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Practical Implant Education

Mini Residency in Implant Dentistry Course

Session I

1. The expanding scope of Implant dentistry. - An introduction to the objectives of the course
2. Examples of the cases where the patients' needs and desires could not have been met without implants

Session II

1. How implants work?
2. Evolution of modern implant dentistry
3. Introduction to diagnosis & treatment planning
4. Demonstration of placement of endosseous implants (live)
5. Surgical post-op – introduction to immunology and wound healing
6. Examinations-clinical
7. Biomaterials and biomechanics
8. Living bone

Session III

1. Why are there several implant systems?
2. Applied anatomy in implant dentistry simulated dissection and lectures
3. Review of current implant modalities & systems- configurations, surface treatments and enhancements
4. Developing treatment plans

Session IV

1. Pre-surgical prosthetic planning: diagnosing implant candidates and work-up sequence
2. Physiology of pain: theory & management
3. Pharmacology - Review of basic pharmaco kinetics & pharmaco dynamics
4. Medical evaluation: Review of tests, values & evaluations of the medically compromised patient
5. Diagnostic radiographs- periapical, CT-scans, tomograms

Session V

1. Surgical session
2. Interim restorative phase

Session VI

Definitive restorative phase
1. Fabrication of provisional prosthesis & providing template for the final restoration
2. Prosthodontic protocols – pre-surgical, provisional and definitive

Session VII

1. Advanced implant surgeries including bone grafting
2. Fundamentals of sinus graft, symphy seal grafts, ramus grafts
3. Implant periodontics & esthetics
4. Advanced implantology- immediate principles & techniques

Session VIII

1. Long-term validation principles & techniques- predictable implant sequencing
2. Advanced restorative & esthetic strategies in implant dentistry
3. Computerized approaches to total rehabilitation utilizing CAD/CAM techniques & surgical navigation
4. Identifying failures & managing complications

Session IX

1. Pathophysiology of implant failures, mechanical, biological and surgical
2. Office emergencies
3. Presenting cases and patient management in implant practice