Top clinicians join forces in best-of-its-kind dental implants course

Top clinicians join forces in best-of-its-kind dental implants course

Healthcare Learning, the Practical Implant Dentistry Academy and Dentsply Sirona are pleased to announce a hands-on dental implants course with unprecedented access to some of the top clinicians in the world. Starting in September 2019, the course is led by Dr Ashok Sethi, Dr Naresh Sharma, and Dr Thomas Kaus and is certified by the University of Portsmouth.

During recent years, the number of dental practitioners performing implant surgery has increased. According to market research company Mintel, UK private spending on improving teeth increased by over 27% in the past 5 years with the market now valued at over £2 billion per year. However, with this increase in the number, the variety and severity of the surgical and prosthetic complications from dental implants have also risen, and it the General Dental Council now requires dentist providing dental implant services to undergo appropriate training.

The Practical Implants Placement Programme course follows the GDC and the FGDP(UK) Training Standards in Implant Dentistry and it has been certified by the University of Portsmouth, ensuring that participant receive a thorough education enabling them to carry out quality implant treatment to the highest competence. Course participants will treat approximately 10 patients under supervision during the 18-months long programme and benefit from full and comprehensive training on implantology including:

  • Using clinical examination, modern imaging techniques and laboratory artefacts.
  • Develop a treatment plan tailored to each patient, communicate effectively and document the proposed treatment
  • Carry out all surgical aspects of the treatment including soft and hard tissue surgery
  • Include implant placement and minor augmentation
  • Carry out all aspects of restorative treatment including fixed single tooth restorations, multiple restorations and removable prosthesis.

The course also offers students the opportunity of using Dentsply Sirona’s Simplant planning software which provides clinicians with accurate and predictable surgery options. It allows the clinician to assess the patient’s anatomy and share the treatment plan with colleagues, the dental lab and the patient, and is compatible with over 100 implant systems.

To find out more about this course, click here.

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