‘Practical Implantology’ Dental Implant Course & Mentoring Program

Course Information, Structure & Guidance

Welcome

Here is some information about the Practical Implantology Course for you to consider.

We do find that it is helpful for enquirers, and for us, that an early discussion with one of the directors takes place as this enables a friendly but detailed conversation about all aspects of the course and is most helpful in deciding whether it is the one for you.

Delegate Testimonials

We can also arrange for you to have a private discussion with previous course delegates who will give you their honest appraisal and opinions about our course. You can watch all past participant video testimonials here.

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The teachers are Mukesh Soni, Sam Mohamed, and Azhar Sheikh.

Between them, they have over 100 years of clinical dental and close to 90 years of dental implant experience.

They will be directly involved in the teaching – it is not subcontracted out to others.

Guest speakers are invited to teach also where specific expertise is required.

As you would expect their core beliefs are the same but they have slightly different approaches and styles to their clinical work and teaching and this makes for an enriching teaching experience for the course delegates. There is considerable feedback regarding this.

Their styles complement each other and as they have been friends and colleagues for 30 plus years, their interaction is friendly, seamless, effective, and actually a whole load of fun as well!

Michele Sheikh – Client Relationship Manager

Faiza Sheikh – Operations Manager and PA Dr A Sheikh

The course is designed very much as a collaborative and pastoral experience.

The teaching is inclusive and absolutely non aggressive.

We want the delegates to succeed in their desired aim of practising dental implantology immediately after the course. So, the teaching is outcome based; everything is directed to the objective of enabling and empowering you to place implants in your own practice, safely, independently and predictably.

We will allow for different learning styles and you will be part of a very supportive group.

We will always attempt to bring out the positive aspects of all of the group so that you bond and support each other in the collective learning.

This way everyone wins. Too often dentists feel alone and unsupported in their practices. We feel that we as a faculty provide a very honest, direct, and focused teaching and give everything that we are physically and emotionally able to, to get you placing implants. This is the Prime Directive.

Support is at different levels.

Firstly, you will have your own cohort group to support you during the course.

Secondly, you will immediately upon enrolment become part of the wider Practical Implant family. There are some very accomplished alumni here, and you will truly feel part of a wider family that you will find are very anxious and willing to help you develop your implant careers.

The sky is then the limit and you fly as high as you wish. You set your own limits.

Thirdly, the support from the faculty is ongoing, continuous, and unlimited and it doesn’t cost anything! This is in any form that you desire; be it questions, case planning, information, articles, techniques etc. Nothing is off limits.

Lastly, there is the facility where the PI directors can be your practice mentors and help you fast track your development if you wish. This is NOT a course for us to develop our mentoring portfolio. But many delegates ask and many of you will feel that you will need this particular support afterwards, especially in the early days for you to accelerate your experience, build confidence and expertise quickly. You will decide. There is a fee for this which your chosen mentor will advise you of at the time. Please note that this is up to alumni to negotiate individually with their chosen mentor and we cannot guarantee that a mentor will be available or able to visit your practices.

We have alumni from all cohorts that are very active in the implant field. The last audit showed that 86.3% of alumni continue to practise implant dentistry.

No dental implant experience is required.

We have dentists of all ages and experience who attend the course. They are at various stages in their careers and they may wish to start their implant career, progress it further, or reinvigorate and re-energise it.

We have even had delegates who have completed other courses but who have felt that the teaching experience was not adequate for them and they have turned to us. A particular and recurring theme is lack of support and mentoring after their courses are completed – but that is where we excel. Learning is lifelong of course. All are welcome.

However certain things are required. You should:

  1. Be a qualified and registered dentist.
  2. Be post foundation level (UK graduates)
  3. Be registered with the GDC (UK dentists)
  4. Have appropriate UK dental indemnity in case of mentoring in the UK.
  5. Non UK registered dentists are welcome but cannot of course treat patients in the UK.
  6. Overseas dentists are welcome but please see below. 

The course is structured over four modules.

It is deliberately designed to be intensive, immersive and condensed.

There are 3 teaching modules followed soon after by the surgical module.

The course is outcome based – it is strictly focussed towards equipping you to place implants in your own practice as soon after the surgical module as possible.

There will be literature and information provided and other reading material but we will not spend valuable time in conducting literature reviews.

A resume follows but please bear in mind that there may be minor changes, as the course constantly evolves and other changes may be enforced upon us due to circumstances beyond our control. The content may then change and evolve but always for the better, we hope.

Module one

  • Is theory based and includes an introduction to implants, anatomy and photography, and placement of an implant on a plastic model and impression taking.
  • You will learn all the components of an implant and the restorative elements too.

Module two

  • Is digital. You will be introduced to the theory and practise of digital planning, design platforms, CBCT scanning and planning and the techniques and advantages of guided implant surgery.
  • Included in your fee is J M Radiology’s Level one CBCT/radiology course, please note this is a requirement as part of our course and paid for by Practical Implantology.
  • This can be completed at your own convenience online.

