Do I Need to find my own patients?
You are required to find a minimum of 2 implant patients to work on yourself. This means as part of the group you are exposed to 10-12 real cases which will make for exceptional learning. It can cause a problem if you cannot find the patients. So, the first day is always dedicated marketing and communication to help you find your cases. Please don't worry you have 3 months to find them!
Who will place implants in my patients?
Your chosen implant patients are expected to have their implants placed by Dr Ope Sodeinde in Devonshire Place, London. You are invited to observe.
What if I cannot make a module?
We understand that emergencies happen, however we do expect you to try and attend every module, after all it's your learning pathway. We may be able to accommodate you on another cohort, but you are required to call us as soon as possible.
My principal places implants – will this be a problem?
The course cultivates a strong relationship between the surgeon (Dr. Sodeinde) and the restorative dentist (You). Ope promises to train and take you under his wing with the previso that your implant patients are referred to London Dental Specialists (this is why the course is free). If your principal requires you to refer to an in-house implant surgeon, please consider this conflict of interest before applying to attend the course.
What further training will I receive?
We will be providing endless top-up days once you have completed this basic course. Which can be designed around your needs.
These sessions are often the most useful as we get the opportunity to discuss cases; the successes and the failures. These sessions are highly informative. We ask you to bring cases along. Specialists in Periodontics, Endodontics and Orthodontics are usually present.
Would it be possible to observe the surgical procedures and planning of my own patients?
Yes absolutely - As long as you are a referring practice, you can be involved with every aspect of the case.
How much should I quote my patient?
For your first couple of cases Ope always recommends giving patients a ball-park figure of £2-3,000 per implant. That figure covers the whole treatment.
How long am I expected to refer cases to Ope?
Obviously, we don’t know what the future holds and if your circumstances change that is fine. The implant dental circle is so small it is always good to have goodwill. There is no contract between us.