Why attend this course?

It is of the utmost importance that the oral health status of the implant patient is reviewed on a regular basis. Hygienists, Therapists and Dentists need to monitor the health of tissues for complications such as per-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis which is important in the long term success of the implant treatment. Additional complications such as the risk of bone loss may also occur, due to the lack of periodontal ligament support. 

The “Maintaining & Treating Peri-Implant Tissues” course aims to empower the dental team with the confidence and knowledge to recognise, monitor and treat peri-implant disease.

An Introduction

The literature lays out clear criteria for success and failure for dental implants and reports high success rates when measured against them.  Adell reports 81% success rates in the maxilla and 91% in the mandible over 5-9 years after placement. Implants may have complications for a variety of reasons, however, it is accepted that a key predictor for the long-term survival of implant treatment is the condition of the surrounding mucosa and quality of a maintenance programme.

Mucositis is a precursor to peri-implantitis. Based on the uncertain nature of success in treating peri-implant disease, it is clear that preventing the progression from mucositis to peri-implantitis is a key objective in ensuring the long term health of our implants. This involves an accurate and comprehensive set of baseline clinical and radiographic measurements, and a structured and evidence-based maintenance and monitoring programme.  Furthermore, this reproducible screening and surveillance protocol needs to include reducing the risk factors for complications and patient education and motivation.

What will I learn?

The course will cover the core aspects of monitoring, assessment and tests to determine the oral health of the implant patient.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the components and different implant types.
  2. Identify and modify the risk factors for the health of the peri-implant tissues.
  3. Identify the differences in periodontal diseases and peri-implant diseases.
  4. Diagnose peri-implant disease.
  5. Use evidence-based guidelines to help develop practice protocols for monitoring and maintaining dental implants.
  6. Use evidence-based guidelines to help develop practice protocols for managing and treating peri-implant disease.
  7. Have hands-on experience of correcting probing and debridement techniques.
  8. Develop further understanding of referral pathways and when to refer.

How will I be assessed?

To be awarded with the Certificate in Dental Implant Hygiene you will need to complete a 1500 word case-based discussion in essay format.

Guidance and support will be provided for this.

Book your place

If you would like to book your place please contact Garry Peel on 01614138335 or at garry.peel@icedental.institute 


“I left the course with new ideas and protocols to update the rest of the team at my practice and have gained an improved confidence in my abilities to provide the best service and care for our patients and support the rest of the dental team.” – Sally


2 days

Course Dates

27th-28th of September 2019


ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital




14 verifiable hours