Southwest Center for Dentistry

Cadaver Workshops

Mentored Surgery

Implant Surgery and Restoration Mini-Residency

Thomas J. McGarry, D.D.S.
Lars O. Bouma, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.
John A. Sorensen, D.M.D., PhD
Vincent Celenza, D.M.D.
Hunter Stuart, D.D.S., M.S.
Dan O’Donoghue, Ph.D.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Course Description

Implant placement from a prosthodontic perspective.

This course gives you the mentored experience you need to master optimally placed dental implants for the best aesthetic and functional restorations.

After intensive multi-session hands-on instruction, you will be mentored while surgically placing implants into your own patient.

Unlike other weekend courses where you buy equipment but never feel comfortable enough to go home and use it, our participants have 100% success rates in integration of implant placement into their practices.

Course Objectives

  • Successfully utilize the most advanced and least invasive technique of tooth replacement
  • Become successful at achieving prosthodontically favorable implant positioning utilizing emerging techniques including Biaxial Implant Positioning
  • Reduce complications associated with malpositioned implants
  • Increase auxiliary staff’s level of comfort and competence in implant placement assistance
  • Increase patient satisfaction by providing esthetically pleasing and functional solutions for missing teeth
  • Increase patient satisfaction and increase practitioner success with single provider care practice management

This step-by-step course prepares the participant for implant dentistry in his practice.The final session will be devoted to placing implants in the patient provided by the individual participant. A patient may be provided for a participant for a fee subject to availability.

Hands-on laboratory workshops will be located in the on-site 12 station professional laboratory.

Session Schedules

Rotation III
Session I
July 25-26, 2008
Session II
August 15-16
Session III
Sept 12-13
Session IV
Oct 10-11

Participants must attend each of the four sessions.
Attendance is limited due to the mentoring focus of the course.

Session I
Day 1: 8am-5pm
Implant design/mechanics theory
Patient evaluation
Records and imaging (CT included)
Treatment plan-Prosthetic
Live surgery–observe/assist
Day 2: 8am-3pm
Anatomic limitations/Surgical anatomy
Hands-on cadaver workshop
Surgical treatment plan
Merge prosthetic/surgical treatment plans
Develop alternate treatment plans
Session II
Day 1: 8am-5pm
Biaxial Implant Placement
Advances in Implant Restoration
Basic surgical principals
Hands-on cadaver workshop
Hard and soft tissue
Flap design and circulation
Live surgery–observe/assist
Day 2: 8am-3pm
Site development–prosthetic and surgical
Both hard and soft tissue management
Models and/or cadavers
Closed and open sinus elevations
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
Immediate placement
Immediate temporization
Session III Staff Attended (optional)
Day 1 8am-5pm
Emergency procedures
Implant placement hands-on
Drill guide fabrication
Surgical indexing
Live surgery–observe/assist
Implant dental practice development
Overview of implant surgery
Inventory management
Surgical kit
Pre-op instructions
Live surgery demo
Day 2 8am-3pm
Presentation of surgical/prosthetic
plan for surgery scheduled
Session IV
Implant placement simulation in
mannikin in operatory
Essix bridge fabrication
Temporary partials, bridges, crowns
Room set-up
Surgical assisting techniques
Patient monitoring
Drilling protocols
Post-op instructions
Session IV
Day 1 8am-5pm
Review of prosthetic/surgical plan for
each scheduled patient
Surgical placement of implants by
Day 2 8am-5pm
Surgical placement of implants by participants


Buchanan Testimonial

“The cadaver workshops were worth double the price of the whole course.”
Chris Wolken, DDS, St. Louis, MO

“Best CE of my whole career!”
Steve Wagner, Prosthodontist, Albuquerque, NM

“Training my assistants has made all the difference in the world—they really enjoyed the course and came away with a great deal of enthusiasm. Their excitement, coupled with the high quality of the training, has made the the integration of implant placement into my practice so much easier.”
Bob Hall, DDS, Topeka, KS

Dr. Tom McGarry has been an exceptional mentor to me in my implant placement training. The most important message I share with endodontists who have decided to become involved in implantology is that these procedures are, and should be, prosthetically driven.


