With: Dr Paul Swanson Course Dates: 29th & 30th November 2019

Cost: 14 Hours CPD – £799+VAT


This Implant Restorative programme has been designed to develop the restorative skills of the modern GDP. Over the duration of the course delegates will increase their knowledge and understanding of managing single to full-arch restorations whilst developing their skills through interactive hands-on workshops and live surgical demonstrations.

Day 1 – Making the right impression – the patient, the practice & effective treatment planning.

  • The market today
  • Patient awareness
  • Patient expectations
  • Patient assessment
  • Medical history
  • Assessment of the anatomy
  • Treatment planning
  • Informed consent
  • Radiographs & CBCT scanning
  • How surgery affects the restoration
  • Hexed vs. non-hexed systems
  • Bone level vs. tissue level
  • Understanding restorative components
  • Analogue vs. digital workflows
  • Open / closed impression taking
  • Managing patient expectations & patient challenges
  • Patient referrals
  • Types of implant restoration – overview
  • Factors to consider when planning implant restorations
  • Implant Maintenance
  • Occlusion and occlusal forces
  • Managing perio

Day 2 – Restoration, Maintenance and Managing complications

  • Anterior / Posterior restorations
  • Fixed vs. non-fixed prosthesis
  • The restoration processes – temporary / final prosthesis
  • Choice of restorative materials
  • The Dentist’s relationship with the Dental Technician
  • Record keeping
  • Screw retained vs. cement retained
  • Mangement of the adjacent teeth
  • Restoration of single teeth
  • Bridges
  • Overdentures
  • Full arch restorations
  • Implant / abutment interface – passive fit
  • Abutment choices
  • Platform shift / switch implants


Dr. Paul Swanson – BDS MFGDP UK DipImpDent RCS Eng MSc (Implant)

Paul Swanson qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2000. He completed his MFGDP qualification in 2003 and a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious sedation in 2004. In 2008, he received the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting. In 2011, he received a Master of Science degree in Implant Dentistry from Queen Mary University of London. Over the last 7 years, the volume and complexity of cases has naturally increased. Paul’s clinical practice is now limited to Implant Dentistry. He owns a specialist referral practice in Liverpool and contributes to the multidisciplinary cases done by his team. He mentors dentists at both entry level and advanced implantology and contributes to study clubs in his region. Paul is the co-director of IDEAL – an organisation running dental courses for all members of the dental team.


Venue: Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool (IDEAL), Rose Lane Dental Practice . 94 Rose Lane . Liverpool, L18 8AG

Venue Tel: 0151 724 3351
3 miles from the end of the M62
2 miles from Liverpool Southpark way train station
Parking: car park behind the practice or in the side roads around the practice.

Recommended local hotel (5-10 min drive to the course venue):
The Penny Lane Hotel
0151 476 1234
From £50/night B&B (mention IDEAL/Rose Lane Dental Practice)