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“Lifelong professional growth starts with getting the training and skills you need in order to treat patients with excellence.”

— Ope Sodeinde

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38 HOURS OF CLASSROOM AND PRACTICAL STUDY

At London dental Specialists

DAY 1: GENERAL COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS

Speakers: Kevin Rose & Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aim: The vast majority of colleagues went to dental schools to help people and it can be frustrating when patients do not accept our advice. If patients could see their world through our eyes, they will undoubtedly accept our advice. By the end of the day colleagues will have a deeper understanding of the various reasons why patients do not accept our advice and therefore understand how to communicate effectively.

 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session delegates will:

 

1. Discover how to increase treatment and treatment plan acceptance

2. Understand the GDC standards relating to communication and consent (especially the implications of Montgomery). This leads to an understanding of how to reduce the likelihood of complaints to the GDC.

3. Understand the importance of first impressions and how to create a professional, credible and authoritative first impression, every time.

4. Learn about patient motivations and buying strategies.

5. Explore the potential dangers of using sales techniques.

6. How to avoid patients feeling that they have been sold to.

7. Language patterns that reduce resistance; how to use influence and persuasion techniques to achieve a mutually agreed outcome.

8. That talking confidently about money and gaining commitment can be a state of mind and not an activity.

9. How to discuss treatment options in a way that your patients will understand.

10. Have an understanding of basic NLP techniques that will help you with anxious and nervous patients.

11. Have had the opportunity to practice these conversations with potential patients in role play scenarios for endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry. This session is for the whole dental team.

DAY 2: DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIFIC COMMUNICATION DAYS

Speakers: Andy Smith & Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aim: discussion of dental implant procedures can be challenging for many colleagues because they are not familiar with surgical procedures in general and are less familiar with implant surgery. By the end of the session delegates will have skills to discuss implant procedures as a general dental practitioner so that the patient can have confidence in accepting the referral to an expert.

 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, delegates will:

 

1. Understand that patients expect a discussion of all restorative options in a fair and equitable way.

2. Understand that patients’ decisions to decline dental implants is sometimes due to an “unconscious bias” against implants due to a lack of familiarity by the general dentists and their teams.

3. Understand that once the restorative options have been presented to the patients in a fair and equitable way, patients are then able to make an informed decision for themselves and dentists do not need to “sell” them.

4. Understand the crucial bits of information a patient needs from a general dental practitioner about dental implants.

5. Have had the opportunity to practice these conversations with potential implant patients in role play scenarios.

6. Be able to identify patients who will benefit from dental implants, discuss it confidently and make an onward referral to London Dental Specialists for treatment planning and surgery. This session is for the whole dental team.

DAY 3: INTRODUCTION TO IMPLANT DENTISTRY & PERIODONTOLOGY

Speaker: Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aims: Terminology in implant dentistry and periodontology is esoteric and by the end of the session, delegates will feel confident their understanding of the scientific basis of periodontology and implant dentistry

 

Objective/Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, delegates will:

 

1. Understand the following terms: implant, abutment (different types), restorations (different types)

2. Understand the similarities and differences between the attachment of soft tissue to teeth and implants

3. Begin to understand crown and bridge dentistry vs implant dentistry

4. Understand the implant cases to be attempted initially.

5. Pricing, paperwork, indemnity requirements for implant dentistry.

6. Be introduced to the various types of grafts in implant dentistry.

7. Understand the diagnosis and current management of periodontal diseases using the new (2018) classification of periodontal diseases.

DAY 4: TREATMENT PLANNING IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY FOR THE GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER

Speaker: Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aim: The majority of patients requiring treatment tend to have multiple problems spreading across specialties. It can therefore be daunting to figure out what to do. Delegates will be able to understand the competing considerations at tooth and patient level by discussion of many clinical cases. Cases that have been referred by delegates will take priority.

 

Objective/Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session delegates will:

 

1. Understand the planning/treatment considerations at the endodontics/implant dentistry interface

2. Understand the planning/treatment considerations at the periodontics/endodontics interface.

3. Understand the planning/treatment considerations at the periodontics/orthodontics interface

4. Understand the planning/treatment considerations at the periodontics/endodontics/orthodontics/implant dentistry interface

5. Understand immediate/delayed implant placement

6. Understand immediate/delayed implant loading and the implications for temporization.

7. Be introduced to the treatment considerations for implant surgery

DAY 5: OCCLUSION FOR GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS

Speaker: Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aim: The term “occlusion” strikes fear in the heart of many colleagues because of the perception that it is very complicated. I will demystify occlusion by the end of the session so that colleagues feel comfortable discussing occlusal issues and see occlusal concepts as very helpful in understanding how patients use our restorations.

 

By the end of the session delegates will:

1. Understand the intercuspal position (ICP), how it developed and how to ensure that it remains stable.

2. Understand how to record the intercuspal position accurately and how to communicate this with the laboratory

3. Understand how to produce accurate records for fixed prostheses. If these are done accurately and a good laboratory is used, the final restoration(s) should require minimal/no adjustment.

4. Understand centric relation/retruded contact position (RCP).

5. Understand how to find and record centric relation/retruded contact position using bimanual manipulation/chin point guidance

6. Understand canine guidance, group function and interferences (working and non-working side) and their impacts on restorative dentistry.

7. Understand and identify the slide from RCP to ICP and its impact on restorative dentistry.

8. Understand the use of facebow record in clinical practice

9. Be able to cast and articulate stone models.

10. Be introduced to the use of splints in restorative dentistry and in the management of temporomandibular disorders.

DAY 6: IMPLANT RESTORATIVE HANDS-ON TRAINING

Speaker: Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Aim: Identification of the various components involved in the construction of implant restorations can be daunting because they are unfamiliar. This session will make them very familiar using implant models.

 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, delegates will:

 

1. Understand the Neodent implant system

2. Place 2 dental implants on edentulous models and placed overdenture abutments on them.

3. Learn how to connect dentures to implants using the Novaloc system. They will also learn how to change the retention inserts.

4. Identify a single tooth abutment and take an impression of the abutment

5. Identify a bridge (multi-unit) abutment and take impressions for bridgework

6. Understand open-tray and closed tray impressions and understand the pros and cons of both impression techniques

7. Understand how conventional fixed prosthodontics has influenced the design of implant components.

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Practical Sessions

1:1 with Ope Sodeinde
COURSE COMPONENT 7: 5 CASES

1:1 RESTORATION OF IMPLANTS ON YOUR PATIENTS

Speaker: Ope Sodeinde

 

Duration: 3-6 months (flexible). This depends on the number of patients referred.

 

Aim: these 1-1 sessions will give you the confidence to restore simple implant cases (1-2 implants for fixed teeth and removable dentures). This will be done on your referred patients, under my supervision at London Dental Specialists. By the end of this component, you will be able to restore these cases on your own. Objectives/Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of this component delegates will:

 

1. Have taken impressions of 5 simple implant cases (on patients)

2. Have fitted 5 simple implant cases (on patients)

3. Understand the long-term maintenance requirements for these patients

 

Please be aware that you will not receive your certificate of completion of the course until you have attended all the dates and satisfactorily restored 5 cases. The clinical component will result in the completion of a log book and feedback on Direct Observation of Procedures (DOPs) forms.

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We don’t just leave it there… this is the beginning of your journey. We feel a duty of care to provide you with a high level of the support and care you need to grow your implant knowledge. We are always contactable and our door is always open.

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