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2nd ITI Education Week Pretoria
Aesthetic Implant Dentistry:
Contemporary Prosthodontic and Surgical Techniques for Sustainable Results
July 15 - 19, 2015


In association with the Oral and Dental Hospital, University of Pretoria


This course will cover implant dentistry in the Straightforward and Advanced categories of the SAC classification, both in terms of theory, live cases and hands-on.

Participants will train on phantom heads to simulate the oral environment as closely as possible. Surgical soft tissue management will be presented through demonstrations and hands-on training on animal models (sheep’s heads). Surgical hands-on training will cover flap design, suture techniques and soft tissue grafting procedures. Hands-on management of minor hard- and soft-tissue defects will be covered on animal heads, using particulate grafting material and resorbable membranes. Prosthodontic principles of aesthetic implant dentistry will be covered in detail, including principles of occlusion, bite registration, CAD-CAM prostheses and technical aspects of laboratory work. Hands-on prosthodontic training will include impression-taking, provisional prostheses and live demonstration of cases.

Participants will be tutored in detail on the pathogenesis of peri-implant and periodontal diseases, their treatment and supportive therapy. Cases will be work-shopped to give delegates first-hand experience of managing such patients.

Course Data

Date: July 15 - 19, 2015
Language: English
Venue: Oral and Dental Hospital, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


Course Directors
Prof. Andre van Zyl
Head of Department/Course Leader
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Pretoria

Dr. Cules van den Heever
Prosthodontics coordinator of course
Department of Prosthodontics
University of Pretoria

The Course Directors are supported by a strong faculty made up of international lecturers – Professors Daniel Buser (Switzerland) and Dean Morton (USA) – as well as local expertise from Professors Johan Hartshorne and Johan Marnewick, and Doctors Gerrit Wyma, Paul van Zyl, Christiaan Vorster, Lira Rahman, Michaela Beetge, Pieter Wolfaardt, Billy Lombard and Corlene Schnetler.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this Education Week, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose, classify and manage periodontal and peri-implant disease
  • Draw up a treatment plan for the replacement of lost teeth in the anterior maxilla
  • Place an implant correctly in the anterior maxilla, take impressions and manufacture provisional crowns and bridges on implants in the aesthetic zone.
  • Design and perform different surgical flaps on sheep’s heads
  • Use different suturing techniques for soft-tissue management
  • Manage minor hard/soft-tissue defects using particulate grafting and resorbable membranes on animal heads


Treatment Planning

  • Dento-facial aesthetics
  • Diagnosis, classification and management of periodontal/peri-implant disease
  • Assessment of treatment difficulty and risk to outcomes in the aesthetic zone
  • Treatment planning: the single missing and multiple missing teeth in the anterior maxilla
  • Ethics in implantology
  • Risk assessment from an anatomic and surgical point of view
  • Computed tomography and related software in implant planning


Surgical Aspects of Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

  • Post-extraction implant placement with simultaneous contour augmentation: When and how?
  • Extraction technique and post extraction ridge alterations in the aesthetic zone
  • Correct 3D implant placement in aesthetic sites
  • Bone physiology and healing, including particulate graft materials used in guided bone regeneration
  • Autogenous bone as a graft material in implant dentistry
  • Surgical handling of aesthetic complications and failures


Prosthodontic Principles of Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

  • Digital planning and prosthodontics in implant dentistry (CAD -CAM ) - from planning placement to prosthodontics
  • Occlusion - natural teeth versus implants
  • Prosthodontics management of peri-implant tissues - prior and subsequent to implant placement
  • Provisional restorations for partially and completely edentulous patients
  • Demystifying abutment, restorative materials and morphology in implant dentistry
  • Avoiding and managing prosthodontic complications in implant dentistry


Bonus Hands-on Sessions with Dinner
Thursday, July 16, 2015 and Friday, July 17, 2015 from 17:00 – 19:00

Available to the first 20 registrations and led by Prof. Andre van Zyl (surgery) and Prof. Cules van der Heever (prostho)

Session 1: Soft tissue surgery on sheep jaws and synthetic surgical models covering, epithelialized palatal graft, connective tissue grafts in recession sites and the palatal pedicle graft for ridge augmentation/wound closure

Session 2: The mandibular hybrid prosthesis for immediate loading. Each delegate will manufacture his/her own prosthesis on articulated models, using direct pick-up method on 4 mandibular implants

Course Fee/General Information

Non-ITI Member: ZAR 35,000*
ITI Fellow/ITI Member: ZAR 28,000*
Postgraduate student: ZAR 19,000*

*including coffee breaks, lunches and two social evenings

No. of participants
Max. 60

CE credit
40 hours

Difficulty level
Straightforward and Advanced

Hotel information will be provided after registration


Download Registration Form (71.50 KB)

ITI International Team for Implantology
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
CH-4052 Basel/Switzerland
Phone +41 61 270 83 85
Fax +41 61 270 83 84

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