2015 Implant Courses

Osseointegrated Dental Implants - 21/23 August 2015

This intensive 3-day program led by Dr Richard Chan is structured to introduce the clinician to dental implant therapy through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

On completion of the program, the participant will be familiar with the components and techniques necessary to complete the surgical and restorative phases of single and multiple unit implant cases in healed sites.

Course topics
  • Principles of osseointegration
  • Case selection and risk assessment
  • Prosthodontic treatment planning - prosthesis design, abutment and material selection
  • Imaging, radiographic templates and surgical guides
  • Surgical treatment planning - radiographic assessment, flap design
  • Surgical protocols, implant placement protocols, suturing
  • Prosthodontic protocols: impression techniques, prosthesis insertion, occlusion
  • Demonstration - patient and equipment preparation for surgery
  • Surgical hands-on workshop - single implant placement with surgical guide
  • Prosthodontic workshop 1 - single tooth replacement
  • Prosthodontic workshop 2 - multiple units
  • Surgical complications
  • Prosthodontic complications
  • Risk management and medico-legal issues
  • Taking care of implant business - practice management, marketing and continuing education
  • Q&A
Course details, dates and cost

Osseointegrated Dental Implants - Training Workshop 1

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Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops


Friday 21  August – Sunday 23 August 2015


Day 1:  8am registration, 8.30am commencement and concluding at 5.30pm with cocktail reception from 6pm to 7.30pm

Day 2: 7.30am registration, 8am commencement and concluding at 5pm

Day 3: 8am registration, 8.30am commencement and concluding at 4pm


Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000


  • Associate Professor Richard W Chan BDS(Syd),MDS(Syd),FRACDS
  • Dr Lydia Lim BDS( Hons), MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS (OMS) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Dr David Sykes BDS, LDS RCS, FRACDS, MRACDS (Pros), FICD, FPFA, FADI Prosthodontist




  • Earlybird for dentists (pay by 12 June) $3375
  • Standard price for dentist $3750 (2 part payment plan available on request)
  • University of Sydney alumni $3375
  • NSW Health/University of Sydney staff $3000

To register

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .

How to introduce implants into your practice


Providing dental implant therapy as a routine treatment option for patients in your practice requires specialised equipment, facilities and skills. Aspects such as surgical, prosthodontic, computer, administration and managerial skills are important to consider. Inadequate set-up and training will most likely impact your practice in a negative way in the form of personal and professional stress, inefficiencies, poor clinical outcomes and, eventually, a loss of reputation.

Dental implants are classified as irreversible. Additionally, they are invasive procedures which are not easily corrected should clinical misjudgement occur, and as we all know, patients rarely appreciate corrective procedures. The key to safely integrating the provision of dental implant treatment in your private practice should involve a step-by-step development of professional skills and a successive approach to irreversible procedures.

Course objectives

This course aims to provide attendees with a checklist of the key areas of professional skills (prosthodontic and surgical), equipment, instruments, and workflow development, all of which are crucial for a successful clinical outcome.

It will assist participants find a safe pathway for the integration and development of dental implants in your practice.

Course topics

  • Objectives of dental implants therapy
  • What we can and cannot do with implants: treatment options.
  • Risk analysis (patient, operators, materials, laboratory support and rooms)
  • Absolute and relative contraindication to dental implants treatment
  • Cost and marketing of dental implants
  • Financial analysis
  • Essential steps for treatment planning
  • Records (study casts, radiographs, photographs)
  • Cone Beam CT scan
  • Software for 3D analysis
  • Informed consent
  • Complications and maintenance
  • What treatment comes before dental implants
  • Restorative options
  • The role of the dental laboratory
  • How to develop essential prosthodontic skills (self training checklist)
  • Equipment and instruments for the restorative phase
  • Occlusion, Impression techniques, communication with the laboratory
  • The 6 factors to be fulfilled before issue of the restorations (shade, shape, contact points, emergence profile, fitting and occlusion)
  • Surgical options
  • How to develop essential surgical skills (self training check list)
  • Preparation of patient, rooms and operators
  • Essentials of surgical anatomy, flap designs, suture techniques
  • Management of soft tissues and bone grafting options
  • Surgical instruments according to the degree of complexity
  • Equipment (surgical micromotor, piezosurgery)
  • Which implant system is more appropriate for my dental practice
  • Now I know everything, do I still need a mentor?


A/Professor Max Guazzato DDS(Hons 1), PhD, DClinDent (Pros), FRACDS, MRACDS, FPFA, FICD, Prosthodontist, A/Prof of Oral Rehabilitation University of Sydney.

Associate Professor Max Guazzato finished Dentistry with first place and honours at the University of Milan and continued further with postgraduate training in Oral Surgery. Prior to University studies Max completed a 5-year full time Dental Technician. After over a decade in private practice and University lecturing, Max moved onto a PhD at The University of Sydney in the field of Zirconia and dental ceramics and then completed a three-year clinical Doctorate in Prosthodontics and is registered as a specialist Prosthodontist. Max has a dental fellowship by examination and is a prosthodontics special field member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Max is part time A/Professor of the University of Sydney and he is co-owner of 2 specialist practices and a dental laboratory. He has extensively published in peer-reviewed international journals

Course details, date and cost

How to introduce implants into your practice- 2015

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Saturday 28 November


9:00am - 5:00pm (registration from 8.30am) - includes full day's catering


Sydney Harbour Marriot at Circular Quay. 30 Pitt Street, Sydney


Standard price for dentists

Early bird for dentists (pay by 05/09/15)

 University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

 University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff





CPD Hours:

6 CPD hours

To register:

You can book online with by Mastercard and VISA.

For alternative payment methods or to arrange an installment payment plan please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education.