DOH554 Advanced Concepts in Implant Dentistry (16)

In this subject, students will work to provide implant treatments to their own patients with the assistance of mentors in both the surgical and restorative phases of treatment. Students will select appropriate cases, plan treatments, and then carry out both the surgical and restorative procedures needed.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Online *
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH554. 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


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

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 demonstrate high level knowledge of the steps involved in placing complex implant-supported/retained restorations;
  • be able to demonstrate high level knowledge and technical capability required in carrying out soft tissue and hard tissue augmentation procedures;
  • be able to demonstrate high level knowledge and analytical ability in relation to the surgical phase of implant dentistry and the principles of management of surgical complications;
  • be able to demonstrate high level knowledge and technical capability in the planning and placement of implant-supported prostheses;
  • be able to maintain patients possessing implant prostheses;
  • be able to discuss and select appropriate implant-loading protocols; and
  • be able to discuss and critically reflect on techniques for the management of implant-related complications.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Timing of placement and loading protocols used in implant dentistry;
  • Hard tissue grafting for use in implant dentistry;
  • Soft tissue grafting in implant dentistry;
  • Aesthetic outcomes in implant dentistry;
  • The use of short dental implants;
  • Peri-implantitis, its pathogenesis and management; and
  • Complications in the surgical phase of implant dentistry.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of DOH554 in Term 1 2019. 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 %
Clinical component: case portfolios
Attendance: advanced topics in implant surgery ii
Attendance: surgical implant therapy
Attendance: immediate implant placement
Case presentation
Written exam

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 14 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will be expected to spend approximately 1 day per week in the preparation and commencement of their clinical cases. The time allocation to this task will vary depending on the individual case complexity.

Residential School

This subject contains a 9 day Compulsory Residential School.

Students are required to attend three 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: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.