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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/24 to 5/31/27.  Provider ID# 208521

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Implant Surgery - Level 2

Product Details

Placing implants in healthy patients with adequate bone, and even those who require some bone grafting, is relatively simple, enjoyable, and profitable!  It should be a part of the practice of any interested dentist.  This course is oriented toward those dentists who have had a moderate level of surgical experience, enjoy it, and want to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in placement of implants.  The following and other topics are included in the course:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for implants vs. conventional restorative prosthodontic services
  • Practice management related to implant placement
  • Indications and contraindications for implants
  • Essential oral anatomy
  • Evaluating when implant placement requires bone grafting
  • Bone grafting materials and techniques
  • Simplified sinus lift procedures
  • Comparison of implant companies
  • Implant placement techniques
  • Related prosthodontic materials and techniques

Join Gordon, a prosthodontist/restorative dentist, and share in his experiences over many years placing and restoring implants.  Most simple to moderate difficulty implant cases are best done by the same practitioner doing both the surgery and the prosthodontics. 

This two-day course is designed to provide adequate background, education and training for dentist participants to be able to place implants in healthy patients with adequate bone. Prepare yourself to meet your patients' implant needs today!

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Helpful Tip:  If you are considering 2 or more PCC hands-on classes, we strongly encourage you to check out our Christensen Continuum Program.  You can save over 30% off your course tuition by joining the Continuum Program and receive additional free benefits.

Course Schedule

Day One

  • Course 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Lunch at noon (1/2 hour)

Day Two

  • Course 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Brunch & Discussion at 10:00 (1/2 hour)
  • Adjourn at noon

Behavioral Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Determine and prioritize in which clinical situations implants are needed
  • Determine which clinical situations are within the range of their capabilities, and which require referral to appropriate specialists
  • Discuss the important physical heath requirements, oral clinical requirements, and patient psychological requirements for implant placement
  • Discuss the relationship of oral anatomy to implant placement
  • Describe bone types appropriate for implant placement
  • List steps and equipment and supplies necessary for patient education and adequate diagnosis
  • Describe adequate radiographs for simple implant placement
  • Discuss and compare the popular types of root-form implants
  • Relate the implant types and sizes to the amount of bone necessary for implant placement without grafting
  • Describe and list the requirements for emergency equipment when placing implants
  • Discuss surgical principles related to implant placement
  • List appropriate dentist and staff responsibilities for implant placement
  • Discuss appropriate operatory set-up for implant placement
  • Describe necessary anesthetic procedures, analgesics, and antibiotics
  • Describe and list typical surgical equipment and instrument needs
  • List the steps, techniques, and instruments needed for typical root-form implant placement, including soft-tissue management, osteotomy, implant placement, grafting if necessary, one appointment or two appointment surgery with implant exposure, loading of implants, implant maintenance
  • Describe implant failures and how to prevent them
  • Have the desire for further education/training in implant dentistry
CE hours: 14
Location: Provo, UT

Course Dates

July 26-27, 2024
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