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Residency in Implant Dentistry

The OU College of Dentistry is proud to offer a Residency in Implant Dentistry. This hands-on, comprehensive, year-long course will provide course attendees with the knowledge, understanding and skill sets to immediately incorporate implant dentistry into their practice. This course will focus on live demonstrations, as well as placement and restoration of implants by attendees on pre-selected patients.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Lectures
  • Hands-on Clinical Experience
  • Case Reviews
  • Study Club

Limited Enrollment! We will only accept 10 participants each year. 

Enrollment for the 2019 course in now open. 

Course Information

2019 Dates and Course Outline

Module I: January 11, 12, 13

Doctors:
Introduction to Dental Implants
How to Order and Read a CBCT for an Implant Patient
Hands-on Implant Planning with CBCT
Hands-on Treatment Planning with Implant Planning Software
Implant Surgical Templates/Guides
Pre-Clinic Lab – Fabrication of Surgical Guides
Hands-on Fabrication of Provisional Restoration
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Cadaver Lab

Assistants:
The Role of the Assistants on the Implant Team
How to Set Up for a Surgery
Sterilization and Disinfection

Module II: February 15, 16, 17

Doctors:
Surgery on patient 1 model with guide
Flap designs and suturing techniques
Cadaver Lab 
Treatment Planning
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 1

Assistants:
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 1

Module III: March 22, 23, 24

Doctors:
Surgery on Patient 1 Model with Guide
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 2
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 3

Assistants:
Live demonstration surgery
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 2
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 3

Module IV: June 7, 8, 9

Doctors:
Occlusion in Implant Dentistry
Aesthetics and Anterior Implants
Impression Techniques
Single Tooth Replacements
Restoration of Multiple Teeth with Implants
Provisional Restorations
Live Stage II Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery – Stage II on Patient 1/Impressions
Live Surgery – Stage II on Patient 2/Impressions
Live Surgery – Stage II on Patient 3/Impressions
Bone Grafting
Screw Retained vs. Cemented Restorations (Pros & Cons)

Module V: July 12, 13, 14

Doctors:
Live Surgery Demonstration
Delivery of Prosthesis on Patient 1, 2 and 3
Implant Maintenance

Learning Objectives

  • Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology as it relates to implant dentistry
  • Learn surgical and prosthetics principles as it relates to implant dentistry
  • Hands on experience with surgical placement and restoration of implants on live patients
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for the edentulous arch
  • Proper case selection for the beginner implant practitioner


Course Overview

  • 77 Hours of didactic instruction and 38 hours of hands on experience
  • Cadaver dissection and placement of implant
  • 1:2 faculty to attendee ratio during surgical procedures
  • Two complete implant cases on live patients per participant
  • Comprehensive didactic instruction on case selection, treatment planning, implant selection, surgical procedures, bone grafting, implant maintenance, managing complications and follow-up care
  • Training for surgical assisting team
  • Business overview and benefits of incorporating implant dentistry
  • Complimentary 1- year membership in OU COD Implant Study Club including CE hours accrued
  • Surgical assisting staff to receive separate, additional training in select modules 


Patient Submission

Course attendees will place surgical dental implants on live patients. As such, course attendees will be responsible for securing their own patients from their practice to participate in this course, and will be responsible for post-op care. 

After enrollment, course attendees will be provided information on patient requirements and will be asked to submit five candidates for submission. Course directors will review patient submissions and assist course attendees in selecting the most appropriate patients for treatment. 

 

Continuing Education Credit: 115 hours

Approximately 115 hours of CE credit (75 hours of lecture, 40 hours of hands-on participation) will be awarded to participants who complete this course. 

 

Tuition: $15,000

A $5,000 deposit will be required at registration. Monthly payment plans are available for the remainder of the tuition. For more information, please call the Office of Continuing Education at (405) 271-4050, or email Deanna-Foster@ouhsc.edu.

