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Current Concepts in Dental Implants: Clinical Assessment in the Prevention of Peri-implant Mucositis, Peri-implantitis, and Implant Failure


Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)


According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 69% of adults 35 to 44 years of age have lost at least one permanent tooth due to dental caries, periodont...

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According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 69% of adults 35 to 44 years of age have lost at least one permanent tooth due to dental caries, periodontitis, accidents, or failed endodontic therapy. The AAID states that more than 35 million Americans are partially edentulous or edentulous. By age 74, 26% of adults in the United States are edentulous. In recent years, the demand for dental implants has risen greatly, with a reported success rate at approximately 95-98%.1,3

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 1, 2017

  • Last Revision Date:

    Mar 30, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Mar 29, 2024

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss peri-implant anatomy and biology.
  • Discuss the biomechanical assessment process with dental implants.
  • Discuss the importance of clinical evaluation and assessment with dental implants.
  • Identify risk factors relating to dental implants.
  • Understand the importance of oral hygiene maintenance as it applies to the success rate for implants.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Kracher reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Connie M. Kracher

Connie M. Kracher


Dr. Kracher is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of University Research and Innovation at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Dr. Kracher is a national Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for several R&Ds, consultant for national dental organiza...

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