Education is key for a successful career in implantology

On course for implant success

Education is, of course, key to successful implant dentistry, with CPD events and courses tailored to different levels of need. But how can you be sure that you are choosing the best provider to help you achieve excellence in implantology?

Finding an implant course that is right for you, your team and your patients can seem daunting. However, whether you are looking for training on dental implants themselves, biologics, instruments, surgical techniques, prosthetics, practice building, digital dentistry, treatment planning, risk management, or current concepts and new technology, there is something out there for you.

  • The first step is to understand your personal and professional goals when it comes to starting up in implant dentistry or building on your pre-existing offering.
  • Next, you need to consider what you would need to do within the practice to achieve those goals.
  • Does the practice need changes in infrastructure or, perhaps, top of the agenda is clinical or business training involving team members who have not yet dipped their toe in the implant training waters?
  • Communication within the team is also very important to get other perspectives and then to ensure everyone agrees on the way forward.

Only once you have those concepts in place is it worth looking at the relevant types of courses available and the reputation of the provider. What you want to find is an organisation with a proven track record that is willing to work with you to achieve your goals. One that is not interested in where you want to get to is not going to be the best provider for you. However, if you can engage with someone at a training facility who listens and is willing to help your practice develop in line with your plans, that is worth pursuing.

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You may be wondering – but how do I find such a person? Never forget colleague recommendations are worth their weight in gold. Ask around and see what others have experienced in their journey to dental implantology.

As for us, BioHorizons highly valuable learning opportunities are a must for the forward-thinking dental professional looking to offer their patients the very best in dental implantology.

As one case in point, the Dental Implants Year Course 2017 will not only clinically train dentists in implantology, but also educate their practice team on how to support the dentist and integrate implants as a treatment option into the practice. The course will consist of 10 modules over a period of 10 months starting in March 2017 and running through to November 2017. Days 1, 2 and 10 will be devoted to the dental team.

For further information on this course click here. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so early booking is recommended.

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