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The Impact of Dental Probe Wear on Implant Health

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Exploring how colored plastic probe markings may degrade and affect peri-implant tissues during routine dental assessments.

AGD Subject Code: 490

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the key clinical parameters used to assess dental implant health and the significance of probing depth and bleeding on probing as diagnostic tools.
  2. Assess how different types of probes interact with implant and abutment surfaces, including the potential for probe material to degrade and transfer during clinical use.
  3. Discuss the potential biocompatibility issues that may arise from the transfer of colored plastic probe markings to dental implants and abutments.

This course was published in the June/July 2024 issue and expires July 2027. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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