Dental implant placement by predoctoral dental students: A pilot program

Ziad Jalbout, Edgard El Chaar, Stuart Hirsch

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Abstract

Dental implant education is increasingly becoming part of predoctoral dental curricula. New York University College of Dentistry has developed a pilot dental implant program that trains students in implant restorations for single-tooth restorations and mandibular overdentures. Fourth-year students have the option of applying for an implant honors program, which can include surgically placing posterior implants. Eight students were selected for the implant honors program for the 2010-11 academic year. Seven of the eight students fulfilled the didactic and simulation requirements, performing forty-seven surgeries and placing fifty-two implants. Surgical protocol events were recorded: three implants did not achieve 35 Ncm torque at placement, and ten implants required a change in direction following the initial 8 mm pilot drill. All direction changes were successfully performed and resulted in implant placements. This pilot program suggests that predoctoral dental students can be trained to successfully place posterior implants, which are becoming the standard of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1342-1346
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Volume76
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Clinical education
  • Dental education
  • Dental implants
  • Implant placement
  • Implant surgery

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  • Dentistry(all)
  • Education

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Dental implant placement by predoctoral dental students : A pilot program. / Jalbout, Ziad; El Chaar, Edgard; Hirsch, Stuart.

In: Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 76, No. 10, 01.10.2012, p. 1342-1346.

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Jalbout, Ziad ; El Chaar, Edgard ; Hirsch, Stuart. / Dental implant placement by predoctoral dental students : A pilot program. In: Journal of Dental Education. 2012 ; Vol. 76, No. 10. pp. 1342-1346.
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