Probing Implants:
Feel the Fear & Probe It Anyway?

A comprehensive look at the who, why, when, what and how of probing dental implants.
1 Hour CPD

The ins and outs of probing implants

In this webinar we will take a comprehensive look at the who, why, when, what and how of probing dental implants. This session will cover all aspects of implant probing as a vital diagnostic procedure when monitoring implant patients in general practice.

This webinar has been created to support dentists, dental hygienists, and dental therapists, as well as students to feel confident in monitoring dental implants as part of a holistic oral examination.

What you will learn
in this session

The importance of careful and accurate probing of dental implants as well as similarities and differences to periodontal probing.

Join me for a jam packed hour of educational content. 

  1. Understand indications for probing dental implants
  2. Be familiar with recommendations on probing frequency
  3. Know what the information means within the new classification of peri-implant diseases
  4. Appreciate how probing implants is different than probing natural teeth
  5. Be familiar with the procedural technique for probing implants
  6. Know the features of probes for probing implants & variations available

You will receive 1 Hour of CPD Certificate

Claire McCarthy


Claire McCarthy teaches Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at NYU in New York where she is adjunct professor and course coordinator since 2014.

She has graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and has a combined 24 years clinical experience and 17 years as a researcher and faculty on BDS undergraduate programmes, Postgraduate MSc in Periodontology, Implant Dentistry and undergraduate Dental Hygiene and Therapy programmes in the UK and the US.

She is the former head of the BDS year 2 periodontology programme at King’s College London, a rare position for a dental hygienist.

She completed a master’s degree in Higher Education in 2007 and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She lectures nationally and internationally as well as delivering training courses in non-surgical periodontal and implant therapies. She is contributing author of a recent textbook, treats patients in private practice and undertaking a PhD at Kings College London.
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