Continuing Education Course

SAVE-the-DATE: 6th Annual Dental Implant Symposium - Dec. 11-12, 2015

Details to follow shortly - contact: 212-305-7124 or if you wish to be sent course updates.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)



Cutting Edge Concepts in Implantology


December 12-13, 2014

New York City

Scientific Chairman: Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
Moderators: Dr. Kenneth Judy and Dr. Dennis Tarnow
2014 nternational implantology experts include Drs.:
Robert Eskow, Scott Ganz, David Garber, John Grbic, Tomas Linkevicius,
Carlo Marinello, Craig Misch, Mark Reynolds, John Sorensen, Frank Schwarz, 
John Sorensen, Christian Stappert and Chandur Wadhwani
Course Description:

This Symposium will address Cutting Edge Concepts in ImplantologyAn international panel of implant experts will share their knowledge and expertise in areas including: Crestal Bone Loss and Crestal Bone Stability, Digital Implant Dentistry, Anti-Resorptive Therapy and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, 3-D Imaging, CAD-CAM in Prosthodontics, Clinical Trends in Bone Augmentation, Management of Perio-Implant Disease, Biologic and Material Considerations for Single Implant Restoration, and Digital Treatment for Implant Surgical-Prosthodontics.

This course will discuss the major risk factors for peri-implant disease and explain the limitations of nonsurgical treatment procedures. It will review how systemic influences can directly affect crestal bone levels, resulting in alteration of the oral environment and the peri-implant tissues.  Cases involving horizontal and vertical bone augmentation techniques will be reviewed. The medical rational for using bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive therapies in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases will be discussed.  New materials and methods will be presented for impression taking and scanning. The numerous ways that digital dentistry is simplifying procedures and decreasing surgical risks and costs will be explained. 

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:  Identify medications that influence bone metabolism and  select appropriate surgical procedures for the management of peri-implantitis; explain the link between peri-implant diseases and residual excess cement; understand how CAD/CAM processing is now an integral part of implant and reconstructive dentistry; understand the principles of esthetic single implant rehabilitation with ceramic materials; recognize the importance of anti-resorptive therapies; become familiar with the use of growth factors.

2014 Scientific Session Registration Fees 
Practitioner: ICOI Member/Columbia Dental Alumni:   $595
Practitioner: Non-member:   $695
Columbia Dental Faculty:  $375
Full Time Student (Non-Columbia):  $200
Cancellation after Nov.9 subject ot 50% cancellation fee.

A limited number of rooms are being held until 11/22/14 at:

The Hotel Beacon, 2130 Broadway @ 75th Street, NYC

ICOI group discounted rate of $295-$305 USD (single or double) and $355 USD (suite) and taxes. You must mention International Congress when making reservations.

REGISTRATION & TUITION: Please call ICOI at 973-783-6300 or visit for more details. Columbia University cannot register participants for this symposium. View the symposium brochure & registration form for tuition rates and hotel information. All participants are responsible for finding their own travel/hotel accommodations.

COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the college or endorsement of a procedure or product.


  This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Columbia University and ICOI. Columbia University and ICOI are ADA CERP Recognized Providers. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

ICOI is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2014. Provider ID# 217378. Dental Board of California registered provider # 3338.