ICOI Winter Implant Symposium

Miami, Florida | February 12-14, 2016 | Trump National Doral Miami


Febuary 12-14, 2016


Miami, Florida
Trump National Doral Miami

Welcome to Miami,

Welcome to sunny Miami, Florida, the home of the ICOI’s Winter ICOI Symposium! There is no doubt that the ICOI has helped to educate more clinicians on dental implants and related procedures around the globe than any other implant organization worldwide. The goal of our ICOI Winter Implant Symposium is to focus on bringing a great line-up of world-class speakers to the podium, and specifically many speakers who have yet to share their insight, knowledge, and experience to our membership at an ICOI meeting held in the US.

This will be a truly international podium, showcasing new protocols for immediate loading, exciting research, bone grafting applications, zygomatic implants, advances in restorative materials, advances in the ever-evolving world of digital dentistry... read more


Symposium Schedule

Pre-Symposium courses start Friday at 8:00am

8:00 - 12:00

Pre-Symposium Courses

AGD Code: 695

Revolutionizing Solutions for the Edentulous Patient - New Advancements and Alternatives

Dr. Mark Montana
Fee: Gratis

Sponsored By: Zest - Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

Treatment for the edentulous patient has evolved throughout the past several decades, yet current research shows only 6% of denture wearers retain their prosthesis with dental implants. This limited penetration clearly demonstrates an enormous opportunity if we can align treatment options with patient needs and expectations. This presentation will review new product innovations that provide clinicians with cost-conscious products that may increase case acceptance, without sacrificing the quality of the restoration. These new innovations include the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant (LODI) System, a sophisticated narrow diameter implant with a detachable LOCATOR Abutment; LOCATOR® R-Tx™, the next generation of the world’s leading removable overdenture attachment system; and LOCATOR® F-Tx™, a new, first of its kind fixed full arch restorative system that features minimal component costs, maximized esthetics, no screw channels or cement, increased framework strength and ease of prosthesis removal for the clinician.

AGD Code: 693

Dental Implants: Complications, Mishaps and Failures

Dr. Walter Kucaba
Fee: Gratis

Sponsored By: Dental Implant Technologies/Hi Tec Implants, LTD– Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016- GOLD SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

Nothing is forever and neither are dental implants and their restorations. This course is designed to expose the clinician to the variety of complications that can and do occur. It will include everything from loose screws and broken bars to fractured abutments and implant bodies. Specific cases will be shown to demonstrate each complication as well as the step by step procedure to manage these difficult types of complications.

Course Objectives:

This course will enable clinicians to be able to recognize and manage complications that occur to implant fixtures, screws, abutments, bars and more.

This course will enable the clinician to diagnose problems with implants and implant supported prosthesis and what to do to restore function.

AGD Code: 690

Full-Arch Implant Solutions: Overdentures or Fixed Monolithic Zirconia

Dr. Paresh Patel
Fee: Gratis

Sponsored By: Glidewell Laboratories– Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - GOLD SPONSOR

Hands- On Course, Attendance is limited

Dr. Paresh Patel takes an in-depth look at the latest full-arch implant solutions, from the basic overdenture to the monolithic zirconia implant prosthesis. He explores the advantages of each restorative option, reviews their treatment protocols, and explains the clinical considerations involved in determining the ideal solution for each patient. This course also includes the opportunity for a hands-on experience with the Hahn™ Tapered Implant System. Topics include:

Course Objectives:

The pros and cons of removable vs. fixed implant restorations

Why the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis? Hint: no breakage

Provisionalizing fully edentulous implant cases

Converting overdentures to fixed restorations

The use of Hahn Tapered Implants in full-arch indications

Digital treatment planning and when to consider guided surgery

Immediate extraction and implant placement for full-arch restorations

The use and clinical benefits of PMMA temporaries

Immediate conversion of the patient’s denture at the time of implant placement

AGD Code: 690

Immediate Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Optimizing Soft Tissue Outcomes Conservatively

Dr. Guido Sarnachiaro
Fee: Gratis

Sponsored By: BioHorizons – Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - SILVER SPONSOR

Hands-on Course, Attendance is limited

The improvement of implant design has enabled us to place immediate implants and a provisional restoration predictably when treatment is done in the esthetic zone. Moreover, the fabrication of an immediate provisional is becoming a key factor for tissue management. Tissue support, emergence profile and the provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons. Sockets classification will be discussed and a step-by-step socket specific protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.

