Journal article

Patient-reported oral hygiene and implant outcomes in general dental practice

Monique Charlene Cheung, Matthew S Hopcraft, Ivan B Darby



BACKGROUND: This study investigated the possible correlations between patient-performed implant hygiene and peri-implant success and disease, as well as patient-reported outcomes, in a community-based cohort. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (78 implants) from two private general practices were surveyed on their dental implant treatment history, oral hygiene instructions (OHI) received, home hygiene habits and current implant concerns. Their dentition, plaque/calculus scores and clinical implant parameters were examined. Correlations between hygiene habits, risk factors, implant success and peri-implant disease rates were assessed. RESULTS: Implants had a patient-reported mean time in function of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support received from Dr Mehri Eshraghi and Dr Johnson Huang. This study was also supported by the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.