Courses 4 Implants

Dental Implantology
Skills Development Programme

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DENTSPLY Implants UK & Ireland

Dr Rajiv M Patel

BDS, MClinDent (Perio), MFDS RCS (Eng), MPerio RCS (Ed)

Rajiv is a General Dental Council registered specialist in Periodontics. He graduated from the University of Bristol. Following periods working as a Senior House Officer in Dental Public Health, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, he embarked upon four years of specialist training in the field of Periodontics at Guy’s Hospital which includes extensive training and experience within the field of dental implantology.

As well as working in specialist practice, Rajiv also teaches other dentists at the Eastman CPD centre. He has lectured nationally and is a member of the British Society of Periodontology’s Faculty. Membership of the Faculty is a mark of esteem within the UK periodontal community. Its aim is to provide an expert group of educators who are formally recognised as capable of delivering high quality, evidence-based educational lectures and seminars in periodontology.


Restoring Dental Implants in General Dental Practice Saturday, 1 April 2017 to Saturday, 31 March 2018 | 1 Year

This is a one-year part-time programme during which all training will be provided by GDC registered specialists experienced in all aspects of implant dentistry.

The course will enable you to deliver implant treatment for your patients without requiring the costly and complicated process of setting up your surgery for surgical procedures.

Course Summary

The course is aimed at all dentists working in general dental practice with little or no experience in implant dentistry who wish to start providing dental implant treatments for their patients in general practice.

Graduates of the course will feel confident in planning and delivering the restoration of implants supporting single crowns and short span bridges.

There will be 6 compulsory timetabled days over the course of 12 months. Teaching will be delivered through a series of interactive lectures, seminars and hands-on practical sessions.

In addition to the 6 timetabled days, you will be asked to attend for a further 3 clinical sessions when you will observe (and assist if desired) the surgical placement of a dental implant for your chosen case and carry out the clinical stages required for the restoration of the implant under direct one-to-one supervision.

Course participants will be given guidance on selecting an appropriate patient from their practice for whom they will treatment plan and provide all necessary prosthodontic aspects of implant treatment.

Please note that appropriate patients willing to undergo treatment will be required to pay for their treatment.

Assessment at the end of the year is through a short written assessment and case presentation.

Educational outcome

40 Hours CPD

Detailed Programme

Detailed programme

MODULE 1 • Introduction to dental implants Basic implant science

MODULE 2 • Patient assessment Treatment planning • Case selection

MODULE 3 • Restoring dental implants: Clinical and laboratory procedures Hands on training

MODULE 4 • Preventing and managing complications Biological failures • Mechanical failures

MODULE 5 • Post treatment care, follow up and maintenance Correspondence, documentation and consent Course feedback

MODULE 6 Written assessment and case presentations

There are 3 clinical sessions in addition to the modules outlined above.


• Observation or assisting the surgical placement of a dental implant.

CLINICAL SESSION 2 (under direct one-to-one supervision)

• Impressions to construct the implant restoration.

CLINICAL SESSION 3 (under direct one-to-one supervision)

• Fit of the implant restoration.

Chiswell Green Dental Centre
216a Watford Road
St Albans, Hertfordshire,



Course fees include:

• A Dentsply Astra EV implant restorative kit

• All teaching material

• Breakfast, refreshments and lunch will be provided on the 6 teaching days.

To allow appropriate delivery of teaching, student numbers are limited to 6.

The course will run annually from April to the following March.

Course participants are required to hold full GDC registration.

Some dental indemnity providers now require a supplement to be paid if you restore dental implants. You must check with your indemnity provider whether or not you are required to pay a supplement and make necessary arrangements prior to commencing the course.

Bookings & additional Information

For course availability please contact Course Director Rajiv M Patel.


Telephone: 01727 800372

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