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This four-day course split over two workshops has been specifically designed for dentists wishing to start their journey in dental implantology. Workshop one will empower you to restore single unit and short span bridge implant supported prosthesis. Understanding the prosthetic aspect of dental implantology prepares the clinician to become a prosthetically driven implant surgeon. Workshop two focuses on the surgical aspects of basic single unit implant placements. The attendees will be supported post course to build confidence in tackling their first cases in a safe manner. Attendees may treat their own patients at the academy under clinical supervision. The course is a combination of theory, hands on sessions on manikins and animal models, live patient demonstrations and online tutorials. Workshop 1 – Introduction to Dental Implants and Implant Restorations Day 1 – 28th February 2025 1. Introduction to dental implants and the role of the general dentist 2. Rationale for implants 3. Understanding dental implant terminology 4. Implant designs and their connections 5. The difference between dental implants and natural teeth 6. Impression taking using open and closed tray systems and digital scan bodies 7. Patient and Site assessment for implant planning 8. Hands on implant impression taking workshop Day 2 – 1st March 2025 1. Prosthetically driven treatment planning 2. Lab communicating and designing implant prosthesis 3. Screw versus cement retained restorations 4. Processes for insertion of implant prosthesis 5. Maintenance of implant prosthesis 6. Trouble shooting common prosthetic complications 7. Atraumatic tooth extraction techniques 8. Basic socket preservation – why, when and how Live Patients 1. Impression taking of BioHorizons Implant 2. Extraction and socket preservation Workshop 2 – Introduction to Dental Implant Surgery Day 1 – 11th April 2025 1. Introduction to implant surgery 2. Basic flap designs and surgical techniques 3. Surgical setup and instruments 4. Osteotomy preparation and implant placement protocols 5. The BioHorizon Implant range and indications 6. The use of surgical guides in implant dentistry 7. Hands on suturing workshop Day 2 – 12th April 2025 1. Surgical techniques for implant second stage surgery 2. The use of Resonance Frequency Analysis in implantology 3. Debunking the misconceptions in implant surgeries 4. Preventing marginal bone loss around dental implants 5. Trouble shooting common surgical complications and post operative management 6. Hands on surgical workshop using pig jaws for socket preservation, surgical implant placement and second stage surgeries Live Patients 1. Insertion of implant crown 2. Single implant placement with and without surgical guide 3. Soft tissue management during second stage surgery

Learning outcomes

-Appreciate the advantages and methods for practice management in an implant practice -Understand the importance of complete and partial edentulism as a universal health problem -Appreciate the history and development of implant dentistry from its early stages to current and future trends -Learn to use 3-dimensional planning software -Understand prosthetically driven surgical implant treatment planning -Conduct step by step thorough dental history and clinical evaluation of implant patients -Know when to institute referral procedures to allied medical and dental specialists -Describe the maxillary and mandibular anatomical landmarks that place limitations on implant treatment -Consider the bony topography and bone density in the prosthetically driven treatment plan -Understand the requirements, design, and manufacture of diagnostic and surgical templates -Recognise the different prosthetic options for implant dentistry -Atraumatic tooth removal and ridge preservation techniques -Apply basic bone grafting procedures with the extraction of a natural tooth -Recognise the different types and designs of dental implants -Assess available bone quality and quantity in relation to diagnostic imaging procedures -Perform radiographic interpretation for partial and completely edentulous patients with moderate bone volume -Understand the prosthetic options for moderate bone volume based upon desire, biomechanics and needs of the patient -Determine and assess local conditions which effect the surgical or prosthetic implant treatment -Understand how the biomechanical aspects of stress affect implant treatment planning -Understand the effect of key implant position, force factors, available bone density, implant design and size on treatment planning -Undertake step by step procedures for implant restorations on laboratory models -Treatment plan partially edentulous patients for implant restorations -Utilise 3D radiographic interpretation techniques for partial edentulous patients -Describe the 3-angulation options for root form implant placement in the aesthetic zone -Understand the biological basis (materials, mechanics and implant-tissue interface) and interactions between dental implants and host tissues -Determine and assess local conditions which affect the surgical or prosthetic implant treatment -Develop treatment planning skills specific to these implant restorations -Understand the 3 prosthetic options for fixed prostheses -Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of these 3 prosthetic options -Recognise and apply ideal soft tissue drape conditions in the aesthetic zone -Understand the alveolar-gingival complex relating to single tooth implant crowns -Understand the implant prosthetic base dimension requirements for implant restorations -Correlate implant diameter and abutment design in relation to prosthetic emergence profile -Appreciate the differences between screw retained and cemented prostheses -Understand and apply the principals of implant protected occlusion -Incorporate the biomechanical considerations in your approach to treatment planning -Appreciate the most common implant complications and their causes -Appreciate the indications for direct and indirect restorative techniques -Learn the clinical and laboratory steps and procedures to perform direct and indirect techniques for crown fabrication -Appreciate the choice of restorative material and its effect on implant loading -Appreciate the effect of bone density on implant treatment planning -Learn and apply methods to increase bone density by progressive bone loading -Learn how to modify treatment plans to accommodate for bone density -Recognise 3 different healing methods used in implant dentistry -Use CBCT/CT to correctly diagnose the bony morphology in the partially edentulous patient and relate this to implant surgical placement -Understand the different surgical protocols needed for different bone densities -Design tissue incisions in the aesthetic zone and understand the reflection and manipulation of different tissue types -Review and perform the pharmacological and surgical protocols for dental implant placement -Review the different componentry needed for completely guided implant placement -Understand implant placement in abundant and compromised bone and the surgical implications of the opposing anatomical landmarks -Understand the implications of crestal module design on soft tissue emergence -Understand the selection of abutments and the abutment material -Describe the unique implant design requirements for narrow implant designs -Understand bone biology in relation to osteotomy preparation and techniques to prevent necrosis in dense bone and obtain adequate primary stability in soft bone -Recognise and diagnose complications of altered nerve sensation as a post-operative complication in the placement of implants in the posterior mandible -Use CBCT/CT to correctly diagnose the path of the inferior dental nerve and design computerised depth limiting guides to prevent damage to this important structure -Recognise the principles of osteoinduction, osteoconduction and osteogeneses in relation to implant placement -Know the long and short term complications of implant surgery and the treatment of these significant complications -Understand and safely administer oral sedation for implant surgical procedures -Learn the surgical technique of bone condensation rather than osteotomy for implant placement in D4 bone

Speaker

Dr Sheng Zhang

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International Dental Implant Association and International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics. Dr Sheng Zhang is a general dentist with specialty training in periodontics and implants, and practice limited to these fields. He has studied extensively around the world learning from the leaders in the field. Dr Sheng Zhang has specifically designed this course for those who are embarking on their dental implantology education or those clinicians wishing to develop a deeper understanding of Implantology. It is a culmination of knowledge that he wished was instilled in him when he first started his implant journey.

Dr Sheng Zhang 

Foundations in Dental Implant Surgery and Prosthetics


Speaker:

Dr Sheng Zhang

Friday 11th Apr 2025 - Saturday 12th Apr 2025
9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Dental Artistry Academy
38 Broadway, Newmarket
Region: Auckland
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