2008 Dental Implant Continuum
March 2008 – November 2008
216 Hours of C.E. Credit
Learn the skills you need to competently place and restore dental inplants

Live Surgeries
Hands-on Training
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

This course offers a unique educational opportunity featuring a proven cirriculum taught by the world’s premiere implant educators. Through lectures, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring, participants learn the following skills

  • Implant surgircal placement and restoration
  • Associated bone preservation and ridge augmentation grafting
  • Connective tissue grafting (including coronally repositioned soft tissue grafting)

The Continuum spans a nine month period with a three-day session (Friday-Sunday) each month giving participants an ample opportunity to assimilate and apply techniques as they are learned. Our goal is to have every doctor place an implant in their own patient either in their own office or at our facility under the guidance of our staff. Included in the Continuum is an 18-hour sedation course that satisfies the requirements for certification in North Carolina and many other states.

This implant continuum spans a nine-month period with a two-day weekend lecture session each month, giving participants ample opportunity to assimilate and apply techniques as they are learned. Additional Friday sessions each month focus on implementation and integrations of new material; case preparation, diagnosis, and work-up of the doctor’s own patients; and lectures by our staff on step-by-step procedures for implant placement. Our goal is to have every doctor place an implant in their own patient either in their own practice or at out facility under guidance of our staff.

Beginning at 10:00am each Friday, technique labs include live sugeries, lectures discussing the techniques and rationale in the surgeries, and hands-on workshops. Forty-plus hours of hands-on workshops enable participants to visualize intricacies of lecture materials. Participants gain a thorough knowledge of cutting-edge techniques through this process of watching, listening and participating.

Hands-on Workshops Include:

  • occlusion techniques in implantology
  • implant placement on sawdust jaws
  • 3-D imaging manipulation on the computer
  • surgical guide fabrication on models of your own patients preparatory for implant placement
  • suturing techniques on pig jaws
  • surgical flaps design and manipulation on pig jaws sawdust jaws and later on pig jaws
  • soft tissue grafting on pig jaws
  • staff education operatory set-up, patient presentation skills, setup of implant armamentarium

Each Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, featured speakers provide in-depth information in their particular areas of expertise (see Course Schedule, pp.4-8). Throughout the course, representatives from the major implant systems, speciality instrument manufacturers and grafting material suppliers will be available to ensure that the participants gain a broad understanding of the products and techniques from which to choose.

Since successful implant surgery is dependant upon your entire team’s involvement, the November session offers an opportunity to include your staff. The goals for this session include incorporating implant surgery into your existing dental practice and providing your staff wiht the skills and confidence they need to assist your work. As a group, you’ll view live surgeries and hear lectures on case presentation, office organization and implant maintenance. In special break-out sessions, staff will learn how to set up specialized equipment and how to effectively assist throughout the entire implant process.

Implants 1

Implants 2

Implants 3


All lectures and laboratory sessions take place in a state-of-the-art facility located just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The Research Triangle Park area is unparalleled in its commitment to research and technology, its beauty and Southern hospitality.

Leadership Team

Dr. Mark Hunt Dr. Mark Hunt earned his BA and DDS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the ICOI. He maintains a private practice in Durham, North Carolina, with an emphasis on aesthetic and implant dentistry. For the past five years, Dr. Hunt and his staff have organized annual dental mission trips to Haiti and Central America through East Chapel Hill Rotary Club. In 2005, Dr. Hunt established the Triangle Dental Institute to educate dentists in dental implants and bone grafting.
Mark Hunt, DDS
Dr. Holland Dr. Holland received his DDS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the ICOI. He founded Sally Industries, a robotics and animation company, while maintaining a private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. He has developed a dental office management software program, “The Dental Executive,” to improve office efficiency and has produce videos for dental office repair and maintenance.
John Rob Holland, DDS
Dr. David Simpson Dr. David Simpson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has been one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s most popular faculty members during his 30-plus years association with the Dental School, serving as Department Chair from 1987-1994. He now maintains a private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina focusing on periodontics and dental implants.
David M. Simpson, DDS, PhD

