Level 1 - Basic Training Implant Boot Camp (Full Arch)
COURSES & DATES
Length – 4 days
CE – 36 hours
Location – Glendale, Arizona
When: November 6th-9th
Class size – 6-8
Implants the students will place on their own – 20+
Extractions and grafts that students will perform on their own – 20+
Advanced Restorative training for diagnosis and how to set up large cases. The course includes a solid foundation on full arch, full mouth with teeth or without teeth cases that would benefit by the smile design process, matrices, transfers, and temps to complete large cases with perfection.
Restorative lectures from Aurum Dental Group, which is a renowned Prosthodontic/Cosmetic lab in the country to go over prosthetics from a labs perspective.
What should you expect when coming to this course?
The dentist will be trained and supported by a group of like-minded, highly experienced practitioners. This course has a climate of escalation as each day progresses. The first day, the students are learning the tools necessary for fresh placement and the techniques for grafting. During the first day, a large amount of time consists of lectures on setting up cases, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, business, and sales education. That same day, all the students will be grouped for their first set of surgeries with a faculty member and be involved in every step of the surgeries, mastering the skills they just learned. The faculty member will be making the decisions on the protocol used during these cases. Each student averages two fresh placements on their first day.
During the second day, the doctor should expect a morning lecture concluding immediate placement protocols and drilling sessions live on sizes of implants, drill sizes, drill length marks, apical measurements of implants, protocols and diagnosis demonstration. An Acteon CT trainer will be doing CT training with the students so that each student is knowledgeable on how to use a CT when planning implant cases. That afternoon, the students will be grouped in surgical teams of two to work on their own patients and placing an average of 4-5 implants each student and 4-5 extractions and grafts during this surgery session.
During the third day, the doctor will complete an array of surgeries ranging from simple cases and single units to two placements for bridges as well as how to space correctly for restorative dentistry. The doctor will place full arch extractions with grafts and 4-6 implants placed on a single patient. Students will be using all the skills that they were taught on live patients for a 10 hour surgical rotation that typically averages about 10-12 placements each.
On the final day, the intensity will increase. Each student will receive a large, complex case that they will have to complete on their own. Most cases will involve 8 or more extractions, grafts, 6-8 implant placements with an immediate denture adjusted and placed in the patient’s mouth. All students will get to experience working on a DEEP IV anesthesiologist patient that involves a full mouth surgery with at least 12 -16 implants being placed with a senior instructor that is called SPEED CASES This will help expedite the student’s performance of surgical techniques. Each student typically gets 2 implants to place on this patient. In this case, the surgeon will expect the student to move with lightening speed. They will teach some unique techniques that are used when doing large cases such as these.
By the end of this last day, our students are both excited and exhausted. The students are immensly confident in the skills that they’ve honed or acquired in the past four days. Our method and reasoning for this type of training are that we believe the best way for a dentist to learn is through exposure to the intense training that we can provide. Providing a course with this level of training will make the doctors comfortable and confident in the placements that they will have to do on their own in their private practices.