Alabama Implant Education (AIE)

This course centers around live patient care and mentored surgical experiences.

For the student this means real patients, real surgery and real education.

This curriculum rewards hard work and supports students with high levels of personal attention. Small classes ensure plenty of interaction with our faculty. Our graduates place implants successfully in their own practices.

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Course Didactic Topics

  • Rationale for Implants
  • Basics of implants: terminology, biomechanics, loading
  • Medical evaluation of patients
  • Minor grafting
  • Treatment planning
  • Cone-beam CT and other radiographic assessments
  • Mechanics of placing implants
  • Parts and pieces; instrumentation
  • Complications
  • Immediate placement and load

Course Structure

The Alabama Implant Education course is divided into two segments: 

  1. Didactic Portion: usually offered in large metropolitan areas that are easy to access including Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston 
  2. Clinical Portion: includes a mentored clinical session, and is held in Birmingham, Alabama. Dentists must be licensed in the United States and have professional insurance coverage to participate in clinical exercises

Session 1

Monday – Wednesday

There are some hands-on exercises, such as implant placement and suturing, but most of your time is spent in lecture, planning and discussing cases, and establishing foundations of implant care. Lectures focus on the surgical aspect of implant dentistry.

Session 2

Wednesday – Saturday

On Thursday, delegates spend the entire day in surgery. Typically, we do 12 surgeries per day, with six in the morning and six in the afternoon. Doctors are encouraged to assist each other chair-side where knowledge is gained watching and assisting.

On Friday, we review and discuss the surgeries from the previous day. Clinicians are always enthusiastic and excited about seeing themselves and their peers successfully place implants. These surgeries offer valuable points for discussion and review, all performed in a residency seminar-type format. Other lectures on Friday focus on restorative aspects of implant dentistry.

Saturday is another surgical day. Course participants can expect to do one or two surgeries, and to assist on another one or two surgeries. The scope of practice for these sessions is placing implants in abundant bone. An example case would be placing 2 implants in the edentulous mandible for an overdenture, or placing an implant in site #19 for an implant-supported crown. Some implants are placed immediately after extracting the tooth.

Faculty

This course is taught by Drs. Michael McCracken and Guy Rosenstiel.

Tuition

The cost of the entire program is $7,500. A 20 percent discount is applied when two clinicians sign up together. Groups of three or more receive a 30 percent discount off the total registration price. Contact us for discount codes (promotional codes) to receive your discount for multiple delegates and groups.

Tuition includes:

  • Four days didactic instruction
  • Hands-on suturing exercise
  • Hands-on implant placement exercise
  • Mentored clinical experience (patient provided)
  • Lunches during course; dinners with the group
  • Help planning cases in your office, with continued access to our faculty for treatment planning advice

Register below to reserve a spot, or call 256-797-1964.

AIE Boot Camp

One-week, intensive course covering implant placement in abundant bone. The same course, but all in one trip. Get ready to work!

2017 Schedule:

  • Session 1: October 23 – 25 (Didactic)
  • Session 2: October 25 – 28 (Surgery)
$7,500.00

12 spots available