Revised training standards for implant dentistry

NEW revised training standards for implant dentistry have been published by The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

This new edition of the standards document aims to provide a summary of the training that a reasonable dental practitioner carrying out safe implant dentistry in the United Kingdom should undertake before embarking upon patient care in this discipline.

FGDP(UK) Vice Dean, Abhi Pal, who led the working group that updated the standards, said: "This is an important document, both for dentists as consumers of implant training courses, and also for dentists who are providers of such training. Raising the standard of implant training courses will ensure that practitioners are skilled, knowledgeable and confident in their work, and patients are provided with safe and reliable treatments in this high profile and high cost dental discipline.”

Training Standards For Implant Dentistry is available to download at www.fgdp.org.uk as a part of the Open Standards Initiative.