IMPLANT SURGERY | IMPLANT RESTORATION | PERIODONTICS | DENTAL TECHNOLOGY | MARKETING
The IDIA has grown to become one of the world’s leading dental educational alumni networks and provides dynamic and practical educational experiences to our global membership. In addition to professional and personal growth, the IDIA is a unique forum for networking and fellowship – a collaborative environment where the most ground-breaking dental knowledge can be discussed and reviewed.
The IDIA 11th Annual Meeting is your chance to learn from and have conversations with experts in the fields of implant surgery, implant restoration, periodontics, dental technology and marketing.
Thank you for your continued support and passion for our vital profession. When you change someone’s life, you’re changing your own.
We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii in March 2017!
Dr. Garg is the founder of Implant Seminars, the nation’s largest provider of dental implant continuing education. He is considered the world’s preeminent authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental implant surgery. He has written and published eight books, which have been translated into multiple languages and distributed worldwide. Dr. Garg is the current president of the International Dental Implant Association.
Renzo C. Casellini, M.D.T. from Switzerland has been the owner of Swiss Quality Dental Implant Studio in Los Angeles, California for over 40 years. His articles on implants and esthetics have been features in over 50 professional publications throughout the world. He specializes in Osseo integrated implant prosthetics. He is a member of several associations and lectures worldwide on esthetic implant restorations. Renzo received a Mastership from the AAIP, the ICOI, as well as the ACP. In 2007 he became an ICOI/IPS Certified Implant Prosthetist and a member of the Board. In 2008 he became Board President of the Implant Prosthetic Section of the ICOI. In 2009 he became a Diplomate of the American Implant Dental Association. Mr. Casellini is also an Instructor at Loma Linda University.
Keith Jeffords, M.D., D.D.S. brings an unusual perspective, depth of knowledge and experience to the practice of both plastic surgery and surgery of the head and neck. He has studied dentistry and medicine and has trained in multiple surgical disciplines. With his unique background, Dr. Jeffords brings a different creativity to the practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jeffords has been formally trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Jeffords received his D.D.S. from Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia. After dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Harvard University/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. Dr. Jeffords then received his M.D. from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
He completed his prerequisite training in General Surgery at Eastern Virginia. Dr. Jeffords completed full residency training in the internationally renowned Plastic Surgery program of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has lectured and presented papers to many medical and dental societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Chicago Dental Society, and the Hinman Dental Society. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Jeffords is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”. Dr. Jeffords has been named 5 times as a “Top Doctor” by Atlanta Magazine and is the recipient of 2011 Physician Partner in Excellence Award by Wellstar Hospital System. He has received numerous Most Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice Awards. He is listed by Madison Media in “Best Plastic Surgeons in America”.
Dr. Monahan is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at UIC College of Dentistry. He is the Department Head Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences Dept., and Director of Radiology
Denise is a National Injectable Trainer to physicians in advanced techniques for neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Denise is a national injectable trainer who has taught for Allergan (Botox) for seven years and Merz Aesthetics (Radiesse, Belotero, & Xeomin) for six years. She clinically trained for 7 years internationally for Denta-Spa Seminars on Medical Aesthetics. Acted as Laser trainer for 2 major laser companies for 10 years. She is a clinical trainer for Platlete-Rich Plasma company for the last 4 years.
Her primary goal is to help others to achieve a “radiant more dynamic and fresher look for their age.” Her passion for beauty and facial rejuvenation in an attempt create a more “youthful appearance” lead her career focus in non-surgical medical aesthetics for past 15 years. Denise pursued her undergraduate studies in Nursing at Walsh University in Canton, OH. Most of her 20 years in Nursing has been as an Operating Room Nurse in various specialties with a primary in focus in Plastic and Cardiothoracic Surgery. She furthered her Nursing degree and completed her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Florida and University of South Florida. She is a proud grandmother of four and resides in Tierra Verde, FL.
Andre Theberge RDT,CDT, LVI Master Aesthetic technician is the General Manager at Drake Precision Dental Lab in Charlotte, NC. He attended college at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada for dental technology and began his career as a private technician and subsequently established commercial dental labs in the Hamilton area. He served as Canadian sales manager for Ivoclar/Vivadent and continued as Technical Manager in the Education Department from 1995 to 2000.
Andre keeps active in continuing education, local implant and aesthetic study clubs and attends many courses and hands-on clinics to further his own skills. Andre has been fortunate to have trained with many of the dental industry leaders in ceramics from around the world. This education is distilled into his everyday work and cumulatively is used in his lectures and courses. He continues to lecture, provide hands on courses and has been published in various circulations and is an editorial editor for IDT magazine.
Andre also maintains membership with the CDTO, ADTO, NBC, NADL, and AACD.
