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Introduction to Oral Implants 1A - DENT5402

This is the foundation block for the training of dental implant related surgery. The course consists of an introductory study on the biological basis of osseointegration and bone repair and wound healing, the design of modern dental implants and the bio-mechanical principles of prosthetic construction on implant supports. Training in the practical sessions will familiarize the students with different implant systems, their technical characteristics and surgical tooling features. The clinical training will focus on the patient assessment process and protocol and the skill in developing a rational and appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Surgical placement of dental implants in non-complicated cases will be attempted during semester 2.

Clinical work and small group seminars

Clinical work, written assignment and an end of year examination

A recommended reading and textbook list is provided for this unit in class.


DENT5401 and DENT5403


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Discipline of Periodontics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof. Axel Spahr
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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