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    Live Patient Implant Training

    Comprehensive Education


    While many courses for learning implant dentistry are available, few are comprehensive in scope. Alabama Implant Education is committed to providing a quality education with university-based lecturers. Our goal is to effectively train dentists in the appropriate use of dental implants, so that patients may be well served with this state-of-the-art technology.

    This course will be taught using distance learning, group sessions, invited speakers, and intensive educational experiences including hands-on live surgery with patient provided.


    Instructional Session 1

    1 - Basics

    Treatment planning; medical evaluation; cone bean CT analysis

    2 - Socket Grafting

    Socket grafting; basic site development; biology of wound healing; osseointegration

    3 - Mandibles

    Treating the edentulous mandible; overdenture protocols; managing post-operative pain

    4 - Complications

    Complications and medical emergencies; advanced wound closure

    5 - Maxillae

    Treating the edentulous maxilla; implant placement and restorations; bone density; effective treatment plans

    6 - Ridge Width

    Grafting materials; techniques for site development; block graft overview; titanium mesh and membranes

    7 - Sinus Grafting

    Sinus anatomy and biology; augmentation techniques; intra-osseous sinus lift procedures

    8 - CBCT Surgery

    Using CBCT for guided implant placement; flapless surgical protocols; milled abutments

    • Hands-On Lab: Implant Placement
    • Hands-On Lab: Suturing Techniques
    • Biomechanics

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    Exclusive offer for GAGD Members. This offer is good until 2/28/2018.

    GAGD Member Tuition: $6,800 $8,500

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      Didactic Session

      Session 1 classes are held Thursday through Saturday.

      There are some hands-on exercises, such as implant placement and suturing, but most of your time is spent in lecture, planning and discussing cases, and establishing foundations of implant care. Lectures focus on the surgical aspect of implant dentistry.

      Didactic Topics

      • Rationale for Implants
      • Basics of implants: terminology, biomechanics, loading
      • Medical evaluation of patients
      • Minor grafting
      • Treatment planning
      • Cone-beam CT and other radiographic assessments
      • Mechanics of placing implants
      • Parts and pieces; instrumentation
      • Complications
      • Immediate placement and load

      Clinical Session

      Session 2 also runs Thursday through Saturday.

      On Thursday, delegates spend the entire day in surgery. Typically, we do 12 surgeries per day, with six in the morning and six in the afternoon. Doctors are encouraged to assist each other chair-side where knowledge is gained watching and assisting.

      On Friday, we review and discuss the surgeries from the previous day and prepare for surgery following the morning session. Clinicians are always enthusiastic and excited about seeing themselves and their peers successfully place implants. These surgeries offer valuable points for discussion and review, all performed in a residency seminar-type format. Other lectures on Friday focus on restorative aspects of implant dentistry.

      Saturday is another surgical day. Course participants can expect to do one or two surgeries, and to assist on another one or two surgeries. The scope of practice for these sessions is placing implants in abundant bone. An example case would be placing 2 implants in the edentulous mandible for an overdenture, or placing an implant in site #19 for an implant-supported crown. Some implants are placed immediately after extracting the tooth.

      Alabama Implant Education

      This course centers around live patient care and mentored surgical experiences. For the student this means real patients, real surgery and real education. This curriculum rewards hard work and supports students with high levels of personal attention. Small classes ensure plenty of interaction with our faculty. Our graduates place implants successfully in their own practices.

      Course Structure

      The Alabama Implant Education course is divided into two segments: the Didactic Portion and the Clinical Portion. The Didactic Portion is usually offered in large metropolitan areas that are easy to access including New Orleans, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. The Clinical Portion includes a mentored clinical session, and is held in Birmingham, Alabama. Dentists must be licensed in the United States and have professional insurance coverage to participate in clinical exercises.

      AIE Tuition

      Cost: $8,500

      Contact us for discount codes (promotional codes) to receive your discount for multiple delegates and groups.

      Tuition Includes:

      • Four days didactic instruction
      • Hands-on suturing exercise
      • Hands-on implant placement exercise
      • Mentored clinical experience (patient provided)
      • Lunches during course; dinners with the group
      • Help planning cases in your office, with continued access to our faculty for treatment planning advice

      Administrative Details

      Licensure

      All delegates must be licensed to practice dentistry in in the United States. Proof of licensure is required.

      Insurance

      Delegates must contact their insurance carriers to add our clinic address to their professional liability policy. This address is:

      1700 6th Avenue North
      Bessemer, Alabama 35020

      Delegates should maintain $1,000,000 in coverage with $3,000,000 aggregate.

