ADVANCED Implant & Regeneration Therapy: GBR, SOFT tissue & SINUS grafting

with Dr. Sascha A Jovanovic

October 8 – 11, 2024

Take your surgical skills to the
next level for managing complex implant cases

Get personalized training from dentistry’s top clinician and educator in this 4-day comprehensive course in Los Angeles.  Each day has a didactic presentation using lecture and video material and a clinical hands-on or live surgery demonstration.

DAYS 1 & 2



Full day of Lectures


  • Treatment planning and patient selection for grafting procedures
  • Clinical protocols in bone grafting from incision to suturing
  • The vertical and horizontal aspects of ridge augmentation
  • Extraction site management: immediate versus delayed implant placement with bone & soft tissue grafting
  • The optimal selection of implant design, surface and position
  • Planning for esthetic cases and the development of gingival papilla support
  • Understand Resorbable Collagen & PTFE membranes, Emdogain, Gem-21 & PRF applications Autogenous bone, Xenograft & Allograft – what combo works for GBR?


1/2 Day Live Surgery and 1/2 Day Hands-On Workshop on porcine mandible models 


  • Clinical solutions to biological bone regeneration and socket grafting
  • Intra-oral donor sites, as well as techniques for harvesting such sites
  • Decision making based on outcome of available soft tissue protocols
  • Immediate extraction site techniques with internal grafting for maximum tissue preservation
  • Prosthetic steps to assist in grafting and implant procedures for the clinician
  • Learn the use of biomaterials and growth factors with autogenous bone and barrier membranes



1/2 Day Interactive Lecture and 1/2 Day Hands-On workshop on fresh upper porcine models.


  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of various surgical approaches
  • Flap Design, Flap Management and Suturing Methods
  • Augmentation of Keratinized Tissue
  • Augmentation of Soft Tissue Volume
  • Complications and Compromised Attempts
  • Indication for Collagen & Dermal Soft Tissue Biomaterials and Emdogain Biologics
  • Perio-Implant Papilla Support



1/2 Day Interactive Lecture and 1/2 Day Hands-On Workshop on goat maxilla models


  • Learn to perform sinus elevation surgery predictably
  • Clinical benefits of minimally invasive osteotome sinus elevation
  • Techniques for performing highly predictable lateral window surgery
  • Identify a biological protocol using graft materials for sinus elevation
  • Learn how to prevent and treat complications
  • Peri-implantitis incidence, etiology and management



Periodontist & Implant Surgeon, Los Angeles

Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic is considered a global expert in Implant Dentistry and one of the founders of guided bone regeneration (GBR) and Esthetic Implant Surgery with over 80 scientific publications.

He presents his clinical and evidence based implant protocols globally and is the Academic Chair of the gIDE Institute, Past-President of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), Past-Co-Director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center, honorary member and award recipient of several academic organizations and editorial boards for scientific journals and Past-Faculty of UCLA, Loma Linda Univ, Univ of Aachen, Hong Kong Univ, Buenos Aires Univ, Chulalongkorn Univ and others.
He was formally trained in Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry; in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda Univ and in Prosthodontics at Univ of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences Degree in Oral Biology from UCLA.

Dr. Jovanovic’s practice and research emphasize bone and soft tissue regeneration and esthetic implant management.


Periodontist, Los Angeles

Dr. Dennis Hunt was formally trained in Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, and holds a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from UCLA. He restricts his clinical work to preventive Periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, dental implant therapy and bone & soft tissue reconstruction and has collaborated with Dr Jovanovic on cases and in research for over 30 years. He is Founder of RockstarWhite, a tooth whitening company.

Dr. Hunt’s clinical research emphasizes esthetic management in dental therapy and applied bone and soft tissue reconstruction techniques. He teaches nationally and internationally and has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, along with winning research awards from both UCLA and AO.


