Courses

Generally, courses are comprised of ten to twelve sessions held once per month, over a period of about a year. Most sessions have lectures, hands-on exercises, surgical demonstrations, and supervised surgical procedures performed by the course participants and faculty members.

Sessions include:

  1. An applied head and neck anatomy discussion.
  2. Training in Advanced Life Support and Medical Emergencies.
  3. A staff training session to prepare each dental practice for the expanded duties involved in implant dentistry.
  4. An intensive learning experience with repetitive training concepts similar to a hospital training program.
  5. Lectures, laboratory exercises, surgical demonstrations and supervised hands-on surgical session used to develop skills for each procedure.
  6. Closed circuit TV coverage of live procedures relayed into the main lecture room to enable all participants to observe surgical sessions close up. Participants will be encouraged to implement many of the procedures directly into their dental practices.
  7. Presentations by outstanding educators and clinicians.
  8. Routine Examinations to help and encourage understanding of the basic concepts.
  9. Certificates awarded on the successful completion of the program.

Participant Supervised Surgical Session

During the year course, participants have the opportunity to perform procedures on patients they bring to the course venue. Participants will be assisted and supervised by faculty members who may perform part of the procedure depending on its complexity and the level of skill of the participant dentist.

Topics to be covered during the course

  • * Understanding Tooth Loss
  • * The scope of Implantology
  • * Medical Considerations and Patient Selection
  • * Record Taking, Treatment Planning and Patient Consultations for Simple and Complicated Cases
  • * Medications
  • * Medical Emergencies / Oral Sedation
  • * Advanced Life Support
  • * Equipment Requirements for Implantology
  • * Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
  • * Bone Physiology, Biomaterials and Biomechanics
  • * Fundamental Surgical Principles
  • * Staff Training
  • * Importance of Attached Gingiva and Soft Tissue in Surgical Reconstruction
  • * Applied Radiography & Imaging
  • * Surgical Techniques for placement of implants in Uncomplicated and Complicated Cases
  • * Root Form Implant Techniques and Bone Expansion Techniques
  • * Sinus Lift and Sinus Grafting Techniques
  • * Simple Blade, Ramus Blade and Custom Blade Implant Techniques
  • * Restorative Techniques
  • * Aesthetic Enhancement Techniques
  • * Maintenance in Implantology and Correction of Complications

The 2018 Curriculum

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

To develop a broad understanding of the following:
– Caring for Patients. Treating people – not treating cases.
– The role of Implantology in Complete restorative Dentistry.
– Credentialing process that may be required by many state boards in future.
– Stimulate interest in Academics and research projects.
During the course, participants will have the opportunity to bring their patients to the course
venue to perform procedures on them. Participants will be assisted and supervised by faculty
members who may perform part of the procedure as is appropriate upon the consent of the patient and the treating dentist. The session will introduce participants to the surgical treatments that will be performed during the surgical sessions. There will be lectures on the procedures followed by surgical demonstrations. The objective is to start participants performing surgeries early on in the course.