UCLA Dental Implant Continuum 2018

2018-2019 Course

Course in progress
Jan 15-19, 2018
May 7-11, 2018
Sep 10-14, 2018
Jan 14-18, 2019
May 13-16, 2019 *
Sep 3-6, 2019 *
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 

* Date changes from original publication

8:00am - 5:00pm
Questions: 310.267.3380

Hands-on Surgical / Prosthetic Training, Lectures and Workshops, Live Patient Treatment


Course Directors


Peter K. Moy, DMD
Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, UCLA Implant Center, Nobel Biocare Endowed Chair in Surgical Implant Dentistry, UCLA

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, FACD
Associate Clinical Professor, Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences, UCLA
Director, Continuing Dental Education Program

Come learn surgical and prosthodontic implant dentistry at UCLA. We have recruited leading clinicians and educators from UCLA and around the world to bring you the finest in hands-on implant training. This course is composed of 6 modules, 4 days each for a total of 24 days. Each module will feature in -depth lectures, intense hands-on workshops, live surgical demonstrations, and patient treatment. This course is designed for clinicians looking to place and restore implants.  Extensive time is spent with participants performing patient treatment. No implant expereince necessary!


“Hi! Just seated the implant supported PFM's on #2 and 3. I reviewed OHI and stressed the importance of that to prevent disease.  He is returning this coming week for me to check and adjust as needed.  He was so pleased the day we seated them, he is ready to come back to UCLA for #14 and 15!”
- Dr. J.A. Phoenix AZ

Topics to be covered:

• Treatment planning from simple to complex
• Basic implant surgeries
• CBCT use and interpretation
• Immediate placement and immediate loading
• Sinus augmentation and socket augmentation
• Screw vs. cement retained restorations
• Abutment emergence design
• Full arch implant treatments: how many implants?
• Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR)
• Soft tissue grafting
• Custom impression copings
• Implant provisional restorations
• Digital and guided implant surgery
• Suturing around implants and grafted sites
• Growth factors and autologous platelet concentrates
• Surgical anatomy and management of complications
• Peri-implantitis: prevention and management


Module 1 - Interdisciplinary Implant Dentistry

January 15, 16, 18, 19, 2018 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Treatment planning, anatomy review, surgical principles, CBCT analysis, implant surgeries and prosthetics

Module 2 - Surgical and Restorative Perspectives in Implant Dentistry

May 7, 8, 10, 11, 2018 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Case presentations, fully/partially edentulous and single tooth treatment, provisional fabrication, extraction socket management patients.

Module 3 -Advanced Surgical and Prosthodontic Implant Principles and Techniques

September 10, 11, 13, 14, 2018 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Sinus augmentation, vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation, soft tissue management, custom impression copings, growth factors

Module 4 - Digital Dentistry and Applications in Implant Dentistry

January 14, 15, 17, 18, 2019 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Digital implant treatment planning, guided surgery, CAD/CAM applications, software comparisons, navigational surgery

Module 5 - Management and Prevention Complications

May 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019 * | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday  | CDE Credits: 32
Surgical complication prevention and management, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis recognition and management

Module 6 - Principles of Implant Dentistry - Putting it all together

September 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019 *  | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Future trends in implant dentistry, participant final case presentations, final written exam, certificate presentation


Workshop Exercises 

• Implant placement: using various implant designs on models, pig jaws and patients*
• Fundamental Surgical Techniques: incisions, flap design, and suturing
• Graft Techniques: sinus augmentation (direct and indirect), CT grafts, GBR, PRF and use of particulate graft materials
• Prosthetic techniques: radiographic / surgical guides, impressions, abutment selection and design, fabrication of provisional restorations
• CBCT analysis and use of digital treatment planning software


speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice