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Principles of Implant Dentistry

202117augAll Day19Principles of Implant Dentistry(All Day)(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineImplants,ProsthodonticsFormatHands-on,In-Person,Online

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Foundation Level: Principles of Implant Dentistry

This course, which is based on an internationally recognized curriculum, will be presented in a modular format both online and in a pre-clinical setting. Implant education for both the surgical and restorative phases of treatment will be carried out in a generic manner, that is, to discuss issues central to implant dentistry rather than over-emphasising system-specific issues. Our presenters have been chosen with a wide range of implant experiences and system uses. The importance of the restorative dentist and a restoratively driven treatment plan in dental implant therapy is emphasised. Each of the modules will provide core information, however during later stages of the course issues inherent to four major implant systems will be discussed at length. This course has been organised to provide information relevant to more experienced practitioners and, also is to encompass issues related to maintenance and dealing with implant dentistry complications. Central to this course will be the emphasis on appropriate treatment planning to ensure clinical success in this ever-expanding field. At the conclusion of the course, successful completion of an on-line assessment will fulfill the requirements for award of the ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry.

Goal/Learning Outcomes:

  • Theoretical: Foundation level knowledge in implant dentistry.
  • Clinical: To be able to maintain peri-implant tissue health and implant prostheses; and manage simple complications. To be able to restore Straightforward single tooth cases


Standardized on-line examination, assessment of hands-on activities Melbourne Dental School CPD certificate and ITI Certificate in implant dentistry, foundation level on successful completion of the assessment

Key dates :

– Group 1 Allocation: Tuesday 17 August, Wednesday 18 August, Thursday 19 August 2021 and

  • – Group 2 Allocation: Tuesday 24 August, Wednesday 25 August, Thursday 26 August 2021


Standardized on-line examination, assessment of hands-on activities Melbourne Dental School CPD certificate and ITI Certificate in implant dentistry, foundation level on successful completion of the assessment

Course Modules

There are six modules associated with this program, each outlined in detail below. Accompanying each of these modules will be links to videos and supplemental learning provided by ITI. While you do not need to be a member of the ITI to access these supplemental learning modules, ITI recommend that if you would like to have access to wider content and materials to further support your continued studies, membership is advised.  Each module associated with this program, also has a short McQ to reinforce your knowledge as you move between each of the modules.

Module 1 lecture topics 

  • Implants in Dentistry: Clinical applications of implants for the fixed and removable replacement of teeth / Dental Implant vs conventional tooth replacement modalities
  • Tissue Integration: Osseointegration, bone and bone healing / Soft tissue around teeth and implants – similarities and differences
  • Implant biomechanics: Mechanical behaviour of tissues and prostheses under load
  • Implant survival and success: Definitions of survival and success / Current evidence implant and prosthesis survival and success
  • Monitoring and maintaining peri-implant tissues: Baseline records (probing pockets, radiographs) and monitoring / Monitoring and maintenance / Oral hygiene education / Protocols for mucositis management / Protocols for peri-implantitis management and when to refer
  • Monitoring and maintaining implant prosthesis: Occlusal assessment / Risks posed by occlusal forces, parafunction / Recommended guidelines

Module 2 lecture topics 

  • Anatomy: Basic anatomy of the dento-facial region / Overview of anatomical structures with relevance to implant dentistry
  • Pharmacology:  The relevance to implant dentistry
  • Principles of Radiography:  ALARA, ALADA, 2D and 3D imaging for implant dentistry
  • Biosafety:  General principles for dental practice / Aseptic protocols, clean versus sterile
  • Oral surgery:  Equipment and instruments for dentoalveolar surgery/ General principles of flap design / Principles of flap management for implant surgery, including periosteal releasing incisions
  • Post-operative care and healing abutment management
  • Implant systems:  Criteria for selecting an implant system
  • Legal and ethical aspects:  Documentation and record keeping, including photographic records / Informed consent

Module 3 lecture topics 

  • Structured assessment:  Anamnesis/patient history/ Social factors
  • Medical risk factors:  Common systemic risk factors that may influence dental implant management
  • Dental risk factors:  Oral hygiene, chronic periodontitis, caries risk, salivary flow
  • Site assessment:  Bone and soft tissues
  • Additional investigations:  Diagnostic articulated dental casts, wax-up and set-up / Radiographic templates / Photography

