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Dr Paul Shenfine is bringing Implant Inculcate to Waterfront Dental Education starting in June 2021 through to November over a period of five weekends.

This is a modular course for general dental practitioners who want to start in the planning and restoring of dental implants for their patients, making use of the latest techniques both analogue and digital, for the replacement of single teeth, bridges, dentures and over dentures.

Following completion of the course Paul will be available to mentor on a one to one basis and give ongoing support as required.

Program Aims:

  1. To provide a structured postgraduate training program in restorative dental implantology
  2. To develop skills in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, consenting and practical implementation for the placement of restorative dental implants
  3. To understand the ethical requirements and practice to the appropriate skill level for the protection of patients to improve their oral health

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. To analyse and apply relevant research and its implications for the restoration of dental implants
  2. To understand, critically apply and learn how to present all treatment options for a patient presenting with either partial or complete tooth loss
  3. To develop the knowledge of short and long term complications (and potential complications) in dental implantology and their appropriate management
  4. To understand the scientific rationale underpinning prosthetic treatments involving implant dentistry and the other alternative treatment options

Intellectual and Practical Skills

  1. To demonstrate an understanding and critically analyse and practical applications for scientific research and literature as it applies to implant dentistry
  2. To critically assess and patients suitability (both practically and theoretically) for both surgical and restorative aspects of dental implants
  3. To be able to correctly asses the degree of difficulty and risks involved
  4. To have the knowledge and understanding of which patients to refer and to always operate safely within their own level of understanding
  5. To be able to define their own strengths and weaknesses so as to seek appropriate continual professional development of clinical knowledge skills
  6. To communicate effectively with new patients, other members of the dental team and other dental or medical professionals
  7. To be able to successfully restore straightforward dental implants using evidence based-dentistry


Module 2 – Patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and long-term maintenance


  1. Patient history taking
  2. Clinical assessment
  3. Evaluating patient expectations
  4. Evaluating treatment options/ treatment planning
  5. Clinical record keeping
  6. Imaging techniques
  7. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) interpretation – Medical considerations
  8. Operative risks and complications
  9. Long term risks and complications


  1. Dental photography
  2. Dental records (face bow, models. IOS)

Module 3 – Implants fixed/ implants removable (Prosthetic Protocol)


  1. Basic occlusion
  2. Prosthetic planning for surgery (material selection)
  3. Prosthetic wax-ups and radiographic stents – Biomechanical prosthodontics theories
  4. Prosthesis attachment methods
  5. Impression techniques
  6. Impression materials
  7. Abutment materials
  8. Laboratory fabrication methods
  9. Evaluation of cement and screw retention


  1. Impression techniques
  2. Laboratory communication
  3. Temporisation
  4. Fitting and evaluation of definitive restorations
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