Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2022 in Florence, Italy

with Dr Sascha A Jovanovic & Dr Francesco Mintrone


Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2022 in Florence, Italy

with Dr Sascha A Jovanovic & Dr Francesco Mintrone

Learn GBR Bone Regeneration, Soft Tissue Grafting, Esthetic Implant Planning, Placement & Restoration

Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2022 in Florence, Italy with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic and Dr. Francesco Mintrone

All aspects of bone, soft tissue, and implant management will be featured including the critical steps in osseointegration and implant site development for long-term success, function and esthetics in this 5 day intensive program.

  • 9 Hands-on workshops with plastic and fresh porcine jaw models will be performed over the 5 days. The placement of 12 dental implants using microsurgical Hu-Friedy hand instruments, nylon and PTFE suture materials, W&H drill units, Straumann BLT, BLX and TLX implant systems, GBR bone regenerative biomaterials, digital photography steps and 3Shape scanning protocols are performed by the class.
  • Live surgery by faculty will show the step by step of surgical implant placement, tissue management and -regeneration and pre and post op work up.
  • Restorative and esthetic topics involved in osseointegration and implant prosthodontics will cover multiple teeth, and single tooth restorations. 
  • The digital workflow with implant planning using the Co-Diagnostix software (class students have 1-year free access), the 3D printing of surgical guides and provisionals will be highlighted. 
  • Surgical management of extraction sockets, implant placement in different bone conditions, ridge augmentation using GBR procedures, patient selection and -preparation and complications is highlighted.
  • Accurate analog and digital impression taking, fit of framework, screw-retained vs cemented, abutment choice and occlusal design are highlighted in detail.


Dr Francesco Mintrone


  • Esthetic, functional, and anatomical analysis
  • The step by step of oral rehabilitation with implants
  • The role of the prosthodontist in Implant dentistry
  • Smile design: how to transfer the right information to the technician and patient
  • Mock-up as a fundamental step in implant prosthodontics
  • Minimally invasive prosthetic and implant procedures
  • Innovation-driven implant prosthodontics
  • Photography as a fundamental tool in dentistry
  • Tips and tricks for a case presentation: Keynote / Power Point
  • Digital photography (portrait and intra-oral photography), camera settings

Dr Sascha Jovanovic


  • Bone Physiology
  • Osseointegration and loading periods
  • CBCT and STL Data and 3D virtual planning of the implant case
  • Patient selection and preparation
  • Implant design, diameter and length
  • Abutment design and subgingival emergence profile
  • Implant 3D position
  • Clinical aspects of bone quality and quantity
  • Team approach in implant/bone loading and restorative treatment
  • Dense/soft bone block model with non-engaging BLT and engaging BLX implant placement
  • Free hand BLT and guided BLX implant placement in maxilla model

Dr Sascha Jovanovicc

  • Socket bone graft techniques
  • Flapless vs Flap elevation
  • The Buccal Plate: Preservation or Regeneration
  • Immediate vs. delayed vs. late implant placement
  • Connective Tissue grafting
  • Management of complications
  • Guided bone regeneration protocol
  • 15 Key Points in surgical and restorative steps for successful GBR
  • Bone graft and membrane biomaterials: Xenografts, Allografts, synthetic ceramics, barrier membranes, growth factors
  • Incision designs in implant surgery and GBR + suture materials + office and patient set-up + hand instruments + medications
  • Complications, treatment, and prevention


  • Mandibular quadrant model with TLX implant placement in Molar socket with xenograft, emdogain growth factor and membrane
  • Maxilla model with incisor socket treated with free hand BLT implant placement

Dr Sascha Jovanovic and Dr Francesco Mintrone

Live Patient Surgery
  • Patient Live Surgery – Dr. Sascha Jovanovic:
  • Implant surgical treatment with Implant Placement, GBR bone graft and Soft tissue augmentation
  • Low profile abutment vs Tissue level implant protocols
  • Fully guided implant placement vs partially guided
  • Temporary implant restorations
  • Surgical complications
  • Prosthetic Implant model for 3Shape Scan body and subgingival emergence profile digital impression 

Dr Sascha Jovanovic and Mentors

Hands-On Workshop Fresh Tissue Model
  • Optimal implant placement bone level and tissue level (BLT and TLX)
  • Implant placement BLT and moderate ridge augmentation using GBR
  • Autogenous bone harvest, Xenograft placement and Emdogain growth factor 
  • Extraction site implant BLT placement with socket graft, membrane and CT graft
  • Flap Design and suture techniques
  • Monolithic zirconia framework versus multilayer feldspathic ceramics
  • Digital Outlook into Implant Planning, Printing and Placing
  • New paradigms in digital dentistry: Digital impression, virtual patient and cad-cam restoration


  • Choose and place an implant safely
  • Preserve peri-implant crestal bone
  • Maintain and graft soft tissue correctly
  • Graft bone in sockets, sinus and horizontal/vertical GBR
  • Esthetic, functional, and anatomical analysis
  • Single-tooth vs Partially Edentulous implant options
  • Restorative steps for Abutment Selection and Prosthetic treatment
  • Achieve Optimal and Stable Implant Function and Esthetics
  • Diagnose and treat surgical and restorative complications
  • Digital Implant Dentistry
  • Manage and document your case from diagnosis to delivery


Dr Sascha Jovanovic

Periodontist & Program Chair, 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, book chapters and one text book. He presents and teaches his implant protocols globally and is Academic Chair of the gIDE Institute, Assistant Professor of Loma Linda University, Past-President of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), and Past-Co-Director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center. He specialized in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry; in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and in Prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Oral Biology from UCLA. His multidisciplinary dental practice is based in Santa Monica, California.


dr francesco mintrone

Prosthodontist, Modena, Italy

Dr. Francesco Mintrone began his career as a dental technician and in particular, as a ceramist. Following his Degree in Dentistry with a prize at the University of Modena, Italy, he began to improve his knowledge in prosthetic dentistry and implant surgery. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and has his own dental practice, specializing in Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Mintrone is an award-winning published clinician. He is invited to lecture globally due to his recognized expertise.





Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2022 – Florence, Italy | Fee: €5889 | gIDE Members: €5594
Registration includes 5 days of training, lunch and breaks.


Grand Hotel Minerva | Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2022
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16
50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 27230
Fax +39 055 268281


ECAD (Education Center for Advanced Dentistry) | Dec 2 – 3, 2022
Via di Scandicci, 116,
50143 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 716783



Daily Schedule: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | Course manual available on Day 1


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