Implant Supported full arch solutions can vary in the number of implants and restorative design. Prosthetics can be removable or fixed by screw retention or cementation.
With proper restorative design and the patients’ commitment to home care and professional recall maintenance, successful long-term rehabilitation can be achieved.
The Dental Hygienist will become comfortable with maintenance protocol for patients with complex implant restorations to ensure the long-term success of these cases. Proper oral hygiene is necessary for the reduction of etiology contributing to inflammation and periimplantitis.
Screw-retained restorations are desirable to maintain mechanical function and biological complications after delivery and during the maintenance phase. A review of the American College of Prosthodontists’ recommendations for when to remove fixed prosthetics for maintenance will be highlighted. Post surgical aftercare for immediate provisional prosthetics and considerations for homecare tools and techniques will be addressed.
Objectives: The participant will:
• Relate dental implant restorative history leading up to full arch restorative cases
• Identify patient needs for complex implant restorations to ensure the long-term
The success of these cases
• Understand the AAP Full Arch Dental Implant Restorative Maintenance Protocols
• Identify indications for dental implant-specific instrumentation
• Recall the protocol for removal of screw-retained fixed prosthetics
• Identify home care products and techniques for patients with fixed prosthetics
Lynn Pencek, RDH, MS
Lynn Pencek is a facilitator between industry and clinicians. Having experience both as a clinician and seasoned industry representative, she speaks both languages of clinical providers and industry leaders Lynn brings a unique balance of industry knowledge and clinical experience to her presentations. As a member of the Nobel Biocare team, she helped offices bring in new technology and develop efficient workflows for dental implant treatment. Lynn has experience with surgical assisting, clinical workflows, digital case planning for guided surgery, account and inventory management, marketing, and patient education for case acceptance.
Being a Dental Hygienist, Lynn wanted to learn more about the care and maintenance of dental implants than what was provided. Having a passion to unravel the questions and common misunderstandings dental hygienists have about dental implant maintenance, Lynn continues to research and collaborate to help dental professionals explore options for having their best careers.
Lynn works in private practice and is the owner of Practice At Your Best, LLC
Disclosures: The speaker has disclosed that Waterpik is a sponsor for her honorarium.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for 2 CEUs. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.