UW School of Dentistry

RESD 529

Implant Dentistry

Mats Kronström

3 Credits / Quarter 8 (Summer, Second Year)

Course Description

Introduction to dental implantology based on lectures, case presentations and laboratory activity.

Educational Objectives

The student will gain knowledge about dental implants. The objectives will be for the student to be able to describe (1) the history of implantology, (2) the basic science of osseointegration, (3) the surgical, prosthetic and restorative considerations for the partially and fully edentulous patient, (4) the occlusal considerations of implant treatment; (5) the surgical placement and restorative procedures step by step, (6) the management of dental implant patients among the different specialists, (7) the surgical and prosthetic complications of implants, (8) to develop a treatment plan on an assigned case and (9) to restore a single tooth implant in the laboratory.

Course Outline

Lecture topics include: history of implantology; basic science of osseointegration; surgical and restorative considerations in the selection of partially and fully edentulous patients for implant placement; implant systems; biomechanics; application, surgical placement, restorative procedures of an implant system; partially and fully edentulous case presentations; surgical complications; prosthetic complications.

Course Expectations

To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student is expected to attend all lectures, laboratories and case presentations and demonstrate his/her knowledge of the material presented through a written examination which will measure his/her ability to manage the restoration of partial and complete edentulism using implant procedures.

Completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned. Professional and ethical behavior is expected throughout all lectures and laboratory sessions.

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 2: Communicate the risks and benefits of proposed care and alternative treatment strategies available, then obtain expressed consent for treatment conveyed by a patient or legal guardian.
  • UWSOD Competency 3: Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan based on diagnostic findings, then implement treatment in a safe, properly sequenced and timely manner.
  • UWSOD Competency 5: Recognize the limits of their expertise and seek consultation with other health care providers to facilitate patient care.
  • UWSOD Competency 13: Assess the dentition to determine the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases.
  • UWSOD Competency 16: Manage diseases and conditions of the teeth.
  • UWSOD Competency 17: Manage replacement of teeth for the partially or completely edentulous patient.


  • Syllabus
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Digital videos of implant systems and procedures
  • Textbooks (none required, but many recommended)

*last updated: 11/7/2011