Bredent UK Ltd, a world leading innovator of dental implants and techniques, has chosen Dental Excellence Harewood near Leeds as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ and UK Training Academy for its pioneering Sky Implant System.
Bredent UK, a subsidiary of German manufacturer Bredent GmbH, will train worldwide dentists and technicians wishing to qualify for the advanced Sky ‘fast & fixed’ implant technique at Dental Excellence Harwood.
The Sky “fast and fixed” concept allows patients to receive full set of fixed teeth for a brand new smile in just one day, alleviating the need for complex and lengthy augmentation procedures.
It provides an extremely natural substitute to real teeth and uses between four and six implants to provide a non-removable arch of teeth.
The permanent fixture into the jaw bone means that they don’t come loose or fall out and there is no need for denture adhesives or powders.
Dental Excellence Harewood was selected because of its team of highly experienced dentists.
Partner, Dr Mark Willings is academically focused on complex implantology after qualifying at the prestigious Guys Hospital.
He was awarded the Advanced Level Certificate of the Diploma in Implantology and fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mark Price is considered one of the UK’s leading clinical dental technicians with extensive training placing him in the world’s top 20 in 2006.
The duo have performed a significant number of ‘fast and fixed’ procedures and worked with Bredent UK to develop the delivery model.
The £2 million centre is also able to facilitate state of the art training through its live casting capabilities where delegates are able to watch a live procedure whilst discussing the technical details with another consultant.
Dr Mark Willings said:
“The Bredent ‘fast and fixed’ technique is a very successful procedure for patients who have problems with dentures or just want a more permanent solution.
“We are working more and more with referring dentists but our arrangement with Bredent UK allows us to train dentists and technicians wishing to perform surgery in their own practice.”
A full day course includes live surgery to provide immediate placement of full arch bridgework.
The patients remaining teeth are extracted, implants placed, abutments installed and impressions taken.
A full arch bridge is constructed in house for installation on the same day.
Bredent UK will train approximately 350 dental professionals during the course of the next year at Dental Excellence Harewood.
Bredent UK founder Maja Thompson said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer training for the Sky ‘fast and fixed’ system at Dental Excellence Harewood.
“The aim of the course is to teach dentists and technicians the planning and execution of a ‘Fast and Fixed’ implant case.
“This will be demonstrated in real time on an actual patient with the whole procedure being relayed live from the surgery to the seminar room.
“The session is very interactive with two way communication for questions and answers.
“At Dental Excellence Harewood we have access to a highly experience team within a world class facility that is located in the grounds of a magnificent stately home and provides the perfect environment for training.”