Preventing Implant Failure

Lesson Materials

  1. Curtis DA, Lin GH, Fishman A, Sadowsky SJ, Daubert DM, Kapila Y, Sharma AB, Conte GJ, Yonemura CY, Marinello CP, Kao R. Patient-Centered Risk Assessment in Implant Treatment Planning. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2019 March/April;34(2):506–520. doi: 10.11607/jomi.7025. Epub 2019 Feb 4. PMID: 30716143.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30716143/
  2. Derks J, Håkansson J, Wennström JL, Tomasi C, Larsson M Berglundh T. Effectiveness of implant therapy analyzed in Swedish population: Early and late implant loss. J Dent Res 2015;94(suppl):s44–s51.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25503901/
  3. Heitz-Mayfield LJ. Peri-implant diseases: Diagnosis and risk indicators. J Clin Periodontol 2008;35(suppl):292–304.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18724857/
  4. Ting M, Craig J, Balkin BE, Suzuki JB. Peri-implantitis: A comprehensive overview of systematic reviews. J Oral Implantol 2018;44:225–247.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29182489/
  5. Chrcanovic BR, Albrektsson T, Wennerberg A. Bruxism and dental implants: A meta-analysis. Implant Dent 2015;24:505–516.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26218253/


This lesson features Dr. Don Curtis, DMD. This interview involves a discussion on the article he and his team published which is entitled “Patient-Centered Risk Assessment in Implant Treatment Planning.” Dr. Curtis provides a discussion on factors that contribute to implant failure and success. He will discuss ways in which implant failure can be prevented and resources available to determine a patient’s overall risk of failure.

Lesson Objectives

  1. Gain a generalized understanding for variables that contribute to implant failure
  2. Become aware of resources available to identify risks for implant failure
  3. Learn of nuanced variables that contribute to implant failure
  4. Understand maintenance recommendations to prevent implant failure


  • Lesson Length: 51 min
  • CE credit: 0.75 hours
  • Release Date: 3/30/20
  • Review Date: 11/15/20
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/23