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Quintessence Int 47 (2016), No. 4     24. Mar. 2016
Quintessence Int 47 (2016), No. 4  (24.03.2016)

Page 293-296, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a35132, PubMed:26574612


Recommendations on the clinical application of air polishing for the management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
Schwarz, Frank / Becker, Kathrin / Bastendorf, Klaus-Dieter / Cardaropoli, Daniele / Chatfield, Christina / Dunn, Ian / Fletcher, Paul / Einwag, Johannes / Louropoulou, Anna / Mombelli, Andrea / Ower, Philip / Pavlovic, Pedja / Sahrmann, Philipp / Salvi, Giovanni E. / Schmage, Petra / Takeuchi, Yasuko / Van Der Weijden, Fridus / Renvert, Stefan
Air polishing was introduced as an alternative approach for the supra- and submucosal biofilm management at dental implants. An international expert meeting involving competent clinicians and researchers took place during the EUROPERIO 8 conference in London, UK, on 4 June 2015. Prior to this meeting a comprehensive systematic review dealing with the efficacy of air polishing in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis was prepared and served as a basis for the group discussions. This paper summarizes the consensus statements and practical recommendations on the clinical application of air polishing for the management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Keywords: air polishing, peri-implantitis, peri-implant mucositis, therapy
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