DOH552 Restoration of Dental Implants (16)

In this subject students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the fabrication of implant-supported prostheses. Students will learn both digital and analogue techniques for recording the positions of implants in simulated clinical scenarios, and how to select appropriate abutments and materials for the fabrication of prostheses. Techniques for managing single missing teeth, and longer edentulous spaces will be discussed. Additionally, the use of implants to stabilise and support lower complete overdentures will be demonstrated. Common complications of implant treatments will be discussed, along with techniques to manage these issues.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2022.

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



One session


Centre of Rural Dentistry and Oral Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to students in the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to record the positions of implants and other surrounding oral structures using appropriate conventional and digital impression techniques;
  • be able to design implant prostheses (including abutment selection);
  • be able to select appropriate dental laboratory partners and communicate prosthesis design details to them;
  • be able to construct a full-lower implant-supported and/or retained overdenture;
  • be able to design multi-unit implant-supported and/or retained restorations;
  • be able to discuss the role and indications for removable versus fixed implant-supported and/or retained prostheses;
  • be able to select suitable materials for the construction of implant-supported and/or retained prostheses; and
  • be able to discuss the complications which are to be expected in the provision of implant-supported and/or retained prostheses.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Advanced impression techniques in implant dentistry;
  • Materials available for use in the manufacture of implant-supported/retained prostheses;
  • Prosthesis design in multi-unit implant-supported/retained prostheses; and
  • Prosthetic complications and their management in the implant patient.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of DOH552 in Term 2 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Literature review 1
Attendance: module 7
Attendance: modules 8 and 9
Literature review 2
Communication with mentors
Case identification
Forum participation

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 4 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will be expected to spend 2-3 hours per week preparing for their clinical cases.

Residential School

This subject contains a 6 day Compulsory Residential School.

Students are required to attend two 3-day workshops at the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Centre for Professional Development in Sydney.  The workshops include lectures, tutorials and practical tasks providing students with the opportunity to interact with experts in the various areas of dental implantology.

Special Resources

Students are responsible for travel and accommodation for attendance at the face-to-face workshops at the ADA NSW Continuing Professional Development facilities in Sydney.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.