Dr. Alex Loh began restoring implants in 2008, when screw-in-screw crowns was the standard of care. He continued his interest in implantology, when he attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2012, focussing on the Restorative and Periodontics stream. Alex attended several other very prominent continuing education courses (gIDE, ITI via Straumann, NobelBiocare, etc.), and then completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2017.

He has seen the shift in the paradigms of implant restoration over the years, but has seen a distinct lack of educational programs related to restorative side of implantology, despite most systematic reviews of the literature showing technical complications being more prevalent than biologic complications. He aims to fill in the gaps by providing education to general dentists in these very critical areas of dentistry.


This is a 6-day course on Restorative Implantology, which contains both didactic and practical components, designed for the general dentist to add to their daily clinical repertoire. The content is strongly evidence-based, aiding the clinical operator to have confidence that their procedures have been validated by research.

The 6 days are broken up into three 2-day modules:

  • Module 1 – Single Unit Implant Restorations
  • Module 2 – Multi Unit Implant Restorations
  • Module 3 – Full Arch Implant Restorations.

This course provides a total of 48 hours of scientific CPD (16 hours for each module).


Module 1 covers single unit fixed implant supported crowns. This includes:

  • Prosthetic implant componentry for fixed prostheses;
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning through “prosthetically driven” implant placement;
  • Fundamental differences between teeth and implants;
  • Differences between external and internal connections;
  • Choice of restorative platforms;
  • Fabrication of implant supported provisionals;
  • Using tooth supported and implant supported provisionals for prosthetic seal of the surgical site;
  • Soft tissue development for emergence profile using implant support provisionals;
  • Types and materials of abutments, and guidelines for use;
  • Angulated abutments vs. angulated screw channels;
  • Abutment preparation and prosthesis cementation techniques for cement-retained restorations;
  • Impression techniques and fabricating customised impression copings;
  • Cement-retained vs. screw-retained prostheses (and direct-to-fixture);
  • Loading schedules;
  • Implant protected occlusal concepts and progressive loading;
  • Maintenance and review.

Module 2 covers multi unit fixed AND removable implant supported prostheses, including combined tooth-implant supported prostheses. This includes:

  • Prosthetic implant componentry for removable prostheses;
  • Overeruption and patterns of bone loss in multi unit edentulous spaces;
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning through “prosthetically driven” implant placement and positioning;
  • Effect of cantilevers and effect of splinting of structures;
  • Choice of pontics for fixed prostheses;
  • Effect of mandibular flexure on prosthesis design and implant placement;
  • Angled implants and their effect on bone and prosthetic componentry;
  • Differential movement of teeth and decisions for fixed tooth-implant supported prostheses;
  • Movements of removable attachment systems and their influence of prosthesis design and implant placement;
  • Design and positioning of superstructures (bars) and attachments (straight and angled) for removable prostheses;
  • Use of flanges of removable prostheses for lip support;
  • Combining tooth-implant support for removable prostheses;
  • Concepts of force generation for different types of prostheses;
  • Indexed vs. non-indexed componentry for multi unit prostheses;
  • Ovate pontic site development for aesthetic sites;
  • Splinting of impression copings;
  • Impression techniques to capture ovate pontic sites;
  • Verification techniques;
  • Pickup techniques for removable implant supported provisionals;
  • Adjustment, removal and replacement of attachment inserts;
  • Occlusion differences between fixed and removable prostheses;
  • Relining removable implant supported prostheses;
  • Techniques for removal of fractured/stuck screws.

Module 3 covers full arch fixed AND removable implant supported prostheses. This includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning through “prosthetically driven” implant placement and positioning;
  • Concepts for tooth and occlusal plane set up for edentulous arches based on aesthetic criteria (smile design) and structural landmarks (denture construction);
  • Methods to overcome excessive bone loss due to edentulism using angled implants and angled abutments;
  • Techniques for surgical and prosthetic movement of transition lines for improved aesthetics;
  • Use of fixed prostheses without flanges for lip support;
  • Full arch impression techniques;
  • Full arch immediate implant supported fixed provisionalisation and loading for edentulous (denture conversion) and dentate patients;
  • Effect of mandibular flexure on prosthesis design and implant placement;
  • Removable implant-tissue supported prostheses in the mandible;
  • Removable implant supported prostheses designs (overdentures);
  • Fixed implant supported prostheses designs (prosthetic vs. real gingival tissue);
  • Effect of force generation of implant supported prostheses against each other;
  • Effect of force generation of implant supported prostheses against tissue supported prostheses;
  • Registration for fabrication of final prostheses.


The 6 days of the course will be:

  • Module 1:
    • Sunday, 14th October
    • Sunday, 21st October
  • Module 2:
    • Sunday, 28th October
    • Sunday, 4th November
  • Module 3:
    • Sunday, 11th November
    • Sunday, 25th November

All courses run from 8:30am to 5:30pm, but arrive at 8:00am for registration.

The course will be held at:

Sage Hotel Ringwood, Level 5, EASTLAND, 211 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood VIC 3134

which is attached to Eastland Shopping Centre. Parking for Sage Hotels is at the Warrandyte Rd entrance of Eastland Shopping Centre’s parking lot via entry EAST 6. Parking is included in the course fee.

Food and beverages are included in the course, which includes:

  • All day self serve freshly brewed coffee, traditional and herbal teas, iced water and mints.
  • Morning tea: bite size almond and berry friands; fresh fruit skewers.
  • Lunch: Plated main course of the chef’s choice; segmented seasonal fruit platter; daily dessert selection.
  • Afternoon tea: house made pork and apple sausage rolls, tomato and feta bruschetta.

Please inform the course organiser if you have any dietary requirements.


The course fees for a single module are $2300 (incl. GST), or for all three modules are $6600 (incl. GST). The course fees include:

  • Didactic course tuition;
  • Hands-on/practical component on models;
  • Food and beverage;
  • Parking

Course fees must be paid in full upon registration. Register and pay before 31st August for early bird specials (20% off).


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