Hands-on Implant Placement Cadaver Course


Mehrdad Favagehi, D.D.S., M.S. Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Favagehi graduated from Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1994. He completed his specialty training in periodontics & dental implant surgery at Ohio State University in 1997 where he also received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and received a research award for groundbreaking research on surgical wound healing.

Dr. Favagehi has been an adjunct faculty member (Clinical Assistant Professor) at the Dept. of Periodontics (VCU School of Dentistry). In 2011, he received a Teaching Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. He is an active presenter nationally and internationally.

Raymond van Gennip, DDS, MSD, FICOI, DICOI, FDOCS

Dr. Raymond van Gennip is an experienced periodontist who uses today’s most effective technology and therapies to achieve optimal gum health. What he does goes far beyond scaling and root planing (there are more ways to promote healthy gums than you think). His broad educational background in medicine and dentistry gives him a unique perspective on periodontal care – and a strong focus on promoting gum health instead of just treating gum disease.

Dr. van Gennip is a faculty member at Dental Seminars, LLC teaching advanced surgical techniques in both periodontics and implant dentistry. He is also a fellow and diplomate of the International Congress for Oral Implantologists, as well as a fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.


Hands-on Implant Placement Cadaver Course: October 11-12, 2024

Course Price is $2,195 

Registration: 7:30 am
Course: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

Location:  Hanover, MD 

CE: 16 Participation Credits
Limited to 20 Participants

Course Objective

This course is a unique two-day lecture and hands-on cadaver experience. It offers the unique opportunity for each participant to learn head and neck anatomy pertinent for performing implant, oral and periodontal surgery. Each participant will learn the placement of root form dental implants in a unique step-by-step fashion, followed by seeing actual videos of these procedures. Each participant will then actually perform these procedures on freshly frozen cadavers under the direct supervision of the course instructors.

The objective of this course is to inform and assist each participant in achieving a higher level of clinical comfort with the placement of dental implants, manipulation of surgical flaps, obtaining of tension-free surgical closure and proper suture materials, and the methods to use for each of these therapies.

This course includes the fundamental biomechanics & biology of bone as well as the rationale for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and the clinical practice of placing root form dental implants. The course will also cover informed consent, pre and post-surgical considerations, possible pathways for post-surgical infection, and management of post-surgical complications.

Topics Covered

  • Head & neck anatomy
  • Pathways of infection
  • Pre-operative considerations for implant, periodontal and oral surgery
  • Keys for successful implant therapy
  • Biomechanics of jaw bone and its effect on implant therapy
  • Progressive bone loading
  • Current implant designs
  • Implant protected occlusion
  • Splinting- yeah or neah
  • Cantilevers and dental implants
  • Occlusal table design
  • Implant consent forms
  • Implant placement in healed extraction sites
  • Extraction and immediate implant placement
  • Post-operative guidelines
  • Radiographic interpretation/identification of vital anatomic structures and possible sites for implant placement
  • Clinical cases
  • Demonstration of implant surgical kit
  • Cadaver Lab

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to properly diagnose and treatment plan implant patients.
  2. Understand the biomechanics of alveolar bone and how they affect dental implant therapy.
  3. Understand the pre and post-operative considerations for an implant.
  4. Understand when and why to use osteotomes during implant placement.
  5. Describe how to obtain tension-free primary surgical flap closure
  6. Understand the suture materials and techniques for successful implant placement and implant uncovering.

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