Implant treatment has now become firmly established within mainstream dentistry. Single tooth implants have, in many cases, become the standard of care in preference to conventional bridgework or dentures. The GDC has made clear its recommendations for the standard of training dentists must undertake to practise implants in general practice today. This course has been designed to provide a very high level of practical and theoretical training to give dentists the skills and confidence to provide implant treatment independently in general practice. No prior experience of implantology is required. The Certificate in Implantology course credits you with 84 hours of verifiable CPD.
About David Guy
David is the principal of a referral implant practice in Cardiff. He was awarded a Distinction in his MSc in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University. He qualified from Cardiff where he was awarded the Wystan Peach prize for Restorative Dentistry. He completed, with Distinction, his Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the British Society of Oral Implantology. He has been on the committee of the British Society of Oral Implantology. He has been an Associate Fellow of the Clinical Institute of Education at Warwick Medical School and involved in teaching on the MSc course. He also completed research with Swansea University on Tissue Engineering for bone augmentation.
The course gives a very prominent role to practical teaching as well as theoretical aspects. Practical training involves both hands-on sessions and live surgery. Hands on training on models is provided covering drilling protocols, flap design, suturing, socket grafting and bone augmentation.
A key component of the course is that patients are provided initially and students will treat patients from start to finish under one-to-one supervision at Guy’s Dental Implant Centre, gaining essential skills and knowledge of real implantology. Participants are encouraged to bring their own patients to gain further experience and any patients treated on the course will pay a reduced fee.
There are 10 lecture days over a one year period. In depth teaching will cover implantology from single tooth to full arch restorations, principles of bone grafting, cone-beam CT scanning and 3D implant planning, guided surgery and CAD/CAM implantology. The course is held at Guy’s Dental Implant Centre.
Ongoing mentoring is provided on planning and treatment of more complex cases. You are encouraged to continue bringing your own patients for treatment in order to:
The Implant Dentistry Year Course also leads on to the Advanced Implant Year Course to form a structured implant training pathway leading dentists through from their first foray into implant dentistry through to treating complex implant cases, full arch rehabilitation and sinus grafting.