5th Annual Dental Implant Symposium (2018)

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Begin Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Lexington, KY


Registration: 8 am ET
CE Credit: 6 credit hours
In-Person Location: University of Kentucky Hospital – Pavilion A Auditorium, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY
Distance Location(s): None
Educational Methods: Illustrated Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation
Tuition: Continental breakfast and lunch included. 
Registration closes on March 9, 2018.

  Before February 16, 2018 After February 16, 2018
Dentist   $245   $265
Auxiliary   $125   $140
Auxiliary w/dentist   $95   $105


The 2018 symposium, Future of Dental Implants, What we Know, What we Don't Know, What we Should Know, will address the latest developments in implant dentistry guiding clinicians to improve their surgical and restorative dental implant skills. Attendees will become familiar with the most current techniques to help simplify treatment and predictably provide outstanding clinical results. Every lecture will focus on a clear and crisp “take-home” solution for the general practitioner or specialist, which can immediately benefit patient care.

Course Description 

Implant experts and internationally recognized speakers will share their knowledge and expertise in areas including:

  • New techniques for implant bed preparation;
  • Surgical approaches for successful implant restorations;
  • Soft and hard tissue management for clinical success;
  • CBCT for dental implant planning;
  • CAD/CAM technology opening new restorative treatment techniques;
  • New loading protocol for implant retained mandibular overdenture; and
  • Highlighting medical conditions and risks associated with dental implants.

NOTE: The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures. 

Course Objectives

The program will present evidence-based techniques for quality dental implant management. Participants will learn:
  • How to identify appropriate cases and treatment planning with collaboration between disciplines to provide the best quality of implant therapy and avoid complications.  
  • Important up-to-date concepts in the management of dental implants utilizing current and modern technology.

Program Agenda

  • 8 am  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast/Viewing of Sponsor Booth/Posters
  • 8:45 am  |  Welcome from Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides, dean UK College of Dentistry
  • 9 am  |  Implant Bed Preparation – Do you see the LIGHT?  -  Dr. Marcus Abboud
  • 10:20 am  |  Break/Exhibit/Posters
  • 10:40 am  |  Do Hard and Soft Tissue Integration Remain the Only Clinical Success Criteria for Modern Implant Practice?  -  Dr. Leo Malin
  • 12 pm   |  Lunch/Exhibit/Posters
  • 1 pm   |  Surgical Approaches for Successful Implant Restorations: Past, Present, and Future - Dr. Peter Moy
  • 2:30 pm   |  Break/Exhibit/Poster Judging
  • 3 pm   |  New Loading Protocol for Implant Retained Mandibular Overdenture - Dr. Ahmad Kutkut
  • 4 pm   |  Break/Exhibit/Poster 
  • 4:20 pm   |  Medical Conditions and Risks Associated with Dental Implants - Dr. Craig Miller
  • 4:50 pm   |  Appreciation Certificates for Speakers and Sponsors – Awards for Poster-Winners - Dr. Tom McConnell
  • 5 pm   |  Closing Remarks and Adjournment

*Schedule subject to change. 

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates this activity on March 16, 2018 for 6 hours of continuing education credits.  


Featured Speakers:

Dr. Leo Malin received his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in 1991. He maintains a private practice in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Malin’s dental practice is exclusively limited to the surgical and restorative phases of Implant Dentistry.  Dr Malin is also the Director of the Implantology and Bone Grafting Courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He is the instructor of a variety of courses each year, ranging from implant basics to advanced surgical and restorative protocols. Doctors across North America and abroad attend these courses. Dr. Malin is also the director of the implant surgical program at the Dominican Training Institute in the Dominican Republic. Early in his career, Dr. Malin discovered that the implant placement techniques typically used would not deliver a standard, predictable result. Because of this Dr. Malin, along with other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, has developed an occlusion based implant placement technique. This technique integrates the latest technologies to guarantee implant case control. This technique has also led to four United States patents and provided exceptional clinical implant surgical and restorative results. Dr. Malin additionally lectures at venues across North America on full mouth reconstructions and implant placements.  He has received a variety of awards from his contributions in implant and neuromuscular dentistry.  

