Management of peri-implantitis: a pragmatic approach

Peri-implantitis is a major burden in everyday praxis, with a large and increasing number of patients suffering from it. Management of peri-implantitis is often complex, and in some cases the only solution is to remove the implant. Current approaches for the management of peri-implantitis consist first of anti-infective, non-surgical, measures, most commonly followed by surgery. Surgical interventions can be resective, regenerative, or combinations thereof. The presentation will present a pragmatic approach for the management of peri-implantitis, complemented with several clinical videos and patient cases.


Andreas Stavropoulos (AS) after having studied dentistry in Heidelberg, Germany, and Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece, he worked a few years in private practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry. AS joined then the dept. of Periodontology, Aarhus University, Denmark, for postgraduate training, where he also received his Ph.D. in 2002 and his Dr. Odont. degree in 2011, based on preclinical and clinical studies on regenerative dentistry in periodontology and dental implants. In 2013, AS joined Malmö University as the Professor and Chair in the dept. of Periodontology.

AS has received several awards for his research, including the 1st Basic Research Prize of the European Association of Osseointegration (2011) and the Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, conferred by the IADR (2013). He has authored several publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and he is member of the Editorial Board of several dental journals. AS is currently Co-chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), Member of the Undergraduate Committee of the EFP, Member of the Executive Committee of the EFP, Member of the Education Committee of the EAO, Chancellor of the Periodontal Research Group of IADR, and Member of the Board of the International Academy of Periodontology.