2010 Dental Implant Continuum
March – November 2010
216 Hours of C.E. Credit
Completion Satisfies ICOI Fellowship Requirements

Learn the skills you need to competently place and restore dental implants

Mentored Placement of Implants by Students
Live Surgeries
Hands-on Training
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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

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

In nine three-day sessions spread over nine months, the Continuum provides participants with ample opportunity both to learn and to apply new techniques. Par will develop actual cases from their own practices, beginning with diagnosis and treatment planning, proceeding through surgical guide fabrication and 3-D image analysis, and culminating in implant placement. Each participant has the opportunity to place single and multiple implants under the careful guidance of the Triangle Dental Institute faculty. The Dental Implant Continuum qualifies for 216 hours of C.E. Credit and satisfies the requirements for the ICOI Fellowship.

Technique labs, which begin at 10:00am each Friday, feature live surgeries, lectures on the science and techniques behind the surgeries, and hands-on workshops. Forty-plus hours of hands-on workshops enable participants to visualize the intricacies of lecture material. Through watching, listening, and practicing, participants gain both knowledge and proficiency in cutting-edge techniques.

Hands-on Workshops Include:

  • Occlusion techniques in implantology
  • Implant placement on sawdust jaws
  • 3-D digital imaging manipulation
  • Surgical guide fabrication on preparatory models from participants’ own patients
  • Suturing techniques on pig jaws
  • Surgical flaps design and manipulation on 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, specialty instrument manufacturers and grafting material suppliers will be on-site to ensure that the participants gain a broad understanding of all products and techniques available.

Since successful implant dentistry depends upon the involvement of the entire practice, the November session provides the opportunity for participants to train and certify (ICOI) their team members.. The goals for this session include incorporating implant surgery into participants’ practices and providing staff with the skills and confidence necessary to assist in placing implants. Together, teams will view live surgeries and attend lectures on case presentation, office organization and implant maintenance. In special break-out sessions, team members will learn how to set up specialized equipment and how to effectively assist throughout the entire implant process.

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 its Southern hospitality.

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Leadership Team

Dr. Mark Hunt Director
Mark Hunt, DDS
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.

Dr. Holland Co-Director
John Rob Holland, DDS
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.

Dr. David Simpson Co-Director
David M. Simpson, DDS, PhD
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.

Course Schedule

March 12-14
Dr. Gittelson 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

April 9-11
Dr. Marchack Chris Marchack, DDS
The Road to Restoration with Dental Implants

Dr. Marchack is director of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Study Club and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, and he has a full-time practice in Pasadena, California. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has written numerous articles in peer review journals, and is on the Editorial Review Board of The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He is the recipient of The Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award for the best dental technique article of 2007.

Course Outline
  • Implant treatment Planning from single tooth, multiple unit restorations, to the edentulous arch
  • Sequencing of implant restorations
  • Custom abutments and use of procera technology
Dr. Shapoff Cary Shapoff, DDS
Connective Tissue Attachment: What is the Long-Term Impact?

Dr. Shapoff is the Director of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published widely, lectured internationally, and serves as a consultant to several major research organizations. He maintains an implant-oriented practice in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Course Outline
  • Esthetic factors in anterior implant surgery and restoration
  • Incision design and bone grafting issues
  • Role of provisionals in implant restoration
  • Prosthetic considerations in esthetic retention form
Dr. Moriarty 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

May 14-16
Dr. Malin Leo Malin, DDS
Guided Surgical Placement of Dental Implants

Dr. Malin graduated from Marquette University in 1991. He maintains a private practice in LaCrosse, WI where he has been utilizing occlusal based dental concepts since 1998. Early in his career, he discovered that the implant placement techniques used could not deliver a standard, predictable result. Therefore, with the help of other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed an implant placement technique which focused on occlusion (and cosmetics) for implant placement and crown restoration. This technique has led to five patients pending along with exceptional implant results.
Dr. Malin lectures throughout North America on full-mouth reconstructions and implant placement. Dr. Malin is the Director of Implantology at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Course Outline
  • Live surgery demonstrating a guided implant placement
  • Techniques for simplified placement
  • Case design on specialized software programs that use 3-D imaging to ensure accurate fabrication of precision drill guides

June 11-13
Dr. McGarry Tom McGarry, DDS
Implant Placement from a Prosthetic Perspective

Dr. McGarry received his DDS from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his Certificate of Prosthodontics from UCSF/VA San Francisco. In addition to being Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, Dr. McGarry is currently a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists where he served as president from 2000-2001. He is the Founder of the Oklahoma Society of Prosthodontists and the Director of the McGarry Implant Institute. Dr. McGarry maintains a full time Prosthodontic practice in Oklahoma City.

