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Periodontitis - A future time bomb!!!

Dr Amit Patel BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng

Key Speaker & Specialist in Periodontics & Implant Dentist

Amit is the principal specialist and director at Birmingham Dental Specialists in Birmingham. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic Periodontics.

Amit graduated from the University of Liverpool and completed a 4 year specialist training programme in Periodontics at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Dental Institute. 

Amit then obtained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and became a registered Specialist in Periodontics. He has worked with several different implant systems, lectured both nationally and internationally and published in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontics. 

Amit is also an Associate Specialist in Periodontics at the Birmingham Dental School. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including lecturing to dental practitioners both in the UK and internationally. He has recently invited to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Amit has recently been invited to be on the board of the Association of Dental implantology.

Implant therapy is a very popular modality for our patients but there are long term issue with dental implants and peri implantitis is a disease which is on the increase we are becoming more aware of the the histology and the pathology of the disease. 1 in 4 of implant patients show signs of peri implantitis. This presentation will cover the differences periodontal disease and peri implantitis and how to manage the disease and maintenance in general practice.

Learning objectives:
  1. To understand the differences between periodontal disease and peri implant disease
  2. How to monitor the assess health peri implant tissue and disease around dental implants
  3. To undertand how to manage peri implant disease and maintain them within general practice