Continuing Education for our dentists

As technology advances and new discoveries are made, dentists need to keep upgrading their knowlege or risk being left behind.
On this page we will list the continuing education courses and conferences that our dentists attend, and the topics covered.

American Academy Of Implant Dentistry Conference

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. March 30, 31, and April 1st. 2006.

List of speakers:

Dr. Jaime Lozada Lorencez, Loma Linda University Shool Of Dentistry.
Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, Mexico City
Dr. David Dalise, Albuquerque NM. Inventor and founder of the OCO Biomedical Company.
Dr. Professor Geninho Thome, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Dr. Eduardo Anuita Aldecoa, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Alejandro James, Nevo Leon, Mexico
Dr. Joel Rosenlicht, USA
Dr. Scott E. Keith, San Fransisco, USA

This was an excellent seminar, and included many presentations on bone grafting and immediate loading of implants.
The main consensus was that it is time to reconsider immediate loading, which gives the patient an implant and temporary crown in the first visit.
There were many discussions about selecting the proper cases for immediate loading, and where it would work, and where it there is a possibility of failure. The section on bone grafting was also very informative, with many techniques explained about using natural bone from the patient, synthetic bone, and bovine and cadaver bone. We were very impressed with Dr. David Dalise, inventor of implant design, and founder of OCO Biomedical Company.

Here is a photo of Dr. Dalise, and myself on the left, and our dentist, Dr. Lino on the right. Dr. Dalise has placed more than 15,000 implants in his career, from the old style blade implant, to the advanced designs that he himself invented. He is a true innovator, with a total hands-on approach. He has very high energy, cares about people, and has truly done great things with his life and career. Imagine all of the lives he has changed because he was at the forefront of the implant industry, how he has given people back their dignity after tooth loss. Implant dentistry really is life changing, and it was a great experience to be in the same room with some world-class dentists.

Here is a photo of the Imtec staff in Mexico, from left to right. Jessica Mejia, Mexico. Mrs. Doretta Anderson, V.P. of Sales And Marketing, USA. Helen Stauser, Mexico. Myself, Nick Konev, and Dr. Leon. Dr. Leon is also a great dentist, he is tireless, and has the energy of a teenager. In his private practice, he places 7 to 10 implants PER DAY! Very impressive. All in all, a very entertaining and educational seminar.