SmileTube.tv is the product of one man’s passion to revolutionize the teaching of implantology. Our course lead, Dr. Ken Nicholson BDS, Msc. (Imp.Dent), is the driving force behind the Ultimate Year Implant Course and every other course we offer.
Ken has spent over ten years working to understand, refine and then perfect the teaching of Implantology to practitioners across the UK and now across the world.
His varied career has included redesigning the master’s degree course for the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at the University of Central Lancashire and developing the master’s degree in Implant Dentistry as an Associate Fellow at Warwick Medical School. Ken also founded the British Society of Oral Implantology and co-founded the European Journal of Oral Implantology.
Ken is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a member of the Faculty of Examiners RCS Edin., an Editorial Board member for the European Journal of Oral Implantology, as well as Implant Dentistry Today, Irish Dentist and International Journal of Oral Implantology & Clinical Research.
Whilst this extensive experience is impressive, it also gave Ken a unique insight into the state of dental implant education from the perspective of students, his colleagues in academia and those in the General Dental Council.
This culminated in his master’s dissertation, “Evolution of Implant Education and Training in the United Kingdom”, which focused on and evaluated the best practice in medical education whilst highlighting the many shortcomings of the then available implant courses.
During these years of research, Ken found that there were many common questions which were raised by those considering further education in implant dentistry:
- Does the course comply with current guidelines?
- Will I need to spend a lot of time away from my Practice?
- How much hands-on training is provided?
- Are patients provided?
- Must I provide patients for treatment?
- What recognition do I get at the end of this course?
- Can I offer my patients a discount if treated on the course?
- Who is ultimately responsible for the treatment (medico-legally)?
- What happens if my patient’s treatment is not completed before the end of the course?
- How much does it all cost?
The Ultimate Implant Year Course was created to address and resolve each of these issues making it, we believe, the best and most flexible course of its type in the world.