Implant Courses

Fundamentals in Dental Implantology

Learning outcome

Learn the basics of implantology. Feel confident with planning, placing and restoring implants.

Enrolment Fee
£7500 + VAT
12 Days
CPD Hours
84 Hours
From 6 Sep 2024
Delta Dental Academy
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Fundamentals in Dental Implantology

Also available in Diploma in Dental Implantology

Expert-Led Intro to Implants

Our implant fundamental course is an in-depth course that is both a theoretical and practical introduction to the world of dental implants and surgical-restorative dentistry led by our highly experienced team. The course guides delegates through the A-Z of implant treatment, including digital workflows for guided bone regeneration.

Attendees are given the opportunity to place up to three single-tooth and edentulous-arch implants first-hand, on patients provided by the academy to gain invaluable practical experience. You would have the opportunity to see through your patient’s implant journey as our final module takes you through the digital and traditional impression taking and the fitting of restorations.

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Course Contents

Module One : Introduction to implants

6 - 7 Sep 2024

  • Introduction to Implant Fundamentals
  • Science of dental implants
  • Implant placement procedures
  • Hands-on Practical : Models & pig heads
  • Patient consultations

Module Two : Introduction to Guided bone regeneration

4 - 5 Oct 2024

  • Principles of Guided bone regeneration
  • Hands-on practical : GBR procedures
  • Hands-on : Implant placement with patients

Module Three : Implant placements

1 - 2 Nov 2024

  • Hands-on intensive implant placement on patients

Module Four : Introduction to implant restoration

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2025

  • Case selection and treatment planning presentations
  • Hands-on : GBR patient's follow up
  • Introduction to Restoring dental implants
  • Impression techniques: traditional and digital

Module Five : Restorative day: impressions taking

14 - 15 Feb 2025

  • Hands-on : Live patient Impressions for Restoring implants
  • Digital workflow vs Traditional impression

Module Six : Crown Fit

7 - 8 Mar 2025

  • Management of complications
  • Hands-on : Crown fitting

Course Leaders

Alfonso Rao

Born in Italy, Dr Alfonso Rao graduated from the University of Chieti with distinction.

He has spent three years at the Eastman Dental Institute of London, where he completed a course in Implant Dentistry. He also has completed training from the Global Institute for Dental Education in Los Angeles, in 2014.

Over the last few years Alfonso has dedicated a lot of personal time in teaching and mentoring dentists in implantology and as an opinion leader and speaker for Straumann and Dentsply. He’s has been a lead instructor for other implant course providers but decided to launch DELTA to provide a different approach to learning implant dentistry.

He is involved with the local community (Bristol) of dental professionals holding regular CPD events in the practice to promote education especially of other young dentists.

Imran Nasser

BDS MFDS RCS Ed MSc Implantology

Imran qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and following subsequent hospital posts in the South West between 2007-2009, he completed his Masters in Implantology between 2010-2014 with distinction.

Imran became Practice Principal at Cheltenham & Cotswold Dental in 2020 and his main referral work remains implant and restorative aesthetic cases. He has a huge passion for mentoring & teaching; and in particular dental photography to document his surgery and outcomes.

Dipesh Kothari

Dipesh is a clinician with practice limited to implant dentistry. His training pathway has been comprehensive, culminating in a Masters in Implantology in 2018. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bristol and lectures on Implantology for various platforms including an MSc programme. Dipesh is passionate about implant dentistry and education and has dedicated personal time to run an implant study club, a podcast aimed at young implant dentists and is an ambassador for the young ITI.

Kit Spears

Kit is a multi award-winning implant dentist, practicing in Surrey and Hampshire. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and has been carrying out implant dentistry since 2014. He completed his Master’s degree in Dental Implantology with merit in 2017, and was invited back to be an academic supervisor on the Master’s programme, becoming a University of Bristol honorary staff member.

Kit has attended numerous advanced implant courses across the UK and Europe to hone his techniques and skills, including an Advanced Surgical Fellowship with Professor Urban.

Kit’s accolades include Best Multiple Implant Treatment in the UK, in the 2023 Dentistry Clinical Case Awards, and Best Young Implant Dentist in the UK, in the 2023 Clinical Dentistry Awards, and he has been shortlisted for many other awards. In addition, Kit is an ADI-registered implant mentor.

Kit is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the Association of Dental Implantology and a Full Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Thomas Gill

BDS(Hons) BSc(Hons) PgCert(Medical Education), PgDip(Epidemiology), MRes(Clinical Research) MSc(Clinical Implantology) MJDF(RCS Eng) FHEA Tom graduated with honours from his BDS qualification from King’s College London in 2017; since completing his training, he has completed a number of postgraduate courses to further his skills, exploring many disciplines across dentistry. He has completed master’s in Implantology, as well as a master’s in Clinical Research. Tom treats patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including dental implants. His areas of particular interest include aesthetic implant dentistry and management of complex restorative cases including functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients.


