020 – Implant complications in clinical practice – a prospective study

  • Chief Investigator A: A/Prof Roy Judge
  • Chief Investigator B: Dr Denise Bailey
  • Associate Investigators: Dr Paola Bower, Dr Tim Stoltz and Dr Jeremy Sternson


The availability of high-quality, evidence-based clinical guidelines is currently lacking for implant therapy. Digital interfaces and large data pools have been extensively used in medicine to devise suitable protocols for the treatment of diseases as well as in primary acute care management. A clear advantage of this technology is the ability to obtain data that is readily generated and available. This project is designed to support practitioners by providing access to real-time best-practice information and ultimately improve patient outcomes.


  • To develop and evaluate a novel online platform for data collection, synthesis and information-sharing for use by private dental practitioners providing implant treatment
  • To prospectively collect real-time information relating to dental implant treatment and management via the platform and synthesise collected data to inform clinical guidelines that are shared via the platform
  • To test whether practitioner use of the full platform functionality can improve the clinical outcomes of patients receiving implant treatment

Expected outcomes

It is anticipated the project will improve the clinical outcomes of patients receiving implant treatment from private and public dental practitioners with access to a novel online data-sharing platform.