Annual Fellowship Program - Session Three

Advanced Implant Techniques

June 24-29, 2019

Advanced implant surgical techniques covered in this session include: alveolar ridge expansion using split cortical technique, guided bone regeneration and bone grafting before, during and after implant placement. Hands-on pig jaw suturing and bone grafting workshops using regenerative materials are performed by the class and live surgery demonstrations by faculty. The restorative portion of this session will focus on Biomechanical principles, biomaterials and implant occlusion. This session will include full day lecture on pharmacology in oral implantology.

Course Objectives

• Recognize the keys to Bone Grafting in order to obtain predictable results.
• Learn the principals and the protocol of Guided Bone Regeneration using resorbable bone grafting martial with resorbable and/or non – resorbable membranes.
• Describe the proper technique for bone site development prior to graft and membrane placement involved in particulate bone grafting.
• Learn the proper technique of using rh BMP-2 / ACS bone grafting material along with a titanium mesh.
• Differentiate and utilize various bone graft materials
• Recognize the importance and learn how to obtain growth factors in conjunction with particulate bone grafting prior to implant placement.
• Perform GBR procedures (using membrane particulate bone grafts and membrane) on laboratory models.
• Describe the indications for different suturing Techniques in Oral Implantology
• Perform GBR procedures and suturing techniques on pig-jaws.
• Describe and understand the pharmacologic protocol for implant surgery.
• Learn the different surgical techniques to enhance the soft tissue profile around implants in the esthetics zone.
• Learn the indications and the surgical technique of alveolar ridge expansion procedure
• Learn the indications and the surgical technique of nasal floor elevation procedure
• Learn the indications and the surgical technique of the incisive canal deflation procedure
• Recognize and learn how to apply occlusal concepts to implant fixed and removable restorations.
• Learn the anatomic landmarks related to the sinus bone augmentation procedure.
• Recognize the preoperative pathologies involving the maxillary sinus and learn the pharmacology protocol and the steps for the proper referral when indicated.
• Describe and classify the maxillary septa and learn the proper protocol for sinus bone grafting procedure when septa exist.
• Learn how to use the CT technology for preoperative diagnosis of the sinus anatomy and pathology.
• Learn the step-by-step technique for sinus bone grafting procedure.
• Learn the most common causes of the intra-surgical and post-surgical complications in sinus bone grafting procedure.
• Recognize the advantages for bone block graft vs. the use of particulate bone grafts for large defects.
• Understand the relationship between hard and soft tissue architecture as it relates to bone grafting.
• Identify and utilize the 20 key principles for predictable bone grafting.
• Recognize and learn how to prevent and treat block bone grafting complications.

Day 1

  • Alveolar Ridge Expansion of the Maxilla using split-cortical technique.
  • Mandibular Alveolar Ridge Expansion (Using Pedicled Sandwich Plasty technique, PSP).

Day 2

  • Guided Bone Regeneration (Principles and technique).
  • Suturing Techniques in Oral Implantology (lecture and laboratory work).
  • Hands–on Suturing Lab using Pig jaws.

Day 3

  • Anatomy and common pathologies of the maxillary sinus.
  • Sinus Graft / Basic Sciences.
  • Sinus Graft / Surgical procedure.
  • Sinus Graft / Sample Cases.
  • Sinus Graft Complications & Solutions.

Day 4

  • Pharmacology and medical problems for oral implantologists.

Day 5

  • The biology of bone grafting, PRP and PRF. Dr. James Rutkowski.
  • Graduation Dinner.

Day 6

  • Chin block graft.
  • Ramus block graft.
  • J-block.

Session III Faculty


Dr. Louie Al-Faraje

Academic Chairman, C.I.I

Dr. Louie Al-Faraje literally defined and authored the art of Oral Implantology. As a leading authority, he created many classifications and techniques, the standards by which oral implantology surgical procedures can be successfully performed. His name has become synonymous with results-oriented oral implantology treatments around the world.


Dr. James L. Rutkowski

Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. James L. Rutkowski earned his dental degree at University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He is currently President of the Clarion Research Group and the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. He is a clinical instructor for the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Christopher A. Church

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

Dr. Christopher Church is Director, Loma Linda University Sinus and Allergy Center and Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Loma Linda University School of Medicine.He received his medical degree in 1996, completed a general surgery internship in 1997 followed by a 4 year residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from 1997-2001 all from Loma Linda University

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The continuing education activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and the California Implant Institute.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of UNLV School of Dental Medicine and California Implant Institute. UNLV School of Dental Medicine is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. Provider 213111