Hands-on Implant Restorative Skills

Workshop with Ongoing Mentor Support

Nobel Biocare has developed a NovelMentor program™ program specifically for the general dentist that would like to incorporate implants into their daily practice. The mentor program is designed to help you incorporate implants into your practice to provide your patients with superior treatment, and your practice with increased profitability and growth. We are excited that you are able to join us to learn and increase your awareness regarding the prosthetic component of Nobel Biocare’s NobelReplace Implants. If you have taken an impression and placed a crown before, then you can certainly take an implant impression and place and implant crown.

Since the mentor program is designed to be a small group, which will be run over three Wednesday evenings, you will learn how to plan and restore basic single tooth to multiple implants. The course will be structured according to what you are looking to learn and understand in regard to placing implant crowns in a patient’s mouth.

Integral to the learning will be team training. This will consist of one evening for the nurses and dentists to attend. We will go through integration of implants into the practice as a team approach. We will include implant organisation from start to completion consisting of OHI, appointment scheduling for radiographic guides to set-up and preparation of room.

There will be clinical case presentations starting with some very simple implant cases to some more full mouth cases depending on your interest level.

Key Components:

  • Small study group format
  • Focus on ‘basic’ implant crown placement
  • Treatment planning & case selection sessions
  • Hands-on practice
  • Interactive
  • Structured format
  • Dentist assists Mentor in over-the shoulder crown impression and placement
  • Staff training
  • Guidance with a Nobel Biocare representative, ongoing support

Topics which will be covered in the course will be:

  • Treatment planning and patient selection
  • Case discussions
  • Prosthetic techniques
  • Impression taking
  • Temporization
  • Abutment selection
  • Crown and bridge and implant dentistry
  • Support staff training

Session 1:

  • Introduction – Program & Module Presentation
  • What is an Implant? Why Implants?
  • Why Novel Biocare? Why Nobel Replace?
  • Case Selection, patient evaluation and treatment planning
  • Ideal Non ideal patients to start with
  • Radiographic guides
  • Hands-on Model Exercises – Implant Prosthetics
  • Identify implants and implant components
  • Implant types – King size dummies
  • Cases
  • Question Time

Session 2:

  • Review
  • Overview of Prosthetic Techniques
  • Impression taking
  • Temporisation
  • Fixture Level and abutment level impressions
  • Hands-on Model Exercises – Implant Prothetics
  • Cases
  • Question Time

Session 3: Doctor’s and Nurse’s Night

  • Cement versus screw retained
  • Implant maintenance
  • Cost of treatment
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practical
  • Patient consultation
  • Fee setting
  • Hands-on Model Exercises – Implant Prosthetics
  • Cases
  • Question Time

Contact Information:

Dr Michael Tam

Bondi Junction NSW 2022
M: +61 411 086 888

Kylie Robinson

Nobel Biocare
Level 4, 7 Eden Park Drive
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Tel: 1800 804 597
Fax: 1800 815 489
M: +61 413 746 350

Dr Michael Tam graduated from Otago University (NZ) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He has undertaken further postgraduate training at Sydney University in association with Westmead Hospital and completed the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants. He is a member of the Australian Osseointegration Society, other specialist Australian Societies and Study Clubs and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Michael is part of a mentor program with Nobel Biocare. He has 15 years experience with osseointegrated implants and the last 12 years with Nobel Biocare. Michael runs a private practice in North Sydney and Bondi Junction with special interest in cosmetics, implants and reconstructive dentistry.

He has also attended many courses nationally and overseas to extend and further his cosmetic and implant education and knowledge.