Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Best Implant Courses In South Florida

The Best Hands On Implant Courses In South Florida

Where can I find a course about dental implants where I can get some experience in treatment planning and placing implants that won’t cost me an arm and a leg?

I get that question from fellow dentists very often, and I am very fortunate to be able to provide them with an answer.

For more than a decade I have been a member of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach County, Florida. A non-profit organization started by area dentists over fourty years ago to provide continuing education for it’s member dentists. Today the The Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic membership has increased to well over a hundred and allows the dental professional the opportunity to participate in accredited, hands-on courses in modern facilities with state of the art technology located at the Palm Beach State College campus. The goals of the Research Clinic are to provide an opportunity for continuing education of dentists, hygienists and assistants, contribute to the clinical education of the Dental Assisting students enrolled at the college, and to provide low cost dental care for the community.

The twelve dental continuing education courses presently offered give the participants up-to-date, state-of-the-art instruction in practical procedures which will enhance the dentist’s skills and experience in areas such as Periodontics, TMD, Endodontics, Oral surgery, Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Dental Marketing and more, including two participation courses in dental implants.

I have taken almost all the courses and they are great, but let me talk a little about the implant courses since that is an area that I have a special interest in.

The first course is Implants: The Surgical and Prosthetic Management of the Endosseous Root Form Patient. This is a one-year course designed to teach the general dentist how to place and restore implants. Because implants should be treatment planned and placed with the best prosthetic result in mind, the course exposes the dentist to the treatment planning, placement and restoration of endosseous root form implants and does not involve complicated implant placements, sinus lifts, etc….
The course is chaired by Dr. Roy Blake, a prosthodontist with over 25 years of experience and a great teacher.

The second course is Oral Implantology. The Oral Implantology course is a comprehensive three year program consisting of a one year prosthetic and two year surgical residency. There are 21 full days of instruction consisting of a morning didactic seminar and an afternoon clinical session where the general dentist or specialist can gain experience performing surgical or prosthetic procedures on patients. It is patterned after the AAID Maxicourse. This program is also designed to prepare the doctor for AAID, ABOI, and ICOI fellow/diplomate exams.
Also if research interests you, this may be an opportunity to publish a paper as a coauthor in your subject of interest.

These two implant courses will give dentists the chance to get some experience with actual patients in treatment planning and placing implants in a supervised environment, allowing the participating dentist to feel more comfortable implementing these modalities in their own private practice.

Finally, if you want to verify the low cost of these courses, please visit the ACDRC website at: http://www.acdrc.com

As a disclosure I would like to add that I am a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Coast Dental Rersearch Clinic.

Carlos Boudet, DDS DICOI
1840 Forest Hill Blvd Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida. 33406
Phone: (561) 968 6022
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