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DENT5024: Implant Clinical Procedures 2

This unit aims to provide students at the postgraduate level details of clinical decision-making and evidence-based information on implant clinical procedures. The student will be able to surgically place implants in various clinical presentations, perform the appropriate impression procedures and select the appropriate abutments and suprastructure materials. Minor bone augmentation procedures will be integrated into the surgical skill training to enhance implant outcome.

Code DENT5024
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 in decision-making in relation to implant clinical procedures
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based information in relation to implant clinical procedures
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of implant materials used for long span restorations
  • LO4. understand the use of zirconia for superstructure restorations and its limitations
  • LO5. confidently place implants in bone of various densities to achieve good primary stability
  • LO6. choose implants of various designs to adapt to specific clinical situations
  • LO7. place implants with immediate and early placement protocol
  • LO8. perform minor grafting procedures and the use of guided bone regeneration
  • LO9. recognise the reasons for superstructure distortion in the fabrication of an implant restoration
  • LO10. use strategies to minimise distortion and to achieve passive fit for the prosthesis
  • LO11. understand the necessity for passive fit of the restoration and possible complications
  • LO12. select various abutments for single and multi unit restorations
  • LO13. determine which abutment would be appropriate in certain clinical situations and fixture angulations.
  • LO14. demonstrate knowledge in the vital structures in the maxilla and mandible for dentoalveolar surgery
  • LO15. perform implant surgery safely to avoid anatomic complications
  • LO16. examine and make appropriate diagnoses of nerve injuries, especially of the inferior dental nerve
  • LO17. determine when external referral is necessary for nerve injuries
  • LO18. provide a selection of the restorative materials used for single teeth and short span implant constructions
  • LO19. recognise the use and appropriateness of cantilevers and tooth/implant connected restorations

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