Welcome to California Implant Institute

The California Implant Institute was originally founded in 2001 by Dr. Louie Al-Faraje to provide quality continuing education courses for dental implants and related topics using a hands-on approach. As Director of the Institute, Dr. Louie Al-Faraje has provided dental implant training to more than 1,000 doctors in a hands-on, yearly forum of education in oral implantology. Dr. Al-Faraje holds Diplomate status at the American Board of Oral Implantology, Diplomate status at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Fellowship status at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

California Implant Institute offers 1 year comprehensive fellowship program in oral implantology. This training program includes 4 sessions designed to provide dentists with practical information that will be immediately useful to them, their staff and their patients while performing procedures. The 4 sessions offer more than 300 combined hours of lectures, laboratory sessions, online webinars, and LIVE surgical demonstrations performed at the California Implant Institute facility. The curriculum of the fellowship program is divided between the biomedical sciences related to implant dentistry and clinical implant education and it follows and exceeds the guidelines set by the AAID for a 300 hours of instruction program. The faculty of the institute is comprised of some of the most respected and recognized instructors and doctors from The United States and around the world. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge that will both enrich your practice and improve your foundational clinical skills so you can confidently perform predictable, prosthetically driven procedures. Whether you're just starting out or looking to enhance your existing surgical or prosthetic skills, our dental implant programs and courses are exactly what you're looking for

We have a state-of-the-art dental implant training institute located in the heart of San Diego, California that provides a rich and productive environment for advancing the use of prosthetic and esthetic dentistry. The interior design of the center is both welcoming and professional to enhance the educational experience. Each participant's desk allows for plenty of space for both the didactic and simulated clinical aspects of the dental implant courses.

The institute uses a variety of highly technical teaching modalities that range from the use of computer animations to live video demonstrations. The programs include the use of video cameras that feed LIVE images from a variety of inputs simultaneously for the benefit of our participants. The institute's office and on-location laboratory interface with the training conference room to allow for questions and answers during the LIVE over-the-shoulder procedures and demonstrations. The video feeds include carious camera angles that capture close-up details across a broad spectrum of surgical and dental procedure

Books by our director

Surgical Complications in Oral Implantology
This exceptional book is designed as a guide to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of surgery-related complications in implant ...more
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy for Oral Implantology
Anatomical Atlases often fail to meet the clinical demands of defining intraoperative structures for oral implantologists because of the ...more

Rex Miller, DMD, DDS

Jacksonville, OR

"This is an extremely well taught course that has given me the skills to proceed with implant placement on any patients who are interested. Dr Al-Faraje has been extremely receptive to all my questions following the course and I receive a reply within 24 hours. I have taken all of Dr. Al-Faraje's courses including the "Complications" course and I feel very prepared to handle complications, but honestly there have been very few due to the thoroughness of the courses. Implants are FUN and a great way to detract from the monotony of every day dentistry. Honestly, extracting a molar is far more difficult and more traumatic than placing implants thanks to the teachings of Dr. Al-Faraje. Go take these courses if you are considering it at all. You will NOT be disappointed! You will LOVE placing implants!"

Robert Matiasevich Jr, DDS

Santa Cruz, CA

"I have been placing implants for over 7 years and found the course to be invaluable. You provided information that could be implemented after each session. The course is well structured for both the novice and the more experienced. I believe this course to be a must for anyone interested in or continuing their education in implant dentistry. You will be hard pressed to find a more well prepared and organized teacher. The live surgeries and hands on portion of the course pays for itself.

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