September 23-25, 2010

Academic Outreach in Carlsbad, California
Lecture/Hands-On Course
A Fully Simulated Comprehensive Implant Placement Course


This advanced course is designed to give dentists an intensive and comprehensive, fully simulated hands-on experience in implant dentistry. The program will be held in Carlsbad, California at the new state-of-the-art Zimmer Institute.

The institute is all about training with its sophisticated labs, audiovisual equipment and lecture facilities with advanced and realistic patient treatment mannequins. Participants are encouraged to bring models and x-rays of cases that they would like reviewed during a treatment planning session.

• Develop treatment planning skills, rationale, and scientific basis for the clinical practice of simple and complex implant cases.
• Become adept at implant placement and soft tissue handling.
• Gain experience with the latest implant surgery and prosthetic implant instrumentation.
• Gain surgical knowledge and hands-on training in immediate load, extraction and immediate implant placement, socket preservation techniques, block grafts, sinus lifting, cancellous grafting and membrane techniques.
• Learn and perform prosthodontic procedures on advanced mannequin models with single unit, multiple unit, and edentulous scenarios in a hands-on environment.

COL (RET) WENDELL A. EDGIN, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., obtained his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1980 and completed his General Practice residency at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in 1981. Dr. Edgin completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1990 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Currently, Dr. Edgin is in private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Antonio, Texas. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School from July 2001 to November 1, 2006.

Prior to his position at the Dental School, Dr. Edgin served as the Department Chairman and Director of the Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center. In addition, he also served as the Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to the Surgeon General. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal with one device.

Dr. Edgin has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery topics. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves on the examination committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

BRIAN L. MEALEY, D.D.S., M.S., received his dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1983. He attained his specialty certificate in Periodontics from Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base in 1990 and a Master of Science in Periodontics from The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, Dr. Mealey is the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Periodontics and Graduate Program Director of the U.S. Air Force Periodontics Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Mealey is a Director of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published over 80 articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters in the scientific literature. In addition, he is the co-editor and author of 2 textbooks: Periodontal Medicine, published in 2000, and Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery, and Implants, published in 2004.

He has won several awards for research, including the Balint Orban Memorial Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the F. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award, presented by the AAP for work related to bone regeneration and dental implants. He has also received the Fellowship Award from the AAP for distinguished service. Dr. Mealey has served the AAP on many committees and on the Board of Trustees. He is also a Consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.

IVY S. SCHWARTZ, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., earned her DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1982. She received a certificate in Prosthodontics in 1984 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Schwartz is familiar with a wide variety of implant restorations as well as surgical aspects of implant dentistry. She has been involved with the undergraduate implant lecture and clinical programs at the UTHSCSA dental school since 1995. She has presented numerous CE courses and national level presentations. In 2004 she designed and implemented the undergraduate
implant program at UNLV. She is Co-Director for the General Dentistry Implant Selective for seniors. This program is a didactic and hands-on clinic program for seniors to experience both the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry.

Currently she is a Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is Course Director for the General Dentistry Senior Clinic Program and maintains a part-time private practice.

RONALD G. VERRETT, D.D.S., M.S., attained both his dental and M.S. degrees from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Dental School in 1979 and 1987 respectively. Continuing his postgraduate training with the U.S. Air Force, he completed a General Practice Residency at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana in 1980 followed by a Prosthodontic Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in 1987. Dr. Verrett is currently an Associate Professor and the Assistant Program Director of the Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Residency, Department of Prosthodontics, at UHSCSA. He also participates in an active intramural prosthodontic practice with emphasis on dental implant restorations and comprehensive oral rehabilitation.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Dental School, he served as the Chief of Prosthodontics and Prosthodontics Training Officer of Advanced Education in the General Dentistry Residency program at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Dr. Verrett’s area of research interest includes clinical prosthodontics, sleep disordered breathing, dental implants, dental materials, and dental laboratory technology. He has authored numerous papers, abstracts, and a textbook chapter, mentored numerous Master of Science thesis projects and served as a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics.

In addition to membership in numerous professional affiliations, Dr. Verrett is a consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Among his numerous honors, he was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Fraternity and was recipient of the UTHSCSA Dental Teaching Excellence Award in 2004. While serving in the Air Force, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medical, First Oak Leaf Cluster in 1997 and Second Oak Leaf Cluster in 2000.

Check-in, receive materials and scrubs:
Wednesday, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Carlsbad Inn
For reservations: 800-235-3939 or 760-434-7020
Program: Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
All sessions have working lunches

The Zimmer Institute
Carlsbad, California (just north of San Diego)

Dentist: $2000
Dentist: $2000 - 20% = $1600
Dentist: $2000 - 15% = $1700

Two Step Savings
Register before July 26, 2010 to receive a 20% discount.
Register before August 25, 2010 to receive a 15% discount.

CREDIT (Course Code: 130541A)
AGD Code 690 Hours 21

The Dental School thanks Zimmer for their educational grant in support of this continuing education program.

To register, please complete the registration form

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