2016 Dental Implant Continuum
Dental Implant
April – October
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
168 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
Triangle Dental Institue
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Triad Dental Institute Website

Most clinicians believe that a comprehensive, didactic course of study followed by live clinical experiences are the gold standard in implant training. Over the past ten years our program has evolved to provide what our students describe as a career changing professional experience. We know of no other course that offers all the crucial elements and flexibility necessary to best prepare you for success in placement of dental implants:

  • A concisely presented course of study guided by a core faculty to help you navigate the complexities involved and weigh the indications and advantages of the various techniques.
  • Seven three-day sessions spread over seven months provide participants ample opportunity to learn and apply new techniques. Implant dentistry is not learned in a weekend or a week. It is an evolution of your skills that you hone during a serious course of study.
  • Colleagues develop actual cases from their own practices, beginning with diagnosis and treatment planning, proceeding through surgical guide fabrication and 3-D analysis, and culminating in implant placement.
  • Live surgeries presented at each Friday session followed by discussion of the science and techniques that inform the surgeries.
  • All surgeries are videotaped and provided to every student. We believe that viewing instructional videos just prior to performing surgery improves outcomes.
  • Saturday and Sunday sessions featuring the world’s premier implant educators are designed to reinforce the concepts presented in the live surgeries. Through case presentations in a group participation atmosphere, we teach surgical implant placement and associated bone and tissue grafting techniques with the goal of redefining effective treatment planning.
  • Twenty plus hours of hands-on workshops to develop these skills on dental models and pig jaws.
  • Mentored surgeries to close the loop and develop your skills on real patients
Team Training

Since a successful implant practice depends on involvement of the entire office our October session provides an opportunity for your team members to be certified as ICOI Dental Implant Assistants. The goals for this session include integrating implant surgery into your existing practice and providing staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to assist in placing implants. Together, teams will attend 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 and maintain equipment and surgical operatories, surgically assist for implant placement, bone and tissue grafting, and fabricate models and guides specific to implant placement.


All lectures and laboratory sessions are in our state of the art facility located just minutes from RDU airport. In addition to implants we are universally recognized for our amazing chef!

Mentored Surgery Experience

We find that clinicians present with varied personalities and surgical backgrounds that dictate the degree of live surgical experience they find useful. We will provide the patients and a trained surgical assistant to mentor your assistant for implant placement, bone grafting, and tissue grafting. You will have the opportunity to follow up these patients post-operatively and review and consult with the faculty relative to improving your technique. The testing of your skills followed by immediate evaluation and feedback has been proven as the best learning strategy. If you prefer, you can bring one of your own patients and arrange for them to pay the fee. For our course participants we charge 70% of our normal case fee to cover the overhead and implant costs allowing you to dial in the right amount of surgical experience for your needs.


“The mentored surgery was incredible! Thanks to all the staff and faculty for making it our best learning experience ever! Exposing the mental foramina and placing four mandibular implants—priceless”
– Jill Merrill, DDS and David Merrill, DDS, Weaverville, NC

“I hear too many stories about dentists who invest time and money into implant education and never actually place implants. This is not the case at the Triangle Dental Institute. I took the course, and now I’m placing implants — and so are my classmates.”
– David Collins, DDS, Denver, CO

“This course completely changed the way I practice dentistry. Knowing the intricacies of bone and tissue grafting and implant placement has helped me to make more informed diagnoses and treatment plans. It feels good to know that my patients are receiving the best, most up-to-date care available. My daughter, who practices with me, will take the course next year.”
– Thomas Rider, DDS, Hickory, NC

Hands on


Standing Faculty

Dr. Mark Hunt Director
Mark Hunt, DDS | Director
Dr. 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 ten years, Dr. Hunt and his staff have organized annual dental mission trips to Haiti and Central America through the 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 | Co-Director
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 produced videos for dental office repair and maintenance.

Dr. David Simpson Co-Director
David M. Simpson, DDS, PhD | Co-Director
Dr. 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 year’s 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

2017 Schedule

APRIL 21-23
Scott Lingle, DDS
JULY 14-16
Michael Sonick, DMD, MS
Michael McCracken, DDS, MS, PhD
May 19-21
Leo Malin, DDS
AUGUST 11-13
Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Kanyon Keeney, DDS, MS, OS
Kathi Carlson, CDA
Jeff Carlson, CDT
John Russo, DDS

JUNE 9-11
Tom McGarry, DDS, MS
To see course details, download the Full Brochure Here

Credits & Sponsors


Academy of General Dentistry Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit

Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2013 to 2/28/2016

This program is approved for 168 credit hours

TDI Graduate Group Photo at ICOI annual meeting
Triangle Dental Institute graduates receiving their
Fellowship Diplomas at the ICOI Annual Meeting


Registration – Tuition – Accommodations

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Mail, Email, Fax (919-544-9669) or Call (919-544-3721) for easy enrollment:
Triangle Dental Institute 1622 E. Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713
email: triangledentalinstitute@gmail.com


Enroll by:
November 15, 2016 $7,900
January 15, 2017 $8,400
March 1, 2017 $8,800
Late entries $9,200
October Team Training Weekend $400 per Team Member
The $1,500 non-refundable deposit will hold your space.
The remainder can be paid in two installments, half by April 21 and half by June 10.
Fees are for cash/check payments. Credit card payments require an additional 2% transaction fee


Courtyard Marriott The Courtyard Marriott
301 Residence Inn Blvd.
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 484-2900
Marriott Hotel Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(919) 941-6200
(800) 228-9290
Fax: (919) 941-6229

“I highly recommend the North Carolina Triangle Dental Institute 2017 Dental Implant Continuum as a vehicle to begin your practical career in implant dentistry. Great experience… Great faculty … Great small group learning environment!”

-Kenneth W.M. Judy, DDS, FACD,FICD,Co-Chair, ICOI


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