The 33rd Annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows® Symposium. August 2-3, 2019


The 33rd Annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows Symposium

The MII Fellows invite you and your staff members to spend two days with us on August 2-3, 2019 for our 33rd Annual Symposium: Looking Back to Move Forward: Celebrating Dr. Duke Heller’s 50 Years of Implant Dentistry and Honoring the Contributions and Legacy of Dr. Jim Fennell. Meet us at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph in the Short North District of Columbus, Ohio as we learn modern surgical and business practices from some of the top experts in the industry. You and your staff will leave this event with an actionable plan that you can start executing immediately. You will also create an incredible community of like-minded individuals that will last a lifetime. Be sure to register today! 16 CEs


DAY 1: AUGUST 2, 2019



Speaker: Dr. James Rutkowski is originally from Meadville, PA. He graduated from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1976 and a PhD in Pharmacology from Duquesne University in 2008. Dr. Rutkowski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Im- plant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) and a Past-President of the ABOI/ID. He lectures internationally on bone grafting, surgical anatomy for implant dentistry, pharmacology, and sedation techniques.

Overview: Bone grafting for the dental implant surgeon has evolved over the past 50 years of use. This presentation will review where bone grafting has been, where it is today, and what to expect tomorrow.  Critical thinking algorithms will be presented that cover which bone grafting materials should be used for various clinical needs.  The use of bone grafting additives such as: (i) recombinant growth factors, (ii) autogenous growth factors, (iii) allograft growth factors and (iv) stem cells will be covered.


2:45PM Topic: Bone Grafting: Past, Present, and Future 

Speaker: Dr. Heller is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Dentistry (1988). He completed his prosthodontics residency at The Medical College of Virginia (1990) and completed his hospital based implant residency/graduate training at Loma Linden University, CA in 1997. Dr. Heller currently serves as Co-Director of the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). Dr. Heller has trained these doctors in the hands-on externship of the Midwest Implant Institute, providing individualized surgical instruction to the doctor and their staff.

Overview: The symposium will begin with Dr. Heller reviewing the advancements of bone grafting materials, membranes and the instrumentation across the implant dentistry community. Each participant will: (a) learn step-by-step surgical procedures with different bone grafting modalities to obtain a predictable result, (b) understand PRP benefits in bone grafting procedures, and (c) identify the need for immediate extraction with implant placement and when to avoid implant placement.





    DAY 2: AUGUST 3, 2019


    Speaker: Mr. Vince Nardone represents dental practices in business, financial, and tax planning matters. Such representation includes: entity selection, professional license and disciplinary actions, business succession, practice acquisitions, associate buy-ins, and financial well-being. He works closely with each client's accountants, financial advisors, and business consultants regarding the client's day-to-day financial, accounting, and tax planning matters.

    Overview: The initial discussion will cover standard operating procedures within a dental practice, including the use of checklists in performing dental procedures, with a specific focus on implants. Vince will then discuss the Nardone Limited dental practice dashboard, including key performance indicators and understanding the gross profit margin per dental procedure, again, with a specific and unique focus on implants.


    Speaker: Mr. Ken Runkle is the founder and President of Paragon Management Associates, Inc.  Known as America’s Profitability Expert he has elevated the profitability of over 1,000 dental practices nationwide. Lecturing to hundreds of dental professionals and based on 30 years of in-office consulting, Ken delivers strategic and common sense solutions upon which to build an efficient and consistently growing practice.

    Overview: Are you clearly articulating your goals, vision and expectations with your team? Do you feel you constantly repeat yourself? Are you re-teaching team members repeatedly? As a practice you will be able to make fewer mistakes, have your team on the same page with you and learn the secrets to maintain this in your practice. During this session Ken will share his extensive experience and proven approach to effectively communicate with your team. Great communication is a building block for successful, growing and profitable practices. 




    The Midwest Implant Institute® Black Tie Dinner is welcome to all and will be an evening of gathering with great drinks, excellent meals and camaraderie. Join all for a celebration, awards and a special evening honoring Dr. Jim Fennell with The 2019 Midwest Implant Institute Honored Fellow Award for his lifetime achievements within implant dentistry. Additionally, the evening will carry-on in the celebration of The Midwest Implant Institute, Founder Dr. Alfred “Duke” Heller and his 50 years of implant dentistry.


      Located in the heart of the Short North-Columbus' arts and entertainment district-Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph is steps away from unique shopping, endless dining options, and the contagious energy of High Street. Guests' curiosities and palates are stimulated by refined cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients at The Guild House, our signature farm-to-table restaurant. For upscale events, our 2,698-square-foot ballroom overlooks High Street. Our 135 artfully-designed guest rooms and suites have been designed to captivate all senses. The hotel's private spa suites are idyllic settings for refreshing mind, body, and spirit with pampering spa treatments. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph extends an exclusive offer for The Midwest Implant Institute Registrants. For MII Symposium registration, visit Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph here!



      On August 3rd, Gallery Hop Saturday, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District on the first Saturday of August. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.











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