Microbiology of Peri-implantitis: What is Inside the Implant?
Time: 10:30 AM, February 24, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Radi Masri
Preliminary abstract Peri-implantitis is common pathology around dental implants and managing implants with peri-implantitis is difficult. The etiology of peri-implantitis is multi-factorial and poorly understood. Previous research on peri-implantitis etiology focused on studying bacteria and biofilms surrounding dental implants. Most of the studies used outdated technologies to identify bacteria, and no study evaluated bacteria within dental implants. This presentation will discuss factors contributing to peri-implantitis, with a focus on pathogenic bacteria harbored around and within dental implants with peri-implantitis.
Learning objectives: after this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the current definition of peri-implantitis
- Become familiar with different bacteria that may/can contribute to peri-implantitis
- Learn how host reaction contribute to the etiology of peri-implantitis