2015: Implant Study Club, Jan.28

 Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course

Rescheduled for March 11



Topic: Mini Implants

Dates & Time

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

6-8 PM (includes a light snack)


Upcoming Spring sessions - March 11 and May 6

Attend individual or all gatherings.


Columbia University CDM designates this activity:

CE Credit Hours - 2


Location Columbia University Medical Center

Presbyterian Hospital - 7th Floor, Beube Conf. Room

622 West 168th Street (between B'way and Ft. Washington Ave.)

New York, NY 10032


Tuition $135


Inquiries: 212-305-7124

Course Director

James B. Fine, DMD

Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics Program, College of Dental Medicine


Guest speaker - Dr. Harold Sussman

Course Description

Many edentulous patients have loose or unstable lower full dentures making it difficult for them to masticate properly. The new standard of care for these patients is to place bilateral 4mm endosseous implants in the mandibular cuspid regions. However, this usually requires open flap surgery and a lag time of 2 to 3 months before locator attachments can be placed in the denture intaglio.

An alternative method of achieving denture stabilization is by placing 4 Mini Dental Implants (MDI) instead. When utilizing the Sendax Insertion Protocol, the MDIs are placed directly through the overlying gingival tissues, thus making placement significantly less invasive than conventional implants.  Furthermore, with narrow ridges of 3 to 6 mm, it is an ideal system, since no bone grafting is required, and denture loading can be immediate.  In addition, diabetic patients and people taking blood thinners, may well benefit from this closed and less traumatic procedure.

This presentation will be augmented with step-by-step dental models, so at its conclusion, the attendees should be able to master the techniques described in the lecture. Using MDIs should enhance your practice and satisfy apprehensive patients due to the ease of achieving a successful result.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Harold I. Sussman received his DDS from Columbia in 1964 and an MSD from NYUCD in 1968. He is Board Certified in Oral Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Columbia University College of Dentistry. Dr. Sussman was an Attending Periodontist at Goldwater Hospital for 15 years, teaching the dental residents Mini Implant Dentistry. He has published 36 scientific articles and co-authored a chapter in “Mini Dental Implants- Principles and Practice”, edited by Victor Sendax.   Dr. Sussman has been awarded 6 U.S. Patents, one of which is the Salvin Mini Implant Guide. This hand-held guide is simple to use and insures the proper placement and spacing of MDIs.

Implant Study Club details 
Held every 4-6 weeks, this study club is designed for the practitioner who is actively practicing implant dentistry. Incorporating case reviews and the most current information in implant dentistry in an intimate and interactive setting, you will learn valuable information to bring your implant placement and restoration to the next level. Topics discussed include surgical anatomy, abutment design, timing of surgical placement and incorporating implants with partial dentures. You are encouraged to bring cases for group discussion.


REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is online. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. CDM alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY AND CHANGES: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit to your CE account. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. For Implantology Continuum and other extended or international sessions, please refer to the dedicated webpage for specific cancellation details for those courses. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty.