Jean-Pierre Albouy, DDS, MS, PhD


Jean-Pierre Albouy, DDS, MS, PhD

Full-time faculty
Adams School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Long Essay Program
Friday, March 3, 2023
Implants, a paradigm shift in treatment planning

Dental implants have been widely utilizing data regarding their outcomes. In recent years, however, peri-implantitis has been defined as a complication.

We will present what takes place around implants with peri-implantitis, and discuss its prevalence and its risk factors. We will compare it to periodontitis and discuss whether or not peri-implantitis is a more severe disease than periodontitis. Based on the available scientific background, we will propose a paradigm shift in the treatment plan of certain implant cases.

Major topics to be addressed:
Histo-pathology of peri-implantitis
Prevalence of peri-implantitis
Risk factors of peri-implantitis
Peri-implantitis vs periodontitis
Paradigm shift in the treatment planning of implants
Learning Objectives:
  1. Comprehending peri-implant tissue hysterectomy-pathology during peri-implantitis
  2. Understanding the risk factors for peri-implantitis
  3. Understanding how peri-implantitis compares to periodontitis
I am a full-time faculty at the School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC.
NO commercial interests or ties.
Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
Member of the CAIC


After completing my dental education in Montpellier, France in 1993, I specialized in Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California in 1997, under Drs. Chee and Dr. Donovan.

I practiced from 1997 to 2018 as a prosthodontist, performing all my surgical procedures such as implant placements, pre-prosthetic periodontal surgery, and other elective periodontal procedures.

From 2004 to 2016, I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in the department of Periodontology under Drs. BERGLUNDH, ABRAHAMSSON and LINDHE. The topic of this work was ‘Experimental peri-implantitis: Spontaneous progression, treatment.’

I also performed other experiments focusing on the comparison between experimental periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

These studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and have been cited in peer-review journals more than 1000 times in peer-reviewed publications.

I have presented my work at national and international venues, such as the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry the European Academy for Osseointegration, Europerio, and numerous other.

At the moment, I am a full-time faculty in the Department of Comprehensive Oral Health, Prosthodontics, at the School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

I also practice at the faculty practice of the School.


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