Alberta Implant Residency Training Program

Alberta Implant Residency (A.I.R) Program

This annual dental implant training mini-series is structured towards general practitioners interested in learning the foundational, prosthetic and surgical skills in the field of Dental Implantology. This program is taught by qualified general practitioners and specialists, who will provide an unparalleled learning experience to prepare you and your practice for implants.

New two level program format for 2021

The A.I.R program will be split into two levels: an Online Theory program (level 1) and the Hands-On Surgical program (level 2). Participants may begin their journey into implants by taking the Theory program and have the option of 2 years to take the hands-on level 2 to complete the full residency program. The Theory Program allows participants to gain knowledge in implants and the requirements for developing that program in their practice while also acting as a prerequisite for those wishing to complete the full program. 
The Theory program is $1,800 for 40 CE and theHands-on program costs $14,450.

All about the Implant Residency Program

Theory - Online Program

This informative and in-depth course will cover the following topics in a mix of self paced online learning and live online lectures.
Introduction to Implantology & History & Survey Review
Biomechanics, Biomimetics and Biomaterials - Osseointegration
Record Collection
Dental Photography
Case Presentations
Introduction to Virtual Treatment Planning
Head & Neck Anatomy Review
Bone Physiology & Wound Healing
Patient Selection Criteria – Medical – Dental History, Chief Complaint, Esthetics, Malocclusion
Medical Pharmacology
Informed Consent & Record Keeping
Fee Guide Codes for Implant Therapy – Surgical & Prosthetic
Basic Surgical Armamentarium
Aseptic Technique – lecture & practical
Local Anesthesia
Simple and Surgical Extraction Techniques
Introduction to Implant Prosthetic Kits
Importance of Surgical Guides In Implant Surgical
Treatment Planning for Surgical Guide Fabrication
Surgical guide Planning demo
Prosthetic topics
Review of Cases from Participants – Session 1
$1800, 40CE


Hands-On Surgical Course

The second component of the A.I.R program consists of in person simulation lab and clinical patient surgeries. The hands-on program is broken up into five sessions described below.

Simulation Lab
• Review of Cases from Online Program
• Introduction to Implant Surgery
• Introduction of the Drilling System CLT System
• Introduction to to the Surgical - Astra, Nobel Biocare & Straumann demonstrations
• Pre-Prosthetic Check List
• Surgical Flaps and Suturing Techniques
• Hands on Suturing Session
• Hands on Temporary Fabrication
• Custom impressions copings

Live Surgery Sessions

Surgery Session 1

Surgery Session 2

Prosthetic Sessions

Prosthetic Session 1

Prosthetic Session 2