      Patient Surgical Experiences

      Yes, we operate at every session, with a demo surgery the first session, and up to 20 delegate surgeries at other sessions.

      We recruit and provide patients for these sessions, or delegates may bring their own patients. We cannot guarantee this service for every person in every session because many factors are out of our control. However, we have back-up patients and make tremendous effort to provide delegates a surgery each time. We have been very successful at this to date. We provide the patients. We mentor your surgical experience. You learn and excel.

      Lodging Details

      Several hotels are readily available in the area, generally some 5-10 miles from the clinical facility. Many use the following hotels:

      Embassy Suites Birmingham

      (205) 985-9997

      Wynfrey Hotel

      (205) 533-8544

      Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

      (800) 593-6419

      Inexpensive hotels that are close to the clinic:

      Comfort Inn

      (205) 428‐3999

      Hampton Inn, Bessemer

      (205) 425‐2010

      Holiday Inn Express, Bessemer

      (205) 424‐2600

      Course and Registration Information

      Atlanta, GA

      April 19 - 21 2018

      Live Patient Surgical Sessions

      The optional live patient surgical sessions are conducted in Birmingham, AL. The following dates are available:

      May 17 - 19
      June 21 - 23

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      Tuition: $8,500

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        Birmingham, AL

        October 15 - 20

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        Tuition: $8,500

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          Cincinnati, OH

          November 15 - 17

          Live-Patient Clinical Course Dates

          The optional live patient clinical sessions are conducted in Birmingham, AL. The following dates are available:

          December 13 - 15
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          Tuition: $8,500

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            Birmingham, AL

            November 1 - 2, 2018

            Live Patient Guided Surgery

            The optional live patient clinical sessions are conducted in Birmingham, AL. The following dates are available:

            Location: 1700 6th Ave. N. | Bessemer, AL 35020
            Time: Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
            Call: (256) 797-1964
            Tuition: $3,950

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              New Orleans, LA

              January 24 - 26 2019

              Live Patient Surgical Sessions

              The optional live patient surgical sessions are conducted in Birmingham, AL. The following dates are available:

              February 7 - 9 2019
              March 28 - 30 2019

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              Tuition: $8,500

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                Live Patient Didactic Course Location and Dates

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                Atlanta, GA

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                Birmingham, AL

                2018 Sold Out

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                Cincinnati, OH

                Nov. 15 – 17 2018

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                New Orleans, LA

                Jan. 24 - 26 2019

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                Atlanta, GA

                Apr. 25-27 2019

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                Jonathan Paul Ouellette, DMD, AEGD

                Dr. Ouellette graduated from the AEGD implant residency course in 2014 where he worked closely with Dr. Michael McCracken at the Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, AL. He is a dedicated, motivated, and highly respected dentist currently practicing in the Orlando, FL area where he has his own private practices with his father. He utilizes his patient care and surgical skills through his advanced training in surgical implant dentistry and IV conscious sedation training daily. He currently lectures for Sirona and for AIE along with Dr. McCracken.

                Michael McCracken, DDS, PHD

                Dr. McCracken currently serves as a Professor at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina, and completed a prosthodontic residency at UAB. Also, he earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering for research related to growth factors and healing of implants in compromised hosts. His past roles within the University include serving as Director of Pre-Doctoral Implant Education, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics, and Director of the UAB Implant Training Program. Dr. McCracken lectures nationally and internationally on topics relating to implant dentistry and the restoration of complex dental patients. He is known for his ability to explain difficult concepts in a practical way, and for a realistic approach toward continuing education. He lectures in an entertaining and relaxed manner, and makes the topics useful and real.

                Guy Rosenstiel, DMD, MAGD

                Dr. Guy Rosenstiel is a graduate of the UAB School of Dentistry, and completed a residency in general dentistry at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital. He earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007 and has gone on to build a successful private practice with a strong emphasis on dental implants. His clinical mentoring is among the best in the field, and he has helped dozens of dentists in the Birmingham community refine their skills in implant surgery and oral medicine. He has particular strengths in oral medicine, medical evaluation of patients, and site development skills including ridge splitting techniques.

                Dr. Rosenstiel has a passion for continuing education, completing coursework in dental anesthesiology, dental implants, endodontics, and CAD/CAM restorations. He has served as President of the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry, and teaches part-time at the UAB School of Dentistry. He brings a wealth of practical experience with him to the courses he teaches, including insight on how to implement dental implants into a private practice setting, and how to manage the business aspects of implant dentistry.

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                Guy Rosenstiel, DMD, MAGD

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                Michael McCracken, DDS, PhD

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                Jonathan Paul Ouellette, DMD, AEGD

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