Master Ceramist Pinhas Adar studied initially in Tel Aviv, Israel at Ort Yad Shapiro and then completed his internship with Mr. Willi Geller in Zurich, Switzerland. He returned to Israel to complete his Master degree in Dental Technology. He has over 36 years of experience in all phases of dental laboratory technology and has spent these years studying the secrets and principles of Smile Design and the impact of the psychological effects on consumers and has applied this knowledge in his own practice with extraordinary results. He specializes in the many facets of porcelain esthetic restorations on both natural teeth and osseointegrated implants. For over 20 years he operated his own private dental laboratory within the multidisciplinary practice of (Team Atlanta) Ronald Goldstein, David Garber and Maurice and Henry Salama. He now has a private practice where he practices, teaches and does research also in Atlanta, Georgia USA
Dr. Leonard Tau is passionate about Internet marketing, social media, reputation marketing and its ability to help grow your practice. In his content-rich energizing seminars, Dr. Tau shares his firsthand experience and the tools used to achieve 100% growth in his practice since 2009 in a down economy. These are exceptional growth level for a solo practitioner.
Dr. Tau maintains a full time fee-for-service practice in Northeast Philadelphia focusing on general, cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. He received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA and a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UMDNJ in Somerdale, NJ. He is an active member of many dental organizations including the ADA, AGD, AACO, DentalTown as well as being the sponsorship chairman for the Eastern Dental Society.
When he is not practicing Dr. Tau is owner of iSocial Digital and General Manager of the Dental Vertical for Birdeye Reputation Marketing Software. He is the author of Reputation Matters Blog and has been published in DentalTown, American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and various other newsletters. He lectures nationally and internationally to fellow dentists on Internet marketing, social media and reputation marketing
Vast number of lectures
Arun K. Garg, DMD
Instead of 8 sessions spaced out over four months, this Continuum Refresher is a condensed course featuring 8 intense and exhilarating hours taught exclusively by Dr. Arun K. Garg. In addition to the topic review, the course expands on the latest dental implant trends and is designed for dentists looking to fast-track their practice growth. Considering the pace of technological change, at least half of the material taught is entirely new.
If it’s been more than four years since you’ve enrolled in Dr. Garg’s groundbreaking program then this is the course for you! It’s also a great way to brush up on material you may have forgotten.
What you will learn:
Lecture and Hands-on Workshop
To a great extent PRP and phlebotomy are two sides of the same coin. Clinicians cannot perform PRP without safely extracting a patients’ blood in the first place.
But what is phlebotomy and PRP? Phlebotomy, alternatively known as venipuncture, is the art and science of extracting a patient’s blood with a syringe. But it is also learning about the patient’s circulatory system and possessing a basic understanding of arteries and veins and which veins to select for proper phlebotomy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma represents the cutting-edge of dental science. It is the process by which a patient’s own blood is extracted and separated into its constituent parts. Platelets are the blood cells that help stop bleeding and promote tissue growth. Re-injecting a high concentration of a patient’s own platelets (generally 5-7 times above baseline levels) into a wound site aids in the healing process. Best of all, because the platelet-rich plasma is coming from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of rejection. In other words, this is as natural as natural gets.
RICHARD MONAHAN, DDS, MS, DIP. ABOMR
Over the last 100 years, two-dimensional radiographs have assisted an untold number of clinicians in providing exceptional treatment for their patients. The diagnostic capability of traditional films remained unchallenged until the advent of computer-based imaging. The 21st century provides doctors with the opportunity to incorporate the latest advancements in diagnostic imaging into their practice. The benefits of modern technology allow the doctor to view their patients from a threedimensional perspective and provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. This presentation will reflect upon traditional imaging then move the clinician forward into the world of 3D. From diagnostic yield to radiation dose, the dialogue will focus on how the application, opportunities and advantages of advanced diagnostic imaging can enhance the quality of patient care.
Jason Goodchild, DMD
Despite the frequency that oral health providers (i.e., dentists and hygienists) use local anesthetics during clinical practice, misconceptions remain. The goal of this presentation is to discuss several common ‘myths’ surrounding local anesthesia while incorporating literature-supported learning issues. Some of the controversies discussed will include: allergy to epinephrine? pH of local anesthetics can influence injection pain? smaller needles are less painful? epinephrine in dental local anesthetics during pregnancy? local anesthesia-induced nerve paresthesia?
Fellowship, Mastership and Diplomate to be awarded
Rys Spoor, DDS
From glamorous TV ads, to celebrities touting their beautiful smiles, it’s fair to say that aesthetic
dentistry and cosmetic restorations have become big business to the tune of billions per year globally.
Creating the smile of patients’ dreams is well within a trained dentists’ reach. But it’s not just about
today’s rich and famous seeing the smile of their dreams turned into reality.
Thanks to a revolution in treatment planning methodologies and advanced imaging techniques, along with precision dental implants, patients of all background’s are reaping the benefits of unparalleled care. Dr. Rhys Spoor, of Seattle, Washington and his dental practice specialize in these cutting-edge treatments. His talk, Implant and Aesthetic Synergy: Creating higher patient satisfaction, walks dentists through the current clinical and treatment planning landscape of implant dentistry and how achieving enhanced patient satisfaction isn’t just about the science of the field; but about the heart – the artistry that goes into every procedure is as personalized and unique as each individual undergoing treatment.
True smile design takes into account the shape, color and texture of a patient’s existing facial features. From pairing the right tooth shade to lip color and enhancing the profile of a patient’s jaw, the process is complex – but entirely learnable. Dr. Spoors talk is designed to help empower you to begin that journey today!