Implant Dentistry

The Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences offers two programs in Implant Dentistry.  A two year part-time program (2 days/week) for U.S. dentists and a full-time (5 days/week) program for those who have graduated from accredited international dental schools.  A Certificate of Professional Achievement is issued at the completion of the programs.

Both programs are designed to provide dentists with the highest level of knowledge and skill related to the placement and restoration of dental implants.  Dentists will learn the biologic and clinical principles that are the basis of the discipline.

Practitioners are academically trained via basic and advanced didactic lectures, seminars, and literature review sessions (classic and current articles). All topics pertinent to surgical and prosthetic dental implantology are covered; e.g. diagnosis and treatment planning; surgical protocols (implant placement, sinus grafting, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafting; prosthetic protocols (implant and abutment level procedures, screw vs. cement retained, prosthesis design (fixed vs. overdentures); and aftercare.  Clinical procedures include all of the aforementioned protocols performed on patients under the supervision of experienced specialists on the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University. 

For more information about these programs please visit the postgraduate program websites:

Certificate of Professional Achievement in Implantology

Certificate of Professional Achievement in Implantology - International Program


Director of Implant Education: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS (

Clinical Director of Implant Program: John C. Cavallaro, DDS (

Director of International Implant Program & Director of Implant Center: Daewon Haam, DDS, MS (



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