7th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: Practical Techniques and Emerging Trends in Implantology

This course is co-sponsored with ICOI - Registration is open: scroll down for registration button. 

Course Description

This Symposium will address the latest advances in Implantology. An international panel of implant experts will share their knowledge and expertise in areas including: guided bone regeneration, digital minimal invasiveness, soft tissue grafting, tissue discoloration and in implant therapy, extraction socket implants in the esthetic zone, zygomatic implants, horizontal and vertical bone augmentation and implant related treatment complications. A question and answer period will follow each presentation to allow for optimal audience interaction.

  • Format: Lecture
  • CE credits: 8

The program will explore how guided bone regeneration can be used to restore a defective alveolar ridge after extraction, before or in combination with implant placement, using resorbable or non-resorbable barriers. The use of an integrated digital workflow in using CAD/CAM technology will be discussed. Minimally invasive soft tissue grafting techniques for treatment of deficiencies around implants using the tunnel technique will be explored. Tissue discoloration, color science and its relevance to implant dentistry will be analyzed. The Zygoma Anatomy-Guided Approach (ZAGA) will be explained. Factors leading to implant related gingival recession, and treatment trends will be reviewed. Suggestions for choosing the most predictable procedures for horizontal and vertical bone augmentation will be provided

Learning Objectives

Participants learn:

  • The advantages of using resorbable and non-resorbable barriers when performing guided bone regeneration procedures
  • How to build up a patient specific zygoma therapy
  • How to classify and take preventive measures against gingival recession
  • The latest research on color measurement and tissue discoloration based upon different treatment regiments
  • The indications for use of an allograft using the tunnel technique for soft tissue grafting at implant sites
  • How to select certain bone grafts for different bone augmentation procedures
  • How to integrate a digital workflow into implant dentistry


  • 7:30am – Registration / Check-in desk opens
  • Exhibit hall open
  • 8:05am – Symposium begins
  • 5:30pm – Presentations conclude
  • 6:00pm – Exhibit hall closes; Symposium closes


    Columbia University Medical Center
    Hammer Health Sciences Building, 4th Floor
    701 West 168th Street (at Fort Washington Avenue)
    New York, NY 10032


      • Non-member: $475
      • ICOI Member/Columbia Dental Alumni:  $375
      • Columbia Dental Faculty: $275
      • Full Time Student: (Non-Columbia) $175


      • Registration is currently open
      • For more information, please contact the ICOI Central Office at (973) 783-6300.

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      Cancellation Policy

      Fifty percent of registration fee will be refunded if requested on or before November 9, 2016. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. Anyone requesting a refund must complete a Refund Request Form. Please contact the central office via email at icoi@dentalimplants.com.
      ICOI / Columbia University College of Dental Medicine CDE cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the tuition as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond our control.


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