ITA Terms & Conditions


  1. Health Fund Rebate Information
  2. Liability Disclaimer
  3. Information on Typical Complications Relating to Dental Treatment


  1. Content, Information & Resources Disclaimer
  2. Liability Disclaimer
  3. Links & Endorsement Disclaimer
  4. Health-Related Content & Medical Disclaimer
  5. Disclaimer of Online Registration
  6. Disclaimer of Warranties



Definitions & Disclosure:

ITA: The use of 'ITA' throughout this document refers to Implant Team Academy.

ITA Facility: An ITA Facility is a clinic identified by ITA as being a suitable facility for the purpose of implant treatment (surgical, restorative or both) and for the clinical training of dentists.

ITA Faculty: The ITA Faculty consists of dental care providers with a special interest in Implant Dentistry, who are identified by ITA as being suitable for the clinical training of other dental care providers, and who have fulfilled the requirements set out by the ITA in this regard.

Visiting Associate: A dental care provider who has satisfied the relevant educational, contractual and legal requirements for treatment of own patients at an ITA facility.

Main Objectives of ITA: The objectives of the ITA are to facilitate the proper and responsible clinical training of dental care providers in the provision of implant and related treatment procedures for their patients; and in doing so, to monitor the effectiveness of the program for individuals and certify those who have gained the necessary skills and knowledge as considered appropriate by the ITA Faculty in respect of relevant training module.

ITA Certification:
Certification serves to indicate that the participant has fulfilled the requirements set out by the ITA and has reached the required level as considered appropriate by the ITA Faculty for the attainment of such certificate. Certification has no formal recognition by the Australian state & territory, Dental Boards; or any other registration authorities or professional governing bodies, as a registrable qualification or specialist status in Implant Dentistry, apart from any approved CPD hours where relevant. Certification may not be used to describe or imply qualifications in this field, or any form of speciality.

ITA Program: The ITA Program refers to the training program provided, co-ordinated or facilitated by the ITA. The program is in 4 modules, representing different levels corresponding to the participants previous training and experience in the field of Implant Dentistry. Certain components of the program have training and experience pre-requisites. By registering in any module or level, the participant warrants and represents that they have satisfied all minimum requirements and pre-requisites. Whilst the ITA does not routinely check the eligibility of its participants, any certification or recognition is strictly subject to the participant fulfilling all pre-requisites. Any false or misleading representations will render any certification or recognition by the ITA void, and ITA may report any unprofessional conduct to the relevant authorities.


Each module is divided into 4 Sections:

Section A Lectures & Hands-On Workshop
Section B Evaluation, treatment planning & discussion of the candidates' individual cases
Section C Observation of Live Surgery
Section D Treatment of the candidate's own patient at a dedicated ITA facility, and assistance or observation of their colleagues on rotation.

Section A of the program is non-clinical and is generally conducted entirely by one of our sponsors. Additional terms and conditions may apply to the provision of Section A - these will be disclosed prior to commencement of the module.

Section B of the program is non-clinical and is generally conducted by one or more ITA faculty members.

Section C of the program is a clinical session that allows registered program participants to observe or assist in the treatment of patients at an ITA Facility. This section is included in the tuition fees, but arranged or scheduled on an individual basis between the ITA Facility and the registered participant.

Section D of the program is a clinical session at an ITA Facility individually allocated for the treatment of patients by their own dentist with their assistant/s, under the supervision of an ITA Faculty member or an approved suitable substitute. The dental care provider must be registered or enrolled to an ITA program, accredited as a 'Visiting Associate' for the use of the facility and receive a provider number for the treatment of patients at that facility.

Learn & Earn is a limited program similar to Section D of the full program, for dental care providers who are NOT registered or enrolled to an ITA program, but who wish to utilize an ITA Facility and set-up, including equipment, instrumentation, hardware and disposables; for the treatment of their own patients and using their own assistant/staff. Such dental care providers must be accredited to use the facility and receive a provider number for the treatment of patients at that facility.

The fees for Section D are in addition to the program tuition fees. The fees for Section D and Learn & Earn represent the costs of any disposables and expendable hardware and any laboratory fees incurred, plus a percentage of the patients' treatment fees. Whilst the ITA makes recommendations as to the treatment fees, these may vary between facilities. The fees for Section D may be negotiated directly between the ITA Facility and the dental care provider prior to booking a facility.

The ITA facilitates the structure of the training programs, and holds the intellectual property rights in the course format, structure and content. Fees are collected by ITA for Sections A, B and C, but NOT for Section D and Learn & Earn. Section D and Learn & Earn fees are paid directly to the ITA Facility.

