This blended learning Master’s program has a modular structure and will be conducted in English. German-speaking students are permitted to submit their Master’s thesis in German.
The course is divided into seven obligatory modules:
- Basic theory I
- Basic theory II
- Surgical techniques
- Implant prosthetics
- Patient Treatment Cases
In addition to the seven obligatory modules, students will also submit a Master’s thesis.
Each student is able to access teaching material and recorded lessons via our eLearning platfom in order to monitor and support independent study during the preparation/processing phase of material for/from seminars and teaching units that take place at the University campus, as well as independent study carried out during the placement and supervision modules. Furthermore, all case documentation can be uploaded to the University server so that this can be assessed in order to ensure the quality of each student’s practical skills.
Basic Theory I
This module lays the foundation for all topics related to oral implantology on an already advanced level. It has an underlying focus on diagnostics, implant planning and advanced suture techniques. The identification of technical requirements and the discussion of advantages and disadvantages of various implant materials are also central to the module. To ensure a high quality of your work in the module patient treatment cases, you will also be able to freshen up you dental photography skills.
You will additionally learn about scientific writing, basic statistics as well as literature research, including critical reflection of existing literature and its objective evaluation.
Basic Theory II
This module focusses on implant systems, their specific design features (marco-/microstructure), abutment connections and prosthetic components. Surgical Procedures such as flap-design, bone quality assessment or osteotomy techniques will be adressed and manually trained in extensive hands-on workshops. Same is true for prosthetic procedures such as temporary treatments or impression taking.
Furthermore, you will be introduced to advanced statistics as well as clinical study design and you learn how to identify and deal with errors in scientific publications.
The module deals with advanced surgical techniques. You will be particularly familiarized with augmentation and membrane techniques, nerve transposition, various transplants (extra-oral bone transplants, pedicle flap soft-tissue transplants, free connective tissue transplants) and different approaches to soft-tissue management. How to professionally cope with complications, including mucositis and periimplantitis, will also be intensely discussed. In-depth exposure through lectures, seminars and hands-on courses allow you to grasp the significance of selecting and combining different therapy options for achiving excellent treatment results.
Within this module, permanent implants (single tooth replacment, treatment with multiple single crowns, bridge supplies, restorative materials) as well as removable implants (rentention elements, intraoral bonding, structure of prosthetic bases) will be critically discussed. Immediate restoration on single tooth implants is one of the major topics being covered. Further important pillars of the module are complication management and the coordination of therapeutic teams – which is an often underestimated challenge with a great impact on your treatment outcome. During this module you will therefore learn how to implement an effective communication/report structure to ensure a secure realization of your treatment plan.
You must attend a total of 3 implant surgeries performed by highly experienced surgeons. Through work-shadowing, this module provides you with insights into the practical implementation of techniques taught in the MOI program. You will be able to attend surgeries performed at any affiliated dental office or clinic worldwide. You may also attend surgeries at the Goethe University Dental Clinic (Fee: EUR 150/day).
Within this module you will have to perform a total of 3 implant treatments under supervision of an accredited tutor of Goethe University. 2 out of 3 surgeries can be completed during the Human Cadaver Course in Vienna during your 3rd semester.
Patient Treatment Cases
Within this module you have to treat a total of 20 patients in your home country, having your individual tutor on your side who is supporting you every step of the way through our eLearning platform.
The following indications must be met and documented for at least two patients each:
a. Treatment of single tooth, aesthetic treatment in front area
b. Bridge treatment
c. Bridge or telescopic bridge treatment
d. Bridge or telescopic bridge treatment in upper jaw
e. Bridge or telescopic bridge treatment in lower jaw
f. Bridge or single tooth treatment in combination with an external sinus lift
This module has to be completed by the end of your second academic year.
Each student is required to submit a master thesis by the end of the second academic year. You are free to chose your own research objective within the field of oral implantology, e.g. a literature review or a clinical trial. Students who achieve outstanding results in their mastertheses and want to push their academic career, will be supported in their publication efforts by the medical writer of the department.