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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 course will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skill sets to immediately incorporate implant dentistry into their practice. Students will focus on demonstrations, as well as placement and restoration of implants 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 2022 course is now open. 

                                                                                                                                               Register Here

Course Information

2022 Dates and Course Outline

Module I: January 28, 29, 30

Introduction to Dental Implants
Implant Restoration from a Prosthetic Perspective/Restorative Driven Implant Placement
Sterilization and Asepsis
Bone Biology and Osteo-Integration
Radiology for the Dental Implant Surgeon
Hands-on Treatment Planning with Implant Planning Software
Implant Surgical Templates/Guides
Hands-on Fabrication of Provisional Restoration
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Cadaver Lab

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

Module II: March 18, 19, 20

Pharmacology as it Relates to Dental Implant Surgery
Flap Designs and Suturing Techniques
Sinus Lifts, Floor of Nose Lift and Sinus Tap
Cadaver Lab 
Treatment Planning
Implant-Related Bone Grafting
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration

Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration

Module III: April 22, 23, 24

Reading CBCT's and Planning for Surgery
Flap Designs and Suturing Techniques
Surgery on Patient 1 Model with Guide
Reading CBCT's and Planning for Surgery
Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 1
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 2

Live Stage I Surgery Demonstration
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 1
Live Surgery - Type I Dental Implant on Patient 2

Module IV: June 24, 25, 26

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
Screw Retained vs. Cemented Restorations (Pros & Cons)

Module V: July 15, 16, 17

Live Surgery Demonstration
Delivery of Prosthesis on Patient 1 and 2
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

  • 75 Hours of didactic instruction and 40 hours of hands on experience
  • Cadaver dissection and placement of implant
  • 1:2 faculty to attendee ratio during surgical procedures
  • Three 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

A $1,000 discount* will be given to recent graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. If you graduated in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 or 2016, 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 while others are valued professionals within the Oklahoma dental community. Click on each course instructor's name to read a brief bio. 


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.


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.


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.


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.

Additional Information


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.


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