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Multidisciplinary Treatment Solutions
for Peri-Implantitis Symposium

Peri-implant Diseases:
Understanding Etiology and Risk

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Joseph Fiorellini


The long-term maintenance of bone around an osseointegrated implant is critical to clinical success. Peri-implant bone levels are influenced by pathologic and non-pathological conditions. Several risk factors may affect peri-implant bone resorption, such as local, surgical, grafting, implant, and post-restorative issues. Generally, the prevalence has been based on the patient pool number, prior history of periodontitis, smoking, and type and frequency of maintenance. Currently, peri-implantitis causative etiology will guide the practitioner in patient selection, and will allow better of understanding of the pathogenesis, recommended therapy and anticipation of prognostic outcome.


Joseph Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 1990, he received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and in 1993 was awarded the DMSc degree in the field of Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontology. Dr. Fiorellini has published over 50 manuscripts, reviews or textbook chapters and received awards related to research including NIH and IADR research travel grants, The AAP Young Investigators Award, The Academy of Osseointegration Research Award, and The European Association for Osseointegration Research Prize. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.