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Introduction to Oral Implants 1A - DENT5402

Year - 2020

This is the foundation block for the knowledge and training related to dental implants and dental implant surgery. The course consists of an introductory study on the biological basis of osseointegration, bone repair and wound healing, the design of modern dental implants and the bio-mechanical principles of prosthetic construction on implant supports. Furthermore, implant maintenance and complications associated with dental implants will be discussed. Training in the practical sessions will familiarize the students with different implant systems, their technical characteristics and surgical tooling features. The clinical training will focus on implant maintenance, the patient assessment process and protocol and the skill in developing a rational and appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Surgical placement of dental implants in non-complicated cases will be attempted during semester 2. Regular journal clubs, seminars and workshops are held to critically evaluate the current literature and to gain the theoretical background required. Didactic instruction in this course complements clinical activities.

Clinical work and small group seminars

Written paper and essay (summative assessment). Midyear examination.

A recommended reading and textbook list is provided for this unit in class.

Assumed knowledge
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation


DENT5401 and DENT5403


physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof. Axel Spahr
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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