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ITI Study Club Cornwall

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Are you looking to get in to implant dentistry and don’t know where to start?

Perhaps you are already placing or restoring implants but cannot find a suitable source of verifiable CPD to consolidate your portfolio?

Are you an experienced implant dentist looking to discuss cases, meet like-minded people and have access to a relevant and valuable source of  evidence-based literature?

Is implant dentistry something that you find a little overwhelming and you are trying to find somewhere to dip a toe?

If you find yourself in any of these situations, then the Cornwall ITI study club is for you!

The International Team for Implantology is a huge organisation whose purpose is to disseminate evidence-based and best-practice information, guidance and helpful tips to clinicians and dental technicians.  Each geographical region has a section which runs study clubs, courses, meetings and congresses.  The ITI also publishes invaluable consensus statements which are put together by groups of specialists in their fields.  They carry out systematic reviews of the literature and discuss the outcomes before publishing their results.

Being a member of the ITI allows you access to a wealth of online learning, forums, courses, congresses and ITI study clubs worldwide.

The ITI study club in Cornwall meets 4 times a year.  The aim is to discuss evidence-based topics on all and any aspect of implant dentistry.

Paul is the Study Club Director for Cornwall, please contact him if you would like to have further information or visit . Meetings are usually held in the evening and each one qualifies for two hours of CPD.  They are for Clinicians and Dental Technicians.

Recent topics have included clinical photography, implants restorations in the aesthetic zone, soft tissue management around implants, sinus augmentation, CBCT scans, augmentation avoiding onlay grafting,treatment planning and case discussions, which members find very rewarding.

Non ITI members are welcome to come to two ‘taster’ meetings before being asked to become a member.  There are so many more benefits to becoming an ITI member in addition to our great local resource so please get in touch and come along.  For further information please  get in touch either via email or phone.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday 11 September 2018 6.30-9pm

Considerations When Planning Implant Treatment for Edentate Elder Patients, with Prof Jocelyn Feine.

Prof. Feine is an international authority on gerodontology and has published widely on implant dentistry.

This will be a hugely informative meeting delivered by a world-class speaker.

We are sharing this meeting with Devon ITI Study Club and the venue will be Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club (the same place as last year’s meeting with HP Weber).

Description of talk:

Old age, per se, is not a contraindication to the use of dental implants. Nonetheless, there are psychosocial and clinical factors that should be considered by dental professionals when caring for their elder patients.

Psychosocial factors include the general reluctance by elders to agree to implant treatment, as well as whether the improvements that they stand to gain in function and quality of life will meet their expectations. These can now be more clearly explained through the results of research carried out over the past 10-20 years. This evidence will be useful for clinicians when discussing implant treatment with their elder patients.

Clinical factors include polypharmacy, prevalent in elder populations. Certain classes of commonly-used pharmaceuticals may affect osseointegration. In addition, there are important concerns about how the design of the implant prosthesis, as well as the individual’s physical and cognitive function, can impact the maintenance of oral hygiene.

Professor Feine will describe the most recent scientific findings on these topics, so that this evidence can be practically applied in a clinical setting.

Tuesday 6 November 2018 6.30-9pm

‘Failure in implant dentistry; Clinical, biological and philosophical considerations’

Venue: Waterside Dentalcare

Mike Adams has kindly offered to discuss with us his invaluable experiences as a long-time implant dentist.  In addition, he is tackling one of the trickiest topics that most of us don’t like to talk about with others…

1- to consider the various ways in which dental implants can fail
2- to consider possible patient centred treatment options
3- to look at the role of audit in assessing outcomes
4- to explore how failure and quoted survival rates might actually feel in real life dentistry
Thank you Mike!


This was the set up for our ITI study club evening a few weeks ago. Paul is a study club director and hosts these e…

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