Course expands to meet demand

The Dental Implant Clinic, based in Bath, has announced that it will be increasing the number of ‘Live Skills’ Dental Implant courses it offers in 2008 to meet growing demand.

The practice’s success has been built off the back of its unique approach and its conversion rate, which has seen all of its student dentists place implants in their own practice on completion of the course.

The ‘Live Skills’ course provides students with pre-selected patient cases, insight and training on how to set up there own implant practice, and training from a team of implantologists with over 40 years experience.

Some of the subjects covered on the course include: Implant surfaces, history of Osseo integration, indications for implants, phases of implant treatment, treatment planning, bone volume assessment, radiographic calibration using manual tracing and software, surgical set up, flap design, implant placement in plastic mandibles hands on, surgical complications, healing phase and soft tissue contouring.

Earlier this year, the clinic opened the UK’s first dedicated dental implant theatre. The theatre, which took six months to build, provides a dedicated room to do everything from a single implant to total mouth reconstructions involving bone grafting, sinus lifting and other complex procedures.

Jonathon Schofield, founder of The Dental Implant Clinic and a nationally renowned implantologist, said: ‘Our Live Skills course has grown in popularity as we are not only one of the few practices that provide pre-selected patients for each student, we also have the collective knowledge and training facilities which are second to none.

‘We also receive extremely positive feedback about the social aspect of our courses and the convenience of location, with students staying in a hotel next door to the practice.’

The Dental Implant Clinic also run courses on implant surgery for nurses. For further information on the courses call 01225 448400 or email Jonathon.schofield@thedentalimplantclinic.com.

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