The Implant Course

Best thing I have ever done for shaping my future implant career. From the beginning, there was an emphasis on evidence based treatment planning and the content of the lectures was great. Having now completed 15 cases I am on my way to playing my 30th implant and getting more and more confident with each case. The foundations from this course are a great start to anyone looking to begin their implant training pathway. ~ Paul Devine

Duration

4 units over 15 days

Enhanced CPD

90+

Start dates

Manchester: March 2018, London: February 2018

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PG Certificate in Dental Implantology (Level 7)

The PG Certification in Dental Implantology consists of 4 units over 15 days in form of seminars, practical and live surgical sessions on your patients. It covers the key aspects of dental implantology to provide evidence based, safe and predictable treatment of participants own cases.

The course is ideal course for beginners or dentists with little experience placing implants or oral surgery. As a live patient course there is significant focus on patient selection, identifying suitable implant patients and how to create an optimum treatment plan using checklists and digital treatment planning tools. Delegates will grasp an in-depth knowledge of all the adjunct therapies and diagnostic tools to ensure that planning stages are comprehensive and thorough ensuring the patient journey is smooth and predictable.

Practical aspects involve how to scrub and prepare the surgery for implant placement, pre-postoperative medication, anaesthetic techniques, basic surgical techniques including flap designs and suturing. Live surgery demonstrations and surgical techniques will also be practised and mastered on models under supervision of expert tutors. In addition, various components and treatment modalities will be covered in detail.

Unit 1: Principles and Science for Successful Implant Dentistry

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an Understanding of Essential Science knowledge as it applies to Implant Dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques relating to Implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of key principles of marketing in relation to successful implant dentistry.

Unit 2: Treatment Planning and Patient Selection

  • Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate the requirements of successful treatment planning.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the techniques available to support the success of implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Explain and analyse the application of Implant techniques as learnt from simulation and own patients.

Unit 3: Surgical Considerations and placement of Implants on Live Patients

  • Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate essential considerations needed for successful implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Apply and evaluate basic implant dentistry, surgical procedures.

Unit 4: Restorative Considerations and Restoration of Implants on Live Patients

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of patient Implant Dentistry needs.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of essential restorative techniques.

Prof. Göran Urde

D.D.S, Specialist in Prosthodontics

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Göran received his dental degree from the Faculty of Odontology, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in 1979. He has held departmental positions at the Karolinska Institute, the University of Gothenburg, Eastman Dental Hospital in London and the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospitals, London.

Prof. Urde has held a variety of positions with Nobel Biocare throughout Europe, including System Specialist, Manager of Clinical & Scientific Support, Market Director and Manager of Professional Support.

Prof. Urde has lectured and published extensively on dental implants and practice management. He is currently on employed as a Prosthodontist at the Copenhagen Implant Centre and also maintains a private practice in Copenhagen.

Dr. Amit Mistry

BDS MFDS RCS (Eng)

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Dr Mistry qualified from the University of Manchester in 2001, completed General Professional Training in 2002 and became a member of The Royal College of Surgeons in 2003.

At Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Amit was training as a junior maxfax surgeon and stepped up to senior grade surgeon level having responsibility for training and supervising junior surgeons and being 2nd on call. Amit gained experience of surgical implant placements on compromised cases which required advanced surgical procedures such as sinus lifts and bone grafts.
Dr Mistry has been on the academic teaching staff at Manchester Dental Hospital, supervising undergraduate dental students in oral surgery and IV sedation and is lead clinician for oral surgery in Halton and St Helens PCT.

Amit has undergone extensive post-graduate training in the field of dental implantology. This includes surgical grafting of bone and soft tissue, all on four cases and routine implant placements. He is currently at an advanced level of zygomatic implant training and has been placing zygomatic implants in severely compromised cases.

Amit is a clinical teacher on Tipton Training and is working nationwide placing dental implants.

Dr Adam Toft

BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons), MFGDP (UK), MMedSci (Rest Dent), Dip Aesth (BARD) FBARD PGCertEd (Sheffield)

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Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Adam has completed a 2 year postgraduate orthodontic course and a 4 year placement at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield as a clinical assistant in the Orthodontic Department. He enjoys attending postgraduate courses and has been a vocational trainer for newly-qualified dentists over a number of years.

