(303) Intro to Implant Surgery & Prosthetics Course, 11829 RANSUM DRIVE, Louisville, KY 40243


Course Description


Introduction to Implant Surgery and Prosthetics Course is a 2-day course designed to cover simple clinical and didactic basis of multiple aspects of dental implant surgery and prosthetics. This introduction course will allow you to see the value of incorporating implant dentistry within your practice. 

The benefits of Live Surgery rather than DVD recorded surgery allows the participant to learn in greater depth. Having the ability to personally view surgical implant procedures together with interactive case discussion allows the participant to live in the “real world” surgical aspect. Post-operative group discussion allows the participant to express their opinions and offer clinical suggestions. This Classroom/Surgical Operatory Hybrid course promotes clinical, classroom and peer-to-peer educational environment discussing multiple implant procedures. 

Within the Introduction to Implant Surgery and Prosthetics Course [303], the participant will review multiple facets of implant dentistry. The instructional and hands-on foundation includes the basic anatomy and tissue management for simple implant placement. Diagnosis and treatment planning give the doctor knowledge in planning for implant treatment. Reasons for implant thread design and internal prosthetic components of different systems are discussed. Bone spreading and rotary instrumentation is demonstrated in maxillary and mandibular bone as well as discussion of bone grafting techniques. Hands-on placement of implants in technique models allows the participant to get a tactile feel for the ease of placing implants. Assistants role in serving the doctor during surgery as well as post-operatively with the patient are discussed. Future of dentistry and demographics show that implant treatment is the fastest growing segment of a dental practice. Participants will learn the Midwest Implant Institute Externship Program Requirements.


Course Topics

The Introduction to Implant Surgery and Prosthetics Course [303] covers a broad simplification of Course Topics, Course Objectives, and Hands-on Participation. Below are a few of the Topics: 

  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Tissue Management
  • Surgical Techniques to Minimize Unfavorable Results
  • Prosthetic Components – simplfication
  • Dental Implant related Anatomy
  • Bone Spreading Techniques
  • Bone Grafting Procedures
  • Bone Manipulation Techniques
  • Immediate Extraction with Implant Placement
  • Atraumatic Extraction
  • Role of Dental Assistant
  • Sterile Technique – Full Drape and Half Drape
  • Pre and Post-op Pain Management
  • Incorporation of Implants into General Dentistry
  • Team Training for Dental Implants
  • The MII Externship Program Requirements

Course Objectives

Within this [303] The Intro to Implant Surgery and Prosthetics Course there are many objectives, some are listed below:


  • Learn how to implement implant dentistry in your practice, including surgical and prosthetic components
  • Develop skills to effectively diagnosis, treatment plan and schedule implant procedures in your practice  
  • Recognize tissue management as it relates to dental implant surgical procedures
  • Distinguish between bone grafting materials as related to dental implants
  • Comprehend the role of implant dentistry in the future dental practice

Course Instructors

  • Dr. Alfred "Duke" Heller
  • Dr. Robert Heller
  • Dr. Thomas Bilski
  • Dr. Eric Nunnally
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality provdiers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
2 days CE CREDITS: 15 (lecture CE: 12 Hands-on CE: 3)

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