IMPLANT CONTINUUM, PART I: Option 1 - Weekends Oct 2013-April 2014


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course




Option 1 (Six weekend sessions - November, 2014 thru May, 2015)

This course is co-sponsored by Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare and Straumann


Nov. 15-16, 2014; Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 14-15, April 18-19, May 2-3, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm

Includes optional but recommended attendance to the 5th Annual olumbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium- Dec. 12-13. 

Note: Continuum fee includes Symposium registration. You will be automatically registered for the Symposium by CDM, pending your confirmation of attendance in November. 

LOCATION Columbia University Medical Center @ West 168th St.

SUBWAY  A (express), C and #1 trains to 168th St.

CDM Alumni receive 10% discount; New CDM Alumni graduating after 2010 receive 20% discount; CDM faculty, CDM staff and CDM residents receive a 50% discount.

CE CREDITS: 94 (84, plus 10 for Symposium attendance)



Dennis Tarnow, DDS

Clinical Professor and Director of Implant Education, College of Dental Medicine; Private Practice in Implant Dentistry



James B. Fine, DMD

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Professor and Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics Program,

College of Dental Medicine

Additional presenters include:

Dr. Christos Angelopoulos, Dr. Nurit Bittner, Dr. Daewon Haam,

Dr. Joseph Carpentieri, Dr. Gary Greenstein, Dr. Ronnie Myers,

Dr. Frank Valdinoto and Dr. George Shelby White

PART I: Didactic and Hands-On Model-Based Training
This continuum is designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice. Training in patient evaluation, surgical placement, and implant prosthetics will be provided along with hands-on model-based training with major implant systems. You will learn step-by-step techniques to allow for a safe and predictable implant placement.

This is a solid foundation course taught by Board-certified specialists. For those already conducting implant procedures, this course still has lots of benefits to fill in your knowledge gaps and hone your skills. 

This course meets the continuing education requirements for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)’s Fellowship Credential and contributes to the maintenance requirements for ICOI Fellowship, IPS Mastership and ICOI Diplomate Credentials.

PART II: Surgical / Clinical Implant Placement (Optional)

Upon successful completion of Part I of the Continuum, participants have the option of performing up to two surgical implant placements on their patient after approval from one of the Course Directors. These sessions will be instructed by a CDM faculty member in a one-to-one clinical setting. Prior to performing the implant placement, all Part II participants must first observe two implant procedures in the CDM clinic. Participants may also opt for observation only. These sessions are customized to each participant's schedule within clinic hours. Additional course will apply.  Click here for further information.

Course Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  • learn the biology of osseointegration
  • assess the appropriateness of implants in the partially or fully edentulous patient
  • decide on the appropriate diagnostic radiographs/materials required for treatment planning for implant rehabilitation
  • develop the surgical skills required for placement of implants
  • learn appropriate prosthetic treatment planning
  • understand impression taking, abutment selection, temporization and final restoration of implants
  • understand proper bone grafting and site development procedures
  • learn how to accomplish esthetic outcomes with implant prosthetics
  • understand appropriate pain management and pharmacology as it relates to implant surgery

Course Topics (subject to minor revision)
Evolving Role of Implants in Patient Care; Radiologic & Surgical Templates; Stage I Surgery for Implant Placement; Optimal Implant Esthetics; Occlusal Considerations; Surgical Anatomy; Advanced Radiology; Single-tooth Restoration; Multi-Unit Implant Prosthetics; Treatment Planning for Esthetic Outcome; Implant Complications and Management; Risk Management; Infection Control; Pharmacology/Pain Control; Stage II Surgery; Bone Grafting; Guided Bone Regeneration; Extraction/Socket Preservation; Sinus Surgery (osteotome, lateral window); Immediate Placement/Immediate Loading of Implant; Treatment Planning.

An overview and model-based training on various implant systems will also be provided.


Attendance Options:

Option I (six weekend sessions, 12 days): Nov. 15-16, 2014; Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 14-15, April 18-19 and May 2-3, 2015.

Option 2 (two weeklong sessions, 12 days): Nov. 11-16, 2014 and Feb. 3-8, 2015

Both options include: 5th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Implantology Symposium: Cutting Edge Concepts in Implantology with Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Scientific Chairman, on Friday and Saturday, December 12-13, 2014.



LOCATION  Courses are held at Columbia University Medical Center on West 168th Street unless otherwise listed. Room details will be sent to confirmed registrants. Parking is available in a nearby parking garage for a discounted fee.

COURSE STRUCTURE & REQUIREMENTS Courses are lecture and hands-on, model-based format and are open to general and specialty practitioners.

REGISTRATION   Sign up online or submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: Continuing Education, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Register by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised.

TUITION & FEES   A deposit is required to secure enrollment. Tuition must be paid in full prior to start of course. For Continuum courses, full payment is appreciated prior to course start. Payment in full or a minimum $2,000 deposit is required at time of registration to secure your space in the class. Special arrangements: with written agreement from CDM CE, 50% of the balance due is to be paid by Monday, September 16, with the remaining balance due to be paid by December 2 at the latest.

DISCOUNTS  CDM alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all continuing education courses. CDM alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty & staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS  Refunds may be granted only if notification is received in writing at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations will result in a $250 processing fee. Any cancellation made one week or less prior to the course does not qualify for a refund. However, participants may choose to place their tuition minus an administration and direct cost fee assessment into a holding account for future use. Refunds for “no shows” will be forfeited. We cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participant travel arrangements

CE CREDIT   Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2009-12/2013. 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. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations. Columbia University CDM is also a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954.

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. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty at any time.