The training event over three days was an intense course involving lectures, surgeries and ‘hands-on’. The course covered 'Static Guided Surgery, Dynamic Navigation and Immediate Function - Aesthetics' and was delivered with great passion by Prof. Alessandro Pozzi. The standard of work presented, and Nobel Biocare product delivered to patients was breathtaking. Prof. Pozzi is a true Nobel Biocare leader in innovation in the field of digital implant surgery and dentistry. His enthusiasm was infectious and he certainly energised me onto the next level of my implant career. 


The course focused on the capturing of real and virtual information for treatment planning using DTX implant (Nobel Clinician) and linking in with the new DTX studio platform.

Several live surgeries were undertaken using static guided techniques and dynamic navigation. The high-light of the course personally was witnessing dynamic surgery using the X-Guide. The X-Guide allows precision guided surgery, using low drill speeds with new burs on each occasion, to allow accurate placement within 5 degree’s thus optimising aesthetics and consequently survival rates after ten years. Free hand surgery is reportedly 15/20 degrees off the ideal planned position usually and so in my pursuit for excellence the X-Guide has a place in my surgery. The implant is also calibrated, and insertion is dynamically navigated. 


These are exciting times for Nobel Biocare surgeons, restorative clinicians and more importantly patients. 


I am delighted to have brought the X-Guide to Ireland and look forward to sharing my experiences with the SmileTube dentists starting their implant journey at Castle Clinic Dalkey. Finally, I would like to thank all at the Nobel Biocare UK/Ireland team who helped to make the course a great success and Prof. Pozzi for sharing his knowledge, his time, effort and hospitality. 


What students say about our courses
Dr. Andrew Dixon
GDP, working in Whickham Dental Practicw, Newcastle

Got the written confirmation from the exams department (RCS Edinburgh) this week so nice to have a hard copy of the results in my hand!! Many thanks for your guidance over the last year or so. The UIYC was set at a perfect level with just the right amount of content to get you through the diploma.

Dr. Chameera Fernando
GDP, working in Northampton

The print outs will be really useful as I wanted to go over the lectures again and start making notes and memorising the information.

Dr Lucy Nichols BDS MFDSRCS MSc.
GDP, working in New Malden with a special interest in aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry and implantology

The flexibility of doing the theory on-line has been fantastic. Far more convenient and cost effective than other courses. And it's useful to be able to revisit a lecture. Having patients provided and having a relatively local mentor has also been a big advantage over many other courses.

Dr C. Lappin BSc.(Hons), BDS(Hons), FDS RCS(Eng)
GDP, practicing in Belfast

Amazing! This is a very useful resource.

Dr. Andrew Dixon

I really enjoyed being able to complete the course at my own pace but with you in the background giving the occasional nudge so you dont loose focus. Obviously this also makes it very cost effective as there was much less time off work than on other courses. The supply of papers / reading material although daunting at first was excellent and actually essential for the diploma.

Dr R.D BDS Manc
General Dental Practitioner working in Manchester and did the Ultimate Implant Year Course in 2013

The UIYC is a very informative course especially for me who had a limited exposure to implant dentistry. It has certainly improved my knowledge in this domain with its very well structured online theoretical modules coupled with the improvement of my surgical skills via the monthly hands-on practical sessions. I managed to place a number of implants in the space of ten months. The good aspects of this course are that it provides you with patients to work with and it fits around your work schedule. Wished I found this course a few years earlier!

Dr Clair Kilgarriff, B Dent Sc, TCD
GDP practicing in Dublin with a special interest in orthodontics and implant dentistry

Ken Nicholson was my tutor for the certificate year in implant dentistry from the University of Warwick. He was one of the best lecturers I have had in my under and postgraduate training. He is methodical and clear in his delivery. Above all he is open to the viewpoints of others and most helpful in directing a student to further knowledge.

David Magilton BDS
GDP working in Lanarkshire and a current Ultimate Implant Year Course delegate

I thought that the intro to the UIYC was brilliant. We were given the perfect amount of information on this fascinating subject and this has given me a great insight into implant dentistry. It has also made me very keen to learn more and place my first implant. The smiletube site is an amazing resource and I appreciate the hard work you must have put into it.

Dr. Paul Howlett

The Ultimate Year Implant Course has been an excellent programme of education and learning. The flexibility of being able to work through the detailed online learning material at your own pace and when it best suits make it the perfect course to schedule around busy work and family life. In addition the experience gained through the clinical days has been 1st class with superb mentorship and clinical coaching. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone wishing to introduce dental implants into their clinical practice.

Dr Ramya Balasubramanian
General Dentist working in San Diego

Amazing program!.