TBA in Beijing with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic and Dr. Ching Sik Hong

During the first 5 days of the one-year comprehensive Master Clinician Implant Training program 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. Hands-on workshops with plastic and fresh porcine jaw models using microsurgical Hu-Friedy hand instruments, resorbable nylon and PTFE suture materials, W&H drill units, Nobel Biocare implant system, and bone regenerative materials are performed by the class and live surgery demonstrations by faculty. The restorative steps involved in osseointegration and implant prosthodontics are part of this session and will cover edentulous, multiple teeth, and single tooth restorations. Accurate impression taking, fit of framework, screw-retained vs cemented, abutment choice and occlusal design are highlighted in detail.


  • Osseointegration, Bone Physiology, Anatomy, Implant selection and long term results
  • 5 Criteria for implant success and loading protocols
  • Patient selection, clinical evaluation and risk management
  • Diagnostics, radiographic evaluation and 3D Virtual Planning of the implant case and guided templates: guided templates vs surgical stents
  • Standard vs. complex/advanced case treatment planning
  • Esthetic anterior implant placement vs non-esthetic posterior implant placement
  • Extraction site management: immediate, early and late implant placement with their respective protocols


  • Office set-up, patient selection and preparation, and pre and post medications
  • Flap design / incisions / sutures / hand instruments
  • Implant placement protocol without grafting, implant stability and site preparation
  • Principles of guided bone regeneration and augmentation: autologous, bone substitutes, bone grafts and GBR membranes
  • Surgical complications and their management


  • 1/2 Day Live surgery: patient demonstration with implant and bone/soft tissue management
  • 1/2 Day Hands-on workshop: implant placement / tissue management / extraction socket treatment / guided bone regeneration protocol

Dr. Sascha Jovanovic & Dr. Ching Sik Hong

  • Edentulous surgical solutions:
  • All-on-4 protocol with bone regeneration
  • Overdenture implant placement
  • Grafting protocol with implant placement
  • Surgical complication of implant therapy and their management
  • Digital smile design
  • Digital photography
  • Digital 3D planning of implant and guided implant placement
  • Nobel Clinician introduction


  • Prosthetic implant planning and start of restorative phase
  • Single tooth and multiple teeth restorations
  • Edentulous jaw therapy: All-on-4 vs overdenture
  • Guide stent design and fabrication
  • Impression techniques: closed and open tray
  • Cemented vs. screw retained prosthesis
  • Occlusal design and guards, and prosthetic frame work materials
  • Abutment selection and design: titanium and zirconia
  • Immediate function vs traditional healing periods
  • Implant prosthetic complications
  • Hands-on workshop: Impression/Techniques (optional)

Daily Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (approximately) | Hourly program available on Day 1 of each session | Program is subject to change.

TBA in Beijing with Dr. Paul Lin and Dr. Francesco Mintrone

During Session II all aspects of soft tissue management and grafting before, during and after implant placement will be discussed as well as the complications seen with these procedures. Live Surgery demonstrations by faculty and the hands-on workshop in upper porcine models will highlight these procedures using microsurgical instruments and sutures. Advanced implant prosthodontics will be covered with lectures on full-mouth implant restorations, and mixed teeth/implant cases.


  • Periodontal considerations around implants
  • Biologic width and soft tissue volume and keratinization
  • Optimal esthetic implant position for soft tissue stability
  • Abutment materials and design
  • Uncovering protocols for keratinization
  • Minimal Invasive soft tissue techniques
  • Soft tissue grafting using autologous and alternative options
  • Augmentation of soft tissue volume
  • Virtual Planning of the gingival margin and implant placement


  • Exam #2 (Session I material)
  • Flap design, incisions, suture materials, and hand instrumentation
  • 10 Criteria for soft tissue esthetic results
  • Interdisciplinary approach: Perio-Pros-Ortho Connection
  • Soft tissue graft alternative options and their efficacy
  • Complications in the esthetic zone and soft tissue correction
  • Case I presentations graded by gIDE Faculty


  • Live Surgery: 2 cases with esthetic implant placement and tissue management grafting in esthetic zone
  • Hands-on workshop with different soft tissue management and grafting procedures


  • Advanced Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fixed full mouth rehabilitation – implants and teeth
  • All ceramic bridge work and pink porcelain indications
  • Framework fit and one-piece prostheses vs. segments
  • Screw retained vs. cemented
  • Abutment material and design
  • Occlusal schemes

Daily Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (approximately) | Hourly program available on Day 1 of each session | Program is subject to change.

TBA in Beijing with Dr. Egon Euwe and Dr. Giacomo Fabbri

During Session III all aspects of advanced implant procedures, ridge grafting, sinus augmentation and complications in implant dentistry will be featured. The Live Surgery demonstration and the hands-on workshop performed by class students will highlight procedures using GBR-grafts with barrier membranes and BMP-2 grafts with titanium mesh. The restorative aspect will focus on esthetic implant prosthodontics and the evidence and experience to deliver high-end esthetic work.


  • Advanced ridge and sinus augmentation
  • New bone grafting techniques using growth factors
  • Implant complications and re-treatment
  • Edentulous jaw treatment solutions
  • Esthetic implant therapy


  • Exam #5 (Session II material)
  • Advanced ridge and sinus augmentation using GBR and rhBMP2
  • Sinus bone grafting: lateral window, osteotome results and complications
  • Case II presentations by class students graded by gIDE faculty


  • Live surgery: 2 cases with advanced surgery and implant placement
  • Hands-on workshop: advanced implant surgery and bone grafting


  • Esthetic implant restorations
  • Immediate vs. delayed tooth replacement in the esthetic zone
  • Ceramic vs. PFM implant crowns
  • Computer guided approach
  • Socket grafts and soft tissue grafts
  • Abutment design, material and insertion timing
  • Complications and treatment options

Daily Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (approximately) | Hourly program available on Day 1 of each session | Program is subject to change.

Master Clinician Symposium | Sep 16 - 20, 2024 in Santa Monica, California

During the final 5 days of the Master Clinician Program new Research and Clinical Advances in Implant Dentistry, Radiology, Periodontics, Pharmacology, Oral Surgery and Oral Biology will be presented by the Program Chairman. Throughout the week implant patients will be presented with advanced and new technology treatment plans in lecture and live surgery format.