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Course THREE: Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Course Three – Carlsbad, California

Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28, 2017

Would you like to expand your surgical and restorative skills with dental implants?

This unique continuing dental education course with simulated implant patients will give you hands-on experience with surgical and restorative phases of dental implants. Using high-tech patient simulators and real-world clinical scenarios, you will surgically place and restore patient cases involving a: 1) single tooth, 2) partially edentulous dentition, and 3) completely edentulous dentition. You will benefit from the collective knowledge and experiences of faculty with extensive clinical, research and teaching expertise in dental implants. This program will be conducted at the Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, California in order to take advantage of state of the art simulators complete with simulated soft tissue, cortical and cancellous bone layers, soft-tissue lined sinuses and “wired” inferior alveolar nerves.


At the completion of Course Three you should be better prepared to:

  • recognize the indications and contraindications for dental implant treatment. 
  • develop a treatment plan for the single tooth, partially edentulous and completely edentulous implant patient.
  • identify factors for treatment planning the proper location of dental implants.
  • identify instruments and materials for placing and restoring dental implants.
  • apply basic surgical implant techniques including immediate implant placement.
  • perform atraumatic extraction of fractured teeth and root tips.
  • select and perform the appropriate impression technique.
  • provide immediate temporization of implants.
  • restore single and multiple implants in the partially dentate patient.
  • restore implants in the edentulous patient (implant supported overdenture and implant supported fixed removable restorations).
  • identify laboratory procedures for restoring dental implants. 
Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is open to any dentist who wants to gain surgical and restorative experience with dental implants through hands-on simulated patient treatment.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, case presentations, demonstrations, hands-on experience on simulated manikins.

Course Instructors

This course is under the direction of Dr. Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics; Director, Dental Implant Program, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and includes additional prosthodontic and oral surgery faculty. Dr. Olin is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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