DOH551 Introduction to Dental Implants and Basic Restorative Implantology (16)

The module will consist of two didactic and practical sessions, each scheduled over three days. The module will introduce the participants to the concepts of implant dentistry. The history and development of implant dentistry will be covered. The scientific basis of osseointegration will be discussed. The components and nomenclature used in implant dentistry will be introduced.

Anatomy of the structures involved in implant dentistry will be covered. This will include both hard and soft tissues. Participants will be introduced to the various radiographic techniques used in treatment planning for the provision of implant supported prostheses.

Impression techniques used in implant dentistry will be covered. The fabrication of models will also be covered. The design and selection of abutments and final restorations will be discussed. Communication with the dental laboratory will be discussed.

Practical sessions will include the taking of impressions on models. The participants will pour models from these impressions. Temporary restorations will also be fabricated on models. Crowns will be attached to models. A full lower denture will be converted to an implant retained denture.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to dentists currently registered within any State or Territory of Australia by the Dental Board of Australia

Subject Relationships

DOH551 Introduction to Dental Implants and Basic Restorative Implantology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate and critically analyse the literature regarding the development of dental implants.
  • be able to identify the components of dental implants
  • be able to discuss and critically analyse the theoretical and clinical advantages and limitations of implant supported prostheses
  • be able to analyse and critically evaluate radiographs suitable for treatment planning a patient for the provision of implant supported prostheses
  • be able to demonstrate cognitive skills, the generation of complex ideas and analytical skills relative to the scientific literature
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge, specialised technical and creative skills in the construction of a surgical and radiographic guide
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge, specialised technical and creative skills in taking impressions suitable for use in implant dentistry
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge, specialised technical and creative skills in the design of a prosthesis including abutment selection
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge, specialised technical and creative skills to convert a full lower denture to an implant retained denture

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • History and development of dental implants
  • Nomenclature of implant components
  • Design of implants and abutments
  • Radiographic use and interpretation in implant dentistry
  • Patient education in implant dentistry
  • Design and use of implant abutments
  • The use of dental implants in the treatment of the edentulous mandible
  • Reading and interpreting scientific articles

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 32 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students require facilities at The Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Centre for Professional Development to provide 2X2week face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical simulation clinic per subject. Students are also required to work with an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon or periodontist and also a prosthodontist as mentors with 4 case patients for the duration of the course at the mentor's practice.

Special Resources

Students require facilities at The Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Centre for Professional Development to provide 2X2week face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical simulation clinic per subject. Students are also required to work with an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon or periodontist and also a prosthodontist as mentors with 4 case patients for the duration of the course at the mentor's practice.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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