German Association of Dental Implantology (est. in 1970)
New Frontiers - Cooperation between DGZI (German Association of Dental
Implantology) and Danube University (Donau Universität)
As the oldest professional nonprofit association active in the field of implantology, DGZI is
focusing its activities on the continuing education and training of dentists active in the field of
implantology. The goal of these activities is to improve both quality and quality assurance as well
as the safety of therapies in the interest of patients on the one hand, and providing factual
information on existing therapeutic possibilities of implant-based tooth replacement on the other
hand. Cooperation with universities and professional associations at home and abroad serve to
support these objectives.
From “DGZI- Curriculum” to academic
“Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology (MSc)” within four semesters.
No other institution in Germany has a comparable amount of experience and success with
respect to postgraduate education at university level involving the “Master of Science” degree
in various areas of specialization of dentistry like Danube University Krems. It has pushed through
the acceptance of the “Master of Science” degree in various disciplines of dentistry as an
academic, university-level protection and confirmation for these specialists in Germany, despite
fierce opposition of the chambers of dentistry, professional organizations and even professional
DGZI curriculum graduates can now enroll in the “Master of Science in Oral Surgery /
Implantology (MSc)” degree course offered in its 6th edition since 2001 at the Danube University
at special conditions and in English language. This is based on a cooperation agreement
concluded between DGZI and PUSH / Danube University Krems as a prerequisite for the “Master
of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology (MSc)” course of study.
The Board of Directors DGZI
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahnärztliche Implantology e.V.
German Association of Dental Implantology
DGZI at a glance
● Preamble – About us
As the oldest professional nonprofit association active in the field of implantology, DGZI
is focusing its activities on the continuing education and training of dentists active in the
field of implantology. The goal of these activities is to improve both quality and quality
assurance as well as the safety of therapies in the interest of patients on the one hand,
and providing factual information on existing therapeutic possibilities of implant-based
tooth replacement on the other hand. Cooperation with universities and professional
associations at home and abroad serve to support these objectives.
Continuing education and practical training
▪ More than 20 study groups within Germany, 9 new foundations in the last two
▪ International study groups in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
▪ Qualifying curriculum on implantology, almost 1,000 graduates, fully recognized
by the German Consensus Conference of Oral Implantology
▪ Awards the "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI diploma" based on the
Guidelines of DGZI
▪ More than 400 DGZI Oral Implantology Specialists
▪ Master of Science Implantology since 2005 in cooperation with the fully
recognized Danube University in Krems/Austria.
▪ Implant prosthodontics curriculum since 2005
▪ Regional congresses organized by the study groups
▪ Spring start up congress & Expert symposium
▪ Annual International Congress
▪ Annual Arab-German Implantology Meeting in spring in Dubai
▪ Winter meeting of continuing education offered by DGZI in Sölden/Austria
▪ Active involvement in the organization of conventions, e.g. „Forum for
▪ Provide support to DGZI affiliate societies e.g. in U.S.A, UK,Australia, Greece,
South America, Jordan, Egypt, India, U.A.E., Pakistan, Japan, and France.
▪ Cooperation worldwide with other professional associations
e.g. AAID, ADI, AO, AOIA, ACS, GIGIP
▪ One of the leading members of the German Consensus Conference of Oral
▪ DGZI homepage (German / English), current weekly news and information
platform for members
▪ Permanent presence in DZW (Dental Weekly), ZWP (Dentist-Success-Practice),
Parodontologie Nachrichten (Periodontology News), Dental Tribune, Arab
▪ Guest editorials in the Implantology Journal: Prof. Meyer (president of DGZMK),
Dr. Weitkamp (president of BZÄK)
▪ Implantology Journal as most widely and regularly published expert journal with
excellent audience figures according a special reader survey.
▪ Implants, the International Magazine of Oral Implantology
▪ Patient information portal “www.dgzi-info.de” with information about dental
treatments, innovative news and dentist finder for Germany. Every DGZI member
owns a personal homepage on this platform.
