Take Your Practice
To The Pinnacle Of
Our Profession
Midwest Implant Institute
Dental Implant
Training Program
  • 29 Year History of Success
  • Over 700 Doctors & Staff Successfully Trained
  • Option For You to Perform Surgery on Your Own Patients Under Our Supervision
For our Hands On 1-on-1 Surgical Training, we will help you obtain a temporary Ohio Dental License if required.
Teaching Faculty:
Alfred “Duke” Heller DDS, MS     Director of Surgery
Rob Heller DDSDirector of Prosthetics
Vickie McCuneDirector Staff Teaching
Russell Kiser DDS, MS
Kim Laurel DDS, MS
Dr. Alfred “Duke” Heller, founder of the Midwest Implant Institute, limits his practice to the placement of dental implants, and has placed more than 20,000 implants since 1969. He received both his DDS (1962) and MS (1974) from Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, is Board Certified in Oral Implantology and is past president of the American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr, Heller is also on the staff at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Robert Heller is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Ohio State University College of Dentistry (1988). He completed a Prosthetic residency at Medical College of Virginia (1990) and a hospital based implant residency at Loma Linda University Dental School (1997) He served as President of the Ohio Section of the American College of Prosthodontics and Chairman for the Ohio Dental Association’s Subcouncil on Young dentists. Dr. “Rob” is a teaching faculty member of the Midwest Implant Institute since 1995, and director of the prosthetic arm of the institute.
Dr. Kim Laurell is a 1976 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received a Master of Science in Prosthodontics 1986. He was a full-time faculty member at OSU for 20 years and coordinated the fixed prosthodontic portion of the Advanced Prosthodontic Residency Program. He maintains a Prosthodontic practice geared toward aesthetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation using fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics and the treatment of Temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Russell Kiser is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (1999, DDS). Subsequently, training at a general practice residency (GPR) at St. Luke’s/St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio was completed (2000). Then, specialty training in Endodontics and a masters thesis was completed at The Ohio State University (2002, MS). Since then, he completed implant training at The Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus, Ohio (2006). Currently, he maintains a private practice and is on faculty at The Midwest Implant Institute.
Vickie McCune started in dentistry in 1978, as a dental assistant. She has been teaching, her true love, for 15 years. Anyone who has taken her courses remembers with fun and laughter how to do ‘Sterile Protocol Technique’ and ‘Surgical Assisting’ for Implant Dentistry.
Program Modules

Introduction to Implant Surgery & Restoration (2 days) (301)
Learn The Basics of Implant Dentistry
• Introduction to Dental Implants
• Basic Anatomy Review
• Surgical Template Design
• Bone Grafting For Implant Surgery
• Diagnosis & Patient Selection
• Treatment Planning
• Hands-On Implant Placement on Models
• Observe Live Surgery
Emphasis using Zimmer Implant – March 6-7, Sept 18-19
Emphasis using Camlog Implant – May 1-2, Oct 2-3
Emphasis using Keystone Implant – May 8-9, Oct 16-17

Implant Team Training For Doctor & Staff (2 days) (302)
Prepare Your Entire Team For Implant Dentistry In Your Practice
• Team Treatment Planning Using Your Own Patient Records
• Surgical Template Construction by Doctor and Staff
• Sterile Technique In The Implant Practice
• Proper Documentation of Surgical Procedure
• Patient Consent Forms
• Hands-On Implant Placement in Models – Doctor & Assistant
• Proper Suturing Technique
• Implant Hygiene Review
• Case Acceptance Training For Staff
Emphasis using Zimmer Implant – April 3-4, Oct 22-23
Emphasis using Camlog Implant – June 19-20, Nov 6-7
Emphasis using Keystone Implant – June 12-13, Dec 4-5

Keeping Endodontic Implant Procedures Simple (303)
Introductory course designed for Endodontists wanting to pursue implant training. Go to www.midwestimplantinstitute.org for course description.

Implant Prosthetics. (2 days) (305)
Even if you don’t do surgery, learn how to restore so you keep your patient in your practice. Teaches the different basic concepts and the types of prosthetics components from different implant systems.
Advanced Courses

Bone grafting made simple. (2 days) (601)
How and when to graft (and when not to). Types of graft materials, use of PRP and other adjuncts. Bring your own patients for hands on surgery. Sinus grafting, block bone grafts, on-lay bone grafting procedures.