Module three

  • Is where you will cover GBR, suturing techniques, soft tissue manipulation, implant exposure, occlusion, medicolegal, periodontal considerations periimplantitis. biomaterials.
  • You will also get to fit a restoration.
  • The list above is not full or exhaustive. There is a lot of content.
  • We incorporate a lot of hands on exercises during the three modules.
  • All the above teaching is then directed to the surgical module.

Module four (the most exciting!)

  • Is where we fly to Cairo Egypt and start your implant placements on real live patients.
  • You will place a minimum of 5 implants each.
  • All cases are discussed previously and carefully selected.
  • You will personally place implants under the direct supervision of one of the teachers, Mukesh, Sam, and Azhar.
  • You will directly assist in the same number of cases
  • We will attempt to ensure that you have the benefit of each of them during this time although this is not always possible.
  • Further, you will assist and cooperate in a large number of other surgeries so that your overall experience is of a lot of implant exposure.
  • We will attempt to give you experience of a variety of different implant sites, conditions, and situations.
  • There will be more than simple implant placements and often you will be called on to perform some simple GBR, bone manipulation, and sometimes even sinus lift surgery as we cannot perfectly screen the patients beforehand.
  • Importantly, patients will then be restored by the faculty afterwards.

Please note that you MUST have completed the three modules prior to being signed off to place implants.

If illness or other matters prevent this then you may resit a missed module and go to module four in a later cohort.

Once you have completed our course you will receive 120 hours (variable) of accredited CPD.

Guest speakers will provide their own CPD

Current fees are advertised on the website and will be confirmed at the time of enrolment. 

Please confirm with us that this is accurate at the time of joining.

A 10% deposit is required to secure your place on the course.

The balance of the fees can be paid over four instalments without a charge as long as the fees are paid prior to the start of the course and under any circumstances prior to module four.

For cancellations, please see our terms and conditions document – available on joining or on request.

Full payment in advance will attract a 5% discount.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Included in your fees:

  • Free PI surgical instrument kit
  • Biomaterials samples
  • Suturing pad
  • CBCT level one course – allows you to refer patients for CBCT
  • Online lectures and courses
  • Lunches and refreshments on course days in UK and Cairo
  • Accommodation and airport transfers in Cairo.
  • Transfers in Cairo from the hotel to the clinic 
  • Please note: Bed and breakfast accommodation in Cairo is paid for by us but on a 2 people sharing a room basis. Almost all people are happy to share but if a single room is desired these are available at an extra cost. The single room supplement will be confirmed in advance and is payable in advance to our Egypt logistics team who liaise with the hotel. If you share a room there is no supplement. Further details will be given once you have enrolled. 
  • Lunches and refreshments in Cairo
  • Excursions in Cairo

We try and throw in a few other freebies along the way!

Not Included in your fees:

  • UK accommodation and meals are not covered other than lunch on course days
  • Flight costs to and from Cairo
  • Meals in Cairo other than lunch on course days.

NON UK REGISTERED DENTISTS

These colleagues are welcome to enrol on the course. 

Dentists who are not registered in the UK  with the GDC cannot treat patients in the UK.

Dentists who are resident overseas must arrange their own visas and permits to visit the UK for the UK modules. Also the same applies for the surgical module in Cairo Egypt. 

We can supply a letter to support your intention to join our course but we cannot assist any further. 

The course is entirely independent of any external parties.

However, we are proud and grateful for our close relationship and collaboration with Osstem UK.

You will find that their staff will be involved in the course for support and assistance.

Osstem  client support we have found is the best in the implant field and we are sure that you will enjoy their company.

They will also be present in Cairo with us. Other partners will be involved also.

Once your deposit is paid you will be added to the relevant WhatsApp groups  – your cohort one and also the main group where every PI delegate is present.

On these groups you will be able to speak to all past and present delegates. All mentors (Mukesh, Sam, Azhar, Michele and Faiza.

Industry partners such as Osstem and NSK reps will be in attendance also and provide invaluable support.

The earlier you join the more information you will get prior to starting the course and the better prepared you will be. However, you will be given everything you need so there is no need for any worry or anxiety.

Please do get in touch with me, Faiza, or any of the directors whose contact details are below and we will be happy to assist you in making the right decision for you.

I do hope that this introduction has been useful but I’m sure you may have questions that are particular to you.

I would strongly recommend you speak with one of the directors of Practical Implantology as they will be able to answer the more clinical aspects of the course.

Faiza Sheikh (Operations Manager:

Tel:  020 4579 0389 Mobile 

You can request to speak to one of our course directors:

Mukesh Soni
Sam Mohamed
Azhar Sheikh

Once you are decided that the course is the one for you then please Book & Pay Online  and start the process to become part of the family.

This will then allow you to download the course manual, resources, and your specific cohort details.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Kindest Regards

Faiza.

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