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This one-day CPD course aims to provide an introduction to implant dentistry for dental nurses.
It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to assist during the placement of a dental implant.
The course provides 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development).
The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.
The interactive seminars will cover:
- armamentarium (equipment and techniques used)
- infection control
The hands-on part of the course will cover:
- effective hand-washing
- aseptic technique - surgery set-up and draping
- decontamination and maintenance of instruments and equipment
- implant placement
Who this course is for
It's for anyone training as a dental nurse or already qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
By the end of the course, you should be:
- able to carry out the full draping of a clinical area in preparation for a surgical procedure
- able to identify surgical instruments and equipment that are required for the placement of dental implants
- aware of the cross infection control and decontamination of the clinical area, instruments and equipment
Structure and teaching
The day will run from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.
In the morning, you'll take part in interactive seminars on the theoretical aspects of dental implants.
These are supplemented with videos of live clinical cases to highlight key stages in treatment.
The afternoon will involve hands-on sessions and implant placement. Each session is packed with practical clinical tips which can be applied to implant nursing.
CPD points and certificate
You'll gain 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD, plus a certificate of attendance.
All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.
Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.
Isis Buffonge - course leader
Since beginning her career as a dental nurse at nineteen, Isis has worked in both private and NHS practices, completing her Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2001 and joining UCL Eastman Dental Institute CPD in 2008.
The world-class education at the Eastman allowed Isis to observe specialist teaching in implantology, restorative dentistry, and endodontics. In 2009, while completing her Certificate in Oral Health Education, she discovered that her recurrent difficulties with study were caused by dyslexia. She adjusted to this challenge and used her qualification to teach community-based oral health care.
In 2014, Isis assumed teaching responsibility for the dental nurse aspects of the Restorative Dental Practice MSc and the Postgraduate Implant Dentistry Diploma. After the success of these, Isis was asked to prepare and run one-day dental implant nursing courses for the Eastman. These courses are now in high-demand from dental nurses around the country.
"Excellent course, my third one regarding implant nursing and by far the best as it was so relevant to the nurse's role." [Course participant, October 2015]
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Course information last modified: 4 Feb 2021, 15:17