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Lecture & Hands On


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From: 9:00 AM

Thursday, 31 March, 2022

To: 5:00 PM

Saturday, 24 September, 2022



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Complement. Enhance. Perfect.

Take your skills to the next level with Nobel Biocare’s selection of implant dentistry courses.

From learning the latest techniques to mastering the skills, you’ll receive hands-on guidance from key experts.

This mentored, comprehensive modular program is intended for dental practitioners who have a desire to develop and further their theoretical knowledge and clinical experience within implant dentistry.

With the guidance of a professional mentor and an intensive evidence-based approach, this program will extend your treatment planning sequencing to incorporate sound surgical, restorative and maintenance protocols within implant dentistry.

This unique comprehensive program is developed to provide predictable outcomes in implant dentistry.

Sign up today to see what makes the difference between good and great, and exceed your own expectations.

Modules are linked by mentored evenings and participants are encouraged to bring patient cases for discussion in an enriching and interactive environment.

Course dates:

Module 1 > 31 March 2022 > 1 April 2022 > 2 April 2022
Module 2 > 26 May 2022 > 27 May 2022 > 28 May 2022
Module 3 > 28 July 2022 > 29 July 2022 > 30 July 2022
Module 4 > 22 September 2022 > 23 September 2022 > 24 September 2022

Module 1:

This interactive module will explore the biology of healing, blood supply and osseointegration relating to the interface between the implant surface and soft and hard tissues.

The course will focus on pre-treatment diagnosis, identify key principals and clinical evaluations relevant to patient selection and treatment planning within implant dentistry. The participants will gain understanding of best practices in atraumatic extraction protocols and ridge preservation. Provisional restorative options and indications fortheir use when planning implant retained restorations will also be discussed.

The participants will learn how to start the digital transformation of their practice with the introductory hands-on workshop on DTX Implant treatment planning software. This includes the fabrication of radiographic surgical templates and their use in digital or analogue treatment planning protocol. Beyond this, participants will gain understanding of basic dental photography to document cases.

Learning Objectives:

Patient selection, clinical evaluation and risk management.

  • Describe the biology and healing processes of hard & soft tissues relating to surgical implant and grafting procedures with interest on factors which impede or challenge these processes.
  • Understand what fields are required in a new patient form.
  • Understand the concept of interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary treatment planning protocols in implant dentistry.
  • Recognise and describe best practices in atraumatic extraction protocols and ridge preservation.

Hands-On/ Practical:

  • Introduction to DTX Implant treatment planning software.
  • Understand the fabrication of radiographic and surgical guides while also incorporating their use in both a digital and analogue treatment planning protocol.
  • Introduction to the Nobel Biocare Prosthetic PureSet.
  • Understanding the basics of dental photography.
  • Effectively communicating dental implant treatment to your patients.

Module 2:

This module is designed to provide an overview of the implant treatment process, with particular emphasis on surgical procedures relevant to dental implant therapy. The participants should already have a comprehensive understanding of implant biology, clinical examination and diagnosis.

The course will provide a detailed understanding of the guided principles of implant surgery, grafting material and soft tissue management. Surgical field preparation protocol will be also be covered in-depth. Potential surgical complications will also be discussed along with post-surgery follow up protocol.

The hands-on workshop will include implant placement and soft tissue grafting on a porcine jaw. Experience with restoration of single posterior implant is necessary, and some surgical experience will be an advantage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an overview of the implant treatment process.
  • Understand the restorative and soft tissue considerations during implant surgery management.
  • Recognise the difference in grafting material and importance of soft tissue management.
  • Provide checklists for staff to ensure effective practice management.

Hands-On Practical:

  • Participate in a hands-on session placing multiple implants in models and pig jaws incorporating soft tissue grafting.
  • To become competent in various suturing techniques.
  • To understand the guiding principles for surgery under sterile conditions, including surgical set up and protocols for the entire dental team.
  • Understand the theoretical aspect of surgical assistance and participate in a practical workshop with auxiliary staff.

Module 3:

This module is designed for clinicians looking to expand their dental implant treatment to a more advanced level including multi-unit cases and in the aesthetic zone.

Topics covered in the program include: the various implant placement timing protocols (immediate, early-delay and delayed), various loading protocols and mechanics for multi-unit cases, hard and soft tissue regeneration, developing soft tissue profile in the aesthetic zone, the various (screw retained) designs of implant fixed prosthesis and how to best communicate with the dental laboratory to improve clinical outcome. The participants will gain understanding of fundamental selection criteria for implant componentry and importance of genuine components.

This course includes a comprehensive hands-on component including; taking splinted multi-unit implant impression, taking closed tray impressions for the difficult single implant posterior cases, constructing chair-side provisional crown in the aesthetic zone and constructing customised impression coping in the aesthetic zone.

A dental implant surgery will be reviewed to emphasise the most important aspects of successful dental implant surgical treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand various implant placement timing protocols including immediate, early-delayed, delayed.
  • Understand hard and soft tissue regeneration procedures.
  • Develop soft tissue profile in the aesthetic zone.
  • Understand dental implant loading and mechanisms for multi-unit cases.
  • Understand implant prosthesis design for multi-unit cases.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication with the laboratory to achieve a predictable outcome.
  • Maintenance and complications associated with dental implants.

Hands-On Practical:

  • Construct a chair-side provisional implant crown in the aesthetic zone to develop soft tissue profile.
  • Construct a customised impression coping to capture the developed soft tissue profile.
  • Predictably take a routine implant impression for single unit cases.
  • Predictably take a splinted implant impression for multi-unit cases.
  • Take closed tray impressions for the posterior single implants with difficult access.

Module 4:

This module is designed for clinicians with extensive surgical experience, such as concepts and techniques of guided bone regeneration, immediate implant placement, multiple implant placement and guided implant planning and placement.

Participants will gain a good understanding of how to prepare a treatment plan for a full arch or full mouth case using various dental implant treatment modalities.

Due to the complex and expensive nature of such treatments, this course covers identifying pertinent risk factors and learning how to reduce or control them.

As integral to the long-term success, long-term maintenance and management of complications will also be discussed. Additionally, the use of guided surgery and grafting to improve treatment outcomes and long-term stability will also be covered.

The hands-on workshop includes bone reduction, immediate implant placement in a full arch scenario and soft tissue grafting on a porcine jaw.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about patient selection and identify difficult cases.
  • Understand full arch/full mouth treatment planning process.
  • Understand the biomechanics of full arch implant prosthesis including implant numbers, distribution and angulation arrangement.
  • Gain an insight into the various fixed and removable options available, including the All-on-4® treatment concept.
  • Acquire knowledge on how guided surgery can facilitate implant placement and restorative predictability.
  • Learn about tissue regeneration, bone reduction, grafting, sift lift and alternative procedures for the management of a full arch case.
  • Understand long-term maintenance protocols.

Hands-On Practical:

  • Practice bone reduction and immediate implant placement in the full arch.
  • Soft tissue grafting and suturing using porcine jaws.

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Dr Ben Lee

BDS, MDSc (Prosth), MRACDS (Prosth)

Dr Ben Lee started his dental career as a general dentist in a high-end general dental practice in Sydney after graduating from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002. During this time he de...

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Speakers at this event...

Dr Ben Lee

BDS, MDSc (Prosth), MRACDS (Prosth)

Dr Ben Lee started his dental career as a general dentist in a high-end general dental practice in Sydney after graduating from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002. During this time he de...

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