Peter Moy, DMD, is a clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the first person to hold the Nobel Biocare Endowed Chair in Surgical Implant Dentistry. He also serves as the director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center and the Straumann Surgical Dental Clinic. Dr. Moy treat patients in the UCLA Straumann Surgical Dental Clinic as well as in his private practice located in Brentwood, California. Dr. Moy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a general practice residency at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his oral & maxillofacial surgery training at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Moy is an associate editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and a reviewing editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. 

UK Speakers: 

Dr. Marcus Abboud graduated from the University of Bonn (Germany) in 1996 and started his Prosthodontic residency there in 1997. In 2000, he received his Doctorate in Prosthodontics. From 2001 through 2003, he worked in the Department of Dental Research (Material Science) at the University before joining the Oral Surgery Certificate Program in 2003. He successfully completed the program in 2007. Furthermore, he received his Expert Certification in CBCT Technology and Diagnostics in 2010 from the Dental Medical Association Nordrhein. Dr. Abboud has authored many publications, including research articles and book chapters. He has lectured extensively on CAD/CAM technology, digital dentistry, implantology, bone grafting, guided surgery and CBCT/CT diagnostic imaging. He has given many training courses on new technologies for implant treatment and has been involved in research for over 14 years. He has acted as a consultant for different manufacturers regarding new digital technologies and implantology. He holds many patents, being used in various countries, which provide new digital solutions for dentistry. Dr. Abboud joined the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (NY, USA) in 2011 as the Founding Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology. The department includes the Division of Diagnostic Imaging. Currently Dr. Abboud is an associate dean for Digital Dentistry at UKCD. 

Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS, FICOI, DICI, is the Director of Predoctoral Implant Program and an Associate Professor at University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Division of Prosthodontics since 2011. In 2010, Dr. Kutkut completed a Master Degree and a Certificate in Prosthodontics at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Kutkut completed a two year certificate program in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. In 2005, Dr. Kutkut completed a certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Kutkut is an active member of ADEA, ITI, ACP, ICOI, and IAP. Presently Dr. Kutkut is a reviewer for many scientific journals such as; “Journal of Prosthodontics”, and “Journal of Oral Implantology”. Dr. Kutkut lectures both nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles and abstracts. In addition to his teaching, research, writing and lecturing, Dr. Kutkut is currently maintains a practice limited to Implants, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS, is Professor of Oral Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and College of Medicine and is the editor of the Oral Medicine Section of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics. He has more than 160 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs in the areas of oral viral infections, dental management and oral manifestations of systemic disease, and dental pharmacology and is well known for the three textbooks he has co-authored: The Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Treatment Planning, and Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient. He is the Past-President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine & Pathology Group in the American Association of Dental Research.


Thank you to our event sponsors: 

  • ADL
  • Bien Air
  • Dreve
  • Geistlich Biomaterials
  • Implant-One
  • Nobel Biocare
  • Straumann
  • Zimmer Biomet


UKCD thanks Straumann USA, Bien-Air Dental, BioHorizons, Dreve, Implant One, Geistlich-Biomaterials, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer Biomet, and ADL Laboratory for their unrestricted educational grants in support of this continuing education program.  

Conflict of Interest
Our speaker(s) has no proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and or company that will be discussed of considered during this presentation.  If they do, this has been noted in the promotional material and/or will be made available to participants at the start of the course. 

As a continuing education provider, UK College of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education courses for which credit is provided. The college is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest or the faculty/speakers presenting those courses.

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University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental cars or travel agencies in the event of a course cancellation.

A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund less a $50 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing one week prior to the course date, with no refund thereafter. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note
that a written request must be received by our office before a refund may be processed. Registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course within the same academic year.


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