The ITA may receive discounts, royalties, commissions, rebates or other benefits in respect of any program, module or section, or for expressly endorsed products or services.

Treatment of patients at an ITA Facility by 'Visiting Associates' is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the Facility and its Policies. Clinical allocation for Section D and booking of patients are entirely at the discretion of the ITA Facility regardless of the status of accreditation or enrolment to an ITA training program.

Contractual & Medico-Legal Considerations: Arrangements for remuneration for Section D and Learn & Earn sessions noted above follow a common remuneration structure in private practice where the 'visiting associate' becomes a contractor of the facility. The contractor is required to carry their own individual professional indemnity insurance and apply for a provider number at the facility after signing a Contractor Agreement.
The ITA recommends that both the ITA Facility and the 'Visiting Associate' consult with their local branch of the ADA and/or an insurance broker to ensure appropriate public liability cover and professional indemnity insurance in consideration of their own individual circumstances. To the extent permitted by law, the ITA bears no liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), under statute or otherwise) in relation to any treatment of patients performed at an ITA Facility or elsewhere; including treatment by a Faculty Member, Visiting Associate, Program Participant or any other provider; or as a result of the use of any product, service or reference recommended, provided or facilitated by ITA.

The ITA is fully independent from an ITA Facility and has no control over treatments performed or offered and financial or other policies.

From time to time the ITA produces resource material and other products or services that may be used, in one way or another, in the treatment of patients or in advice given to patients. This material is not intended for such use and is intended purely for information or educational purposes of dentists or patients. It is the responsibility of the treating practitioner to take appropriate records, perform proper diagnosis and decide on the most appropriate form of treatment for their patient. Unless otherwise and specifically stated, the ITA does not 'endorse' or 'recommend' any specific product, service, facility or practitioner, and is not liable as to the outcome of any treatment performed, at an ITA facility or elsewhere, by an ITA member, associate or faculty member, or by a dentist who attended an ITA program, and is also not liable as to the outcome of any treatment performed resulting from the use of resources, information, products or services availed by the ITA.

The use of any products or services offered by ITA including the Website and any resources or references contained in it or implied at any time, are subject to the Terms and Conditions set forth below. By using any of the ITA products and/or services including entering and using the ITA web site, you acknowledge that you have read and understood such Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you choose to use ITA's website and download documents then ITA will regard that use as conclusive evidence of your agreement and acceptance that these terms govern yours and ITA's rights and obligations to each other.


All information provided in the ITA Web site is provided for information purposes only, or to enable or facilitate the purchase of ITA products or services, including online registration to ITA courses. Any document or information contained herein does not constitute a legal contract between the ITA and any person or entity unless otherwise and specifically stated, or unless otherwise governed by common law in relation to the sale of goods and/or the provision of services.

ITA and its licensors retain all copyrights and other proprietary rights in or relating to any content, including any resources, provided on the Site. Members of ITA or registered course participants may download and print a copy of the content for educational purposes. Such registered users may also store a reproduction of material on their local computer for the sole purpose of viewing the material. Subject to such authorised use, any selling, transferring, reproducing, transmitting, distributing, performing or displaying such content for any commercial purpose without the express consent of ITA is prohibited. ITA reserves all rights in relation to copyright and trades practices laws.

All media files on the ITA Website are also protected by copyright laws. You may not, under any circumstances, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit, or distribute any media files made available on the ITA Website without the ITA's express written consent. Permission to photocopy or otherwise reproduce material should be directed to info@implantteam.com.au, or through the 'Contact Us' section of our website.

You should not attempt to pass off any of the ITA's content or resources as your own work.

The Materials included on the ITA Website have been compiled by ITA from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice.

Professional Section: This section is for dental professionals ONLY and public viewing is not allowed. Information contained in this section includes resources specific to qualified dental professionals and contains graphic pictures of surgery. If you are a dental professional and do not have a provider number, please use the contact us facility on the Website with your details and qualifications and a Log-in number will be forwarded to your e-mail.

CPD Hours: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours have been allocated in accordance with guidelines posted by the Dental Practice Board of Victoria (DPBV). The ITA or the relevant sponsor, will apply for approval by any relevant boards, including the DPBV, for its programs, but cannot guarantee such approval. The outcome of such applications will be published when known. Participants may be required to submit their own applications for approval. Obtaining full CPD credit depends upon completion, regardless of circumstances, from beginning to end. Licensees in all states must provide their licence numbers for record keeping purposes. Certificates of completion may be issued at the conclusion of each section, or following completion of an entire module. Such certificates must be retained in the participant's records for at least four years as proof of completion.

