MATS H. KRONSTROM, DDS, PhD
DEPARTMENT OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
2008 – 2009
RD 535 - SCHEDULE FALL 2008
September 30 – December 9, 2008
Lectures: T747 8:30am - 9:30am
Pre-Clinical: D165 Lab 9:30am - 12:00pm
Week 1 Lecture: Course Orientation and Introduction to Implant Dentistry/
Sept 30 Lab: Duplicate model, pour alginate impression, diagnostic wax-up # 3, 4, 5, 8
Week 2 Lecture: Diagnosis and Anatomical Structures of Importance when Planning
For Implant Treatment
Oct 7 Lab: Impression of Wax-up to Fabricate Cast for Surgical Guide.
Fabricate Surgical Guide for Implants # 3, 4, 5, 8
Week 3 Lecture: Treatment Planning with Dental Implants. Implant systems used at
Oct 14 Lab: Surgical Implant Placement (Nobel Replace) #5, and #8
Week 4 Lecture: Implant Systems used at UW II
Oct 21 Lab: Surgical Implant Placement (3i) #4.
Week 5 Lecture: Impression Making with Dental Implants
Oct 28 Lab: Impression making Implants #4, #5 and #8. Pour Impression, Stone
Week 6 Lecture: Restorative Implant Considerations
Nov 4 Lab: Surgical Implant Placement (Straumann #3). Placement of Solid
Abutment and Impression-making with Closed Tray Technique.
Pour Stone Model.
Week 7 Lecture: Management of the Hard Tissue and Bone Augmentation Procedures
In Implant Prosthodontics
Nov 18 Lab: Wax-up for Provisional Crown #8 and make Impression for mold.
Week 8 Lecture: Surgical Implant Considerations in the Esthetic Zone and Management
of the Soft Tissue
Nov 25 Lab: Complete Provisional Crown #8
Week 9 Lecture: Implant Prosthodontics for the Edentulous Patient
Dec 2 Lab: Final Impression of Provisional Implant Crown and Model Fabrication
Week 10 Lecture: Esthetic Considerations.
Dec 9 Lab: Overdenture Lab Exercise
Finals Week Date and Time TBD
Endosseous dental implants, by definition, are root-form devices inserted into edentulous
sites in the Jaw to provide anchorage for either a fixed or a removable prosthesis.
Most of the implant systems available today are clinically acceptable. Of course, there are
always new products arriving on the market, so keep an eye on what’s offered and make
sure appropriate clinical documentation is available. I will name a few implant companies
that have proven to be reliable over the years: Astra, Friadent, Paragon, NobelBiocare,
Straumann, Zimmer, 3i Biomet, Inc. come to my mind. There’s no such thing as a “best
implant system,” only personal preferences of one over the other. The reality is that there are
advantages and disadvantages to every system and what’s important in this business is
There are four implant companies currently supporting our pre-doctoral implant program by
providing the school with a reduced cost for specific products. These companies are
NobelBiocare, Straumann ITI, 3i Biomet and Zimmer.
Below you will find a chart of some of the implant companies, their systems, and the type of
engaging mechanisms the different systems have to offer. I encourage you to access the
web pages of implant companies and to become familiar with their products and terminology.
A list of some web pages can also be found below. Most of the companies have online
catalogs in case you don’t have a specific product catalog.
The objective of this course is to simplify complex implant procedures for someone who is
just beginning to explore this dental field. My objective is to familiarize you with techniques on
how to approach the treatment of implants regardless of the system being used.
We know that implants work; they are here to stay. I hope this course and the accompanying
syllabus will help you to get started in this exciting field of dentistry. Enjoy!
The objective of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to
implant tdentistry, so that the competency of managing the restoration of partial or complete
edentulism using implant procedures can be achieved by those completing this course.
The pre-clinical and didactic courses are designed to prepare students for the core of the
new clinical implant dentistry curriculum at the School of Dentistry at the University of
The clinical activity will be directed by the Department of Restorative Dentistry and will
operate on a comprehensive care system. Currently there is no “requirement” for restoration
of an implant patient. In the clinic (RD 630 and RD 640), students will routinely provide
implant-based treatment on single units or short-span multiple unit restorations when
considered appropriate. Surgery for these cases will primarily be performed by residents in
the departments of Periodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Patients with the potential of becoming implant candidates will be identified by the students in
the clinic, from their own patient pool and will have to be approved for treatment by implant
advisor. The students will perform implant treatment during their regular restorative or
prosthodontic clinic sessions with specific implant faculty only (check with Shirley).
TYPE OF IMPLANT TREATMENT TO BE PERFORMED:
Single tooth implant, two adjacent implant restorations and short span (not
exceeding 4 units) FPDs.
Mandibular overdenture on two implants with individual attachments
PRE-CLINICAL AND DIDACTIC REQUIREMENTS
The Pre-doctoral student must successfully complete the pre-clinical laboratory and
didactic courses in order to establish eligibility for restoring a single crown implant in
the clinic. The student must also have satisfactorily reached the operative and
restorative goals up to that point in time.
Recommended Course Literature
Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Overview, Second Edition
Worthington P, Lang BR, Rubenstein JE.
Quintessence ISBN 0-86715-425-x
Price : $ 38.00