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. We have trained some of the most sought-after dentists in the world, and we look forward to helping you achieve the next level of your professional career.

The institute offers access to world-renowned faculty, a great place to study and live, and abundance of opportunities. If you are seeking to take the next step in your dental education, you have come to the right place. We offer a wide variety of programs designed to match nearly every interest, every educational background, and every applicant. Our course schedules are carefully designed to minimize disruption to your practice.

California Implant Institute is a global institute with a large number of international students. During the last 15 years, more than 2000 oral health professionals from 20+ countries have attended our programs.

California Implant Institute offers Fellowship, Mastership, and Live-Patient Surgical Externship Programs. Please browse our current course offerings and feel free to contact us at: 858.496.0574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Fellowship Programs are provided in collaboration with University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


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...more

Oral Implantology Surgical Procedures Checklist
Just as checklists used in the aviation industry dramatically reduce the incidence of human error...more
Oral Implantology Review: A Study Guide
This comprehensive examination workbook provides more than 700 practice questions on oral implantology...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.