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Dental Implant Mini-Residency Course 9, Module 5. I, Brian Whitley, will be sponsoring another Dental Implant Mini-Residency Course, the eighth of its type since 2010.The format will include five one-day modules, to be held on a Friday, spread out over a 15-month period. Dr Gil Watson will, once again, be our Guest Prosthodontist. Dr Whitley, Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon will also be providing lectures and assisting with case presentations. 1.Diem 2 2.Occlusion Bring Cases to Discuss.

Learning outcomes

The course is intended to up-skill General Dental Practitioners in the restorative aspects of implant dentistry. The program will involve lectures on set topics from Dr Watson as well as case presentations, whereby participants present their cases to the group, for a detailed work-up and follow-up of cases.


Dr Gilbert Watson, Prosthodontist. Dr Brian Whitley, Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon.

Dr Gilbert Watson BDS, MDS (Otago) Specialist Prosthodontist Gilbert graduated in 1984 with a BDS from University of Otago. He then spent 14 years in private practice before returning to Otago to complete a 3-year Prosthodontic Masters. As part of his MDS he completed research based on the maintenance involved with implant overdentures having two papers published in the peer reviewed international journal –The International Journal of Prosthodontics. On returning to Auckland he established a specialist private practice, and became editor of the Auckland Dental Association newsletter as well as facilitator for the New Graduate Programme for a number of years. Gil hs recently completed a two-year tenure as the President of the New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists and has been asked on a number of occasions to be an external examiner for Otago undergraduates. Dr Brian David Whitley, BSc, BDS, MDS, FRACDS ( OMS ) FICD. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon . Curriculum Vitae. Brian graduated BSc from the University of Canterbury, majoring in Zoology, in 1979.In 1983, he graduated BDS from the University of Otago. After 2 years as a Dental House Surgeon at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. Brian spent 2 years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Basingstoke District Hospital and The Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK. He completed MDS (OMS) University of Otago in 1990 and was a Senior Registrar in Auckland in 1991 and at Waikato Hospital in 1992.Brian completed the specialist qualification FRACDS (OMS) in July 1992 and from January 1993 until July 1994 was a Clinical Fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Centre, Houston, Texas, USA. He has been in private specialist practice since 1994 and held a visiting appointment at Waikato Hospital from July 1994 until April 2013. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in surgical implant dentistry. He also has interests in the medical and the surgical management of TMJ disorders. He has lectured extensively in both New Zealand and Australia as well as run several NZDA accredited courses in this country. To present day, since 2010, Brian has run 8 Dental Implant Mini-Residency Courses for Dentists in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty area. Brian is a former President of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZ Dental Association, former Chairman of the NZ Branch of ANZAOMS, former Chairman and NZ Treasurer of the ANZAOMS Research and Education Foundation as well as a former member of the RACDS NZ Regional Surgical Committee. Brian is currently the NZ representative on the ANZAOMS Awards Committee. He is a Board Member and on both the Clinical and Credentialing Committees at Braemar Hospital. In addition, Brian is on the Sports Medicine Waikato Executive as well as the St Peters Tennis Club Committee in Hamilton. He is also on the Executive of the charitable organization, Smiles for the Pacific, (SFTP) and has made several trips to Fiji since 2015 to undertake voluntary work. Brian is a Fellow of the International College of Dental Surgeons (FICD) and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious “Colleague of the Year Award “ by the New Zealand Dental Surgeons Association. In 2022, Brian was received the Distinguished Service Award from ANZAOMS.

Dental Implant Mini-Residency Program- Module 5.

Dr Gilbert Watson, Prosthodontist. Dr Brian Whitley, Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon.
Friday 30th Aug 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Waikato Innovation Park
Sky Point Conference Room
Ruakura Road,
Region: Hamilton 3240
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