Adam has completed a 1 year Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester as well as a yearlong Certificate in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry with Tipton training in the mid 2000’s.

Furthermore, in order to offer his patients the very best in Aesthetic Dentistry, Adam has also recently completed an MMedSci Course at Sheffield University. He studied part–time over two years and has been learning and carrying out the very latest in adhesive and cosmetic dentistry.

He has taught as a part–time clinical tutor at Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital where he helped to supervise and tutor final year dental students. He is also one of the lecturers for Tipton Training where he lectures on the restorative, practical and aesthetic courses.

He is a founding committee member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Dr. Richard Malloch

BDS, PG Dip in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics

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Richard Malloch graduated from Newcastle University in 1995 and has been working in dentistry since 1998. Richard then joined St. Ann’s Dental in 2005 to work alongside Paul in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Richard has completed all four levels of his advanced restorative training with Dr Tipton in Manchester and has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma (Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics) at Kings College, London.

Having previously attended the Tipton Training Restorative course, the choice for me was clear when thinking of doing an Implant course. I am so glad with the decision I made. One year later I have broadened my knowledge and skill base as well as getting to know some of the most knowledgeable and well respected tutors in dentistry.
- A Naji, 2017

I found the course to be very well structured. There was a good balance between didactic teaching and practical work. It gave me a good understanding and introduction into simple and complex implant treatments. I feel more confident in offering implant treatment options to my patients.
- P Kiwanuka, 2017

The Implant Course has been an excellent starting point for learning both the theory and practical aspects of placing and restoring implants. The wealth of knowledge provided by Goran, Amit, Richard and the rest of the team has been second to none and I'd recommend it to anyone considering starting out in this field.
- V Bedi, 2017

This course has been brilliant. I've learnt so much and now have an entirely new skill set I can offer my patients. All the tutors and nursing team are amazing and really supportive with what is quite a daunting step for someone who has never done any implant work previously.
- V Macdonald, 2017

Do I have to be registered with the General Dental Council?

As per national regulations to treat dental patients within the UK you are required to have a GDC registration. If you are a dentist from the outside of the UK, you can still come on our courses if you can submit a proof of your dental registration from your country. If you are not registered with the GDC we cannot let you treat patients on the course, however, you will still be allowed to observe. Not being able to treat patients under supervision means that as an international dentist you will not be able to complete key assessments for the Post graduate certificate/diploma and so cannot be awarded a qualification.

Can I treat my own patients on the course?

Yes, The PG Certificate in Implant Dentistry is a patient driven course. We highly recommend you to bring patients. The more patients you bring, the more experience you can gain in placing implants. Time will be allocated during the course to help marketing and selling implants to your patients.

How much hands on is involved?

The course is 15 days delivered over 5 units. 7 days are live patients days, whilst an additional 4 days are hands-on training with Prosthetic Models, Implant Models, Suturing Techniques on Pigs Feet and treatment planning own cases. The remaining 4 days involve a mixture of theory and demonstrations.

If I have problems finding patients can you allocate them for me?

We cannot guarantee a provision of patients. However, we work very hard in specific patient marketing and always aim to assist as much as we can. In 2016, we treated 143 individual implant cases within our course streams. Of these, Tipton Training contributed 10 cases. What we are good at doing is training delegates to identify patients, help them to market treatments and assist treatment planning the case before delivering the treatment. If you don't have patients in mind don't worry. After the first few days you will be more aware and in a far better position to spot an implant patient. Also, it is important to keep in mind that you can bring patients even after the first surgery day.

I have no experience placing implants or very limited experience in oral surgery will that be an issue?

The Post graduate certificate in Dental Implantology is primarily focused on dentists who have little or no hands-on experience in placing implants. The curriculum aims to train delegates in identifying patients who need implants, treatment planning the case and finally placing and restoring implants. This course is also useful for dentists who want to gain the skills in a suitable environment by working under supervision of experienced implant dentists. As you learn in a group, you can assist with treatments when you are not treating patients yourself and improve your patient treatment knowledge.