A $1,000 discount* will be given to recent graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. If you graduated in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 or 2014, please mention this to the Manager of Continuing Education, when you are establishing your monthly payment plan. 

A $1,000 discount* will be given to new members of the Oklahoma Dental Association. For more information, please call Kylie Ethridge, Director of ODA Membership at (405) 848-8873. Once you have joined the ODA, ask them to send us a confirmation. 

*Discounts may not be combined. 



Course Instructors

Below is a list of the outstanding instructors participating in this course. Many are full-time faculty at the OU College of Dentistry. Others are valued professionals within the Oklahoma dental community. Click on each course instructors' name to read a brief bio. 


Brooks

Perry L. Brooks, D.D.S.

Dr. Perry Brooks is a native of Blanchard, Oklahoma, and completed his undergraduate work at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, afterwards completing his oral and maxillofacial residency in 1995 at the University of Miami, under the tutelage of world renowned professors Dr. Robert E. Marx, Dr. Arun K. Garg, Dr. Anthony G. Sclar and Dr. Eric R. Carlson.

Dr. Brooks is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and is a physician member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Brooks has previously lead seminars on a variety of topics within the oral and maxillofacial field including the following: contemporary dental implants, obstructive sleep apnea, maxillofacial trauma, maxillary and mandibular reconstruction, cosmetic facial surgery and odontogenic tumors of the mandible and maxilla, among others. He currently holds the position of associate clinical professor at the OU College of Dentistry. His extensive experience has permitted him to serve as oral and maxillofacial surgeon of choice for the OU Athletic Department for the past 21 years. 

Both an active volunteer and board member for the non-profit organization 1040i, Dr. Brooks travels extensively worldwide to perform life-altering surgeries in rural West Africa and China, as well as both Central and South America. He also actively volunteers his time and talents at Good Shepherd Clinic, a free dental clinic in Oklahoma City.


Yacoub Al Sakka, D.D.S.

Dr. Yacoub Al Sakka is an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Graduate Periodontics at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He completed his residency in prosthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. In 2014 he joined the faculty at the OU College of Dentistry.

Dr. Al Sakka is the fixed partial denture course director. His interest is complex rehabilitation of partially and completely edentulous patients. 


Henderson

Robin D. Henderson, D.D.S.

Dr. Robin Henderson is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Originally from Florida, Dr. Henderson moved to Oklahoma with his wife in 2000. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1997, then completed his certificate in periodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Graduate Periodontics Department in 2000. 

Dr. Henderson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He holds numerous professional affiliations within the field of dentistry, and also maintains a private practice in Oklahoma City.


Kessler

James C. Kessler, D.D.S.

Dr. Jim Kessler is a 1977 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He spent 20 years in private practice in Tulsa and 18 years in full-time dental education. During his years spent in higher education, Dr. Kessler taught at both the Medical University of South Carolina and the OU College of Dentistry; he also served as the chairman of the Department of Education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. In 2012, Dr. Kessler returned to the OU College of Dentistry to direct the newly established Advanced Esthetic and Technologies Program. 

Dr. Kessler was honored as the 1987 and 2011 Alumnus of the Year for the OU College of Dentistry and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. 

Upon his retirement from full-time dental education, Dr. Kessler established a one-person dental laboratory, High Country Dental Arts Laboratory, near his home in Colorado. When he is not teaching. Dr. Kessler works as the only technician in this lab. He published many articles, as well as contributions to four textbooks including the most recent fourth edition of Shillingburg’s Fundamental of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Kessler enjoys producing technical illustrations, and he creates all of the illustrations utilized in his presentations. He is an active lecturer for both Dentists and Dental Laboratory Technician groups and has presented over 500 lectures throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia.


Gliddon

Michael Gliddon, D.D.S.

Dr. Michael Gliddon is a native of Plymouth, England who immigrated to the United States at an early age. After graduating high school in Boca Raton, Florida, he spent four years on active duty in the United States Air Force during which he served in Desert Storm. 

