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Predictable Bone & Tissue Augmentation
For Implant Site Development

Understanding the “What, When, Where and How”
of Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting

October 31 – November 1, 2014 • Charlotte, NC

INSTRUCTORS: James L Rutkowski
DMD, PhD Diplomate ABOI/ID
Eric Hamrick
DMD, Diplomate ABP and ABOI/ID
Robert Heller
DDS, Associate Fellow AAID
Course includes two hands-on model workshops and step-by-step presentations including decision trees illustrating the following procedures:
Sinus Augmentation (Lateral & Crestal Approaches) Vertical & Horizontal Onlay Grafting Tunnel Grafting Socket Grafting Esthetic Zone Considerations
Sub-epithelial Connective Tissue Variations PRP, PRF, & Recombinant Growth Factors Treatment Planning Using Cone Beam CT Technology Specific Pharmacology Techniques To Optimize Patient Care Tissue Closure Techniques

At the end of this course, participants will understand the physiology of wound healing and will be able to diagnose, treatment plan and select the optimal materials for bone and soft tissue grafting with a thorough understanding of how to execute the indicated procedures.

“Dr. Rutkowski’s passion for spreading his wealth of clinical experience is evident from the energy he brings to his lectures. If you’re looking to improve your pharmacology knowledge, bone grafting, and implant techniques, I highly recommend attending Dr. Rutkowski’s course.”
— Dr. Shane Samy, General Dentist, Eugene, OR
“Dr. Hamrick has vast experience and knowledge on the topic of bone grafting for dental implant therapy. His teaching over the past several years at our institute (Triangle Dental Institute) has been both practical and well-received by our students.
— Dr. David Simpson, Periodontist, Raleigh, NC
“Dr. Rutkowski’s expertise in clinical implantology and PRP/PRF use makes him the go-to instructor for surgical procedures.”
— Dr. Daniel Camm, General Dentist, Brunswick, OH
“Dr. Hamrick clearly communicates the rationale for bone grafting and uses excellent clinical illustrations to teach various grafting procedures. Attending his lectures has been a great investment.”
— Dr. Daulton Keith, Periodontist, Charleston, SC
James L. Rutkowski portrait James l. Rutkowski, DmD, PhD, received a BS degree from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1972. He earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1976 and a PhD in Pharmacology from Duquesne University in 2008. Dr. Rutkowski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) and Past-President of the ABOI/ID. Dr. Rutkowski has a wealth of clinical experience in implant placement, esthetic surgery, bone and soft tissue grafting, and implant prosthetics. He lectures internationally on bone grafting, surgical anatomy for implant dentistry, pharmacology, and sedation techniques. Dr. Rutkowski has maintained a dental implant practice in Clarion, Pennsylvania for thirty-one years.
John Hamrick portrait John “Eric” Hamrick, DmD, received his BS degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Southern University in 1976. He completed his dental training at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1982. Dr. Hamrick received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Alabama’s Department of Periodontics in 1984. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, is a Diplomate of the ABOI/ID and a Fellow of the AAID. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics for MUSC’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hamrick has extensive experience in cosmetic periodontal surgery, pre-prosthetic surgery and dental implant therapy. He has lectured nationally on bone grafting, implant- orthodontic-restorative relationships, implant placement, guided implant therapy and virtual treatment planning. Dr. Hamrick has maintained a private practice in Greenville, South Carolina for thirty years.
Robert Heller portrait Robert Heller, DDs, received his BA in Biology at Ohio Wesleyan. He earned his DDS in 1988 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Heller continued with a prosthodontic residency at The Medical College of Virginia (1990) and completed hospital-based implant residency/graduate training at Loma Linda University (1997). He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, staff member at Grady Memorial Hospital, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Dental Society. Dr. Heller currently serves as Director of the Prosthetic Division at the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). He has published multiple articles and taught numerous courses ranging from implant placement to advanced bone grafting, lateral nerve repositioning, and sinus elevation. Dr. Heller has maintained a private practice in Lewis Center, Ohio for twenty years.
October 31 – November 1, 2014
Charlotte, NC

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
(Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels and Resorts) 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway (26 mins from airport)

Special room rate $189.00/night at:
(704) 248-4000

The course is from 8 AM to 5 PM both days and includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner on Friday, a digital course manual, and two hands-on workshops with anatomical models. A certificate of attendance for 15.5 hours C.E. (will be provided.

$2,450 for Doctors, $225 for auxiliaries.


The Full Brochure and Registration Form

Rutkowski Seminars
35 South 2nd Avenue • Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-226-8690 • Fax: 814-226-9084
Refunds for cancellations will be made if received no later than one month prior to the course date. If course is rescheduled for any reason, you will be notified of reschedule one month prior to course.

DENTSPLY is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. DENTSPLY designates this activity for 15.5 continuing education credits. DENTSPLY Implants is committed to new and innovative knowledge, however sponsorship by DENTSPLY Implants does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.

COURSE SPONSORS: Course Sponsors: Dentsply Implants, Salvin Dental

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