Ceramic Dental Implants: 2-Day Short Course


2 modules

Verifiable CPD

12 hours


Manchester February 2023

Course fees

Per day fees (prices ex VAT) **

Manchester: £1,495

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Course Overview

Ceramic oral implants are meanwhile part of the daily dental armamentarium to replace lost teeth in a permanent way. The advantages of zirconia as an implant-material are obvious:

  • they have excellent aesthetics due to their whitish colour
  • zirconia is a complete biocompatible material
  • corrosion of this ceramic has never been reported, unlike for titanium
  • no allergic reactions occur (0,6 – 3% for titanium)
  • an optimal soft tissue response and reduced bacterial adhesion are observed
  • only incidental peri-implantitis is detected
  • the material lends itself perfectly to metal-free oral rehabilitation

Moreover, ceramic implants are an addition to the classical treatment spectrum in implant dentistry. Unfortunately, they are often a controversial topic in implant dentistry and need a sound scientific and clinical approach since the request for ceramic implants is increasing. It is scientifically proven that micro-rough zirconia implants show similar osseointegration rates as titanium implants.

In this 2-day course at Tipton Training, will focus on:

  • the added value of zirconia as an implant material
  • treatment planning and patient assessment for ceramic dental implants
  • surgical aspects and techniques of zirconia implants
  • prosthodontical concepts on ceramic implants
  • the digital workflow in ceramic implant dentistry
  • recognising and dealing with surgical and prosthetic complications
  • market and marketing of ceramic implants

Day 1:

a. Ceramics in implant dentistry: introduction & application.

  • zirconia as implant material
  • macroscopic and microscopic differences between ceramic and titanium implants
  • case selection criteria and patient assessment
  • prevention and management of complications

b. Ceramic implants: surgical procedures.

  • surgical protocols and how they differ from titanium implants
  • hands-on surgical procedures: placement of dummy ceramic implants
  • live demo surgeries by Prof. Bollen

Day 2:

c. Ceramics in implant dentistry: market & marketing.

  • position and prepare your practice for metal-free implants
  • increasing case acceptance for ceramic dental implants in your practice
  • select your ceramic dental implant system

d. Ceramic implants: prosthetic procedures.

  • restorative techniques and protocols
  • digital workflow & ceramic dental implants
  • hands-on restorative procedures: prosthetics on dummy ceramic implants
  • live demo prosthodontics by Prof. Bollen

Professor Curd Bollen

DDS – PhD – MS Periodontology – MClinDent

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Professor and Course Leader Implant Dentistry at the College of Medicine & Dentistry (Birmingham, University of Ulster, UK).
1992: DDS, 1996: PhD, 1997: MS Periodontology at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) and 2016: MClinDent at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, US).
Published more then 45 articles in international dental journals and over 25 in national journals. Co-author of 8 books/chapters in books.
Editor in chief of the “Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy” and of the “Journal of Dental Reports”.
International referent and lecturer on ceramic dental implants, short dental implants, concentrated growth factors, full digital workflow and halitosis.
Leads a clinic in the Netherlands, limited to periodontology and implant dentistry. Practitioner in ceramic implant dentistry since 2009.
Ambassador of the European Academy for Ceramic Implantology (the UK & NL).
Honorary fellow and ambassador for CleanImplant.
Consultant and key opinion leader for BioHorizons-Camlog and Novodent.

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