DOH553 Basic Surgical 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 the surgical phase of implant dentistry.
Basic oral surgery techniques and instrumentation will be covered. This will include particular reference to the instruments required for the placement of dental implants. Surgical anatomy will be discussed. The need for adequate infection control techniques will be discussed. The use of surgical guides in implant dentistry will be covered.
The integration process of dental implants will be covered in depth. This will include the influence of different surface characteristics of dental implants on the integration period.
Suitable protocols for prescribing radiographs will be covered.
Medical problems associated with implant dentistry will be covered. Suitable pharmacological protocols used in implant dentistry will be discussed.
Placement protocols, with and without basic grafting techniques will be covered.
Literature review sessions will be included. Candidates will be asked to present their own cases which they will be treating during the course. Each candidate will have to present at least one case during the course.
Practical sessions will involve:
• Construction of a surgical guide
• Suturing exercises
• The placement of dental implants in models

Subject availability
Term 3 (45)
Online
Orange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
DOH553 Basic Surgical Implantology
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate high level understanding, the ability to synthesise knowledge and critically analyse the biological and metallurgical principles imperative to the integration process of dental implants
  • Be able to demonstrate high level technical competence in the construction of a surgical guide suitable for the use in the placement of dental implants
  • Be able to describe the specialised technical and theoretical concepts underlying instrumentation used in implant dentistry
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and clinical application of the legislative requirements of dental infection control policies.
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced radiographic interpretation skills
  • Be able to demonstrate high level treatment planning and communication skills in a case presentation involving the provision of an implant supported/retained prosthesis
  • Be able to demonstrate autonomy and high level judgement and technical skills in placing dental implants in simulation models
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Surgical principles used in implant dentistry
  • Suturing techniques used in oral surgery
  • Sterility and asepsis in the dental surgery
  • Osseointegration
  • Surgical placement of dental implants
  • Introductory grafting techniques used in implant dentistry
  • Pharmacological and medical implications of implant dentistry
  • 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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