2014 Implant Courses & Conferences



20th Anniversary Scientific Conference - Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Oral Implants): 22 August 2014

The program for the conference reflects the aim of the Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Oral Implants); which is to provide clinicians with a thorough grounding in implant dentistry that is underpinned by best available evidence and the academic rigor for which Sydney is renowned.

Join fellow clinicians for a scientific update of the latest in implant dentistry in our region.

20th Anniversary Scientific Conference & Dinner - Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Oral Implants)

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Lectures & Conference Dinner


Friday 22 August 2014


  • Scientific Conference - 9am start (registration from 8.30am) to 5pm
  • Dinner with guest speaker Associate Professor Charles Teo AM, Neurosurgeon - 6.30pm (registration from 6pm)


The Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney


  • Registration for Conference and Dinner - $730
  • Ticket to Conference Dinner only - $150

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Conference program

Scientific Conference Program – 9am to 5pm

Dr Paul Hogan

Osseointegration: all the answers or a new set of problems: the sequel

Dr Damian Clarke

Size of Dental Implants: how short and narrow can we go?

Dr David Goode


Basic principles: revision of basic principles highlighting the consequences of not applying principles

Dr Tony McHugh

Facial Aesthetics: clinical lessons from three masterpieces of art

Dr Ian Sweeney

Why do we replace missing teeth? The effect on self-esteem, physical attractiveness and social acceptance

Dr Cecilia So

Dental implants: Changing paradigms from past to present, evolution and innovations into the future

Prof Iven Klineberg

The implication of progressive outcomes assessment with oral rehabilitation

Dr Greg Lvoff

The Sinus Floor: complications

Clinical Associate Professor Robert Mitchell

My patient is numb! What do I do now?


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Conference Dinner – 6.30pm

Associate Professor Charles Teo AM, Neurosurgeon will be the guest speaker at the three course dinner. In attendance will be the leaders of implant dentistry in Australia, along with current and past course candidates, in addition to course mentors and presenters and industry representatives.

Dental Implants & Soft Tissue Management: 22 November 2014

Dental implants are a rapidly expanding component of dental practice. Once placed, dental implants require ongoing maintenance to ensure health and longevity of these restorations. Poor oral hygiene can result in disease of the peri-implant tissues such as peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Peri-implantitis is one of the leading causes of implant failure and long-term prevention is paramount. Oral Health Therapists and Hygienists need to be able to identify potential problems and know how to deal with them appropriately. In most cases peri-implant disease can be avoided though proper oral hygiene instruction, the use of specific oral hygiene products and well-structured maintenance program. A significant void presently exists within the dental community on how to identify and manage basic problems associated with peri-implant tissues.

Dental Implants and Soft Tissue Management 

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Saturday 22 November 2014


  • Biology of the peri-implant tissues
  • Commonly encountered problems around dental implants
  • Use of oral hygiene techniques and products to enhance peri-implant health
  • Considerations in implant treatment planning
  • Discussion on prosthetic design and implant abutment selection on peri­-implant tissues
  • Understanding abutment connection and crown cementation
  • Structured maintenance programs for patients restored with dental implants


  • To discuss and understand dental implant components
  • To provide knowledge of the implant-host interaction
  • Discuss assessment of peri-implant tissues
  • Understand management of complications associated with implants
  • Enhance maintenance procedures
  • To individualise referral patterns and home care for patient

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide clear and succinct overview of common problems encountered in gingival tissue surrounding dental implants
  • Provide clear and succinct overview of implant components
  • Identify and manage problems related to the peri-implant tissues
  • Identify oral hygiene aids and techniques used to promote peri-implant health
  • Avoid complications with peri-implant tissues through careful assessment and recording of implant tissue
  • Develop a maintenance program for patients with dental implants


Ms Mary Mowbray (Registered Dental Hygienist)


9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:30am) - includes full day's catering


Novotel Sydney Central, 169 - 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000


$595 early bird registration for dentists (pay by 22 September)

$625 standard registration

$425 Hygienists / Therapists

$500 NSW Health & University of Sydney staff

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Implant Prosthodontics Workshop: 24 - 25 November 2014

This two-day workshop has been designed for clinicians who have basic training and clinical experience in implant restorative dentistry. This course will improve their knowledge and practical expertise before taking on more complex cases.

Upon completion of this course the clinician will have enhanced knowledge in the principles and practicalities of the prosthodontic management of a variety of cases, in addition to a deeper understanding of how to achieve more predictable results.

The program is an intensive, small group experience with numerous practical sessions to familiarise participants with a range of treatment options and componentry choices. The full range of current restorative options available for single tooth and partially edentulous cases will be discussed in detail during the hands-on abutment selection workshop.

There will be discussions on management of complications during treatment and appropriate protocols for implant maintenance at the completion of a case. Participants are encouraged to bring relevant patient records from their own practices for use in case assessment and treatment planning sessions. These records can be potential, current or completed implant cases. Surgical management topics will be discussed on request.

Pre-requisite: attendance at an approved hands-on introductory implant training, such as the Continuing Education in Dentistry program Osseointegrated Dental Implants - Surgical and Prosthodontic is mandatory.

Implant Prosthodontic Workshop

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Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops


Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 November 2014


  • Pre-operative clinical assessment
  • Treatment planning protocol and documentation
  • Coordinating surgical and prosthetic stage
  • Radiographic assessment
  • Fixture impression at Stage I surgery
  • Reconstituted cast for temporary crown at Stage II
  • Update on current single tooth and multiunit componentry
  • Platform concept: narrow, regular, wide
  • Abutment selection workshop
  • Impression procedures
  • Provisional restorations
  • Master cast with soft tissue section
  • Torque controller
  • Communication with laboratory
  • Occlusion
  • Cementation - intraoral and extraoral
  • Maintenance
  • Combining teeth and implants as bridge abutments
  • Complications
  • Practice management



9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:30am)


Central Sydney venue to confirm


  • Early bird registration $2250 (if paid in full by 24 August 2014) for dentists
  • $2500 for dentists with a two part payment instalment plan available, $1500 at time of registration and $1000 on or before 13 October
  • $2000 for University of Sydney and NSW Health staff

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