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Peri-Implantitis: The Elephant in the Room

CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: November 19, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: November 19, 2021
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
Method: Self-instructed
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Course DescriptionEver since N. Lang stated that as a profession we are witnessing a “Tsunami of Peri-implantitis” in 2005, we have been searching for answers. However, we also have failed to discover the necessary questions. What are the entities of Peri-Implant Mucocitis and Peri-Implantitis? How do these disease processes arise and are there precipitating factors? The greatest question is perhaps, how do we treat these effected implants in a predictable and approachable manner or does such a therapy actually exist?

A thorough discussion will develop a better understanding of these two disease entities, their similarities and differences. Additionally, risk factors and evidence supported findings related to this peri-implant disease entity will be identified. Contemporary therapies and their predictability for success will be deliberated upon.

Learning Objectives

  • A review of the 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontitis and specifically Peri-Implant diseases
  • Assess various risk factors associated with this disease entity/these disease entities.
  • Describe multiple therapeutic modalities which have been proposed in the treatment of peri-implant diseases.


Dr. Edward Dwayne Karateew is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics located in Chicago, Illinois. He received his DDS degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1992. Specialty certificates were obtained in both Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and 1996 respectively.

Dr. Karateew has served on the faculties of the University of Washington (Seattle, Wa), in post-graduate Prosthodontics, and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) both in post-graduate Prosthodontics and post-graduate Periodontics as the Director of Implant Surgery. Prior to arriving in Chicago, Dr. Dwayne Karateew maintained a private practice in Vancouver, Canada, for 19+ years.

Dr. Karateew holds membership in many professional organizations and holds positions on many organizational boards related to the profession. He has published and presented his original material in numerous forums both nationally and internationally.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

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