Continuing Dental Education Course

Save-the-date: 7th Annual Dental Implant Symposium - Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)



Technology, Trends and Techniques

December 11-12, 2015

New York City

Scientific Chairman: Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
Moderators: Dr. Kenneth Judy and Dr. Dennis Tarnow
2015 nternational implantology experts include Drs.:
Zvi Artzi,  John Cavallaro, Fereidoun Daftary, Paul Fletcher, Will Martin, Ziv Mazor, Michael Pikos, Eduardo Rodriguez,
 Ulrike Schulze-Späte, Cherilyn Sheets, Thomas Taylor and Ulf Wikesjö
Course Description:

This Symposium will address   the latest Technology, Trends and Techniques in Implantology.An international panel of implant experts will share their knowledge and expertise in areas including: craniofacial growth and implant esthetics, facial reconstruction, ceramic failures, peri-implant disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment, use of bone morphogenetic proteins, prosthetic space logistics, immediate implant reconstruction, full arch solutions and maxillary sinus augmentation with synthetic biomaterials, sinus augmentation, and quantitative percussion diagnostics for risk assessment. A question and answer period will follow each presentation to allow for optimal audience interaction.

Speakers will discuss technological advances that allow clinicians and technicians to create designs with advanced materials that help to minimize complications. High rates of ceramic failures in implant prosthodontics will be examined, and treatment options and materials utilized to treat the edentulous maxilla will be reviewed. Presentations will explore long term effects of continued craniofacial growth of adults and its potential implications. The factors involved in diagnosing and arresting the progression of peri-implant disease will be analyzed. Evidence-based data regarding the efficacy and validity of allogenic blocks will be presented, and information on bone formation and remodeling of synthetic biomaterial will be reviewed. Lateral versus crestal treatment modalities in maxillary sinus augmentation will be compared. The integration of restorative, surgical and laboratory disciplines, combined with CBCT technology will be examined.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:  understand the indications for hybrid restoration and the options in material and tooth selection for given clinical situations; identify the causes of ceramic failure in implant supported restorations; learn how Vitamin D therapy can impact synthetic bone material remodeling; understand the clinical possibilities and uses of quantitative percussion testing; learn the benefits offered by CAD-CAM technology in minimizing prosthetic complications; realize the potential implications of subtle growth on functional and esthetic outcomes of implant restorations; become familiar with specific implant surgical techniques used to optimize results of treatment; understand the indications and protocol for computer guided full arch and full mouth reconstruction; learn the native regenerative potential of alveolar bone and the maxillary sinus; describe the role and indications for facial transplantation.

EXHIBIT HALL - Exhibit hall will be open both dates.

Exhibitors include: 3DDEX; BioHorizons; Boca Dental Supply, LLC; Dentatus USA; Dentium USA; DENTSPLY Implants;; DoWell Dental Products; Impladent; Integrated Dental Systems; Keystone Dental; Osteogenics Biomedical; Piezosurgery Incorporated; Salvin Dental Specialities, Inc.; Straumann; and Zimmer Biomet. 

2015 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 11/25 15 at:

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

ICOI group discounted rate of $310 USD (single or double) and $355 USD (suite) and taxes. You must mention International Congress when making reservations.

Click here for: 

1. 2015 Updated Agenda

2. 2015 Registration Form and Hotel Details

3. Directions & Parking



ICOI Central Office

(973) 783-6300



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.