▪ Cooperation with the Health Foundation
▪ Medical advice / focus online
▪ Patient information brochure
▪ Patient journal my magazine "Dental Implants"
▪ Publications in the German News paper "ProDente-Spezial",
DBA on time (in-flight magazine), Easy Jet, Brigitte woman, Beauty & Aesthetic
▪ Informative events
▪ Cooperation with universities, e. g. Greifswald, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Bonn,
Dresden, Berlin, Frankfurt, Krems and Munich
▪ Scientific advisory council, projects for more than 15 years
▪ DGZI Implant Dentistry Award
▪ DGZI Student Award in association with other societies and universities
National and international publications
▪ Implantologie Journal (Implantology Journal) – 8 issues per year, circulation:
▪ IMPLANTS - International Magazine of Oral Implantology – 4 issues per year,
Circulation: 10,000 copies, distributed in more than 40 countries, at all major
international trade fairs and congresses, to all DGZI members and trading
partners as well as subscribers. Also available as online version.
▪ Oral Implantology Guide Book, German edition with more than 950 copies
sold in one year following publication
▪ Oral Implantology Guide Book, first English edition available since two years
▪ Glossary of Oral Implantology explaining the most important terms in English
Partner committees / collegial cooperation
▪ German Consensus Conference of Oral Implantology
▪ KZBV (Federal Association of Panel Dentists)
▪ BZÄK (Federal Chamber of Dentists)
Current membership numbers
▪ Stable membership development for many years
▪ Status as of March 2007: 3,500 members
(More than 10,000 members including partner organizations)
▪ Members in more than 35 countries
Better quality of life with dental implants
Dental implantology is a discipline in dentistry which has experienced the most
significant and dramatic developments in the past 20 years. An important task laid
down in the statutes of the DGZI, Europe’s oldest scientific society for dental
implantology, is to provide the patient with objective and independent information
about implant dentistry.
As the oldest scientific implant expert association in Europe (founded in 1970), the
GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY (DGZI) has not only attended the
developments of oral implantology but also established and created significant
benchmarks. Some examples are the annual international conventions, continuing
education courses in implant surgery, curriculum development programs, internships,
supervisions, Oral Implantology Specialist examinations, promotion and support of
national and international research projects by the scientific DGZI advisory board as well
as the presentation of the DGZI Implant Dentistry Award.
As early as at the beginning of the 1990s, DGZI began to administer an examination for
particularly qualified colleagues to prove their knowledge and skills.
Some 400 Specialists in implantology throughout Germany and abroad belong to the
DGZI. They have many years of experience in implantology, have placed a large
number of implants and, after undergoing comprehensive further education, they have
passed the quality examination “Oral Implantology Specialist – DGZI”
DGZI members receive the certificate "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI" upon
successful completion of the examination. A successful examination entitles the
examinee to bear the qualified designation "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI” and
fulfillment of certain conditions.
The detailed Guidelines for the grant “Oral Implantology Specialist – DGZI” is available
A special guide book serves to supplement the curricular contents for postgraduate
education and the preparation for the "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI" examination
as well as master studies. The main focus is on practical applicability and usability,
particularly for younger colleagues who have just started their career as implantologist.
Consequently, this book contains a collection of the most important questions and
answers regarding implantology which are as indispensable to the beginner as to the
Oral Implantology Guide Book
DGZI presents a compendium for both the preparation of postgraduate education in
implantology and the examination for the "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI” diploma.
