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Hands-on Course 2

Basic Surgical Skills and Placement of Dental Implants


Date: June 2020 dates to be confirmed

Location: The Regency House Dental Clinic - 28 St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3NA

Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8.30 am to 7pm 

Parking: Multi-storey car parks available nearby in central St Albans. The practice is a 3 minute taxi ride or 10 minute walk from St Albans Central train station.

Enhanced CPD hours: 24 Outcomes A and C

Fee: 2 Days £800

Maximum number of delegates: 8



Course Description (Aims and Objectives)

  • This is a course for recent graduates and colleagues who would like to refresh their knowledge or gain extra confidence in performing basic procedures. Spread over two days to allow time for assimilation of knowledge and reflective discussion.

  • The basic oral surgery element is oral surgery in relation to dental implantology with most of the concepts applicable to the full range of oral surgery procedures.

  • The implantology element provides a good understanding of the planning, surgical and periodontal aspects of implantology.

  • Lecture presentations, discussion and reflection will be coupled with hands-on training on pigs’ heads, sponge blocks and plastic models. Materials and instruments will be provided by BSID and our sponsors. Reading materials will be sent by email one week prior to course date.

  • Candidates can choose to attend both days or one day only.

  • Further information on courses and mentoring will be provided on the days

  • Refresher courses will be offered at a reduced fee to candidates

The course will cover:


  • Review of oral anatomy and critical structures in relation to dental implantology

  • Physiology and pathology of healing in oral surgery and implantology

  • Flap design for different procedures (Talk and Hands-on)

  • Incisions and soft tissue handling to maximise tissue preservation (Talk and Hands-on)

  • Suturing techniques in different procedures (oral surgery and implantology)

  • Pharmacy and post-operative care

  • Case planning and implant selection  

  • Implant placement techniques – drilling, expansion, sinus floor lift and augmentation (basic overview)

  • Immediate implant placement – why, when and how

  • Socket preservation techniques - why, when and how

  • Troubleshooting and complications

  • Live single implant case demonstration



Learning Outcomes


By the end of the course the candidate should:

  • Have a good understanding of clinical oral anatomy in relation to oral surgery procedures

  • Have a good understanding of flap design, hard and soft-tissue management and suturing for optimum healing

  • Understand how implants cases are planned and how implants are chosen

  • Have practical knowledge of how dental implants are placed correctly to optimise the prosthetic and long-term peri-implant tissue result.


Please note that this course is designed to pave the way for further implant training or as a standalone course for those wishing to gain further knowledge.



BSID faculty (Ali Abdellatif, Ahmed Naji, Punit Shah, Jean-Jacques Khamis) and guest speakers (TBA).

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