Introduction to Zirconia Dental Implants

Course Fee:  $950

30-day Early Registration: $855

CDE Credits: 7
New Date TBA
Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

When, Why, and How  ?

Hands-on Workshop and Live Surgery Demonstration


Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Assistant Dean, Clinical Research, UCLA School of Dentistry

Joan Pi-Anfruns, DDS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Sections of Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry



Zirconia dental implants are a new and exciting development in implant dentistry. Preliminary studies suggest zirconia implants induce less inflammation in the peri-implant tissues and promote a favorable epithelial attachment to the implant. They have a more natural appearance that may enhance esthetics, and contain no metal, making them ideal for patients who have metal sensitivities or prefer a metal-free option.

This one-day course will provide an introduction to zirconia dental implants, with hands-on laboratory exercises on simulated anatomical models to familiarize the participant with the surgical and prosthetic principles.

A live implant surgery will be performed during the course. This unique opportunity will teach the participants the nuances of the procedure, and allow them to interact live with the surgical team.

Workshop Exercises
  • Placement of one-piece zirconia implants in plastic models
  • Abutment height selection exercise
  • Impression techniques
Learning Objectives
  • Participants will become familiar with the science of zirconia implants
  • Participants will understand the indications and contraindications for use of zirconia implants, as well as patient selection
  • Attendees will participate in a surgical and restorative hands-on workshop


speakers and topics subject to change without prior notice.