The Implant dentistry study consortium which is an affiliation of the international congress of oral implantologist in collaboration with the college of dentistry-Hawler medical university , held the first session of a training program with dental implantology for the period of 19-22 Dec. 2011. During this program a local qualified supervising committee that conducted the insertion of the implants will supervise the continuation of the procedures for the patients who received the implants. A team of 9 members from the (ICOI) carried out the theoretical and practical part of the training course. At the conclusion of this course all the participants will be awarded a certificate by the (ICOI).
The opening ceremony was held at the Van Royal Hotel while the lectures, the seminars and the practical and clinical training took place at the facilities of the neighboring college of dentistry. The opening was attended by the Minister of Health and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research ( Dr. Dlawar Alaaddin) who gave a speech that emphasized the importance of such activities on both the clinical and academic aspects. Then (Dr. Zewar A. Qassab) the Dean of the college of dentistry delivered a speech that welcomed the guests and the audience and indicated that this activity is a part of an ambitious continues education activity that became as an integral part of the policy of the college of dentistry .also the ceremony was attended by the university officials and the dean’s of the colleges of medicine and pharmacy, and about 200 dentists and the final year students attended the opening. Later all the attendants were invited to a lunch by the college of dentistry. In the afternoon the first session began on the premises of the college of dentistry.
There are 45 dentists participated in the practical and clinical part, while 75 final year dental students observed through a closed circuit screen. The participants were grouped in teams who carried first a training session on a manikin then they conducted a supervised insertion of 58 dental implants on 20 preselected patients.