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DENTAL IMPLANT

Thomas College's conuting education Dental Implant Program provides Dental Assistants, Treatment Coordinators, Office Managers and Dental Sales Representatives with an in-depth knowledge of dental implant systems, surgeries, restorations, materials and clinical techniques. Whether you are an individual looking to take their career to the next level or a clinician such as a General Dentist, Periodontist or Oral Surgeon that wants their staff to become more knowledgable, our dental implant training program will help the student master the skills and knowledge required to work with dental implants. Our program is designed to be 100% online, accessible, and efficient to train students in a productive manner.

Program Overview

This program prepares students for career advancements in the field of dental implants. Primarily designed for Dental Assistants that work with General Dentists, Periodontists and Oral Surgeons. Our dental implant training program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of implants. Content focuses on implant systems, surgeries, restorations, clinical techniques, materials, implant failures, patient management and many other aspects. Graduates of this program are better prepared to treat patients in the discipline of dental implants, resulting in a more efficient and better performing implant practice. The program is offered online and follows Canadian and United States standards of practice.

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Length & Start Date

The dental implant program is asynchronous, meaning it can be completed at the student's pace. The program is delivered online.

Tuition & Fees

  • Application Fee: $90

  • Acceptance Deposit: Full tuition amount 

  • Tuition: $950

  • Computer and Internet: Additional, varies

  • Textbooks and learning resources: Additional, varies

Admissions Requirements

The dental implant programs has an English language requirement. If English is not the applicant's first language, there are many learning and testing programs available online and in person. 

Students are encouraged to provide a brief summary about themselves and why they are interested in completing this program when applying for admissions into the dental implant training program.

Courses

  • DIMP 101 - Dental Implant Principles & Theory

  • DIMP 102 - Dental Implant Terminology

  • DIMP 103 - Dental Implant Systems and Companies

  • DIMP 104 - Dental Implants and Oral Anatomy/Physiology

  • DIMP 105 - Dental Implant Science

  • DIMP 106 - Dental Implant Treatment Planning

  • DIMP 107 - Dental Implant Surgery

  • DIMP 108 - Dental Implant Restorations

  • DIMP 109 - Assisting with Dental Implant Procedures

  • DIMP 110 - Dental Implant Maintenance

  • DIMP 111 - Dental Implant Radiology

DIMP 101 - Dental Implant Principles & Theory

  • This course provides students with an introduction to dental implants. It covers the rationale for dental implants, their functional basis, and the biomaterials associated with dental implants.

 

DIMP 102 - Dental Implant Terminology

  • This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the terminology associated with dental implants as well as surgical and restorative procedures.

DIMP 103 - Dental Implant Systems and Companies

  • This course will provide students with an understanding of the common dental implant systems and companies available in the Canadian and US markets.

DIMP 104 - Dental Implants and Oral Anatomy/Physiology

  • This course provides students with an understand of bone physiology, metabolism, biomechanics, dental and implant surface treatments. It also covers anatomical features that are of important consideration with respect to dental implant treatments.

DIMP 105 - Dental Implant Science

  • This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of medical evaluations for implant patients, dental implant infections, and pharmacology in implant dentistry.

DIMP 106 - Dental Implant Treatment Planning

  • This course provides students with training on dental implant treatment planning and optimizing case presentation for a successful dental implant practice. 

DIMP 107 - Dental Implant Surgery

  • This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge of basic surgical techniques, surgical armamentarium, surgical protocols, maxillary implant surgeries, mandibular implant surgeries, surgical complications, immediate dental implant surgical procedures, and immediate load/restorations in implant dentistry. In addition, students will learn about atraumatic tooth extractions, grafting, bone substitutes, membranes, guided bone regeneration, and maxillary sinus surgeries.

DIMP 108 - Dental Implant Restorations

  • This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of dental implant prosthetic options, prosthetic treatment planning considerations, and dental implant restoration procedures.

DIMP 109 - Assisting with Dental Implant Procedures

  • This course expands on the foundational knowledge of a Dental Assistant and provides training on the assisting techniques and procedures required by the clinician to work alongside Dentists and Dental Specialists in surgical and prosthetic dental implant procedures.

DIMP 110 - Dental Implant Maintenance

  • This course provides students with expanded knowledge of preventative dentistry with a focus on maintaining the health of dental implants and prosthetics. 

DIMP 111 - Dental Implant Radiology

  • This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the various imaging techniques used in implant dentistry. It also teaches students skills to evaluate radiographs and other images. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to find a shadowing clinic?

  • No, it is not a mandatory component of our program but we do recommend it to maximize your education.

How many hours a day do I need to attend class?

  • The program can be completed at your own pace. There is no minimum time commitment. However, the program must be completed within 1 year of the enrolment date.

I do not live in Canada, can I still apply to the program?

  • Yes, our program is available to anyone. Our material is based on dental implants and practice standards in Canada and the United States but it can be applied to other countries as well.

Do I have to travel to a facility or attend classes in person?

  • No, the dental implant program is 100% online. If you choose to partner with a clinic that is not close to home, you will be required to travel and spend time in that practice in person.

What kind of jobs can I apply for when I complete my studies?

  • Graduates can apply for positions in clinics that provide dental implant treatment to their patients. The majority of graduates will find jobs in dental speciality clinics such as those of Periodontist and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Individuals that take this program may also look for jobs in dental implant sales as well as with offices looking for treatment coordination with a focus on implantology.​

Is this program accredited with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada?

  • No, this is a continuing education program and there is not an option to have an accredited dental implant program with Canadian or US dental school accrediting bodies. The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada only accredits dental, dental specialty, dental residency, dental hygiene, and dental assisting education programs.

Is this course regulated by provincial vocational school laws or regulations?

  • No, this is a continuing education course and not a vocational program and is therefore not eligible to be registered with any provincial government vocational school ministry.

What national exams do I have to write once I complete the Dental Implant Program?

  • There are no national exams that are required upon completion of this program.

Do I need a license to be a dental aide?

  • No, dental aides do not require provincial licenses. Only dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental therapists require licenses to work in dental clinics.

Am I required to complete any additional training prior to starting the dental implant program?

  • No, you are not required to complete any additional training prior to beginning the program. However, if you are planning on working as a Dental Assistant and working alongside clinicians during dental implant procedures, you will need to meet local dental assisting regulations and have obtained the proper education and training to become a licensed Dental Assistant in your area.

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