Disciplines:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): John F. Kross, DMD, MSc
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Jonathan M. Korostoff, DMD, PhD (Original)
  • Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH (Updated 1st Edition)
Item#: L0706
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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Dental Implants: Complications and Peri-Implant Diseases, Updated 1st Edition



Price $19.95
Item # L0706
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: June 29, 2012
Revised Date: June 26, 2015
Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

Dental implants are an established treatment modality in dentistry with a high rate of success and few complications. However, untoward events 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. Once the implant is osseointegrated, other complications may arise, including inflammatory peri-implant lesions. Such situations may be limited to inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa or more significantly involve the supporting bone. 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 2 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. 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 Health Care System). His professional training and experience includes 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. 

Jonathan M. Korostoff, DMD, PhD, (Original) received his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a doctoral degree in immunology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Korostoff is an associate professor of periodontics, clinician educator, director of the master’s of science in oral biology program, and center director for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias Dental Treatment Center, all at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He lectures on a broad variety of topics, including the structures of the perio­dontium, basic immunology, oral microbiology, periodontal pathogenesis, and implant dentistry. He is also an attending periodontist in the Dental Care Network and the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Korostoff has conducted research, written articles, and lectured on topics related to dental implantology.

Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH, (Updated 1st Edition) 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, NY. 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 maintains a faculty practice at the Harvard Dental Center with a focus on treatment of medically complex patients. 

  • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support. 
  • 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.