Unlike so many of the services we offer to our patients, implant dentistry is a WANT based procedure, not a need based one. This distinct difference dictates that the entire dental team be educated and trained in the PROCESS of dental implantology within your practice. In order to succeed in the successful integration of dental implantology into your practice, AIM firmly believes that being able to learn the ENTIRE PROCESS with YOUR OWN PATIENTS is critical. The learning potential that this scenario provides is limitless. Understanding your patient’s wants, needs, implant environment, health history, dental history, occlusal scheme, esthetic desires and financial capabilities all play into the learning process. To remove even one of these elements decreases your systems implementation for your office. Courses that provide the patients, the diagnosis, the assistants and the post-operative care packed into one intensive sun-drenched week are lacking the essentials of “systems implementation” for dental implantology. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you refer (bring) your own patients from your own practice to the AIM practice where you will be attending the surgical modules. In this way, you will be able to gather meaningful records, provide a mentored diagnosis and treatment plan, provide the service alongside the AIM instructor, perform the post-operative care, and finally, fabricate and deliver the final prosthetics to your patient…start to finish. PRICELESS!