Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry

IN LOS ANGELES | 2023 – 2024


The gIDE One-Year Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry is conducted in 4 classrooms sessions with case reviews and 3 online modules supported by an interactive online community and exam assessments. The small interactive classroom is designed for learning via lectures, hands-on workshops, and live surgery observation.

Whether you are experienced in implant dentistry or at the beginning of your journey, this program is designed to leave you with increased confidence, new skills and potentially a refreshed practice! With more advanced abilities you may be better positioned to select patient cases that enhance your practice overall. And your patients will benefit by being treated by you directly, their trusted dentist. Dentists in implant & esthetic dentistry have advanced their understanding and proficiency in placing & restoring implants in this evidence-based, comprehensive program taught by faculty known globally as implant experts and researchers.

Join us and continue your life-long learning path in the exciting world of clinical implant practice! For more information, email or WhatsApp +1 818 633 0752



Session I
Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA

Session II
Feb 21 – 24, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA

Session III
June 5 – 8, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA

Session IV | Master Clinician Symposium
Sep 16 – 20, 2024 – Santa Monica, CA


Dr Philip Melnick, Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry | Los Alamitos, CA

Dr Sam Paulos, General Dentist | Vancouver, Canada

Dr Tamar Iskander, General Dentist | Toronto, Canada

Dr James Bond, General Dentist | Bozeman, Montana

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

Dr Yusef Khadembashi, General Dentist | Langley, BC

Dr Patrick Brain, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon | Sandy Utah

Dr Stephen Dao, General Dentist | Coronado, CA

Dr Kiyan Mehdizadeh, General Dentist | San Diego, CA

Dr Roberto Llopis, General Dentist | Lafayette, LA


  • Complete Clinical Implant Curriculum
  • Faculty of Globally Recognized Experts
  • 4 LIVE In-Person Sessions (18 Days)
  • 6 Online Learning Modules
  • Live Surgery Demonstrations
  • 20+ Hands-On Workshops
  • Placement of over 50 implants
  • Small Classroom Setting
  • Case Reviews, Presentations & Exams
  • 300+ Hours CE (ADA approved)
  • WhatsApp Community and Support Forum
  • Library with 550+ Clinical Videos
  • Exclusive Networking with Global Faculty and Colleagues
  • gIDE 1-Year Diploma in Implant Dentistry
  • Preferred Prep for AO, EAO, AAID Certification Programs
  • 2000+ Graduated Implant Master Clinicians



“The Master Clinician Program was an excellent training course to gain confidence in approaching advanced and complex implant patients. It has also helped me to achieve a scientific and evidence-based approach to my patient concerns. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in providing the best and most informed treatment for their patients.”
Dr. Gordon Wong, General Dentist, Toronto, Canada

“Did plenty of courses, which weren’t cheap btw! Nothing gave me the confidence to tackle implant cases that the gIDE Master Clinician Program has already given me! Recommend. 10/10” 
– Dr Yusef Khadembashi, General Dentist, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada

“The gIDE Master Clinician Program brought my clinical skills to the next level, especially in the areas of bone grafting and soft tissue grafting.  This is the course for anybody who wants to practice great implant dentistry and who wants to enjoy excellent and predictable clinical outcomes.
Dr. Barbara Kostyk, General Dentist, Cochrane, Alberta

“Put on your seatbelt. This program dives right in, and immerses you into the world of dental implants, grafting and restorative excellence. No matter what your experience level is, you will gain confidence and improve your skills”
Dr. Jeffrey Rohde, General Dentist, Santa Barbara, CA

“The Master Clinician Program has given me such an incredible knowledge base which has offered me the opportunity to expand my clinical skills exponentially beyond what I though I knew before the course.”
Dr. Nick Withem, General Dentist, Glendale, AZ

“The program helped pull my 35 years of periodontal training and experience into a much better understanding of implant dentistry”
Dr. Randy Nolf, Periodontist, Stroudsburg, PA

“Great program for implant dentistry. It has enhanced & broadened my view when I treat my patients with implant therapy. Excellent learning material on gIDE library and a useful tool for long-term learning. Thank you, Sascha & gIDE Team!”
– Dr. Raman Saluja, General Dentist, Detroit, MI


  • Select, diagnose and plan your implant case
  • Manage and document your case from diagnosis to delivery
  • Digital Implant Dentistry, 3D Implant Planning, and 3D Printing
  • Surgical protocols for straightforward and advanced implant cases
  • Select and Place the correct Implant Design predictably
  • Preserve and Augment Peri-implant Crestal Bone
  • Soft tissue Management and Grafting with Palatal Tissue and Biomaterials
  • Tooth Extraction Timing and Socket Preservation
  • Immediate, Delayed and Late Implant Placement and Temporization
  • Horizontal and Vertical GBR Ridge Augmentation
  • Lateral and Crestal Sinus Lift Augmentation
  • Biological and clinical key points for Abutment Design and – Selection
  • Restorative steps for Single and Multiple Implants
  • Achieve Optimal and Stable Implant Esthetic Results
  • Full Arch Digital, Surgical and Restorative Solutions
  • Diagnose and Treat Surgical and Restorative Complications
  • Diagnose, Prevent and Treat Peri-Implantitis
  • Maintenance and OH protocols for the Implant Practice




Session II – Los Angeles

Session III – Los Angeles

Session III – Amsterdam


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.
He presents his clinical and evidence based implant protocols globally and is 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 University and in Prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences Degree in Oral Biology from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Jovanovic’s clinical research emphasizes applied bone and soft tissue regeneration techniques and esthetic management in dental implant therapy.

