2016 Implant Courses

How to introduce implants into your practice - Saturday 12 March


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

Course No:





Saturday 12 March 2016


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


Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, 61 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay, SYDNEY NSW 2000


Standard price for dentists

 University of Sydney alumni (dentist)

 University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff




CPD Hours:

6 CPD hours

To register:

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