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0830
Delegate Registration, Tea & Coffee
0915
Welcome
Peter Fairbairn, ADI Director of Education
0930
Implant Dentistry: A Brief History and How You Can Get Involved

The very first evidence of successful dental implants dates back to 600 AD, when the Mayans used shells to replace missing teeth. However, it is only in the last 50 years that implant dentistry has rapidly developed to become a routine, predictable treatment option for our patients.

Our understanding of osseointegration has led to the evolution of dental implant materials and techniques - and changes to the accepted paradigms are occurring daily. This progression has been accelerated by international research and education, and in no small part by the sharing of data and knowledge between dentists.

Because of the advantages provided by implant dentistry over other treatment modalities, implants have quickly become an essential tool in the modern dentist’s armoury. More and more dentists are becoming involved in implant dentistry, and there are a variety of ways to become a part of this growing field. Knowing where to start is the first step. 

Learning Objectives

  • To have an understanding of the history of dental implants and changes to implant design over the last 50 years
  • To be familiar with the various training pathways available to perform implant dentistry safely
  • To recognise the role of organisations such as the ADI in the world of dental implantology
Aly Virani
 Aly Virani

Aly Virani is a graduate of Cardiff University and works as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol. His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, toothwear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He is currently involved in clinical research studies with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Aly is involved with undergraduate teaching and training of periodontology at the University of Bristol and has also lectured at ADI events.

Aly also works in private practice at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in Cardiff. He maintains a general list with a particular interest in periodontal disease and implants.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and International Team for Implantology. He is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Welsh Representative on the Committee for the Association of Dental Implantology.

Qualifications: BDS (Hons) MJDF RCS (Eng)

1000
Atraumatic Extraction and Suturing Techniques

Removing a tooth or root from the alveolar process is usually the first surgical step of the treatment plan for rehabilitating patients with dental implants. Atraumatic extraction is a procedure that requires skill and knowledge on the part of the clinician, as it incorporates the principles of surgery and many principles from physics and mechanics. Tooth extractions can be a real challenge for the dentist, so a thorough understanding and assessment of the degree of difficulty that is anticipated for removing a particular tooth is fundamental. It is of great importance for this procedure to be carried out in a successful, gentle and minimally invasive way. Excessive and uncontrolled forces may injure the local soft tissues and damage the surrounding bone, which will lead to post-operative complications and severe atrophy of the site, while incomplete debridement of the post-extraction socket might delay the healing and hamper the integration of bone grafts or implants placed. Last but not least, an unsuccessful laborious extraction will heighten the discomfort and anxiety of the patient, who might then lose confidence in the clinician.  

The implant dentist should also be familiar with suturing techniques. Suturing is an important part of every surgical procedure in implantology as sutures are required to reposition a flap after surgery; they aid in hemostasis and in maintaining the blood clot in the post-extraction socket, and help stabilise membranes and soft tissue grafts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the lecture, each delegate should be able to:

  • Be aware of the basic principles of exodontia
  • Understand the importance of atraumatic tooth extraction
  • Recognise the factors that determine the degree of difficulty of an extraction
  • Identify the appropriate instruments required for minimally invasive extractions
  • Know how and why to debride thoroughly the post-extraction site
  • Be aware of the principles of suturing
  • Be familiar with the basic techniques and armamentarium for suturing
Minas Leventis
 Minas Leventis

Minas Leventis holds a PhD (2010) in Oral Pathobiology and an MSc (2004) in Oral Surgery from the Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In 2008 he also attended a post-graduate program in Periodontics and Implantology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. For more than a decade Dr Leventis has been on the Faculty of the Dental School, University of Athens as a Clinical Instructor and Researcher. He taught under- and post-graduate students Oral Surgery, Implantology and Bone Grafting, while undertaking extensive experimental research and having a track record of peer reviewed publications in international journals such as Implant Dentistry, TripleO, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.

Based in central London, his private work and research are focused on oral surgery, implant dentistry and tissue engineering. In 2012 he earned the Diplomate status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK), a member of Leading Implant Centers and a founding member of ICOI-Hellas (Greece).

