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Implant Residency - 17 days!

Full Surgical & Full Prosthetic

Didactic / Models / Pig Jaws / Live Surgery

Treat up to 2 of your own Patients!!!

17 days / 158 ODQ Preferred CE

8 weekends at McGill University

6 webinars from home

"Place" AND "Restore" Your Own Implants!

Nov 30 2019 - June 13, 2020

at McGill University - Mentorship

Speakers: Dr. Omid Kiarash (Perio), Dr. Sara Behmanesh (Perio) & Dr. Nariman Amiri (Prosth)

Course Summary

This course is focused on teaching clinicians the tools necessary to treat “the ideal” dental implant patient, in their own office.

Directed by Dr. Kiarash (Periodontist), Dr. Behmanesh (Periodontist) and Dr. Amini (Prosthodontist).


This mini residency offers well balanced surgical and restorative perspectives on:

1- Case selection

2- Treatment planning

3- Surgical placement

4- Final restoration of dental implants with ideal results for your patients


Course participants will learn the concepts and skills to fabricate a radiographic guide and utilize the latest CBCT technology and 3D imaging software to treatment plan the surgical phase of the procedure based on a restoratively driven treatment approach.


Continued mentorship will be provided for course participants upon completion of the course. It is critical for the successful completion of the course that the participant attends all 8 modules of the mini-residency. Effective learning and mentorship hinges on understanding each of the educational building blocks covered in the course to provide successful dental implant therapy for your patients.

Why take this Implant Mini-Residency Course:

  1. Course is offered by University Professors specialized in the discipline of implant dentistry, who have dedicated their careers to education. Combined they have over 3 decades of specialist knowledge and hands on clinical experiences to share, based on the backbone of evidence-based research in implant dentistry. 

  2. This Implantology course qualifies towards “ODQ Preferred CE” under the new ODQ requirements.

  3. ODQ members will receive a total of 158 Preferred CE credits.

  4. RCDSO members will receive a total of 110 CE credits (Surgical 62 CE & Prosthetic 48 CE).

  5. Meets new RCDSO guidelines & ODQ requirements for practicing implant dentistry.

  6. Online webinars for participants with course directors between modules.

  7. Private discussion forum exclusively for participants and course directors.

Some of the topics covered during this Implant Mini-Residency

(by lectures, hands on and small group discussions):

  • Dental Implant Basics

  • Patient Evaluation: Surgical and Prosthetic Considerations

  • Teamwork and When to Refer an Implant Case

  • Case Selection and Treatment Planning

  • Dental Implant Surgical Basics and Protocols

  • Implant Vs Tooth: Biology and Anatomy

  • Bone Physiology & Healing

  • How to Present a Treatment Plan to the Patient

  • Hands-on Basic to Advanced Suturing Techniques

  • Hands-on Implant Surgery on Typodont Jaws and Pig Jaws

  • Hands-on Surgical Techniques on Pig Jaws

  • Hands-on Flap and Suturing Exercises on Pig Jaws

  • Flap Design, Management of Hard and Soft tissue

  • Incision Design for Each Stage of Surgery 

  • Informed Consent

  • Review Case Selection and SAC Classification

  • Discuss Concepts of Ideal Implant Placement

  • Temporization Overview and Options

  • Overview of Atraumatic Extraction and Ridge Preservation Procedures

  • Regenerative Material Selection and Workflow Algorithm 

  • Hands-on Atraumatic Extraction and Ridge Preservation Exercises on Pig Jaws

  • Overview of Soft Tissue Management Around Dental Implants 

  • Hands-on Soft Tissue Management Including Connective Tissue Grafting Around Dental Implants Exercises on Pig Jaws

  • Discussion of Minor Grafting Procedures for Implants

  • Radiographic / Surgical Stent Fabrication

  • Utilizing 3D Imaging and Treatment Planning Software

  • Anatomy Review & Discussion of Anatomical Danger Zones

  • Surgical and Restorative Complications

  • Antibiotic Therapy for Dental Implants

  • Pain Management for Dental Implant Therapy

  • Overview of Emergency Procedures

  • Overview of Implant Restorative Basics

  • Advances in Restorative Technology

  • Implant Impression Techniques (conventional and digital)

  • Treatment Plan: Surgical and Restorative, Digital Work Flow

  • Webinar Course for Dental Auxiliary - Learn How to Set-up for a Dental Implant Surgery

  • Review of the Steps of Dental Implant Surgery

  • Surgical Placement of Implants by Course Participants

  • Delivery of Final Implant Supported Restoration by Course Participants

  • Case Presentation by all Participants: Review Successes and Difficulties of Live Patient Surgeries & Restorations

  • Relationship Between Systemic Diseases and Implants Health


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the crucial steps in case selection, workup and treatment planning to maximize success and increase patient satisfaction, in implant dentistry.

  2. Comprehend in more depth the prevailing biological and mechanical concepts at play, in implant dentistry.

  3. Understand and execute the concept of prosthetically driven treatment planning in implant dentistry

  4. Understand and perform the surgical principles in; implant site preparation, ridge preservation, implant placement and soft tissue management around dental implants.

  5. Understand the advantages in the utilization of CBCT technology; in treatment planning, in fabricating a radiographic & surgical guide, for dental implant therapy. 

  6. Perform surgical and restorative Implantology procedures on models and pig jaws.

  7. Perform live patient surgery on your own patient under the supervision and mentorship of the course instructors. 

  8. Restore the above patient’s dental implant under the supervision and mentorship of the course instructors. 

  9. Understand the surgical and restorative complications in implant dentistry, their prevention and management, along with a more in depth understand of the effect of systemic diseases on dental implants. 


