Courses

    Osseodensification Level I

    Location 1:
    The Summit 205 N. Michigan Ave 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Location 2:
    8600 E Anderson Dr.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    Osseodensification Level I Course

     

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    This whole-day training will minimize the learning curve and help understand the science behind Osseodensification.

    Didactic Scientific learning and Hands-on Practical Training.

    The program requires 4 hours of didactic scientific education and clinical cases review as well as additional 3 hours of hands-on simulation with actual bone specimens and simulation models.

    This course teaches the clinical Versatility of Osseodensification.

    • Compaction Autografting technique
    • Review Densification Guide for any implant system
    • Site optimization utilizing the Bur to increase Implant Stability
    • Sub-Crestal Sinus Autografting, Lateral Ridge Expansion, Immediate Implant Placement, Guided Expansion Graft Procedures
    • Densify After Cut (DAC) Protocol

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review biomechanical, histological, and long-term clinical evidence of Osseodensification
    • Learn and practice the Clinical Versatility of Osseodensification:
      • Sub-Crestal ​Sinus ​Lift
      • Lateral ​Ridge ​Expansion ​
      • Immediate ​Implant ​Placement ​with ​OD
      • Guided ​Expansion ​Graft ​(2-Stage ​Approach)
      • Molar Septum Expansion with Immediate Implant Placement
    • How can we preserve bone, plastically expand it, and enhance its strength in a controlled method
    • The ​effect of ​Osseodensification ​on ​implant​total stability development for early and immediate loading
    • Risk ​assessment ​and ​avoiding ​complications
    • Hands-on practical training utilizing actual bone specimens and simulation models

    Participants Feedback:

    “The hands-on practice solves all possible doubts of the theory.”
    -Dr. A Farnos

    “Will make implant results more predictable…excellent presentation, the best course I have taken.”
    -Dr. M Allen

    “The didactic learning and hands on were very helpful.  Gave me the knowledge and confidence to do simple osseodensification, ridge expansion, and sinus lift.”
    -Dr. Daniel Dela Cruz

    “All aspects of this course were very good and applicable to improve my technique.”
    -Dr. Greg Calloway

    “This technique is truly a game changer for implant dentistry.”
    – Dr. John Lucia

    “Excellent course, I wouldn’t change a thing! “
    – Dr. Austin Hoffner

    “Concise and clinically relevant information and guidance for implant techniques….excellent knowledge of science and application”
    – Dr. Jason Sheilch

    “The passion and knowledge of Dr Huwais was exceptional. The step-by-step protocol for each procedure and biology behind each technique made learning enjoyable.”
    – Dr. Ira Levenson

    “Drilling protocols and use of technique….clear explanations and excellent use of audio visuals.”
    – Dr Braulio Ulloa

    “Hands-on gained heptic feedback…. clear and concise instructions, very organized.”
    – Dr. Benjamin Chang

    “The lecutre was excellent with great reference to the documentation… the best i can remember.”
    – Dr. Mark L Davis

    “Step by Step protocol for each procedure and biology was helpful….Passion and Knowledge was exceptional. Made learning enjoyable”
    – Dr. Ira Levenson

    “Great protocols mixed with clinical pearls…..Dr H welcomed questions and shared his clinical experience.”
    -Dr. M Cannavo

    “This course gave me the knowledge and consideration to the advancement and predictability of taking implants to a higher level.”
    -Dr. Jerame Hafen

    “Great balance between lecture and participation.”
    -Dr. Michael Stlaurent

    “The course introduced me to new techniques, it opened up options and possibilities for implants.”
    – Dr. Kurt Laemmer

    “Wonderful program, highly recommended, great explanations and passion for subject”
    – Dr. Elizabeth Nesmith

    “It was great to have this training opportunity! I loved every minute of it. Great content and an amazing lecture and hands on. Thank you Dr Huwais and team, you guys are the best! “
    – Dr. Maria Dauri

    “Evidence based course and literature with great energy.”
    – Dr Arianna Damian Yeh

    “The personal attention with the hands on portion to refine the hands-on technique.”
    – Dr Alexander Villar

    “Details on proper use of procedures…. enthusiasm, expertise, clear procdure lists with good hands on exercises.”
    – Dr Bruce Kennedy

    “Realistic expectations while backing up histology that has these procedures is a game changes… he is a class of his own!”
    – Dr. Tatiana DelMoral

    Advanced Osseodensification Level II

    Location 1:
    The Summit 205 N. Michigan Ave 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Advanced Osseodensification Level II Course

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    This whole-day training will minimize the learning curve and help understand the science behind Osseodensification.

