Surgery 1- Implant Foundation: Extractions, Grafting, Guided Surgery & Key Implant Restorative Fundamentals

Course Type: Implantology Curriculum

The first of the surgical courses in the LVI Implant Continuum, this 3-day course is designed to introduce and train doctors on foundation implant procedures that are the cornerstone for all other implant cases. This course will focus on extractions, grafting and guided surgery and all the related skills needed to complete these procedures with confidence. Students will be required to schedule two of the typees of cases and complete within two weeks of the class completion. Then submit to LVI for clinical review for complete CE credit. In the past specialists only performed surgical implant dentistry and grafting procedures. With new technology and protocols conscientious clinicians are obtaining predictable results. The result is a predictable outcome with improved aesthetics, simplified prosthetics with profitable results and salvaged dentitions for everyday patients.

This course is designed to empower the dentist to take total control of their implant cases while gaining knowledge and confidence in dental implant treatment planning, patient work-ups, restorative principles, surgical procedures and protocols immediately after the class. This course will also cover the basics of implant placement control including steps for proper diagnosis, 3D diagnosis, choosing an ideal implant system and abutment and types of restorations.

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $3,695 – Doctor Prerequisites: None
Team Tuition: $795 CE Credits: 22.5
Length of Course: 3 days AGD Codes: 690
Campus: LVI Main Campus  
Recommended: Required materials to bring: None. Only pre-requirements are mandatory if you choose to do a live case on the 4th day or an implant case at your office for CE credit. Note: all live patient components in this course are optional.
Optional: Surgical Loupes for Hands-on Exercises 4th Day at LVI for an additional $1,000 (Additional 8 CE credits awarded)
  • Simple Surgical Extraction Case with or without bone grafting and barrier placement or perform a 1-2 Site Guided Surgery
  • Cases must be submitted and approved 30 days prior.
  • In-Office Implant Case Mentorship (Additional 8 CE Credits Available)
Below is a list of cases for submission: Submit 2 clinical case photos, radiographs and 3D images a minimum of 30 days prior to course to for approval. After approved, schedule the 2 cases within 2 weeks of completion of course, preferably schedule immediately when you are back in the office while material is fresh. Once you complete the case please submit post operative case photos, radiographs and 3D images to: for final CE approval.
Clinical Case Pre-requirements:
  • Simple extraction with grafting
  • Guided surgery

Any grafting materials, barriers, implants and related tools will be available on sale or consignment at the course and can be taken home for the required cases.

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Discuss basic implant anatomy and physiology.
  • Utilize implant diagnosis and treatment planning protocols.
  • Utilize implant radiology options and procedures.
  • Read CAT scan systems, x-rays and choose radiographic options for patient evaluation and implant placement.
  • Discuss implant systems and implant biomechanics.
  • Provide a system of complete case-control for the restorative dentist regardless of whether the surgery is performed in the restorative office or referred out for surgical assistance.
  • Utilize surgical protocols for guided and non-guided surgery.
  • Provide a predictable, reliable and less invasive surgical protocol.
  • Eliminate surgical surprises by utilizing proper techniques.
  • Discuss principles of osteotomy preparation implant placement, bone grafting and suturing.
  • Utilize implant and bone grafting materials.
  • Utilize implant restorative fundamentals.
  • Discuss implant economics.

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Take a look at our team:

Visiting Instructors
Dr. Leo Malin

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

Another fantastic course put on by LVI. Leo’s Implant course makes placing implants seem very easy and will allow any doctor to add implants to their practice.

– Dr. Andrew Leoni

This course sets the example for the dentist who wants to be positioned to survive the insurance downgrading of care and/or the corporate “discount” dentistry which is growing rapidly. Being able to place implants successfully and reliably will make the difference of being profitable and independent in the future.

– Dr. S. David Buck

“Excellent presentaion. Dr. Malin take the mystery out of implant placement and restoration. ‘Can do’ presentation.”

– Jan E. Miller

Excellent speaker.”

– Naty A Ramirez

“As an assistant this course has certainly helped me to understand the procedure through the doctors view point. Also allowed me to see where I can assist in a much more helpful manner.”

– Brooke Daizart

“Leo is an extremely engaging speaker. This course totally met my expectations. I feel totally confident putting this information into practice Monday morning!”

– Dr. Hal Wilson

“Thank you Leo! Being able to provide grafting, socket preservation and implant placement, I will be a great service for my patients.”

– Dr. Cindy Neufeld

“Whenever looking to expand my knowledge and things I can add to my practice, I always look to LVI first because I’m confident that it will be time well spent and all course objectives will be met. Leo delivered as expected, organized, detailed, announced questions and was entertaining as well!”

– Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko

“Excellent course! If you want to do implants or even if you’re just restoring and maintaining implants in your practice, you owe it to yourself and your patients to take this course.”

– Dr. Mike Bingham

“We are soon approaching a market place where not providing single tooth guard implants would be like offering only amalgam restorations. Enough said!”

– Dr. Kelly Lytle

“LVI has changed my whole outlook on dental assisting. I’ve been assisting for 20 plus years and never thought I would have this level of training. Starting out I was just a “spit sucker”. Now, I’m an essential part of the office and able to educate my patients and fulfill the visions my doctor has for his practice.”

– Leta Engram (Team)

Academy of General Dentistry Approved
PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
6/1/19 to 5/31/22
Provider ID 208412


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