Module 1 - Saturday & Sunday, November 30th-Dec 1st 2019 

- Implant case selection & treatment planning for fixed and removable prosthesis 

o  Lectures and small group exercises 


Webinar 1: Patient selection criteria for your Live surgery case and case approval process 

(On your own time prior to next Module)


Webinar 2: Process for fabrication of radiographic guide 

(On your own time prior to next Module)


Webinar 3: Process for fabrication of surgical guide 

(On your own time prior to next Module)

Module 2 - Friday & Saturday, January 17th - 18th, 2020 

- Dental implant surgical principles

o Lectures and hands on exercises on models and on pig jaws

o Live patient demo surgery


Webinar 4: Sterile Surgical protocol for the doctor and auxiliary staff

(On your own time prior to next Module)

Module 3 - Saturday & Sunday, January 25th – 26th, 2020 

- Live surgery implant placement 

o Live patient exercise: Participants will place an implant on their own pre-approved patient(s)

o  (up to 2 patients per participant)

Module 4 - Friday & Saturday, February 7th – 8th, 2020 

- Atraumatic extraction and ridge preservation (anterior and posterior teeth)

o Lectures and hands on exercises on models and on pig jaws

Webinar 5: Multidisciplinary case discussion and treatment planning (part 1) 

(On your own time prior to next Module)


Webinar 6: Multidisciplinary case discussion and treatment planning (part 2) 

(On your own time prior to next Module)

Module 5 - Friday & Saturday,  April 3rd – 4th, 2020 

- Management of the soft tissue around dental implants (soft tissue grafting, management of the papilla and indications for implant temporization) 

o Lectures and hands on exercises on models and on pig jaws

Module 6 -  Friday & Saturday, April 17th – 18th, 2020  

- Implant Prosthetics - part 1:

Implant restorative principles, for fixed and removable implant supported restorations (Live patient experience – conventional & digital implant impressions)

o Lectures and hands on exercises on models

o Live patient exercise: Participants will take an impression of the implant they previously placed on their own patient(s) above. 


Module 7 -  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 1st – 2nd – 3rd, 2020 

- Implant Prosthetics - part 2:

Implant restorative principles, for fixed and removable implant supported restorations (Live patient experience - delivery of final restorations)

o Lectures and hands on exercises on models

o Live patient exercise: Participants will deliver the final restoration on the implant they previously placed on their own patient(s) above. 

Module 8 -  Friday & Saturday, June 12th – 13th, 2020  

- Complications and peri-implantitis (diagnosis and management), association between systemic diseases and implant health

o Lectures and small group discussions

o Presentation of their clinical case by all participants

o Final Exam

o Review of Final Exam

o “Graduation” Ceremony & Event



Time:   9:00am - 5:00pm (breakfast & lunch included)

Cost:    $14,995 until Oct 1st 2019 ($15,995 after Oct 1st 2019)***

                   *** You will be invoiced by McGill University directly

                           once you have completed registration below.

CE:       158 ODQ Preferred CE / 110 ADA CERP


Dr. Omid Kiarash

DMD, MSD, Dip. Perio., ABP., FRCD(C)

Dr. Kiarash is the Director of the Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. He is also the founder of the "Centre des Spécialistes Dentaires Zeeba" located on the south shore of Montreal in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, where he maintains his private practice.

Dr. Kiarash is a board certified specialist. He received his Postgraduate specialty training in Periodontics, as well as his masters in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kiarash has had extensive training in full mouth rehabilitation utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in bone grafting and dental implantology under intravenous sedation.

Dr.Kiarash has presented at many national and international conferences.His field of interest is the treatment and management of advanced periodontal diseases and recession defects. Dr. Kiarash regularly teaches live hands-on courses to other dentists on the use of more advanced surgical techniques and protocols for the management of these conditions as well as the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Kiarash is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is the Chairman for the Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is the President-Elect for the Canadian Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kiarash is the Study Club Director for the “Montreal Rive-Sud” ITI Study Club.

Dr. Sara Behmanesh

DDS, MS, Dip. Perio., ABP. 

Dr.Behmanesh attended University of Maryland School of Dentistry and finished her dental training in 2008. She then pursued a 3-year postdoctoral residency program in Periodontology at the same institution. She received a certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Science in Dentistry in 2011. As a resident, she was ambassador to the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Dr. Behmanesh is a board certified periodontist with an advance training in bone grafting techniques, implant dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. She joined "Centrede Spécialistes Dentaires Zeeba” in 2013.


Dr. Behmanesh joined McGill University in 2014 as a clinical instructor, faculty lecturer and course director in the Department of Periodontics. She has received the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Behmanesh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the International Team of Implantology.


She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology pre-doctoral educator organization. Dr.Behmanesh has a passion for teaching and is involved in hands-on Continuing Dental Education courses teaching advance surgical techniques. She is on the executive board of Montreal Dental Club and Federation of Dental Societies of Greater Montreal. She is also the director of the Spears Study Club in Saint Lambert. 

Dr. Nariman Amiri 

DMD, MHI, Cert.Prosthodontics, FRCD(c)

Dr. Amiri is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in dentistry and is a board certified specialist in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Amiri provides a full range of services in prosthodontics and both surgical and restorative implant dentistry.  He is also a clinical professor for graduate and undergraduate clinics at UBC dentistry. 

Dr. Amiri is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge on advanced treatments in dentistry. He has been the organizer and principal mentor for two study clubs in Vancouver since 2012 and lectures extensively in meetings and societies including UBC continuing education. He has also served as a specialist member of the Inquiry Committee at the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a board examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada for the past few years.


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