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Foundation Course in Dental Implantology


Foundation Course in Dental Implantology


05 May 2017


15 September 2017


Zimmer Biomet

Course Location:

Dublin, Ireland / Winterthur, Switzerland

Contact Name:

Jenny Wilson

Contact Phone:

01628 421 905

Course aims:

  • To understand the important aspects of patient assessment that influence clinical decision making and treatment planning in implant dentistry
  • To provide an understanding of the skills necessary for safe and effective surgical implant treatment
  • To provide an understanding of the skills necessary for restorative aspects of implant treatment
  • To understand problems, complications and maintenance of implant treatment

Course content:

This is a 5 module extended theoretical and practical course is designed for Dental Practitioners with little or no experience of implant dentistry. The course will encompass both surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry and provide delegates with the necessary skills and information to incorporate implants into their daily practice.

Module 1 - 5th May

Introduction to Implant Treatment

  • Osseointegration
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Tooth Loss and Bone Healing
  • Extract vs Restore: Decision Making
  • Case Assessment – Medical, Social and Dental History affecting implant success
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Radiographic Assessment
  • Implant Surfaces
Module 2 - 6th May

Surgical & Restorative Techniques

  • Surgical Principles & Surgery Set Up
  • Prosthetically driven implant placement
  • Introduction to guided bone regeneration
  • Options and techniques for the restoration of implants
  • Laboratory production of implant restorations
  • Information sources and the evidence for implant dentistry
  • Introduction to Hands-on Session Patient
Module 3 - 15th June

Surgical Skills

  • Surgical Review
  • Hands-on Surgery Simulated Patient Training Lab
  • Single Tooth
  • Multiple Tooth
  • Tooth Removal & Socket Preservation
  • Tooth Removal & Immediate Placement
Module 4 - 16th June

Restorative Skills

  • Restorative Review
  • Hands-on Restorative Techniques
  • Impression Techniques & Abutment Selection
  • Provisionalisation
  • Occlusion, Fit & Torque
  • Laboratory Communication
Module 5 - 15th September

Monitoring, Maintenance & Case Presentation

  • Implant Maintenance
  • Problems and Complications
  • Conclusions
  • Case Presentations

Course Benefits:

As part of the course delegates will attend the Zimmer Biomet Institute in Winterthur, Switzerland for the hands-on modules in our Simulated Patient Training Laboratory allowing clinicians to practice real-life case scenarios on simulation patients.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own cases during the last day of the course with the group. On completion of this course participants should be able to provide all aspects of implant treatment in simple cases and be able to identify patients who need more advanced specialist care.