A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.
This module gives a full overview of what dental professionals need to know,
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge and understanding in the field of dental implants, in line with their identified personal learning requirements.
- to provide an overview of the complexities of managing patients requiring implants.
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
- understand and be able to apply the principles and techniques needed for the diagnosis, planning and appropriate surgical referral for implant patients.
- understand the different types of surgery that can be used in implantology.
- understand the different fixed and removable restorations appropriate to implant support.
- through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.
GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): A, C, D.