April 17-19

Scott Lingle, DDS
Implant Dentistry Can Be Simple

Dr. Lingle is a Fellow in the ICOI and an Associate Fellow of both the American College of Oral Implantology and the American Association of Osseointegration. He lectures extensively on implantology and bone grafting. Having developed and taught numerous hands-on workshops, Dr. Lingle was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Service Award by the Minnesota Dental Association. He currently maintains a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Course Outline

  • Case presentation and fee determination
  • Steps involved in providing implants as restorations from planning to completion
  • When and how to present implant options
  • Single tooth implants vs. fixed bridges
  • Basics of grafting, socket and ridge preservation for the general dentist
  • Multiple implant crown and bridge cases
  • Simple overdentures: a must for all edentulous patients
  • Staff member participation in implant discussions: options, fees, benefits and risks
  • Parts and inventory control


May 15-17

Leo Malin, DDS
Guided Surgical Placement of Dental Implants

Dr. Malin graduated from Marquette University in 1991. He maintains a private practice in LaCrosse, WI, where he has been utilizing occlusal based dental concepts since l998. Early in his career, he discovered that the implant placement techniques used could not deliver a standard, predictable result. Therefore, with the help of other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed an implant placement technique which focused on occlusion (and cosmetics) for implant placement and crown restoration. This technique has led to five patents pending along with exceptional implant results. Dr. Malin lectures throughout North America on full-mouth reconstructions and implant placement. Dr. Malin is the Director of Implantology at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Course Outline

  • Live surgery demonstrating a guided implant placement
  • Techniques for simplified placement
  • Case design on specialized software programs that use 3-D imaging to ensure accurate fabrication of precision drill guides


June 5-7

Michael Sonick, DMD, MS
Implant Treatment in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. Sonick is a full-time practicing periodontist and implant surgeon in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a on the Editorial Boards of the Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Dental XP, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has published over 20 articles and is
co-editor of the textbook, Implant Site Development. He currently is a Guest Lecturer at New York University School of Dentistry in their international dental program.

Course Outline

  • Parameters for gingival esthetic success
  • Dental gingival harmony – blending teeth with implants
  • Sequence of treatment for ideal aesthetics
  • Flap design for stage one surgery
  • Site preservation and development
  • Ridge augmentation – prior to vs. at time of surgery
  • Use of barrier membranes
  • Management of gingival tissue for papilla success


July 10-12

Kanyon Keeney, DDS, OS
Implant Surgery: The Art, The Science, and the Business Model

Dr. Keeney received his DDS with honors at the Medical College of Virginia in 1984 and obtained an early externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Miami, FL. He completed his resi­dency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 where he served as Chief Resident. He maintains a practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a concentration in implant surgery. As a cofounder of the Implant Forum of Virginia, Dr. Keeney has worked to bring advanced implant techniques to the Richmond Dental Community. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow in the American Association of Oral Surgeons and American Society of Dental Anesthesia and became the first active Board Certified Oral Surgeon in Virginia to become a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is a frequent lecturer and active in the use of 3-D CAT scan technology in implant treatment.

Course Outline

  • Treatment Planning Protocols
  • Grafting techniques to predictably restore sites, improve results and are cost effective
  • Knowing when to do the case and when to refer
  • Controlling the mayhem: complications in implant surgery
  • Establishing your implant image
  • Keys to an effective implant surgical facility


August 14-16

Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

Dr. Kan is a professor in the Dept. of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University and maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery. In 1997, he received the Best Research Award at the Academy of Osseointegration. He received the Judson Hinckey Scientific Award from the Journal of Prosthetic dentistry in 2003 and the Robert James Achievement Award in 2005 for his contributions in the field of implant dentistry. He is on the Periodontology/Implantology Editorial Board of the Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry and the European Journal of Esthetic dentistry. One of the few clinicians worldwide trained in both the surgical and restorative discipline of implant dentistry, he provides both lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide and has published more than 50 articles with a focus on anterior esthetics.

Course Outline

  • Predicting papilla preservation in anterior placement
  • Grooming tissue to maximize papillary retention
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning to maximize esthetics


August 14-16

Wendy Clark, DDS, MS
Prosthodontic Solutions for Multiple Implant Reconstructions

Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and then earned her doctoral degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. She then earned her master’s degree in clinical dentistry and certificate in post-graduate Prosthodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She practiced prosthodontics for 7 years with Team Atlanta (Goldstein, Garber & Salama). Throughout this time, she lectured nationally on a variety of topics ranging from smoking cessation to dental implants. She was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today in 2017 and 2019. Currently, she is full time faculty at the University of North Carolina, where she serves as the director of pre-doctoral removable prosthodontics.

Dr. Clark is a board eligible prosthodontist, currently pursuing certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. Her professional associations include the American College of Prosthodontists and Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity. In addition to poster presentations at national meetings, she has co-authored articles published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthodontics, Compendium, and The Journal of The American Dental Association, among others.


September 11-13

Michael McCracken, DDS, MS, PhD
Prosthetic Parameters in Implant Supported Overdenture

Dr. Michael McCracken is a Professor and prosthodontist at the UAB School of Dentistry. The former director of graduate prosthodontics and director of the implant training program, he has is now involved in research at the university, and also directs a safety-net community dental clinic in Bessemer, Alabama, which sponsors an AEGD training program. Dr. McCracken lectures internationally on dental implants and complex oral rehabilitation.

Course Outline

  • Live mentored placement of implants for mandibular overdentures
  • Utilizing both single-stage and two-stage implants, 8-10 students with the most ideal cases will have the opportunity for live implant placement with a 1:1 faculty-student ratio
  • Techniques for fixed attachable prosthesis
  • Low cost options for simple overdentures


October 9-11

John Russo, DDS, MHS
Surgical Perspectives on Bone and Tissue Grafting

Dr. Russo is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is in private practice in Sarasota, FL and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Periodontics. He is an author and an international lecturer on bone grafting and dental implant surgery.

Course Outline

  • Block grafting and sinus grafting
  • Full thickness and split thickness flaps
  • Incision and flap design for grafts and implants
  • Surgical anatomy and blood supply of soft tissue
  • Treatment planning for implant - supported overdenture
  • Managing soft tissue around dental implants
  • Clinical parameters of periodontal indices of natural teeth vs. implants