Short courses


Introduction to Regenerative Dentistry

  • 13 hours
  • 2 days


This course, taught by experts in the field, is a unique two-day theoretical and hands-on experience which will give you new knowledge and skills in regenerative dentistry encompassing dental implantology, soft and hard tissue regeneration using standard GBR and laser therapy.

This introductory course will cover placing an implant and restoring it, using grafted biomaterials, photodynamic therapy and photobiomodulation.

The course covers:

  • Patient selection criteria: surgical anatomy, radiographical imaging (CT/micro-CT)
  • Introduction to implant surgery and prosthetics: Implant planning, surgical procedure, pre/post-surgical considerations, managing complications
  • Introduction to the Sky implant system and overview of various alternatives
  • Key steps to performing successful dental implant placement and restoration
  • Bone grafting procedures
  • Socket/ridge preservation
  • Introduction to regenerative biomaterials
  • Basic introduction to the theory of the PRF
  • Principles and applications of photodynamic therapy for a regenerative approach
  • Photobiomodulation therapy for bone regeneration and acceleration of wound healing

You will perform these procedures on both phantom head and animal models under the direct supervision of the course instructors. 

This course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which has a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses. These provide hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities.

Course structure

Each morning will consist of face-to-face lectures, and each afternoon will focus on hands-on practical exercises.

    Who this course is for

    The course is aimed at dentists at any stage of their career who want to gain or refresh their knowledge and skills in new regenerative techniques of soft and hard tissues.

    You must hold an approved dental qualification.

    CPD points and certificate

    The course will give you 13 hours of verifiable CPD. You'll also get a certificate of attendance.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course you should have:

    • Gained a better understanding of the common concepts of dental implantology. 
    • Become familiar with the principals of the surgical and restorative stages of implants.
    • Recognised the principles of bone regeneration approaches: GBR with membrane.
    • Become familiar with the advantages of Phototherapy in tissue regeneration: photodynamic therapy and photobiomodulation.
    • Appreciated the principles of soft tissue management around the implant
    • Become better equipped to identify and manage common implant-related complications with confidence.
    • Developed a post-restoration care plan and protocol.


    The fee is £2,022.

    Quality controls

    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.

    Course team

    Professor Reem Hanna

    Professor Reem Hanna

    Prof. Hanna is a faculty member at Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, University of Genoa (UniGe), where she teaches on Academic Master Degree Programme in Laser Dentistry, an Associate Specialist in Department of Oral Surgery at King’s College Hospital, London. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute in London, where she is an academic educator, coordinator and lead of the Fellowship Courses in Laser Dentistry and Introductory course in Regenerative Dentistry. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education, UK, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetic, New York.

    She has taught on dental implant courses, as well socket preservation courses using biomaterials and laser therapy. She has published papers on socket preservation after immediate dental extraction and laser therapy. She is a senior educator, clinician and experienced researcher. She lectures nationally and internationally on the use of photobiomodulation, antimicrobial photodynamic therapy and surgical lasers for various oral applications and diseases. She has been invited to present her work at several international conferences, as an invited keynote presenter.

    Prof. Hanna has received publications in over 34 peer reviewed papers on the use of photobiomodulation, aPDT and surgical lasers in various medical and oral applications and wrote two chapters in two books on Photobiomodulation Therapy in wound healing and in management of oral complications induced by head and neck cancer Treatments.

    In March 2022, Prof. Hanna received a "Life Achievement Award" from the European Medical Laser Association, recognising her valuable contributions to the laser community.

    She is also a British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) Executive Board Member and Chair of BMLA Scientific Committee and Photobiomodulation Working Group, and a World Association Laser therapy (WALT) Executive Board Member.


    Dr. Nadja Nänni

    Dr. Nadja Nänni

    Dr Nanni is a specialist in Reconstructive Dentistry for the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry. She is currently the Director of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland where she is also a Senior Lecturer for the for the Department.She has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals on Reconstructive Dentistry, with emphasis on oral implantology and peri-implantitis. She has been a keynote speaker for various national and international conferences.

    Course information last modified: 13 Jun 2023, 12:24