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Unit information: Implant Surgery 2 in 2018/19

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Unit name Implant Surgery 2
Unit code DENTM9014
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. West
Open unit status Not open



Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Patient Assessment and treatment planning 1 - DENTM9008 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Bone augmentation and grafting 1 - DENTM9010 Prosthodontics 1 - DENTM9011 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 Prosthodontics 2 - DENTM9015 Teams and marketing - DENTM9016 Advanced techniques - DENTM9017 Clinical practice attachment 2 - DENTM9018 Dissertation - DENTM9019

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


This module will develop the awareness of implant surgery complications and their management. Advanced surgical techniques will be introduced including microsurgical techniques and advanced soft tissue management techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To have a knowledge of the complications of implant surgery and their management.
  • To have a knowledge of the aetiology and management of peri-implant diseases
  • To have a knowledge of the relevance of bisphosphonates in the management of patients requiring minor oral surgery and dental implants.
  • To have a knowledge of the concepts and skills involved in microsurgery and advanced soft tissue management.
  • To have a knowledge of mucogingival surgery techniques.

Teaching details

Lectures and small group teaching on study day 9. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional ‘podcast’ lectures/videos and directed reading. This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment Unit and is closely linked with it, teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Details

Formative assessment

During the study day via direct verbal feedback, particularly during simulated surgery sessions.

Practical assessments:

Hands on practical exercises using pigs jaws. How to harvest a sub-epithelial connective tissue graft and suture it at its recipient site. How to harvest a free gingival graft and suture it at its recipient site. Assessment of practical skill, flap design and implant placement in simulated bone, membrane placement and microsurgical techniques.

Summative Assessments

Written assignments:

Written assignment looking at implant failure. 100% of unit mark

Total 100% of unit marks.

Submission date will be given to students verbally and on Blackboard

Reading and References

Practical Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic, Surgical, Restorative and Technical Aspects of Aesthetic and Functional Harmony by Ashok Sethi and Thomas Kaus. Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 18509 70610

Esthetic Implant Dentistry: Soft and Hard Tissue Management by Patrick Palacci. Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 086715392X

Selected journal references