An Introduction to a Novel Dental Implant Screw Channel Barrier

Taught By:

Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Course Date:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


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An Introduction to a Novel Dental Implant Screw Channel Barrier

Course Details:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
8:00 PM CST
Zoom Webinar

Once registration is submitted, participants will receive an email containing a link to the event. This link will only be active at the event start time. Only the first 100 people can be accommodated into the live stream.



Why do we need a dedicated dental implant screw channel barrier?

The management of implant screw channels is important to minimize bacterial colonization, increase efficiency of workflow and maintain future retrievability of restorations. Traditionally, dentists have used off-the-shelf solutions like cotton pellets, gutta percha and silicone impression materials. More recently, industrial pipe thread tape (aka plumber’s tape) has become the most popular material used as a barrier. All these materials can be problematic for various reasons. This discussion will introduce a novel medical grade barrier material with optimized properties for the screw channel that will enhance your workflow and eliminate safety concerns.


  • Understand the limitations of traditional barrier materials, including plumber’s tape.
  • Understand the concerns regarding industrial products used in medical/ dental applications.
  • Learn about the advantages of using a dedicated and optimized screw channel barrier.

Cancellation Policy:

We understand situations arise in which you may need to cancel a course. Course cancellations must be made at least 30 days before the course to receive a full refund; otherwise, a 50% credit will be given for a future IHDS course.

Who Should Attend:

Dentists Restoring Implants


Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery Specialist in Periodontics / Fellowship in Prosthodontics

Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency. After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He began his academic position at the University of Washington as assistant director of Graduate Periodontics and is currently an affiliate assistant professor.

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