Module 1: Introduction to Implants

The introductory module will introduce basics with a brief history and evloution of implant dentistry. The module runs for 4 days with several didactic sessions and a hands-on session with dummy models. This module will be conducted at DACE Learning Center.


  • Site Anatomy: hard/soft tissues and classification of defects
  • Principles and parameters that influence wound healing: Osseointegration & Bone Biology
  • Taxonomy of instrumention and relevant usage
  • Implant Basics: classification, components, types and selection criteria
  • Biomaterial Basics: classification, indications, features and benefits
  • Incision & Flap Design
  • Suturing types and techniques
  • Esthetic Risk Assessment
  • Peri-Implant Mucosa & Biologic Width
  • Clinical diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning with wax up & surgical stent
  • Patient Factors & Compliance
  • Medical risk factors & Implant therapy
  • Asepsis and Sterilization protocols
  • Case Documentation, Dental Photography & Radiological principles
  • Indications and techniques relating to insertion of implants in single tooth and fresh extraction site situations
  • Atraumatic extractions and site prepration for single tooth implants
  • Philosophies of implant retention and stabilization
  • Basic surgical principles and implant osteotomy drilling protocols
  • Simple socket preservation techniques