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Unit information: Implant Surgery 2 in 2021/22

Unit name Implant Surgery 2
Unit code DENTM9014
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. West
Open unit status Not open



Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Patient Assessment and treatment planning 1 - DENTM9008 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Bone augmentation and grafting 1 - DENTM9010 Prosthodontics 1 - DENTM9011 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 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

Description including Unit Aims

This module will develop the awareness and understanding of:

  • Bone biology and bone protective therapy
  • Surgical manipulation of soft tissue for and around teeth and implants
  • Periodontal and peri implant health, conditions and diseases

Intended Learning Outcomes

Gain knowledge and understanding of the:

  • Impact of skeletal therapies on patients requiring minor oral surgery and dental implant procedures
  • Practical principles of wound healing
  • Aetiology, classification, diagnosis and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • Concepts of microsurgery for soft tissue management.

Develop clinically applicable skills with ‘hands on’ practical exercises using pigs’ jaws including:

  • Microsurgical flap design, flap manipulation and execution
  • Soft tissue augmentation techniques
  • Suturing techniques
  • Safety and equipment evaluation

Teaching Information

Lectures and small group teaching on unit 8 will be held over 2 days. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional lectures/videos and directed reading. This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment unit (2) and is closely linked with it, unit (8) teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Information

Formative assessment

  • Evaluation of the practical exercises is conducted by the supervisors present.
  • Students will be required to complete a case-based discussion (CBD) evaluation exercise.

Summative Assessments

  • Written assignment looking at implant health and disease - 100% of unit mark

Total 100% of unit marks

Feedback Mechanisms

  • CBD after practical sessions
  • Feedback of summary assessment delivered to students
  • Unit feedback from students
  • Unit review by unit lead


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

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The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.