Table 2.

Steps in developing a predoctoral implant curriculum

StagesSteps
Planning1. Consensus-building
2. Evaluation of the existing curriculum; curriculum mapping
3. Presentation of a proposal to the curriculum committee
4. Assessment of local demographic patient needs
5. Development of a budget
6. Development of a basic inventory
Implementation7. Lecture/discussion-based didactics
8. Preclinical/simulation courses: prosthodontic and/or surgical
9. Clinical program: surgical pathway for screening and treatment followed by prosthodontics/restorative
Program Management10. Faculty training and credentialing
11. Patient tracking
12. Student activity tracking
13. Inventory management
14. Patient recall
15. Building supplemental resources such as electronic course delivery system
Post-Implementation16. Outcome assessment