Module 6

Maintenance, Peri-Implantitis and DVT Diagnostics

Content of the module

Lecturers of this module

This module focusses on three mayor topics in the systematic treatment of periodontal disease: the maintenance phase after surgical or non-surgical treatment, the prevention on peri-implantitis subsequent to this, and thirdly the use of Digital Volume Tomography as a tool for diagnosis and treatment planning.  This module is designed to practice treatment strategies for the detection and prevention of periodontal and/or peri-implant inflammation. In addition, methods to motivate the patient and ways to increase the self-perception of a periodontally compromised patient will be discussed.

The course on digital volume tomography allows the participants to expand their radiological diagnostics, which can be used not only for the assessment of periodontal structures but also for planning the placement of dental implants.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. Andreas Braun
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. Andreas Braun
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer

What lecturers say about their module

This module focusses on three mayor topics in the systematic treatment of periodontal disease: the maintenance phase after surgical or non-surgical treatment, the prevention on peri-implantitis subsequent to this, and thirdly the use of Digital Volume Tomography as a tool for diagnosis and treatment planning.

This module is designed to practice treatment strategies for the detection and prevention of periodontal and/or peri-implant inflammation. In addition, methods to motivate the patient and ways to increase the self-perception of a periodontally compromised patient will be discussed.

The course on digital volume tomography allows the participants to expand their radiological diagnostics, which can be used not only for the assessment of periodontal structures but also for planning the placement of dental implants.

The basis for successful periodontal treatment is an understanding of the development, severity and prevention of inflammatory changes. The long-term success of periodontal and peri-implant treatments therefore depends on the systematic implementation of even the slightest signs of disease. In addition, this basic understanding is also indispensable for other areas of dentistry and helps course participants to optimize treatment strategies beyond periodontal and/or peri-implant treatment.

Even after a successful non-surgical and surgical treatment period, the treatment of a periodontitis patient can usually not be considered complete, as there is a lifetime risk of the disease reoccurring. Therefore, supportive therapy is an essential part of systematic periodontal therapy, which is intended to keep the patient as free of inflammation as possible after active therapy and to raise the patient’s awareness to perceive inflammatory changes in the oral cavity. Therefore, a systematic supportive therapy is essential for a long-term successful control of periodontal disease.

Since the insertion of a dental implant is often associated with initial or advanced signs of inflammation, a supportive care comparable to periodontal supportive therapy should follow even after successful implant placement to ensure long-term success of the therapy.