Six Weekend Sessions 2015-2016
2015: September 25-27 • October 30-November 1 &
December 11-13
2016: January 8-10 • February 12-14 &
March 4-6 *Dental Team Weekend

21st Annual Preceptorship in Dental Implantology
Be a part of the longest running implant continuum!
as we honor

Roland M. Meffert, D.D.S. & Robert J. Cronin, JR., D.D.S.

Our implant program was the first to offer a combined surgery/restorative curriculum and now it is being patterned throughout the world.

Even in today’s economy there are many patients that still want implants for tooth replacement. This course has been designed for generalists and specialists who desire an intense study of the various aspects of dental implantology.

This Preceptorship honors our co-founders Roland M. Meffert, D.D.S. and Robert J. Cronin, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., and consists of an annual review and updated curriculum that is clinically focused while incorporating the latest research from the clinical basic sciences. This will provide the participant with an understanding of the rationale and scientific basis for the clinical practice of implantology. The participants will meet for six weekend sessions which will include didactic sessions and some hands-on training experiences in an interactive learning environment.

The participant will learn:
• The rationale and scientific basis for the successful clinical practice of implantology.
• The current concepts, principles, and clinical methodology used effectively in practice.
• The proper evaluation, diagnosis, and selection of patients for implant placement and restoration.
• To develop and understand specific implant, surgical and prosthodontic skills, and the different modalities available.
• To manage the more difficult clinical situations, such as patients with advanced maxillary or mandibular atrophy.
• The practice management aspects of dental implantology: records, insurance, informed consent, medical-legal and marketing considerations.

• History and future of dental implantology.
• Three-day classroom/cadaver laboratory exercises.
• Biomechanical and biomaterial aspects of dental implantology.
• Physiology of bone with emphasis on cellular, molecular healing, bone maturation of bone in function and selection of implants with different designs and surfaces relating to bone density and planned Implant function.
• Anatomy of the maxilla, mandible and TMJ in terms of available bone and anatomy as related to stress distribution.
• Anatomical structures (muscles, nerves, arteries) as they relate to implant placement.
• Philosophies of implant retention and stabilization.
• Essential treatment planning facets, including patient selection, past dental and medical history, essential diagnostic guides (casts. templates, etc.), docu mentation, appointment sequencing with laboratory, surgeon, restorative dentist. Essentials of joint treatment planning, recall principles.
• Surgical and prosthodontic considerations including incision design, fixture and abutment selection, occlusal considerations and force transmission.
• Peri-implantitis and its effect on the dental implant from the infective and traumatic aspects.
• Post-restoration responsibilities of staff personnel, hygienist, surgeon and restorative dentist on a recall basis.
• Demonstration of instruments, techniques for post-implant placement, restoration hygiene.
• Principles in troubleshooting, rescue and retrieval procedures.
• The prosthodontic aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning as well as the clinical communication of this information to the surgeon.
• Procedures for developing optimum esthetics and the biomechanical loading aspects of implant restorations.
• Component systems will be categorized with specific indications for their use.
• The importance of optimal laboratory support and clinical communication skills to facilitate positive interaction with the dental technician.
• Indications and techniques relating to insertion of implants in single tooth and fresh extraction site situations.
•Hard and soft tissue grafting, both pre- and post-implant placement, including sinus lift procedures.
• Repair of the ailing, failing implant with new regenerative procedures and materials.
• An overview of informed consent documentation and medical-legal review.
• The principles of practice management, marketing, and insurance considerations.
• An opportunity for your dental hygienist to complete a certification course in dental implant hygiene.

• The Preceptorship will feature hands-on and interactive sessions.
• Co-Directors will conduct a two hour diagnostic and treatment planning segment featuring the preceptors’ patient cases at each of the weekend sessions.
• Implant anatomy laboratory will give the preceptors the opportunities to familiarize themselves in implant anatomy through dissection and to actually place implants in cadaver models.
• Hands-on exercises will familiarize the preceptors with the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant systems and prosthetic laboratory techniques.

