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DENT5020: Implant Patient Selection

This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on patient selection for oral implant care. This includes selection of patients for straight forward and advanced oral implant treatment. The student will also recognise complex cases and the need for multi-disciplinary treatment. The concept of work-up for these cases will be emphasised as well as various treatment modalities in oral implantology. Students will learn to collect the necessary history and records in preparation for treatment.

Code DENT5020
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate emerging skill and knowledge in decision-making, in relation to patient selection for oral implant care
  • LO2. understand the need for scientific evidence and research literature in implant care
  • LO3. formulate search strategies for any given topic and logically organise the findings
  • LO4. provide rationale and options for restoring the mouth, including overdentures and fixed prostheses
  • LO5. present a patient with options for treatment, confidently
  • LO6. recognise when oral implant treatment is not indicated
  • LO7. understand the number of implants required to restore any given edentulous space
  • LO8. provide thorough documentation of patients with appropriate record taking, including adequate history, examination and photographic records
  • LO9. demonstrate appropriate utilisation of diagnostic wax-ups and radiographs in different sites of the mouth
  • LO10. understand and perform minimally traumatic extraction procedures
  • LO11. recognise complex cases and the need for grafting and interdisciplinary treatment planning
  • LO12. utilise computer software assist in the selection of patients suitable for implant treatment
  • LO13. recognise and be familiar with the common implant systems available and associated componentry
  • LO14. understand the rationale and differences between prosthodontic treatment planning and surgical treatment planning
  • LO15. recognise when teeth cannot be maintained with periodontal or endodontic therapies.

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