Dr Geoff McIntosh, General Dentist | Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Dr Emily Fung, General Dentist | Vaucluse NSW, Australia

Dr Claudia Maragno, General Dentist | Boston, MA and Rome, Italy

Dr Patrick Brain, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon | Sandy Utah

Dr Kiyan Mehdizadeh, General Dentist | San Diego, CA

{To have such a small class and intimate setting was amazing. Dr. Jovanovic was so great in the fact that he is so experienced and knowledgeable but yet is so approachable. I highly recommend this class. I have been placing implants for 12 years and practicing for 25 in general dentistry. I feel so much more confident in my patient care now regarding bone grafting.
Dr Todd Blevins
General Dentist, Mullins, SC
{Excellent course. This is the course you need if you want to know how to build gums and bone to make your implants last. Dr. J and Dr. Hunt are extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and helpful in guiding you to success.
Dr Adam Byam
General Dentist, Lethbridge, AB
{I’m writing to give to gIDE my most enthusiastic feedback with regards to this AWESOME course that I just completed at the Global Institute for Dental Education in LA, California. In particular, I was really appreciative about the hands-on component which was carried in a very organized and methodical fashion. This was combined with the multi-media didactic approach that allowed us to interiorize all the practical aspects before-hands. The flipped classroom approach, preparing the delegates before the session, has brought really high yield results. Technologies have changed the way of teaching but also of learning. gIDE has surfed the wave by establishing an app that represents an essential didactic tool which, reinforcing classroom concepts, shares the latest releases of global dental community. This multimedia approach lays the ground for a more futuristic didactic approach, connecting you in a blink of an eye to the most cutting-edge clinical advancements. The live surgery was also extremely beneficial to put all the concepts together in a conclusive, comprehensive, live clinical case that has been analyzed, critiqued and discussed. In conclusion, this GBR-GTR module exceeded all my expectations, confirming gIDE in its leading role of World-Wide Dental Educational Institution.
Dr. Claudia Maragno, General Dentist
Boston, MA and Rome, Italy
{Fantastic course with information that can be applied to every dentist! First-class experience and education! Wish I would have done this years ago! A must for anyone placing implants!
Dr. Cyril J. Beard, General Dentist
Red Bank, New Jersey
{The workshop exercises were exactly what I needed, incorporating the best fresh-tissue sinus model I ever worked with. It was like having a CT-Scan diagnosis in front of me! With each step, I could clearly see its resulting impact on the sinus floor. This course raised my confidence level and success rate in sinus bone grafting, and has expanded my understanding and overall expertise of these important procedures that I now perform regularly.
Dr. Phil Melnick, Periodontist
Cerritos, CA
{I had felt that there was a piece of my practice that was missing...That was hard tissue and sinus augmentation. After the course, I feel that this piece of the puzzle has been completed.
Dr. Thomas W. Mabry, Periodontist
Slidell, LA
{Dr. Jovanovic offers the most complete and comprehensive program on bone, ridge and socket grafting. He's a WORLD CLASS dentist that provides one of the best educational programs to train other dentists to predictably graft bone, to place implants to give the most predictable level of success.
Dr. Leopold Weinstein, General Dentist
Camarillo, CA
{This was the most organized, comprehensive, high-quality bone grafting course I have taken to date. Good Job!
Dr. Steven Spitz, General Dentist
Massachusetts, USA


ADVANCED IMPLANT & REGENERATION THERAPY: GBR, SOFT TISSUE & SINUS GRAFTING | dr sascha Jovanovic & dr dennis hunt with a 3-month video library membership*

Regular Fee: $4795 | Members Fee: $4395 
32 CE Credits| Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks
*Complimentary 3-Month gIDE Membership will be provisioned to each attending participant on the day of the course. Existing Members will receive a three-month extension to their current membership.

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gIDE continues to follow the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 guidelines for in-person events. At this time, it is not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend gIDE training programs 2023 in Los Angeles. Masks are strongly encouraged, especially for individuals who are at high risk. Attendees are asked to monitor their own health and stay home if sick or have symptoms.

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