Table of contents
I. Fundamental anatomy
I. 1. Embryology
- Quality / density
I. 3. Muscles
I.4. Blood supply
I. 5. Innervation
I. 6. Temporomandibular joint
II. 1. Incision and dye techniques
2. Implant - bone interface
III. 2. Immune reactions of the body
3. Wound and bone healing
IV. 1. Anatomic changes and consequences due to edentulism in elderly
IV. 2. Bone diseases, bone damage, changes in the mucosa and neoplasias
IV. 3. Systemic diseases and disorders
V. Diagnostic procedures including imaging
V. 1. Pre-implant diagnostic evaluation
V. 2. X-ray techniques
V. 3. Computer tomography
V. 4. Navigation
VI. Indications /contraindications / clarification of risk factors
VI. 1. Indications for endosseous implants
VI. 2. Contraindications for endosseous implants
VI. 4. Patient education
VI. 5. Risk factors and criteria for success
VII. 1. Implants
VII. 2. Superstructure
VIII. Pharmacology / anesthesia
VIII. 1. Antibiotics
VIII. 2. Anesthetics and anesthetic procedures
VIII. 3. Blood coagulation and anticoagulants
IX. Oral implant placement techniques
IX. 1. Endosseous implants
IX. 2. Macrostructure
IX. 3. Microstructure / surface
IX. 4. Incision and wound closure
IX. 5. Soft tissue management
IX. 6. Augmentation and membrane technique
IX. 7. Bone harvesting
IX. 8. Implant loading
IX. 9. Criteria for success
X. Special techniques for the improvement and preparation of the implant site
X. 1. Sinus floor augmentation
X. 2. Nerve transpositioning
X. 3. Distraction osteogenesis
XI. Implant prosthodontic principles
XII. Prevention and recall
XIII. Complications, failures and their management
XIV. Monitoring and emergency medicine
Post Graduate Education in Dental Implantology
Steps of possible and recognized education Options
Curriculum DGZI (2 Semesters)
Master Degree (Master of Science Implantology, MSc, 4 Semesters)
Steps of education
▼ 1. Curriculum Implantology
Examination: German Board of Oral Implantology (GBOI)
Clinical: Training courses to get enough implant cases.
▼ 2. Expert in Implantology DGZI et al. (Consensus conference)
Examination: Expert in Implantology (Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt).
Clinical: Training courses to get more implant cases.
▼ 3. Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI.
Examination: Specialist in Implantology.
▼4. Master of Science Implantology.
Examination: MSc Implantology including Master Thesis.
Postgraduate education –
Curriculum DGZI (two Semesters)
A program offered through cooperation with universities and certified implantologists in
Seminar Series with German Board Qualification
ONE YEAR PROGRAM
The Curriculum Implantology has been developed in a cooperation of the bodies and
expert speakers of DGZI and the participating universities. As a post graduate education
course in implantology, the Curriculum Implantology is being offered as a basic training
program through cooperation with universities as well as experienced practitioners.
Cooperative concepts were harmonized in a German Consensus Conference of Oral
Implantology (between DGZI, DGI, DGMKG, BDO, BDIZ) and incorporated into this series
of implantology seminars. The curriculum offered by DGZI consists of 8 weekend sessions
plus internship and supervision distributed over one year. The curriculum is aimed at
dentists seeking sound continued dental education with great relevance to their daily
work. The program focuses not only on theoretical aspects, but also places a major
emphasis on implantology techniques that are relevant for the daily practice. A special
focus was placed on paving the participants’ way to the practical application of the
technique by means of exercises and live demonstrations. Participants will be given
opportunity to practice their skills on specimens. As a special bonus exercises on
superstructures as well as the recent subspecialties of augmentation, red and white
implant aesthetics have also been integrated into the program.
There is final examination at the conclusion of the curriculum. Participants who
successfully complete the 8 weekend sessions, examinations and obtain a minimum of
20 additional points through internships / supervision may submit their documentation to
the organization committee of DGZI. The qualification certificate (German board
examination) will then be handled out.
Pursuant to the agreements of the German Consensus Conference of Oral Implantology
of the implantology societies, the qualification is recognized and confirmed.
