An introduction to dental implants

Delegates on the introduction to dental implants courseOsteocare explains what its ‘Introduction to dental implants’ course involves.

Course content

The Osteocare course, An introduction to dental implants, is divided into three modules, which consists of lectures, hands-on and surgical training. An introduction to dental implants introduces basic, as well as advanced concepts and principles related to dental and oral implantology. Starting from historical perspectives, implant biomaterials and principles of placement; topics include reconstructing hard and soft tissue and maintenance, treatment of complications, contradictory theories and the latest clinical advancements.


The lectures will cover:

  • Introduction to dental implantology
  • Immediate loading of root-form dental implants
  • Flapless implant surgery
  • Hard-tissue grafting
  • Guided bone regeneration
  • Unconventional methods to modify bone quality and volume
  • Prognosis of dental implants
  • Diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis
  • Complications of dental implants
  • Review of the most common, as well as the more rare, complications of dental implants and their management
  • Hands-on: implant placement, prosthetic training and sinus lifting (simulation)
  • Surgical training: each participant will place eight implants under supervision. Additional implants may be placed at a minimal cost
  • Different approaches for implant insertion post tooth extraction.

An introduction to dental implants’ objectives

  • Full introduction to dental implants
  • To enable dentists to recognise clinical situations in which dental implants may complement or enhance the oral rehabilitation of the patient
  • Introduce through interpretation of CBVT and OPG, the modern techniques and materials related to dental implantology, with live surgery –allowing attendees to place implants in patients provided by the training centre
  • To provide support/mentorship for the dentists after completion of the training course.

Course benefits

  • On completion of An introduction to dental implants, each delegate will receive attendance certificates attributed with 56 hours CPD
  • Each delegate will place eight implants in live patients
  • Each delegate will receive a standard Universal Surgical Kit, support materials and first three implants (free of charge)
  • Dental nurses receive a greatly reduced fee of £500*
  • Cost effective.


Osteocare Training Centre, Cairo, Egypt and is hosted by Dr Amr Zahran, professor of periodontology, Cairo University. 

Course testimonials

‘The training was a wonderful experience for me since I had absolutely no idea about implants a week ago, and today, I was sitting and giving lectures to my colleagues about how easy it is to include in the daily practice’ – Dr V Balachandran BDS, Edinburgh.

‘I’ve placed over 40 implants in the first 10 months since the course. Can’t believe I’ve practised dentistry for all these years without implants! Thank you for your encouragement and an excellent course’ – Dr K Fingleton BDS, Dublin.

Course leader background

Professor Zahran is the author of 37 clinical papers in the field of dental implantology and periodontology in Egyptian, British, American and Canadian dental journals and since 1999 has supervised over 52 master degrees and PhD theses. The Cairo course has been running for 14 years.

To guarantee a place for the next hands-on course please contact us on 0800 281 981 or for more information e-mail us on [email protected].

*Note the nurse discount does not include VAT.

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