Part II Clinical Implant Placement


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course


a) Clinical Observations and b) Implant Placement

Open to alumni of the Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I

Date & Time  Mon.-Fri. during clinic hours. 

CE Hours Columbia University designates this activity as follows:

Observation: 2-5 CE hrs.  Implant Placement: 2-3 CE hrs.

Due to the nature of these customized sessions, CE hours may vary depending on patient procedures. 

Location Columbia University Medical Center

Implant Suite - Vanderbilt Clinic, 9th floor, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Fees: See details below

Registration: Tel: (212) 305-7124;


Upon successful completion and full payment of the Implantology Continuum Part I, participants may register for Part II.

Part II A - Clinical Observation  Prior to performing implant placement, all Part II participants must first observe two implant procedures in the CDM clinic. Note: Participants may also opt for observation only. Required paperwork:

1) copy of your dental license 

2) Short biography or cv

3) Signed health care forms indicating your professional health care records are up-to-date; including protection from hepatitis and TB

4) Signed patient privacy form

Part II B - Implant Placement  Participants have the option of performing up to two surgical implant placements on your patient. These sessions will be instructed by a CDM faculty member in a one-on-one clinical setting.

All potential cases MUST be approved by the course director. After surgery you will be responsible for doing the restoration work in your own office.  Additional paperwork required:

5) Dental Certificate of Insurance (COI) with Columbia University and its employees named as additionally insured. 


Part II A - Live Surgery Clinical Observations:  $250 fee for observing two dental implant procedures. These may be on the same day or on two different days. Payable by check to: Columbia University.

You may choose to participate only in Part II A (observation), or continue to Part II B (implant placement).

Part II B - Live Surgery Implant Placement: 

Fees - subject to adjustment: $1,800 education fee, includes the cost of one implant. You may place up to two dental implants on your referred patient, cost of both implants which must be paid directly to the clinic prior to the procedure @ $783 per implant. 

Materials Fees: Fees for all other materials are additional, subject to adjustment, and must be paid directly to the clinic, by you or your patient, on the day of surgery prior to implant placement: additional implants ($783 each);  bone grafting material ($75-$395 depending on type used), extraction kit ($97) cone bean scans ($250 per arch/$400 both arches) plus cost for any other materials. Exception: You may provide your patient's recent cone beam scans.  

MORE COMPLEX WORK: When you identify a patient requiring more complex work, such as a sinus lift, you will assist a Columbia faculty member or resident. Pricing depends on the procedure performed, the cost of which may be covered by you or your patient. In addition to the cost of the cone beam scan and implant, a $1,000 fee applies for sinus lifts and advanced bone grafts.


Your patient will need to register as a Columbia patient. Patient should print, complete and bring all necessary paperwork with them for their first appointment. Plan to arrive at least 15-20 mins. before your appointment to allow time for patient registration:

General inforrmation:

1. Patient Registration form

2. Medical history long form

3. Appointment Policy & Guide to Patient Care

4. Notice of Privacy Practices

5. Consent to dental treatment form

6. Consent for Dental Implants form



*Additional lab fees may apply.

COURSE STRUCTURE & REQUIREMENTS  Part II is optional and open only to those who have completed the lectures and model-based training offerred in Part I of the Implantology Continuum. Part II A - observations in the VC-9 clinic are held during clinic business hours Monday to Friday and scheduled according to both the CE participant's availabity and the VC-9 patient schedule. Part II B- implant placement you must first submit your case(s) for review and approval by the course director. Procedures are scheduled according to availablity of seats in the clinic, as well as the availabilty of the patient, CE participant and CDM dental staff. 

REGISTRATION  Register directly with the Continuing Education Office after completion of Part I. 

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS  Part II A-Observations - Please be aware that patients may cancel or no-show for their procedures. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Part II B-Implant Placement - Your patient is expected to adhere to the VC-9 clinic appointment rules and guide to patient care (see above weblink).

CE CREDIT  Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/1/2013-12/31/2017.

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.

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.