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DENT5026: Implant Surgery - Prosthodontics 2

This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with clinical and evidence-based information on surgical and prosthodontic procedures for oral implant care. Students will learn the importance of clinical data and analysis of success and failures. They will recognise complications both surgically and restoratively as well as possible aetiology and treatment. There should be an understanding that osseointegration and its stability is multi-factorial and dependent on various biological and microbiological processes.

Code DENT5026
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5023 and DENT5024) or DENT5358
DENT5025 and DENT5027

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

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based information in relation to implant surgery, prosthodontics
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • LO3. understand the biological and microbiological factors in peri-implant disease
  • LO4. demonstrate the design of superstructure to prevent peri-implant disease
  • LO5. recognise peri-implant disease, including peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
  • LO6. determine the need for interceptive treatment for peri-implant disease
  • LO7. perform an assessment of long-term implant success
  • LO8. formulate patient daily implant maintenance protocols
  • LO9. formulate professional maintenance protocols
  • LO10. recognise the need for aesthetic success
  • LO11. select cases for aesthetic outcome, recognising factors that may result in complications
  • LO12. recognise when lateral approach or crestal approach sinus lifts are indicated
  • LO13. demonstrate knowledge of the various sinus grafting materials
  • LO14. recognise surgical and prosthodontic complications in various situations and how to treat them
  • LO15. understand strategies in preventing hard and soft tissue complications
  • LO16. select implants of various diameters and length to avoid complications
  • LO17. understand the limitations of short implants
  • LO18. understand the limitations of narrow diameter implants
  • LO19. understand the biochemical, biological and microbiological processes in the various compartments of the implant/host complex
  • LO20. recognise the complex interaction of biological tissues

Unit outlines

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