Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, Dr. Joerg Meyle is the 2015 recipient of the AAP Honorary Membership Award. He is the Treasurer of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), which comprises 29 national societies of periodontology. He is a two-term Past President of the German Society of Periodontology and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Periodontal Research, and Journal of Clinical Periodontology. He has been a contributor to five joint consensus papers from the EFP and AAP, having co-authored a 2008 consensus report on peri-implant diseases that has been cited more than 450 times..
Dental implants are valuable tools for the replacement of missing teeth. Today it is evident that the long-term success may be affected by peri-implant diseases. The prevention of peri-implant complications in osseointegrated implants is of utmost importance.
A number of systemic and local risk factors have been identified, some of them may be controlled by the patient and the dental team.
The role and importance of risk factors for peri-implant diseases will be presented and preventive strategies will be discussed with the audience.