Implant Surgery 2

Christmas is swiftly approaching and with it comes our fantastic Implant Surgery 2 unit.

Unit information

The unit focuses on bone biology and bone protective therapy, surgical manipulation of soft tissue and periodontal and peri implant health, conditions and diseases with a mix of theoretical and hands on practical sessions split over two days.

Who is involved?

Our students got the chance to work with industry leaders Nicholas Claydon and Nicola West who provided close supervision within the high spec facilities at the School of Anatomy labs. The students got stuck into the practical work, as you can see, and put their theoretical learning into practice!

Are you interested in honing your microsurgical skills? Go to the Dental Implantology page to find out more.



BJOMS publication

I’m sure we can all agree that this year we need good news stories more than ever. Please join us in celebrating the incredible news that one of our own alumni, Bizhan Shokouhi (graduating class 2019) has had his dissertation ‘Radiotherapy and the survival of dental implants: a systematic review’ (Bizhan Shokouhi, Tanya Cerajewska) published in the BJOMS.

The BJOMS have provided a free link for you to read the article (for a limited time only) or alternatively, you can read at your leisure if you have a BJOMS login.

This is a fantastic achievement and the team on the MSc Dental Implantology couldn’t be prouder.

Well done, Bizhan!


Bizhan Shokouhi and his dissertation supervisor, Tanya Cerajewska

Short Courses: Sinus Grafting

The Sinus Grafting short course is returning to the University of Bristol next year!

We are looking forward to welcoming applicants who want to learn basic skills in sinus grafts at the University of Bristol Sinus Grafting short course. Split over two days, attendees will experience a seamless blend of theoretical and practical learning, covering detailed planning, assessment and execution of the sinus bone graft and a hands-on practice of lateral window technique on deer head specimens.

Based at the UK’s only Centre for Applied Anatomy, here at the University of Bristol, all attendees will receive CPD and the chance to learn from some of the industry’s most talented clinicians:

Jonathon Schofield (BDS, DPDS, MFGDP, MSc, Programme Director of the MSc Dental Implantology at University of Bristol)
Chong Lim (BDS, MSc (Perio and Dental Implantology), Specialist in Periodontology)
Freya Smith-Jack (BDS, MFDS, DDMFR)
Lizzie King (BDS MSc MFDS RCSEd, FDS, RCSEd)

The course is running from 17th March 2022 – 18th March 2022. Learn more and book your tickets here. 

Sinus Grafting Course 2022 leaflet

Clinical Skills Lab

The Year 1 students completed their Phantom head study day on Wednesday 17th November 2021 (if you want to find out more about it, read Year 1 – Clinical Skills article) with the support of our two incredible Clinical Skills Dental Nurses, Adele (pictured on the left) and Natasha (on the right). A huge thank you to you both!

The Clinical Skills Lab is an instrumental part to our students learning where they get to practice implant placements and suture techniques on mannikin heads, all with support from Straumann.

Year 1 – Clinical Skills

Year 1 were in the Clinical Skills Lab on Wednesday 17th November 2021. This day was all about learning the drilling sequence and placing restoratively driven implants in a phantom head using a surgical guide. The models had latex gums so the students could practice retraction skills as well.

Grace organised most of the day…thank you!! We also had great help from Natasha and Adele in the CSL. Pratik Patel And Steph Dickinson are both MSc graduates and they kindly agreed to come and assist.

Photo 1: Yalda and Kiran working well together

Photo 2: Pratik watching carefully over Hannah and Sinthu

Photo 3: Saidul and Paul with an excellent display of four handed dentistry 

Year 2 Patient Consultations

Year 2 met their patients for the first time on 13 & 15th October 2021. See some photos of their first session:

Anastasia taking some impressions of her patient… check out her surgical hat!

Anna is examining her patient with her supervisor, Libby, in close attendance.

Richard is checking his patient’s oral hygiene with his supervisor, Pratik, looking on attentively.

The first clinical sessions went well and we are excited for what the rest of the year will bring. If you are interested in joining us next year, visit the MSc Dental Implantology page for more information on how to apply.