(Clinical Dentistry) Oral Implants

Overview

This part time course aims to provide dental graduates with the skills and knowledge to manage treatment involving oral rehabilitation, including oral implant treatment, in general dental practice. The program focuses on the clinical practice of oral implant restoration. The program is aimed at dental graduates wishing to develop skills in oral rehabilitation including implant treatment for general dental practice. Admission to the course is biennial.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the program have the skills and knowledge to provide oral rehabilitation, including implant treatment, in general dental practice.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Oral Implants

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants)

(a) In order to carry out the placement of oral implants in general practice, students complete 48 credit points in the sequence indicated below
(b) Enrolment is part-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.
Year 1
DENT5020
Implant Patient Selection
6    C DENT5021 and DENT5022
Semester 1
DENT5021
Implant Treatment Planning 1
6    C DENT5020, DENT5022
Semester 1
DENT5022
Implant Treatment Planning 2
6    C DENT5020 and DENT5021
Semester 1
DENT5023
Implant Clinical Procedures 1
6    P (DENT5020 and DENT5021 and DENT5022) or DENT5357
C DENT5024
Semester 2
DENT5024
Implant Clinical Procedures 2
6    P (DENT5020 and DENT5021 and DENT5022) or DENT5357
C DENT5023
Semester 2
Year 2
DENT5025
Implant Surgery - Prosthodontics 1
6    P (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358
C DENT5026 and DENT5027
Semester 1
DENT5026
Implant Surgery - Prosthodontics 2
6    P (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358
C DENT5025 and DENT5027
Semester 1
DENT5027
Implant Advanced Procedures
6    P (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358
C DENT5025 and DENT5026
Semester 1

Oral Implants

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants)

(a) In order to carry out the placement of oral implants in general practice, students complete 48 credit points in the sequence indicated below
(b) Enrolment is part-time
(c) All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.
Year 1
DENT5020 Implant Patient Selection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x7day block (8am - 5pm) Corequisites: DENT5021 and DENT5022 Assessment: Clinical mentor feedback (90%); log book details (10%) Practical field work: 6 x 6 hr mentored clinical sessions in private practice, self directed learning. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on patient selection for oral implant care. This includes selection of patients for less complex oral implant treatment and recognising very complex cases and the need for multi-disciplinary treatment. The concept of work-up for these cases will be emphasised as well as various treatment modalities in oral implantology. Students will learn to collect the necessary history and records in preparation for treatment.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5021 Implant Treatment Planning 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 5 day block (8am - 5pm) Corequisites: DENT5020, DENT5022 Assessment: Clinical case presentations (summative) (90%); log book details (10%) Practical field work: 6 x 6 hr mentored clinical sessions in private practice + self-directed study Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on implant treatment planning. This includes the selection of implant designs and the appropriate position of the implants to aid in the provision of the final restoration. Students will diagnostically plan the restoration and through the use of radiographic and surgical guides provide the ideal position of the implant, they will also make decisions in the various placement and loading protocols.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5022 Implant Treatment Planning 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Corequisites: DENT5020 and DENT5021 Assessment: 1x 3000 word assignment (80%); assignment presentation (20%) Practical field work: Clinical asessment; self directed study; assignment preperation. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of evidence-based information on implant treatment planning and clinical decision-making. The student will learn to search and critically appraise the literature on a topic related to implant treatment planning.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5023 Implant Clinical Procedures 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 5day block (8am - 5pm) Prerequisites: (DENT5020 and DENT5021 and DENT5022) or DENT5357 Corequisites: DENT5024 Assessment: Clinical presentations (summative) (80%), Mentor feedback reports (20%) Practical field work: 6 x 6hr mentored clinical sessions in private practice + 6 x 6 hr patient preparation and treatment; self directed study. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with clinical and evidence-based information on clinical procedures for oral implant care.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5024 Implant Clinical Procedures 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 5 day block (8am - 5pm) Prerequisites: (DENT5020 and DENT5021 and DENT5022) or DENT5357 Corequisites: DENT5023 Assessment: Barrier assessment/ viva voce (90%), log book details (10%) Practical field work: Self - directed study, exam preparation. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on implant clinical procedures. The student will be able to surgically place implants in various clinical presentations, perform the appropriate impression procedures and select the appropriate abutments. Minor bone augmentation procedures will be integrated into the surgical skill training to enhance implant outcome.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
Year 2
DENT5025 Implant Surgery - Prosthodontics 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358 Corequisites: DENT5026 and DENT5027 Assessment: 1x 3000word assignment (80%), assignment presentation (20%) Practical field work: assignment preparation; self directed learning; clinical and evidence based learning. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of evidence-based information on implant surgery - prosthodontics and clinical decision-making. The student will learn to search and critically appraise the literature on a topic related to implant surgery - prosthodontics. The student will also develop the ability to present implant related topics for an audience.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5026 Implant Surgery - Prosthodontics 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 5 day block (8am - 5pm) Prerequisites: (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358 Corequisites: DENT5025 and DENT5027 Assessment: Clinical case presentations (summative) (80%); clinical mentor feedback (20%) Practical field work: 6 x 4 hr mentored clinical sessions in private practice; 6 x 6hr patient treatment; case portfolio preparation. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with clinical and evidence-based information on surgical and prosthodontic procedures for oral implant care.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.
DENT5027 Implant Advanced Procedures

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clin A/Prof Kent Yuen Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3.5 day block (8am - 5pm) Prerequisites: (DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358 Corequisites: DENT5025 and DENT5026 Assessment: 1 x 3hr written examination (50%), viva voce (30mins) (50%). Practical field work: Clinical based learning; self directed learning. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on implant advanced procedures. Students will be able to analyse more complex cases including full arch implant supported fixed restorations. There should be an understanding that osseointegration and its stability is multi-factorial and dependent on various biological and microbiological processes.
Textbooks
Recommended resources including texts and publications will be provided in class.