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The Year Implant Course


January - October 2020

Starting at 9am


The Campbell Academy


Places available for 2020

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The Year Implant Course 2020
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Our Aim

To provide a comprehensive foundation in implant dentistry covering both theoretical and practical elements of the discipline giving delegates the confidence they need to begin placing implants at their own practice.

At The Campbell Academy, we firmly believe that it is essential that people starting out on their implant journey are supported and nurtured towards placing fifty implants per year. This contrasts greatly with the almost 90% of current implant customers in the UK who place less than fifteen implants per year.

We believe that practical experience is essential element of dental implant training as lecture based teaching or research alone can not make you competent at placing implants. Placing implants is a practical craft, a mixture of science and art which must be practised. To this end, The Year Implant course involves a considerable amount of practical implant placement experience where delegates will be encouraged to bring their own patients to The Campbell Academy to treat them from start to finish. This will give you a foundation to take back to your own practice allowing you to select and execute appropriate treatments there with the help of a guiding hand. 

We will not overlook the need to be able to source and secure positive patients within your practice environment and to this end we have brought in one of the best known names in marketing in dentistry, Chris Barrow to help, instruct and guide people through the process of securing patients within their own practicing sphere.

With two Oral Surgeons, two Consultants in Restorative Dentistry, over 10,000 dental implants placed between us, four Fellows of the ITI and many hundreds of full arch implant reconstructions carried out we feel we are in an excellent position to offer the assistance to dentists starting out in implant dentistry to move forwards in their career.

Finally, we have tied this course in with the Straumann Mentoring Scheme and our Year Two Implant Course allowing a seamless pathway into mentoring and further more advanced training.

For more information please contact us or download the Year Implant Brochure below.

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Day 1 - Introduction to The Year Implant course

Topics to be discussed (am)

Introduction to The Year Implant course to include:

  • How the course will run
  • What we expect from you
  • What you should expect from us
  • We will discuss the FGDP training standards
  • How to find patients
  • The Academy Laboratory

Go through all the protocols forms and templates for use on the course.

  • Treatment planning forms
  • Report forms
  • Treatment Plan letters

Topics to be discussed (pm)

The 5 year philosophy of implant training at The Campbell Academy to include:

  • Introduction of The Straumann Clinical Mentoring Scheme
  • Continuation of training
  • Year 2

Marketing of dental implants in general practice

Day 2 - The Scientific Basis of Implant Dentistry

Topics (am/pm)

  • Basic anatomy and physiology in relation to dental implants.
    • including relevant structures, bone physiology and wound healing.
  • Pathology of the upper and lower jaw in relation to dental implants.
  • Biomechanics - Osseointegration, implant design, surfaces (Colin Burns).
  • Dental materials related to implant dentistry - implant components, restorative.
  • Medical conditions relating to implant surgery.
  • Pharmacology relating to implant surgery - LA, analgesics, antibiotics.
Day 3 - Management of the Dental Implant Patient

Topics (am)

  • Medical History taking.
  • Medical conditions related to implant surgery:
    • Bisphosphonates
    • Anticoagulants
    • Diabetes
    • Imunocompromised patients
      • Autoimmune disease
  • Smoking and alcohol.
  • Medical emergencies and implant surgery.

Radiographic Assessment of the Implant Patient with Michael Bornstein

Topics (pm)
  • Initial Radiographic assessment – Periapical and OPG.
  • Radiation Protection and patient selection.
  • Reporting radiographs.
  • Quality Assessment.
  • Cone Beam CT:
    • Uses and indications in implant dentistry
    • Current guidelines
    • Anatomy
    • Implant Planning
    • Reporting CBCT scans
Day 4 - Basic Surgical Skills, Implant Complications and Medicolegal aspects of implant treatment

Topics to be discussed (am)

  • Basic Surgical Skills
  • Flap Design
  • Soft tissue management
  • Suturing
  • Analgesics, antibiotics and steroids
  • Suture types and techniques
  • Hands on surgical exercise with pigs heads as well as a suturing exercise with suture pads
  • Post operative care
  • Analgesics, antibiotics and steroids

Topics to be discussed (pm)

  • Fail to plan, plan to fail
  • Planningcomplications
  • SurgicalComplications
  • RestorativeComplications
  • How to avoid complications
Day 5 - Treatment Planning of the Implant Patient

Topics be discussed (am)