Description of Each Curriculum Weekend (over two semesters)
1. Introduction into dental implantology
2. Basics of Implantology and Surgery
3. Theory and Practice of Implantology in Specimens
4. Implant Placement and Surgical Procedures in the Daily Practice
5. Soft Tissue and Bone Management
6. Special Aspects of Prosthetics in Implantology
7. Emergencies, Anesthesia, and Pharmacology
8. Innovative Procedures and Techniques in Implantology
Internships and Supervision
Two internships as part of the curriculum provide the participants with an opportunity to
observe the activities of an experienced implantologist on a one-to-one basis and from
The presence of the participant should not significantly interfere with the normal routine
in the dentist’s practice. Breaks between treatments will provide ample time for
discussions and there may even be an opportunity for the participant to assist the
Similar to university education, one supervision is a part of DGZI’s postgraduate
education in implantology provides the participants with an opportunity to gain
practical experience with real patients. The participant and the tutoring implantologist
will discuss the design of the preparatory steps and surgery several weeks ahead of
time. Following this, the participant performs an implant surgery on one of his or her own
patients at the premises of and assisted by the tutoring implantologist. This ensures the
safety and prevents stress during the first own steps in the field of implantology.
COURSE FEES of the Postgraduate Education Program in Implantology (GBOI) IS
Expert in Implantology
(Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt Implantologie Consensus Conference)
Curriculum vitae (summarized).
Proof of completed implantology-related education (curriculum), certified by an
approved scientific association (DGZI: 180 points of instruction i.e. continuing education
Provide a copy of Dental license or proof of specialist training in any field (copy).
Proof of at least 3 years active involvement in the field of implantology,
200 inserted implants or 70 cases in the relevant indication classes (statutory declaration,
provision of 10 Panoramic x-rays).
Courses and seminars organized (include course program if available)
Own publications (if any).
As an "Expert in implantology" in the field of dental implantology, the individual has to
assure and pledge to abide by the guidelines, section V as follows:
a) To provide annual proof of past or scheduled participation in implantology-related
continuing education courses and seminars
b) To abide by the indication criteria stipulated by the federal and scientific associations
c) To comply with the interpretation of the fee guidelines issued by the professional
d) And to document all of my implant cases.
Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI
The prerequisites of application are as follows:
1. Completion of at least 250 DGZI-recognized and German Dental association guidelines-
compliant credit hours of continued medical education in various areas of Implantology in the
five years preceding the submission of the application. This must include the completion of a
recognized continued medical education program (180 credit hours, such as e.g. Curriculum
2. Presentation of Curriculum vitae outlining the professional career and a relevant list of at least
400 implantations performed within the five years preceding the submission of the application.
3. Operation catalogue (evidence of surgical performance, surgery logbook.
4. From the total of the implantations documented the candidate has to submit the detailed
documentation of 12 cases of implantations and prosthetic management performed by the
applicant according to the selection and request of the examination committee.
5. The acceptance of continued medical education credits from annual meetings to set-off against
the total of 250 credit hours required in accordance with sect.1. is at the discretion of the
examination committee, which is liable to hear the executive board of DGZI on this issue.
With regard to this item, the member has to submit an application to the executive board of
For the Grant of the Qualification "Oral Implantology Specialist - DGZI" more detailed
guidelines on request from the offices.
New Perspectives -
Master of Science in Oral Surgery Implantology (MSc)
Danube University Krems German Association of Dental Implantology
The master’s program “Implantology” is geared towards practicing dentists and offers
practice-based university-level continuing education of international quality. It is
designed as in-service training and is offered in German language and now also in
English language in cooperation with German DGZI (German Association of Dental
For the Danube University Krems, 2005 has been a year filled with milestones. On
February 1, 2005, the new executive board began its work, setting the course for the
development of Danube University Krems into a European competence center for
continuing education. We will continue to optimize the university’s potential by
developing our research capacities, utilizing internal synergies, and reinforcing
In the implementation of the ambitious program the executive board is supported by
the highly motivated staff of the university, to be expanded by the addition of new
professors in the fall. The interest the enterprise Danube University Krems is generating is
illustrated, among others, by the number of applications: 270 highly qualified scientists
from all over the world have applied for the 13 advertised professorships.
Upon the completion of Krems Campus in October 2006, studying and working at
Danube University Krems will take place within even more attractive surroundings. New
classrooms, seminar rooms, a research center, a library and a lecture hall, apartments
for students and instructors, as well as a repertory cinema have been built according to
plans by Dietmar Feichtinger, an architect living in Paris. The new university campus
offers more than 4,000 students and 450 staff members a place to teach, study,
research, and work.
