VSS Certificate in Implant Dentistry, Birmingham; In progress

Course Summary

Course date: Saturday 14th October 2017 - Sat 14th July 2018

Course start time: 9:00am

Course finish time: 5:00pm

Course CPD hours: 88

Course Speaker: Dr Fadi Barrak and visiting lecturers

Course Location: Birmingham


Discounts Available:

A discount of 5% is available for anyone choosing to pay in full before course commencement.

Special Offers Available:

Attractive special offers are available, contact us for more information ..

This course is full and in progress. Please contact us for more information on future courses

This course, led by Dr Fadi Barrak with visiting lecturers, consists of a series of eleven full day intensive workshops comprising morning lectures and afternoon group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

NEW! This course is now approved as part of the education pathway towards direct entry into year 3 of University of Central Lancashire’s MSc in Dental Implantology – contact us for more details


Complete Certificate in Implant Dentistry course*

Complete 15 mentored implant cases

Complete UCLan module “Appraising the Dental Literature”*

Pay half of year 2 costs*

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate


Module 9 features a day working on Cadaver heads to practice suturing, implant techniques and basic augmentation procedures.

The course also includes a place on the “Introduction to Implant Treatment Coordination” for your Treatment Coordinator, Implant Nurse or Practice Manager. This runs in parallel with Module 4 on 20th January 2018.

Successful completion of the course leads to the award of the VSS Academy Certificate in Implant Dentistry and full attendance also provides 88 hours of verifiable CPD.

The course takes you through the basics to the advanced; from practical workshops sessions practising implant placement on mandible models, to pigs heads, to cadavers and finally to placing implants in real patients under the supervision of a VSS-approved Mentor

The Mentoring aspect of this course is recommended although optional – choose from the 3 course options below;

The sessions cover the following on the dates below:

  • MODULE 1: Patient assessment and treatment planning – 14th October 2017

    Informed consent and medico-legal aspects of implant dentistry; case assessment and treatment planning
    Practical workshop: treatment planning cases and discussion

  • MODULE 2: Basic sciences for Implant Dentistry – 18th November 2017

    Surgical anatomy; bone physiology/bone implant interface; therapeutics
    Practical workshop: gowning up and surgical set-up

  • MODULE 3: Surgical skills for Implant Dentistry –  9th December 2017

    Surgery set up/aseptic technique; flap design; suturing
    Practical workshop: flap design and suturing

  • MODULE 4: Implant Design and Biometrics – 27th January 2018

    Aesthetic consideration; implant design; stent design
    Practical workshop: stent design and implant placement

  • MODULE 5: Occlusion – basic principles –  10th February 2018

    Occlusion – basic principles; occlusion – in implant dentistry; planning and sequencing
    Practical workshop: correct use of articulators, centric relation, occlusal prescription

  • MODULE 6: Restoring Implants – 10th March 2018

    Restoring implants; impression technique;
    Practical workshop: impression techniques and use of restorative components

  • MODULE 7: CBCT theory and practice – 21st April 2018

    Radiology, CBCT and Planning
    Practical workshop: training session on CBCT and case discussions

  • MODULE 8: Bone defects and management – 19th May 2018

    Bone defects; grafting material; GBR principles; soft tissue management
    Practical workshop: use of bone substitute and membranes

  • MODULE 9: Implant surgery procedures – 9th June 2018

    Practical Workshop: Suturing implant placement and basic augmentation procedures on Cadaver heads

  • MODULE 10: Grafting procedures – 30th June 2018

    Sinus lift procedure
    Practical workshop: sinus lift technique – lateral and crestal approaches

  • MODULE 11: Complications and their management – 14th July 2018

    Complications; implant interface
    Practical workshop: communication skills, presentations and OSCE exam preparation.


A 5% discount of course fees is available to all delegates choosing to pay the fees in full prior to course commencement

Full fees are due at the start of the course, but by agreement can be paid in three monthly standing order instalments

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd October 2017.

Lunch and refreshments are provided each day.

Meet your fellow delegates and Faculty at our course dinners on the evenings before modules 1 and 11.

Mentoring cases – Mentees are responsible for the costs of all materials required for their cases

Additional Mentoring is available after you have finished the course, through VSSAcademy either in-house or at a VSSAcademy Training Practice at additional cost.

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