Case Assesment for Implants

  • Patient selection
  • Local and systemic considerations
  • Radiographic assessment
  • Complexity of treatment, SAC classification
  • Restorative driven approach with 3D positioning
  • Single implant, 3 unit bridge, 2 implants and denture (straightforward as per SAC)
  • Consideration of the Prognosis of remaining teeth
  • Formulating the treatment plan
  • Consent and writing a treatment plan

Topics to be discussed (pm)

Planning for Implant Surgery

  • Study Models, Facebow, Wax Up
  • Stent/ drilling guide production
  • Size of implant
  • How Many Implants?
  • Single implant, 3 unit bridge, 2 implants and denture (straightforward as per SAC)

Temporisation of the implant patient

Introduction to aesthetic implant placement

Day 6 - Implant Surgery with the Straumann Implant System

Topics to be discussed (am)

A comprehensive review of The Straumann Implant System to include:

  • Brief history of Straumann/ITI Implants
  • Implant design and the difference between Bone Level and Tissue Level
  • Straumann drilling protocol
  • Implant placement
  • Implant stability
  • Cover Screws and Healing Abutments- when and why?
  • Hands on practical placing implants into Straumann models

Topics to be discussed (pm)

Introduction to guided bone regeneration (GBR) :

  • Short introduction to GBR
  • Hands on practical with the Geistlich models.

Aesthetic implant placement :

  • Risks
  • Pink and White aesthetic scores
Day 7 - Hands On Surgery

Delegates will bring their own patients and carry out simple implant placements under supervision from our faculty supervisors.

Day 8 - Restorative Day 1

Topics (am/pm)

  • Review of prosthetic-driven implant planning.
  • Second stage implant surgery.
  • Implant Impressions:
    • Open tray
    • Closed tray
    • Multiple implants
    • Customising impressions
  • Cement retained vs screw retained.
  • Hands-on Impression taking.
Day 9 - Restorative Day 2

Topics (am/pm)

  • Abutment selection:
    • Type
    • Materials
    • CAD CAM Design
  • Choice of restoration material.
  • Single tooth.
  • Multiple teeth.
  • Reconstruction in the aesthetic zone:
    • Temporary restorations (implant)
    • Occlusal considerations.
    • Restorative complications.
Day 10 - Hands on Surgery and Restorative

Delegates will continue to place implants/restore already placed implants on their own patients.

Day 11 - Hands on Surgery and Restorative

Delegates will continue to place implants/ restore already placed implants on their own patients.

Day 12 - Introduction to Advanced and Complex Implantology

Topics (am)

  • Review of what constitutes a simple case.
  • Introduction into advanced and complex cases:
    • Large GBR cases
    • Sinus grafting
    • Bone grafting
    • Full arch cases

Implant Maintenance

Topics (pm)

  • The role of the hygienist/therapist in implant treatment.
  • Pre-surgery treatment.
  • Periodontal/Implant interface.
  • Baseline measurements, radiographs and probing (PPD).
  • Monitoring and review protocols.
  • Perimplant mucositis and Perimplantitis:
    • Causes
    • Treatment protocols

Final Wrap Up and Presentation of Certificates.

Course Dinner.

Colin Campbell

Bds Fds Rcs Scotland

Clinical Director

Gdc number: 70058

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Colin’s practice is limited to surgical implant dentistry. Colin is a Specialist in Oral Surgery with considerable experience within the ITI and the Leadership of the ITI within the UK. He has placed in the region of 4,000 dental implants and restored approximately 1,000. He has been teaching in implant dentistry since 2000.

Colin has been the architect and designer of many implant courses previously for other organisations and now The Campbell Academy takes a considerable amount of his time in providing implant and dental education the way he believes it should be done.

Andrew Legg


Dental Surgeon

GDC number: 79203

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Andrew has worked with Colin at the practice for the past three and a half years and has been an inspiration and an exceptional clinician providing superb treatment for The Clinic’s patients. He has embarked on a teaching career previously with Tipton Training and other independent providers and is now Colin’s Co-Director at The Campbell Academy. He has placed and restored thousands of dental implants from the most straightforward cases to the most complex.

Colin Burns

BDS MFDS RCS MSc in Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentist

GDC number: 65349

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Colin sits on the Leadership Team of the ITI UK & Ireland Section where he is the Study Club Co-Ordinator and he has an MSc in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick specialising in surface technology.