Course Schedule

March 14-16
Glenn Gittelson, DDS
Implant Prosthetics from Diagnosis to Delivery
How to deliver an implant-supported prosthesis with proper occlusal adjustment
Dr. Gittelson is the founder and director of The Center for Implant Prosthetic Education and Training, which offers lectures and hands-on courses on the science of occlusion and implant prosthetics. He is a fellow of the ICOI and an affiliate member of the International College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Gittelson was the 2002 recipient of the Dr. Charles E. English award fro the most clinically relevant article published in the Journal of Implant Dentistry, and he currently maintains a private practice in Merrick, New York, which focuses on implant prosthetics. Course Outline
  • The proper thought process to follow when diagnosing and treatment planning an implant supported reconstruction
  • Complications and failure of implant supported reconstructions, and how to avoid them
  • The difference between how implants vs. natural teeth respond to occlusal forces
  • Step-by-step procedures fro fabricating an implant supported prosthesis
  • Proper occlusal adjustments: creating an implant protective occlusal scheme
  • Esthetics – How to make the final prosthesis look natural
  • Detailed clinical case presentations and determining fees
Hands-on workshop: Implant supported provisional, facebows, and bi-manual manipulation
Dr. Gittelson
Glenn Gittelson
April 11-13
Dr. John Daniel Moriarty
Decision Making: What is the Conservative Implant Treatment?
Dr. Moriarty is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Moriarty became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology in 1983. He maintained a clinical practice in the Dental Faculty Practice fro 28 years. Presently, he practices two days per week in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Moriarty has won multiple teaching awards at UNC-Chapel Hill. He served as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Periodontics for 20 years. He served as the Director of the Dental Implant Program for the School of Dentistry from 1998-2005. He is currently the Vice-chair for the Education Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology. He has presented over 150 lectures and seminars, nationally and internationally. Course Outline
  • Evaluate the need for specific diagnostic parameters in individual patient situations
  • Discuss surgical flap design
  • Evaluate the options for soft tissue grafting and its limitations
  • Asses the need for the hard tissue grafting, the types of grafts available and parameters for determination of risk/benefit
Dr. Moriarty
John Daniel Moriarty
April 11-13
Donald Callan BS, BA, DDS
Esthetic Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practitioner
Dr. Callan is the author of more than 50 publications relative to implant dentistry. He is Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, past Chairman of the Dental Advisor Committee of the American Red Cross Tissue Services, and recipient of the 2000 Ralph V. McKinney, Jr. Annual Award for best implant article of the year. He has lectures worldwide, including the University of Moscow in Russia. Dr. Callan’s private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas, is limited to periodontics with an emphasis on tissue regeneration and implant dentistry. Course Outline
  • Tissue repair vs. regeneration
  • Implantology to restore function and esthetics utilizing regenerative procedures
  • Modifying bone and tissue to promote long-term implant success
  • Free gingival grafting of soft tissue
  • Connective tissue grafting technique for coronal repositioning
Hands-on workshop: Bone grafting of pig jaws with alloderm and demineralized bone
Dr. Callan
Donald Callan
May 16-18
Jon Julian, DDS
Implant Dentisty – A Higher Level of Success
Jon Julian received his DDS from the University of Kansas City Dental School in 1978. He is a member of the Dr. Dick Barnes Group, the Kansas Dental Association, the American Dental Assocation, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantologists, and Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Julian lectures extensively on surgical implant placement utilizing live surgeries to demonstrate the techniques covered in his lecture material. He maintains a family-oriented implant practice with an emphasis in esthetic dentistry. He has been in private practice in McPherson, Kanasas for over 25 years. Course Outline
  • Placement and restorations for simple cases
  • Bone loss around implants
  • Platform switching myth and reality
  • Lasers: the benefits in placing and restoring implants
  • Preservation of hand and soft tissues
  • Grafting: indications and methods
  • Implants in the esthetic zone
  • The complex case
  • New temporales and impression techniques
Dr. Julian
John Julian
May 16-18
Michael Sonick, DMD, MS
Implant Treatment in teh Esthetic Zone
Dr. Sonick is a full-time practicing periodontist and implant surgeon in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is on the Editorial Board of Inside Dentistry. He currently is a Guest Lecturer at New York University School of Dentistry in their international dental program. Dr. Sonick is founder and director of Sonick Seminars, an advanced training center for practicing dentists. He has published extensively and continues to lecture domestically as well as abroad. Course Outline
  • Parameters for gingival esthetic success
  • Dental gingival harmony – blending teeth with implants
