10 Jun 2023

Taking iTop measures for orthodontic and implant patients

09:00 - 16:00 English

Fixed orthodontic appliances hamper oral hygiene procedures. The consequences are gingivitis and white spot lesions. Fifty to 70% of patients treated with braces encounter these problems. Initial education and motivation for oral hygiene depend on two categories of factors: firstly, practical prophylactic measures (instruments and medication, professional care) and secondly, the educational component: choice of communication technique, frequency, and nature of hygiene instructions.

The same goes for patients with implants. As dental implant treatment has become a part of mainstream dental treatment, it is imperative to implement dental implant maintenance guidelines to achieve the long-term success of implant prostheses. Earlier, the success of a dental implant was mainly focused on the surgical phase to achieve good primary stability; with time, this belief has taken a significant paradigm shift towards implementing and ensuring a periodic recall and following the maintenance phase for dental implants to achieve long-term success. As the dental team strives to attain and maintain the long-term success of implant prostheses, the patient should also recognise that their contribution toward implant prostheses’ success is equally indispensable. 



South Africa

Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City, Gauteng, 2066
Lecturers: Angelique Kearney



レベル: iTOP Ortho

イベントタイプ: iTOP Course







  • Angelique Kearney
    Angelique Kearney
  • Angelique Kearney
    Angelique Kearney
    Angelique is a Dental Hygienist that qualified in 1991 at the University of Pretoria, South African and has a post-grad diploma in Health Sciences Education (2020) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg. She works in private dental practice in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa.