Modules     

Module I:   Friday – Sunday, September 14–16, 2018
  • The expanding scope of implant dentistry.
  • Medical assessment – review of tests, values and evaluations of the medically compromised patient.
  • Pharmacology - Basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Office emergencies.
  • Surgical head/neck anatomy for implant surgeons.
Module II:   Friday – Sunday, October 12–14, 2018
  • Physiology of pain: theory and management. Neurosensory considerations in implant surgery.
  • Histology, bone biology and principles of osseointegration.
Module III:   Friday – Sunday, November 9–11, 2018
  • Pre-surgical prosthetic planning and work-up sequence of implant candidates.
  • Treatment planning.
  • Review of current implant modalities – systems, configurations, surface treatments and enhancements.
  • Why are there several implant systems?
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics.
Module IV:   Friday – Sunday, December 7–9, 2018
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology for the implant patient.
  • Diagnostic radiographs – periapical, panoramic radiographs CBCT scans, tomograms.
  • Computerized interpretation of radiographic imaging.
Module V:   Friday – Sunday, January 25–27, 2019
  • Basics of implant surgery.
  • Flap design and wound healing.
  • Demonstration of placement of endosseous implants.
Module VI:   Friday – Sunday, February 8–10, 2019
  • Live surgery: Placement of implants by participants under close faculty supervision in the dental school clinic.
Module VII:    Friday – Sunday, March 1–3, 2019
  • Definitive restorative phase.
  • Fabrication of provisional prosthesis and providing template for the final restoration.
  • Prosthodontic protocols – pre-surgical, provisional and definitive.
Module VIII:   Friday – Sunday, April 5–7, 2019
  • Advanced implant surgeries including bone grafting.
  • Fundamentals of sinus graft, symphyseal grafts, ramus grafts
  • Extra oral grafting.
  • Implant periodontics and esthetics.
  • Advanced implantology – immediate loading principles and techniques.
Module IX:   Friday – Sunday, May 3–5, 2019
  • Long-term validation of principles and techniques – predictable implant sequencing.
  • Advanced restorative and esthetic strategies in implant dentistry.
  • Computerized approaches to total rehabilitation utilizing CAD/CAM technology and surgical navigation.
  • Identifying failures and managing complications.
Module X:   Friday – Sunday, May 31 – June 2, 2019
  • Pathophysiology of implant failures – mechanical, biological, chemical and surgical.
  • Presenting cases and patient management in implant dentistry: marketing the implant practice.
  • Medico-legal considerations.
  • Preparation for the Associate Fellow/Fellow exams of the AAID.