  • Sequence of treatment for ideal aesthetics
  • Flap design for stage one surgery
  • Site preservation and development
  • Ridge augmentation – prior to vs. at time of surgery
  • Use of barrier membranes
  • Management of gingival tissue for papilla success
Dr. Sonick
Michael Sonick
June 20-22
Dennis Thompson, DDS, MS
Implant/Bone Grafting Introduction for General Practitioners
Dr. Thompson brings enthusiasm and high energy to his practical presentation of day-to-day implant and periodontal procedures. He maintains a practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry, devotes several days per month to teaching and clinical research, and has published numerous articles. Course Outline
  • Patient treatment selection and diagnostic procedure
  • Step-by-step socket and ridge grafting techniques
  • Rules for immediate implant loading
  • Hands-on bone grafting, implant placement and abutment placement
  • Solving implant dilemmas
Hans-on Workshop: Surgical Model
Dr. Thompson
Dennis Thompson
July 18-20
Scott Lingle, DDS
Implant Dentistry Can Be Simple
Dr. Lingle is a Fellow in the ICIO and an Associate Fellow of both the American College of Oral Implantology and the American Association of Osseointegration. He lectures extensively on implantology and bone grafting, having developed and taught numerous hands-on workshops. Dr. Lingle was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Service Award by the Minnesota Dental Association. He currently maintains a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. Course Outline
  • Case presentation and fee determination
  • Steps involved in providing implants as restorations from planning to completion
  • When and how to present implant options
  • Single tooth implants vs. fixed bridges
  • Basics of grafting, socket and ridge preservation for the general dentist
  • Multiple implant crown and bridge cases
  • Simple overdentures: a must for all edentulous patients
  • Staff member participation in implant discussions: options, fees, benefits and risks
  • Parts and inventory control
Dr. Lingle
Scott Lingle
July 18-20
Jeff Carlson, CDT
Current Concepts in Implant Prosthetics
Jeff Carlson is a Certified Dental Technician with 28 years of dental experience. He has worked in all facets of the dental laboratory and has provided hundreds of chair-side “coaching” sessions to implant manufacturers. Jeff is the primary author of a 300-page, fully illustrated “cookbook” for restorative doctors and is a co-developer of a restorative base training program for doctors and auxiliaries entitled, Support Plus, which has been attended nationally and internationally by over 11,000 professionals. Jeff has lectures throughout North America, England, Singapore, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Spain providing general dentists with a “Methodology to the Madness” in the area of dental implants. Course Outline
  • Making dental implants predictable, profitable, and fun!
  • Current concepts in implant prosthetics
  • “A Methodology to the Madness!”
Jeff Carlson
Jeff Carlson
August 15-18
Ken Hebel, DDS, MS
Creating Patient Satisfaction Using Esthetic Prosthetic Strategies and Simplified Surgical Concepts in Implant Dentistry
Dr. Hebel is a published author and lectures on all phases of restorative and implant dentistry. He has presented hundreds of lectures both nationally and internationally. In addition he is the director of the Hands On Institute, where he provides extensive hands-on surgical and prosthetic training in implantology, and he is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Ontario, Canada. He is a certified peridontist and maintains a private practice in Ontario providing advanced surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry. Course Outline
  • Concepts of smile design relative to treatment outcomes and the need for bone and tissue grafting
  • Use of plane of occlusion to control esthetics
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning approach that can be applied to traditional techniques as well as implant dentistry
  • The special demand of the esthetic zone adn the criteria for successfully treating this area
  • The ease and use of the single tooth implant
Ken Hebel, DDS, MS
Ken Hebel
August 15-18
Dr. John Russo, DDS, MHS
Surgical Perspectives on Bone and Tissue Grafting
Dr. Russo is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is in private practice in Sarasota, Florida and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Periodontics. He is an author and an international lecturer on bone grafting and dental implant surgery. Course Outline
  • Block grafting and sinus grafting
  • Full thickness and split thickness flaps
  • Incision and flap design for grafts and implants
  • Surgical anatomy and blood supply of soft tissue
  • Treatment planning for implant – supported overdenture
  • Managing soft tissue around dental implants
  • Clinical parameters of periodontal indices of natural teeth vs. implants
Dr. Russo
John Russo
September 19-21
Dr. Michael McCracken, DDS, MS, Ph.D
Prosthetic Parameters in Implant Supported Overdenture
Dr. Michael McCracken currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama, in the Department of Prosthodontics. He is the Director of Pre-doctoral Implant Education at UAB and also teaches implantology at the residency level. Dr. McCracken has published multiple articles relating to biomaterials, bone-implant interations, and clinical implant dentistry. He currently serves as a section editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. McCracken lectures nationally and internationally on subjects relating to implant dentistry.
