Thesis / Dissertation

Dental implant maintenance and home hygiene – information pathways, clinical practice and patient realities in Australia

Monique Charlene Cheung, Ivan Darby (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Dental implants have widened treatment paradigms in dentistry since the 1980s and are placed in the millions annually around the world, but plaque-induced peri-implant diseases which can reduce treatment success are not completely understood. The real-life practices of patients and dental practitioners in minimising peri-implant disease risks have not been widely documented. The information sources from which dental practitioners learn peri-implant maintenance are highly variable and also rarely documented. This thesis investigated the flow of information in implant maintenance and hygiene in Australia: from research, to educators, dental practitioners and patients; the limitations present a..

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