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Understanding the Basics of Surgical and Restorative Implant Therapy: A Hands-On Program

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Friday, September 20, 2013 - Saturday, September 21, 2013


Ahmad M. Fard, DDS, MS

Anthony Neely, DDS, MDentSc, PhD

Course Overview

This two-day course will consist of a combination of lecture and hands-on sessions introducing participants to the basics of the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. This course will emphasize achieving optimal patient care through treatment planning with the entire dental team. The participant will learn about the steps necessary for thorough pre-operative clinical evaluation of implant sites. Emphasis will be on criteria for soft and hard tissue evaluation to help practitioners aim for optimal functional and esthetic outcomes, as well as sound decision making to help the general practitioner understand the fundamentals of implant therapy. This course will explain the basics of implant surgical techniques and demonstrate them on pig jaw mandibles in the simulation lab. Potential surgical complications and methods of avoidance will also be presented. Course participants will learn about treatment planning implant-supported restorations for partially endentulous patients. The didactic portion of the course will focus on creating surgical guides for use in dental implant surgery, and dental implant placement on educational models and pig jaws. Appropriate implant and abutment selection will be presented as well as indications for different prosthetic restorations (i.e., screw-retained vs. cement-retained). The hands-on component of this course will consist of dental implant placement utilizing a surgical guide and implant impressions. Participants are encouraged to bring their cases from private practice for discussion.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Place implants in pig jaws and on sawbone casts with a surgical guide
  • Fabricate a surgical guide in-office
  • Make impressions for implant-supported restorations
  • Treatment-plan for single and mutltiple-tooth partially endentulous implant cases
  • Identify alternative solutions for simple and complex implant cases
  • Improve communications with laboratories for more predictable outcomes


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days.

Dentist: $795 .
UDM Dental Alumni: $715.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

16 hours (Lecture and Hands-On Laboratory)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00 p.m. the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course.If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

Click here to visit our updated general information and policy page.

Some of the materials used during this course are provided by an in-kind donation from Biomet 3i.

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