Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to implant dentistry
  •  Anatomy of the jaws – implications for implant placement
  •  Conditions required for implant placement
  •  Basics and developments in implant dentistry
  •  Specific history-taking in implant patients / patient information Principles of treatment planning: transferring radiological findings to real-life anatomy using templates
  •  Number of implants required Mechanical and biological aspects Implant design
  •  Implant systems: characteristic features, strengths and weaknesses
  •  Live surgery
  •  Hands-on training on animal jaws
  •  Equipment and hygiene in dental implant practices
  • Documentation and recall
  • Implants in the practice setting: opportunities, risks, problems, cooperation
  • Review of real-life cases submitted by participants (X-rays, casts) Check your progress
Module 2: Diagnostic work-up and treatment planning
  • Study casts
  • Diagnostic set-up and wax-up Radiological techniques Planning and transfer templates CT-based simulation
  • Hard tissue, soft tissue and cast analysis
  • Implant-related and prosthodontic aspects to be considered for planning treatment
  • Planning surgery as a function of the residual bone volume Selecting the appropriate biomaterials in 
  • Keeping with the clinical conditions
  • Local measures for patients with limited bone volume
Module 3: Single-tooth implants / How to integrate implant dentistry into your practice
  •  Implant sites
  •  Timing of implant placement: immediate versus delayed
  •  Incisions for single-tooth implants, Augmentations for single-tooth implants
  •  Bone splitting, bone spreading, bone condensation
  •  Uncovery of single-tooth implants Aesthetics of single-tooth implants Live surgery
  •  Hands-on training on animal jaws
  •  Temporary crowns on single-tooth implants Permanent crowns on single-tooth implants Aesthetic 
  • challenges
  •  Forensic aspects
  •  Team management
  •  Integration of implant dentistry into the practice setting
  •  Patient counseling and motivation
Module 4: Implants and prosthodontic management
  •  Basic prosthodontics Taking impressions Fabricating casts
  •  Bite registration
  •  Attachments: telescopic crowns, conus crowns, bars, latches
  •  Screws
  •  Implant-retained dentures
  •  Implant-supported dentures
  •  Concepts for complex prosthodontic rehabilitations How many implants are needed for which 
  • denture? Low-cost mini-rehabilitations
  •  Presentation of patients Live treatment of patients Results of scientific studies 
  •  Check your progress
Module 5: Augmentation Part I
  •  Augmentation techniques – basics
  •  Membranes Bone substitutes Bone autografts
  •  Bone-promoting proteins Indications/patient selection Contra-indications
  •  Bone harvesting and processing
  •  Donor sites
  •  Fixation of grafts and membranes
  •  Hands-on training on phantoms and animal jaws
  •  Implants in extremely deficient cases
  •  Implant-supported prosthodontics
  •  Recall
Module 6: Soft tissue management and suprastructures – the aesthetic challenge
  •  Implant planning and aesthetic outcome Implant diameter – an aesthetic appraisal Implant position effects on soft tissues Biological width
  •  When can soft tissue grafting be done?
  •  Healing caps and abutment connection Techniques for implant uncovery
  •  Preventive measures for hard tissue preservation
  •  Surgical techniques Mucoperiosteal flaps Covering recessions Connective tissue transplants
  •  Roll (inverted pouch) technique Papilla regeneration Microsurgery
  •  Hands-on training on animal jaws
  •  Prosthodontic management
  •  Soft tissue preservation and management by appropriate temporization
  •  Choice of abutment
Module 7: Augmentation Part II
  •  Theoretical basis
  •  Planning surgery as a function of the residual bone volume
  •  Pre-grafting clinical analysis and imaging
  •  Clinical and imaging diagnostics for augmentation
  •  Principles of bone autografting Techniques for harvesting autografts Bone allografts
  •  Lateral and endoscope-guided crestal sinus lift
  •  Partial and total onlay and inlay grafts for maxillary and mandibular bone loss
  •  Survival of oral implants in grafted bone
  •  Live surgery
  •  Lateral sinus lift with anterior iliac crest graft
  •  Endoscope-guided crestal sinus lift
  •  Partial onlay and inlay grafting with mandibular bone
  •  Total onlay and inlay grafting with posterior iliac crest bone
  •  Hands-on training on pig jaws Lateral nerve transfer Harvesting chin bone grafts Sinus lifting
Module 8: Implant follow-up and management of complications
  •  Follow-up
  •  Implant hygiene (prophylaxis) Recall
  •  Trouble shooting: identifying underlying causes
  •  Trouble management: implant fracture, implant loosening, denture breakage, etc.
  •  Failures
  •  Peri-implantitis
  •  Implant loss
  •  Implant retrieval 
  •  Pharmacological aspects 
  •  Re-implantation
  •  Hands-on training on animal bone