Assistant Training: Assistants training will be provided separate to the main program and dates will be provided in due course after registration. The assistants program is generally conducted by our sponsors on a Saturday and includes introduction to Dental Implants and related clinical components, as well as Aseptic Technique. Whilst assistants may not attend Section A of the program, they may attend Section B together with the Full Program Participant at no additional cost, subject to venue space availability.

Professional Resources: Professional resource material may be amended by dental care providers to suit individual requirements. The clinical use of any part of the resource material availed by ITA in the treatment of patients constitutes endorsement by the clinician of any such material, and an assumption by ITA that the clinician has made relevant research and investigation as to the appropriateness of any such material in the process of any such endorsement.

ICOI: The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) is an independent organization and a co-sponsor of the ITA. Membership to ICOI is discounted for the first year only, and is subject to the standard terms and conditions set out by ICOI that may vary from time to time. Acceptance of membership is subject to approval and verification by ICOI. The ITA may retain any discounts, royalties or commissions.

Amendment of Terms: ITA reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use at any time and those changes shall take effect in respect to all subsequent uses by you of the website. You should therefore check these terms every time before you use the website and only if you accept these terms should you proceed to access and use the documents on the website.

Limitation On ITA's Liability: It is an essential pre-condition to you using ITA's website that you agree and accept that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, ITA is not legally responsible for any loss or damage you might suffer related to your use of the site, whether from errors or from omissions in our documents or information or from any other use of the website. Except to the extent that such liability cannot be legally exlcuded, under no circumstances shall the ITA be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, from the use of, or reliance on, the Information, or from the use of the Internet generally.

Express Disclaimers: To the fullest extent permitted by law, ITA absolutely disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. ITA gives no warranty that the documents will be free of errors, or that defects will be corrected, or that ITA's website or its server is free of viruses or any other harmful components. ITA does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of any document, link or information in its website or as to their correctness, suitability, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. It is your sole responsibility and not the responsibility of ITA to bear any entire costs of servicing, repairs, or correction. The applicable law in your state or territory may not permit these exclusions, particularly the exclusions of some implied warranties. Some of the above may not apply to you.

Your Privacy: ITA respects the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adheres to the national privacy principles established pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth). Any exclusions or amendments permissible by law may be reflected in our Privacy Policy. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully.

Trademarks and Restriction of Use: You are not permitted to use any trademarks, trade names, graphics or designs that are on ITA's website. If you breach ITA's trademarks then ITA reserve the right to take action against you.

Licences and Idea Submissions: You agree to grant to the ITA Website a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual licence, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the ITA Website. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original to you, or that you have the right to submit such materials and information.

Links To Other Sites And Advertising On ITA Website: The Site contains links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and not as a recommendation or endorsement by ITA of the content on such third-party websites, unless otherwise specifically stated. ITA is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, including web sites of sponsors or affiliated organizations, or web sites of organizations working in collaboration with ITA, and does not make any representations regarding the privacy practices of, or the content or accuracy of materials on, such third-party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms of use for such sites.

Links to ITA: Other Web sites may also link to the ITA Web site. ITA has no responsibility for the content, policies or actions of Web sites that link to ITA's Web site or that ITA provides a link to through ITA's Web site. The ITA website site also may contain advertisements by third parties. ITA may receive royalties from such advertisers. ITA does not endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend any product or service contained in advertisements or third party branding on the site.

Use of Interactive Areas: From time to time ITA may provide interactive forums, chat rooms, news groups, bulletin boards and other interactive areas ("Interactive Areas") on the web Site. If you use any of the Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. ITA does not assume any responsibility for the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any material posted on any Interactive Area, or of consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the Site. IN CASES WHERE YOU FEEL THREATENED OR BELIEVE SOMEONE ELSE IS IN DANGER, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IMMEDIATELY.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Interactive Areas, you agree not to engage in the following activities:

  1. Using an Interactive Area for any purpose in violation of applicable laws;
  2. Posting material that is or could be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or offensive to another person or entity;
  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity as determined by ITA at its sole discretion;
  4. Posting material that contains any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other code which may contaminate or destroy the files or programs of ITA or its users;
  5. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  6. Disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free form);
  7. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  8. Impersonating another person;
  9. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments;
  10. Posting the same content more than once (i.e., "spanning"); or
  11. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas, or which, in the judgment of ITA, exposes ITA or any of its users or Sponsors to any liability or detriment of any type.

