Education relating to the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Topics may include:
- Diagnosis/Treatment planning for implant
Includes physical examination, radiographs, surgical stents or guides in preparation for placement of implant.
- Site preparation
Includes socket preservation, ridge or sinus augmentation utilizing materials to stimulate the production of bone or create bone where none previously existed.
- Implant placement surgery
Instruction in the techniques utilized to surgically place dental implants.
- Implant supported restoration
Education including screw retained, cementable crowns, attachments utilized to retain dentures, abutments-prefabricated or custom, titanium or ceramic, bars; hybrid prosthesis, over dentures.
- Implant complications – surgical or restorative
Education dealing with the restorative or surgical aspect of implant complications and their failures. Overcoming restorative challenges. Treatment of peri-implantitis, or other issues regarding the implant body itself.
- Implant maintenance
The hygiene aspect of maintaining a healthy implant/soft tissue complex.
- Implant material science
Education related to the design, construction and materials used for implants and their restorative parts.
- Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
New technology in advancing implants.
- Product/technology training
Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid with implant techniques and/or treatments. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use. Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.