Dental Implant Tutorials & Resources

To achieve our aim of finding the best ways to support the general dental practitioner, we have developed various resources over the years and have categorised them below. If you need any further support in discussions with your patients or treatment planning decisions, please contact us to request any further information.

Tutorials and resources for patients

Selection of resources designed to support our colleagues and partners in their treatment planning discussions with patients, providing current, evidence based information about dental implant treatments.

Treatment options

This document is a useful tool for our colleagues to use when describing to the patient what a dental implant is, it’s functionality in replacing one, several or all missing teeth and what other treatment options are available to them.

Treatment Options Treatment Options (3349 KB)

The implant treatment pathway

A short overview of the implant placement process for the patient starting from the consultation to the post placement review with timelines for the dentist for each stage.

The implant treatment pathway The implant treatment pathway (12787 KB)

Implant maintenance and monitoring protocol

As described this document outlines the maintenance and monitoring protocol we adhere to following the completion of an implant restoration.

Implant maintenance and monitoring protocol Implant maintenance and monitoring protocol (15673 KB)

Dental implant patient suitability

This document covers the contra-indications to implant therapy as part of the general and dental health of the patient and what is the best practice with failing teeth.

Dental implant patient suitability Dental implant patient suitability (18124 KB)

Bone grafting techniques

The two bone grafting techniques that have been used at our practice with great success are described in more detail here. This document is also suitable for patients who would like to know more about the procedures.

Bone Grafting techniques Bone Grafting techniques (11 KB)

Study Groups Events

Power point presentations held in 2016 & 2017

Our Study Group events held in informal settings at Weston-on-the Green, are hosted with the intention of sharing our knowledge of implant restorative techniques with those who are keen to develop a new skill set. Each event usually offers for discussion several current topics of interest to general dental practitioners and implantologists alike.

Event held 16 May 2017

The Endo Vs Impant Debate

At this event we covered two latest techiques in the world of dental implants a) treatment for peri-implant disease, using Perio Flow implant surface debridement b) immediate loading techniques using Intra-oral Welding! Both used at our practice! The second half of the evening was dominated by a very interesting 'Endodontic Vs Implant' debate’!

Event held 10 November 2016

Implant treatment planning & Case Studies

Presentation Study Group Nov 2016 Presentation Study Group Nov 2016 (64219 KB)

We discussed how we assess a patients’ suitability for implant restorations from the initial consultation, through diagnostic procedures to planning the most suitable restorative solution. Case studies including models and radiographs were also covered.

Event held 15 June 2016

To scan or not to scan & Case Studies

To Scan or Not to Scan To Scan or Not to Scan (7995 KB)

Chris and our guest at this event Barry Chandler covered the practical aspects of how we use scans to improve safety and predictability of treatments, with examples of developments in the implant digital workflow with some treatment planning examples

Event held on 15 March 2016

Implant monitoring maintenance, Teeth in a day Intra Oral Welding

Study Group Presentation March 2017 Study Group Presentation March 2017 (17128 KB)

Various subjects were covered that make part of the implant maintenance and monitoring protocols: Peri-implant Mucositis, Peri-implantitis, hygiene protocols and the treatment of diseased implants. Chris also discussed predictability of ‘same day teeth’ protocols and last but not least - the ‘Intra-oral Welding’, both procedures used at our practice.

Video tutorials  

This section of short video tutorials covers implant restorative techniques for a range of implant / prosthetic solutions. The length of the videos range between 2-3 min and are usually shortened versions of longer procedures.

Botis Bonebuilder block bone grafting

Just short of 3 minutes long this video shows the highlights of a 2 hour surgery to re-build lost bone structure with the Botiss Bonebuilder block bone grafting technique. Not for the fainthearted!

Botiss Bonebuilder block bone grafting video Botiss Bonebuilder block bone grafting video (35163 KB)

Industry News

We certainly like to keep up to speed with new developments and the latest technology available to improve patient treatment outcomes and pain and hustle free customer journey. We will aim to make latest industry news available in this section as soon as possible and hope to be able to support our colleagues by providing further information on request. 

LODI Implants 'The Locator Overdenture Implant'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Zest Anchors have recently launched a cost effective and time saving treatment resulting in the unquestionable benefits of denture stability. 

LODI Implants 'The Locator Overdenture Implant' LODI Implants 'The Locator Overdenture Implant' (70 KB)

Modern Advancements in Dental Implantology: Digital Imaging

Friday, November 14, 2013 

Today I attended the Association of Dental Implantology Focus Meeting : Focus on Digital Implant Dentistry: The Present – The Future. The course covered how best to use Digital Technology to optimise the implant treatment work flow and make the treatment pathway safer, more pleasant, quicker and therefore cheaper for the patient, with the aim of bringing predictable implant solutions to a wider public.

Modern Advancements in Dental Implantology: Digital Imaging Modern Advancements in Dental Implantology: Digital Imaging (66 KB)