Foundation Level Implant Modular Course - Dentistry

Foundation Level Implant Modular Course
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ADA NSW CPD and ITI Collaboration

This foundation-level program is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants.

Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days with hands-on components. This course is a clinical, multi-system, dental implant course that will enable the participants to make informed evidence-based decisions in their day to day dental implant practice and will train participants to understand the surgical and restore phases of dental implants therapy.

The modules consist of a blended online learning platform based on an internationally recognized curriculum, live lectures to consolidate the online materials and hands-on practical component. The importance of the restorative dentist and a restoratively driven treatment plan in dental implant therapy is emphasized.

The Course is Divided into Three Parts:

  1. The didactic part will be conducted in the form of online learning modules and online lectures via ITI Online Academy; group discussion, review of literature, and case presentations.
  2. Hands-on workshops will be conducted in the form of demonstrations and laboratory exercises and actual case discussions.
  3. Surgical and prosthetic demonstrations

Module 1

Introduction and Implant Treatment Planning

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 February 2023

Each participant will become familiar with the biologic and biomechanical basis of osseointe-gration, highlighting the interface between the implant surface, bone and soft tissue. The course will discuss the efficacy of CBCT imaging for use in implant dentistry. CBCT applications for implant planning, site assessment and treatment planning will be discussed.

The focus will be on pre-treatment diagnosis and identification of factors relevant to the selection and planning of dental implant patients. Each participant will become familiar with criteria for patient selection and factors that contraindicate care. Specific attention will be given to the categorization of patients according to the difficulty of treatment. The interrelationship between the members of the treatment team will be detailed and related to maximizing clinical outcomes while maintaining practice efficiency.

Each participant will be introduced to the concept of digital implant planning, highlighting the difference between analog vs. digital surgical guide construction.


  • Review and become familiar with anatomy and biology as it relates to the placement and restoration of dental implants
  • Describe the interface between bone and currently used dental implants, with emphasis on the interaction between the surface morphology, implant component design and the bone response
  • Describe the biologic reactions of tissues (hard and soft) to surgery during treatment with dental implants with special consideration of healing factors capable of interfering with this process
  • Become familiar with the “team” concept of dental implant therapy, with particular reference to the comprehensive treatment planning of patients
  • Describe and recognize surgical and restorative indications and contra-indications to dental implant therapy as part of an integrated treatment planning process
  • Understand the treatment planning factors associated with dental implants.
  • Understanding the construction of radiographic and surgical guide

Module 2

Surgical Aspec of Implant Therapy

Friday 28 – Saturday 29 April 2023

The second module is intended to concentrate on a simplified technique for successful placement of dental implants. Surgical field preparation protocol (asepsis and sterility) will be discussed relevant to implant placement. Pharmacological requirements, instrumentation and surgical techniques will be emphasized for the placement and post-surgical maintenance of dental implants. This session will include an overview on surgical considerations for aesthetic implant restorations along with a live surgery to explore the flap design, soft and hard tissue managements, suturing techniques, control of bleeding and actual implant placement.

Potential surgical complications will be discussed along with mechanical and restorative potential complications. Preservation of soft tissue integrity and the blood supply will be discussed. This hands-on approach will advance the cases initiated in the treatment-planning module through implant placement in pig jaw surgery.


  • Observe a live surgical implant demonstration on a patient
  • Acquire information on site development surgery and prosthetics in the aesthetic zone
  • Be introduced to bone grafting manipulation techniques, maxillary sinus augmentation (sinus lift), block graft and guided bone regeneration as part of site preparation for implant placement
  • Detailed flap design and suturing techniques will be covered as directly related to dental implant treatment
  • Aesthetics and surgical considerations in the dental implant patient will be covered in detail as well as information on single implant restoration
  • Perform hands-on training practicing the flap design, osteotomy preparation to place an implant and suturing techniques on pig jaws

Module 3

Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 June 2023

The third module is intended to concentrate on restorative aspects of implant treatment.

Each participant will become familiar with the rationale of cement vs screw retained implant restorations.