    Didactic Scientific learning and Hands-on Practical Training.

    The program requires 4 hours of didactic scientific education and clinical cases review as well as additional 3 hours of hands-on practical training with simulation models.
    This course teaches the advanced clinical Versatility of Osseodensification utilizing the Densah® Bur Technology.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the scientific evidence of Osseodensification and its clinical protocols.
    • It will teach in an in-depth hands-on format the advanced Osseodensification Clinical Protocols utilizing actual bone specimen and Clinical simulated models to perform the following procedures:
      • Advanced Plastic Ridge Expansion
      • Maxillary Sinus Perforation Management ​
      • Advanced Molar Immediate Implant Placement with Osseodensification
      • Guided ​Expansion ​Graft
      • Sub-Crestal Sinus Autografting complications managements.
      • The Crestal-Window sinus grafting approach.
    • Course participants are encouraged to bring and present their cases to review and treatment plan
    • What can go wrong with case examples

    Participants Feedback:

    “Clear explanations, step by step instructions, and standardized protocols make predictable outcomes”
    – Dr. Vu Bui

    “Evidence based, excellent teacher.”
    – Dr. Arianna Damian Yeh

    “Everything was great… Structure of the program is well designed and executed.”
    – Dr. Braulio Ulloa

     

    “Out of the box subjects….Everyone is an outstanding clinician.”
    – Dr. Aref El Natour
    Full Arch Rehabilitation Incorporating Root Form, Zygoma, and Pterygoid Implants

    Location:
    The Summit
    205 N. Michigan Ave 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

     

    Interested in attending this course?

    CE Credits Hours: Total 19 Hours
    3-Day Hands-on Course (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. per day)

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    Learning Objectives:

    Identify & understand:

    • Appropriate Case Selection
    • Diagnosis and Treatment planning •Same Day treatment protocol
    • Advantages (immediate function, cost saving, patient satisfaction, treatment acceptance)
    • The Surgical Technique of site specific implants including Co-Axis , MAX, Pterygoids & Zygomatic implants with the use of Osseodensification in order to optimize the case with primary stability for immediate loading
    • The ZAGA concept
    • Zygomatic Treatment Planning & surgical modalities
    • Zygomatic Implant Site Development and Instrumentation
    • Utilizing Osseodensification to densify/preserve remaining bone & sinus membrane integrity
    • The Innovative SameDay Prosthodontic Protocol with one abutment one time concept characterized by its simplicity to increase patient acceptance

    Hands-on Traning:

    For the Hands-on practical training  participants will utilize 2 simulation models:

    • Surgical Hands-on utilizing a Versah® All-on-X simulation model with extractable teeth
    • Surgical Hands-on utilizing a real case Versah® Zygo simulation model placing 1 Zygo implant on each side ( ZAGA 3 & ZAGA 4 )

    Participants Feedback:

    “Great Hands on and applicable knowledge.”

    “Excellent surgeon and prosthodontist.”

    “Knowledge energy and personalities.”

    “Complete paradigm shift from hybrid technique…a dynamic course!”

     

     
    Hard Tissue Augmentation

    Interested in attending this course?

    Contemporary Ridge Augmentation: Lasso GBR & Osseodensification Protocols

    Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    Hands-on Course

    Learning Objectives:

    • Rationale for new materials and techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Flap management
    • Bone instrumentation for maximum tissue preservation
    • Material selection based on material properties and features
    • Implant selection based on site-specific design

    Guided Bone Regeneration Surgical Modalities

    Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    (3 hrs Lecture – 4 hrs Participation)

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    Course Description (one-day hands-on course)

    Abstract Reconstruction of the oral supporting tissues lost by disease or trauma is essential to tooth replacement with dental implant therapy.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Autogenous bone achieves the best bone quality and quantity within the shortest period of time
    • The bone that is built, is packed with collagen that can be further developed by the use of Osseodensification
    • The use of gold standard autogenous bone in the split bone block technique to repair simple and complex defects in the aesthetic zone. Including hands-on training
    • Hands-on practical training utilizing actual pigs jaws

    Participants Feedback:

    “Clarity with methods and rationale….tips and tricks for each step is extremely clear.”
    – Dr. Kadri Hazeka
     
    “Hands on with Individual Instruction…World Class.”
    – Dr. Grant Pitt
     
    “Ability to teach and come down to the students level…He is Great.”
    – Dr. Brian Kynaston
     
    Soft Tissue Augmentation

    Interested in attending this course?

