april, 2023

202301aprAll DayVirtual/ Physical Event(All Day: saturday)(GMT+11:00) View in my timeMelbourne Event Organized By: ARIA Dental Ed Discipline:General Restorative,Implants,Periodontics,ProsthodonticsFormat:Continuum,Hands-on,In-Person

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5 Module Master Implant Program | Melbourne

Place your first dental implant with confidence, under guided supervision. Learn how to plan, place and restore dental implants to the highest standard.

90 CPD Hours

  • LIVE SURGERY with mentored guidance.
  • ON GOING MENTORSHIP during the program
  • SPECIALIST DRIVEN education.

Optional Benefits: 50% off your start-up Astra Implant kit (including 30 Implants, motor and implant driver). ONE YEAR FREE Implant Planning License and much more. 

Module 1: Introduction to Implant Dentistry

This module will provide a foundation in understanding implants as a restorative treatment. From patient assessment to learning implant armaterium and finally detailed implant planning would build the basis of this first section of the course.

Specialist prosthodontist Dr Praveen Nathaniel will predominately cover this module. Dr Matthew Youssef will also add on general practitioner material. Topics covered will include:

  • Implant treatment options and the scope for general practitioners
  • Case selection in terms of restorative, surgical and patient factors
  • Prosthodontic pre-surgical assessment for restoratively driven implant placement
  • Implant componentry
  • Implant impressions with a hands-on workshop 
  • Use of surgical guides
  • Digital impression taking; its role, accuracy, devices and techniques, and an introduction to Digital Smile Design

Module 2: Implant Surgery Principles

This module will run through pre-surgery patient assessments, extraction, implant placement procedure and further into hands-on workshops for first hand training on implant surgery. It aims to enhance the pre-surgery planning required for implant placement including important soft tissue considerations. 

Lecturers include Prosthodontist Dr Praveen Nathaniel and Periodontist Dr Luan Ngo. Topics include:

  • Initial examination and patient risk assessment – primarily focussing on identifying risk factors for early and/or late surgical complications
  • Tooth extraction – understanding the atrophy post- extraction and methods to preserving bone ridge
  • Rules for restoratively driven implant placement and appropriate site preparation
  • Familiarisation with surgical armamentarium, flap design techniques and drilling protocols
  • Flap design and wound closures techniques to enhance soft tissue healing
  • Hands-on flap design surgery experience on pig jaws

Module 3: Advanced restorative implant dentistry

The previous module outlined the base of implant dentistry while this module will dive deeper into clinical  considerations of implant components, implant bone adaptation  as well as the restorative prosthodontic phases.

These topics will be provided by: Dr Praveen Nathaniel (Prosthodontist), Dr Luan Ngo (Periodontist) and Dr Matthew Youssef. Topics will include:

  • Informed consent, important record keeping, and surgical setup
  • Restorative considerations including; methods of crown attachment and abutment selection
  • Assessing and planning for an edentulous patient
  • Occlusion principles – process of examining and identifying key red-flags
  • Multi-unit restorative principles including; overdentures and implant bridges – practical component on capturing multi-unit abutments during impression taking
  • Restorative complications and management
  • Surgical considerations for anterior and posterior implants
  • Importance of osseointegration – testing for its success

Module 4: Grafting Principles and Anterior Implant Placement

This final module prior to the live surgery will elaborate on previous modules; improving knowledge on  implant placement and refining the clinician’s skill level. Lectures will be provided by Dr Praveen Nathaniel (Prosthodontist), Dr Luan Ngo (Periodontist) and Dr Matthew Youssef. Topics to be covered are:

  • Restorative and surgical crown considerations;  including the importance of bone and soft tissue to frame the implant crown
  • Implant surgical kit familiarisation and protocols
  • Biological complications: peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis, its aetiology and management
  • Principles of grafting including; techniques and protocols
  • Hands-on practice of flap design, ridge preservation, grafting, implant placement and suturing on pig jaws

Module 5: Live surgery under 1:1 specialist supervision

This final module will revolve around the live surgery, in which has been acknowledged by all practitioners to be the best hands-on clinical experience. 

Four hours will be dedicated for each student to surgically place an implant in their own patient under supervision. Students are also encouraged to provide and discuss case presentations at this stage in preparation for the live surgery module. Surgical guidance will be given by Dr Luan Ngo and Dr Cindy Nguyen  (Periodontists), Dr Praveen Nathaniel  (Prosthodontist), and Dr Devika Iyer (Masters in Oral Implantology and Periodontology). 

