ADE Seminars

Implant Placement Hands-On Cadaver Course

Dates: September 26 – 27, 2008  Register Now!
Location: Baltimore, MD
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

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Course Objective

This course is a unique two-day lecture and hands-on experience. It offers the unique opportunity for each participant to learn head and neck anatomy pertinent for performing implant, oral and periodontal surgery. Each participant will learn the placement of root form dental implants and socket grafting in a unique step-by-step fashion, followed by seeing actual videos of these procedures. Each participant will then actually perform these procedures on freshly frozen cadavers under the direct supervision of the course instructors.

The objective of this course is to inform and assist each participant in achieving a higher level of clinical comfort with placement of dental implants, socket grafting, manipulation of surgical flaps, obtaining of tension free surgical closure and proper suture materials and the methods to use for each of these therapies.

This course includes the fundamental biomechanics & biology of bone as well as the rationale for the diagnosis, treatment planning and the clinical practice of placing root form dental implants. The course will also cover informed consent, pre and post surgical considerations, possible pathways for post surgical infection and management of post surgical complications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to properly diagnose and treatment plan implant patients
  2. Understand the biomechanics of alveolar bone and how they affect dental implant therapy.
  3. Understand the pre and post-operative considerations for implant and socket grafting
  4. Describe the techniques to perform socket grafting
  5. Understand when and why to use osteotomes during implant placement
  6. Describe how to obtain tension free primary surgical flap closure
  7. Understand the suture materials and techniques for successful implant placement, implant uncovering and socket grafting procedures.

About the Speakers

Lee Silverstein Lee Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of periodontics, dental implantology, bone grafting and suturing. Having had over 100 journal articles and 8 textbook chapters published, he has contributed extensively to the literature available on these topics. Dr. Silverstein is privileged to be on the Editorial Board of Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, Collaborative Dental Techniques, and Academy of General Dentistry Scientific Magazine. Additionally, he has been granted Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Silverstein is the author of the highly acclaimed textbook entitled “Principles of Dental Suturing: A Complete Guide to Surgical Closure.” and has just completed his new book entitled “Principles of Soft Tissue Surgery: A Complete Step-by-Step Procedural Guide” available in 2007. Dr. Silverstein maintains a private practice at Kennestone Periodontics in Marietta, Georgia. To contact Dr. Silverstein, call 770-952-5432 or email
Richard Meszler Richard Meszler, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland. He has been teaching anatomy and neuroscience at the Dental School since 1971 and served as course director of the human anatomy/neuroscience course from 1995 – 2000. In that capacity he coordinated the anatomy, histology and neuroscience curriculum for dental students. He continues to teach anatomy to dental students and is course director of the neuroscience course. In addition, he has been teaching anatomy as part of a 2 week implant course for senior dental students since 1997 and has taught dental CE courses in head and neck anatomy.
Peter Shatz Peter Shatz, DDS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of periodontics and dental implantology. He has had numerous journal articles and textbook chapters published, and has contributed extensively to the literature available on these topics. Dr. Shatz is the past President of the Atlanta Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and is the editor for the Northwestern District Dental Society. He is also a consultant to the Georgia Board of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontal care and dental implants in Atlanta, Georgia at Kennestone Periodontics, P.C.
Raymond van Gennip, DDS, MSD Raymond van Gennip, DDS, MSD was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he received his first dental degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1984. He attained his second Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Masters in Periodontics in 1997, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the European Federation of Periodontists and the Dutch Society of Periodontists. He maintains a private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Course Schedule


8:30Head & neck anatomy
10:45Head & neck anatomy
1:15Pathways of infection
1:30Pre-operative considerations for implant, periodontal and oral surgery
1:45Keys for successful implant therapy
1:55Biomechanics of jaw bone and its effect on implant therapy
2:20Progressive bone loading
2:35Current implant designs
2:45Implant protected occlusion
2:55Splinting- yeah or neah
3:10Cantilevers and dental implants
3:15Occlusal table design
3:45Implant consent forms
3:55Implant placement in healed extraction sites
4:10Extraction and immediate implant placement
4:35Extraction and socket preservations
5:00Post-operative guidelines


8:00Radiographic interpretation/identification of vital anatomic structures and possible sites for implant placement
8:40Clinical cases
9:10Bone mapping
10:30Ridge splitting
11:00Demonstration of implant surgical kit
1:15Cadaver Lab
5:00Thank you and have a safe trip home

Corporate Sponsors

Salvin Dental Specialties     BioHorizons     Biomet 3i

Location Information

Hotel & Lecture

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Local Phone: 410-962-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290
Web Rates & Reservations

Labs & Hands-On Surgery

Anatomy Board
University of Maryland

Air Travel

Nearest airport is Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

How to Register

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Clip and mail the registration form below to:
Dr. Emma Galvan
10635 Gramercy Place Ste 339
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 301-332-4889
Fax: 301-862-1981

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This course is limited to 30 participants in order to maximize personal attention and keep a high caliber of education. Program includes course materials, hands- on model, cadaver dissection, refreshments, and lunch each day.
16 CE credits.
Academy of General Dentistry Approved

1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010

Implant Placement Hands-On Cadaver Course

Please fax registration form to 301-862-1981

Course Dates:    March 28 – 29, 2008
  September 26 – 27, 2008

Course Fee:  $2,495.00
Location: Baltimore, MD
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In case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received NO LATER than four weeks prior to start of course date. A $50 processing fee is charged on refunds. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule one month prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant. Advanced Dental Education Seminars, LLC is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of ADE Seminars, LLC are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2010.

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