Dr. Gliddon attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with the United States Army in 1999 and subsequently attended Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. 

Completing residency in 2004, Dr. Gliddon returned to active duty and immediately deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Gliddon completed his Army career by teaching in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Brooke’s Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and currently maintains a private practice in Lawton, Oklahoma.


Jacobsen

Nancy L. Jacobsen, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Nancy Jacobsen is the chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.  She earned her D.D.S. in 1990 and completed her residency in prosthodontics at OU College of Dentistry in 1995. 

In 1996, Dr. Jacobsen joined the Department of Removable Prosthodontics at OU College of Dentistry. In 2007 she was appointed as chair of the Oral Implantology Department and held that position until 2014. At that time, she was appointed chair of the newly organized Prosthodontics Department comprised of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology, and occlusion.  

Dr. Jacobsen has received several awards including Outstanding Clinical Professor, Outstanding Classroom Professor and Outstanding Full-Time Faculty. In 2014 she received the Outstanding Professorial Achievement Award from the OU College of Dentistry. She has presented continuing education on topics of implant dentistry and prosthodontics.


Mullasseril

Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Paul Mullasseril is the Assistant Dean of Clinical and Preclinical Education at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He earned his D.D.S. in 1998. He completed his residency in prosthodontics at the OU College of Dentistry in 1994, and completed a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1996. 

In 1998, Dr. Mullasseril joined the department of Removable Prosthetics at the OU College of Dentistry and served as Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics from 2002 to 2008. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of Restorative Dentistry; and in 2015, he was appointed Assistant Dean. 

Dr. Mullaseril received the Outstanding Full-Time Faculty award from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Council in both 2000 and 2014. He serves as Consultant and Key Opinion leader for Imtec Corporation, as well as Park Dental Research and Global Dental. He has presented dental continuing education on the topics of removable prosthetics and implant dentistry, both nationally and internationally.


Hasabe

Joy Hasebe, D.D.S.

Dr. Joy S. Hasebe is a clinical associate professor of oral implantology and removable prosthodontics at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She earned her D.D.S. in from the OU College of Dentistry in 2002. In addition, she also completed both a residency in Advanced General Dentistry in 2003 and a fellowship in Comprehensive Dentistry in 2004, both at the OU College of Dentistry. 

In 2004, Dr. Hasebe joined the OU College of Dentistry as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Oral Implantology and Removable Prosthodontics.  Dr. Hasebe was the co-recipient of the Outstanding Department Award in 2008, 2014 and 2016.


Koticha

Tapan Koticha, B.D.S., M.D.S.

Dr. Tapan Koticha is the director of the Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He earned his dental degree in 2000 from the University of Mumbai, India. He then received a master’s degree in Prosthodontics from the National University of Singapore in 2008 and taught prosthodontics there for three years thereafter. Dr. Koticha completed his training in Periodontics at the University of Michigan in 2014.

He joined the Department of Periodontics at the OU College of Dentistry in 2014, and in 2016 was named the director of the program.

Dr. Koticha as published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry. He has received numerous awards such as the Ben Duff Award for Excellence (2012), the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery (2014-15) and the Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence (2014). 

Additional Information

Parking

Complimentary parking is available on the first level of the Stonewall Parking Garage (P4). Please bring your parking ticket with you to the course for validation. Click here to view a campus map.

Note: If you are a recent graduate of the OU College of Dentistry, please remove your parking sticker from your back window to avoid a ticket. 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

For out-of-town guests, hotel accommodations can be made at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center, located at 714 N. Phillips Ave. in Oklahoma City. The Embassy Suites is located within one mile of the OU College of Dentistry and offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from campus.

To make a reservation, call (405) 239-3900. Mention you are with the OU College of Dentistry’s Continuing Education Implant Course to receive a discounted rate of $139 per night. 

 

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