Manchester Jan 2019,
London Nov 2018
Manchester: £419 + VAT per day
London: £499 + VAT per day
The Level 7 PG Diploma in Implant Prosthodontics is focused on delegates who want to build-up their skills to treat simple implant patients with a focus on restoring implants. The qualification consists of 11 units delivered over 29 days in the form of practical sessions, lectures, demonstrations and live patient treatment days.
The course covers the key aspects of restorative dentistry and dental implantology to provide evidence based, safe and predictable treatment of participants own cases. Knowledge of topics such as Occlusion and use of articulators provides additional grounding for a dentist to treatment plan a case and then place and restore an implant to deliver best results to patients.
As a live patient course, there is significant focus on patient selection and identification of suitable implant patients using latest techniques and diagnostic tools. We ensure that planning stages are comprehensive and thorough, assuring that the patient journey is smooth and predictable. The Restorative part of the course covers topics such are Occlusion, Articulators, TMJ Splints, Basic Tooth Preparations, Introduction to Endodontics & Periodontics and Treatment Planning. These topics prepare a delegate to identify, plan and deliver treatment results with best outcomes.
As delegates work towards placing implants under supervision, they will be able to practice these skills by treating patients, not only delivering results but knowing the reasons why the results were delivered.
The course can be completed as a standard course within approximately 12 or 18 months or as an extended course which is completed within approximately 18 to 36 months
You will be awarded Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each Learning Outcome below.
Unit 1: Principles and Science for Successful Implant Dentistry
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an Understanding of Essential Science knowledge as it applies to Implant Dentistry.
- Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques relating to Implant dentistry.
Unit 2: Principles of Occlusion
- Learning Outcome 1: Comprehensively evaluate and demonstrate understanding of basic, intermediate and advanced principles of occlusion.
- Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate, select and apply appropriate occlusion techniques for manipulation of the jaw, identification of slides, managing and controlling occlusion for a reorganised bite.
- Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques relating to TMJ and Splints, which splint to use when and where, management of the patient, maintenance and review.
Unit 3: Patient Selection and Treatment Planning for Implant Patients
- Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate the requirements of successful treatment planning.
- Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the techniques available to support the success of implant dentistry.
- Learning Outcome 3: Explain and analyse the application of Implant techniques as learnt from simulation and own patients.
Unit 4: Marketing and Implant Dentistry
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of key principles of marketing in relation to successful implant dentistry.
- Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the implant systems market.
Unit 5: Implant Dentistry and Surgical Considerations
- Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate essential considerations needed for successful implant dentistry.
- Learning Outcome 2: Apply and evaluate basic implant dentistry and surgical procedures.
Unit 6: Implant Dentistry and Restorative Considerations
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of patient Implant Needs.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of essential restorative techniques.
Unit 7: Principles of Tooth Preparation
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the main factors to be considered for use in Tooth Preparation, bur selection and dimension, preparation techniques and the science behind them, Shillingburg Preps and Magne.
- Learning Outcome 2: Critically appraise current techniques and accompanying material considerations involved with the application of porcelain veneers.
- Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate and demonstrate the techniques for the use of posts. Which Posts design, material, ferrule and managing the root filled tooth.
Unit 8: Tooth Replacement for Missing Teeth
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques and Adhesive Requirements.
- Learning Outcome 2: Analyse and Apply the Essential Techniques for Implants.
Unit 9: Treatment Planning and the Use of Articulators
- Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Treatment Planning Considerations to be made for Patients.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate understanding of the principles of articulators, types of articulators and the science behind choice of use.
Unit 10: Endodontics and Periodontics
- Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Endodontic restorative management of teeth.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of periodontology.
Unit 11: Adhesion, Composites and Principles of Minimal Invasive Dentistry
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adhesion composites and their application to patients.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an Understanding of the principles of minimal invasive dentistry.
I found the teaching style highly engaging with what seemed to me to be a perfect blend of research based analysis with clinical prosthetic tips that could be applied almost instantly in practice the following day.
~ Ellie Bergin
Why should I do the PG Diploma in Implant Prosthodontics?
The PG Diploma in Implant & Prosthodontics is a live patient course that provides an opportunity to increase your knowledge of Implant dentistry and key elements of restorative dentistry. It is most suited for dentists who want to enter private dentistry and are keen to setup their practice around implant dentistry.
What is the benefit of doing PG Diploma in Implant Prosthodontics and not just to the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and PG Certificate in Dental Implantology?
The benefits of doing a PG Diploma when compared to doing the separate PG Certificates is firstly that you will save approximately 6% on course fees. More importantly, should you choose to do the PG Diploma in a standard format and complete it within 12 to 18 months you can also reap the advantages of improved treatment delivery earlier. You can choose any options you feel suitable as Dentology Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy which will ensure that your existing education within another Dentology Training course is taken into consideration. It is important to note that every time you do a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate you must pay additional registration fees. So, should you choose to register for each course separately, you are paying 3 registrations fees. The flip side is you also get 3 certificates. It all depends on what your ambitions are.
I have done to PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry previously can I join the PG Diploma for the Implant Prosthodontics?
Yes, you can. The PG Diploma in Implant & Prosthodontics contains Units covered in the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and PG Certificate in Dental Implantology. Essentially you can do the PG Diploma if you have completed any one of those courses. Dentology Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy which will ensure that your existing education within another Dentology Training course is taken into consideration. Please speak to our course advisor for further details.