ITA reserves the right but is not obligated to record the dialogue in public chat rooms. ITA does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users, or any other person or entity. If notified by a user of communication(s) which are alleged not to conform to the terms of this Section, ITA may but is not obligated to investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s). ITA reserves the right but is not obligated to remove or edit communications which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to these Conditions. In addition to the removal rights described above, ITA reserves the right to terminate a user's access to any or all Interactive Areas at any time, without notice, in the exercise of its sole discretion.

ITA reserves the right but is not obligated to monitor, edit, or disclose any posting on the Interactive Areas for lack of adherence to the Conditions, if required in the course of normal operation and maintenance of ITA, or if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with the law or comply with legal process served; (ii) protect and defend the rights of ITA or others; or (iii) protect the personal safety of our users, Sponsors, or the public.



ITA is committed to keeping personal information of individuals accurate, secure and confidential. This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that you may provide while using ITA's Web site. Any personal information that ITA receives from you through this Web site or otherwise will be handled and stored in a secure manner to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other various networking communication media are not entirely secure and your information may therefore be subject to interception or loss which is beyond our control.

Some of the information that we keep on our Web server is information that you volunteer to provide through forms and some is collected automatically. ITA will only use such information for the purposes we advise you of when it is collected. ITA may use any information collected to identify you, when relevant and required in accordance with the standard policies and activities of ITA.

a. Collection of Personal Information. During your use of the Web site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, training & education, experience, areas of interest or resume) for purposes such as course registration, facilitating communications with you, providing you with samples of our products, or providing you with other general information about ITA (by e-mail or other forms of communication) including press releases, newsletters or other information. It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information. If you choose not to provide requested personal information, you may not be able to use certain features through the Web site or access some services we provide.

b. Use of Personally Identifiable Information. ITA may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your questions, to process enquiries and instructions, and to facilitate and enhance your use of the Web site, and ITA may send to you, from time to time, e-mail or other communications containing information about ITA and other matters ITA believes will interest you. At any time you may ask ITA to stop sending you unsolicited e-mail and other information by contacting us at info@implantteam.com.au or through the 'Contact Us' section of this Website. Personally identifiable information provided to ITA may also be used for the purpose of registration, and/or research and may be disclosed to ITA-affiliated organizations or agents of ITA with no prior notice where this is necessary for the purpose of providing ITA's products and services. The ITA will not otherwise transfer or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties without the user's prior consent except as may be required by federal, state or local law, or by exigent circumstances. We may use your personally identifiable information to compile and display content and information that we think you might be interested in. ITA also may use your profile information on an aggregate basis to develop and display new features and content for the Site, and to provide others with aggregate information about our users and the usage patterns of the Site. ITA also may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

c. Retention of User Information. It is not possible for a user to delete his or her profile from our database, nor is it feasible to delete all traces of a user's activity in the system.

d. Voluntary Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information on Bulletin Boards, News Groups and Chat Rooms, and other Interactive Areas (collectively "Interactive Areas"). Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, user name, e-mail address) on an Interactive Area of the Site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of ITA and ITA is not responsible for the discover ability of any user's identity by methods beyond our control.

e. Cookie Technology: ITA may collect non-personal identification information from its on-line visitors through the use of "cookie" technology and/or Internet Protocol ("IP") address tracking. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users and facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site. Cookies allow us to customize your user interface to speed up the navigation process and to make the Web site experience more efficient. If your browser is configured to reject cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features of the ITA Web site. Non-personal identification information might include the browser used by the user, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service providers and other similar information. The ITA system may also automatically gather information about the areas the user visits on the Site and about the links the user may select from within the Site to other sites. ITA automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your computer and your visit:

  • The domain and host from which you access the Internet;
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the ITA Web site, if applicable;
  • The date and time you arrive at our site and how long you spend on the site and which pages you visit;
  • Your Internet protocol (IP) address; and
  • Your computer's operating system and browser software.