Dr. Hahn
Michael McCracken
September 19-21
Michael Reddy, DMD, MS
Periodontal Parameters in Implant Supported Overdenture
Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Havard School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degree. Certificate of Periodontology and Doctorate of Medical Sciences Degree in Oral Biology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as teh Assistant Dean for Planning and Clinical Activity at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He is actively involved in teaching the placement of implants at the graduate residency level and has lectured extensively on this and restorative topics. His areas of research also focus on implantology. Dr. Reddy’s clinical interests include bone grafting, implant placement, and esthetics of implants. Course Outline
  • Treatment of teh edentulous mandible
  • Utilizing 3 mm small diameter single piece implants
  • Technique for fixed attachable prosthesis
  • Treatment of congenitally missing laterals
  • Simple overdentures-low cost options
Dr. Reddy
Michael Reddy
October 17-19
David Canfield, DDS, FADSA
Enteral Sedation and Office Medical Emergencies
Dr. Canfield is currently a Professor, Medical Consultant, and Anesthesia Director, Denton State School of Texas. He has served as teh Coordinator of Pain and Anxiety Control at Baylor University, is a Fellow in General Anesthesia of teh ADSA, and as well as a diplomate of both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He has been in Private Practice (Anesthesiology) fro 20 years. Course Outline
  • Safely provide enteral conscious sedation as well as the managment skill for everyday practice
  • Patient evaluation, Pharmacology & pharmacokinetics of enteral agents, adjunctive agents and emergency drugs, sedation techniques, monitoring and record keeping
  • Actual patient videos will be used to demonstrate proper preparation to handle medical emergencies
  • This program is approved by the NC State Board to satisfiy the requirements to obtain an enteral conscious sedation permit (over age 13)
Dr. Canfield
David Canfield
October 17-19
Gary A. Morris, DDS
Immediate Load/Monday Morning Patient/Mapping & Treatment Planning
Dr. Gary Morris received his DDS from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in Prosthodontics ad the University of Missouri, Kansas City. His is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, International College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration and the International College of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Morris has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on implant prosthodontics and related implant topics and maintains a private practice, limited to prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Course Outline
  • Integrating dental implants into smile line esthetics – new concepts in creating the illusion of natural teeth
  • Treatment plan multiple missing or failing teeth in the anterior maxilla
  • Discuss fundamentals of case planning to include biologic width, tooth mass and the arch length measurements in determining number, position and location of implant placement
  • Discuss esthetic advantages of tissue preservation compared to reconstruction in the anterior maxilla
  • Explain the advantages of different provisionalization choices and their advantages and disadvantages in the anterior maxilla
  • Discuss the role of healing abutment selection in the esthetic zone
  • Identify clinical strategies fro tissue training and papillae preservation
Dr. Gary Morris
Gary A. Morris
November 7-9
Kathi Carlson, CDA
The Soft Side of Implant Dentistry
Kathi Carlson is the author of numerous training manuals and a contributor to public infomercials on implants. She created KD Training Concepts in 1999 to coach doctors and auxilitary in the United States, Canada and Sweeden with communication skills with patients, public awareness programs and television commercials. Kathi has been a chair-side and surgical assistant for over 30 years, the last 15 years focused on implants. She is presently dedicated exclusively to training and is currently on the surgical staff faculty for the Msch International Implant Institute at the University of Detroit Mercy for the last ten years. Course Outline
  • An Implant Team’s Approach to Case Acceptance
  • Understanding Case Acceptance, how and why the patient builds trust
  • Communication-Education…taking this information to the patient
  • Prosthetic options… What does your patient want?
  • It’s a lifestyle not a treatment
Jason H. Goodchild
Kathi Carlson
November 7-9
Mark Adams, DMD
Case Presentation and Acceptance
Dr. Adams is a nationally renowned prosthodontist, with expertise in dental implants and improving case acceptance. He is consistently rated as one of the top speakers in the implant dentistry through his interactive and motivational lectures and workshops. Course Outline
  • Implant restoration – a systematic philosophy of consistency and predictability
  • Implant treatment planning guidelines and occlusion
  • Computer designed/manufactured abutments
  • Fees and your financial arrangements system
  • Implant protocols – traditional, accelerated, immediate
  • Eliminating edentulism
  • Increasing patient acceptance for dental implants
Dr. Adams
Mark Adams
Continuing Education Credits