The focus will be on various prosthetic components for implant restorative solution. e.g. impression and abutments needed to restore a single implant crown.

Each participant will become familiar with differences and similarities of components of different implant systems. Potential prosthetic pitfalls will be discussed. The hands-on describes a prosthodontically driven approach to planning, preparation and making an analog impression. A systematic workflow with logical steps is advocated to determine choice of implant, impression component and related impression technique. Each participant will be exposed to the potential of CAD CAM restorative solutions for their clinical practice.


  • Observe the prosthetic aspect of a live patient
  • Determine the method of retention of implant restorations and their rationale of use
  • Define analog (conventional) implant impressions
  • List the essential requirements of a conventional implant impression
  • Select conventional implant impression components and techniques
  • Compare and contrast the different systems, prosthetic components and their indications for each case

Module 4

Maintenance and Complications

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 August 2023

Maintenance of both implant prostheses and peri-implant tissue health are critical to the long-term survival, success, and benefit of implant therapy. This module will discuss the baseline data to be recorded at the time of prostheses delivery against which to compare the condition of implants and prostheses over time. The focus will be on the importance of overall periodontal health for the successful outcome of treatment as well as its positive impact on self-reported quality of life.

Communication to all members of the team is important. Various information such as type of abutments, shade and contour need to be conveyed to the laboratory to achieve the best restorative result.


  • Understand the restorative steps for implant delivery and observation on a live patient
  • Aware of potential prosthetic pitfalls
  • List the baseline documentation that needs to be recorded for continuing care
  • Indicate appropriate oral hygiene advice and techniques for implant prostheses
  • Outline the clinical parameters that are required to monitor peri-implant soft tissue health
  • Explain the importance of long-term professional and personal maintenance to avoid biologic complications
  • Explain the concepts of “duty of care” and “ethical obligations”
  • Communicate with the laboratory aspects of implant treatment using written communication and using appropriate components.

ITI Members please phone the CPD Team on 1800 737 346 if you wish to register for this course.

Providers Terms

Registration Information

Registrations must be made in writing by booking online at or complete a registration form and return to ADA NSW CPD by fax to 1300 134 901, email to [email protected] or post to PO Box 132, St Leonards NSW 1590. Additional registration forms can be downloaded here.


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given

for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimize inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.


The information and opinions presented at the professional development programs described in our Program Guide or on the CPD website are those of the presenters. Presentation at a CPD program of clinical methods, materials, techniques, or approaches to business issues that arise in dental practice, do not constitute endorsement by the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Limited or ADA NSW Centre for Professional Dental Development Limited. By registering for a CPD professional development program, the delegate takes sole responsibility for the use of any information provided in the program. CPD reserve the right to alter the program details as circumstances require.

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ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event held by ADA NSW CPD in publications or media produced, used or contracted by ADA NSW CPD without the expressed written permission of those included in the photograph/video. A person attending an ADA NSW CPD course who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should contact ADA NSW CPD in writing to [email protected] Please click here to view the full photography and video disclaimer.


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What to Bring

Generally, most clinical instruments and materials are supplied for hands-on courses held at the CTC. Please bring your own magnification loupes to clinical hands-on workshops.


To keep course fees down, some materials and products used in workshops may be provided by dental suppliers. Representatives may be in attendance at these events.

Dietary requests

CPD will endeavour to accommodate special dietary requests, please request at the time of booking. In some cases, special dietary requests may incur an extra charge.


In the situation whereby a transfer is permitted, a maximum of two (2) transfers can be made per registration. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days).

Course Notes

In the interest of environmental sustainability, CPD may replace printed course notes with an electronic copy which will be emailed to participants following the course. To ensure receipt of these notes, please advise CPD of your correct email address on your registration.

CPD hours/Certificates

Attendance certificates will be available to download via your online ‘MyCPD’ account on the CPD website 2 days after the course. Participants who cannot attend for the entire day/hours will have their certificate adjusted accordingly.

Please contact the Provider directly or follow the ticket selection button to the Course Provider Website for full terms and conditions.

