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2nd ITI Education Week Pretoria
Clinical Implant Dentistry:
From the Clinic to the Lab
July 15 - 19, 2015


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




This course will cover implant dentistry in the Straightforward category and also demonstrate cases in the Advanced SAC category, both in terms of theory 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 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 workshopped 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 guest lecturers Prof. Hans-Peter Weber (USA) and Dr. Waldemar Polido (Brazil) as well as local specialists Prof. Dr. Johan Hartshorne, Prof. Len Becker, Prof. Johan Marnewick, Dr. Gerrit Wyma, Dr. Paul van Zyl, Dr. Christiaan Vorster, Dr. Geoff Patterson, Dr. Lira Rahman, Dr. Michaela Beetge and Dr. Billy Lombard.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Diagnose, classify and manage periodontal and peri-implant disease
  2. Draw up a treatment plan for the replacement of lost teeth
  3. Place an implant correctly, take impressions and manufacture provisional crowns and bridges on implants.
  4. Design and perform different surgical flaps in an animal model
  5. Use different suturing techniques for soft-tissue management
  6. Manage minor hard- and soft-tissue defects using particulate grafting and resorbable membranes


  • Diagnosis, classification and management of periodontal/ peri-implant disease
  • Dento-facial esthetics
  • Occlusion - natural teeth versus implants
  • Diagnostic wax-up procedures and surgical stents
  • The application of the SAC classification to implant treatment planning
  • Treatment planning: the single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, the edentulous patient, the single esthetic implant
  • Bone physiology and healing
  • Particulate graft materials used in guided bone regeneration
  • Autogenous bone as a graft material in implant dentistry
  • Low trauma extraction of teeth
  • Alveolar ridge preservation after extraction
  • Removal of failed implants
  • Ridge augmentation techniques
  • Ethics in implantology
  • Effective introduction and management of implant dentistry in private practice
  • Computed tomography in implant planning
  • Applied anatomy for dental implant surgery
  • CAD-CAM in implant dentistry

Course Fee/General Information

Non-ITI Member: ZAR 30,000*
ITI Fellow/ITI Member: ZAR 27,000*
Postgraduate student: ZAR 18,000*

*including coffee breaks, lunches and one social evening

No. of participants
Max. 60

CE credit
40 hours

Difficulty level
Straightforward and Advanced

Hotel information will be provided after registration


ITI International Team for Implantology
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
CH-4052 Basel/Switzerland
Phone +41 61 270 83 93
Fax +41 61 270 83 84

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