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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.