Implant Mini-Residency

Esthetics. Expectations. Excellence.
Implant Surgery and Restoration Mini-Residency

Implant placement from a Prosthodontic perspective… This step-by-step course will prepare you to successfully implement implant dentistry in your practice. Over four intensive two-day sessions, you will receive the mentored experience you need to master optimally placed dental implants for the best esthetic and functional restorations.

The course features hands-on implant placement practice on fresh frozen cadaver specimens, simulation manikins, and tabletop lab models for an in-depth educational experience. After multiple comprehensive hands-on instruction sessions, you will be mentored while surgically placing implants into your own patient, giving you the confidence to apply these techniques in your own practice. Unlike other weekend courses where you buy equipment but never feel comfortable enough to go home and use it, our participants have 100% success rates in integration of implant placement into their practices. Following are highlights from our unique course:

  • Hands-on fresh-frozen cadaver workshops
  • Live surgery demonstrations
  • Implant design and mechanics theory
  • Surgical placement of implants by participants on live patients
  • Records and imaging ( iCAT, panos)
  • Pharmacology and emergency procedures
  • Surgical and prosthetic treatment planning
  • Basic surgical principals: suturing, incisions, etc.
  • Flap design and circulation
  • Surgical complications
  • Direct, mentored patient contact
  • Intensive multi-session hands-on training

Course Features

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 58 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
  • Course Manual
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch
  • Friday Evening Dinner: Sessions I and IV


  • Thomas J. McGarry, D.D.S.
  • Lars O. Bouma, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.
  • Dan O’Donoghue, Ph.D.
  • Robert C. Fazio, D.M.D.
  • Stephen D. Campbell, D.D.S., M.M.Sc.


  • Learn and effectively utilize the most advanced and least invasive technique of tooth replacement
  • Learn to achieve prosthodontically-favorable implant positioning using emerging techniques such as Biaxial Implant Positioning
  • Reduce complications associated with malpositioned implants
  • Increase auxiliary staff’s comfort and competence in implant placement assistance
  • Increase patient satisfaction by providing esthetic and functional solutions for missing teeth
  • Increase patient satisfaction and practitioner success with single provider care management

Tuition and Fees

We request that participants attend each of the four sessions. We carefully limit enrollment to ensure the best possible environment for effective mentorship. Your seat is reserved with a $2000 deposit, and we will work personally with you to arrange payment leading up to your Rotation.
  • Doctors: $12,500
  • Staff: $550 / assistant

Detailed Course Outline

Session I

Doctors Only

Friday, 8AM - 5PM
  • Implant design/mechanics theory
  • Patient evaluation
  • Records and imaging (CT included)
  • Treatment plan - Prosthetic
  • Live surgery - observe and assist
Saturday, 8AM - 3PM
  • Anatomic limitations / Surgical anatomy
  • Hands-on cadaver workshop
  • Treatment plan - surgical
  • Merge prosthetic / surgical treatment plans
  • Develop alternate treatment plans

Session II

Doctors Only

Friday, 8AM - 5PM
  • Biaxial implant placement
  • Immediate placement
  • Immediate temporization
  • Live surgery - observe and assist
  • Advances in implant restoration
  • Implant Tooth Divergence Angle
  • Eliminating Distal Extension Partial Dentures
  • Implant Drilling Sequence workshop
Saturday, 8AM - 3PM
  • Basic surgical principles
  • Flap design and circulation
  • Hands-on cadaver workshop
  • Complications
  • Site development - prosthetic and surgical
  • Hard and soft tissue management
  • Hard and soft tissue
  • Suturing
  • Incisions
  • Closed and open sinus elevations
  • Membranes
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP)

Session III


Friday, 8AM - 5PM
  • Pharmacology
  • Emergency procedures
  • Implant placement (hands-on)
  • Drill guide fabrication
  • Surgical indexing
  • Live surgery - observe and assist
  • Implant dental practice development
Saturday, 8AM - 3PM
  • Presentation of surgical/prosthetic plan for Session IV surgeries
  • Implant placement simulation in manikin in operatory
  • Essix bridge fabrication
  • Temporary partials, bridges, crowns


Friday, 8AM - 5PM
  • Overview of implant surgery
  • Inventory management
  • Surgical kit
  • Pre-op instructions
  • Live surgery demo
Saturday, 8AM - 3PM
  • Room setup
  • Surgical assisting techniques
  • Patient monitoring
  • Drilling protocols
  • Post-op instructions

Session IV

Doctors Only

Friday, 8AM - 5PM
  • Review prosthetic/surgical plans for each scheduled patient
  • Surgical placement of implants by course participants
Saturday, 8AM - 3PM
  • Surgical placement of implants by course participants

Upcoming Class Dates

2018 Rotation B

  • SESSION I 20-21 July 2018
  • SESSION II 17-18 August 2018
  • SESSION III 21-22 September 2018
  • SESSION IV 12-13 October 2018
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2019 Rotation A

  • SESSION I 11-12 January 2019
  • SESSION II 8-9 February 2019
  • SESSION III 1-2 March 2019
  • SESSION IV 12-13 April 2019
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2019 Rotation B

  • SESSION I 19-20 July
  • SESSION II 16-17 August
  • SESSION III 20-21 September
  • SESSION IV 18-19 October
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A well thought out mini-residency that promoted honest discussions as material was presented. Learning on cadavers was a big selling point for me. Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby!
Student, Implant Mini-Residency