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Unit information: Bone Augmentation and Grafting 1 in 2015/16

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Unit name Bone Augmentation and Grafting 1
Unit code DENTM9010
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Steve Thomas
Open unit status Not open



Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Patient Assessment and treatment planning 1 - DENTM9008 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Prosthodontics 1 - DENTM9011 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 Implant Surgery 2 - DENTM9014 Prosthodontics 2 - DENTM9015 Teams and marketing - DENTM9016 Advanced techniques - DENTM9017 Clinical practice attachment 2 - DENTM9018 Dissertation - DENTM9019

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


This module will introduce concepts relating to the preservation of bone at an implant site. Students will be shown how to identify cases which may benefit from bone augmentation. Treatment planning concepts will be developed with the use of appropriate diagnostic imaging techniques including the use of CT scans. The basic surgical procedures involved in guided bone regeneration will be covered as well as the principles of bone healing and re-growth.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To have a knowledge of how to assess a patient’s need for bone augmentation. To have a knowledge of the issues relating to the use of CT scans.
  • To have a knowledge of the use of CT scans in the treatment planning process, including knowledge of how to read a scan.
  • To have a knowledge of the surgical procedure of guided bone regeneration.

Teaching details

Lectures and small group teaching on study day 5. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional ‘podcast’ lectures/videos and directed reading. This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment Unit and is closely linked with it, teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Details

Methods of assessment - Summative and formative

Formative assessment

During the study day via direct verbal feedback, particularly during simulated surgery session.

Practical assessments:

1. Hands on simulated surgery. Assessment of practical skill, flap design, suturing and surgical skills

Summative Assessments

Written assignments:

1. Assessment of hard and soft tissues at the implant site. Written assignment looking at techniques for the assessment of the implant site.

2. Bone preservation. Written assignment looking at boney changes following tooth loss, and techniques for bone preservation at the implant site.

3. Bone augmentation techniques. Structured written assignment looking at the range of bone augmentation techniques and materials.

Total 100% of unit marks.

Submission date will be given to students verbally and on Blackboard.

Reading and References

Contemporary Implant Dentistry by Carl E. Misch Mosby 2nd edition ISBN: 08151 70599

Bone Biology, Harvesting, & Grafting For Dental Implants: Rationale and Clinical Applications by Arun K. Garg Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 0867154411

Selected journal references