Pierpaolo Cortellini
  Didier Dietschi
  Ken Hovden
  Fouad Khoury
  Charles Khoury
  Heike Kraemer
  Robert Lamb
  Pascal Magne
  Snjezana Pohl
  Sadao Sato
  Luis H. Schlichting
  Dennis Tarnow
  Jordan West
  John West
  Giovanni Zucchelli
  Otto Zuhr

Controversies and Innovations in Implants and Esthetic Dentistry - What we know, What we think we know and What we still don't know

July 25 - 28, 2019

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Dennis Tarnow, D.D.S.
Curriculum Vitae
Reasons to join this course: 


This highly personalized course will provide the most comprehensive summary and updates in implant dentistry. Great emphasis will be placed on esthetic outcomes along with the biological approach to treatment. The interplay between the surgical and restorative aspects of implants will be emphasized throughout the course.


Participants will learn

»    The latest concepts for implant design - from the abutment connection to the tip of the implant. Surface texture

    - what is the best for integration to be maximized?

»    Sinus lifts. Socket management. Surgical graft materials.  Membranes. Growth factors - are they vital to the

    outcomes in short and long term?

»    Placement of implants – when, into healed ridges, immediate or delayed sockets?

»    Socket Shield Therapy and PET (Partial Extraction Therapy) - what are the potential benefits and

    shortcomings of this new technique

»    Loading protocols - full arch cases, partially edentulous cases, and for single teeth

»    Temporization - before and after implant placement

»    Periodontal considerations around implants

»    Esthetics and implants - Management of esthetic problem cases

»    Serial extraction case  - How to simplify treatment for the most complicated cases

»    How to avoid removable partials and dentures in treatment planning using innovative fixed

    temporization techniques

»    Treatment of failing implants – how to achieve success  - limitations

»    Multidisciplinary management of the most difficult esthetic failure cases


The benefit for you

»    Learn to decide the best choice of treatment for the most predictable outcome

»    Receive one-on-one mentoring and clear guidelines for your specific questions

»    Return to your practice more enthusiastic and confident


Raise your implant dentistry to the highest level.


Explore, enjoy and take this course

»    All on four controversy / All on 4 , 5, or 6 - the pros and cons of this treatment

»    Use of wide body implants – use of narrow implants

»    Osseodensification burs and their use for vertical sinus lifts

»    The Co-Axial implant - use to avoid cement problems


Discover a new world of dental education


"After 25 years of hearing Dr. Tarnow at the podium, the opportunity to spend 4 days with him in a small group learning session was PRICELESS. The IDEA facility and team did a fantastic job hosting such a great workshop. Thank you!"

Jeanne Salcetti, Periodontist, Colorado Springs, CO


"My first course at IDEA . Admit I am a CE junkie, this course represents the best in clinical, scientific and money making concepts than I have had in 32 years!"

Doug Forbes, General Practitioner, Columbia, SC 


"The IDEA facility is top flight/world class. It has the best work stations, complete with microscopes/personal monitors, making it the best lab and environment for learning. It has state of the art equipment in a clean, state of the art teaching facility with excellent staff and tech support.

Dr. Tarnow is the best speaker I ever heard. He is knowledgable, approachable and seasoned educator. The course was four solid days of subject matter that is relevant to daily practice, current, and simply ON POINT for all aspects of today's practice of implant dentistry."

Bassem Farid, Oral Surgeon, Marina Del Rey, CA


Dennis Tarnow is a gifted clinican and teacher. He provides four packed days of education that is important for all clinicians placing and/or restoring implants. Superb course well worth the time and money."
Thomas McClammy, Endodontist, Scottsdale, AZ


"An amazing intense course. Dr. Tarnow is a great instructor, tying the biology with current state of the art techniques."
Eric Wenzel, General Practitioner, Bellingham, WA


"This is one of the best courses I attended. Iti is comprehensive, covering biology through advanced treatment planning on an individual level. It is also up to date information that I can take back to my office on Monday morning. Thank you."
Joanne Gaydos-Daniel, Periodontist, Murfreesboro, TN


"Dr. Tarnow is a brilliant educator and researcher. To learn from someone as influential as him was truly a privilege and honor. I would highly recommend taking this course here at IDEA.
EPio Modi, General Practitioner, ON, Canada

Course Package includes:
  • Exciting Course Days
    World renowned instructors. The best in their field.
    Small groups. One-on-one mentoring.

    Intense hands-on training.
    Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice.
    Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world.
    Independent. All
     honorariums are paid by IDEA.
  • Advanced Course Materials
    State-of-the-art facility that sets the standard. Equipment, instruments, course supplies, and hand-outs.
  • Transportation
    Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and IDEA's partner hotel, and between the partner hotel and the IDEA facility.
  • Hotel
    Accommodations at the partner hotel, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course. An additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.
  • Meals
    IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch, daily freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a "Welcome" Reception and "Networking" Dinner on the first evening and the Graduation Ceremony and "Celebration" Dinner on the last evening of the course. 

All Inclusive
Course Package:

$ 9,980  “Hotel” Option
$ 9,380  "No Hotel" Option

CE Credits: