Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I

This course is co-sponsored in part with educational grants from Straumann and Zimmer Biomet. 

Course Description 

Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. James B. Fine lead this continuum designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice.  Course brochure.

Didactic and Hands-On Model-Based Training

Training in patient evaluation, surgical placement, and implant prosthetics will be provided along with hands-on model-based training with major implant systems. You will learn step-by-step techniques to allow for a safe and predictable implant placement.

This solid foundation course taught by Board-certified specialists is specifically designed for practitioners who have placed approximately 0-70 implants. If you are currently conducting implant procedures, the course will supplement your knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence level.  

Learning Objectives

This course will enable you to:

  • Learn the biology of osseointegration
  • Assess the appropriateness of implants in the partially or fully edentulous patient
  • Decide on the appropriate diagnostic radiographs/materials required for treatment planning for implant rehabilitation
  • Develop the surgical skills required for placement of implants
  • Learn appropriate prosthetic treatment planning
  • Understand impression taking, abutment selection, temporization and final restoration of implants
  • Understand proper bone grafting and site development procedures
  • Learn how to accomplish esthetic outcomes with implant prosthetics
  • Understand appropriate pain management and pharmacology as it relates to implant surgery

Course Topics

(Subject to minor revision)

Evolving Role of Implants in Patient Care; Radiologic & Surgical Templates; Stage I Surgery for Implant Placement; Optimal Implant Esthetics; Occlusal Considerations; Surgical Anatomy; Advanced Radiology; Single-tooth Restoration; Multi-Unit Implant Prosthetics; Treatment Planning for Esthetic Outcome; Implant Complications and Management; Risk Management; Infection Control; Pharmacology/Pain Control; Stage II Surgery; Bone Grafting; Guided Bone Regeneration; Extraction/Socket Preservation; Immediate Placement/Immediate Loading of Implant; Treatment Planning.

An overview and model-based training on various implant systems using prosthetics will also be provided.


Part I is held in two formats over 12 days (11 didactic days, one day hands-on, model-based training)

Option 1 

  • 6 weekends
    • September 29-30, 2018
    • November 3-4, 2018
    • January 19-20, 2019 (Martin Luther King w/e)
    • February 9-10, 2019
    • March 9-10, 2019
    • April 6-7, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 4:50 pm (with a few exceptions)
  • Includes optional attendance to the 9th Annual CU/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium, Friday, December 7, 2018. 

Option 2

  • Two (2) week-long sessions
    • Week 1: Saturday, September 29 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
    • Week 2: Tuesday, April 2 - Sunday, October 7, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 4:50 pm (with a few exceptions)
  • Includes optional attendance to the 9th Annual CU/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium, Friday, December 7, 2018. 


Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)
Hammer Health Sciences Center
701 West 168th Street (@ Fort Washington Avenue)
New York, NY 10032

Subway: A (express), C and #1 (local) trains to 168th St.

Fees (2018-2019)

  • Part I registration fee: $8,450
  • Early registration fee by September 12: $7,950
  • $2,000 deposit required to secure seat
  • Discounts apply for CDM Alumni/Faculty; CDM Residents and recent graduates.
  • Individual payment plans available upon request


  • This course is sponsored in part by education grants from Straumann and ZimmerBiomet.


  • 84 CE credits, plus 8 CE credits for CU/ICOI Symposium attendance

Register for course option 1

Register for course option 2

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of courses incur an administration fee. Refunds of the deposit are granted only if notification is received in writing at least three weeks prior to the course start date and will result in a $500 administration fee. Once the course begins, no refunds will be issued. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.


Lecturers include Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. James Fine plus:

  • Dr. Christos Angelopoulos
  • Dr. Nurit Bittner
  • Dr. Joseph Carpentieri
  • Dr. John Cavallaro
  • Dr. John Grbic
  • Dr. Gary Greenstein
  • Dr. Philip Kang
  • Dr. Frank Valdinoto
  • Plus more

Course Resources

Download course brochure


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