Introduction to Oral Implants 1A (DENT5402)


This is the foundation block for the training of dental implant related surgery. The course consists of an introductory study on the biological basis of osseointegration and bone repair and wound healing, the design of modern dental implants and the bio-mechanical principles of prosthetic construction on implant supports. Training in the practical sessions will familiarize the students with different implant systems, their technical characteristics and surgical tooling features. The clinical training will focus on the patient assessment process and protocol and the skill in developing a rational and appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Surgical placement of dental implants in non-complicated cases will be attempted during semester 2.

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Further unit of study information


Clinical work and small group seminars


Clinical work, written assignment and an end of year examination


A recommended reading and textbook list is provided for this unit in class.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


DENT5401 and DENT5403

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.