Course Outline
  • Learn and effectively utilize the most advanced and latest least invasive technique of tooth replacement
  • Learn to achieve prosthodontically-favorable implant positioning using emerging techniques such as Biaxial Implant Positioning™
  • Reduce complications associated with malpositioned implants
  • Increase auxiliary staff’s comfort and competence in implant placement assistance
  • Increase patient satisfaction by providing esthetic and functional solutions for missing teeth
  • Increase patient satisfaction and practitioner success with single provider care management

July 16-18
Dr. Russo 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. Lingle 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

August 13-15
Ken Hebel, DDS, MS 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 nationally and internationally on all phases of restorative and implant dentistry. 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 and the criteria for successfully treating this area
  • The ease and use of the single tooth implant
Daulton Keith, D.D.S., F.I.C.D. Daulton Keith, DDS, FICD
Dr. Daulton Keith maintains a private practice in Periodontics in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and Boston Univeristy’s School of Graduate Dentistry in Periodontics. Dr. Keith serves on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, as a Clinical Professor in the Division of Graduate Periodontics. He lectures nationally and internationally, has published several articles in national dental journals regarding implantology and block bone grafting.

Course Outline
  • Synergy of hard and soft tissue grafting
  • Implant surgical and restorative procedures
  • Managing esthetic concerns
  • Case presentation procedures that gain patient acceptance

September 24-26
Dr. Michael McCracken, DDS, MS, Ph.D Dr. Michael McCracken, DDS, MS, PhD
Prosthetic Parameters in Implant Supported Overdenture

Dr. 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 interactions, 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. Reddy Michael Reddy, DMD, MS
Prosthetic Parameters in Implant Supported Overdenture

Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Harvard 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 the 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
  • Live mentored placement of implants for mandibular overdentures
    Utilizing both single stage and two stage implants, eight to ten students with most ideal cases will have the opportunity for live implant placement with a one-to-one faculty-student ratio
  • Techniques for fixed attachable prosthesis
  • Low cost options for simple overdentures

October 15-17
Dr. Keeney Kanyon Keeney, DDS
Implant Surgery: The Art, The Science, and the Business Model

Dr. Keeney received his DDS with honors at the Medical College of Virginia in 1984 and obtained an early externship in Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery at The Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Miami, FL. He completed this residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 where he served as Chief Resident. He maintains a practice in Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery with a concentration in implant surgery. As a cofouder of the Implant Forum of Virginia, Dr. Keeney has worked to bring advanced implant techniques to the Richmond Dental Community. He i8s a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, a Fellow in the American Association of Oral Surgeons and American Society of Dental Anesthesia and became the first active Board Certified Oral Surgeon in Virginia to become a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is a frequent lecturer and active in the used of 3-D CAT scan technology in implant treatment.

Course Outline
  • Treatment Planning Protocols
  • Grafting techniques to predictably restore sites, improve results and still be cost effectively
  • Knowing when to do the case and when to refer
  • Controlling the mayhem: complications in implant surgery
  • Establishing your implant image
  • Keys to an effective implant surgical facility
Dr. Hamrick John Eric Hamrick DDS, MS

Dr. Hamrick is a past president of the South Carolina Society of Periodontics and the Greenville Dental Society. He currently maintains privileges with the Greenville Hospital System and is a past chairman of its Department of Dentistry. Dr. Hamrick is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology and is a member of the Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Osseointegration. He is a member of the academic faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine and has lectures locally and nationally. Dr. Hamrick has maintained a private practice in Greenville, South Carolina for more than twenty years.

Course Outline
  • Maxillary implant retained removable partial dentures
  • Guided implant therapy
  • Virtual treatment planning
  • Implant-oirthodontic-restorative connections

November 5-7
Kathi Carlson, CDA Kathi Carlson, CDA
ADIA Dental Team Implant Certification Program

Mr. Carlson has been in the profession of dentistry for over 35 years with the last 19 focused on implant dentistry. She trains implant teams throughout the global dental community and provides cutting-edge clinical and processional development programs. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Certified Dental Assisting Program and is the co-founder of The Implant Consortium, an educational resource for dental implant professionals. Ms. Carlson is a Fellow and a founding Certified Educator of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA); she received the 2008 ADIA Educator of the Year Award.

Course Outline
  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Patient Interaction
  • Implant Surgical Procedures
  • Prosthodontic Procedures
  • Maintenance and Evaluation Procedures
  • Marketing & Patient Education
Jeff Carlson Jeff Carlson, CDT
Current Concepts in Implant Prosthetics

Mr. 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!”
Continuing Education Credits

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

This program is approved for 216 credit hours


This program highlights the following implant systems:
Sponsors Biohorizons
Nobel Biocare
Strauman Dental


Enroll by:
November 15, 2009 $7,500
December 15, 2009 $7,900
January 15, 2010 $8,400
Late entries $8,800
$400 per weekend
Course available to the first 40 entrants
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 and Accommodations

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The remainder can be paid in two installments, half at the March 12th session and the other half at the June 11th session. In the unlikely event of this course’s cancellation, all feeds will be refunded which shall constitute full settlement.

Carolina Inn The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 918-2722
Fax: (919) 918-2795
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Marriott Hotel
Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Phone: (919) 941-6200
Fax: (919) 941-6229
Toll-free: (800) 228-9290
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 2010 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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