1 Implant Basic Sciences
This module will enable you to understand the basic sciences underpinning the clinical management of dental implants, including head and neck anatomy, bone physiology, choice of anesthesia, preoperative and postoperative care (where appropriate to implant clinical practice), patient selection and treatment planning.
2 Surgical Anatomy and Bone Grafting course on cadavers at the Royal College of Surgeons in London
3 Basic Implant Surgical Techniques
You'll acquire a sound grounding in the surgical principles of dental implantology.
4 Basic Restorative Techniques
Here, you'll gain the fundamental knowledge and practical skills to place and restore dental implants in selected patients requiring a removable or fixed implant borne prostheses.
5 Evidence-based Implant Dentistry
This module will provide you with up-to-date examples illustrating various basic and advanced dental implantology techniques.
6 Advanced Implant Sciences
You'll acquire broader surgical techniques for placing dental implants, managing soft tissues and carrying out fixed crowns or bridge restorations.
7 Hands On Clinical Training
In addition to the clinical training session on surgical and restorative models and animal heads, you'll be designated a clinical implant case to plan, treat, restore and follow up under direct supervision as part of the clinical course modules.
8 Clinical Attachment
You'll get the opportunity to spend time at our mentors’ practices in Yorkshire area, where you’ll receive one-to-one mentoring, attend live surgery and participate in treating implant patients. Simple implant surgical placement, restorative stages, advanced implant cases, bone grafting and sinus grafting cases will be presented in addition to various restorative implant cases
To meet the GDC requirements for dental implant training in the UK, and as part of preparing you for the Dental Implants Diploma exams from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, formative assessment and feedback will be provided in seminars and after case study discussions. Summative assessment will be carried out via a multiple choice questionnaire at the end of the course. Specific case-based discussion and structured feedback proformas will also be used to give formative assessment of your clinical case presentation at the end of the course.
10 An optional two-day VIP visit to Astra Tech education centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.