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AAID Maxi Course: Practical Implant Education


Course Description


This program has been designed to impart the understanding of diagnostic and treatment modalities necessary to properly treat patients who are candidates for dental implant therapy. The 300- hour interdisciplinary approach utilizes case-based learning methodology that will include: lectures, live surgery demonstrations, interactive seminars, hands-on sessions, fresh frozen cadaver surgery including implant placement, soft tissue, and bone grafting, and relevant reviews of literature emphasizing evidence-based clinical practice. The program satisfies the educational requirement for Associate Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Course Dates:  Sept. 15-17, Oct. 20-22, Nov. 10-12, Dec. 8-10, 2017, Jan. 26-28, Feb. 16-18, March 9-11, April 6-8, May 11-13 & June 8-10, 2018

Course Schedule:

7:30 am. - 8:00 am.  Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am. - 5:00 pm.  Presentation (Lunch Included) 


Instructor Bio:

Course Director


Dr. Jack Piermatti is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, having completed a general practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center of UMDNJ, implantology training at Brookdale Hospital and New York University College of Dentistry, and his post-graduate training in prosthodontics at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School.

Dr. Piermatti has placed and restored over 17,000 dental implants over the past 30 years and is a nationally featured speaker on the subject of implant surgery and implant prosthodontics.

He has earned the following distinctions:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Master, American Academy of Implant Prosthodontic

Course Co-Director

Thomas J. Balshi, D.D.S., PhD., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Thomas J. Balshi is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics and founder of Prosthodontics Intermedica in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. He is also the director of the Institute For Facial Esthetics.  Both his graduate and post-graduate degrees were earned from Temple University School of Dentistry, and he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Cabrini College.  Dr. Balshi received his surgical and prosthetic implant training directly from Professor Per Ingvar Bränemark, Institute For Applied Biotechnology, in Götenborg, Sweden.  He is a Charter Member and Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontists, and a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a Member of the International College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Association.  He was a Founder and President of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association.  Dr. Balshi lectures globally and has published numerous scientific articles and videos on the subject of Brånemark implants and immediate function.

He has developed dental implant treatment protocols exclusive to Prosthodontics Intermedica, including Teeth in a Day® for accelerated rehabilitation and No BoneZ Solution™, to eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting.  He is a member of the adjunct faculty of Temple University School of Dentistry, Nova Southeastern University Dental School, and Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine.  He has provided special implant training programs at The Institute For Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington for Surgical and Prosthodontic Residents from Harvard, Maryland, UCONN, Columbia, Loma Linda, Temple and Nova Southeastern.  Dr. Balshi has co-authored a textbook entitled A Patient’s Guide to Dental Implants, and was a contributing author to Dental Implants:  The Art and Science – 2nd Edition (hardcover), Saunders.  His most recent textbook contribution is in Zygomatic Implants – The Anatomy-Guided Approach (Quintessence).

Educational Objectives and Benefits:

  • Provide an intensive overview of state-of-the-art in implant dentistry.
  • Provide live surgical and prosthetic demonstrations on patients.
  • Assess several Implant systems and their application.
  • Preparation for the AAID Associate Fellow/Fellow membership examinations.
  • Preparation for written portion of the AAID Associate Fellow Membership Examination

Additional Information:


Initial "Early Bird Special" Deposit (nonrefundable) to reserve space, payable by Feb. 1, 2017- $1,000

Initial Deposit after Feb. 1, 2017 - $1500.

Remaining Balance payable in 4 monthly payments of $3500 due on:  

     September 1, October 1, November 1, and December 1, 2017 (Non-NSU Alumni)

AAID Associate Fellowship Link

NSU College of Dental Medicine Acknowledges with Gratitude the Support of


ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education Logos

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program 

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