Practical Hands-on Dental Implant Training

Our dental implant training program is designed to get you comfortable with placing and restoring dental implants in your own practice. Using a practical, step-by-step approach, you will start with the basics of implantology and build on these skills.

Our classes are taught in Stockton, California.


Restorative Implant Dentistry


Tuition: $ 1,500 – 8 CE Credits

(Dental Students receive 50% OFF)

Next Course: May 11, 2018 8AM-5PM   

This course will teach you

  • How to lead “Restorative-Driven” implant planning

  • Plan final outcomes via surgical guides

  • Treatment planning and sequence for implant rehabilitation

  • How to choose restorative materials for esthetic & functional results

  • Team communication for ideal implant outcomes

  • Implant maintenance protocol for long lasting restorations

  • How to temporize for ideal healing and soft tissue contours

  • When to choose immediate placement and when to choose delayed

  • Occlusion for long-lasting implant crowns

  • Planning for screw retained restorations

Hands-on Exercises:

  • Predictable implant impressions (digital and traditional)
  • Abutment modification techniques
  • Crown delivery with minimal cement
  • Fabricate immediate temporary crowns for implants

Implant Surgery Fundamentals I


Tuition: $690 – 8 CE Credits

(Dental Students receive 50% OFF)

Next Course: May 26, 2018 8AM-5PM            (memorial day weekend)                

This course will set the foundation for your learning in dental implantology. Using both lecture and hands-on with pig jaws, you will learn all the basics you need to get started. Participants are encouraged to place dental implants in their own office after this course and return for Part II to share the experiences and learn from them. 

Top reasons to attend this course:

  • Learn good case selection leading to high success rates

  • Understand how to keep occlusion & cement from destroying your implants

  • Learn and apply tricks to maintaining better bone levels around implants

  • Become comfortable with reading CBCT for implant treatments

  • Understand how to decide when you should immediately load an implant

  • Play with some awesome implant tools that will save you time and hassle

Implant Surgery Fundamentals II

Tuition: $1,500 – 8 CE Credits

(Dental Students receive 50% OFF)

Next Course: September 15 2018 8AM-5PM

This is the continuation of the first fundamentals course. In this class, we re-convene and pick up where we left off. We delve deeper into techniques and become more comfortable with treatment planning and troubleshooting. In this session, you will learn the ins and outs of planning for the fully edentulous patient as well. We go over implant cases that the attendees have performed in their own offices and offer suggestions for continued improvement. 

Top reasons to attend this course:

  • Understand how to decide when you should immediately load an implant

  • Learn immediate placement of dental implants after extractions

  • Learn protocols for managing complications

  • Gain confidence in treatment planning for the edentulous arch

  • Learn how to design and use 3D printed surgical guides

  • Practice immediate temporization

  • Learn an algorithm for managing failing implants

Implant Surgery Fundamentals III

Tuition: $1,500 – 8 CE Credits

(Dental Students receive 50% OFF)

Next Course: Fall 2018 8AM-5PM

This third surgical course will help you to easily treatment plan cases ranging from simple to complex and to manage complications that arise. We learn some advanced techniques including guided bone regeneration and management of soft tissue around implants. By now, you will have placed several implants in your own practice and are invited to share your experiences during this class and discuss some of the difficulties.

Top reasons to attend this course:

  • Master treatment planning for complex and esthetic implant cases
  • Learn soft tissue management strategies around dental implants
  • Learn how to correct implant positioning
  • Practice bone augmentation (GBR) techniques
  • Use various bone harvesting tools

Clinical Implant Experience

Tuition: $2,500 – 10 CE Credits

*A CA dental license is required for live-patient training.

Next Course: March 24, 2018 7AM-5PM

The Implant Clinical Experience is a full day in which you will be provided patients for implant placement. We will review and discuss possible treatment plans for the patients and thoroughly discuss the surgical protocol. Then, we will sit with you chairside and guide you as you place the implants. You can expect to see 2-3 patients on this day. If the patient needs it, you may perform bone graft along with implant placement.


*The Implant Surgery Fundamentals I,II,III courses is are prerequisites to the hands-on session.

**This course is only open to CA licensed dentists. 


Top reasons to attend this course:

  • Gain practical hands-on experience with live patients in a safe environment

  • Gain proficiency in treatment planning and executing the treatment

  • Learn from your own surgery and that of the other students

  • Receive chairside coaching throughout your procedure


Planning your Visit


If traveling from out of town, it is a good idea to arrive the night before the class so that we can get started early and get as much information into the class as possible. Here is some useful information for planning your trip:

Facility: Training takes place at Central Valley Dental Implant Center in Stockton, California. The address is 2363 W March Lane, Stockton, CA 95207.

Airport: Stockton has a small airport (Stockton Metropolitan Airport) close by. However, your airline might not fly here. The next closest airport is Sacramento International (SMF) which is 50 minutes north of our location.

 Hotel: La Quinta Inn (2710 W March Lane) is a 10-minute walk from our facility. We can arrange a shuttle to pick you up from the hotel.

What to bring: Bring a pair of scrubs, a laptop, loupes, and something to take notes with.

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