IDEAL - The Implant Restorative Course

With: Dr Paul Swanson Course Dates: 27th & 28th March / 25th & 26th September 2020

 Cost: 14 Hours CPD – £799+VAT

Course Description:

This Implant Restorative programme has been designed to develop the restorative skills of the modern GDP. Over the duration of the course delegates will increase their knowledge and understanding of managing single to full-arch restorations whilst developing their skills through interactive hands-on workshops and live surgical demonstrations.

Day 1 – Making the right impression – the patient, the practice & effective treatment planning.

The market today

Patient awareness

Patient expectations

Patient assessment

Medical history

Assessment of the anatomy

Treatment planning

Informed consent

Radiographs & CBCT scanning

How surgery affects the restoration

Hexed vs. non-hexed systems

Bone level vs. tissue level

Understanding restorative components

Analogue vs. digital workflows

Open / closed impression taking

Managing patient expectations & patient challenges

Patient referrals

Types of implant restoration – overview

Factors to consider when planning implant restorations

Implant Maintenance

Occlusion and occlusal forces

Managing perio


Day 2 – Restoration, Maintenance and Managing complications

Anterior / Posterior restorations

Fixed vs. non-fixed prosthesis

The restoration processes – temporary / final prosthesis

Choice of restorative materials

The Dentist’s relationship with the Dental Technician

Record keeping

Screw retained vs. cement retained

Management of the adjacent teeth

Restoration of single teeth



Full arch restorations

Implant / abutment interface – passive fit

Abutment choices

Platform shift / switch implants


Dr. Paul Swanson – BDS MFGDP UK DipImpDent RCS Eng MSc (Implant)

Paul Swanson qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2000. He completed his MFGDP qualification in 2003 and a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious sedation in 2004. In 2008, he received the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting. In 2011, he received a Master of Science degree in Implant Dentistry from Queen Mary University of London. Over the last 7 years, the volume and complexity of cases has naturally increased. Paul’s clinical practice is now limited to Implant Dentistry. He owns a specialist referral practice in Liverpool and contributes to the multidisciplinary cases done by his team. He mentors dentists at both entry level and advanced implantology and contributes to study clubs in his region. Paul is the co-director of IDEAL – an organisation running dental courses for all members of the dental team.


Venue: Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool (IDEAL), Rose Lane Dental Practice 94 Rose Lane Liverpool, L18 8AG

Venue Tel: 0151 724 3351 contact Emma Hulley IDEAL Course Coordinator

3 miles from the end of the M62
2 miles from Liverpool South Parkway train station

Parking: car park behind the practice or in the side roads around the practice.

Recommended local hotel (5-10 min drive to the course venue):
The Penny Lane Hotel 0151 476 1234
From £50/night B&B (mention IDEAL/Rose Lane Dental Practice)