Australasian Restorative and Implant Academy (ARIA) is an Australian based institution focussing on providing up-to-date Implant, Surgical and Restorative education from leading Australian specialists in the industry. We provide hands-on courses in a collaborative environment with guided mentorship, live surgeries and case studies to instill confidence for practitioners to apply new techniques into their practice. These courses are open to both general practitioners and dental nurses to enhance clinical knowledge and procedure workflow.
Innovative And Practical Education
Our philosophy is centralised on educating dental practitioners in a collaborative environment that harmonises clinical theory and practical together with leading specialists in dentistry. Our courses provide
Direct training from leading dental specialists providing research based and predictable clinical outcomes
Dynamic mentorship from clinical mentors that provides opportunities for case discussions
One- to One live surgery training for dental staff designed to help your team’s clinical skills and practice structure
Specialist Driven Education
World leading lectures in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Implantology and Restorative dentistry. Providing an ideal environment for further education, providing clinicians with sound principles which are predictable and heavily researched. Students receive a one-to-one learning experience from leading specialists and clinicians. We pride ourselves on excellence in hands-on training, live surgery and didactic material.
Dr Praveen Nathaniel
Dr. Nathaniel is a specialist prosthodontist in full time private practice in Glen Waverley, Moonee Ponds and Berwick. He is the principal dentist at the Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre. Praveen has worked as a specialist since 1994 and was in the first few clinicians in Australia to begin placing Implants and working with CADCAM.
Dr Luan Ngo
Graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1999, Luan worked in both public and private practice until 2003 when he commenced a Ph.D. in the field of periodontics looking at biomarkers for periodontal disease. Current Course Convenor for postgraduate periodontics at Melbourne University.
Dr Rebecca Wong
Rebecca Wong obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science degree and Prosthodontic specialist training at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as specialist at the Royal Dental Hospital for the last 12 years and is currently the Director of teaching and education at Melbourne University Dental School.
Dr Cindy Nguyen
Cindy graduated with her dental degree from the University of Melbourne in 2004. Having finished as dux of her year, Cindy received a number of awards from The University, The Melbourne Dental School and also from The Australian Dental Association
Dr Devika Iyer
(Master in oral implantology, Masters in Periodontology)
Dr. Devika Iyer has a continued passion for surgery and periodontics. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1992 and commenced her practice Grandstand Dental Care in 1998 with a strong surgical and periodontal focus
Dr Matthew Youssef
(PG DIP Implantology)
Dr. Matt graduated with both a Master of Clinical Dentistry from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Health Science.
He has learnt from World Leaders in Oral Implantology, has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology and spent years abroad learning under his mentors, through Loma Linda University.
Why Choose ARIA?
- Predictable research driven Education provided by Specialists in their fields.
- Designed to help you integrate your learnings in to your clinical practice with live surgery and hands on components in every course.
- Small class sizes ensuring every student is receiving the appropriate attention to achieve the best educational outcome.
The best thing about this course is the hands-on components where you get to do suturing on pigs heads and extractions on a real patient. Because the student cohorts are small, it really enables you to get more one-on-one attention with the tutors, pick up tips and tricks, and identify small errors that you might be making and correct them straight away
Theory component was very comprehensive, and now the practical component is so good because it is a small group of people. It’s such a supportive, nice tight-knit learning environment. I feel comfortable taking these things that I’ve learnt and implementing them in my practice because I’ve done it before now, and with the guidance of a specialist. I feel very comfortable asking questions and making sure that I fully understand the content being taught… that is massive… you can’t put a price on that
Caliber is the word that I’m looking for. From the tutors to the pig’s head practicals, I found the course is incredibly well resourced
There’s been a lot of discussions and opportunities to ask questions. The clinical educators were incredibly helpful. This really put my mind at ease with regards to the challenges ahead this implant program. I have enjoyed the course thoroughly and definitely would recommend it to my colleagues
My implant restoration and surgery skills have improved a lot. I feel like I can provide a better clinical outcome for my patients after attending the program. I am really happy with the course and would recommend it to my peers.
The fact that it’s face-to-face, small class size really intrigued me in the first place, as I enjoyed learning hands-on practicals with proper guidance from the clinical educators.
Before ARIA course I would not know where to start my implant education
Previously I had attended other basic implant courses. Afterwards I was still hesitant about placing implants as I wasn’t confident. I couldn’t picture myself performing the procedure from start to finish.
But after attending the Master Implant Program, I feel like I’m confident enough to complete implant procedures by myself
Highlight of the course was the final module, where we got to actually place an implant on our own patients. It’s a really cool experience
The practical side was really fun and engaging, as we get to practice the surgery aspect of placing implants. It’s like a lab simulation before the live surgery module.