Implant Fellowship Spring (2021)

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Elevate your practice to the next level with a
3-Weekend Dental Implant Fellowship

The Institute of Houston Dental Synergy Implant Fellowship helps dentists introduce Implant Dentistry to their practices. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge with every participant through providing science-based lectures, hands-on practice and live surgery. All iHDS faculty are in full-time specialty practice and have designed an in-depth education approach, allowing participants to study the full range of important implant topics from the basic sciences all the way to final implant restoration. We are committed to keeping an effective educator to learner ratio with a class maximum of 20 students.

During each weekend course, attendees will have hands-on practice on cadaver heads or pig jaws and will watch live surgery performed by one of the faculty. The optional fourth session is currently being revamped to cater to each participant’s dental license provisions and will be priced accordingly. For the fourth session, there are three options under consideration: 1) Texas-licensed participants will have a weekend at the iHDS facility to perform surgery on one of their own patients under the direct supervision of one of the faculty members; 2) We take a group trip to one of our international clinic partners, such as one in Mexico or Honduras, for a weekend of multiple implant placements followed by some resort relaxation; 3) Participants cover expenses to allow a faculty member to travel to the participant’s practice to supervise a day of surgeries.

In addition to the weekend classroom sessions and supervised surgeries, attendees will benefit from full online support from iHDS faculty to discuss and consult their cases. The online mentorship is for one year, beginning with the date of the first session. This active forum is the missing link to many implant courses and allows students to continue asking for support so they will keep using implants and experience patient success.

With this extensive and comprehensive series of lectures, surgeries and support, attendees complete the Implant Fellowship with the confidence, understanding and skills needed to place implants the following work day in their own practice. 

The cost for each attendee will be $10,000 for the first three sessions. The total cost will depend on the optional fourth session selected.

Registration Cost: $10,000
Course Details:
Friday, April 9, 2021 to Saturday, May 22, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hands-on Demonstrations
Live Case Demonstrations
Institute of Houston Dental Synergy
4548 Bissonnet St, Ste. 210, Bellaire, TX 77401
Who should attend:
• Dentists
• Cosmetic Dentists
• Periodontists
• Oral Surgeons
• Plastic Surgeons



Dr. Angel Sanchez

Dr. Angel Sanchez, prosthodontist, was born in Monterrey Mexico and obtained his Medico Cirujano Dentista from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. He obtained his D.D.S. and Prosthodontics training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He has a full-time private practice, AA Dental, in Houston.

Dr. E. Todd Scheyer

Dr. E. Todd Scheyer, periodontist, attended dental school at The Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University then received his Certificate in Periodontics, Conscious Sedation and a Masters Degree from University of Texas – San Antonio Dental School. He is in private practice at Perio Health Professionals specializing in Periodontics and Implant Reconstructive Dentistry in Houston, Texas. He is actively involved with research and advocacy for safe dentistry, and he lectures worldwide.

Dr. Drew Rossi

Dr. Drew Rossi, periodontist, completed his D.D.S at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and now serves part-time on the faculty. He also earned his Master of Science degree and completed a one-year fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is an expert in regenerative periodontal therapy and soft and hard tissue reconstruction as well as aesthetic periodontal services. He is in private practice at Perio Health Professionals.

Dr. Michael K. McGuire

Dr. Michael K. McGuire, periodontist, is a prominent researcher, author and speaker and founder of the McGuire Institute, a not-for-profit practice-based clinical research network. He is in full-time practice at Perio Health Professionals. He received his D.D.S. and Certificate of Periodontics from the Emory University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Virgilio Gutierrez

Dr. Virgilio Gutierrez focuses his private practice, The Smile Artisans, on a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to dentistry. He is a key opinion leader for several international institutes and dental affiliated companies. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health – San Antonio and a member of the board of directors for Beyond Digital Solutions, a digital planning center in Brazil.

Dr. Aldo Sordelli

Dr. Aldo Sordelli, periodontist, received his D.D.S. from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He then completed his Certificate of Periodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry with a minor in Oral Pathology from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and a one-year fellowship in Dental Implantology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is committed to research and clinical advances and educating others.

Dr. Giancarlo G. Romero

Dr. Giancarlo G. Romero, prosthodontist, earned his D.D.S. degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Since 1995 he has worked in the U.S. and in 1998 obtained his certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree from University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. In addition to his private practice, Houston Dental Implant Center, he conducts research on implants and ceramics and lectures worldwide.

