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The Trinon Collegium Practicum has made it its mission to provide continuous educational courses to doctors that want to enter or deepen their knowledge in the field of dental implantology. The organization has an international focus and works with established partner organizations to provide a high standard of care to patients and education to doctors.
Since its foundation, the Trinon Collegium Practicum has worked on the development of educational programs that allow doctors to gain practical experience which is often not given to doctors during their initial training. Offering these courses since 2003 the organization has helped over 1000 doctors to deepen their practical experience so as to provide a better care to their patients.
The course concept is based on a supervisor-learner concept adapted from the education of surgeons in hospitals which allows for a guided learning experience and safety for the patients.
With growing demand for implantology and a lack of practical experience during initial education the Trinon Collegium Practicum courses provide a possibility for doctors to broaden their theoretical experience to become more accomplished practitioners.
The Trinon Collegium Practicum has made it a core belief that dental implantology should be taught holistically with a increased focus on practical training to serve the doctors who are participating and enable them to serve their patients better.
By having international supervisors and participants the Trinon Collegium Practicum courses allow for exchange of different approaches and viewpoints throughout the world.
The Trinon Collegium Practicum shares the belief that doctors should never stop learning and encourages long-term development of participants with its courses.
Since 2003 the Trinon Collegium Practicum has assisted over 850 surgeons to insert more than 29 000 implants in practical courses, helping them to develop their practical skills. The courses are being conducted by very experienced international surgeons providing Implantology newcomers with advice and assistance in inserting 30 implants in 5 days.
Professionals can expect to conduct difficult operations ranging from sinus elevations to highly complicated grafting cases with assistance from our internationally recognized surgeons. The one-week hands-on course gives the opportunity to collect practical experience in implantology, pre-implantological treatment and in extremely complicated cases under supervision of a team of highly skilled tutors. The courses are based on collaboration between the Trinon Collegium Practicum and established university clinics in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia and Laos.
The first course in Cuba was born from the idea to give surgeons the opportunity to quickly gain in-depth experience in implantology directly with the patient. Furthermore there was a common understanding that practical educational seminars for surgeons were not being offered and this resulted in lack of experience and a hesitation while inserting implants. The course benefits the surgeons by gaining experience, the local clinics which conduct case studies and the especially the patients who rediscover a new quality of life with new teeth.The courses gained popularity with all stakeholders and since its beginning in 2003 over 67 courses in 4 countries have been conducted by the Trinon Collegium Practicum, a research institute commited to the promotion of implantology and its benefits for patients. The courses, with its credo "Learning by doing", have seen a rising number of patients over the time, by 2008 the number reached over 8 700 patients with over 29 000 implants inserted.
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The Trinon Collegium Practicum will engage in organizing practical educational courses for dental practitioners in the field of implantology and its related topics. These courses will allow practitioners to perform surgery on patients under the supervision of experienced teachers.
The organization will ensure current established medical practices and stringent ethical standards are observed during these courses for the protection of the patient and medical staff. Processes will be established and implemented to document the conduct of the courses, collect patient information for appropriate measures and follow-up studies and document the educational progress of participants to ensure adequate teaching principles.
The organization will affiliate the courses with established dental institutions allowing for pre-care and after-care of patients and appropriate educational conditions. The courses will be conducted in various countries and it is anticipated that teachers and participants will be international.
The main goals of the organisation are:
- Establish strategic course locations to enable dental practitioners from all geographic areas to take advantage of practical education
- Continuously update the teaching programme according to up-to date standard practices in implant surgery, prosthodontics, bone augmentation, etc.
- Evaluate and introduce experienced dental practitioners as teachers to the programme
- Document all case information to conduct studies and evaluate procedures admitted to the course programme under the “standard practice” approach
- Evaluate and affiliate with several universities every year to broaden the educational scope of the courses