Qualifications: DDS MSc PhD

1030
An Overview of Implant Planning

Successful dental implant treatment relies on a systematic approach to treatment planning. Care must be taken to properly assess and select the patient for this type of treatment to ensure that the treatment will be successful and that the patient’s expectations will be met. 

This lecture will aim to provide an overview of all aspects considered in a comprehensive implant assessment. It will enable the general practitioner to perform a good clinical assessment and it will provide the knowledge to assess risks and complications that should be discussed with the patient prior to implant treatment. 

If you are keen to provide implant treatment yourself then knowing how to assess and plan a case properly is imperative.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the patient’s social, dental and medical history implications for implant treatment
  • To assess clinical implications including hygiene, soft and hard tissue assessment, site dimension, general dental risks and occlusal issues
  • To understand the importance of radiographic planning and assessment
  • To be able to consent a patient for implant treatment 
Samantha Pugh
 Samantha Pugh

Samantha Pugh qualified with distinction from Kings College London University in 1998 and focused her early years in oral and maxillofacial surgery appointments at St Georges Hospital, Tooting and Kings College Hospital, London. She developed her surgical skills and interest in surgical dentistry over the years and gained a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2001.

She has since worked for many years in family orientated practices in London and Bedfordshire with a special interest in surgical dentistry. During this time she gained experience with dental implants, which led her to undertake a postgraduate Masters programme. She completed her Masters in Implant Dentistry with Honours in 2007 from the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. 

On completing her training, Samantha continued to work at the Eastman Dental Hospital treating advanced surgical and restorative cases as well as teaching new postgraduate trainees. Samantha has a keen enthusiasm for teaching and education. She has lectured and provided hands-on courses for her peers. She has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since 2007 and attends regular journal clubs and peer discussion in the implant field.

Qualifications: BDS Hons MFDS RCS MSc Hons

1100
Tea & Coffee
1130
What is Surgical Protocol in Implant Placement?

Patients are becoming more and more interested in dental implants to replace missing teeth. It can provide significant patient satisfaction as well as enabling the clinician to improve their knowledge and surgical skills. This is one aspect within dentistry that needs to be updated after dental school. The GDC’s curriculum for undergraduates does not cover dental implants in detail and is classed as a postgraduate skill. It can be very difficult to know where to start learning about implants and whether to continue in pursuing the subject due to the surgical aspects.

This ADI lecture of surgical aspects in implants provides dental professionals an insight on whether to further develop their skills, competence and confidence in the subject. This lecture is aimed at undergraduate dental students and young practitioners who would like to investigate the surgical aspects of implant placement and if they would like to learn how to place implants or if it is a treatment modality that they would like to offer to their patients.  

It will illustrate what skills are necessary to surgically and successfully place implants and the competencies that are needed. The presentation will help guide clinicians on the various aspects of the surgery following the previous lectures discussing treatment planning. The lecture will provide a good base of knowledge in surgery and a taster of what to expect in a more formal structured training course.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the indications of implants
  • To understand the medical contraindications of implants
  • To understand the dental contraindications of implants
  • To understand the surgical process of placement of implants
  • To have an overview of the placement
  • How to deal with potential surgical complications
Pynadath George
 Pynadath George

Pynadath George is a GDP who has a practice limited to advanced restorative dentistry and dental implants. He is a graduate of Liverpool Dental School and since then has completed the membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Through his career he has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, in London and a separate Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Dental Implants from Warwick University.

Currently he works as a peripatetic clinician providing implants and mentoring dentists in more than seven practices across the UK from Yorkshire to London. He is a Clinical Teacher teaching Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants in Liverpool University Dental School. He also works in Preston Hospital treating cancer patients for removable and fixed prosthodontics with implants. His scope of practice within dental implants involves simple single implants and bone grafting to advanced and complex cases involving fitting screw retained full mouth bridges immediately onto implants.