Module 4 lecture topics 

  • Principles of guided bone regeneration:  Biological principles of GBR / Indications for GBR
  • Principles of bone management for implant site preparation:  Surgical factors relating to achieve successful osseointegration
  • Tooth extraction:  Wound healing following tooth extraction and implications for implant dentistry / Principles of ridge preservation / Rationale / Techniques and healing outcomes
  • Loading Protocols:  Definitions / Indications for immediate loading
  • Surgical technique 1:  Dentsply Sirona implants / Description of key features of Dentsply Sirona
  • Biological principles of bone grafting:  Basics of bone biology / Classifications of bone grafts and substitutes / Healing of bone grafts / Clinical examples of bone grafts in various indications
  • Surgical Technique 2:  Straumann Dental Implant System / Description of key features of Straumann system

Module 5 lecture topics

  • Prosthodontically driven treatment planning: Prosthodontic planning principles for implant dentistry / The prosthodontic “work-up” / The influence of implant position on restorative options and long-term outcomes
  • Recording implant position and soft tissue form:  Open tray and closed tray impressions / Indexing implant position / Emergence profile impressions
  • Implant connections: Advantages and Disadvantages:  Direct to fixture / Cross pin / Cemented / Angle corrections screws
  • Implant Abutments:  Common usage key abutments in the Dentsply implants / Nobel Biocare / Straumann systems
  • Provisional implant restorations:  Indications / Laboratory-fabricated provisionals / Direct provisionals
  • Delivery of the fixed implant prosthesis:  Protocol for prosthesis delivery: Step by Step / Evaluation of a prosthesis prior to delivery / Try-in and delivery / Torque settings
  • Occlusion in relation to implant prostheses:  Clinical relevance / Recording occlusion / Fitting and adjusting / Maintenance
  • Overdentures:  Principles of implant retained overdentures
  • Incorporating Implant Dentistry into general practise:  Practical tips to incorporate restorative implant dentistry into daily clinical practise.

Hands-on laboratory sessions to be completed before final Module (6) include

Pre-clinical exercises on:

  • Implant models: Instruments for implant monitoring and maintenance and plaque and calculus removal
  • Models
    • Atraumatic Extraction and Ridge Preservation
    • Placement of a Dentsply Sirona Implant system implant
    • Placement of a Straumann dental implant
  • Covering open tray impressions to incorporate the emergence profile
  • Meet the components with Nobel Biocare/ Straumann / Dentsply Sirona
  • Direct temporization / Fabrication of implant provisional restorations

CBCL (Case based collaborative learning):

  • Cases to be provided for participants to discuss in groups and to assess case complexity and establish risk profile (includes dental chart, radiographs, photographs)

Module 6 lecture topics

  • Diagnosing and managing biological complications: Management strategies for biological complications with implants
  • Technical and hardware complications: Identifying causes and managing technical and hardware complications
  • Aesthetic complications: Aetiology and management of aesthetic complications
  • The digital workflow: Overview of the digital workflow in implant dentistry

Online Examination Details

  • The ITI Exam is based on the ITI online Academy Modules.
  • The presenter’s notes should reflect what is outlined in the ITI modules.
  • The final ITI online exam will run for 90 minutes and will consist of 60 multiple choice questions.
  • PIN access to the exam will be organised and given to all participants.
  • The pass mark for the exam is 60%. You will not receive an ITI certificate if you do not receive a mark of at least 60%. You will however still receive your CPD hours even if you do not pass the exam. These two certificates are separate.
  • The exam is open book, but participants are encouraged to not spend too much time sifting through notes as you may not finish the exam in the allotted time. The exam will automatically shut off after the 90 minutes.
  • There will be a zoom feedback session after the online examination where you will be given your results and non-participant-specific feedback provided.

For enquiries, contact: mds-cpd@unimelb.edu.au


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Roy Judge

    Associate Professor Roy Judge



  • Dr Adam Rosenberg

    Dr Adam Rosenberg


    Adam has a special interest in dental implants and bone and soft tissue grafting techniques to enhance aesthetic outcomes. He also utilizes advanced techniques


  • Dr Alice HS Huynh

    Dr Alice HS Huynh

    BDSc(Hon) DCD , Specialist Periodontist

    Alice is a registered specialist periodontist under the Dental Board of Australia, APHRA. She specializes in periodontal treatment and dental implants and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery.

    Alice graduated from the University of Melbourne then worked at the Alfred Hospital in her first year out where she gained increased experience in working with medically compromised patients and developed an interest in surgery. Since then, she has worked in private practices in Melbourne and embarked on her specialty training in periodontics at the University of Melbourne.

    Alice is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association. Alice is a casual lecturer for the ITI and examiner for the Melbourne Dental School.

    Alice speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese. In her spare time, she is an animal lover (especially cats!), coffee and outdoor activities.

