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Dental Implants

Dental Implants
Learn about surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant therapy with leading implant surgeons and restorative clinicians.

Course Overview

The Dental Implants intensive three-day evidence-based foundation course will introduce you to surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant therapy through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, with a focus on surgical and prosthodontic management of healed single tooth sites. With the guidance by experienced implant surgeons and restorative clinicians/ prosthodontists, you will place and restore implants in soft tissue bone models in a simulated clinical environment with manikins using the full range of implant equipment and instrumentation.


This short course will give you insights into the surgical and restorative requirements and difficulties in each field, to help to promote improved coordination and respect between the various team members leading to a more predictable clinical outcome.

The course has been convened by Professor Richard Chan since 1994 and he is joined by three specialists, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Dr Lydia Lim and Prosthodontists, Dr Michael Chang and Dr David Sykes, and ceramist Mr Chris

The implant equipment and materials support by Nobel Biocare is gratefully acknowledged.

You may wish to consider bringing a clinical staff with you. The staff members attend all 3 days, so they understand what happens at every stage of the treatment (except they only observe the hands-on sessions. They would be seated next to their dentists, so they learn the whole process together as a team). If you wish to consider this, please contact the Sydney Health Executive Education team via [email protected].


  • History and biologic basis of osseointegration
  • Pruritus - understanding pathophysiology will affect your approach and treatments
  • Treatment planning - risk assessment, medical history, indications and contraindications
  • Timing of implant placement
  • Loading protocols
  • Radiographic templates and conversion to surgical guides
  • 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
  • Occlusion, try-in and issue/cementation
  • Implant maintenance
  • Demonstration - sterile surgical set-up and patient draping, implant site preparation
  • Hands- on surgical workshop - preparation and placement of implants in single tooth healed sites 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, laboratory procedure, material selection
  • Try-in/issue protocol
  • 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
  • Taking care of implant business - practice management, marketing and continuing education
  • Q&A
  • Additional Information

    For terms and conditions, please view here.



    Course fees
     Standard  $4997 inc gst
     Alumni/Staff  Please contact [email protected]
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    In person event
    Friday, 18 October 2024 to
    Sunday, 20 October 2024
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    21 CPD Hour/s
    Susan Wakil Health Building, The University of Syd
    Western Avenue
    Camperdown NSW


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