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The assessment of a patient prior to considering implants by the dental team

The Audrey Emerton Building, Eastern Road,
Brighton, UK


To improve the assessment of patients by delegates who are familiar with, and those who are unfamiliar with dental implants.


• To improve knowledge of how to assess a patient's suitability for implants and the alternatives

• To improve knowledge of appropriate record keeping for the assessment

• To help reduce the risk of complaints/ litigation for the dental team

GDC development outcomes:

A - (Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.)

B - (Effective management of self ad effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.)

C - (Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients' interests first.)


• The dental team

• Dentists who are not familiar with implants

To secure your place at this Study Club, please email your details to Sofia Bosworth - with the subject heading 'Assessment of a patient' -