ITA uses this information for Web site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web site. ITA may disclose the information to others for those administrative purposes or permanently archive it for future use.


f. Links to other sites. Users will find advertising or other content on the Site that enable linking to the sites of ITA sponsors, advertisers and other third parties. These third party sites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. The ITA Privacy Policy does not apply to such other sites. ITA has no control over and is not responsible for the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of user information. Users should check the privacy policy of any third party site before providing personally identifiable information.

g. Security of Information. ITA is committed to keeping user information secure, and uses industry standard technology in an attempt to achieve that goal.

h. Parental Permission. ITA does not intend that children will use the Site. Some of the information available on the Site may not be appropriate for children. USERS LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SITE WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION. Adults should not assist unauthorized children to access the Site. ITA will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors under 18 years of age.

i. Changes to personal information. You can request that we correct, update and/or delete personal information from our database by writing us at the address below:

Implant Team Academy
PO Box 6141
Chapel Street North
South Yarra, VIC 3141

j. Changes and updates to the privacy policy. ITA may periodically review the appropriateness of its Privacy Policy and make, at its discretion, such changes as are necessary.

k. Contact Information. Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to ITA by email at info@implantteam.com.au or through the 'Contact Us' section.


The information contained in this section must be treated as information additional to the remainder of this document, with specific relevance to patients:

  1. Health Fund Rebate Information
  2. Australian Dental Association Notification on Health Insurance and Dental Fees (A.D.A Newsletter April 2001) Dental fees:
    • Unlike Medicare, dental fees are not subsidized by the Federal Government and there is no recognized fee schedule
    • Fees have to be set by the dentist to take account of individual costs of practice, which will vary in different practices
    • As a general rule, a dentist has to pay out approximately 7O% of all fees received in the overhead costs of running a practice
    • If a practice tries to cut these costs to lower the fees you pay, there is a danger that the quality of your treatment may be compromised
    • The fees charged in this practice are kept as low as possible whilst still providing care of the highest quality
    • There is no comfort in providing cheap dentistry if it means a lower quality of care for patients
    • The best way to lower your dental costs is to prevent dental decay and gum disease in the first place. Brushing and flossing your teeth and regular check-ups are a relatively inexpensive way to avoid higher costs When taking out dental cover, you should be aware that:
    • Each health fund determines what level of rebates it will pay based on its own commercial requirements (no matter what information on Australian dental fees, fund representatives may communicate to a claimant)
    • An important aim of some health funds is, quite appropriately, to make profits for their shareholders as well as to provide rebates for their customers.
    • The rebates payable on dental fees are unlikely, in most cases, to cover more than 60% for common dental items and may cover less than half of the cost of more complex and thus more expensive procedures
    • For some people, these rebates may be of assistance in offsetting some of the costs of the more expensive procedures but some arrangements may not always represent value for money for routine dentistry for you and your family
    • If you have a problem with your private dental insurance, you should contact the fund directly. If you are unable to reach a satisfactory agreement with your fund, contact the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, an independent body formed to help resolve complaints and provide advice and information. The Ombudsman can be reached on 1800 640 695 or by writing to :

      Suite 1201, Level 12,
      St Martins Tower,
      31 Market St,
      Sydney NSW 2000.
      Fax: 02 9261 5937.
      Email: info@phio.org.au

      The Australian Dental Association Federal office is continuing to receive complaints from dentists concerning patients being informed by health fund staff that the main reason for a low rebate is the particular dentist not adhering to a recommended fee schedule. In fact such a schedule would be against the law and would be regarded as anti competitive conduct. The ADA would appreciate patients notifying them (in writing if possible), if this ever occurs.

  3. Supplementary Disclaimer for Patients

    1. The content within this site are for information purposes only and is only indicative. It should not be regarded as dental or medical advice. Such advice can only be provided in a face-to-face consultation following a comprehensive examination and X-rays.
    2. The information contained herewith should not be regarded as comprehensive data. To the extent permitted by law, Implant Team Academy or its agents, directors, employees or any other related party denies any liability regarding any treatment undertaken in reliance on the information contained in this site.
    3. Whilst all effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, we cannot guarantee such accuracy, completeness, timeliness or any consequences as a result of the use of the information, and no warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
    4. To the extent permitted by law, Implant Team Academy or its agents, directors, employees or any other related party denies any liability to anyone whatsoever for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information contained in this Site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
    5. This site has links to other websites. Whilst providing the link, Implant Team Academy makes no representations as to the accuracy and electronic safety of the links or any information that they may contain
    6. All dental procedures contain certain risks to the teeth and jaws and can also affect general health or lifestyle. Furthermore, procedural complications may arise that may vary the course of treatment. Disclosure of typical risks is outlined below.
    7. The procedures described on this website may not be suitable for all patients and the results may vary from patient to patient.
    8. Any references to the impact of cosmetic or implant dentistry on the life or beauty of a patient or their oral function are subjective opinions only. These references should not be considered literally or as being accurate representations or predictions of your own, your partners, or other patients' opinions following similar treatment.
    9. Implant Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry are not recognized specialties and any references to an 'Implantologist' or 'Cosmetic Dentist' refers to practitioners who are registered as general dentists with a special interest in Implant or Cosmetic Dentistry. Such terms should be regarded as descriptive of the type of service provided and not to a specialty in the field.
    10. Acknowledgements: some of the contents of this site have been adapted from information from corporate partners such as 'Nobel Biocare' , 'Henry Schein - Halas' and other sponsors.
    11. The entire content and references in this website, with the exception of adaptations from other content as described in clause 11, remain the property of Implant Team Academy, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, images, logos, and other content material.