    Contemporary Strategies for Soft Tissue Development

    Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    Hands-on Course

     

    New Ridge augmentation treatment options and materials have been introduced to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in recent years. The aim of this didactic and hands-on course is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short – and long-term expectations of these new techniques and materials.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Principles of flap management
    • Strategies to optimize autologous soft tissue harvesting
    • Rationale for new materials and techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Suturing techniques for predictable outcomes

    Creating Ideal Soft Tissue Around Implants

    Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    Soft tissue is one of the most important aspects of implant therapy.  It not only creates a functional barrier against the bacterial challenges but also protects the bone from resorption. It is a critical part of successful aesthetic treatment.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Treatment planning
    • Soft tissue manipulation to achieve predictable outcomes
    • Review several techniques in order to maximize both functional and aesthetical results
    • We will review practical tips on all aspects of soft tissue management, which you can take back to your practice
    • Hands-on practical training utilizing actual pigs jaws

    Participants Feedback:

    “Fantastic Speaker, excellent explanations and made us feel welcome to ask questions….very engaging presentation. “
    – Dr. Bradley Lander
     

     

    “The instructor has knowledge, experience, and passion for teaching. “
    – Dr. Matt Edwards

     

    “Fantastic Speaker, excellent explanations…very approachable. “
    – Dr. Bradley Lander

     

    “Dr Gluckman has knowledge and experience as well as an obvious passion for teaching.”
    – Dr. Matt Edwards
    “Every topic and case presentation was ver detailed and well explained… his engagement with the participants was great.”
    – Dr. Albert Robles

     

    “The interactivity and stepwise approach to the practical work.”
    – Dr. ASean Mojaver

     

    “Great Demonstration to be able to walk us through real clinical dentistry.”
    – Dr. Jason Poon
    Digital Guided Surgery with Osseodensification

    Location:
    The Summit
    205 N. Michigan Ave 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Digital Guided Surgery with Osseodensification

    Dr. Arndt Guentsch

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    This course will address in detail the digital planning utilizing the C-Guide Concept and the utilization of Osseodensification in guided surgery.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Digital workflows in implant dentistry
    • Utilizing virtual implant planning for predictable outcomes
    • Do’s and don’ts in treatment planning and execution
    • Step by step use of the Versah® Guided Surgery System
    • Hands-on training using the Versah® Guided Surgery System for different indications on simulation models
    • 1:1 planning session with Dr. Guentsch

    Participants Feedback:

    “Very practical combining the best of the Versah Burs and guided surgery.”
    Dr. Jennifer Taschner, Periodontist 
     
     
    “Videos were very helpful; Dr Guentsch was a very engaging speaker, and very knowledgeable.”
    – Dr N. Soldatos

     

    “The hands on were very beneficial and tied into the lecture. Very personable and down to earth.”
    – Dr D. Veneman

     

    “Simplification of Versah® Guided System.  It gives providers a working knowledge in using the guided implant system for just about any situation.”
    – Dr. Richard C. Adams

     
    “I’m an experienced guided surgeon- I can now incorporate Versah Burs into my armamentarium.”
    – Dr. Michael Toms
     
     
    “Dr. Guentsch explained things clearly and backed everything with evidence.”
    “He did a great job, great research, videos were really helpful.”
    – Dr. Paul
    Koch, General Dentist

     

    “The video loop while the instructor expalined the hands-on segments were very helpful. Dr Guentsch was very enthusiastic and brings personal experience with connecting with the group..”
    – Dr H. Leghuel

     

    “I enjoyed the lecture and the hands-on split up after each section of the explanation, he was approachable and very knowledgeable.”
    – Dr. A. Heydari

     

    “Dr Guentsch was excellent- clear and able to answer quetions well. It was helpful to get a grasp of all the components of the guided surgery kit.”
    – Dr. C. Diederich
     
     
    “Well organized, great speaker.  Will be able to use a lot of knowledge I gained today right away.  I sure learned a lot of new pearls!”
    – Dr. Winston Wing
     
     
    “Multiple case videos, lots of hands-on = great!”
    Spot Drilling Protocol for Partial extraction Therapy

    Interested in attending this course?

    Interested in attending this course?

    Spot Drilling Protocol for Partial Extraction Therapy
    Synergy of Partial Extraction Therapy with Osseodensification

    Charles Schwimer, DMD

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    SPOT(Selective Preservation of Tooth) Drilling Protocol is a precise and reproducible tooth guided technique to optimize Partial Extraction Therapy.

    Reverse engineered diagnostics and unique instrumentation combine the benefits of Osseodensification and Partial Extraction Therapy to improve primary implant stability and early healing.

