Friday 22 November 2019    
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


Branemark Center
143 Colin St, West Perth , WA, 6005

Event Type

Tabitha Acret  |   Dental Hygienist

Implant maintenance protocol.

Peri-implant pathology identification, treatment and maintenance protocols.

Using the EMS AIRFLOW® system on the preventive patient.

As our population increases in age along with social and oral health expectations, the amount of single tooth, full arch and complex full mouth rehabilitations using implants increases.  As clinicians,  we need to be able to educate on options available to our patients and advise on the post care requirements of single implants through to the full arch reconstructed cases.

Success of an implant requires many factors to be favourable:  Host response, surgical planning and skill, prosthetic design and post placement care both at home and professional maintenance.

This seminar will go over implant options and maintenance protocols for single  implants, implant bridges, full arch fixed appliances and zygomatic implants.

Implant designs and why it’s important for the Hygienists and OHT to understand  the different types of implants available, platform choices and why different implants are utilised. This lecture will also describe the various  prosthesis available and how the design impact cleansibility.

Protocol for maintenance of single tooth, multiple tooth and full arch implants.

This lecture will provide the participant with  various protocols for home and professional maintenance of single tooth, multiple tooth and full arch implant patients. The protocols relating to preventive measures both the patients and the clinician must undertake to keep the implant healthy will be discussed and presented.

Peri-implant pathology and treatment.

This lecture will discuss the differential diagnosis of identifying peri-implant pathology and the application of appropriate treatment plans for the treatment of peri-implant disease.  The criteria of when and who to refer to will be presented.

Zygomatic implants.
Due to bone loss and poor anatomical structure, zygomatic implants are often the last fixed option for some patients to maintain oral function.  These larger and longer implants come with new implications for maintenance and professional care. This presentation will present the current internationally recognised protocols for home and professional care.


Tabitha Acret will present at this all day event on implant maintenance and the protocol following placement and prosthetic reconstruction.

Tabitha runs the preventive care department in an implant dental practice in Darwin and is passionate about preventing peri -implant disease.  She is also very experienced in educating hygienists and OHTs on implant systems , maintenance and the diagnosis of peri implant and periodontal disease.

She has visited the renown Malo clinic to study and has completed their implant maintenance residency in addition to obtaining an American based implant maintenance practitioner certification

Tabitha has delivered numerous presentations across Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia on;

  • patient motivation,
  • prevention,
  • non-surgical periodontal therapy,
  • maintaining the orthodontic patient,
  • implant maintenance and therapy,
  • periodontal classifications and treatment planning and employability following graduation.

Lee Kaing   |   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Implant – The Surgeon’s perspective

This lecture is an introduction into the surgical consideration for implant surgery  – patient and local factors.

Will will also discuss Implant workflow and issues such as consideration of bone versus no bone, management options and the impact of management options.

Dr Kaing is a dual-qualified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon with degrees in Dentistry and Medicine from The University of Melbourne.  She completed a Postgraduate  Diploma in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery while embarking on her specialist training. She completed training in Perth and has had a wide variety of surgical experience, working additionally in a number of hospitals interstates across Australia and the United Kingdom.

Dr Kaing was awarded the Australian New Zealand Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon (ANZAOMS) medal for highest mark in her final specialist examinations in 2016 finishing her training as the top candidate in the country.She worked at the Oxford University Hospitals where she completed a Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh) sponsored international fellowship in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2017-2018. 
She currently works a mix of public and private work. Privately, where she works as an associate to Dr Brent Allan. In public, she has been appointed as a Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital. Dr Kaing practices a broad scope of maxillofacial surgery.  Her interests include extractions, wisdom teeth and dento-alveolar surgery, implant surgery and rehabilitation, orthognathic jaw surgery, surgical oral pathology and maxillofacial trauma surgery.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to;
  • Identify implant structures and components
  • Identify health of an implant
  • Understand the new classification of peri-implant disease
  • Know protocols for prevention of peri implant disease for single, tooth and multiple teeth implant structures
  • Know protocols for treatment of peri implant disease for single tooth and multiple teeth implant structures
  • Know protocols for maintenance and treatment of zygomatic implants


This seminar will support the participant to attend the limited attendance EMS AIRFLOW® Hands On Course the following day – Saturday 23 November.  It is however not a pre-requisite.


Edge all day Seminar     $330  (Inc GST)



Event registration from 8.00am – Fully catered event
Programme begins 8.30am
Programme concludes  4.30pm

CPD   6  Hours  

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at  the completion of each seminar.  In most cases this will be emailed

A tally of all CPD hours gained through EdgePD will be kept on file.  This is assist you in managing your CPD hours and reporting to AHPRA.



Bookings are closed for this event.