Continuing Education Implant Residency for Practicing Dentists 2023
186 CE points (Category 2)
January–November 2023
Course Tuition


Course Location
Various locations. Please see schedule for details.
Dr. Jim Yuan Lai, Dr. Joseph Fava, and Dr. Vanessa Mendes
Course Synopsis

Participants will learn all aspects of implant treatment from initial patient consultation to final case completion, for cases involving the straightforward placement and restoration of dental implants. No other course is needed to provide both phases (surgical and prosthetic) of dental implant treatment!
The course will involve lectures, group learning and hands-on training together with the opportunity to treat two cases under the supervision of Faculty experts, including Periodontists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Prosthodontists. The program will include case selection, diagnosis, treatment planning, case presentation, communication, record keeping, and surgical and prosthodontic treatment.

Student dentists may select patients requiring single or multiple implants, but all patients to be treated must be approved by the Faculty as suitable for the educational requirements of the student. Students must provide their own patients!

Treatment Planning Phase:

  • Digital workflow – from planning to the final restoration (including intra-oral scanning preoperatively, digital planning, surgical guide fabrication, guided surgery, CAD/CAM crown)
  • Prosthetically driven treatment planning and case selection
  • Prosthodontic considerations (including biomechanics, occlusion, aesthetics)
  • Use of digital planning software and cbCT scans

Surgical Treatment Phase:

  • Basic implant surgical principles (including suturing)
  • Staged surgical learning
    • Surgical techniques on plastic jaws
    • Surgical techniques on pig jaws
    • Surgical techniques on cadaver heads
    • Live patient treatment (2 cases)
  • Implant site preparation (including atraumatic extraction and ridge preservation techniques)

Prosthodontic Treatment Phase: 

  • Implant site development (including didactic concept on lateral window sinus approach, crestal approach, guided bone regeneration and review of materials such as different types of bone grafts and membrane)
  • Prevention and management of implant complications
  • Increase case acceptance and team training

This course meets the RCDSO Guidelines for the educational requirements in implant dentistry for both the surgical and prosthetic phases of dental implant treatment.



If you are a dentist licensed outside of Ontario please contact the Registration Department at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) to enquire how you can obtain a “Short Duration Certificate” (i.e. a temporary education license) in order to work with patients in this course.

Material Costs: The course tuition covers up to 2 implants and the crown restoration for each; additional options and other details will be discussed at the beginning of the course.

*Tuition Fee: $19,895 payable by the following installments:  Full payment must be made by the last installment date of December 15, 2022.


$6,000 upon registration

$6,000 by November 15, 2022

$7,895 by December 15, 2022


Cancellations will be accepted until December 15th, 2022, and are subject to a non-refundable fee of $1000.

No refunds will be provided after December 15th, 2022.

Registrations are not transferable.

Course Schedule

Jan 13th & 14th, 2023

Feb 10th & 11th, 2023

Mar 24th & 25th, 2023

Apr 28th & 29th, 2023 – PIGS/HANDS-ON SESSION

May 27th & 28th, 2023 – LIVE SURGERY SESSION

Sept 15th & 16th, 2023

Oct 20th & 21st, 2023 – Sat CLINIC

Nov 17th & 18th, 2023 - FINALE & Sat CLINIC