Dr Joseph Kan

Prosthodontist, Loma Linda University

Dr. Joseph Kan received DDS from Loma Loma University School of Dentistry (LLUSD), California, USA, and then completed Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry with MS. He is currently Professor and teaches at Advanced Education Program for Implant Dentistry and Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at LLU. He also maintains a private practice. Besides lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Kan has published over 100 referenced articles and book chapters on interdisciplinary treatment planning, periodontal peri-implant tissue management, and immediate tooth replacement concepts.


Oral, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Indianapolis, IN

Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Co-Director, Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry. MS and PhD degrees from the PUCRS School of Dentistry, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX. ITI Fellow, AOCMF, IAOMS and AAOMS Member. Certified and Fellow of the International Board for Certification of Specialists in OMFS


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.


Periodontist and UCLA Periodontal Program Director, Los Angeles, CA

Yusuke Hamada DDS, MSD graduated from Kyushu Dental University, obtained DDS. He completed his periodontal program at Indiana University School of Dentistry and received MSD and certificate of Periodontics. He served as a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry for pre- and post-graduate levels. In addition, he was a program director at Advanced Education of Graduate Periodontics at Indiana University.

Dr Natasa Gregoric

General Dentist, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Gregoric obtained her dentistry degree from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 2008. Upon graduation she was offered a position as University Assistant at the Department of Periodontology at the MUV, Austria, where she completed her Master of Science in Periodontology in 2012. In 2014 she completed one year Endodontology Curriculum in Munich, Germany (Prof. Baumann). She became gIDE (Loma Linda University) Master Clinician (Dr. Sascha Jovanovic) in 2017. In 2019 she conducted 1 year International Postgraduate Program in Reconstruction Surgery of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Tissues from Milan, Italy (Prof. Massimo de Sanctis). She is since 2017 gIDE Mentor and became in 2021 gIDE Europe Coordinator. She runs a private dental practice in Ljubljana Slovenia.

Dr Takuya Satoh

General Dentist, Osaka, Japan

Dr.Takuya Satoh graduated from Osaka Dental University in 1998. Afterwards, he attended Osaka University and completed his Ph.D. in implant biomechanics in 2004. While studying for his degree, Dr.Satoh founded a society for young dentists in Osaka, known as Club GP. In 2005 he briefly left Osaka University to study implant surgery under Dr. Sascha Jovanovic at UCLA. Upon returning to Japan, Dr.Satoh opened his own private practice in Osaka. He specializes in Prosthodontics and Dental Esthetics and holds certifications from the Japan Prosthodontic Society and The Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Satoh’s varied technical know-how in the fields of oral surgery, dentistry and prosthodontics has been the key to his success as a General Practitioner and allows him to perform any procedure by himself.

Dr Miles Madison

Dental Implants Periodontist, Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Miles Madison DDS attended UCLA School of Dentistry where he again graduated with top honors and was the recipient of numerous academic awards. Dr. Madison specialized in Periodontology at UCSF (University of California at San Francisco) where he became one of the youngest graduating periodontists in the United States. Dr. Madison is board certified in I.V. sedation and hypnosis. He lectures nationally and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout his career. He is a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry, on the California Board of Dental Examiners General Anesthesia, and a Conscious Sedation Evaluator.


Choose the installment plan or get a discount with gIDE Membership or by paying the full program fee in a one-time payment.

Installment Plan – $18,400 USD Program Fee

$2,500 USD Deposit due upon online registration
Installment payment #1 $5,500 USD due on or before Oct 15, 2023
Installment payment #2 $5,200 USD due on or before Jan 5, 2024
Installment payment #3 $5,200 USD due on or before April 15, 2024

gIDE Members Discount – $17,100 USD Program Fee

*Total Membership Discount is applied to the last payment of the installment plan.

Pay in Full and Save $900

For more information about the program, please call or WhatsApp +1 818.633.0752 or email



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


All appropriate measures will be taken to ensure the highest level of safety for faculty, staff, and participants. At all times gIDE will be fully adhering to the regulations of the local government, official health departments, meeting venues, as well as best practices. This will include considerations to class size, the wearing of masks by all, and any other measures that promote safety.

gIDE can elect to cancel or postpone scheduled courses due to the health risks associated with the current pandemic and cannot be held responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) customer travel costs.


Initial deposit is non-refundable.
Initial deposit and 1st installment payment are non-refundable after Session I.
All payments received prior to Session III are non-refundable regardless of participation during sessions III and IV.
In special circumstances course completion postponement may be approved by gIDE. In such cases, fees may be applied. Refund policy is applied based on date of first enrollment.
Dates and location are subject to change.


Choose the installment plan or get a discount with gIDE Membership or by paying the full program fee in a one-time payment.

Installment Plan – $18,400 USD Program Fee

$2,500 USD Deposit due upon online registration
Installment payment #1 $5,500 USD due on or before Oct 15, 2023
Installment payment #2 $5,200 USD due on or before Jan 5, 2024
Installment payment #3 $5,200 USD due on or before April 15, 2024

gIDE Members Discount – $17,100 USD Program Fee

$2,500 USD Deposit due upon online registration
Installment payment #1 $5,500 USD due on or before Oct 15, 2023
Installment payment #2 $5,200 USD due on or before Jan 5, 2024
Installment payment #3*$3,900 USD due on or before April 15, 2024
*Total Membership Discount is applied to the last payment of the installment plan.

Pay in Full and Save $900

For more information about the program, please call or WhatsApp +1 818.633.0752 or email


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