Pre-symposium  february.3.2017



IDIA Winter Symposium 2017
Dear Members,

Because one Symposium (or even two) isn’t enough, the International Dental Implant Association is pleased to welcome you to our new Washington DC winter Symposium! The IDIA is your gateway to the ultimate educational and networking experience. More than that, it’s a chance to connect with leaders in the field, forge friendships, and simply have a great time in the process!

The DC Symposium, like its sister events, is a unique opportunity for you to learn from and have conversations with experts in the fields of implant surgery, implant restoration, periodontics, dental technology and marketing. With Washington DC as our setting, your family, your dental team and you will embrace the energy, history and post-election excitement of this incredible place... not to mention the dining, shopping, and entertainment attractions.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you in our nation’s capital in February 2017.

  • Sincerely,
  • Arun K. Garg, DMD
  • Implant Denstistry Continuum Refresher
  • PRP and Phlebotomy
  • Medical Billing
  • Practice Management







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Symposium Speakers


Vast number of lectures
and workshops

Lecture and Hands-on Workshop

Tuition: $595

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.


  1. Discuss phlebotomy in relation to the healthcare setting; demonstrating skills and knowledge necessary to perform phlebotomy along with infection control.
  2. Identify the anatomic structure and function of body systems related to phlebotomy; recognizing supplies and equipment
  3. Practice accepted procedures of transporting and collecting blood specimens
  4. Review PRP therapy and its growing acceptance in dentistry; identifying tools and centrifuge equipment
  5. Learn how to separate platelet-rich and platelet-poor blood


  • Practice drawing blood on fellow course participants (optional)
  • Practice drawing blood on mannequin

Lecture with Joy Millis, CSP

Tuition: Doctor - $795 Staff - $195

Marketing, management, and communication skills go handin-hand with the clinical skills necessary for providing this life-changing care! Joy Millis is an expert in the business of implant dentistry. She is a professional speaker and practice development consultant—helping dentists grow their practices, train their teams, and influence patients to do the right thing! With more than three decades of hands-on clinical and business results in the field of implant dentistry, Joy has a rich history providing innovative solutions for implant dentistry providers—influencing patients to receive quality care, getting paid without insurance involvement, recovering lost patients, and managing risk.

Joy has earned the National Speakers Association’s highest earned designation of Certified Speaking Professional, CSP, an accomplishment achieved by less than 12 percent of professional speakers in the world. She is also on the visiting faculty of several universities, where she teaches the business of implant dentistry.

Learn how to:

  1. Find Implant Patients—Everywhere!
    • Marketing that is not only effective, but cost-effective, too!
  2. Create An Environment That Sells Implants
    • What would patients buy in your office if no one spoke to them?
  3. Answer Questions About Dental Implants
    • What is an implant? Will my insurance cover it?
  4. Influence Treatment Acceptance
    • Helping patients make great decisions and receive the best care
  5. Get Paid Without Insurance Involvement
    • How can you get paid and get patients to go beyond the “Max”?
  6. Coordinate Care
    • Who does what, when and where—without losing patients?
  7. Manage Risk
    • Everyone’s role in consent, care, documentation and follow-up!

Bring your entire team to enjoy this fun-filled full-day event to learn from one of the most inspiring dental team members we know! Joy will give you powerful tools and how-tos for bringing more comprehensive care including implant dentistry into your practice!

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pre-Surgical CBCT Analysis

A crucial prerequisite for optimal patient care


2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
The Newest Techniques in Implant Esthetics

New Concepts in Implants and Zirconium


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Award Ceremony Dinner

Fellowship, Mastership and Diplomate to be awarded

Register with IDIA now!



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