The fundamentals for success in implant dentistry

The fundamentals for success in implantologyDelta Dental Academy is a leading provider of implant education in the UK. It offers an array of programmes designed to help clinicians get started in implant dentistry or enhance their knowledge and practical skills in the field.

This September, don’t miss the Implant Fundamentals course, presented in association with Straumann. Course leader and internationally-renowned implant dentist, Dr Alfonso Rao, discusses what makes this programme different from others in the market.

This programme has been designed for those who are new to dental implants. It is also for those who wish to start providing treatment in their practices,’ he said.

‘It offers comprehensive surgical and restorative training that really covers every angle of the treatment modality.

‘The programme is in its seventh year. But the philosophy has remained the same since the first course we ran – to imbue delegates with the knowledge and practical experience they need to provide safe and ethical implant treatment to patients.

‘It offers a good mix of classroom instruction and hands-on training, covering the scientific and biological principles in depth.

‘To make the programme as accessible as possible, there are no qualification criteria for entry. So we often welcome dentists with slightly different experience levels.

‘The teaching is tailored to each individual. This is to ensure they can grasp the information and move on the next topic with confidence.’

The Implant Fundamentals course offers delegates significant support, with access to optional mentoring beyond the initial programme at a discounted fee.

Training is also backed by Straumann, with a representative in attendance to assist with product-related queries and exclusive access to the Straumann Smart Online Education portal available to all delegates.

Numerous benefits

Dr Rao said: ‘The benefits of this course being supported by the Straumann are numerous. It is such a recognisable and trusted brand – true quality. So it’s good to introduce people to the possibilities of dental implant surgery with a brand they can trust.

‘Delegates get the whole package – beyond the skills and knowledge learnt, they are also given access to staff training, marketing kits, leaflets and more, courtesy of the Straumann. This will help them to implement their newly forged skills in practice as soon as possible.

‘As the Straumann keeps adding to its number of available solutions, there really is an option for everyone, supplying dental professionals with the tools they need to succeed.’

The programme is held over six, two-day modules. It covers an introduction to implants, the surgical placement procedure, guided bone regeneration, treatment planning, case selection, implant restoration and potential complications.

Delegates will physically place three implants in live patients, who are provided by the course. They can apply what they learn to real life situations under the supervision of experts.

Diverse learning

In addition to Dr Rao, the programme is delivered by leading lights in the field. This includes Dr Imran Nasser, Dr Dipesh Kothari, Dr Mark Gillis and Dr Ceri Owen.

They offer extensive experience in implant dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry and more, ensuring a rich and diverse learning environment for delegates.

Past delegate Dr Laurie Stumper added: ‘I wanted to choose a course to start my implant journey which had early clinical exposure and gave me a great platform for the future.

‘This course achieved this and so much more. All the speakers were insightful. They went above and beyond to deliver a well-rounded understanding of implant dentistry.

‘Alfonso provided expert knowledge and clinical tips throughout. If you are looking for a course to excel your implant journey, this is the one.’

If you are interested in entering the exciting world of dental implants, consider the Delta Dental Academy’s Implant Fundamentals course. Delivered in association with Straumann, it will take place this September.

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