Advanced Courses

a. Hard & Soft tissue Augmentation Techniques (Advanced Surgical Course)

Duration - 4 days .This course is tailor made for dentists who are already practicing implant dentistry. Each participant will get a chance to perform one major procedure like Sinus grafting- crestal or lateral, ridge split ,GBR or a block graft on patients.

DAY 1 (Osseodensification Workshop)

  1. Biomechanics of Bone
  2. Principles of Osseodensification
  3. Application of Osseodensification
  4. Protocols for
    1. Ridge expansion
    2. Ridge split and Expansion
    3. Immediate Implant placement in Molar teeth
    4. Crestal sinus augmentation with Densah drills
    5. Osseodensification of grafted bone
    6. Osseodensification of soft bone to D2 bone
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Hands-on
  1. Osseodensification- animal jaw exercises
  2. Bone harvesting techniques- on animal jaw- bur/ trephine/ piezosurgery
  3. Direct and indirect sinus lift- on eggs/ models

9:00am Lectures
  1. Treatment planning and patient selection for grafting procedures.
  2. Regenerative properties of different Bone grafts
  3. Sandwich bone grafting GBR technique
  4. Tent screw GBR technique
  5. Micro plate assisted GBR
  6. Flap design and Flap management for bone grafting procedures
  7. Potential intra-oral donor sites, as well as techniques for harvesting such sites
  8. Suture material and techniques for bone grafting Procedures
  9. Dual layer closure
  10. Periosteal Pouch technique.
  11. Resorbable and non-resorbable membranes for localized ridge augmentation
  12. Growth factor protocol and results (PRF, iPRF, APRF)
  13. Making Sticky bone using PRF
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Participants work on patients


9:00am Lectures
  1. The vertical and horizontal aspects of ridge augmentation
  2. Ridge Splitting or Expansion Techniques
  3. Autogenous or Allograft Onlay Bone Blocks
  4. Harvesting of Symphysis Block graft
  5. Harvesting of Block from external oblique ridge
  6. Harvesting of anterior palatal bone
  7. Introduction for Khoury Bone plate technique
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm to 7:00pm Participants work on patients


9:00am Lectures

  1. Diagnosis and treatment plan the rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla
  2. Sinus augmentation
  3. Clinical and practical benefits of minimally invasive crestal sinus elevation (MITSA)
  4. Technique for performing highly predictable lateral window surgery
  5. Identify a biological protocol using graft materials for sinus elevation
  6. How to prevent and treat complications
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm to 4:00pm  Participants work on patients

4:00pm to 5:00pm Conclusions, Valedictory & Certificate distribution

b. Immediate loading, All on 4 / All on 6, Zygomatic & Pterygoid Implants (Advanced Prosthetic Course)

Duration - 3 days.

