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Mini Residency Course

Module I (2 days)

1. The expanding scope of Implant dentistry. - An introduction to the objectives of the course
2. Examples of the cases where the patients' needs and desires could not have been met without implants

Module II (3 days)

1. How implants work?
2. Evolution of modern implant dentistry
3. Introduction to diagnosis & treatment
planning 4. Demonstration of placement of endosseous implants (live)
5. Surgical post-op – introduction to immunology and wound healing
6. Examinations-clinical
7. Biomaterials and biomechanics
8. Living bone

Module III (3 days)

1. Why are there several implant systems?
2. Applied anatomy in implant dentistrysimulated dissection and lectures
3. Review of current implant modalities & systems- configurations, surface treatments and enhancements
4. Developing treatment plans

Module IV (3 days)

1. Pre-surgical prosthetic planning: diagnosing implant candidates and work-up sequence
2. Physiology of pain: theory & management
3. Pharmacology - Review of basic pharmaco kinetics & pharmaco dynamics
4. Medical evaluation: Review of tests, values & evaluations of the medically compromised patient
5. Diagnostic radiographs- periapical, CTscans, tomograms

Module V (5 days)

1. Surgical session
2. Interim restorative phase

Module VI (2 days)

Definitive restorative phase
1. Fabrication of provisional prosthesis & providing template for the final restoration
2. Prosthodontic protocols - presurgical, provisional and definitive

Module VII (3 days)

1. Advanced implant surgeries including bone grafting
2. Fundamentals of sinus graft, symphy seal grafts, ramus grafts
3. Implant periodontics & esthetics
4. Advanced implantology- immediate principles & techniques

Module VIII (2 days)

1. Long-term validation principles & techniques- predictable implant sequencing
2. Advanced restorative & esthetic strategies in implant dentistry
3. Computerized approaches to total rehabilitation utilizing CAD/CAM techniques & surgical navigation
4. Identifying failures & managing complications

Module IX (2 days)

1. Pathophysiology of implant failuresmechanical, biological and surgical
2. Office emergencies
3. Presenting cases and patient management in implant practice



150 CE credits
NJ State Board of Dentistry

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