Dental Implants 1: Introduction to Surgery and Prosthodontics

Friday 9, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March 2018


This intensive three day evidence-based foundation course was initially developed and introduced to Australia by Professor Iven Klineberg and his team in 1985. Over the last 20 years the program has been refined continuously by course convenor Adjunct Associate Professor Richard Chan.

The course has introduced over 1000 general practitioners as well as specialist clinicians to implant dentistry. This program is now structured to introduce the clinician to the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant therapy through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

The focus will be on the surgical and prosthodontic management of healed single tooth sites.

Under supervision by highly experienced implant surgeons and prosthodontists, participants will place and restore implants in soft tissue bone models in a simulated clinical environment with manikins and custom made surgical guides using the full range of implant equipment and instrumentation. It will give the clinician an insight into the surgical and restorative requirements and difficulties in each field. This better understanding serves to promote improved coordination and respect between the various team members leading ultimately to a more predictable clinical outcome.

  • History and biologic basis of osseointegration
  • Cost-benefits considerations
  • Case selection - single tooth replacement, partial edentulism and full arch rehabilitation options
  • Pre-surgical prosthodontic preparation
  • Recognition of site specific risk factors
  • Application of SAC classification
  • Risk assessment in the aesthetic zone
  • Timing of implant placement
  • Loading protocols
  • Indications for straightforward cases
  • Radiographic templates and conversion to surgical guides
  • Treatment planning- case assessment, medical history, indications and contraindications
  • Smoking and its effects
  • History, exam and their implications
  • Smile and soft tissue assessment
  • Occlusion, guidance
  • Surgical treatment planning - How to evaluate an implant patient for surgery
  • Cone Beam CT analysis
  • Surgical protocols - Exodontia, flap design, socket preservation
  • Suturing techniques
  • Prosthodontic protocols:
  • Abutment selection
  • Impression techniques
  • Provisional restoration
  • Laboratory procedure
  • Occlusion, try-in and issue/cementation
  • Implant maintenance
  • Difference between a tooth and an implant
  • Diagnosis – peri-implant mucositis vs peri-implantitis
  • Bone loss - aetiology and relationship to implant type
  • Clinical and radiographic assessment
  • Procedures and armamentarium for implant maintenance
  • Home care
  • Demonstration - sterile surgical set-up and patient draping, implant site preparationHands- on surgical workshop - preparation and placement
    of implants in single tooth healed sites using custom made surgical guides on bone models with soft tissue mounted in manikins to simulate the clinical environment.
  • Full implant surgery equipment and instrumentation
  • Prosthodontic workshop - single tooth replacement
  • Angulation correction, mucosal height, aesthetics, emergence profile, cemented v screw retained, inter-occlusal space, occlusion
  • Torque control
  • Prosthesis design
  • Material selection
  • Try-in/issue protocol
  • Surgical complications
  • The Aesthetic Zone - management principles and how to avoid complications
  • Identification, management and prevention of prosthodontic complications
  • Risk management - Medico-legal Aspects of
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Dento-legal issues relating to implants
  • Record keeping
  • Ethical responsibilities
  • Implant training
  • Taking care of implant business - practice management, marketing and continuing education
  • Q&A
Course objectives

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

This program provides the essential base knowledge for more advanced implant training and is a pre-requisite for Dental Implants 2: Implant Prosthodontics Workshop - the essentials of aesthetic implant rehabilitation.

Course date and costs
Dental Implants 1: Introduction to Surgery and Prosthodontics - COURSE NOW FULL
Course No: 151118
Date: Friday 9, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8:00am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Primus Hotel, 339 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Format: Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on-workshops
Cost: Standard for dentists
University of Sydney alumni
University of Sydney / NSW Health Staff
Dental Assistants/Staff
(All prices are inclusive of GST)
CPD Hours: 21

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Dr Richard Chan

Dr Lydia Lim

Dr Kirthi Kosalram

Dr David Sykes

Mr Chris Xeras