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Contact Hours:

52.0 hrs


Fri, 24 February 2023

Start Time:

9:00 AM


3 Parts, 4 Modules


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Dr. Robert Santosa

Robert Santosa graduated with a BDS from the University of Adelaide in 1996 and completed a Master of Dental Science in Prosthodontics from The University of Sydney in 2001. In 2002 he was the recipient of an ITI scholarship at the University of Florida, Gainesville USA. For the past 19 years, he works as a private specialist prosthodontist in Sydney with an emphasis on implant dentistry.

Robert has served as Past President of Australasian Osseointegration Society (NSW Branch) and in the various position within the ITI Australasian Section Leadership Team. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) and Clinical Oral Implant Research (COIR), and lectures widely nationally and overseas. Robert is a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; a Fellow of the ITI, a Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Fellow of Academy of Dentistry International. Robert is the past immediate Chair for the ITI Australasian Section.

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Dr. Vijay Tumuluri

Vijay Tumuluri graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. He subsequently completed a Master of Science Degree, studying cell proliferation in oral cancer. A number of papers have been published in Australian and international journals from this research. In 2003 he completed a Master of Dental Science specialising in periodontics and implant dentistry at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Vijay is the past president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (Federal Branch) and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. He also teaches postgraduate Dentists at the University of Sydney for their graduate diploma in oral implants course and is an ITI Speaker. Vijay has given a number of lectures and seminars to students, dentists and specialists, around Australia and NZ. He currently runs a successful private practice based in Sydney CBD.

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Dr. Brian Chee

Brian Chee graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2002, and was later awarded membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2010, he completed a Masters degree in Prosthodontics with distinction from the University of Manchester. He later underwent specialist training at the University of Adelaide and was awarded a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics in 2014.

Dr Chee has worked in specialist private practice in Adelaide and Sydney with a focus on all aspects of periodontal therapy and surgical implant dentistry. He has served as Vice President of the Australian Society of Periodontology and has been involved in postgraduate training at the University of Manchester and University of Adelaide.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontics, International Team of Implantology and Australian Society of Periodontology.

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Dr. Jeremy Vo

Dr Vo obtained his BDS dental degree from the University of Adelaide. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics from the University of Sydney, registering as a Specialist Periodontist with the dental board of Australia. Following completion of his degrees, he was also awarded membership into the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Vo has been awarded with separate research grants in the fields of periodontology and craniofacial biology.

Working in private practice in Sydney since 2009, Dr Vo has also been a visiting clinical demonstrator for the DMD program at the University of Sydney. He holds membership with the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and the International Team for Implantology. Dr Vo has been an invited speaker at conferences in Australia and lectures on topics including the advanced and latest concepts in the management of periodontal diseases.

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Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr Joseph Lee is a specialist periodontist. He maintains a private practice in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Gosford, focused on implant surgery and the treatment of periodontal disease. He is a Clinical Educator in Periodontology with the University of Sydney and is a surgical mentor for the Graduate Diploma of Implant Dentistry programs with the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University. He is the current President of the Australian Society of Periodontology (NSW branch).

Joseph graduated from dentistry in 2002. Since then, he has held various positions in the public and private sectors in general dentistry. In addition, he was a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in England before returning and completing his specialist training in periodontology in 2010. His research in dental implants and peri-implant disease has been published in the Clinical Oral Implants Research journal and is widely cited.  

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Dr.. Sal Shahidi

Shahidi is a board registered specialist Periodontist working in private practice in Sydney. He has extensive experience in teaching and clinical demonstration at the University or Sydney as well as lecturing locally and nationally on the prevention and treatment of periodontitis / periimplantitis.

Lectures/Courses — 2015-present

Lectures and hands on courses conducted locally and nationally on topics including the modern concepts of periodontal treatment, peri-implant diseases, ridge preservation/timing of implant placement and soft tissue management around teeth and implants.

Sydney Periodontics and Implant Centre — 2017-present

Clinical Periodontist involved in diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, including non-surgical and surgical management. Surgical treatments include dental implant surgery, bone and sinus augmentation as well as management of biological complications around dental implants.

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