- November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Introduction to Dental Implants
“The New Standard of Care for the General Practitioner”
More and more patients are choosing dental implants as the best long term solution for esthetics and function when replacing their missing teeth. The rapid growth in dental implant procedures in recent years provides significant opportunities for those involved with dental implant procedures. This course provides a thorough introduction for the dentist who wishes to evaluate, educate, and introduce dental implant surgery and restoration into their expanded services dental practice.
To gain a broad understanding of the scope of academic, clinical, surgical, and business skills required to integrate dental implant placement into a dental practice and motivate the participants to do so.
This two day course is designed for the student-doctor and TEAM who wants to introduce themselves to both the surgical and restorative phases of dental implants. Patient selection, site selection, treatment planning, critical anatomic structures, and surgical placement protocols for implant systems are presented and discussed. Doctor participation includes dry technique typodont implant placement, and suturing techniques. To “bring it all together” at the end of the course, live surgeries are performed on IV sedated patients.
Mode of Instruction
This course will include lecture, slides, and video presentations of the techniques learned, and “hands on” exercises on dry typodonts to reinforce those techniques. Observation of live surgeries suggests clinical attire (scrubs) for the second day. Bringing Loupes and accompanying illumination is recommended as ambient lighting may not be adequate.
This course qualifies for 14 continuing education credits
No prior experience with implants is required.