Marco Cascone

Dr Marco Cascone graduated from the University of Naples with honours in 2013. He stayed with the university’s oral medicine team until 2017, carrying out clinical research for publication in esteemed international journals. Marco settled in Bristol in 2018, undertaking extensive training in implantology and guided bone regeneration at Delta Dental Academy. Marco’s main areas of interest are restorative and cosmetic dentistry and the science of sleep dentistry. His patient-first approach to treatment makes Marco an extremely popular clinician here at Queen Square.


Paul Mcgannity

Alfonso and his team showed huge knowledge and skill and worked so hard at his practice at Queen Square Dental Clinic in Bristol throughout the Straumann Pro Arch course to deliver a fantastic programme. Thanks Alfonso!

Milena Ninova

Very inspiring experience! I do recommend the courses to anyone, who wants to improve their skill. Also very friendly atmosphere. Thank you Alfonso Rao and Straumann team!

Robert Jacobs

Delta Dental Academy provide excellent training courses thinking of every detail. They attract top speakers who put on excellent hands on programmes. The courses are well organised and you are often working on patients, or extracted teeth under magnification.

Christian Saghafi

Currently doing the 5 module endodontic course with delta dental academy taught by Massimo and can't speak highly enough great theory which is backed up by clinical cases, hands on and treatment on live patients. To learn from Massimo has been a great experience which I would recommend to all dentists. Look forward to every module as it is a pleasure to spend time with the Delta family who are all soo friendly. Definitely the best run courses in the UK and I will be attending many more with them.


I did the ProArch course recently. I was sceptical about the whole concept, but after doing the course, I’m able to assess the suitability of this concept and treat my patients in a better way. Alfonso explained it so nicely, and not only the hands on was useful, but the live surgery including the process of fabrication of the prosthesis and immediate placement was fantastic. It has given me a lot of understanding and knowledge about the pro-arch concept and the use of Straumann BLX Implants system is just fantastic. I would highly recommend this course and courses run by Delta Academy.

Diogo Ribeiro

I ve recently attended the Delta Academy for the 2-day Endodotic Retreatment Course and it has highly surpassed my expectations. Congratulations to all the team for the friendly environment along with world class facilities, lectures and course structure. Highly recommended!

Kiriakianna Galanoudi

I can not speak highly enough about this team. Very well organised hands on courses with inspiring speakers. I participated in the 10 day Endodontic course and the Retreament course and I have already seen big change on my every day clinical life. Looking forward to the next one!

Helen Loubser

Very good course. (Implant bone grafting) I loved the practical aspect of it. Small groups and very hands on. I learned a lot and already use the knowledge in my practice!

Caterina Fuiorea

This course not only gave me the confidence to treat my cases with the best possible outcome, but unequivocally it has improved my technique, halved my working time, and helped me understand my failures and manage them and set up correct expectations . Learning in an Endo Specialist environment gave me the opportunity to see the day to day setup of the practice, materials used, and the associated protocols. The teaching method is through empowerment, with an abundance of patience and reflection. I found this teaching style including the theoretical part to be engaging. Prof. MASSIMO is great at making any delegate the best version of themselves, by bringing with his vast knowledge the confidence within your hands. Everyday I'm using what I learned on this course, I'm not scared of any treatment and my final Xrays are a proud achievement. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their skills without feeling judged.

Sheila Rasakulasuriar

It has been amazing, (not sure if it’s a course or a holiday as having so much fun doing this), Massimo and Federico were so down to Earth and provided us with very informative lectures and practical demos, full of tips, techniques and helped problem solve. The hands on was fantastic, we did procedures on plastic teeth and extracted teeth and did so much in the time we had. I have been on quite a few endo courses but this definitely is the best that I’ve experienced. The atmosphere was so relaxed and quite entertaining. Being a small group was an advantage as we each had individual attention. Thank you so much I’m actually finally enjoying endo. I think the biggest difference to this course and others is that we will by working on live patients, under close supervision. This will definitely boost my confidence.

Duncan Grant

The very best training from the best clinicians in UK and Europe ..It is World Leading and World Class .!

Hajira Tanveer

i have done their 10 day endo course and would recommend it to anyone struggling with root canal treatment, 5 star course!!

Daniel Woricker

Excellent course, really nice team and couldn't rate highly enough. Would recommend to everyone.

Amanda Lacey

Excellent people with immense knowledge and skill

Reza Takhayori

I have participated in several courses provided by Delta Dental Academy and found them all clinically relevant and based on solid scientific evidence. Many thanks to Alfonso Rao and the team for the opportunity and the support.

Tristan Scott

Amazing Weekend on the Full Arch Course. Alfonso is an exceptional clinician and a truly inspirational educator. Couldn’t recommend Delta Dental Academy more highly. If you’re searching for a centre of excellence for your Surgical or Endodontic Training look no further!

Enrolment Fee

£7500 + VAT

  • You treat real patient
  • Duration: 12 Day
  • CPD Hours: 84 Hours
  • Date: 6 Sep 2024 - 8 Mar 2025
  • Location:
    Delta Dental Academy
    44 High Street
    BS1 2AZ

Payment Plan

Secure your place on the course with a £ 500 deposit. Following this we shall be in touch with your payment options.

  • Pay as you go – Pay per module.

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