Comprehensive Beginning Implant Course Agenda

Location: Brighter Way Dental Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Objective: This 3-day course will be comprised of intensive didactic lectures and hands-on exercises that complement the presentations. Patient selection parameters and surgical techniques will be covered in detail. In addition, a significant portion of performing contemporary dental implant treatment involves the use of new technology. Therefore, the topics covered will include the use of state-of-the-art equipment, such as, CBCT imaging, specialized treatment planning software, intraoral scanning, 3D printing of surgical guides, and the use of autologous, concentrated growth factors, PRF.
You will learn about
  • Understand the principles and applications of CBCT Imaging Technology in dental implant treatment planning and diagnosis.
  • Utilize software for effective and proper Treatment Planning.
  • Master Intraoral Scanning for accurate digital impression (with Medit i700) taking and merging with CBCT scan.
  • Know the different types of Surgical Guides and the protocol steps of Guide Design.
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of 3D printing technology (using Sprintray printers).
  • Assess and select patients for dental implant procedures based on clinical and medical factors.
  • Acquire the knowledge of Surgical Treatment protocol from A-Z.
  • Understand the benefits and applications of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF).
  • How to implement and manage proper post-operative protocols and potential complications.
  • Perform live patient treatments demonstrating acquired knowledge.
Course Instructors
Dr. Robert T. Erickson
Dr. Robert T. Erickson is the Director of Education at Brighter Way Dental Center. In addition, he is also the Director of the Comprehensive Oral Implantology Residency program at Brighter Way, which is an affiliate training center for Jacksonville University’s newest post-doctoral, dental education program.
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Dr. Alice Hsieh
Dr. Alice Hsieh is a highly skilled board-certified prosthodontist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry. She is also trained in the surgical placement of dental implants.
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Educational Method
Clinical Participation
Participants: Limited to 2-4
Credit Hours: 24 CEU
AGD code: 690 implants
Tuition Fee:
Observation Fee: 
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Included with Registration
-Breakfast and Lunch
Day 1
07:30am – 08:00am
08:00am - 08:15am
Overview of Dental Implantology
08:15am - 09:00am
CBCT Imaging Technology
09:00am - 10:00am
Software for Treatment Planning
10:00am - 10:15am
Refreshment Break
10:15am - 12:00pm
Software + Treatment Planning
12:00pm - 01:00pm
01:00pm - 01:45pm
Surgical Guides
01:45pm - 03:00pm
Hands-On Exercise
03:00pm - 03:15pm
Refreshment Break
03:15pm - 03:45pm
3D Printing
03:45pm - 04:15pm
Hands-On Exercise
04:15pm - 05:15pm
Patient Selection
Day 2
07:30am – 08:00am
00:00am – 09:00am
Surgical Treatment
09:00am – 10:00am
Hands-On Exercise
10:00am – 11:00am
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Hands-On Exercise
12:00pm – 01:00pm
01:00pm – 02:00pm
Pre-surgical case discussion and Treatment Planning
03:00pm – 05:00pm
Live Implant Surgery
Day 3
07:30am – 09:00am
Pre-surgical case discussion and Treatment Planning
09:00am -
Live Implant Surgery
Policy and Important Information
1. 50% of registration fee is due at time of registration for the Brighter way course. This is important because all Brighter Way live surgical programs are only two to eight dentists.
2. Brighter Way’s cancellation fee is $500 up to forty-five (45) days prior to each program. After that date, there will be no refunds issued due to scheduling of patients, anesthesiologists and securing clinic treatment rooms.
3. Brighter Way may cancel courses up to thirty (45) days prior to the first day of the event.
4. The full registration amount will be refunded for courses cancelled by Brighter Way.
5. Brighter Way is not responsible for travel costs incurred for cancelled courses. Please take this into consideration when scheduling flight and hotel arrangements.
6. All attending dentists must be U.S licensed and in good standing to receive a temporary Arizona dental license.
7. All dentists must have a temporary Arizona dental license issued by the Arizona dental board. This temporary license is good for 14 days over two years.
8. Attending dentists are covered under the good Samaritan act in Arizona. Brighter Way requires that each attending dentist notify their malpractice insurance provider about the program.
9. The number of implants or procedures are not guaranteed due to the different level of clinical skill and experience by the attending dentists. Brighter Way will do everything possible to ensure that each doctor experience multiple surgical procedures.
10. Brighter Way recommends that each attending dentist bring an assistant to the program.
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 MINEC America and Brighter Way Dental Clinic.  MINEC America is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. AGD ID# (#322397 )
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