  4. Information on Typical Complications Relating to Dental Treatment

As adopted from Smile Essentials and International Congress of Oral Implantologists, for information purposes only.

DIAGNOSTIC X-RAYS: X-rays are required to help in establishing a diagnosis, identify pathology or for surgical treatment planning. The radiation risks from dental x-rays are minimal and specific information is available to patients on request. Whilst precautions are taken to minimise a patient's radiation exposure, x-rays are NOT recommended for pregnant women and especially in the first trimester.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Please note that period noted as life expectancy throughout this form is estimated for permanent & finished replacement teeth assuming impeccable oral hygiene practices, regular 6 monthly dental visits, compliance with dental and medical advice, regular maintenance treatment as required, successful related previous or adjunctive treatments, non-smokers, the absence of psychological disturbances and the absence of abnormal oral function.

CROWNS, BRIDGES & VENEERS: These procedures involve a reduction of tooth structure. As such they are irreversible and may trigger a reaction of the pulp of the tooth, which may lead to additional procedures at additional costs. Impeccable oral hygiene practices are required and special care as directed by the dentist, including in some cases wearing a protective mouth guard, especially in patients who grind their teeth. Gum recession may occur at a gradual and an unpredictable rate and may lead to changes in the appearance of the treated teeth and gums. Future maintenance treatment may include repair, relining, or re-fabrication and may attract an additional cost. The life expectancy is approximately 10-12 years, after which replacement may be required. It is not uncommon, however, for such treatments to last well beyond this.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Utilising the latest in technology and highest quality products may not be enough for achieving the best possible result. Highly aesthetic dentistry requires careful analysis, planning and working closely with a master ceramist who has a great deal of skill and artistic ability. Since it is often difficult to predict the true aesthetic complexity from an initial dental examination, preliminary and supplementary laboratory procedures may be required. In very complex cases a laboratory supplement may apply. It should also be noted that one or more visits to the laboratory may be required.

NOBEL GUIDE : Nobel guide is a tool which enables accurate computer based planning of the surgery and identification of vital structures. All the general surgical risks and possible complications described, whilst somewhat reduced, are present nevertheless and should be considered relevant prior to signing this form. In an edentulous upper OR lower jaw, surgical treatment would generally be performed in one appointment.
Where both upper and lower jaws are being treated, the surgery may be performed over 2 appointments.
In circumstances where immediate teeth replacement has been planned, this would generally be inserted at the same time. However, despite the planning and accuracy, the progress or staging of treatment depends on prevailing circumstances at surgery and the insertion of the prosthetic teeth at the same time as the surgical appointment cannot be guaranteed.
Immediate Teeth: Where the replacement teeth are inserted at the same time as the implant surgery, the diet should be amended to softer non-challenging foods for 12 weeks (dietary supplements may be required). The immediate replacement teeth are generally regarded as Long Term Provisional teeth (approx. 1-5 Years) and may need to be re-made to a more permanent prosthesis at an additional cost to you.
Non-Immediate Teeth: Where the replacement teeth are not inserted at the same appointment, then the treatment would generally revert to the standard protocol of delayed implant loading and insertion of the replacement teeth some 3-4 months post operatively. In these circumstances your existing denture may be adjusted to fit over the implants at no cost or alternatively, a new a temporary removable denture will be provided (at an additional cost). During the period of osseointegration (initial 3-4 months) denture wear must be MINIMISED and the diet should be amended to softer non-challenging foods.

DENTAL IMPLANTS: This procedure typically involves two stages that are approximately 6 months apart. Each stage may require multiple visits. Single stage "immediate teeth" can be placed in selected cases; however this procedure inherently carries slightly higher risks for possible complications. In all cases impeccable oral hygiene practices are required and special care as directed by the dentist. Although successful and functional dental implants help preserve jaw and facial bones, gum recession and bone loss (atrophy) may still occur at a gradual and an unpredictable rate and may lead to changes in the appearance of the treated teeth, gums, or face. Future maintenance treatment may include tissue-augmentation procedures and attract additional costs. Other possible complications may lead to the removal of one or more implant fixtures and may require placement of additional fixtures and/or re-making of the supported teeth/prostheses at an additional cost. When an implant does not solidly integrate with the bone it is considered to have failed. The risks for failure and other complications are significantly higher in SMOKERS and such patients are strongly encouraged to quit. Continuing to smoke may affect the warranty of the implant hardware components. It should also be noted that smoking has been linked to oral pathology including aggressive cancer.