Last but not least, Danube University is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Danube
University Krems opened its doors in 1995 with 93 students and three courses of study;
today, this university for continuing education offers more than 100 courses of study,
which are attended by more than 4,000 students. It is a phenomenal development and
a success eager to continue. Join in this undertaking and open up new prospects for
Within the field of dentistry, implantology has increasingly emerged as an area of
specialization in its own right. The goal of the post-graduate university training course
“Implantology” for dentists is to provide students with in-depth, application-oriented
scientific knowledge and practical skills in the area of implantology. The focus is on
indication, planning, symptoms and surgery, as well as post-operative care, liaison with
associated prosthetics and general diseases as well as other individual disciplines in
dental and oral diseases and maxillofacial surgery. The course of study particularly
focuses on the connection between theory and practice in the area of invasive surgical
procedures. Students will be able to offer state-of the art implantology, consistent with
forensic ethical standards, as a special emphasis of their practice and as a
Currently, more than 300 masters have earned their degree in one of the specialist
areas; more than 700 dentists are currently actively enrolled in studies in Germany.
Pursuant to the European standards of the “Bologna Conference” of the Ministers of
Science, the “Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology (MSc)” degree requires a
total of at least 50 semester hours including corresponding partial examinations, case
documentations, practical training and a master thesis as well as a final examination
with a total of 180 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System for the assessment of
The “Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology (MSc)” at Danube University, the
state university for postgraduate studies, is based on these comprehensive conditions.
According to the examination regulations, both interim examinations pertaining to all
topics as well as a final examination before the board of examiners need to be taken.
The course of studies has been approved pursuant to the 404th ordinance issued by the
Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture (Federal Law Gazette 2004) and is
recognized in Germany, Europe as well as internationally.
Special courses of study are now being offered for DGZI curriculum graduates within the
scope of the cooperation between DGZI and PUSH / Danube University Krems. The
reduced tuition fee for the “MSc in Implantology” course of studies within the scope of
cooperation between DGZI / PUSH / Danube University represents a significant
reduction of almost one third of the total costs, based on the recognition of the
continuing education provided by the DGZI curriculum which equals and is recognized
as two semesters of studies. The duration of the studies for the Master degree will consist
of additional four semesters / 32 semester hours / 32 seminar study days plus interactive
studies (at least 24 months duration of studies) for DGZI curriculum graduates.
All conditions outlined in the official examination regulations of the national Danube
University regarding the “MSc in Implantology” must be fulfilled. This means that written
examination, case documentation including corresponding specification of indication
and documentation regulations (master thesis / defense and expert discussion) must be
completed. A professor will serve as mentor for writing the master thesis.
DGZI is currently the scientific implantological expert association in Germany and
probably in Europe, the educational components of which are being recognized by a
national European university.
Danube University Krems
Course of Study
Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology based on the Curriculum Implantology
of The German Association of Dental Implantology (DGZI)
Master of Science (MSc)
Detailed Description of the Curriculum of the MSc
Please check website: www.duk-push.de/oral_impl_lehrplan.pdf
Note: The theoretical program may be subject to change by the organizers.
Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology
Donau – University / Krems
Based On the Curriculum of DGZI
Master Of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology ( MSc )
Two years program starting 5/09/2007 ending 25/09/2009
1. Four blocks of five days each, plus one block of 8 days distributed over two years at
Danube University Krems in Austria. (See detailed curriculum of the MSc )
2. One block for examinations and thesis discussion at the end of the program in Austria
(23 – 25 September 2009)
1. One internship block of two days demonstrating different surgical techniques on
different patients at an certified implant center.
2. Supervision can be done at an authorized Dental Implant Center acc. to the
requirements of the examination regulations and the principles of the case
Target group: Practicing dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Degree: Master of Science in Oral Surgery / Implantology (MSc)
Duration: 6 semesters, in-service training
ECTS points: 180
Recommended Literature for preparation e.g.
C.E. Misch Contemporary Implant Dentistry
DGZI Oral Implantology Guide Book
DGZI Glossary of Oral Implantology
DGZI Curriculum Script: Volume I ff.
