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Workshop by Dr. Ziv Mazor on Friday, November 2, 8:30am – 12:30pm

Alternatives to Bone Grafting with the Use of Narrow Diameter Implants
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With over a decade of scientific evidence reporting uncompromising reliability, narrow diameter implants signify a major shift in treating a greater range of patients. They are particularly appealing to those patients who previously declined implant treatment due to constraints of anatomy, fear or cost. Dentists everywhere are pausing to take note. Narrow diameter implants show high survival rates and are used clinically for immediate loading of fixed prostheses as their implant design provides high primary stability. Histological evaluation demonstrates a high bone-to-implant-contact-percentage (BIC%), similar to the BIC of conventional diameter implants. These unique implants help to avoid grafting techniques and improve esthetics with documented long-term success. The system reviewed in this course offers a full range of screw retained prosthetic options for overdentures, to single tooth, to full mouth reconstruction.

The hands-on portion will be carried out on models enabling the clinician to insert and fabricate a screw retained prosthesis on narrow diameter implants.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the indications of use for narrow diameter implants (any implant less than 3mm in diameter).
  • Understand and practice both the surgical and prosthetic protocol for narrow diameter implants.
  • Realize the cost savings associated with narrow diameter implants and how these savings benefit your practice.
  • Insert and fabricate a screw retained prosthesis on a narrow diameter implant through a step by step protocol.

Duration 4 hours
Registration Fee $395
Friday, November 2, 8:30am

Number of participants: 
10 minimum – 20 maximum attendees

Sponsor: Dentatus USA

CEU Lecture by Mr. Bart Knellinger and Dr. Leonard Tau on Friday, November 2, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Knellinger: The Ultimate Business System to Acquire and Close Multi & Full Arch Dental Implant Cases
Dr. Tau: Raving Patients – The Ultimate Social Proof
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Mr. Knellinger

The Ultimate Business System to Acquire and Close Multi & Full Arch Dental Implant Cases

Discover proven marketing and treatment planning strategies used by the top producing dental implant and full arch practices in the nation. In this workshop, you will learn predictable business systems to attract & close big implant cases in volume and at a high conversion rate. Explore cutting edge marketing strategies, the importance of quick patient triage, how to close with creative financing, & an efficient system to follow-up on unscheduled treatment.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • Create your patient acquisition strategy by analyzing the opportunity in your area, defining your target audience, establishing your core messaging, and developing your competitive advantage for full arch dental implant cases
  • Determine what roles are critical in your practice to increase production for full arch implant cases
  • Implement groundbreaking triage systems to maximize doctor’s production
  • Treatment processes & scripting techniques to escalate patient’s commitment for full arch treatment.

Workshop Presenter: Dr. Leonard Tau – iSocial Dental Consulting

Raving Patients: The Ultimate Social Proof

Workshop Description:
Is your practice seeing stars? Word of mouth has evolved in the digital age to include what other patients are saying about you online. Is your practice consistently obtaining 5-star reviews from patients? Learn how to improve your online reputation and manage your practice’s online presence, and leverage your strengths to increase new patient numbers.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • Understand the roles that the different aspects of your online presence play
  • Learn how to utilize the resources available to conveniently manage your online presence and reputation
  • Develop strategies for engaging with customers in ways that will garner positive feedback online
  • Review ways to handle negative feedback that will reflect positively on your practice

Leonard Tau, DMD
For almost two decades, Dr. Leonard Tau has continually proved himself to be an innovative leader in the field of dentistry. As a dentist, practice owner, public speaker, and consultant, Dr. Tau has had the opportunity to engage with dental professionals across the country with the goal of helping their practices flourish.
Len is pleased to find opportunities to share what he’s learned with others. He has been a consultant with iSocial Dental Consulting for over 5 years and is a general manager at BirdEye. Len discovered the power of internet marketing and the impact it had on his profession. He’s been able to share his wealth of experience nationwide, and it’s his goal to help other dental professionals learn about all the tools and strategies available to help their practice grow. He was recently chosen as one of the top leaders in Dental consulting by Dentistry Today.