BRIAN L. MEALEY, D.D.S., M.S., received his dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1983. He attained his specialty certificate in Periodontics from Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base in 1990 and a Master of Science in Periodontics from The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, Dr. Mealey is the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

STEPHAN J. HANEY, D.D.S., earned his dental degree in 1974 from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. With Air Force sponsorship he obtained specialty certification in Prosthodontics from The University of Southern California in 1979. He taught in Air Force AEGD residencies for 15 years until his retirement in 1998 when he entered private practice in Fort Worth, TX. Assuming a full time teaching position at UTHSCSA in 2007, he transitioned to Director of the Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Program in 2011.


ROBERT J.CRONIN, Jr., D.D.S., M.S. was the Director of the Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Program and Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He received his D.D.S. degree from Georgetown University in 1967 and completed a three year postdoctoral program in Prosthodontics at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, receiving a Master of Science Degree from The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1975.

ROLAND M. MEFFERT, D.D.S., received his dental degree from Marquette University in 1955 and Certificates in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch in 1961 and Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in 1962. He served as Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics from 1984 to 1992, and as Chairman of the Department of Periodontics, 1986 to 1992 at Louisiana State University.

(Includes course materials, lunch on Friday and Saturday, case presentations, and
recognition as a Dr. Kenneth D. Rudd Continuing Dental Education Participant Award Recipient.)

Dentist: $9,895 (After August 1st deadline)

Dentist: $9,000 - $500 - $1000 =$7,500 (you can make monthly payments)
SAVE $895.00 off the tuition fee by making a non-refundable deposit of $500 before August 3, 2015 and then a $1,000 payment before August 3, 2015. (The remaining $7,500 can be paid on a 5 month payment plan)

You will be mailed a registration confirmation letter and a statement with your remaining balance due, at which time you will be able to pick which payment plan you want to participate in.

No fee reductions are available after September 2, 2015 but a five successive monthly payment plan is available.

CREDIT (Course Code: 157896A) • AGD Code 690 and related subject codes. Up to 114 Hours

PAST PRECEPTORSHIP FACULTY (This year’s selection may include but will not be limited to)

Fred A. Bell, DDS
John B. Brunski, PhD
Daniel Buser, DMD, PhD
David R. Cagna, DMD
Donald P. Callan, DDS
Paul Peng Chang, DDS
Gerard J. Chiche, DDS
Louis F. Clarizio, DDS
David L. Cochran, DDS, PhD
Robert J. Cronin, Jr., DDS
S. Brent Dove, DDS
Wendell A. Edgin, DDS
Jon M. Finley, DDS
Scott D. Ganz, DMD
Stephan J. Haney, DDS
Bryan T. Harris, DMD
Frank L. Higginbottom, DDS
Marjorie Jeffcoat, DMD, PhD
Kenneth W.M. Judy, DDS
Brian Mealey, DDS
Joseph Y. Kan, DDS
James S. Kohner, DDS
Brien R. Lang, DDS
Jack Lemons, MS, PhD
Eduardo R. Lorenzana, DDS
Kenneth A. Malament, DDS
Roland M. Meffert, DDS
Arthur “Burt” Melton, DDS
J. Jeffrey Melton, DDS, MS
Michael P. Mills, DMD, MS
Joy Millis, CSP
John C. Minichetti, DMD
Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS
Richard X. Monahan, DDS, JD
Alfonso Monarres, DDS
Lynn D. Mortilla, RDH
Kevin G. Murphy, DDS
Pirkka Nummikoski, DDS
Stephen M. Parel, DDS
Michael A. Pikos, DDS
David Prestipino, CDT
Bo Rangert, PhD
W. Eugene Roberts, DDS, PhD
Stephen Schmitt, DDS
Marlene Schmitz, CDA
Mohamed Sharawy, PhD, BDS
Dennis G. Smiler, DDS, MScD
Samuel M. Strong, DDS
Stephanie S. Strong, RDH
Ronald G. Verrett, DDS, MS
Hans-Peter Weber, DDS, PhD
Vick Williams, MD, PhD
Mark H. Zablotsky, DDS

The 6 sessions at a glance!

