Dental Implant Surgery 101: Basic Techniques

Hands-On Experience That Is Not Offered Anywhere else!!

Course Description

This course offers a one-of-a-kind experience by using fresh/frozen cadavers.  Cadavers are fresh frozen and thawed before use, providing a realistic operative experience for participants. Fresh/frozen cadaveers provide an environment that is superior to any simulated dental implant technique. Participants will obtain knowledge and confidence to incorporate implant surgery into their practice.

Lecture material covers patient examination and surgical anatomy in detail. Surgical instrumentation and techniques including incision, flap management, osteotomy, and suturing in implant placement surgery.The course provides five (5) hands-on sessions starting with wooden blocks, and dentiforms and progressing to Day 2 PM, at Miami Anatomical Research Center (MARC) where particpants will place dental implants in frshly frozen thawed cadavers.

Participants are encouraged to participate in the Spring course.  This course  is an advanced course using additional implants, drilling equipment, and simulated bone graft materials and membranes. The objective is to provide additional hands-on experience to aid in overcoming surgical hesitance.

Course Schedule:

Friday -    NSU Health Professions Division                                                                                                                                                                               
  1:00 pm -  5:00 pm  Lecture
  5:00 pm -  6:00 pm  Reception
Saturday  - NSU Health Professions Division AM / MARC PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 8:00 am -   8:30 am  Continental breakfast
 8:30 am - 11:30 am   Lecture/Hands-On                                                                                                                                                                                           11:30 am -12:15 pm   Lunch (included)                                                                                                                                                                                               12:15 pm -  1:15 pm   Shuttle to MARC  
  1:30 pm -  5:00 pm   Lecture/Hands-On
Sunday -     MARC
 8:15 am - 9:00 am    Shuttle to MARC
 9:00 am -  noon        Lecture/Hands-On                                                                                                                                                                                                    noon  - 1:00 pm    Lunch (included)                                                                                                                                                                                                 1:00 pm -  5:00 pm    Lecture/Hands-On
5:00 pm -  6:00 pm    Shuttle to NSU

Instructor Bio:

Taeheon Kang DMD,MS

Born and raised in South Korea,Taeheon had the honor of attending Seoul National University Dental School—the most prestigious program in the country. Inspired by the fields of periodontics and implant dentistry, he went on to receive his specialty training in periodontics from Seoul National University in 1996. After earning his certificate in periodontics, he was determined to move to the United States. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his second training in periodontics and implant dentistry.

As a result, Taeheon is the only periodontist who has completed a periodontal residency in both Korea and the United States. After eight years of his dedication and commitment to the University of Pennsylvania and Nova Southeastern University as an educator and a clinician, he opened his private practice in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dr. Kang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2005 American Academy of Periodontology Educator’s Award. He is a national and international lecturer in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry and an author of numerous clinical articles in authoritative dental journals.

Educational Objectives and Benefits:

  • Review anatomic considerations significant in the surgical placement of dental implants
  • Identify potential dental implant selection criteria and case difficulty
  • Learn  surgical protocol for implant dentistry, including incision, flap management, osteotomy, and suturing techniques
  • Learn to avoid common errors and surgical complications
  • Prepare participants for the next level of implantology, i.e. Advanced bone grafting & Soft tissue management

Additional Information:

Reward Programs  

  • NSU CDM Alumni & Friends discount
  • CDM Faculty discount 

Please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details

Advanced Continuing Education Certificate Program

This course is eligible towards an Advanced Continuing Education Certificate, please see Advanced Continuing Education Certificate for additional information.

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