Dates 2023: Melbourne

Module 1: April 1st and 2nd

Module 2: May 20th and 21st 

Module 3: July 15th and 16th

Module 4: September 9th and 10th

Module 5: October 14th and 15th

*Dates are subject to change


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Cindy Nguyen

    Dr Cindy Nguyen

    BDSc. DClinDent. FRACDS (Perio)

    Cindy graduated with her dental degree from the University of Melbourne in 2004. Having finished as dux of her year, Cindy received a number of awards from The University, The Melbourne Dental School and also from The Australian Dental Association.

    After five years of work in private practice and public clinics, Cindy commenced her specialty training in the field of Periodontics at the Melbourne Dental School. Her research project was on antibodies subclasses found in a chronic periodontitis population. Cindy has been invited to speak at interstate and overseas dental and hygiene conferences. She also has maintained her involvement in clinical demonstrating at The Melbourne Dental School since 2006. Cindy is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of Periodontics.

    BDSc. DClinDent. FRACDS (Perio)

  • Dr Edelmiro De Hoyos

    Dr Edelmiro De Hoyos

    BDSc, MSc, PhD

    Edelmiro (Dr Miro) holds a PhD in Prosthodontics which is the specialised area of dentistry that deals with extensive and more complicated cosmetic and restorative treatments such as veneers, crowns, bridge, implants and partial and full dentures.

    Dr Miro is a clinical demonstrator at University of Melbourne and at La Trobe University, and he is also the Chairman of the Metropolitan ADA metropolitan group K.

    He is a very gentle and caring dentist, and outside dentistry Dr Miro loves playing Golf and bringing up his young kids.

    BDSc, MSc, PhD

  • Dr Luan Ngo

    Dr Luan Ngo

    BDSc. (Hons) Ph.D. DClinDent. FRACDS (Perio)

    Graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1999, Luan worked in both public and private practice until 2003 when he commenced a Ph.D. in the field of periodontics looking at biomarkers for periodontal disease. Luan completed the didactic component of his specialist training in periodontics in 2009 and since then has been working in both private practice and as an academic at the University of Melbourne.

    Luan is currently the Lecturer in Periodontics and Convenor of the undergraduate (now graduate entry) periodontics program at the Melbourne Dental School. Luan is also currently the president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (Victorian Branch). Luan is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of Periodontics.

    BDSc. (Hons) Ph.D. DClinDent. FRACDS (Perio)

  • Dr Matthew Youssef

    Dr Matthew Youssef

    BHSC MDent

    Dr Matt graduated with a Masters of Clinical Dentistry from La Trobe University in addition to a Bachelor of Health Science. Matthew excelled amongst his peers, completing top of the class in Clinical Dentistry. Dr Matt’s dental passion includes: Implants, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Wisdom Teeth, Wrinkle reduction injections and Fillers. He has learnt from World Leaders in Oral Implantology, is currently completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Implantology and is also a gIDE Master Clinician in Implantology. Through his career he has been involved in numerous volunteer experiences and is now the Founder of the Australian Christian Dental Aid, providing much needed dentistry to underprivileged populations. Dr Matt has a passion to provide evidence-based dentistry and education to his patients in an empathetic and relaxed environment. Away from work Dr Matt loves spending time with his lovely wife Caroline and going along to see his beloved Westcoast Eagles.

    BHSC MDent

  • Dr Praveen Nathaniel

    Dr Praveen Nathaniel

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr. Nathaniel is a specialist prosthodontist in full time private practice in Glen Waverley, Moonee Ponds and Berwick. He is the principal dentist at the Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre. Dr. Nathaniel graduated as a dentist in 1986 and worked in general practice for 4 years then finished his Masters in 1992 at the University of Melbourne.

    He is well experienced in multiple implant systems, being involved almost at the start of implant dentistry in Melbourne. Praveen has been restoring over 10 systems over the last 27 years and placing 5 systems for the last 13 years. He is passionate about continuing education and has attended many courses with the leading figures in implant dentistry.

    Dr Nathaniel has had a long history of teaching the undergraduates, dental nurses, hygienists and overseas dentists as well as running and presenting continuing education courses for dentists including lectures and courses for numerous implant companies and University of Melbourne. He has lectured extensively locally, interstate and internationally

    Specialist Prosthodontist


ARIA Dental EdOur Philosophy is to provide high level education, from specialists and clinical leaders in our field. We aim to provide: An innovative education front, Hands-on clinical practice to all members, Dynamic mentoring: giving you the opportunity to discuss cases directly with your lecturers Leaders in Prosthodontic and Periodontic principles surrounding implantology, Training for dental staff, including surgical set-up[email protected] 11-21 Gilby Rd, Mount Waverley, Melbourne 3149


All Day (Saturday)(GMT+11:00) View in my time



Victoria, Australia

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$18,995.00 ($16,485.00 Early Bird)

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