Title: 0598 - Keynote Address: Microbiology of Peri-Implantitis–Current Status
Georgios Belibasakis (Presenter)
Abstract Body: Peri-implantitis is a contemporary oral disease that has emerged in parallel to the biomechanical advances of osseo-integrated dental implants. Biofilms forming on the surface of dental implant materials may elicit pathological effects upon their surrounding tissues, as it the case of biofilms forming on the surface of natural teeth. The evolution of next generation sequencing methodologies, including metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, has enabled deeper insights to the analysis of oral microbial ecology. As such, we can now decipher the detailed composition of the core microbiome of peri-implantitis, as well as its degree of resemblance to that of periodontitis. This presentation reviews the current knowledge on the microbiology of peri-implantitis gained from conventional and contemporary microbiological analyses, with reference to experimental models and diagnostic implications.