hygiene for dental implantology so important? Why should we care? This chapter covers some of the foundations of why we need to care about hygiene around our shiny new dental implants!

Chapter 2 - Understanding the Differences Between Dental Implants & Natural Teeth
Gingival fibers, pockets, bacteria oh my! This chapter goes into depth and understanding about how dental implants and teeth are not the same and how bacteria and implant disease occurs.

Chapter 3 - Office Teamwork Approach! – Crown & Abutment Designs
Restorative procedures, crown and abutment designs! This exciting chapter is meant for both dentists and hygienists alike because restorative dentistry sets the tone for proper home care and long-term strategies for taking care of our dental implant patients!

Chapter 4 - Office Teamwork Approach! – Follow-up Strategy & Screw Plug Maintenance
Teamwork rules! In this chapter, we go into details about how restorative and hygiene clinicians can better work together to create seamless workflows between two sides of the practice to create dental implant harmony.

Chapter 5 - Hygiene Instrumentation & Scaling Techniques
Titanium vs. Plastic scalers and more! This chapter is designed to cover the latest strategies of dental implant hygiene prophylaxis and instrumentation.

Chapter 6 - Periodontal Probing Around Dental Implants, Recognizing & Treating Peri-Implant Disease
Perio probes and watching out for peri-implant diseases! This chapter goes into depth about how we probe around dental implants and how we interpret those results for improving long-term patient health.

Chapter 7 - Home Care Strategies for Dental Implants
Our work is only as good as it's taken care of at home! This chapter contains critical tips and tricks on how we work with patients to take care of their dental implants at home, including strategies on how to talk with patients and how to get them to have fun taking care of their teeth!

Chapter 8 - Controversies in Dental Implant Hygiene
Is Fluoride and peroxide a prescription or poison for dental implants? This chapter brings up the latest controversies in dental implantology and hygiene protocols! We cover many topics from fluoride to prophy paste... are we really doing the right thing for our patients or could we be causing harm?

Special Chapters - Step-By-Step Protocols
In the special special included in this course, my hygienist and I tackle single implants, All-on-X, implant overdentures, and full-arch zirconia bridges. We cover step-by-step protocols in a recorded hygiene recall visit including how we instrument around specific prostheses and various specific strategies for implant restorations.

Fast Track Dental

National Approved PACE Program Provierder for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
9/1/2019 to 8/31/2020.
Provider ID# 392479

Your Instructor

Michael D Scherer, DMD, MS
Michael D Scherer, DMD, MS

Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, books, and in-person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full-arch reconstruction. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and pioneer new approaches with 3D printing, CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging and digital design concepts.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long can I access the course?
After enrolling, you have 3 months (90 days) to finish the course - across any and all devices you own!

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