Course Highlights:
  • This course is targeted for dentists who are already practicing implant dentistry
  • Open to users of all reputed implant systems
  • Focus on teaching the science of implantology
  • Well credentialed internationally recognized faculty.
  • Lectures, Hands-on pre-clinical training on Styrofoam models.
  • Live surgeries on patients
  • Different systems of all on 4, pterygoid and Zygomatic implant techniques will be discussed in the course.
  • Continued assistance by the faculty even after the completion of course.
  • Opportunity for ICOI credentials like Fellowship / Mastership & Diplomate
Course Duration & Schedule:
  • 9am to 5pm (with breaks for lunch & tea)
  • Dates – will be displayed on the Course Calendar in home page.
  • Venue: Cochin Implant Centre, Kalamassery, Cochin
  • Limited to 10 participants per batch for greater interaction
Course Topics:
  1. Non-grafting alternatives for rehabilitation of the severely atrophic maxilla.
  2. When to consider all on 4, Pterygoid and zygomatic implants - How atrophic does it need to be?
  3. Patient selection and treatment planning - Pre-operative assessment.
  4. Review of anatomy relative to tilted implants.
  5. Pre-and postoperative radiographic examinations of the implant site.
  6. Indications and contraindications for the use of all on 4, Pterygoid and zygoma Implants.
  7. The intermaxillary surgical protocol for zygoma implants and its modification to extramaxillary.
  8. The ZAGA classification and the zygoma anatomy-guided approach (ZAGA) – extra-maxillary approach.
  9. The ABC's of establishing the implant trajectory.
  10. Virtual surgical planning, and the use of specific surgical guides for simplifying the surgical procedure.
  11. Criteria for successful treatment planning and placements.
  12. Surgical protocols.
  13. Different implant designs available from various manufacturers.
  14. Selection of the ideal multi-unit abutments for All on 4, Pterygoid and zygoma implants.
  15. The Zygoma Quad Approach: Rehabilitation of an extremely atrophied maxilla using 4 Zygoma Implants.
  16. Pterygoid implants in addition to zygoma implants-When and why. Decision making
  17. The surgical procedure.
  18. Various types of immediate provisional, chair side or dental lab made.
  19. Delivery of the immediate provisional.
  20. The rationale for fixed reconstruction in the maxilla.
  21. Permanent prosthetic solutions: removable vs fixed. When, how and where to be used.
  22. Different types of the final prosthesis: hybrid fixed denture, full arch PFM, full arch zirconia bridge, toronto bridge, bar supported overdenture.
  23. Prosthodontic aspects of all on 4, pterygoid and zygoma rehabilitation.
  24. Step by step description of impression making and prosthetic procedures to restore the full arch on the all on 4, pterygoid, zygomatic implants, and the laboratory work.
  25. Recognize, diagnose, manage and prevent potential surgical and prosthetic complications.
  26. Post treatment follow up – patient recall
  27. Analysis of clinical cases and presentations.

c. Guided Surgery Course - Digital Implant Planning

Duration - 2 days.

Course Description:
The aim of any implantologist is to place implants in ideal prosthetic position but it is difficult to achieve consistently. Implant placement errors can lead to compromised prosthetic outcomes, which may ultimately cause implant failure. In this context guided surgery has been shown to be the safest and most consistently accurate way to place implants. Guided surgery is technique-sensitive and dependent on strict adherence to data acquisition protocol. This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of guided surgery and provide participants with the tools needed to incorporate guided surgery into their everyday practice. There will be an emphasis on treatment planning and learning how to use implant planning software.

Course Duration & Schedule:
  • 2 Days
  • 9am to 5pm (with breaks for lunch & tea)
  • Dates – will be displayed on the Course Calendar in home page.
  • Venue: Cochin Implant Centre, Kalamassery, Cochin
  • Limited to10 participants per batch for greater interaction
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Value benefits & limitations of guided surgery
  • Understand and avoid implant placement errors
  • Interpret 3D scans for pathology and implant treatment planning
  • Assemble the necessary data needed for guided surgery
  • Plan cases using free planning software
  • Use drill guides for different kinds of cases
  • Integrate guided surgery into everyday practice
Topics Covered:
  • Introduction & Overview
  • Data Acquisition ∙ Interpretation of 3D scans
  • Implant Planning Software
  • Strategies For Planning Different Types of Cases
  • Single Tooth: anterior, posterior, immediate
  • Multiple Teeth: anterior, posterior
  • Edentulous: overdenture, fixed and All-on-4
  • Hands-On on Treatment Planning using Implant Planning Software
  • Use of Drill Guides
  • Technique tips that make it work
  • How to Incorporate Guided Implant Surgery into Everyday Practice

d. All on 4 / All on 6 / Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants

Duration - 2 days.

Course Description:
The course will focus on full arch rehabilitation and immediate loading with 4/6 implants. The All on 6 treatment concept was developed to provide edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using six implants to support immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis. This concept offers good stability in atrophic jaws using tilted implants in minimum bone height regions and saves the need of complicate long term procedures as bone augmentation and sinus lift. The use of special trans-mucosal angled and straight multi-unit abutments for screw retained restoration, simplifies the prosthetic procedure in these cases.

Course Content:
  • Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants
  • Why All on 6 ??? Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Diagnosis and Treatment planning
  • Biomechanics
  • Surgical principles and techniques
  • CBCT and its role in All on 4 procedures
  • Temporary prosthesis/ Acrylic bridge
  • Impression procedures and techniques
  • Technical aspects and CADCAM Prostheses
  • Occlusion
  • Maintenance

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