Fellowship Sponsors

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Offer Patients Implant Solutions

Become an Implant Expert

From Science Based Lectures To Hands-on Practice

Be a Master of Implant Dentistry

The fellowship covers all factors involved in implant dentistry. Thus, you are guaranteed to earn extensive training that ranges from essential implant placement to full arch rehabilitation.

Gain Confidence in Doing Dental Implants

Instead of turning away dental implant cases, offer more to your existing patients who know and trust you. With the knowledge and skills from this fellowship you can gain the confidence you need to do implant treatments.

Grow Your
Dental Practice

A wide range of study courses will be addressed, allowing you to grow your general dental practice. This program will help you specialize your skills, more so, broaden your knowledge.

Why Choose The Implant Fellowship Training

Each session includes extensive lectures from faculty specialists, supervised hands-on-experience, and live surgery observations. See the schedule and curriculum below, then register to experience the quality training that we offer.

Weekend Session 1

Fellowship 1 April 9 & 10, 2021 
Fellowship 2 September 10 & 11, 2021

Introduction to Implant Dentistry 

Didactic and hands-on practice

  • History and Principles of Dental Implantology
  • Basic Surgical Principles of Dental Implantology
  • Treatment planning for implant placement. When to extract and techniques of socket preservation
  • Overview of Maxillofacial Anatomy
  • Overview of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging. CBCT and its importance in treatment planning and Dental Implantology
  • Treatment planning of the posterior mandible. Implant size selection.
  • Surgical guide design and in office fabrication with 3D printing
  • Abutment selection and designs
  • Hands-on demonstration of socket preservation and posterior implant placement (pig jaw/cadaver specimens)
  • Hands-on demonstration of posterior mandible implant placement (pig jaw/cadaver specimens)
  • Live Case Demonstration of mandibular molar extraction and socket preservation

Weekend Session 2

Fellowship 1 – April 30 & May 1, 2021
Fellowship 2 – October 1 & 2, 2021

Didactic and hands-on practice

  • Overview of medical history and the need for sedation on the implant patients
  • Anatomical and Esthetic factors on the posterior maxillary implant placement
  • Extraction considerations; delay vs immediate implant placement on the posterior maxilla
  • Treatment planning of the posterior maxilla (how short an implant can be before deciding on sinus elevation)
  • Overview of Sinus Elevation Techniques. Understanding the sinus cavity. Limitations on implant placement prior to a sinus elevation
  • Abutment selection and digital design of prosthetic components.
  • Clinical and radiographic factors on the edentulous patient
  • Prosthetic considerations on overdenture. 3D spacing on overdenture, abutment selection and laboratory steps for a proper Overdenture fabrication
  • All on X; pros and cons
  • Hands-on demonstration of the edentulous arch
  • Hands-on demonstration of posterior maxilla implant placement
  • Live demonstration on posterior maxilla

Weekend Session 3

Fellowship 1 – May 21 & 22, 2021
Fellowship 2 – November 12 & 13, 2021

Didactic and hands-on practice

  • Anatomical and Esthetic factors on anterior implant placement and Smile design
  • Extraction considerations; delay vs immediate implant placement.
  • Socket preservation and hard and soft tissue grafting at the time of extraction and placement
  • Temporary restoration options and tissue manipulation with temporary restorations
  • Abutment selection and designs
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Live surgery of an anterior case

How much is the implant fellowship training?

The cost for each attendee will be $10,000 for the first three sessions. The fourth session provides
opportunities to place implants on live patients. For Texas-licensed dentists performing surgery at our iHDS facility, the 4th session cost is $4,000. Costs are still being determined for the international clinic visits and in-office surgeries. 

Registrants will receive more information about the 4th session after registration.

The $10,000 Implant Fellowship tuition includes all 3 weekend classroom sessions and live surgery demonstrations, along with full online support from iHDS faculty to discuss and consult implant cases. The online mentorship is for one year, beginning with the date of the first session. This active forum is the missing link to many implant courses and allows students to continue asking for support so they will keep using implants and experience patient success.

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A State-Of-The-Art Learning Facility in Houston, TX

Opened in 2019, our state-of-the-art classroom offers 30 fully equipped workstations, monitors for viewing live surgeries and space to engage with other participants. The training facility is designed for hands-on practice, live patient demonstration and surgery. With Houston’s accessible location, iHDS is positioned to attract students and educators who share our commitment to excellent education and improved dentistry.

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