Dental implants are a highly successful long-term treatment option for restoring edentulous areas in the mouth, improving the quality of life of many individuals with regards to function and aesthetics.
However, increasing use of dental implants for replacement of missing teeth has created a new burden of disease in the form of peri-implant diseases, with contemporary research estimating a 43% prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and a 22% prevalence of peri-implantitis. These diseases are initiated by the accumulation of microbial biofilms on the dental implants, causing local inflammatory reactions in the marginal soft tissues.
One of the main risk factors for peri-implant lesions is susceptibility to periodontitis which now affects more than 50% of the adult population with its severe forms affecting 11% of adults, making severe periodontitis the 6th most prevalent disease of mankind. Periodontal health across the human lifespan is a key component of oral health and an important component of general health and well-being for individuals and the population as a whole. These conditions ideally need to be prevented or addressed at an early stage. Further, a number of implants will have complications due to technical reasons.
This presentation will address the aetiology and management of peri-implant conditions and other complications and failure of implants focusing on the role of the whole dental team.
Aims and Objectives:
- To inform and update the dental team on peri-implant lesions
- To understand the aetiology of peri-implant lesions
- To gain knowledge on the management of peri-implant lesions
Professor Nicola West BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS, FHEA
Professor Nicola West is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff) and is registered to the General Dental Council (GDC No. D 61484 www.gdc-uk.org).
After attaining her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nicola gained her PhD from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1995, on Dentine Hypersensitivity and Toothwear. Nicola gained her chair in Periodontology at Bristol Dental School, where she conducts research at an international level, leading the Clinical Trials Unit and attracting substantial industrial funding alongside EC and charity grants.
Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for plaque regrowth and gingivitis studies, toothwear including erosion, abrasion and attrition; dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening; periodontal conditions and periodontal disease associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions.
Nicola leads Periodontology and is the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Bristol Dental School, also holding an Honorary Consultant appointment with the Trust. Postgraduate study is a key part of this scholarly environment. Nicola leads a thriving postgraduate culture, and continues to seek and maintain her strong reputation for producing high quality PhD/MSc degrees.
Since 1990, Nicola has maintained in parallel, a thriving private referral practice in the centre of Bristol. At The Bristol Perio Clinic, Clifton, Nicola undertakes specialist periodontal treatment, bone augmentation and implant placement. A particular sphere of interest includes the management of peri-implantitis lesions. Nicola lectures widely on this topic and is a co-author of the Association of Dental Implantology guidelines for management of peri-implantitis 2013 (www.adi.org.uk). Nicola has established a reputation for aesthetic management of complex restorative cases involving periodontal, implant and prosthodontic treatment.
Nicola lectures regularly in the national and international forum, is an active member and Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology (www.bsperio.uk) and currently is the European BSP representative and regional postgraduate tutor for the British Society of Periodontology in the South West of England. Nicola is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Restorative Dentistry and assessor for the SAC GDC Periodontics Specialist Listing Applications Panel.
Nicola is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (www.heacademy.ac.uk), a UK member of the International Standards Committee and on the advisory board of the British Dental Health Foundation, on the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry, and reviewer for 6 high impact dental journals.
Nicola utilises her valuable teaching experience as mentor both within and external to the university, managing complex restorative, periodontal and implant cases for general dental practitioners.
Nicola leads the Periodontology, Bone Augmentation and Peri-impantitis Unit in the Bristol Dental School Masters Programme. She is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (www.adi.org.uk) where she sits on the advisory committee for the management of peri-implant diseases. Nicola is a member of the International Team of Implantology (www.iti.org/). She is also a UK member of the International Standards Committee (www.iso.org).
We are really inclusive and sociable, so we would like to welcome all dentists including non-BDA members, and all members of the dental team who and are free of charge. We have tea, coffee, a buffet supper and an open bar for 45 minutes before the lecture starts, to give everyone a chance to wind down from work and to chat with colleagues, friends and the speakers and sponsors.
The only costs are £10 if you would like to have supper with us, and £10 for dentists that are not members of the BDA. Places for supper need to be booked 1 week in advance, and places for the lecture should be booked so that we can ensure we have CPD certificates and enough tea and coffee available. If you would like to come at the last minute or need to cancel please just email BDAGlos@gmail.com.
The format of the meeting is always the same - arrive for 18:45 if you have booked to join us for a buffet supper, or 19:15 for a 19:30 lecture start. The venue is always the Royal George Hotel, Birdlip GL4 8JH. The meeting gives 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
We very much look forward to seeing you there!
The Gloucestershire Section Committee