Day 1-2: Live Patient Surgeries for Doctors

At Core Series 3, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in Core Series 1 and 2 during real-world, live patient surgeries. Our RDI mentors will guide you as you perfect your implant placement technique, offering personalized over-the-shoulder training with a mentor-to-student ratio of 1-to-2.

Hands-on (16 hours)

• Review preoperative workup using CBCT for each patient
• Live implant surgery on multiple patients over 2 days
• Mentored, over-the-shoulder implant training (1 mentor to 2 students)
• Preselected implant patients; patients receive comprehensive treatment throughout the process
• Live patient implant uncovering
• Teeth extraction done atraumatically for bone preservation
• Hands-on implant placement of healed ridge and immediate extraction placement

Online: Implementation

Don’t walk alone on your journey: involve everyone on your team. During this online segment, we’ve broken down the educational topics you’ve learned in the three-part Core Series so that you can share and strategize with your team. This is the one of the most important components of the Core Series, as the success of your business relies on the support of your team!

Online (4 hours)

• Understand how to implement Restorative Driven Implant education in your practice
• Learn what you need to do differently as a dentist in your practice on Monday morning
• Learn what should be part of your toolkit to get started with implant placement
• Understand what your team needs to hear and believe to help get your team on the same page
• Understand the roles each team member has in implant dentistry
• Learn what codes to use for implant procedures
• Review the types of procedural decision trees for your team
• Understand how to market to patients

Day 1-2: Team Training

Lecture (10 hours)

• Learn to identify the basic components of an implant and implant restoration
• Understand the history and evolution of implants
• Learn how to differentiate between supra-crestal, equi-crestal, and subcrestal implants
• Understand the long-term success of subcrestal implants and what makes them so successful
• Understand how and why implant planning centered around the best restorative outcome leads to superior esthetics
• Understand how to set up an operatory for atraumatic extractions, immediate implant surgery, and guided implant surgery
• Learn how to utilize an aseptic technique to create and maintain a sterile field
• Comprehend sterilization guidelines for implant systems, guides, and restorative components
• Understand how to support the doctor when performing an atraumatic extraction, immediate and guided implant surgery
• Understand how to teach patients and fellow team members about implant placement and restorations
• Learn how to answer patients’ mostly commonly asked questions about implant surgery and tooth extraction
• Learn how to schedule time for implant placement and restorations in your practice
• Identify codes used in implant therapy for treatment planning with your patients
• Learn how to identify and utilize implant system restorative components
• Identify restorative options for edentulous patients and the basic steps involved to give a patient back their smile

Hands-on (6 hours)

• Learn how and when to use open and closed tray impression techniques
• Learn how to open and set up an O-pak package to create an aseptic operatory setup
• Identify the parts and pieces to a guided and immediate implant surgical kit
• Identify the instrumentation in a surgical kit to complete atraumatic extractions and socket preservation
• Understand how to go through a guided implant drilling sequence on a model
• Learn how to set up and utilize an implant motor
• Hands-on model work with all the restorative parts and pieces of different types of implant restorations including implant bridges, screw retained crowns, cement retained crowns, and restorations utilizing variable base abutments and locator attachments