    BDSc(Hon) DCD , Specialist Periodontist

  • Dr Andrew Bridgeman

    Dr Andrew Bridgeman

    Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr Andrew Tucker

    Dr Andrew Tucker


    BDSc, MDSc, FRACDS, GradDipClinDent, FDSRCPS(GLasg), FRACDS(Perio)

    Dr Tucker completed his dental degree (BDSc) at Melbourne University in 1987. He worked for seven years in general practice in Melbourne before venturing up to Northern Australia, where he worked across Queensland and outback Northern Territory for three years. He gained experience in remote dental settings including Aboriginal and mining communities.

    He furthered his training in UK where he undertook three years of hospital-based Oral Surgery training, before returning permanently to Australia in 2001, to undertake the three year postgraduate Masters speciality training (MDSc) in Periodontics at Melbourne University.

    In 2004 Dr Tucker established Collins Street Periodontics in Melbourne CBD, before moving six years later to its current purpose-built rooms. Dr Tucker also services the Shepparton region as a visiting Periodontist once per month. He has obtained Fellowships from both the UK Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FDSRCPS Glasg) and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRADCS). During the past 15 years Dr Tucker has taught Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the University of Melbourne and Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. He regularly examines both undergraduate and postgraduate students and presents seminars both locally and interstate.

    Dr Tucker is an active member of The Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), the Australian Osseointegration Society (Dental Implants), The International Team of Implantology (ITI) and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) – the peak professional body representing periodontists in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Tucker has also undertaken volunteer work in Nepal on a number of occasions, providing dental services to remote villages and training local dental therapists.

    Dr Tucker enjoys swimming, at which he regularly competes, and spending time with his family, especially his children’s sporting activities.


  • Dr Benedicta Wong

    Dr Benedicta Wong

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Perio)

    Specialist in Oral Implantology

    Benedicta completed her BDS in New Zealand in 2005 and was the recipient of the Ivoclar Student Research Elective Award, the New Zealand Endodontic Society Prize, as well as the Robert Lewis Cultural Cup. She went on to work in Mackay for Queensland Health and then moved to practice in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia. While there, she was an active member of the Malaysian Dental Association and served on several branch committees. She returned back to Australia in 2011 to complete her training as a periodontist and was then involved as a clinical demonstrator for the dental undergraduate program. In 2013, she completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in the specialty of periodontics. She was awarded the Australia New Zealand Academy of Periodontists’ Medallion prize for her research thesis, which examined the association between haemolytic bacteria and periodontitis. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), International Team for Implantology (ITI), Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Perio)

  • Dr Bevan Chong

    Dr Bevan Chong

    Prosthodontist- BDS, DClinDent(Pros), MRACDS(Pros)

    Dr Chong completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2005.

    After several years in public and private practice in New Zealand and Australia, Dr Chong pursued his specialist prosthodontic training at the University of Sydney, receiving his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) in 2013. He was also awarded membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Prosthodontics.

    Since completing his specialist training, Dr Chong has been involved in teaching prosthodontics at graduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Sydney as a specialist clinical educator and a member of the Planning Committee for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) program. He also maintained a specialist position at Westmead Hospital. He continues to be involved in prosthodontic education as a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne.

    Prosthodontist- BDS, DClinDent(Pros), MRACDS(Pros)

  • Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

    Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

    General Dentist ,BDS (Madrid), MJDF RCS (England), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Implants) (Melb),

    Carolina graduated from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2006. After completing her studies she moved to Oxford (UK), where she worked as a general dentist and undertook further studies in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and implants in London, Manchester, and France. During this time, she gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).
    In early 2013 she settled in Melbourne and while working in private practice, she completed a part-time diploma in clinical dentistry in the field of implants at The University of Melbourne. Carolina also received her prosthodontics specialist training and degree at The University of Melbourne.
    In addition to working in private practice at Bayside Dental Specialists and Tasman Prosthodontics, Carolina is involved in continuous professional training as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching through The University of  Melbourne. She is the current president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch, member of the Australian Osseointegration Society, the International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association.

    General Dentist ,BDS (Madrid), MJDF RCS (England), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Implants) (Melb),

  • Dr Gaurika Sud

    Dr Gaurika Sud

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Gaurika Sud is a registered specialist prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (DCD) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to specialization, she worked as a general dentist in private practices in regional Victoria and in New Zealand. Gaurika has been involved in teaching as a clinical supervisor at the Melbourne Dental School since 2012. A regular continuing professional development program lecturer, she is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council and President of her local ADA (Australian Dental Association) group. She is a committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS Victorian branch) and a member of Australian Prosthodontic Society. Gaurika enjoys all aspects of prosthodontics with particular interest in use of digital technology for aesthetic dental treatments. She specialises in treatment of patients with complex dental problems using crowns, bridges, implant supported prostheses and removable dentures.