The surgical procedure also carries inherent surgical risks, especially when operating in proximity to vital structures. In the upper jaw, implants are often placed in close proximity to the sinuses. Possible complications include intrusion into the sinus or perforation of the sinus membrane and may require additional procedures at additional costs. In the lower jaw, implants are often placed in proximity to nerves that give sensation to the lip, chin, and tongue. Surgical intrusion or post-operative swelling/haematoma may impinge upon or damage these nerves and may cause altered or loss of sensation to the lip, chin and/or part of the tongue. Such complications are rare and, should they occur, are most likely to be of a temporary nature, but there is a slight chance they can also be permanent. The estimated life expectancy of successfully integrated and 24-month function-tested implant fixtures is in excess of approximately 15 years. Replacement teeth that the implants support, however, may have a shorter life expectancy (see crowns/bridges mentioned previously and the sections that follow).

BONE GRAFTING: This procedure is often performed in conjunction with or in preparation for dental implants. In most cases a mixture of "Bio-Oss" (bovine bone) with some locally harvested particulate autogenous (your own) bone can be used to improve the volume of bone. Where there is insufficient local bone present the autogenous graft may require surgical harvesting from a distant site in the mouth. This procedure has separate surgical risks and whilst rare, some local numbness may occur. Such a procedure may also cause swelling or discomfort at a site distant to where the implants were placed. Bone grafting often delays the timeframe for the second implant stage to 9-12 months. Where extensive grafting or a shorter timeframe is required, an adjunctive process of deriving growth factors from your own blood ("Harvest Technology") can be used to accelerate and promote bone and gingival healing and maturation. This procedure attracts an additional cost (unless stated otherwise). In extreme circumstances "Block Grafting" may be required from a different part of the body. Referral to a specialist oral surgeon may be required, and the timeframe is generally increased to 12-15 months.

GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION (GTR): GTR is a procedure, often used in conjunction with bone grafting, involving locally isolating bone from the overlying soft tissues /gum by using a special membrane barrier. It works by avoiding soft tissue migration or compression and creating a "space" into which bone can "grow". A number of different types of barrier-membranes are available. In most cases, the membrane is dissolvable. Where a non-dissolvable or titanium-reinforced membrane is used the membrane will require removal after about 4-6 months. Placement of a membrane increases the risks for infection and a strict adherence to the prescribed Oral Hygiene and medication protocols is required.

REMOVABLE IMPLANT-SUPPROTED PROSTHESES: Such replacement teeth are generally fabricated in acrylic and, in some cases with a Cobalt-Chrome or a Gold-alloy baseplate. Whilst the implants provide significant improvement to the retention and stability of the removable prostheses some sensation of "movement" during function is normal. Future maintenance treatment may include repair, relining or re-fabrication and may attract additional costs. The estimated life expectancy is approximately 7 years, after which time the acrylic teeth may begin to show signs of increased wear and aesthetic deterioration.

FIXED (NON-REMOVABLE) IMPLANT-SUPPORTED PROSTHESES: This modality of treatment does not provide for removal of the replacement teeth by the patient. The "teeth" are permanently fixed to the implants and can only be removed by a dentist. However some prostheses are permanent and non-removable altogether. Oral hygiene practices require more skill (dexterity) and diligence. The "teeth" may be acrylic or porcelain. Porcelain teeth may be individual or bridged and their estimated life expectancy is much greater than acrylic teeth. Future maintenance treatment may include repair, relining or re-fabrication and may attract additional costs. Maintenance or repair of bridged prostheses (porcelain or acrylic) may require the removal of the entire prosthesis, whilst individual porcelain teeth allow for individual repairs or remakes without the removal of the entire prosthesis. Estimated life expectancy for acrylic teeth is approximately 7 years, after which time the acrylic teeth may begin to show signs of increased wear and aesthetic deterioration. The estimated life expectancy for porcelain teeth is approximately 12-15 years.