The Triangle Dental Institute has been designated an approved sponsor by the Academy of General Detistry and AGD credits applicable towards membership maintenance and FAGD/MAGD will be submitted through this sponsorship.
Teh ICOI is a recognized ADA CERP provider for credits.

This program is approved for 215 credit hours


This program highlights the following implant systems:
Sponsors 3i


Enroll by:
November 1, 2007 $6,900
December 1, 2007 $7,300
January 1, 2008 $7,700
Late entries $8,200
$400 per weekend
Course available to the first 40 applicants
Fees are for cash/check payments. Credit card payments require an additional 2% transaction fee.

Mentored Placement of Implants on Your Patient at Our Facility

We will provide a surgical operatory, the services of one of our faculty doctors, all surgical equipment and supplies, including the implant, plus a surgical assistant to monitor your assistant. An overhead charge of 70% of the case fee will apply.

Registration includes the lecture sessions, case work-up for your patient, surgical stent fabrication for your patient, hands-on surgical and prosthetic workshops, daily continental breakfast and lunch, refreshment breaks, hand-outs and other course materials, Certificate of Completion for 216 continuing education credits, consultations by phone or e-mail, and a Graduation Eve dinner.

Registration Form

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In the unlikely event of this course’s cancellation, all feeds will be refunded which shall constitute full settlement.


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Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Phone: (919) 941-6200
Fax: (919) 941-6229
Toll-free: (800) 228-9290
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If alternate accommodations are desired, we will be happy to recommend a range of other hotels in the Chapel Hill area.
“I highly recommend the North Carolina Triangle Dental Institute 2008 Dental Implant Continuum as a vehicle to begin your practical career in implant dentistry. Great experience… Great faculty… Great small group learning environment!”

-Kennth W.M. Judy, DDS, FACD,FICD,Co-Chair, ICOI

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