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James Cook University (JCU)

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Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology

  • Graduate Diploma

Dental Implantology is a branch of dentistry associated with the fixed and permanent replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported crowns and bridgework. This course provides advanced training and education in a clinical dentistry specialty relevant to practicing clinicians in northern Australia, thereby contributing to the growth of specialist dental training throughout the Tropics.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months

About this course

The purpose of the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology is to train and educate AHPRA registered dental graduates in the academic, clinical and technical skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully identify, treat and care for patients requiring dental implants. Upon completion, you will be able to apply your education to patient care and also to the education of referring clinicians.This course aims to:Develop your skills to successfully diagnose and plan dental treatment for patients based around dental implantsHelp you understand surgical techniques appropriate for the placement of implant components in the dento-alveolar tissues, immediately post-extraction, delayed placement and in augmented tissuesTeach you to design, plan and undertake restorative procedures and to take appropriate records for the restoration of placements with a wide range of implant-supported prosthesesDevelop your skills in managing and maintaining clinical cases of a range of complexity for patients restored with dental implantsTeach you to manage the treatment of patients with complications arising from the use of dental implants – both iatrogenic and pathogenic.

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