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Introduction to implantology course announced

Published: 09/05/2017

Dentale’s week-long introduction to implantology course is suitable for GDC registered dentists with little to no previous experience of implantology.

The course will take them through the entire implant procedure; from start to finish they will learn all there is to know about implant placement. Beginning with the background and planning stages of implant surgery, including dental anatomy, implant design, surgical theory and the practical use of the implant kit, the course will also cover suturing and postoperative care, using pig heads; and placement techniques and treatment planning skills, including prosthetic components. In addition, delegates will get to experience live surgeries, learn about bone augmentation and, finally, place an implant on a patient.

The course will be taught by skilled tutors and experienced implant nurses who will guide and support delegates through the whole journey. Full comprehensive course notes and on-going advice and mentoring is also available once the course is complete to help support the development of implant skills.

This interactive course aims to provide delegates with the basic knowledge and understanding required to carry out a dental implant procedure. By the end of the course, participants should have a basic knowledge and understanding of dental implantology and will have placed a dental implant in a patient, under supervision. Taught by hands-on tuition in a clinical environment, under the supervision of a team of highly trained professional tutors, Dentale’s courses are run in accordance with the GDC guidelines.

Taught by lecturers Mark Lester and Jim Toms, the next course dates for 2017 are June 5-9,at Dentale Shrewsbury; September 18-22, at Dentale Bristol; and November 20-24, at Dentale Shrewsbury.

Cornelius Victor Peethala, Richard Williams and Muneeza Ashraf all attended the week long introductory course at Dentale Bristol in February. They were all happy with their choice of training facility, claiming that it initially stood out due to it being one of the few courses available that enabled you to place an implant. All other courses, says Muneeza, were limiting and very expensive in comparison. Cornelius added that it was the feedback he received from various other colleagues that prompted him to attend the course. They all felt that the course stood up to expectations and the facilities were excellent, especially Bristol’s phantom head room.

Overall, Muneeza says, the course is good for the experience, it doesn’t really matter which system it is, you get experience and skills which are transferable to all systems.

For more information or to book, call 0845 0176 263 or visit