Day 1: Surgical Principles

Lecture (4 hours)

• Understand surgical principles
• Understand the atraumatic extraction technique, the art of bone preservation
• Understand socket classifications and how to treat them accordingly
• Learn various suturing techniques
• Understand material selection (sutures, membrane types, grafts)
• Comprehend graft containment
• Understand bone healing dynamics
• Understand maintaining vs. obtaining soft and hard tissue

Online (4 hours)

• The principles of implantology and historical overview of dental implants
• Different implant designs, implant anatomy, and different features of implant body
• Pharmacology in implant dentistry
• Proper CT scan for implant guide
• Step-by step overview to make a surgical guide for dental implant placement

Hands-on (4 hours)

• Suturing techniques on models

Day 2: Healed Ridge

Lecture (4 hours)

• Principles of dental implantology
• Anatomical concerns for case selection
• Guided vs. non-guided surgery
• Advantages and disadvantages of two types of guided implant placement surgery and protocol
• Surgical and prosthetic parts and pieces
• Basic bone healing physiology
• Implant placement on healed ridge
• Proper incision design and no-flap (punch) procedure
• Insertional torque value (ITV)
• Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) and implant stability quotient (ISQ)
• Cone beam CT: the basics of reading CBCT images
• Decision tree between one and two-stage surgery and use of provisional prostheses (immediate load vs. immediate restoration)
• Soft tissue challenges
• Role of soft tissue quantity and quality
• Maintaining and obtaining high-quality non-mobile tissue around dental implants
• Next level of treatment planning using treatment planning software

Hands-on (4 hours)

• Understand tactile perception of different bone types; practice using drills in D1-D4 bone types
• Implant placement into maxillary bone models guided and non-guided (free-hand)

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Frequently Asked Questions

I see that Core Series 1 and 2 include online modules. Do I need to complete these?

Yes. In order to receive CE credits, you must complete the online modules and answer the questions in the quizzes.

When should I complete the Core Series 1 and 2 online modules?

You’ll receive access to the online modules via email two weeks prior to the start of the course. You can start the modules as soon as you receive them; you must complete them by prior to the start of the series.

Can I attend Core Series 3 without attending Series 1 and 2 first?

No. Attendees are required to attend Core Series 1 and 2 before they can attend Series 3.

Can I bring my team members with me to the series?

If you register for Core Series 1-3 you can bring up to two team members to Core Series 2 for free. Core Series 2 includes a team training component.