AGD Code: 734

Hit it Out of the Ballpark – Exceeding Patient’s Expectations – New Technologies to Enhance Patient Satisfaction; Treatment Planning, Anesthesia, Superior Esthetics, Occlusion and Final Deliver

Drs. Jack Krauser & Steven H. Feit
Fee: Gratis

Sponsored By: DentalVibe – Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - SILVER SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

This presentation will highlight a series of contemporary cases and illustrate the various steps necessary that lead to an exceptionally high comfort and high predictability yielding superior patient outcome.
Included are a variety of treatment plans and case types; novel occlusal setup considerations, use of injection comfort system making anesthesia virtually unnoticed, soft tissue laser to sculpt optimal tissue framing and a streamlined case delivery.

Course Objectives:

Proven “Gate Theory” explanation of pain management and demonstration of the device that incorporates “pain free injections” for your patients.

Predictability of setting up the occlusion for a positive long-term result.

Grooming of soft tissue framing with CO2 laser for high esthetic demand.

Case Sequencing and delivery from single to multiple treatment in the “terminal dentition”.

AGD Code: 691

Avoiding Complications in the Treatment of the Posterior Maxilla

Dr. Randolph R. Resnik
Fee: $200 (10% to be donated to IDREF)

Sponsored By: Misch International Implant Institute– Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016- SILVER SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

Implant treatment involving the edentulous posterior maxilla often presents a significant challenge due to inadequate bone quantity and quality. Treatment options will be discussed to increase success rates and decrease morbidity. Complications involving “closed” vs. “open” augmentation procedures will be reviewed including post-operative infections, bone loss, and implant failure. A pharmacologic regimen will be discussed of the treatment of preoperative sinus disease and post-operative infections.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this program, attendees will:

Understand treatment options of the posterior maxilla to decrease implant morbidity

Understand the indications of “closed” vs. “open” techniques

Be able to identify pre-operative maxillary sinus pathology and the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis associated with bone graft/implant placement in the posterior maxilla

AGD Code: 691

Socket Grafting for Implant Placement

Dr. John Russo
Fee: $225 (10% to be donated to IDREF)

Sponsored By: Salvin Dental Specialties - Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - SILVER SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

The success of a dental implant depends largely on the quality and quantity of bone at the time of placement. Grafting a socket at the time of extraction can facilitate the implant placement and in many situations save time and money for the patient by eliminating more involved grafts at a later date. This lecture will review a classification of sockets with a decision tree of techniques to graft based on the anatomy of the remaining socket. Consideration will also be taken to preserve and create an adequate zone of keratinized tissue. This course will include a hands-on portion in the order the practice techniques are discussed.

Course Objectives:

Understand the ideal quality and quantity of bone necessary for long term implant success

Understand socket grafting techniques and materials available to predictably grow bone

Gain hands-on experience of socket grafting techniques

Know: when to do immediate placement, flap, when to use fast resorbing collagen or slow resorbing membrane, what to do if the entire buccal plate is missing (wide vs narrow), how long to wait before placing an implant

AGD Code: 691

A Novel Approach to Simplify Implant Placement in Narrow Ridges

Prof. Tomaso Vercellotti
Fee: $275 (10% to be donated to IDREF)

Sponsored By: Piezosurgery- Pre-Symposium Course Miami 2016 - SILVER SPONSOR

Attendance is Limited

This course will introduce the participants to a novel approach to implant placement in the ridges. Specifically, new, wedge-shaped implants, to be used in association with Piezosurgery will be introduced. The course will also cover the surgical protocol and hands on placement of implants in narrow ridge bone models.

