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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

Workshop by Dr. Cleopatra Nacopoulos on Friday, November 2, 1:30pm – 6:00pm

New trends in facial aesthetics with smart blood derivatives. Cleopatra TechniqueTM
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The course objective is the introduction of facial aesthetics as a means to improve the patient’s overall appearance, and is not limited to their dental condition. The use of i-PRF & A-PRF liquid (Cleopatra Technique) is an innovative procedure for skin rejuvenation that can be used in every-day practice, with a maximum cost/benefit ratio for both the physician and the patient. Healthcare professionals have successfully incorporated growth factors in their practices, often in conjunction with other modalities such as hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin injections, PDO threads and laser treatments.

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding of the use of PRF in dentistry and aesthetics
  • Apply CLEOPATRATECHNIQUE TM in your practice
  • Double your profit by adding aesthetics to your practice

Dr. Cleopatra Nacopoulos is the leader in facial aesthetics in dentistry by using PRF liquid.

  • The role of the dentist in facial aesthetics
  • Aging and Anti-aging, characteristics and prevention
  • Skin and lip anatomy. Materials, methods and injection techniques – linear, micropapular and mesotherapy
  • Skin rejuvenation and augmentation with growth factors and stem cells (i-PRF & A-PRF liquid) – Cleopatra technique TM
  • Phlebotomy- Preparation of the patient and the clinic – Injection techniques – Protocols

Duration 5 hours
Registration Fee $395
Friday, November 2, 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Number of participants:
10 minimum – 50 maximum attendees

Sponsor: Medco Instruments

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 Cyndee Johnson, RDH and Dr. Farshid Ariz on Saturday, November 3, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Ms Johnson: 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


Cyndee has been creating successful businesses and dental hygiene departments for 30 years. She is the Founder of scaler2schedule,  eliteHygiene© and creator of  Hygiene.Driven.Dentistry.© These new hygiene models were created for today’s dental environment and provide an immediate increase in production  while encompassing the often overlooked, business of dentistry.

Her career has been on the clinical forefront of dentistry and she is known globally for her easy-to-implement approach to removing profit-crippling habits and creating success.

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: 6.5 hours
$99 Hygienist Fee
$129 Dentist Fee
Saturday, November 3, 8:00am – 10:00am – Farshid Ariz, DMD
Saturday, November 3, 10:30am – 3:00pm – Cyndee Johnson, RDH