UCLA Dental Implant Continuum 2020

2020-2021 Course

2-years, 6 modules

Fee: $27,000

30-day early enrolllment $24,300

or call 310-206-8388 to register

Individual module fee: $ 6150 each

Module dates

Jan 6-10, 2020
May 4-8, 2020
Sep 14-18, 2020
Jan 11-15, 2021
May 17-21, 2021
Sep 20-24, 2021
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Questions: 310.206.8388

2020 - 2021

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


Course Directors

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

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

Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry


We are proud to present the UCLA Dental Implant Continuum. This intensive and comprehensive program is designed to train dentists in all aspects of surgical and restorative implant dentistry procedures including: digital treatment planning, implant placement, management of the esthetic zone, reconstruction of deficient alveolar ridges, use of various loading protocols, fabrication of immediate provisional restorations, and more.

Participants will perform multiple implant surgeries on their own patients throughout the 2-year, 6-module program. Our prestigious faculty will guide you through each step of the process from treatment planning to routine implant placement to advanced grafting procedures, impressions and restoration. Extensive time will be spent in hands-on workshops, in live surgery, and with faculty demonstrations. No implant experience necessary!

Topics to be covered:
  • Treatment planning
  • Clinical documentation of your implant cases
  • Surgical principles
  • Prosthodontic principles
  • Review of clinical anatomy
  • Radiographic and CBCT analysis
  • Implant surgery and prosthetics
  • Patient treatments
  • Management of extraction sites
  • Managing peri-implant soft tissue with restorative contours
  • Sinus augmentation
  • Vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation
  • Use of growth factors and biologics
  • Custom impression copings
  • Soft tissue molding and contour development
  • Digital implant treatment planning
  • Guided surgery
  • CAD/CAM applications
  • Software review and comparison
  • Navigational surgery
  • 3D printing
  • 5 Dimensional implant placement
  • The most common errors and pitfalls in implant treatment
  • Prevention and Management of complications
  • Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis; recognition and management
  • The future of implant dentistry


" I graduated from the UCLA Dental Implant Continuum in September 2017. I have been in private practice for the past 30 years and I have taken many CE courses. This by far, is the best CE course I have taken. The team of Dr. Peter Moy and Dr. Todd Schoenbaum compliment each other very well. Both have a wealth of knowledge that they were always willing to share and always available, between modules, to answer questions. Along with the wonderful additional lecturers they assembled for this course. The dedication, commitment and relentless pursuit by Dr. Moy to make sure you learn the principles and surgical techniques associated with implant placement, is second to none. Implant placement is "serious business",  this course will   give you the tools and confidence to go on your own. If a dentist wants to learn how place implants, I highly recommend this course."
Dr. M.S.

Individual module fee: $ 6150

Module 1 - Interdisciplinary Implant Dentistry - Prosthodontic and Surgical Principles

January 6, 7, 9, 10, 2020 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Module 1 will set the stage for the entire program. We will be covering the fundamentals of surgical and restorative implant procedures. Our goal with Module 1 is to prepare you for your forthcoming treatment of your implant patients

Module 2 - Performing Surgical and Restorative Procedures in Implant Dentistry

May 4, 5, 7, 8, 2020 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
You will develop case presentations of your implant patients, explaining how you design the sequential treatment plan, clinical findings, and your recommendations for treatment. The presentation is to be sent digitally to the faculty in advance of module 2. Your workup will be reviewed, suggestions made if the treatment plan or sequence of treatment requires alterations, then approval to proceed with your treatment plan for your patient(s).

Module 3 -Advanced Surgical and Prosthodontic Implant Protocols and Techniques

September 14, 15, 17, 18, 2020 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Module 3 will provide you with in-depth understanding of advanced implant techniques, biologic materials and scientific support for augmentation procedures you will be performing. Workshop exercises will train you in developing skills to perform the complex surgical and restorative procedures required by your patients. Participation in and performing live surgeries will continue.

Module 4 - Digital Dentistry and Applications in Implant Dentistry

January, 2021 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
Throughout Module 4, we will go in depth on the process of planning and treating your implant cases with the aid of digital technologies. Workshop exercises will provide you with training and use of surgical templates for semi and fully guided surgery as well as navigation on the latest guided implant software. Participation and performing live surgeries will continue. You will need your computer with functional software planning program.

Module 5 - Prevention and Management of Implant Treatment Complications

May, 2021 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday  | CDE Credits: 32
Complications are an inevitable part of implant treatment. This module will provide you the knowledge and skills necessary to minimize their occurrence, and when to consider referring out to provide proper management techniques when necessary. Participation in live surgeries will continue.

Module 6 - Implant Dentistry - Putting it all Together

September 2021 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | CDE Credits: 32
The final module will solidify the principles, skills and knowledge gained throughout the program. Participants are encouraged to organize their best cases treated during the program to present and discuss how you achieved success. UCLA CDE certificates will be presented to commemorate your dedication to furthering your knowledge and clinical skills for your implant patients.
Course Faculty


Workshop Exercises 

• 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
• Implant placement: using various systems and implant designs on models, pig jaws and patients*
• Prosthetic techniques: radiographic / surgical guides, impressions, abutment selection and design, fabrication of provisional restorations
• CBCT analysis and use of digital treatment planning software
• Tilted implant placement and denture conversion

* Perform Live Patient Procedures


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