The ACE Institute

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Course Curriculum by module


Module 1 (Duration: 3 days)


  • Positioning implantology in your practice
  • Introduction to Implantology
  • Bone/soft tissue biology and physiology
  • Applied anatomy and osteology
  • Principles of Implant design
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Radiological imaging
  • Treatment planning in implantology
  • Computer guided treatment planning



Module 2 (Duration: 4 days)


  • Presurgical prosthodontics
  • Surgical preparation and asepsis
  • Basic dentoalveolar surgery and suturing
  • Principles of Implant surgery
  • Immediate temporisation and loading

Module 3 (Duration: 3 days)


Second stage surgery

Prosthodontic materials: restorative choices

Principles of implant prosthodontics

Prosthodontic components

Abutment selection

Impression making

Gingival masks and working casts

Prosthodontic records : Jaw relations

Occlusal considerations in implantology

Laboratory communication

Laboratory procedures for implant prosthodontics

Custom abutments and frameworks

Prosthesis delivery


Module 4 (Duration: 3 days)


Principles of soft tissue and osseous healing

Principles of guided bone regeneration

Socket grafting

Immediate post extraction implant placement

Sinus augmentation : internal and external

Bone manipulation : ridge expansion, ridge splitting

Bone augmentation : block grafts

Graftless solutions : CoAxis, Zygomatic implants

Computer guided implant surgery


Module 5 (Duration: 3 days)


Mastering Consent and Shared Decision Making

Recall and review

Implant maintenance

Implant complications and failures

Implant dentistry marketing

Digital photography

Scientific literature in implantology

Continuing education in implantology


Modular Hands on sessions/Table demos


A key part of the course is the structured table based series of hands on exercises and the primary purpose of these sessions is to prepare you for laboratory aspects of implantology or to attempt to provide pre clinical competence.


Module 1 : 

Stent fabrication 

Computer guided surgery workshop

Compuer guided surgery demonstration

Module 2 : 

Soft tissue and suturing workshop-animal jaws

Dummy implant insertion single tooth

Dummy implant insertion bridge

Dummy implant insertion overdenture

Module 3 : 

Prosthodontic components workshop

Module 4 : 

Impression making on dummies

Socket grafting demonstration-model

Module 5 :

Digital photography for implants

Documentation

Clinical Sessions (All modules)


In keeping with the clinical emphasis of the course, ALL participants will observe clinical demonstrations/videos of implant placement and restoration in the following clinical situations. ALL participants will thereafter also treat patients with similar clinical situations. Only Southern Implants' implant systems will be used on the course to allow ease of training.  The following clinical situations should ideally be treated on the course by EVERY participant  :


• Single missing tooth in the anterior/posterior zone

• Short edentulous span with 2 or more missing teeth

• Fully edentulous lower arch with implant retained/supported overdenture 


Participants may bring their own patients for treatment on  the course after prior approval or choose to treat local course patients at no charge. Please refer the Course Fees page to understand all options available for clinical treatment of patients on the course at the course location and at other locations. All dental implant, componentry, lab, sedation and stent costs are to be met by participants. A consultant anaesthetist can be available during all surgical sessions on request and at an additional cost.