Dr. McGarry’s expertise as a prosthodontist/implant surgeon has enabled me to effectively communicate with my restorative colleagues and to ideally position implant fixtures right where they need them.

Dr. McGarry is an approachable and talented teacher, his training facility is state-of-the-art, and it has been pure pleasure to be his student. I give him my highest recommendation. L. Stephen Buchanan, Endodontist, Santa Barbara, CA


Thomas McGarry Thomas J. McGarry, D.D.S.
Dr. McGarry received his D.D.S. degree in 1975 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, his Certificate of Prosthodontics in 1978 from UCSF/VA San Francisco, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1991. He is a fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and has served as President of the College. He is a member of the ADA, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Academy of Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Dentists. Dr. McGarry maintains a full-time private practice limited to Prosthodontics.
Lars O. Bouma, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P. Rotation I March 7-8Lars O. Bouma, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Bouma completed his D.D.S. (1994) at Baylor and after a GPR at the VA/Little Rock, AR, he served in the USAF as a general dentist. He received his Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas/San Antonio and became a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 2002. Dr. Bouma served as Chief of Prosthodontics, Dental Laboratory Flight Commander and Assistant Director for the AEGD Residency at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE. He is currently on staff at the OU School of Dentistry and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics.
John A. Sorensen, D.M.D., PhD Rotation II July 11-12John A. Sorensen, D.M.D., PhD
As founder and director of Pacific Dental Institute in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Sorensen is engaged in a practice limited to prosthodontics, currently conducting six clinical trials on all-ceramic fixed prosthodontic systems as well as in vitro materials testing, and providing hands-on continuing education programs in fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Sorensen is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a member of many prosthodontic and dental research academies. Dr. Sorensen has published over 72 research articles and chapters, and over 120 research abstracts. He has given over 100 invited lectures in 29 countries.
Vincent Celenza, D.M.D. Rotation III September 12-13Vincent Celenza, D.M.D.
Dr. Celenza received his D.M.D. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Prosthodontics from Boston University in 1979. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow in the American College of Prosthdontists, a past-president of the Northeastern Gnathological Society, a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and the future 2010 president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Celenza maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Manhattan which he shared with Frank Sr. for 25 years.
Hunter Stuart, D.D.S., M.S. Hunter Stuart, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Stuart received his D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974, his Certificate and Master of Science in Prosthodontics from UT Houston, Oral-Craniofacial Fellowship from UT Health Science Center and his certification in parenteral conscious sedation from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Stuart maintains a part time private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Fort Worth, TX and provides portable parenteral conscious sedation to the dental community through his company Sedation-On-Call.
Dan O’Donoghue, Ph.D. Dan O’Donoghue, Ph.D.
Dr. O’Donoghue received his Ph.D. from the Department of Anatomy, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in 1984. He is a Graduate of Distinction, Physician Assistant Program OU College of Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in both the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Cell Biology, OU College of Medicine. He received the Regents Award for Superior Teaching, Department of Cell Biology in both 2005 and 2006. Dr. O’Donoghue currently teaches human anatomy to both OU College of Medicine and College of Dentistry students.

General Information

To Register

Click here to download brochure with Registration Form, call 405.755.7777, or send an email to to request a registration form.

Doctors: $9500
Staff: $550 per session

Participants will receive:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 58 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
  • Course Manual
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner: Sessions I and IV

This program is sponsored in part by unrestricted educational grants from our corporate sponsors.

The Southwest Center for Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. Participants: Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/ her licensing boards.

The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. Sponsors

Cancellation Policy: Confirmed registrants unable to attend may obtain a refund (less a $100 admin fee) by notifying SCD no later than 4 weeks prior to the course start date. Cancellations from 2-4 weeks prior will be refunded 50% of the full course fee. Cancellations of less than 2 weeks and “no shows” will be eligible for no refund. Cancellations for individual sessions will not be refunded. SCD reserves the right to cancel a full course with the full fee refunded. Should SCD find it necessary to cancel an individual session, we will reschedule that session or refund 25% of the full fee. SCD will not be responsible for expenses incurred by the registrant.

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