Nov 14 - 18, 2023 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 a 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.


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

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 
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

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

March 6 – 9, 2024 in Malaga, Spain with Dr. Egon Euwe, Dr. Sascha Jovanovic & Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

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. The hands-on workshop in fresh pig jaw 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.

  • Biology and science of periodontal plastic surgery around teeth and implants
  • Clinical protocols to regain and thicken soft tissues around teeth and implants
  • Proven protocols for root coverage procedures
  • Mucogingival procedures before, during and after implant placement to increase keratinized, attached gingiva and gingival thickness
  • Strip surface palatal grafts, subepithelial palatal grafts, collagen soft tissue substitutes and allograft skin grafts. Indications and results

Hands-on workshop: split-thickness flaps, connective tissue harvests and strip grafts


  • Case presentations of advanced perio-implant prosthodontic treatments
  • Treatment of soft tissue complications of previous procedures
  • Soft tissue complications seen after procedures
  • Limitations of soft tissue procedures around teeth and implants

Afternoon - Hands-on workshop: (Instruments and model provided; please bring loops)

  • Soft tissue management and grafting around teeth and implants
  • Harvesting techniques for palatal soft tissue grafts
  • Mucogingival procedures around teeth and implants
  • Palatal CT graft harvest and suture techniques


Morning – Live Surgery patient treatments with implant placement and soft tissue management


  • Soft tissue solutions for deficiencies with biomaterials and regenerative proteins
  • Hands-on workshop using biomaterials for soft tissue thickening and healing
  • Esthetic and functional integration of the prosthetic outcome: Key Points
  • Selection and management of the implant-abutment interface


  • Modern prosthetic strategies with Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate
  • Soft tissue management around implants in the esthetic areas
  • Esthetics in the edentulous patient
  • Dental prosthesis vs hybrid solutions
  • Esthetics with monolithic vs layered solutions
  • Case Presentations of advanced implant prosthodontic cases
  • Science and research supporting implant prosthetic protocols
  • Limitations of fixed prosthodontics
  • Solutions for implant prosthodontics complications

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

May 29 - June 1, 2024 with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic and Dr. Giacomo Fabbri in Amsterdam

The surgical aspect will focus on advanced implant procedures, ridge grafting, sinus augmentation, periimplantitis and complications in implant dentistry. The choice of implant design and its benefits in deficient and poor-quality bone will be presented.
The restorative aspect will focus on full-arch solutions using the analog and full digital workflow, the optimal implant position, abutment choice and the evidence and experience to deliver long-term results.

Live Surgery:
The patient treatment by faculty will focus on the surgical implant treatment of patients with advanced jaw resorption.

The class students will practice procedures using 1) Straumann engaging BLX implants in special plastic models, 2) GBR horizontal and vertical bone augmentation with Resorbable collagen and non-Resorbable PTFE membranes, bone grafts and Growth Factors in fresh pig jaw models, 3) Full-arch implant placement and restoration in special plastic models.

  • Advanced Ridge and sinus augmentation using horizontal and vertical GBR protocols
  • New bone grafting techniques using wound healing accelerators
  • Edentulous maxilla solutions, options and results
  • Combined Vertical Ridge and Sinus augmentation procedures
  • Complications encountered in advanced grafting sites from pain / swelling to infections
  • Sinus bone grafting: lateral window, osteotome results and complications
  • Live Surgery of Advanced ridge and sinus augmentation
  • Presentation of equipment and biomaterials used for challenging implant cases
  • Advanced prosthodontic procedures in the Esthetic Zone
  • Hands-on workshop: advanced implant surgery in thin bone, GBR in horizontal and vertical defects, bone harvesting and soft tissue grafting
  • Case discussions presented by Dr Jovanovic 
  • Case presentations by master program class students moderated by Dr Jovanovic and mentors
  • Esthetic implant restorations
  • Immediate extraction site implants and temporization
  • Zirconia vs. PFM implant crowns
  • Cad cam restorations
  • Zirconia and Titanium frameworks
  • Cad cam design and manufacturing vs. conventional fabrication

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

Sep 23 - 27, 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.