    Key elements include understanding and implementation of:

    Learning Objectives:

    • Independent trajectory management of root canal apex removal and implant osteotomy
    • Distinctive implant / restorative zones.
    • Autografting of Dentin / Bone through innovative use of Burs in both forward and reverse.
    • Hands on SPOT training for anterior and posterior teeth will be performed on simulation models.

    Partial Extraction Therapy (PET)

    Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

    CE Credits Hours: Total 7 Hours
    1-Day Hands-on Course

    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long term aesthetic stability.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) Techniques
    • Discuss how to maintain the buccal bone plate to prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone creating ideal soft tissue
    • This lecture and hands-on will take you through the different options of immediate implant placement including the PET step-by-step protocol
    • Hands-on practical training utilizing simulation models

    “Dr Gluckman was very knowledgeable, excellent resources, hands on, excellent and friendly speakers.”
    – Dr. Karen Kowalesik

     

     
    “Excellent angle of presentation and evidence.”
    – Dr. Jordan Pierce

     

     
    “The step-by-step didactic explanation of the procedure prior to the hands-on work was quite thorough.”
    – Dr M. Danelia

     

     
    “The small details and so many cases made understanding the technique easy…. I love the practical nature and clinical relevance.”
    – Dr R. Valenta
    “Mind Blowing…. excellent angle of presentation and evidence. “
    – Dr. Jordan Piere

     

    “Excellent resources, hands-on, friendly speakers. “
    – Dr. Karen Kowalesik

     

    “The aspect of the program was so helpful: Tell-lecture; show-video; do-hands-on, with plenty of examples and cases.”
    – Dr. K Novakovsk

     

    “Dr. Charles is very detail oriented and explained things very well!”
    – Dr J. Perez
    Osseodensification Live Surgery Course by Participants

    Location:
    The Summit
    205 N. Michigan Ave 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

     

    Interested in attending this course?

    CE Credits Hours: Total 14 Hours
    Prerequisite for this course is Osseodensification Level 1

    The program includes didactic scientific lecture, clinical cases review and treatment planning, as well as additional 3 hours of hands-on simulation with actual bone specimens and specially designed models to simulate Osseodensification.

    Course Outline:

    1-    Compaction Autografting technique.

    2-    Review Densification Guide for any implant system.

    3-    Site optimization utilizing the Bur to increase Implant Stability.

    4-    Sub-Crestal Sinus Autografting Procedure.

    5-    Densify After Cut (DAC) Protocol. (DAC)

    6-    Ridge Expansion and the Plus1® Protocol.

    7-    Universal Guided Surgery Protocol.

     

    Participants should be able to:

    I- Understand the scientific principal of Osseodensification

    1. Discuss its effect on implant stability.

    2. Learn how bone preservation with adequate instrumentation can optimize the implant site.

    II-  Discuss the Biomechanical validation of Osseodensification.

    III- Learn how to optimize their implant practice to Create More with Less.

     

    Perform and assist in surgical procedure utilizing osseodensification.

    Each participant will have the opportunity to perform and assist in at least two surgeries with up to 2 implants placements utilizing osseodensification clinical procedures under direct guidance and supervision.

    Learning Objectives:

    Day One:

    • Review biomechanical, histological, and long-term clinical evidence of Osseodensification
    • Learn and practice the Clinical Versatility of Osseodensification:
    • Sub-Crestal Sinus Lift
    • Lateral Ridge Expansion
    • Immediate Implant Placement with OD
    • Guided Expansion Graft (2-Stage Approach)
    • Universal Guided Surgery Protocol
    • How can we preserve bone, plastically expand it, and enhance its strength in a controlled method
    • The effect of Osseodensification on implant total stability development for early and immediate loading
    • Risk assessment and avoiding complications
    • Hands-on practical training utilizing actual bone specimens and simulation models

    Day Two:

    • Perform and assist in surgical procedure(s) utilizing Osseodensification clinical protocols under direct guidance and supervision

    SCHEDULE

    DAY 1

    Full day didactic scientific learning with hands-on training utilizing actual bone specimen and clinical simulation models as well as treatment planning next day surgeries.

    7:30am-8:00am: Continental Breakfast

    8:00am-10:30am: Didactic Learning

    10:30am-10:45am: Break

    10:45am-12:00pm: Review of Osseodensification Clinical Protocols

    12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

    1:00pm-3:00pm: Hands-on simulation practical training

    Review Clinical Cases and Discussion

    DAY 2

    Whole day performing and assisting in surgical procedure utilizing Osseodensification.

    7:30am-8:00am: Continental Breakfast

    8:00am-12:30pm: Surgical Procedures

    12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

    1:30pm-5:00pm: Surgical Procedures

    5:00pm-6:00pm: Surgical Review

     
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