For more information about literature please ask the organizers and professors.
For application or further information, please contact DGZI Central Office by:
DGZI e. V.
Central Office, Department of Education
40479 Düsseldorf, Germany
Ph. +49-211-16960-77, Fax +49-211-16970-66
Or for request from Middle and Far East region by:
DGZI - International Office
PO Box 960446
Amman 11196, Jordan
Ph. +962 6 5533160, Fax +962 6 5532515
Mobile +962 7 95513313
Application Form for the German Board Of Oral Implantology Examinations
Please complete or mark where appropriate:
Surname, Title: ................… First name:..............................
Street: ................................. Postal code/City:..........................
Country………………….. Mobile ( Phone )………………………
Tel (office): ........................... Tel (home): ............................
Email: .........................................................(is a must)
Dentist ( ) Oral surgeon ( ) Maxillo facial surgeon ( )
Other specialty ( )
Graduated from ( name of university ) …………………………………………
Spoken languages :…………………………………….
Experience with implantology: Yes ( ) No ( ).
I am a member of DGZI Yes ( ) since…………. No ( )
Previous dental implantology courses / certificates and dates,
Inserting implants since: ………
Number of implants inserted: .................................
I am familiar with the following implant systems: ……………….
I am submitting my binding application concerning the participation in the obove
mentioned education in Oral Surgery / Implantology.
I am aware that there are additional fees to be paid for the clinical cases of the training
program and that neither the cost of implants and prosthesis nor the internship or
supervision costs are included in the course fee. The legal and contractual regulations
detailed in the program brochure become the basis of this application and as such are
an integral part of the contract. With regard to course topics, the issues detailed in the
program brochure are considered as agreed between the concerned parties. However, it
must be noted again that changes and amendments beyond the scope shown there in
can be made at the sole discretion of the organizers.
I will submit my examination qualification in English translation to the board of directors.
Fees OF GBOI
O Curriculum Implantology (5600 Euros incl. 8 weekend sessions)
O Internship (100 Euros per case)
OSupervision (200 Euros per implant)
Note: Acceptance in the program is subjected to the board of directors decision and
after submitting all required documents and the payment of 700 Euros nonrefundable
with the application (Application fees of the GBOI are part of the tuition).
Please submit your application to:
International office of DGZI
143 Gardens street
P.O. Box 960446
Amman 11196 Jordan
Phone +962 6 5533160
Fax +962 6 5532515
Mobile +962 7 95513313
Email : email@example.com
** 50% of the fees before the 1st session .
** 25% of the fees before the 4th session .
** 25% of the fees before the 7th session .
Points rating for continuing education
Federal Chamber of Dentists (BZÄK) /
German Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Dentistry (DGZMK),
German Consensus Conference of the most important scientific societies and
associations of dental and oral implantology including DGZI
A / Lecture-style class without active involvement of participants such as lecture,
symposium, conference, congress, etc. (at home or abroad)
1 point per hour of continuing education
3 points for every half day (3 or more hours)
6 points for every whole day (6 or more hours)
2 additional points for half day or whole day events if they include an oral
or written training evaluation
B / Continuing education with active involvement of the participants such as
workshops, seminars, courses, exercises, quality circles, study groups, visits,
practical training, active case demonstrations, supervisions, etc. (at home or
1 point per hour of continuing education
4 points per half day or 8 points per whole day
1 additional point for hands-on work with a patient, a dummy or a preparation as
main course content
2 additional points for half day or whole day events if they include an oral or
written training evaluation
C / Interactive continuing education via electronic, audiovisual or visual media
including a written progress report
1 point per training unit
Note: no more than 10 points per year!
D / Work as author/speaker
2 points per submission / lecture / poster
Note: no more than 20 points per year!
E / Self-study by means of literature
10 points per year
F / Successfully completed final discussion / case presentation following a
course of instruction
15 points once per course of instruction
G / Recognition of offered medicine-related continuing education which has
been officially awarded a certain number of points.
Now over 35 years of experience and
partnership to the implantologist and
German Association of Dental Implantology