Dental Implant Training
There is an increasing oral health awareness and a demand for dental implant options. This is being hampered by the fact that a large number of practicing dentists have never placed dental implants since graduating from dental school due to not having proper training in the field. Healing Hands Dental Society’s Education Consortium is organizing a Dental Implant Training Workshops targeting the African Dental Community – (Dental Students, Residents, Dental Practitioners, and Faculty).
Dr. Mafeni and Dr. Ugboko in a training session in Abuja, Nigeria April 2022
We have planned a series of dental implant site preparation workshops all across Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Tunisia
It has been established there is a need for Nigerian Dentists to increase their knowledge and proficiency in dental implant dentistry. ( Akeredolu et al 2007).
Dental implants are a valuable treatment to replace teeth and are considered an optimal solution to restore peoples’ mouths. The clinical success rate of dental implant treatment is high.
The adoption of this therapy is being hampered by the fact that a large number of practicing dentists have never placed dental implants since graduating from dental school. This is due to not having proper training in the field.
Healing Hands Dental Society’s Education Consortium is organizing a dental webinar series and hands-on activities. It is free for dental students.
Phase 1: One Day Implant Site Preparation Course
Phase 2: Two-day workshop that will involve didactics and hands-on sessions.
Phase 3: Dental Implant Master Class
Phase 4: International Congress of Oral Implantologists Certification Exam Preparation
This series will cover the following:
✅ Rationale for Dental Implants
✅ Oral Radiology: 2D and 3D (CBCT imaging, diagnosis, and tx planning)
✅ Incision and suturing
✅ Single Tooth Implant Placement
✅ Working with different Bone Densities
✅ Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone
✅ Introduction to Bone Grafting (bone materials, membranes)
✅ Extraction, immediate implant placement, regular implant placement, basic bone grafting, incision/flap design/suturing
✅ Provide: Methods and processes to diagnose and educate patients on single tooth dental implant therapy
✅ Assist: In understanding the options available when restoring single tooth dental implants
✅ Articulate: Workflows for successful single tooth dental implant restorations
We will be offering training kits and supplies.