Qualifications: BDS MFDS RCPS DRDP MSc Rest DentPGDip MSc Imp Dent

1200
Impression Taking and Choosing the Right Restoration for your Dental Implant

This lecture will guide the delegate in what is involved to restore single unit and multiple unit implants. The main protocols used to restore dental implants, and which situations are suitable for specific abutments, will be discussed. Impression taking, with open and closed tray impressions will be shown, along with techniques for verification and occlusal registration. By the end of the session, the delegate should be have a clear understanding of the theory involved in restoring simple dental implants.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain a basic understanding of osseointegration and the factors which can affect it
  • To gain an understanding of impression techniques for dental implants
  • To gain an understanding of the various abutment solutions for dental implants
  • To be aware of the early signs of peri-implantitis
Nilesh Parmar
 Nilesh Parmar

Nilesh Parmar is the Practice Principal of Parmar Dental in Southend-On-Sea. With a special interest in implant and digital dentistry, and dental sedation for nervous patients, he has successfully placed and restored over a thousand dental implants.

Nilesh holds an array of accolades including ‘Young Dentist of the Year’ 2014 and ‘Best Young Dentist’ East of England in 2009, whilst his seven-surgery practice was voted ‘Best Hi-tech Practice’ in 2015.

One of a few dentists in the UK to have a degree from all three London Dental Schools, education is important to Nilesh. In his quest for constant self-development, he completed his Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School in 2016, helping him enhance his skills within the business aspects of running a dental practice.

With a commitment to supporting the next generation of dentists, Nilesh offers training and mentoring to those starting out in implant dentistry through his ‘Implant Academy’ and Study Clubs. Additionally, he lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of dental implants, CAD/CAM and digital technology.

Nilesh is a visiting implant clinician and readily accepts referrals for implant dentistry. More information can be found on his website www.drnileshparmar.com.

Qualifications: BDS (Lond) MSc (ProsthDent) MSc (ImpDent) Cert.Ortho MFGDP (UK) MBA

1230
Sliding Doors Moments and Outside the Box Thinking in Implant Dentistry

Just like the film, there are many ‘Sliding Doors’ moments throughout our careers and especially life after dental school. Zaki will share with you his Sliding Doors moments and what decisions he has made throughout his dental school days and beyond and how he forged a career in implant dentistry as his main dental discipline.

Dentistry is also often not black and white and dental surgeons often need to think outside the box for many cases and no more so than when dealing with single tooth implants in the aesthetic zone, which are one of the most challenging cases to execute well. 

Attention to detail is paramount for predictable, long-term success. Once the implant is integrated it is often recommended to use provisional restorations to ‘tissue train’ for an ideal emergence profile and a predictable aesthetic result. It is essential and far easier, however, to support and maintain the soft and hard tissue architecture from the day of extraction whether the implant is placed immediately or not.

This presentation will outline some innovative techniques and outside the box thinking to help maintain the aesthetic zone architecture from day 1. Several cases will be shown, highlighting the importance of pre- and peri-implant provisionalisation. It will ultimately demonstrate that immediate implants in the aesthetic zone can be a predictable technique when strict protocols and techniques are adhered to.

Learning Objectives

  • Career choices and options for career progression
  • To immediately implant or not to immediately implant
  • The importance of pre- and peri-implant provisionalisation in implant therapy
  • Innovative techniques for implants in the aesthetic zone
Zaki Kanaan
 Zaki Kanaan

Zaki Kanaan is a highly experienced and respected implant and cosmetic dentist. He is Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Dental Implantology. He lectures nationally and internationally on all aspects of cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, where he has achieved a Masters Degree from Guy’s Hospital in 2001. He also has a Diploma in Sedation, a Diploma in Hypnosis and is a Licenciate of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

Through his expertise in all aspects of tooth whitening, he is a Key Opinion Leader for Philips Oral Healthcare. He was also judged by his peers as ‘UK Dentist of the Year’ at the Dental Awards in 2012 and was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Private Dentistry at The Private Dentistry Awards in London in 2015. He is a Past President of The London Dental Fellowship has also appeared on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme carrying out complex implant treatments.

Zaki runs the London Implant Academy with 2 colleagues, a 1-year hands-on implant training course. He works in private practices in the city and in Fulham Palace where he runs K2 Dental with his wife Dominique, also a dentist.

Qualifications: BDS MSc (Implant Dentistry) DipDSed LFHom

1300
Buffet Lunch
1400
Hands-on Workshops*
 
Implant Placement and Impression Taking

Implantology has rapidly evolved during the last decades and nowadays dental implants are considered, in most of the cases, to be the state of the art in rehabilitating partially and completely edentulous patients. However, placing and restoring implants can be very challenging, requiring knowledge and appropriate high level training in order for clinicians to develop competence and be able to treat patients in a successful and predictable way, meeting their functional and aesthetic needs and expectations.

