Getting Started with Dental Implantology
It is a common question nowadays: where can I learn dental implantology safely and effectively? One recent article took up the question and explored some of the most common options for dentists looking to expand their practice.
As the author notes, a great dental implantology course should teach more than just the basic mechanics of installing teeth; it should cover the full breadth of medical issues that may arise, including some important questions:
Dental implants can be a complicated decision tree. When do I use one technique over another? Do I need to provisionalise and how should I do this? Should I immediately place, or load, or both and what is the advantage to doing this? Do I have enough bone? Do I really have enough bone and what are my soft tissues going to do later? How do I handle cases that require bone and tissue augmentation? What is my occlusal scheme and is it stable? What are the pitfalls and risks of a certain technique? Why did this implant work but that one fail? What makes one system better than another? Why did this screw loosen? Why did this crown or abutment fracture? Do I screw retain or cement? Do I link implants or not?
At Implantology Seminars, this is music to our ears. Our courses are expressly designed to teach theory and medicine alongside the hands-on dental training, arming our professional students with the knowledge they need to provide superior implant services across the board.