DCI8010 : Restoration and maintenance of dental implants

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 3 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0


Every 18 months commencing in either January or July as part of a 3 module continuous programme.

This module aims to develop the students' clinical skills in restoring dental implants with a variety of superstructure types, and formulating patient-specific plans to help maintain implant restorations. The module also aims to consolidate the students' understanding about the principles of establishing implant treatment in the dental practice setting.

Outline Of Syllabus

Clinical evaluation of implant positions

Planning the staged delivery of restorations on implants

Dental laboratory communication, materials and techniques

Clinical restoration of dental implants

Formulating patient-specific plans to help maintain implant restorations

Principles of establishing implant dentistry into a dental practice setting (practice visits)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion253:0075:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical97:0063:00Restoring implants placed in previous module
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1262:00252:00Based on reading lists
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:303:00Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00Review of treated patients
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery13:003:00Pairs of students observe dental practices
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Small group teaching aims to convey information about production aspects of implant prostheses. It is delivered jointly by a clinician and a technologist allowing a question and answer approach.
The Drop-in surgery reinforces the information delivered in small group teaching by giving students the opportunity to visit dental practices and their teams who have successfully established implant dentistry into the services they provide.
Supervised clinical training through clinical observation and clinical practice provide the means of developing the intended skill outcomes of this module.
The workshops provide an opportunity for students to present, reflect on, and peer-review the patient treatments they have carried out.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Observ of prof pract302M25OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination) Six stations each lasting 5 minutes
Oral Examination152M25Detailed face to face questions from two examiners about the case study presented.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M25One 1500 word written case study detailing treatment provided for a patient at Newcastle Dental Hospital whilst attending the course
Essay2M251500-2000 word essay
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Observ of prof pract2MIn the clinical setting, question & answer approach used, helps the teacher check understanding & assists learner seek clarification
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The aim of the practical exam (OSCE) is to test clinical competence by assessing knowledge, understanding, interpretation of clinical information, skills performance and management of aspects of implant dentistry in a standardised way.

The aim of the coursework: essay is to provide assessment of problems solving skills, deeper understanding, and the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to new situations including those pertaining to the introduction of implant dentistry in the dental practice setting.

The aim of the case study and oral examination is to demonstrate evidence of clinical competence in implant dentistry by allowing the student to demonstrate clinical outcomes as well as synthesis of information and evaluation of outcomes.

Reading Lists