Continuing Dental Education

CE1823: Peri-implantitis: Latest Updates on its definition, prevention and treatment

Diane Daubert, RDH, MS, PhD and George Kotsakis, DDS, MS

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The workshop for this course (CE1823L) is sold out. Please email to be placed on the waitlist. There is still plenty of space to register for the morning lecture - CE1823.

Course Description

Morning Lecture

Peri-implantitis has been receiving attention following recent studies that showed that it is highly prevalent and difficult to manage. This course will provide the latest evidence-based information on peri-implant diseases with emphasis on a team/interdisciplinary approach to treatment.

The program will present the updates on the definition and etiology of peri-implantitis from the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2018 consensus meeting. The instructors will present research findings on risk factors for peri-implant disease and preventive measures to incorporate into the implant treatment plan prior to implant placement that include implant treatment planning, material selection for cementation, restorative design and maintenance. In addition, the program will review innovative therapeutic protocols for disease prevention and treatment and recent advancements in implant cleaning instruments and chemotherapeutics.

The program will be presented by Drs. Daubert and Kotsakis who are both faculty members in the Department of Periodontics and investigators in the Clinical and Periodontal Research lab. Their lab is a leading research center for peri-implantitis nationally and they both frequently lecturing on peri-implantitis research nationally and internationally.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to:

  • Define peri-implantitis and diagnostic criteria.
  • Explain to a patient the risk factors for development of peri-implant disease.
  • Formulate an assessment and maintenance strategy for all phases of implant treatment.
  • Evaluate implants and formulate approaches for prevention of peri-implant disease.
  • Identify dental implants in need of non-surgical treatment and those needing referral for surgical treatment.
  • Select appropriate non-surgical therapies.
  • Apply basic science findings to clinical decision making.

Afternoon Workshop – Attendance limited to 12 participants

The workshop for this course is sold out. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

The hands on section of the program will be held in the dental school clinics where a limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to get direct instruction on the use of implant-specific instruments for peri-implantitis therapy. The instrumentation will be performed on mannequins under the guidance of the instructors. Hand-outs with detailed implant therapy and maintenance protocol will be given to the participants and reviewed with the instructors.


Diane DaubertDiane Daubert is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Periodontics, Seattle, Washington. She received her dental hygiene education at the University of Washington, followed by a Master of Science and then a PhD in Oral Biology. Diane has been a member of the Periodontics Department for over 30 years where she plays a vital role in pre-doctoral periodontal education along with mentoring periodontal residents in their master’s research. Her research interests involve translational and clinical studies on peri-implantitis, including prevalence, relative risks, microbial communities, titanium corrosion, and epigenetics of peri-implant disease. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications. Diane has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontics updates, dental implant maintenance, risk factors in implant disease, and non-surgical treatment of peri- implantitis.

George KotsakisGeorge Kotsakis obtained his DDS degree from the University of Athens, Greece (2009). After practicing General Dentistry in private practice and in the Hellenic Navy, he earned a Certificate in Periodontology and a Masters in Science, both from the University of Minnesota, MN, USA. Since joining the faculty at the University of Washington as a full-time Assistant Professor in Periodontics, Dr. Kotsakis divides his time between teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, providing patient care in the School’s intramural practice and conducting clinical research. Dr. Kotsakis has authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectures nationally and internationally on surgical methods in Implant Dentistry and on the treatment of Peri-implantitis.

Course Logistics

Saturday, November 3, 2018

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Room D209
Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for dentists and hygienists.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until the Wednesday before the course).

Morning lecture:
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Afternoon workshop (includes lunch)
Workshop: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Until October 31, 2018 (after, $25 more)
Morning Lecture:
$143/Dental Alumni Member

Afternoon Workshop: includes lunch

* The lecture portion of this course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

The afternoon workshop is limited to 12 participants. The workshop for this course is sold out. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

4 hours for morning lecture
3 hours for afternoon workshop

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University of Washington designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits for the morning lecture and 3 hours for the afternoon workshop.