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LOCATIONS: ONLINE, ANAHEIM and SAN JOSE 
DURATION: 6 MONTHS 
C.E. CREDIT: 36.5 TOTAL UNITS 
COST: $3,995 
START DATE: APRIL 2023 
AUDIENCE: Dentists only

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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Take a deep dive into the world of implants and gain the clinical and technical foundation needed to introduce implant dentistry to your practice. Led by Dr. Michael Pruett, the Implant Dentistry Study Club combines on-demand learning and in-person workshops. First, take part in two on-demand sessions and a live webinar. Next, at CDA’s spring convention in Anaheim, join the two-day, hands-on workshop to practice placing implants and sutures. Finally, at CDA’s fall convention in San Jose, join the second two-day workshop that uses prosthetic models to explore specific treatment options and complication management. Between the two in-person events, there will be an additional live webinar and opportunities for one-on-one virtual meetings. This blended approach brings together the skills and expert insights needed to place implants with confidence.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

ANY DENTIST

Any dentist, including early and mid-career dental professionals, who seek to diversify patient care, increase clinical capabilities and expand available treatment modalities in their practice.              

LEARNING FORMAT

IN-PERSON + ONLINE

Enjoy a blend of hands-on workshops and convenient virtual sessions. You’ll learn with the same group of peers throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructor. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The entire single tooth implant procedure, from diagnosis to definitive restoration. 
  • How to perform proper placement of implant components using surgical, soft   tissue and prosthetic models. 
  • How to create sound treatment plans in your practice and build confidence in prosthetic selection and surgery skills. 

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CLUB SESSIONS

Join all eight sessions to complete the program and be eligible for full C.E. credit. Check individual sessions for dates, locations and details. 

SESSION 1: A History of Dental Implants: Their Evolution and How They Work 

Format: 1.5 hours total 
Dates: Online recordings available in April  
  
In these introductory recordings, review the history of dental implants and the fundamentals of osseointegration. Knowing the different types of available implants is necessary to successful and predictable implant therapy. See what has been tried, what has worked and why.   

SESSION 2: Patient Evaluation: Necessary steps to gather information for a safe and predictable result 

Format: 1.5-hour live virtual meeting  
Date: May 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m.   
  
In this live session, review the patient evaluation for implant treatment. Study the types of patients you will work up and what patient information to bring to the in-person workshop (i.e.: models, films, CBCT, pictures, health histories). See why this information is essential and, in some cases, a standard of care.   

SESSION 3: Hands-on workshop: Nuts and bolts of implant placement 

Format: 8-hour workshop at CDA’s convention in Anaheim  
Date: May 19, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   
  
In this first in-person workshop, in-depth lectures on all aspects of implant dentistry are combined with hands-on experience. Become familiar with components through surgical and soft tissue models and gain the confidence needed for placing a single tooth implant. Review the steps for placement, equipment and protocols, including flap design, drill speeds and surgical protocols.  

SESSION 4: The framework of implant dentistry: Managing soft and hard tissue throughout the integration process 

Format: 8-hour workshop at CDA’s convention in Anaheim 
Date:  May 20, 7:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m.  
  
Day two of in[person training will focus on management of soft tissue during implant treatment. Learn basic bone grafting and socket preservation and become familiar with appropriate suture types and materials for predictable results  through a hands-on suture lab. Protocols for patient management for the pre-op, perioperative and post-op phase of treatment will be reviewed along with pharmacology for implants.   

SESSION 5: Presentation and treatment planning of proposed cases 

Format: 1.5-hour live virtual meeting for follow-up Q&A and case discussions 
Date: July 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  
  
In this live webinar, Dr. Pruett will answer questions that have come up since the workshop. Present proposed implant cases for treatment planning and discussion.  

SESSION 6: One-on-one review of specific case and proposed treatment 

Format: Optional one-on-one video calls with Dr. Pruett   
Dates: 30 to 60-minute calls scheduled in advance  
  
Discuss specific cases you plan to attempt or that you have completed. Ideally, calls should be scheduled at least a week before treating a patient or any time after treatment.  

SESSION 7: Implant prosthetics and complications: A review of treatment options, design, and managing complications 

Format: 8-hour workshop at CDA’s convention in San Jose  
Date: September 8, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
  
This fall workshop will combine hands-on use of prosthetic models and an in-depth discussion of treatment options. Gain more confidence in appropriate prosthetic selection and discuss cases that were done since the last session. Also, discuss the prevention and management of post-op complications related to implant placement and prosthetics.  
 

SESSION 8: Managing soft tissue for proper profile 

Format: 8-hour workshop at CDA’s convention in San Jose  
Date: September 9, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
  
During the final day of in-person training, learn about soft tissue management for dental implants with an emphasis on second stage procedures including custom healing abutments. Review ancillary procedures and biologics and their use in implant dentistry.  

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