Course Objectives:

Review and understand the clinical decision-making process regarding implant restoration of narrow ridges

Review clinical cases treated with wedge-shaped implants and learn about the advantages of this innovative technique

Learn a new surgical technique for placing novel wedge-shaped implants in narrow ridges without the need for prior augmentation procedures

12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Opening Comments: Drs. Kenneth Judy and Gerard Scortecci

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Carl Misch: Extract and Immediate Implant Placement

1:00 p.m. to 2: 00 p.m.

Drs. Alessandro and Andrea Agnini: Digital Dental Revolution: The Learning Curve, Part One

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dr. German Gallucci: Esthetic Integration for Implant-Prosthetic Rehabilitations

3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Drs. Alessandro and Andrea Agnini: Digital Dental Revolution: The Learning Curve, Part Two

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Dr. Selim Pamuk: Immediate Temporization with Custom Abutment, CAD/CAM Approach

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Orlando Alvarez: Why We Should Screw Our Full Arch Restoration

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Peter Pizzi, MDT,CDT: Esthetic Realities for Today and Tomorrow

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Craig Misch: The Lazarus Graft: Allogeneic Bone Blocks with rhBMP-2 for Ridge Augmentation

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Lesley David: Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Maxilla- Surgical and Prosthetic Considerations

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Josep Oliva: Ceramic Implants: 10+ Years of Experience

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Christian Coachman: The Virtual Lab - The Future Now!

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Aldo Vicari Padovan: Surgical And Prosthetics Dento-Facial Implant Case Design to Reach the "Wow" Esthetic Result

5:15p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Dr. Marco Rinaldi: Computer Guided Applications for Bone Grafting and Reconstructive Surgery

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Alain Simonpieri: Requirements for Successful Immediate Loading

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Steven Guttenberg: Digital CBCT 3-D Imaging: Useful Tool or Unnecessary Expense for Implant Surgeons?

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lars Hansson, MDT, CDT: A Systematic Approach to Predictable Full Arch Monolithic Zirconium Restoration: From the Lab Bench to Delivery

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Gerald T. Grant: Medical Imaging and Additive Manufacturing Considerations in the Design of Surgical Guides and Medical Devices

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Scott D. Ganz : Blueprints for Success: Enhancing Dental Implant and Bone Grafting Procedures Through Advances in Digital Technology

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prof. Tomaso Vercellotti: Can The Ultraosseointegration Process and New Implant Shape Improve Clinical Implantology in the 21st Century?

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Paul Ouellette: Evolution of Provisional Placeholder Implants, Ortho-crowns, Ortho-veneers used for Implant Site Preparation and Preservation

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Dr. Christian Makary: Sinus Lift Procedures: Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Advances

Friday, February 12, 2016

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Judy Bendit – The Myth, Legends and Realities of OTC Products

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Christine Taxin – Evolve Your Dental Practice into a Wellness Center

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ADIA Hands-On Workshops

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

ADIA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, February 13, 2016

8:00 am– 9:00 am

Michelle Kratt – 10 Things Patients Tell Others but Not You on SOCIAL MEDIA!

9:00 am– 10:00 am

Dr. Avi Schetritt: Accelerated Wound Healing Using Biological Modifiers

10:00 am– 10:30 am


10:30 am -11:30 am

Michele Strange and Ivy Zellmer: Reducing Failures: Understanding Implants and Helping Patients Keep Them

11:30 am -12:30 pm

Vavi Bohbot – Cutting Edge Approach to Implant Dentistry

12:30 pm– 1:30 pm


1:30 pm– 2:30 pm

Yva Khalil – Treatment Planning – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

11:30 am -12:30 pm

Vavi Bohbot – Cutting Edge Approach to Implant Dentistry

2:30 pm– 3:30 pm

Christine Taxin – Insurance Coding for Oral Surgery: Extractions, Implants and Periodontal Procedures

3:30 pm– 4:00 pm


4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Dr. Mike Calderon - Lateral Wall Sinus Lifts and Immediate Implant Placement

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ann-Marie DePalma – Going Digital: A Guide for Your Office

Sunday, February 14, 2016

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs below are conducted simultaneously in 4 different rooms Please Choose One Program

10:00 am – 10:30 am


12:30 pm– 1:30 pm


3:00 pm -3:30 pm




Ann-Marie DePalma

Rationale for Dental Implants; Classification and Definitions of Dental Implants; Contraindications; Implant/tissue interfaces; Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning; Implant Surgical & Prosthodontic Procedures; Maintenance and Evaluation Procedures; Management of Implant Complications and Failures.