1-on-1 Surgical Extern program part 1 (4 sessions) (551)
4 Sessions with appointment times arranged according to your schedule. Assist institute faculty with placing implants on your own patients. Requirements: Maxillary anterior/posterior using bone spreading techniques, Mandibular anterior/posterior using rotary instrumentation. (Approximately 20-30 hrs CE)

1-on-1 Surgical Extern program part 2 (4 sessions) (552)
4 Sessions with appointment times arranged according to your schedule. Same as 551 but participant Doctor/staff perform surgery on their patients under institute faculty supervision and guidance.
2009 Calendar

March 6-7 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
20-21 Bone grafting and sinus elevation (601)
28 Keeping Endodonic Implant Procedures Simple (303)
April 3-4 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)
May 1-2 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
8-9 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
June 12-13 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)
19-20 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)
September 11 Keeping Endodonic Implant Procedures Simple (303)
18-19 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
October 2-3 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
8-9 Bone grafting and sinus elevation (601)
16-17 Introduction to Implant Surgery and Restoration (301)
22-23 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)
29-30 Implant Prosthetics (305)
November 6-7 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)
December 4-5 Implant Team Training for Doctor and Staff (302)

To accommodate scheduling problems, doctors can sign up for any 301 Course, and then sign up for the appropriate implant system specific 302 Course they desire.

Courses 551 and 552 run throughout the year with dates and times arranged for mutual convenience of all involved.


301 Docs $1250 Assts $250
302 Docs $1250 Assts $250
303 Docs $950 Assts $175
305 Docs $1250 Assts $250
551/552 $12,550 (includes assistants)
(can also be paid as 4 monthly payments of $3250 or 6 monthly payments of $2200). External finance opportunities available.
601 Docs $2600 Assts $250 (Included in Externship Program)
For further information

Go to www.midwestimplantinstitute.org for course descriptions. Please call Lisa Shoemaker or Vickie McCune at 614-885-8330 to register. 145 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 E-mail: Lisa@implantdentist.org or Vickie@implantdentist.org

You can also download the full brochure for a printable version of this information.
Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please notify the Midwest Implant Institute immediately. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the start of a course are subject to an administration fee of $50. Within 7-14 days a 50% refund will be paid; Within 7 days a 25% refund will be paid. Please allow 4-6 weeks for refunds. “No shows” will not qualify for a refund.

“Right away I knew the Midwest Implant Institute was different. Duke and his staff cared about each one of us as doctors, staff, and our patients. He has values, character, and morals and has been a great mentor to me.”
Dr. Jim Rutkowski, General Dentist, Clarion, PA

“As an oral surgeon I feel the Midwest Implant Institute training taught me the additional surgical techniques that I needed to make my practice successful in implant dentistry.”
Dr. Ramon Perez, Oral Surgeon, Plantation, FL

“The Midwest Implant Institute gave me the excellent training I needed to confidently integrate implant dentstry into my practice.”
Dr. Rob D’Orazio, General Dentist, Sterling Heights, MI

“The Midwest Implant Institute Implant training is exactly what a periodontist needs to serve their referral base with implants, while building a larger perio-implant practice.”
Dr. Steve Cellier, Periodontist, Freemont, OH

“The Midwest Implant Institute experience and training gave me confidence to do more difficult cases after learning simple procedures.”
Dr. Dan Camm, General Dentist, Brunswick, OH

“Midwest Implant Institute has provided the ultimate learning opportunity for me and my staff. My experience with Dr. Duke Heller, Dr. Rob Heller, Vickie and the Institute staff has been truly outstanding.”
Dr. Bill Foster, Endodontist, Dublin, OH

“I wanted to be able to help people rid themselves of removable appliances. The Midwest Implant Institute gave me solutions for these patients.”
Dr. Doug Peebles, General Dentist, Nicholsville, KY

“They do a great job preparing you and your staff to go back to your office and do implant dentistry with confidence.”
Dr. Christian Chirla, General Dentist, Akron, OH

“Absolutely incredible! The best training I have had since my endodontic residency. My patients and I have had a great experience at the Midwest Implant Institute and you will too.”
Dr. Marty Saltzman, Endodontist, Baton Rouge, LA
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