implant surgical & prosthetic
Implant Mentor Program, Now with Live Surgery! - Hands-On Implant Surgical and Restorative Skills Workshop with Ongoing Mentor Support
Chicago, Illinois
January 30-31
May 15–16
September 25–26
Course Objective

Over the last few years, the U.S. dental implant market has been growing at 12 to 15% per year and more and more members of our adult population have heard about implants. They are asking their general practitioners for implants as an alternative to standard crown and bridge restorations. So after more than 20 years, dental implants are becoming the standard of care and an extension of standard crown and bridge procedures.

This two-day Implant Mentor Program is designed for new surgical users who already possess basic surgical skills, i.e. dental alveolar flap procedures and suturing capability, but wish to expand their treatment capabilities to include placement of dental implants. This is more than just a basic familiarization; rather, this program is an intensive and extensive tutorial that has the objective of turning attendees into implant users.

The goal of the Implant Mentor Program is to instill confidence in implant surgery and, therefore, allow you to expand your implant practice.

Information will also be presented and materials will be provided for marketing implants and educating patients about the benefits of implants.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of this course is to provide you with options for clinical support and training after the initial course ends. Dr. Baer will take emails and telephone calls from course participants with questions regarding cases. Participants will have the opportunity to spend the day in the office with Dr. Baer, observing surgery, restorative procedures, and the management of implant cases (a fee is charged for this service). Arrangements can be made with Dr. Baer to do your first case with his chairside guidance. After the course The Mentor Program Implant Study Club will provide you with the information needed to expand your skills and to enhance your education to help grow your implant practice.

Two-Day Course Outline
Live Surgery
  • Equipment set up
  • Operatory set up
  • Sterile technique guide
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Instrument Trays
  • Drills for the NobelReplace® Tapered Implant
  • Bone Qualities
  • Hands-on drilling on artificial bone blocks
  • Insertion torque and implant stability
Posterior Single Tooth Implant Placement
  • Treatment Planning, Models, Radiology, Case Selection, Surgical Guides
  • Hands-on implant placement in models, including flap design
  • One-stage and Two-stage procedures
  • Placement of the Easy Abutment®, with hands-on
  • Immediate implant placement at time of extraction
  • Multiple posterior implant considerations
Fully Edentulous Lower Jaw
  • Differential diagnosis of overdentures and fixed bridges
  • Treatment Planning, Models, Radiology, Case Selection, Surgical Guides
  • Hands-on implant placement in models for lower overdenture, including flap design
  • Ball abutment overdenture attachment, including hands-on
Anterior Single Tooth Implant Placement
  • Evaluation of soft tissue deficits and the influence on esthetic outcome
  • Treatment Planning, Models, Radiology, Case Selection, Surgical Guides
  • Hands-on anterior single tooth implant placement in models, including flap design
  • Placement of the Procera®/Esthetic® Abutment, with hands-on
  • Immediate implant placement at extraction
  • Hands-on immediate implant placement in models
  • Provisional Restorations for Planned Immediate Function
  • Medical history, sedation, antibiotics, informed consent, discharge instructions
Patient and Staff Education
  • EZ Steps® Module Presentation
  • Introduction to Marketing/Media Kit
General Information
You can register by downloading the registration form and mailing it to:
Dr. Russell Baer
222 N. Lasalle, Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60601

or by calling 312-704-5511 or emailing

8:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Lecture and hands-on workshop

Fourth floor meeting room
222 N. Lasalle • Chicago, IL 60601
312.704.5511 • 312.346.3991

Fourteen continuing education credits will be provided.

2009 Courses
January 30–31
May 15–16
September 25–26

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Tuition $1495 doctors, $195 Assistants includes:
  • Implant Training Kit: Models (Soft acrylic covered mandible & Soft acrylic covered maxilla with teeth), cortical/cancellous bone block, six dummy implants packaged, scalpel, wax spatula, CD Replace® Select Surgical & Prosthetic Procedures, CD Nobel Biocare Literature, Replace® Select Surgical Manual, Replace® Select Restorative Manual, Replace Catalog, Immediate Function™ Guidelines
  • PowerPoint for Notes
  • EZ Steps® Module Package for Staff and Patient Education: Includes the Five Steps of Patient Education and many other materials for establishing implants with your staff and patients. Included is a PowerPoint presentation about implants for staff and patient training as well as Microsoft Word documents that can be customized on your letterhead.
  • Marketing/Media Kit: CD #1 – Clinical Illustrations and graphics for creating advertising and presentations. To be used by graphic artists. CD #2 – PowerPoint presentation for consumers and Microsoft Word documents for creating a marketing plan and tools for implementing this plan. (a $500 value for the items above)
Russell Baer, DDS

Dr. Russell A. Baer graduated from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in 1985 and completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Baer is presently a clinical associate professor at the University of Chicago where he teaches implant dentistry in the General Practice Residency and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics program and conducts clinical research in implantology and reconstructive dentistry. This clinical research has included a single tooth immediate load study using Replace® and the new NobelDirect™ implant.

Dr. Baer is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has written numerous articles and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant dentistry. His passion for implant dentistry led him to the former Soviet Union where he founded and serves as Academic Director of the Chicago Center For Advanced Dentistry. The center is the leading training center for oral implantology and advanced dental techniques in the former Soviet Union and has offices in Moscow, Kiev, Vilnius, Almaty and Mumbai, India. Through this program, many American dentists have had the opportunity to teach and practice implant dentistry in this region of the world.

Dr. Baer has a private practice in downtown Chicago that specializes in implant and reconstructive dentistry.

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