New for this year: option to have a patient supplied by Devonshire House or you to supply your own
The Foundation Implant Year Course meets the GDC's requirements for training standards in implant dentistry and is designed entirely around the GDC regulations. Post course mentoring is highly recommended in order to continue your implant learning and gain further clinical experience under the guidance of our Specialists before placing implants at your own practice.
You will need to have:
The course strictly follows the GDC approved syllabus and meets all of the GDC's requirments for training in dental implantology in the UK. It is being taught by Specialist Prosthodontists who have many years of lecturing and mentoring experience. The course has a high focus on clinical content, is very hands-on and has small teaching groups.
The option of Devonshire House supplying a patient relieves the burden of you having to source a patient who is willing to travel to Cambridge on specific dates. We can also ensure that the patient we supply is a simple implant case suitable for beginners. There are no exams during or at the end of the course.
To receive certification of completion, you will need to have completed all of the theoretical and practical aspects of the course. Theory is provided by way of lectures and seminars.
This foundation course is suitable for both beginners and dentists who already have some previous experience of implantology. The course will allow you to update your knowledge and satisfy the new GDC regulations which apply to experienced implantologists.
The provision of one-to-one surgical training is an essential and central component of the Foundation Course. Further mentoring is also highly recommended after the course to continue your implant learning and before embarking on implant placement at your own practice.
The course cost includes training for one nurse. Nurses receive a full days theoretical and practical training and are encouraged to attend all 3 clinical days.
We are now able to supply you with a patient for the course. Alternatively, you can supply your own patient following patient selection guidance from our Prosthodontists. The GDC states that dentists training in dental implantology must demonstrate that they are competent in the full process of dental implant treatment: patient assessment, treatment planning, surgery, prosthetics and the long term maintenance plan.
The aim is to minimise patient disruption, therefore, your patient will only need to accompany you three times throughout the course: once for implant placement, once for clinical impressions and lastly for placement of the final restoration. In some cases invloving second stage surgery, a fourth visit will be required. If you are supplying a patient, the initial assessment will be done at your own practice and presented at one of the treatment planning sessions within the course schedule.
The Foundation Course provides 80 hours of verifiable CPD.
Upon completion of the course you will have been trained to a standard and level that will enable you to have the knowledge to confidently plan straight forward implant cases for your own patients in accordance with the GDC regulations for implantology in the UK. You will have the treatment planning skills to enable you to identify advanced and potentially complex cases. We highly recommend that you continue your implant learning with the Devonshire House mentoring programme to gain more clinical experience under guidance before placing implants at your own practice.
If you cannot make a date, due to illness, please let us know. We have chosen the course dates so that they do not coincide with major holiday dates or school holidays.
We require an initial deposit of £1,000 followed by the final balance of £5,500 which can be paid interest free over 5 months.
There are only additional costs if you supply your own patient. These are:
At the beginning of the course, you will have the opportunity to set up an account with Nobel Biocare so that any implant components used throughout the course can be billed directly to you. Alternatively, we are happy to order your implant requirements on your behalf and invoice you accordingly.
We have our own Dental Lab and in agreement with our course terms and conditions, ask that all all of your lab requirements are undertaken by us to ensure we meet the expected quality and time scales needed for the course. You will be invoiced separately from the lab for this work.
If you are supplying a patient, you are free to charge your patient whatever you feel is acceptable in order to cover your implant component costs and laboratory fees.
When booking please inform us of any dietary requirements or food allergies so that we can cater for your individual needs.
For more information, you can email Sally Nicholas, Course Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 402612.
You can book a place online or by contacting our Course Co-ordinator using the details above. Book Online