Sanda Moldovan: Peri-implant maintenance of the full-arch prosthesis
- Discuss the use of lasers and ozone in decreasing peri-implant inflammation and how to recognize early signs of peri-implant problems at the maintenance appointment
- Present evidence-based maintenance tools and techniques for dental implant hygiene care
- Learn how to recognize ill-fitting tissue interface and modify the prosthesis when it’s over-contoured, to allow for proper hygiene
- Las Vegas 2015 symposium presentation
The biggest disappointment for patients and practitioners is failure of dental implants. One of the most overlooked parts of implant therapy is hygiene and a robust peri- implant maintenance program. Recognizing early signs of peri-mucositis and resolving the inflammation in its early stages is important for long-term success. A review of the current literature on this topic will be presented. How to implement a hygiene maintenance protocol in your office for the patient with a full-arch prosthesis will be discussed.
Dr. Sanda Moldovan is a practicing periodontist and nutritionist in Beverly Hills, California, and Manhattan, New York. She has performed live dental-implant surgeries for the CBS network’s renowned TV show "The Doctors" and continues to inform the public and restorative dentists about the advancements in dental implants and nutrition on different platforms, such as radio, TV, and social media. With a firm belief in health from the inside out, Dr. Moldovan believes health issues that manifest in the mouth are key indicators for one’s overall health.