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Experiential Learning: 30 plus years of implant dentistry, a personal reflection

Dr Raj Patel, University of Sheffield Dental School.

Date: Monday 31st October 2022 12.45pm UK time

Aims and Objectives: 

  • To outline the historical challenges and myths in implant dentistry
  • Share some tips and solutions to problems. 
  • Highlight what I’ve learnt , how I think and what I still don’t know. after 30+ years

 At the end of the seminar you should be able to:

  • Reflect on your own personal experiences to direct your own development and understanding.
  • Have encountered a few solutions to decision dilemmas or problems you have faced. 
  • Appreciate that failures are our biggest learning opportunity and  this inevitably takes a lifetime.

GDC development outcomes: A, B, C and D


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Raj is a GDC Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics. It is a blend of these specialties that has allowed him to develop a holistic approach in the management of a number of complex groups of patients. These include the rehabilitation of patients who have had treatment for oral cancer or congenital abnormalities such as missing teeth or clefts.

His particular interest is the teaching and application of dental implants, a discipline derived from the basis of his core specialties in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry.

Raj has lectured nationally and internationally, imparting his knowledge and experience to educate others, including fellow consultant colleagues, to deliver services locally and nationally.