PGA Implant DentistryPostgraduate Award in Implant Dentistry

The postgraduate award in implant dentistry is for dental surgeons considering or intending to introduce dental implants as a treatment modality to their practices and who would like to receive credit for their training. Instruction follows the General Dental Council’s training standards in implant dentistry which require dental surgeons providing implant treatment to be trained in diagnosis and treatment planning. This blended learning course comprises of lectures, demonstrations, facilitating seminars and problem solving clinical sessions.

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Why should I enrol on the Postgraduate Award?

  • To develop your implant practice and develop valuable transferable treatment planning skills.
  • To enhance your CV - particularly important if you wish to follow a career in academia.
  • The postgraduate award is awarded by The City of London Dental School which is a Licensed Higher Education institution.

Who Should Attend?

  • If you feel your undergraduate training did not prepare you for dental implants.
  • If you would like to learn more about but do not feel ready to actually practice implant dentistry.
  • If you already place dental implants but want to understand the evidence and comply with GDC guidelines and medicolegal requirements.

Opportunity for further professional development

The implant year course offers access to supervised clinical training and is a foundation programme for the MClinDent in Implant Dentistry so giving the opportunity to further expand and develop your clinical skills. It meets all current training requirements and offers the opportunity for mentored clinical training.

How much time is involved?

The programme involves ten six hour teaching sessions which may also include shorter clinical observation (approximately 1.5 hours duration).

Course Features

This year course blends theory with clinical participation and comprises of ten teaching days, each of which is based on a specific theme that underpins the safe practice of implant dentistry. Attendance is required only one Friday of each month over the year. Through lectures, group work, discussions and hands-on experience participants are introduced to the concept of osseointegration and are given a clinical overview of the surgical and restorative techniques in the school's teaching clinics.

The themes cover topics such as oral anatomy, surgical techniques and pathological processes occurring in jaws relevant to implant dentistry, physiology of bone healing, osseointegration and factors necessary for success, patient selection, clinical assessment and conditions that contraindicate implant treatment. Also covered are oral radiology and CB computer imaging along with the ability to accurately interpret radiographs and CT scans, the healing processes following implant surgery and potential complications, restorative and laboratory techniques together with the very latest CADCAM and digital manufacturing applications. Long-term requirements for implant maintenance and oral care and the medicolegal implications and limitations of implant dentistry are also incorporated.

Presented by: Professor Stewart Harding

Stewart Harding is the Director of the City of London Dental School and has extensive teaching experience and has helped many dentists towards their ultimate goal of placing implants safely for the benefit of their patients. He is also the inventor of the Osteo-Ti implant system and practices implant dentistry internationally. As an expert witness Stewart has an extensive knowledge of the medicolegal aspects of implant practice and of the complications unique to this branch of dentistry.

This course blends theory with clinical participation and comprises of ten days of teaching, each of which is based on a specific theme that underpins the principles fundamental to the safe practice of implant dentistry. It is delivered from the school's new state of the art teaching and clinical unit at The City of London Dental School in London. Attendance is required one Friday each month over the year.

Course Themes

  • Patient selection and implant related anatomy
  • Generic implant design features
  • Requirements for tissue integration
  • The implant protected occlusion
  • The identification and management of complications
  • The changing paradigms of implant dentistry
  • Hard tissue management
  • Soft tissue management
  • The multiple implant support
  • Aesthetic considerations in implant dentistry
  • Team training – a day where your staff get to attend and receive training

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify and select suitable implant patients
  • Confidently diagnose, treatment plan and assess risk
  • Promote and advise prospective implant patients
  • Understand the fundamental principles, theory and safe practice of implant dentistry

CPD Certificate

In addition to the  postgraduate award granted on completion of the year course you will also receive a CPD certificate for six hours for every day attended.

Course Fee

£ 2,850.00 (for both days including light lunch)

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