may, 2022

202206mayAll DayDental Implants 1(All Day: friday)(GMT+10:00) View in my timeSusan Wakil Health Building, The University of Sydney Event Organized By: University Of Sydney Discipline:Implants,Oral Surgery,ProsthodonticsFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

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Introduction to surgery and prosthodontics Share

Course overview

This intensive three-day evidence-based foundation course has been continuously refined over the last 20 years by A/Prof Richard Chan since its introduction in 1985 by Professor Iven Klineberg and his team. During this time, the course has introduced over 1000 general practitioners as well as specialist clinicians to implant dentistry.

The course is now structured to introduce the clinician to the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant therapy through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The focus will be on the surgical and prosthodontic management of healed single tooth sites.

Under supervision by highly experienced implant surgeons and restorative clinicians/prosthodontists, participants will place and restore implants in soft tissue bone models in a simulated clinical environment with manikins using the full range of implant equipment and instrumentation. It will give the clinician an insight into the surgical and restorative requirements and difficulties in each field. This better understanding serves to promote improved coordination and respect between the various team members leading ultimately to a more predictable clinical outcome.

The course has been convened by A/Prof Richard Chan since 1994 and he is joined by three specialists, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Dr Lydia Lim and Prosthodontists, Dr Michael Chang and Dr David Sykes, and ceramist Mr Chris Xeras. 

The implant equipment and materials support by Nobel Biocare is gratefully acknowledged.

You may wish to consider bringing a clinical staff with you. The staff members attend all 3 days so they understand what happens at every stage of the treatment (except they only observe the hands on sessions. They would be seated next to their dentists so they learn the whole process together as a team). If you wish to consider this, please contact the CPD team.

Course Objectives

On completion of the program, participants will be familiar with the components and techniques necessary to complete the surgical and prosthodontic phases of single tooth implant cases in healed sites.

This program provides the essential base knowledge for more advanced implant training and is a pre-requisite for Dental Implants 2: Prosthodontic Workshop – essentials of aesthetic implant rehabilitation.


  • History and biologic basis of osseointegration
  • Case selection – single tooth replacement, partial edentulism and full arch rehabilitation options
  • Treatment planning – risk assessment, medical history, indications and contraindications
  • Timing of implant placement
  • Loading protocols
  • Radiographic templates and conversion to surgical guides
  • Surgical treatment planning – How to evaluate an implant patient for surgery
  • Cone Beam CT analysis
  • Surgical protocols – Exodontia, flap design, socket preservation
  • Suturing techniques
  • Prosthodontic protocols
  • Abutment selection, impression techniques
  • Occlusion, try-in and issue/cementation
  • Implant maintenance
  • Demonstration – sterile surgical set-up and patient draping, implant site preparation
  • Hands- on surgical workshop – preparation and placement of implants in single tooth healed sites on bone models with soft tissue mounted in manikins to simulate the clinical environment.
  • Full implant surgery equipment and instrumentation 
  • Prosthodontic workshop – single tooth replacement
  • Angulation correction, mucosal height, aesthetics, emergence profile, cemented v screw retained, inter-occlusal space, occlusion, torque control
  • Prosthesis design, laboratory procedure, material selection
  • Try-in/issue protocol
  • The Aesthetic Zone – management principles and how to avoid complications
  • Identification, management and prevention of prosthodontic complications
  • Risk management – Medico-legal Aspects of Implant Dentistry
  • Taking care of implant business – practice management, marketing and continuing education
  • Q&A


Speakers for this event

  • A/Prof Richard W Chan

    A/Prof Richard W Chan


    Richard was a fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons Hong Kong (Prosthodontics), Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Dental Surgery), Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. He has practiced implant dentistry since the mid-1980’s and has published in international and Australian journals and has lectured extensively on restorative dentistry, implant surgery/GBR and prosthodontics in Australia, New Zealand, South-east Asia and United Kingdom. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, and is on the faculty for Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics). He was Program Director of Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) and is also an Honorary Associate Professor (Oral Rehabilitation) at the University of Hong Kong. He was a past President of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (NSW) Inc. and was in full time referral practice in Sydney limited to implant surgery and prosthodontics. Richard was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to dentistry in 2019.


  • Chris Xeras

    Chris Xeras

    Dental Techician

    Chris graduated in Sydney in 1988. He owns and operates a commercial laboratory in Burwood, Sydney specializing in crown and bridge and implants. He has over 30 years of experience in the technical aspects of implant prosthodontics.

    Dental Techician

  • Dr David Sykes

    Dr David Sykes

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    OAM, BDS (Lond), MDS (Syd), LDS RCS(Eng), FRACDS, MRACDS (Pros) Dr Sykes is a specialist prosthodontist working in Sydney with a particular interest in implant dentistry. He has been involved in implant treatment almost from its introduction in Australia and has considerable experience in treating the complex restorative case. Dr Sykes is a Senior Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney teaching on the postgraduate prosthodontic programme and the Diploma in Oral Implantology. He has lectured in the area of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics with a special interest in implants and medico-legal issues. Dr Sykes has served on the Councils of the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Dental Board of NSW and the Advisory Panel for Dental Protection Ltd. Dr Sykes is currently a Board member of the Australian Dental Council.

    Specialist Prosthodontist

  • Dr Lydia Lim

    Dr Lydia Lim

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Dr Lydia Lim is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in private specialist practice in Chatswood. She is a graduate of Sydney University and completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Sydney obtaining the MDSc and FRACDS(OMS) qualifications. She then furthered her training in the United States at the University of Texas at Houston. Lydia is currently a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Westmead Hospital where she is involved with teaching surgical registrars and managing maxillofacial trauma. She also has special interest in complex dental implantology and orthognathic surgery.

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr. Michael Chang

    Dr. Michael Chang

    BDent Honours (Syd) DClinDent (Syd) MRACDS (Pros) Certificate in Surgical Implant Dentistry (UCLA) Prime Dental Specialists Pty Ltd

    BDent Honours (Syd) DClinDent (Syd) MRACDS (Pros) Certificate in Surgical Implant Dentistry (UCLA) Prime Dental Specialists Pty Ltd


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All Day (Friday)(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Western Ave, Camperdown NSW 2050

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$4500 (incl. GST) Standard for dentists $3950 (incl. GST) University of Sydney alumni $1350 (incl. GST) Dental Assistants / Staff member*

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