The aim of this hands-on workshop is to allow young dentists to come in contact with the basic, but fundamentally important, clinical steps of contemporary dental implantology. Through clinical videos, the lecturers will demonstrate in detail the surgical procedures for placement of single implants, analyse and explain the techniques of taking implant level impressions and describe thoroughly the necessary instruments, components and materials needed. Subsequently, the delegates will practise all the steps. Under the supervision of the lecturers and experienced implantologists, each young dentist will have the great opportunity to perform the surgical placement of a single implant in the edentulous ridge and, upon completion of the surgical procedure, will undertake all the steps for impression taking of this implant, following one of the appropriate techniques outlined during this course. 

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to identify the armamentarium and instruments needed for surgical implant placement
  • To be familiar with the surgical steps for placing single implants in an edentulous site
  • To understand the various techniques for implant level impression taking and recognise the clinical indications for each technique
  • To identify the specific components and appropriate materials needed for implant impression taking
  • To be able to perform the clinical procedures for taking an accurate implant impression
 
Suturing Techniques

Soft tissue handling is often overlooked in the early part of implant training; however, this is one of the most important and difficult aspects. The role of the soft tissues in the long-term functional and aesthetic success of implants is becoming more apparent. Suturing is a fundamental skill that is essential in any oral surgery and is a tool that can be mastered early on in one’s career.

During this workshop young dentists will have the opportunity to learn and practice various suturing techniques from experienced clinicians. Demonstration and one-to-one guidance will be provided so that each delegate can understand how various techniques can be used to manipulate the soft tissues around surgical sites.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of the role played by soft tissues around an implant
  • To understand different suturing techniques and the effects of these on soft tissue manipulation
  • To be familiar with the instruments involved in safe suturing
1530
Tea & Coffee
1600
Hands-on Workshops*
 
Implant Placement and Impression Taking

Implantology has rapidly evolved during the last decades and nowadays dental implants are considered, in most of the cases, to be the state of the art in rehabilitating partially and completely edentulous patients. However, placing and restoring implants can be very challenging, requiring knowledge and appropriate high level training in order for clinicians to develop competence and be able to treat patients in a successful and predictable way, meeting their functional and aesthetic needs and expectations.

The aim of this hands-on workshop is to allow young dentists to come in contact with the basic, but fundamentally important, clinical steps of contemporary dental implantology. Through clinical videos, the lecturers will demonstrate in detail the surgical procedures for placement of single implants, analyse and explain the techniques of taking implant level impressions and describe thoroughly the necessary instruments, components and materials needed. Subsequently, the delegates will practise all the steps. Under the supervision of the lecturers and experienced implantologists, each young dentist will have the great opportunity to perform the surgical placement of a single implant in the edentulous ridge and, upon completion of the surgical procedure, will undertake all the steps for impression taking of this implant, following one of the appropriate techniques outlined during this course. 

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to identify the armamentarium and instruments needed for surgical implant placement
  • To be familiar with the surgical steps for placing single implants in an edentulous site
  • To understand the various techniques for implant level impression taking and recognise the clinical indications for each technique
  • To identify the specific components and appropriate materials needed for implant impression taking
  • To be able to perform the clinical procedures for taking an accurate implant impression
 
Suturing Techniques

Soft tissue handling is often overlooked in the early part of implant training; however, this is one of the most important and difficult aspects. The role of the soft tissues in the long-term functional and aesthetic success of implants is becoming more apparent. Suturing is a fundamental skill that is essential in any oral surgery and is a tool that can be mastered early on in one’s career.

During this workshop young dentists will have the opportunity to learn and practice various suturing techniques from experienced clinicians. Demonstration and one-to-one guidance will be provided so that each delegate can understand how various techniques can be used to manipulate the soft tissues around surgical sites.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of the role played by soft tissues around an implant
  • To understand different suturing techniques and the effects of these on soft tissue manipulation
  • To be familiar with the instruments involved in safe suturing
1730
Close, followed by Drinks

* Please note: Delegates will be split into two groups for the hands-on workshops, and will participate in both workshops during the afternoon.

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