Duration 3 hours
Registration Fee: Complimentary
Friday, November 2, 2:00pm

Open to clinicians, office staff, implant coordinators, hygienists, dental assistants

Number of participants:
10 minimum – 100 maximum attendees

Sponsor: Progressive Dental

Workshop by Dr. Robert A. Horowitz on Saturday, November 3, 8:00am – 12:30pm

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) autologous growth factors in Regenerative Dentistry: From Biological Background to Clinical Applications
A hands-on workshop with clinical and histologic validation of PRF, including live blood draw with course participants.
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This inter-active lecture/hands-on workshop will present the background, science, applications, and methodologies of PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) for your everyday practice. Clinical cases will further demonstrate and illustrate the techniques and examine the final results that can be derived from its use. The didactic section will enable you to evaluate the differences in current platelet protocols, while the hands-on portion of the workshop will allow you to become familiar with its procedures during a live volunteer demonstration. This will include blood draw, fabricating and manipulating the PRF membrane and matrix plugs.


  • Provide the biological background and scientific rationale for why platelet concentrates speed wound healing
  • Current platelet protocol
  • Live demonstration with blood draw
  • Provide key areas into future uses of PRF for everyday dental practice
  • Introduce the low speed centrifugation concept and the theory behind advanced PRF formulations

Duration 4 – 5 hours
Registration Fee $395
Saturday, 8:00am – 12:30pm

Number of participants:
12 minimum – 20 maximum attendees

Co-sponsored by Medco Instruments and the Global Implantology Summit

CEU Lecture by Nicollette Henderson, RDH and Dr. Farshid Ariz on Saturday, November 3, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Ms Henderson: Upscale Hygiene. Upscale Profits. Utilizing your Hygiene Department to Drive Practice Production.
Dr. Ariz: Soft Tissue Grafts Failure Can Be Prevented
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Upscale Hygiene. Upscale Profits. Utilizing your Hygiene Department to Drive Practice Production.

Utilizing known statistical data, this course ties together the metrics necessary to measure the effective productivity of the dental hygiene department. Attendees will leave with an understanding of which numbers matter, which ones to watch and why.

Doctors, tired of pushing a financial boulder up hill?
Frustrated by cancellations and the last-minute scramble to fill the schedule? 

This presentation will offer solutions.  It will clearly define what it means to provide comprehensive care and create tremendous value for the services provided, which in turn, facilitate unprecedented treatment acceptance.

This presentation offers processes and perspective into the dental hygiene model that is raising the level of care delivered around the globe.

Attendees will learn how to keep their hygiene schedule filled and be given an efficient process for cancellation mitigation/elimination along with simple strategies the team can utilize to increase  productivity and case acceptance.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the following:

  • Keeping a full hygiene schedule
  • Hygiene metrics for standard of care
  • The Elite Hygiene exam
  • Elite communication
  • Hygiene Driven Dentistry and case acceptance

Soft Tissue Grafts Failure Can Be Prevented

Course description:
Soft tissue grafts failure may not necessarily be related to operator or the use of different techniques. We will review other cause of graft failures like sleep related Bruxism which is also related to development of TMD and oral facial pain.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

  • What causes the initiation of the graft failures.
  • How to Identify the markers for the graft failures.
  • Preventing the relapse of completed graft procedures

Farshid Ariz, DMD Bio
Dr. Ariz is a 1989 graduate of the Boston University School of Dentistry where he received his DMD degree. In 1991, he received his Certification in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontics. He is an Assistant Professor to Advanced Periodontics over for 25 years at Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. Dr. Ariz is a Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP) and he has extensive training in orthopedic Craniofacial dysfunction. He has treated patients with Craniofacial pain, TMJ soreness and jaw discomfort, primary headaches, face, neck and shoulder pain. He is also Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM) were he is treated patients for Obstructed Sleep Apnea and snoring, daytime drowsiness and patients who are CPAP intolerance. Beside lecturing and presenting in academia and educational meetings, Dr. Ariz is involved in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research for non- surgical therapy to improved quality of life. He is the program leader in fundamentals courses in American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. His expertise includes implantology, esthetic implant surgery, esthetic periodontal therapy, and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Ariz is a member of the American Academy of periodontology, Western Soc. of Periodontology, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Osseointegration and a member of the Medical Review Institute of America, Inc and Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Duration: 2 hours
$99 Hygienist Fee
$129 Dentist Fee
Saturday, November 3, 8:00am – 10:00am – Farshid Ariz, DMD
Saturday, November 3, 10:30am – 3:00pm – Nicollette Henderson, RDH