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DENT5021: Implant Treatment Planning 1

This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on implant treatment planning. This includes the selection of implant designs and the appropriate position of the implants to aid in the provision of the final restoration. Students will diagnostically plan the restoration and through the use of radiographic and surgical guides provide the ideal position of the implant. They will also make decisions in the various placement and loading protocols. Computer based software would be used to aid in treatment planning.

Code DENT5021
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 implant treatment planning
  • LO2. utilise computer software assist in the selection of patients suitable for implant treatment planning
  • LO3. recognise and be familiar with the common implant systems available, and associated componentry
  • LO4. recognise the limitations of various implant design and abutment interface, and make appropriate treatment planning decisions on requirements in specific implant restoration types
  • LO5. demonstrate treatment planning when considering the various placement time protocols and possible complications
  • LO6. understand the concept of primary and secondary implant stability and the specific requirements for immediate, early or delayed loading
  • LO7. recognise the various indications and treatment planning for the use of implants in overdentures
  • LO8. understand the advantages and disadvantages of mandibular implant overdentures
  • LO9. demonstrate the use of diagnostic wax-ups to aid in the fabrication of radiographic and surgical guides
  • LO10. decide on the appropriate guides for various cases to aid in prosthodontically driven implant placement
  • LO11. recognise the benefits and the limitations of guided surgery
  • LO12. demonstrate the use of radiographs in conjunction with guides to provide appropriate surgical treatment planning
  • LO13. demonstrate planning for appropriate occlusal schemes to help maintain long-term implant and prosthesis stability
  • LO14. plan for sterility in the operating environment
  • LO15. understand the need to assess the medical history of implant patients, especially in the elderly
  • LO16. recognise the possible complications associated with the use of bisphosphonates
  • LO17. provide an assessment of the suitability of patients for treatment when taking bisphosphonates, and the benefits of a drug holiday.
  • LO18. demonstrate an ability to perform clinical procedures involved in converting a conventional mandibular denture into an implant-retained overdenture
  • LO19. make appropriate duplication dentures and guides for mandibular implant retained overdenture
  • LO20. take appropriate impressions and maxillo-mandiblar relationship records for implant retained overdentures
  • LO21. demonstrate the use of implants to provide anchorage to assist in orthodontic treatment, and the need for multi-disciplinary planning
  • LO22. demonstrate using orthodontics to achieve better implant position and site preparation prior to implant insertion

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