About this course:
Students will participate in required seminars and observe in clinic. Required seminars are designed to provide students with an understanding of the basics of implant surgery, implant surface science, implant biomechanics, implant treatment planning, use of implants in partially edentulous and edentulous patients, and implants to restore single tooth defects Multidisciplinary implant treatment planning will provide the student with an overview of complex cases in a case presentation approach. This provides the students an opportunity to learn how a multidisciplinary team develops coordinated plans of treatment for complex dental/oral rehabilitation. The implant surgery clinic provides the students with observation experiences of surgical implant placement and grafting procedures. Students will also observe clinical procedures performed in the advanced prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics clinic. This permits the student to become familiar with comprehensive clinical procedures of full mouth rehabilitation including fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. Observation in the dental laboratory will permit students to become familiar with various laboratory diagnostic, preparatory, and prosthetic fabrication procedures. The will observe cases in various stage of treatment progress and discuss treatment with residents. Self study lectures covering the basic principles of implant dentistry will provide the students with additional study opportunities on the basic biology of osseointegration, terminology and components and basic implant surgical procedures.
This course is open to trainees of UCLA School of Dentistry’s Post DDS Certificate programs only. For information, please visit https://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/learning/post-dds.