Vavi Bohbot

Classification and Definitions of Dental Implants; Indications & Contraindications; Biomechanics & Biomaterials; Client Evaluation, Assessment and Selection; Treatment Planning, Site Selection, and Implant Selection; Implant Complications and Failures; Surgical Templates & Stents; Pharmacology & Sedation; Surgical Preparation and Infection Control; Surgical Procedures; Sinus Lifts, Bone Grafts, Tissue Regeneration; Prosthetic Procedures; Provisional Prostheses & Fabrication of Temporaries; Impressions; Laboratory Considerations.



Yva Khalil

Terminology and Definitions; Case Presentation & Handling Objections; Commonly Asked Questions and Appropriate Responses; Fee Presentation; Financial Options and Arrangements; Risk Management, Documentation and Record Keeping; Practice Plans and Marketing; Referrals; Intra/Inter-Office Communications.



Michelle Kratt

Attracting New Patients; Marketing; Office Brochures; Customized Informational Packets; Pre-Treatment Planning; Presenting Fees; Payment Options; Documentation; Record Keeping & Consent Forms; Appointment Scheduling; Inventory Control; Inter/Intra Office Communications; Laboratory Communications


This ADIA Symposium is designed to enhance the role of each auxiliary on the implant team. The program will highlight strategies for success while focusing on increasing the understanding of the auxiliaries’ responsibilities during implant treatment. A major goal is to evaluate the interaction of implant patients and team members and review methods the team can apply to help guide patients through implant therapy and its various components to help create an efficient and effective implant team. The certification programs will present the newest technology and research related to implant dentistry.


At the completion of the two and a half day auxiliary session attendees will:
• Understand the implications of systemic health to oral health
• Learn about over the counter products patients can utilize
• Understanding the proper coding for implant procedures
• Review aspects of implant treatment planning
• Understand simple to complex surgical and restorative procedures for implant dentistry
• Learn best practices for implant maintenance protocols

The ADIA Hands-On Workshops will offer a variety of small group interactions related to:
Hygiene Instrumentation, Patient home care, Case Acceptance, Insurance for implants, Social Media & Marketing, Surgical Set-Up, Laboratory considerations, Implant Parts & Pieces, Practice Software & More

A major goal of the ADIA educational programs is to help create well-rounded, cross trained auxiliaries.  There is value in having a team that is trained in ALL aspects of implant dentistry as well as the personal value the auxiliary will possess.  We hope that all team members will aspire to achieve Fellowship in the ADIA and one means of attaining this goal is to be sure to attend each of the certification programs regardless of your given position in the practice.  We respect the individual needs of our attendees and encourage them to review the doctors’ main podium topics for areas of advanced needs and interests with attendance at no cost. For more information please go to www.adiaonline.org.

The ADIA has gone “Green” and will no longer provide printed handouts for participants at meetings. ADIA pre-registered participants will receive an email with a password to access the ADIA website in order to print the handouts themselves. Handouts will be available on the website 2 weeks prior to each meeting and for 3 weeks after. It is important that all ADIA registrants provide their email address to the main ICOI office at icoi@dentalimplants.com. For onsite registrants, the ADIA web address and password will be provided in the registration packet. In this way, on site registrants can print the handouts at their hotel or wait until after the meeting.

Hotel Information

Sunshine, Golf Courses, Great food and accommodations

Spend three days in beautiful Miami Florida at the Trump National Doral Miami.

Hotel Information

Trump National Doral Miami

4400 NW 87th Ave

Miami, FL 33178

(305) 592-2000
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