Colin is a fantastic clinician and a compassionate provider whose teaching skills are second to none. He has the ability to pass on concepts and ideas in a non-threatening, caring way and is a huge asset to The Campbell Academy. It is a huge privilege for us to work with him over the coming years.

Colin already provides education on the Live Skills Course for The Campbell Academy so it is a natural progression for him to be involved in the year long course.

Michael Bornstein

Head Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, School of Dental Medicine,

University of Bern

Prof. Dr. med. dent

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Michael qualified in 1998 before achieving his PhD in 2001 from the University of Basel. He continued his training in Oral Surgery and Stomatology in Basel before becoming a board certified Oral Surgeon in June 2003.

Since April 2014 he has been an associate Professor at the University of Bern. Michael is a board certified Oral Surgeon with extensive experience in dental radiology, Cone Beam CT and Oral Surgery including GBR and bio-resorbable membranes.

He was instrumental in the production of the CBCT guidelines for the AO, EAO and was involved as a group leader in the most recent ITI Consensus Meeting where he reported on the CBCT guidance. Michael is an experienced pioneer in the use of CBCT in implant dentistry and his experience is second to none.

Chris Barrow

Business Coach

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We will not overlook the need to be able to source and secure positive patients within your practice environment and to this end we have brought in one of the best known names in marketing in dentistry, Chris Barrow to help, instruct and guide people through the process of securing patients within their own practicing sphere.

Beatriz Sanchez

Dental Surgeon

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Beatriz is one of our dentists at the practice who is soon to finish her MSc in implant dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a detailed individual who loves planning and process and she has a wide experience in dentistry in general. We are delighted to have her assistance on the course as a younger dentist who has a perspective more closely aligned with the delegates on the course than people who may have been placing implants for many years. We feel it adds a great balance and roundness to the course to have younger speakers and younger members of the faculty.

Karen Walker

CEB Dip Dental Hygiene Scotland

Dental Hygienist

GDC number: 4748

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Karen qualified from Edinburgh in 1994 and immediately moved to Nottingham. Having worked in both NHS and Corporate practices over the years, she now divides her time between two Specialist practices; The Campbell Clinic in West Bridgford, Nottingham and Refine in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Her role in both practices is to provide NSPT for referred Perio patients, and both Pre-op and Maintenance for Implant patients. Six years ago Karen developed protocols based on Oral Hygiene and Risk for all patients undergoing implant treatments. Subsequently she was pleased to see the ADI Guidelines in managing Dental Implants and Peri-implant Diseases released in November 2012 reiterated her practice protocols.

Through The Campbell Academy, Karen lectures to dentists on Implant Maintenance and runs her own courses for Hygienists and Therapists. Karen has Speaker Status for the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and has spoken at their International Congress and regularly speaks at ITI study clubs. She is also a member of The Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and spoke at their Members Forum in November 2013 on Implant Complications managed by the Dental Hygienist. She is due to lecture at the ADI Team Congress in May 2015. Karen was recently elected DCP Committee Representative for the ADI. In June 2013, Karen was delighted to attend the USTI in Berlin with Dentsply to become a ‘Cavitron Trainer’ and begin her journey as a Key Opinion Leader. Since then she has held ‘hands on” courses and study clubs for Hygienists and Therapists. Karen was invited to join the editorial advisory board of DH&T magazine, a magazine designed for Hygienists and Therapists.

Karen is a supporter of Dentaid and travelled to Uganda in 2008 as a volunteer with a group of Dentists and Hygienists.

Gregor McGlashan


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Gregor qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2001. In 2004 he was awarded membership of the faculty of dental surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Since qualifying Gregor has worked in a variety of dental specialities including oral and maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dentistry, in Glasgow, Liverpool and Northern Ireland. 

Gregor joined the team at Rosconnor Specialist Clinic in 2017. His interests are in the surgical and restorative aspects of helping rehabilitate patients with dental implants. He is also committed to continual professional development and in developing cultural change in bridging 'the gap' from theory to application in dental practice based education.

Anna McDonagh

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Anna qualified from Leeds University in 2000 and went on to work in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2002.

In 2003 she became a Clinical Lecturer in Oral surgery at the University of Birmingham Dental School. She gained extensive teaching experience to both undergraduates and postgraduates, a higher education teaching qualification, and was involved in world class research in pain management and surgery.

