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DENT5405: Introduction to Oral Implants 1B

2024 unit information

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. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

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Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

Code DENT5405
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5401 and DENT5402 and DENT5403
DENT5404 and DENT5406
Assumed knowledge:
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation

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

  • LO1. discriminate and explain the historical background of the development of dental implants and the various types of dental implants, implant materials and basic surgical techniques
  • LO2. discriminate and explain the biological basis of bone repair, wound healing and osseointegration
  • LO3. compare and contrast the differences between the supportive tissues surrounding teeth and the supportive tissues surrounding dental implants
  • LO4. diagnosis of peri-implant diseases, implant maintenance and non-surgical management of peri-implant diseases
  • LO5. develop a treatment plan for simple implant cases
  • LO6. understand the basic surgical techniques for implant placement
  • LO7. understand, apply and evaluate contemporary imaging techniques in dentistry, particularly related to periodontics and implant dentistry

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney

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