Will I restore my patients?

You will restore your patients on the practical sessions of the course. We have three full days dedicated to the restoration of implants.

Do we have finance for patients?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide finance for patients at the moment. We are working hard to have the right agreements in place and this will hopefully follow in due course.

How many CPD hours will I receive?

On the days the course starts at 8am you will receive 8 hours of verifiable CPD. On the course days starting at 10am you will receive 6 hours of verifiable CPD.

What system do we use?

We currently use the Neodent implant system which is part of the Straumann Group.

How many patients can I bring/implants can I place?

Unlike some courses who add a per patient mentoring fee, we include mentoring fees within the overall course fee envelope. There is no limit to the amount of patients you bring or how many implants you place. As this is the PG Certificate in Dental Implantology, we do try to retain the more complex cases for the PG Certificate in Advance Dental Implantology. Our Implant Coordinator and Implant Surgeon can provide more detail about suitable implant cases for this course.

Are my patients given an appointment time?

The Implant coordinator will provide you with an appointment date and time for your patient. It will then be down to you to confirm this with your patient.

I want to use my own implant system within the course?

Unfortunately you cannot do this at present within The Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology. As a responsible training organisation focused on the training aspects and providing high quality implant training we decided to keep the implant system and dental laboratory fixed within the course. The implant system is selected by the Program Leads and is based on the research that the implant is based on. This doesn’t mean in any way that there aren’t any other systems with a similar quality product.

Professional Indemnity is too expensive?

Professional indemnity is based on your relationship and your record with your insurer. It is something that we can have no influence over. Any training organisation will want you to take professional indemnity. As we understand, if you have previously placed implants the expense is relatively low. As a responsible training organisation, we cannot recommend you to come on the course without professional indemnity.

I want to learn complex implant cases, including Sinus Lift and Bone Grafts?

The PG Certificate in Implant Dentistry is predominantly for dentists who have little or no hands-on experience in placing implants. The curriculum on the course is focused on training delegates to identify patients who need implants, treatment plan the case then finally place and restore implants. Sinus lifts and bone grafts are complex treatments both in terms of treatment planning and surgical treatment. Delegates on the certificate course need a lot more experience to treat these complex cases. We recommend that you continue by gaining the PG Certificate in Advanced Dental Implantology if you wish to learn and treat complex cases. However, in case you have a patient that requires Sinus lift or bone grafts, please contact our nurse and they will organise your patient to be treated on the course. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in observing your patients during their treatment.

Are there any additional course costs?

You are required to bring scrubs for the surgical and restorative days on the course. Loupes are advisable on the restorative and practical course days to reduce strain and fatigue and improve your performance in surgery.

What is covered in the course fees?

We will be providing you with surgical sterile drape kits per patient on the surgical day, surgical and restorative instruments, anaesthetics and pain relief for patients. We will also be providing the grafting material worth £300 free of charge to your patient if required. Delegates on our courses will receive a 12 month student license to use Nobel Clinician Software to practice treatment planning during the course. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. Whilst we try to accommodate any dietary requirements, we cannot always guarantee.

What’s included in the patient fee? (per single tooth)

For detailed pricing on various patient treatments, please contact our implant coordinator. As an example of the pricing structure:
  • The Patient will be paying Tipton Training £1,290 in total for a single tooth implant. There might be an additional cost to the patient for a CBCT scan if required.
  • This patient fee will cover the cost for the Implant, a custom CAD CAM Titanium Abutment and the Crown.
  • This also covers the cost for your patient’s study models, wax up, surgical stents and periapical X-rays.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be patient treatment scenarios where a temporary bridge or denture is required. As part of the treatment you might be able to provide these in your own practice and the fees as well as costs for these treatments are something you need to manage individually.

What do I need on the course?

As this is a live patient course, you will need to provide proof of the correct level of professional indemnity. This must be submitted to the Implant Coordinator on the first day. You will be required to bring a laptop for the CBCT training day (Unit 1). For the CBCT training day you should download the the i-CAT Vision software here: https://ct-dent.co.uk/download/

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