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Postgraduate Course: Implant Supported Prosthodontics (DENT11170)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe aim of this course is to review current scientific literature supporting the use of dental implants in prosthodontic care. It focuses on the science of osseointegration and how this influences our treatment planning decisions and integration of clinical care.
Course description The management of patients requiring implant supported prostheses requires extensive knowledge of dental implant physiology in addition to all aspects of holistic treatment planning and patient management. This places the Prosthodontist as a leader due to the combination of problem solving, critical analysis of highly variable treatment conditions, clinical skills and respect for a team approach to patient care.

This course will explore the following areas to achieve this:

The fundamentals of Osseointegration
Treatment planning with dental implants
Cement v Screw restorations
Management of multiple implant supported prostheses
SAC classification
Surgical aspects of clinical care
Treatment planning and management of extended Bound Saddle
Simultaneous Grafting with dental implants
Advanced grafting approaches
Implant Success and survival and the management of Peri-mplant Disease.

The course is delivered via seminars, tutorials and resources available in Media Hopper via the Learn VLE. Students will also be encouraged to drive their own learning by researching around the topic and applying this to cases seen on treatment clinics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 60, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 28 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination (100% weighting)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical knowledge of scientific literature related to osseointegration.
  2. Assimilate oral health assessment information and be able to synthesise diagnoses and plan treatments for patients requiring implant-based care.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the implications surgical planning has on the placement of dental implants.
  4. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the complex prosthodontic management of patients needing dental implant treatment.
  5. Be able to apply current scientific evidence in the management of complications associated with dental implant treatment.
Reading List
Reading lists will be provided via Learn VLE and Discovered.

Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper (accessed through Learn VLE).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Develop a comprehensive knowledge base for the use of dental implants in patient care.
2. Develop skills in leadership and integration of implant based treatments as a team approach.
3. Understand the role of information transfer to gain informed consent for the use of dental implant therapy.
Course organiserDr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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