Since leaving the hospital in 2011, in search of the perfect work-life balance, she has worked as a general dentist with a special interest in Oral Surgery. She has been placing implants for some years and completed a number of Implant courses and Surgery courses at the Royal College of Surgeons. She runs a Primary Care Oral Surgery Service in the Midlands from her practice in Warwick.

She became a member of the Campbell Academy ‘Tribe’ in 2013 as a delegate and was invited back to lecture on the Year Implant Course. She is an Oral Surgery Mentor for the Royal College of Surgeons and mentors Dentists in practice.

Chris Navarro


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Chris graduated from Bristol University in 2003. He remained in Bristol to complete his vocational training followed by a year in hospital working in Maxillofacial Surgery and Paedodontic posts at Southmead Hospital and Bristol Dental Hospital.

In 2005 Chris moved back to his home town of Nottingham to join his father at Beeston Dental Practice and took the reigns as Principal of the Practice in 2006. The Practice achieved Foundation Trainer status in 2009 and currently trains 2 Foundation Dentists per year. It has grown from a 2 surgery Practice with 5 staff to its current form of 5 surgeries and 20 staff.

Shaun Sellars

BDS Lond 2002

GDC number: 81598

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Shaun qualified from Guy's hospital in 2002 and works in general practice in Norfolk.

He is currently studying towards a Masters' degree in Dental Law & Ethics with the University of Bedfordshire and has a special interest in the ethics of evidence based dentistry. 

He is also the ethics columnist for the British Dental Journal and co-host of the 'Incisive Decisive' dental ethics podcast with Colin Campbell.


Days 1 & 2

Days 3 & 4

Days 5 & 6

Day 7 - Clinical day 1               

Days 8 & 9

Day 10 - Clinical Day 2

Day 11 - Clinical Day 3  

Day 12

Dates (2020)

23rd & 24th January

5th & 6th March

30th April & 1st May

21st May

 25th & 26th June

2nd September

 24th September

16th October










Key Features


  1. Exceptional clinical faculty from academic and practice backgrounds to provide the broadest possible range of  educational opportunities.
  2. A course which is heaped full of hands on and practical elements to get you better at basic surgical skills and into implant placement as soon as possible. This includes 3 clinical days for delegates to work on patients.
  3. Digital mentoring for the entirety of the course supporting you through your first implant cases.
  4. State-of-the-art training facilities for the course based in Nottingham at the new Campbell Academy.
  5. Twelve days of teaching over 10 months, including lecture-based teaching, discussion groups, hands-on practical sessions, further reading opportunities, evidence-based discussion, full clinical exposure to  patients in a supervised environment and mentoring opportunities in a structured nationwide mentoring  programme in line with GDC guidance.
  6. Entry into clinical mentoring using the Straumann Clinical Mentoring data platform developed by The Campbell Academy.
  7. Online collaboration and discussion between delegates  and faculty in between course modules to learn as much as possible.

By the end of the course each delegate will:

  1. Have a good foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of implant dentistry.
  2. Be able to assess patients comprehensively with a view to providing dental implants as a treatment option. This will include appropriate special tests, the ability to report CBCT scans, and be able to apply this to multi-disciplinary patient cases.
  3. Be able to provide straightforward implant surgical treatment to patients under supervision, including all planning aspects  and post-operative care (in accordance with the SAC classification).
  4.  Be able to provide restorative treatments to straightforward implant cases, including single units and straightforward bridge  work. This will include impression taking, abutment selection and restoration selection.
  5. Have an appreciation on how dental implants can be used within their own practices to provide more comprehensive care to their patients and market this accordingly.


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A course that has been designed to incorporate as much practical experience as possible including 3 clinical days, live demonstrations and practicals on models to get you better and more confident with the basic surgical skills.


A course and support network that sets you on your way to ultimately reaching a position where you are placing in excess of 50 implants per year, year after year.


A course that feeds directly into a programme of more advanced courses including our Year Two Implant Course, with a tribe of likeminded people who want to be better at implant dentistry and who have their patients' best interests at heart.


A course tied in with The Straumann Clinical Mentoring Scheme providing a seamless pathway into mentoring after completion of the course.

Location and Venue


The Campbell Academy

Edwalton Business Park

Landmere Lane

West Bridgford


NG12 4JL

Tel: 0115 982 3913

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