Fundamentals of Basic Implant Placement

UCSF Parnassus

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Learn the basics of single tooth surgical implant placement through restoration. This lecture and sim lab course will take the participant from treatment planning and case preparation to radiographic and CT imaging. Learn to achieve predictable esthetic and functional outcomes.

Topics will include: head and neck anatomy review, case considerations, CT radiography merging with 3D software imaging for case designing, surgical guides, restorative techniques, and managing complications. During sim lab module participants will be taught to place implants in a simulated jaw using actual surgical motors and implant surgical systems.

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn to diagnose and case prepare for single implants.
  • Discuss and review grafting techniques.
  • Learn to manage implant complications.
  • Learn to read and order CT scans to merge them with 3D software imaging.
  • Define necessary radiographs and surgical guides for implant treatment preparation.
  • Discuss how to manage post-operative complications.

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for dentists and residents.

Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 9

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Co-Course Directors:

  • Jeffory Eaton, DDS
  • Stanley Sun, DDS, MSc
  • Maung Maung Thaw, DDS, AFAAID


  • Sohail Ebrahimi, DDS
  • Jerome Peck, DLXT
  • Gaurav Setia, DDS
  • Vagan Tapaltsyan, DDS, PhD

DAY 1: Friday, March 1
8:30-9:00am: Faculty Introduction & Course Outline
9:00-10:00am: Introduction to Implants: History, Terminology, & Philosophy (Dr. Eaton)
10:00-11:00am: Anatomy Review (Dr. Tapaltsyan)
11:00-12:00pm: Principles of Implants (Dr. Sun)
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-4:00pm: Socket Preservation & Bone Grafting Techniques (Dr. Sun)
4:00-5:00pm: Restorative Considerations (Dr. Setia)

DAY 2: Sat, March 2
8:30-10:00am: Fundamentals of Implants (Dr. Thaw)
10:00-12:00pm: Sim Lab Experience (Drs. Thaw, Eaton, Setia, Sun & Ebrahimi)
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-2:00pm: Introduction to CBCT Radiography: What You’ll Want to Order (Jerry Peck, AADRT)
2:00-3:30pm: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Peri Implant Disease (PART I) (Dr. Sun)
3:45-5:00pm: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Peri Implant Disease (PART II) (Dr.Sun)

DAY 3: Sat, March 9
8:30–10:00am: Introduction to CBCT Radiography & Single Tooth Implant Planning Using 3D-CBCT Software (Jerry Peck, AADRT)
10:00-12:00pm: Surgical Guides, and X-Guides (Drs. Thaw and Setia)
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:30pm Restorative Implant Dentistry (Dr. Setia)
3:30-4:30pm: Implants 101: Bringing it All Together (Dr. Ebrahimi)
4:30-5:00pm: Marketing, Advertising, & Professionalism (Dr. Tapaltsyan)

CDE Coursework Units:
8/day Category I Units

Dentist - $3,250 (includes $1,000 non-refundable deposit).
UCSF faculty/staff/students, please contact our office at 415-514-0778.

Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), lunch, and parking.

Please note: space is limited and will be based on first come, first served.

Tuition refund, less the non-refundable deposit, will be given for cancellations received by Friday, February 1, 2019. Refund will not be issued for no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments.

For additional information, please contact our office at 415-514-0778.