2014 IMPLANTOLOGY CONTINUUM, PART I: Option 1 - Weekends Nov.-May




   Option 1 (weekends): Oct. 10-11, Nov. 7-8, 2015; Jan. 9-10, Feb. 6-7, March 5-6, April 16-17, 2016

Option 2 (2 weeks): Week 1 Oct. 10-15, 2015; Week 2 April 12-17, 2016

Email dentalce@columbia.edu or call 212-305-7124 to be contacted when registration opens. 


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course



 PART I - Option 1: Six weekend sessions

This course is co-sponsored with an educational grant from Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare and Straumann.


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

Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm

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

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

Click to download Continuum brochure

LOCATION Columbia University Medical Center @ West 168th St.

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



Discounts apply for CDM Alumni, CDM Faculty and CDM Residents and recent graduates.
INQUIRIES: 1(212) 305-7124
Email: dentalce@columbia.edu 


Dennis Tarnow, DDS

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

James B. Fine, DMD

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Professor and Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics Program, College of Dental Medicine; Private Practice, Manhattan, NY, and Hoboken, NJ.


Additional presenters include:

Dr. Christos Angelopoulos, Dr. Nurit Bittner, Dr. Joseph Carpentieri, Dr. John Cavallaro, Dr. Gary Greenstein, Dr. Daewon Haam, Dr. Ronnie Myers, Dr. Frank Valdinoto and Dr. George Shelby White, plus others

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 for those who have placed 0-60 implant procedures 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. 

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.

Part I 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: Columbia University/ICOI Implantology Symposium: with Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Scientific Chairman, on Friday and Saturday, December 12-13, 2014.

Feedback from previous attendees:

Dr. Mora, Colombia (2014-2015) "I sincerely believe the knowledge you shared will transform the way I practice this noble profession and it certainly will benefit many patients. I'm very motivated to continue researching and learning to expand my knowledge."

Dr. Spina, III, Wayne, PA (2012-2013) "Basically the course was fantastic. Dr. Fine and Dr. Valdinoto were amazing, as were all the other presenters..."

Dr. Chan, New Rochelle, NY (2012-2013) "...the course was a lot of money but I felt I did not waste my time or money at all."

Dr. Yuan, Flushing, NY (2012-2013) - "I had a great time at Columbia...I can honestly say this was probably the best treatment i have ever received from a dental school."

Dr. Michel, Somers Point, NJ (2010-2011) - "...The small classroom and their desire to make us understand the basics of Implant placement made it easy to understand the material. They all answered every question and never made you feel uncomfortable. They always made it real world and practical, while at the same time giving me the knowledge of what is possible in more complicated cases. This course was a highlight of my career..."

PART II: Live Surgery (optional) - a) Clinical Observations; b) Implant Placement 

Upon successful completion of Part I of the Continuum, participants will have the option of performing up to two surgical implant placements on a patient. 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 live surgery observation only. Additional course fees will apply.  Click here for further information.


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.

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 prior written agreement from CDM CE, 50% of the balance due is to be paid by Tuesday, October 14, with the remaining balance due to be paid by Tuesday, 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 $500 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


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.