CLASS 1 • September
History and Principles of Dental Implantology

Using Radiology to Guide Implant Planning and Surgery

Basic Surgical Principles for Dental Implantology

Implant Prosthodontics: Seeing Old Landscapes with New Eyes

CLASS 2 • October-November
Diagnostic Imaging for Implant Dentistry

Legal Aspects of Implant Dentistry

Biomechanical Aspects of Dental Implants

Dental Implant Treatment Planning: Biology, Biomaterials, Patient Selection, Diagnosis, Basic Surgery, Basic Prosthetics and Maintenance

Patient Presentation (Participation Session)

Clinical Management of the Dental Patient with Diabetes…including patients with implant needs

CLASS 3 • December
Keys to Predictable Implant Overdentures

Patient Presentation (Participation Session)

Immediate Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation - Prosthodontic, Surgical and Laboratory Principles

Sinus Augmentation and Block Grafting for Implant Site Preparation a Participation Session

CLASS 4 • January
Patient Presentation (Participation Session)

Guided Bone Regeneration: Decision – making in Clinical Practice

Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck
Lecture/Laboratory (Participation Session)

CLASS 5 • February
Predictable Anterior Implant Esthetics Science, Art and Limitations

Multidisciplinary Implant Treatment Planning

Fixed Restorations Abutment Choices and Communications

Patient Presentation (Participation Session)

Provisionalization and Ridge Augmentation

CLASS 6 • March
Making Implant Dentistry Everyday Dentistry

Implant Surgical Complications

Implant Restorative Complications and Management

Patient Presentation (Participation Session)

Live Surgery with Interactive Q & A

Dental Team Implant Certification Course (Dental Hygiene & Dental Assistants)

Essential Skills for the Dental Implant Team

Upon completion of this program the participants will be eligible for Fellowship status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Special rates and arrangements have been made at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Medical Conference Center. Enjoy this UPSCALE - hotel offering vibrant, inviting San Antonio feel guest rooms, all with luxurious pillow-top beds and down pillows, refrigerator, microwave, granite countertops, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Their staff is genuinely friendly and helpful. This is the closest hotel (only 1 mile) to the UTHSC Medical Center and hospitals, with Six Flags Fiesta Texas, La Cantera Shopping Mall, the Riverwalk, the Alamo minutes away; and only 12 miles to Seaworld!

It is recommended that you make your reservations directly with this host hotel for all the Preceptorship weekends at this time. Indicate your participation at the UTHSCSA Continuing Dental Education program, Preceptorship in Dental Implantology to receive the reduce rate of $85.00.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Medical Conference Center
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 525-8090
Fax: (210) 525-8453
RATES: Single/Double $85.00

If you must cancel your registration, please notify the Office of Continuing Dental Education as soon as you determine you are unable to attend so that a refund may be considered. Due to commitments to these type of programs, any cancellation made before August 26, 2015 will be subject to an administrative fee assessment of $2,087.50 plus applicable nonrefundable deposits. Any cancellation made after August 26, 2014 does not qualify for a refund. However, participants may choose to place their tuition minus an administrative, applicable nonrefundable deposits, and any direct cost fee assessment's into a holding account for future use. "No Shows" will not qualify for refunds. Written notification is required within five business days by mail, fax, or e-mail to initiate the refund process. Please allow four to six weeks for all refunds.


March 4
Lynn D. Mortilla, RDH
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Certification Course

March 5
Joy Millis, CSP
Essential Skills for the Dental Implant Team

The Dental School thanks Brasseler, HuFriedy, Nobel Biocare, Osteohealth, Salvin Dental Specialities, Straumann USA, and Zimmer Dental for their unrestricted educational grants in support of this continuing education program.

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