Straumann® Smart.

Dental implant training.

Our Smart Dental Implant Training introduces you to an experienced clinician who successfully combines theory with hands-on exercises to guide you through the different steps of the implant treatment workflow and helps you become more involved in placing or restoring dental implants.

This is a comprehensive introduction to Surgical and Restorative dentistry. Each delegate is given the opportunity to place 3 implants in a patient that is provided by the course, to experience placement in Straightforward indications including single tooth and edentulous arch. The restorative module also includes treating patients and you will experience impression taking and the fitting of the implant structure.

Delegates will be given access to our online education platform for self-study purposes and access to a mentor.


Venue: Queen Square, Dental & Implant Clinic, 17 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4NH

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

CPD: 42 verifiable hours

Fee:  £6000 + VAT (Payment plan available)

Classroom training.

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The Smart curriculum allows you to benefit from:


  • A modular, clinical and product training following the structure of the dental implant treatment workflow
  • Training content tailored to the treatment of Straight­forward indications
  • A broad variety of practical hands-on sessions
  • Experienced speakers
  • Networking with peers

Structure of the Smart curriculum

31st May - 2nd JuneModule 1: Single Tooth
19th - 20th JulyModule 2: Bounded 2-3 Tooth Space
13th - 14th SeptemberModule 3: Overdentures
15th, 16th & 17th NovemberModule 4: Restorative Overview

Over the four modules delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of:

  • Patient selection and examination
  • Treatment planning and gaining patient consent
  • Implant design and selection
  • Basic surgical procedures including aseptic techniques
  • Restorative procedures including uncovering of implant and impression taking
  • Lab communication
  • Fitting final restoration
  • Implant care and maintenance

Classroom training

Online training

Mentoring programme

Continuing education

Lab communication

Practice marketing & patient communication

Speaker. Dr Alfonso Rao

Dip Dent Chieti / Dip Implant Dentistry (Eastman), Master Clinician Program Implant Dentistry
(GIDE), Master Endodontic (Italy)
Registered GDC Number: 172344

Born in Italy, Dr Alfonso Rao graduated from the University of Chieti with distinction. Until 2009, he worked at hospitals in Caserta, Napoli and Pescara as on oral surgeon before moving to England. Since then he has worked in numerous clinics between Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham.

As the owner of Queen Square Dental and Implant Clinic, Dr Rao believes strongly in 21st century dental technology. He is passionate about continuing his education and spent three years at the Eastman Dental Institute of London, where he completed a course in Implant Dentistry. He also has a Masters from the Global Institute for Dental Education in Los Angeles, which he obtained in 2014.