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AAIP and Linkow Implant Institute offer implant course in Jamaica

By Dental Tribune America
June 03, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, USA: The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP) will join with its affiliates, Atlantic Dental Implant Seminars (ADIS) and the Linkow Implant Institute, to present a five-day comprehensive implant training course in Kingston, Jamaica, July 3-7.

The course will include lectures, hands-on participation, surgical and prosthodontic demonstrations, diagnosis and treatment planning of implant cases, the construction of surgical templates, diagnostic wax-ups, the insertion of two to six implants, and sinus lifts under supervision of the course faculty.

Upon completion of the one-week comprehensive implant training program, the clinician will be able to accomplish the following tasks: identify cases suitable for dental implants; diagnose and treatment plan for preservation and restoration of edentulous and partially edentulous arches; demonstrate competency in the placement of single-tooth implants, soft tissue management and bone augmentation; obtain an ideal implant occlusion; work as part of an implant team with other professionals; and incorporate implant treatment into private practice with quality results, cost effectiveness, and profitability.

A dental degree is required for participants. Patients will be provided, and malpractice insurance will not be necessary. The course is tax deductible, and 35 hours of dental continuing education credits will be awarded upon course completion. Patient treatment is provided in a Jamaican dental school with personalized training in small-group settings. The course is a cooperative effort of the Jamaican Ministry of Health; the University of Technology, School of Dental Sciences, Jamaica; and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.

Dr. Mike Shulman is course coordinator. Dr. Leonard I. Linkow is course director. And Dr. Sheldon Winkler is course advisor. Course faculty, in addition to Drs. Shulman, Linkow, and Winkler, include Drs. Robert Braun, Ira L. Eisenstein, E. Richard Hughes, Charles S. Mandell, Harold F. Morris, Peter A. Neff, Robert Russo, and Robert E. Weiner. Drs. Linkow, Winkler, and Shulman are scheduled to teach the July seminar.

Implants and components for AAIP/ADIS implant seminars are provided by HIOSSEN Dental Implants. Dental laboratory support is provided by DCA Laboratory, Inc., Citrus Heights, Calif., Dani Dental Studio, Tempe, Ariz., and Dutton Dental Concepts, Inc., Bolivar, Ohio.

Founded by Dr. Maurice J. Fagan, Jr., in 1982 at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia, the objective of the Academy of Implant Prosthodontics is to support and foster the practice of implant prosthodontics as an integral component of dentistry.

The academy supports component and affiliate implant associations around the world, including organizations in Egypt, France, Italy, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Paraguay and Thailand.

The academy has published two textbooks, “The Dental Implant” in 1985, and “Implant Prosthodontics” in 1990. The Journal of Oral Implantology is the official publication of the academy. The academy also publishes a newsletter.

Annual AAIP meeting Nov. 3

The academy holds an annual convention and international meetings in cooperation with its affiliate and component societies. It offers continuing education courses, and sponsors a network of study clubs in the United States.

The AAIP will hold its 30th annual meeting on Nov. 3, in Carefree, Ariz., at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center, in association with the Dental Implant Clinical Research Group and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine.

The theme of the meeting is “Implant Update — 2012” and will feature highly regarded dental clinicians. Podium speakers will be Drs. Robert J. Braun, Edward M. Feinberg, Jack Hahn, Leonard I. Linkow, Paul M. Mullasseril, William D. Nordquist, Robert Weiner and Mr. Christopher Torregrossa. Dr. M. Joe Mehranfar is general chairperson of the meeting and Dr. Mahmoud F. Nasr will serve as moderator.

American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs are accepted by AGD for fellowship, mastership and membership maintenance credit. The current term of approval extends from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2013.

Complete information on the AAIP/ADIS Jamaica implant continuing education programs, including tuition, faculty lectures, transportation and hotel accommodations can be obtained online from the course website,, or by calling (551) 655-1909.

(Source: The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics)


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