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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assisting
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): John F. Kross, DMD, MSc
Peer Reviewer(s): Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH
Item#: L0893
Contents: 1 Course Book (34 pages)
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Dental Implants: Complications and Peri-Implant Diseases, 2nd edition

Price $29.95
Item # L0893
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Review Date: July 11, 2018

Expiration Date: July 11, 2021

Original Release Date: June 26, 2015

Dental implants are an established treatment modality in dentistry with a high rate of success and few complications. However, complications do occur despite careful treatment planning and meticulous execution of clinical procedures. Surgical complications that can occur include infection, bleeding, wound dehiscence, primary instability of the implant, neurosensory changes, and tissue emphysema. After the implant is osseointegrated, other complications may arise, including inflammatory peri-implant lesions. All these conditions increase the risk of poor outcomes, including implant loss. This intermediate-level course addresses complications associated with dental implants and reviews selective options for their management.


AGD Subject Code: 690

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics, prevalence, etiology, and patient- and implant-related risk factors associated with peri-implant diseases.
  • Describe the screening and diagnosis of peri-implant diseases.
  • Describe the dental management of peri-implant diseases.
  • List the surgical complications associated with implant placement.
  • Identify the hard tissue complications associated with implant placement.

John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Care Health System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students in oral pathology at Delaware Technical Community College. He has been composing monographs, creating manuscripts, and contributing to continuing dental education since 1991. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.

Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH, is a maxillofacial prosthodontist at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rosen completed his doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and his prosthodontics residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York. Dr. Rosen continued his professional training by completing a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Rosen is actively engaged in research focusing on quality of life outcomes, and he maintains a faculty practice at the Harvard Dental Center with a focus on the treatment of medically complex patients.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course