    URL https://www.mdsdental.com.au/ourstaff/dr-gaurika-sud/

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • Dr Hossam El-Haddad

    Dr Hossam El-Haddad

    BDS (Cairo), FRACDS (Sydney), DCD (Pros) (Melb)

    Dr. Hossam graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) in 2006, and worked in both public and private sectors before relocating to Australia in 2010. Hossam has worked in private general dental practices in Cairns and Melbourne. He obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2015, and graduated with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Melbourne in 2018. He has now joined the specialist practice, Prosthodontics Plus in Essendon, as well as flying to Launceston to deliver Prosthodontic care to patients in Tasmania. He continues to be involved in prosthodontic education as a clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the Australian Prosthodontic Society committee and the Australian Osseointegration Society.

    BDS (Cairo), FRACDS (Sydney), DCD (Pros) (Melb)

  • Dr Jaafar Abduo

    Dr Jaafar Abduo

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

    Dr Jaafar Abduo received his BDS (Otago, New Zealand), DClinDent (Otago, New Zealand), MRACDS (Pros). His current position is as Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) and Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental school. His research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant biomechanics and dental occlusion. Jaafar’s teaching interests are in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology and evidence based prosthodontics.

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

  • 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 Paul Wright

    DR Paul Wright


    Paul completed his undergraduate degree at Melbourne University in 1979, attaining his Bachelor of Dental Science degree with Honours. After a period in general practice and an extended sojourn travelling overseas, Paul commenced postgraduate studies in 1985 obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in 1987.

    In 1988, he joined Dr Harley Moffatt in East Kew. Paul has a keen interest in the scientific basis of clinical procedures and strongly believes in continuing education as a prerequisite to delivering the highest standard of dental care to his patients.


  • Dr Shayne Callis

    Dr Shayne Callis

    Shayne Callis BDS (Wits), M Dent (Wits), ADC

    Shayne graduated BDS with distinction in 1985 at The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) and was the recipient of awards for Periodontology, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery (Lester Brown award), Conservative Dentistry and Pharmacology (Jan Breyer award). He graduated M Dent in the field of Periodontics and Oral Medicine (Wits) in 1991 and maintained a private practice in Johannesburg and a post graduate teaching position at Wits until 2001. He has served on the committees of the South African society for periodontics and the South African society for dental implantology and was the president of the latter society for a 2 year term. He attained the Australian Dental Certificate in 2000 and has been in full time practice in Balwyn since 2002. His clinical interests are in the management of periodontitis, both surgical and non-surgical and dental implants. He has been a clinical demonstrator in the post graduate clinic at Melbourne University since 2004, and has also served as an examiner for Melbourne University. He is a fellow of the ITI.

    Shayne Callis BDS (Wits), M Dent (Wits), ADC

  • Dr. Robert De Poi

    Dr. Robert De Poi

    Specialist Periodontist

    Dr Robert De Poi graduated with a BDSc. from the University of Melbourne in 1984 Dux of his graduating year. He then maintained a general practice for many years during which time he developed an interest in Periodontics. He was awarded the Kenneth JG Sutherland Prize by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1987 after completing his RACDS. He was on the RACDS Victorian Regional Committee for 10 years and chair between 1995 and 1997. He was on the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch Council from 2008-2012. Robert registered as a Periodontist after receiving his Master of Science and Certificate in Periodontics from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2002. He was awarded the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholarship for Excellence in 2002. He now maintains specialist practice in Moonee Ponds and is an honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Dental School and involved in teaching in the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Melbourne. He has an interest in dental implant research through the ADAVB Evident Foundation. He is currently on the Professional Provident Fund Advisory Committee for the ADAVB and is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology.

    Specialist Periodontist

  • Mr Mark Barit

    Mr Mark Barit

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Melbourne Implant Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Melbourne Implant Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Professor Ivan Darby

    Professor Ivan Darby

    BDS PhD Glas, FRACDS (Perio)

    Prof Darby is the current Head of Periodontics and is responsible for the school’s specialization program in Periodontics, DClinDent(Perio). In addition, he also has involvement in the Grad Dip Clin Dent (implants), DDS, BDSc and BOH periodontics and implant surgery components. Ivan is also Director of Postgraduate Research and Education and Head of Population Oral Health & Periodontics. He also practices as a Periodontist in Moonee Ponds. Ivan is a past President of the ANZ division, Periodontal Research Group and Asia Pacific Region of the IADR. He is also Editor of the ASP journal, Periodontology.

    BDS PhD Glas, FRACDS (Perio)


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