IMMEDIATE DENTURES: Whilst providing patients with the advantage of having their dentures inserted immediately after extraction of their teeth this procedure has certain disadvantages. The "shrinking" or atrophy of the underlying bone or "gums" that support the dentures occurs at a rapid rate over the initial 6-12 months following extraction of the teeth. As a result the dentures will become progressively looser and will eventually need re-lining. The re-lining procedure is typically done after 6 months at an additional fee. During the initial 6 months numerous visits may be required for adjustment of the dentures. All subsequent adjustments are complimentary unless a medicated reline or a tissue conditioner is required. In extreme circumstances where bone re sorption is excessive or in aesthetically challenging circumstances, re-making of the denture or dentures may be required at an additional fee.

GENERAL ANAESTHETIC (GA) PROCEDURES: GA procedures are performed either at a registered private hospital or a Day Surgery Facility. The anaesthetic is administered by a specialist anaesthetist. The fees for the anaesthetist are additional and may be partly claimed through Medicare. The fees for the theatre facilities are also additional and are usually payable on the day of admission. Anaesthetic complications are rare but may include allergic reactions, ischemia (damage resulting from insufficient oxygen to organs), deep vein thrombosis (clotting of the blood), embolism (passage of a blood clot through one's blood to a distant site), paralysis, stroke. FOOD, DRINKS & ORAL MEDICINES must be avoided at least 6 hours prior to the procedure, or as otherwise directed. Smokers may have delayed recovery or an increased predisposition to complications. Avoidance of smoking and improving the general health with light to moderate exercise (eg. walking) in the weeks leading up to the procedure helps improve recovery.

The ITA suggests patients read, understand and accept the Acknowledgement & Consent information below, as adopted from the ICOI, prior to embarking on any implant or related treatment:

  1. I certify that I have been fully informed by my dentist and have carefully read all the information provided on this form and that the proposed treatment and the alternatives have been explained to me by my doctor to my satisfaction. I understand the purpose and the nature of the implant(s) surgery procedure. I understand what is necessary to accomplish the placement of the implant(s) under the gum or in the bone. I understand the implications and consent to the proposed treatment. I agree to the fees and accept the general conditions.
  2. My doctor has carefully examined my mouth. Alternatives to this treatment have been explained. I have tried or considered these methods, but I desire an implant(s) to help secure the replaced missing teeth.
  3. I have further been informed of the possible risks and complications involved with surgery, drugs, and anaesthesia. Such complications include pain, swelling, infection and discoloration. Numbness of the lip, tongue, chin, cheek, or teeth may occur. The exact duration of these complications may not be determinable and I am aware that there is a slight chance they may be become permanent and irreversible. Also possible are inflammation of a vein, injury to existing or surrounding teeth, bone fractures, sinus penetration, delayed healing, allergic reactions to drugs or medications used.
  4. I understand that if I do not proceed with the proposed treatment, any of the following could occur: bone disease, loss of bone, gum tissue inflammation, infection, sensitivity, looseness of teeth, necessity of extraction. Also possible is temporomandibular joint (jaw) problems, headaches, referred pains to the back of the neck and facial muscles, and tired muscles when chewing.
  5. My doctor has explained that there is no method to accurately predict gum and bone healing capabilities in each individual following the placement of the implant(s).
  6. It has been explained that in some instances implants fail and must be removed. I have been informed and understand that the practice of dentistry is not an exact science; no guarantees or assurance as to the outcome of results of treatment or surgery can be made.
  7. I understand that excessive smoking, alcohol, or sugar may affect gum healing and may limit the success of the implant(s).
  8. I agree to follow my doctor's home care instructions. I agree to report to my doctor for regular examinations as instructed.
  9. I agree to the type of anaesthesia, depending on the choice of the doctor. I understand that I must not operate a motor vehicle or hazardous device for at least 24 hours or more until fully recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia or drugs administered for my care.
  10. To my knowledge I have given an accurate report of my physical and mental health history. I have also reported any prior allergic or unusual reactions to drugs, food, insect bites, anaesthetics, pollens, dust, blood or body diseases, gum or skin reactions, abnormal bleeding or any other conditions related to my health.
  11. I consent to photography, filming, recording, and x-rays of the procedure to be performed for the advancement of implant dentistry, provided my identity is not revealed.
  12. I request and authorize medical/dental services for me, including implants and other surgery. I fully understand that during and following the contemplated procedure, surgery, or treatment, conditions may become apparent which warrant, in the judgment of the doctor, additional or alternative treatment pertinent to the success of comprehensive treatment. I also approve any modification in design, materials, or care, if it is felt this is in my best interest.

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