Pre-symposium  march.16.2017



About event

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!

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







ce hours

Symposium Speakers


Vast number of lectures
and workshops

Arun K. Garg, DMD

Course Description

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:

  • Soft tissue management and correct bone grating procedures for challenging patients
  • Complication mitigation
  • Detailed discussion on how platelet-rich plasma — the building blocks of a patient’s own blood — radically enhances healing times while improving dental implant outcomes
  • A walkthrough of dental equipment providers, stressing the differences between CEREC and competitor companies
  • An objective review of a variety of 3D imaging and computer-guided surgical systems, leaving the ultimate decision up to you.
  • And much, much more!

Actually, to call the pre-symposium Continuum a “refresher” is something of a misnomer. As there’s been so much new material added, including updated procedures, high definition videos, and visually engaging slides with 3D animations, it’s really an entirely different course.

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

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


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.

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Mythbusters - Local Anasthesia Edition

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?

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

Fellowship, Mastership and Diplomate to be awarded

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Implant and Aesthetic Synergy: Creating Higher Patient Satisfaction

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!

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