Specialists' management decisions and attitudes towards mucositis and peri-implantitis

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Title Specialists' management decisions and attitudes towards mucositis and peri-implantitis
Author Mattheos, Nikos; Collier, S.; Walmsley, A. D.
Journal Name British Dental Journal
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Abstract Background Pathology of the peri-implant tissues, namely peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are conditions that are often encountered and can threaten the long term survival of the implants.Aim This study aimed to compare the attitudes of registered specialists in periodontology in Australia and the UK towards aetiology, prevalence, diagnosis and management of mucositis and peri-implantitis.Methods A validated questionnaire was used and the sample consisted of UK and Australian specialists.Results There were differences in the demographics of specialists in the two countries, with the Australian specialists being significantly younger. Most specialists in both countries identified the prevalence of peri-implant pathology between 0-25%. Although there was agreement as to the role of plaque in the aetiopathogenesis of the diseases, UK specialists were more likely to include adverse loading and smoking as etiological factors. There were significant differences in the management of the disease between the groups, including the use of mouth rinses, local and systemic antibiotics. Australians were more likely to use systemic antibiotics than in the UK.Conclusions The results suggested that differences in professional demographics, educational resources and market factors, and the absence of consensus treatment standards can significantly affect the treatment modalities patients finally receive
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1
Volume 212
Page from E1-1
Page to E1-7
ISSN 0007-0610
Date Accessioned 2012-02-16; 2012-08-08T23:55:39Z
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Periodontics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46117
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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