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Program Overview

GDIA Hands-on Workshop Program is a one to two day classroom style workshop with hands-on application. Focusing on specific field of implant dentistry per event, doctors will take home in-depth background and clinical techniques for immediate application. Total of five topics are provided by GDIA, implant restoration, soft tissue management, sinus augmentation, guided bone regeneration (GBR) & ridge preservation, Biological Enhancer.

  • Implant Restorative Concepts Made Easy : This one day program of lecture, case presentations, and extensive hands-on exercises. It is designed for dentist who wants to learn how to diagnose and treat partially edentulous implant cases by understanding CT and Cone Beam scans, components of implant systems, restoration sequences in fixed prosthodontics, selecting the best type of abutments, and complication prevention.
  • Soft Tissue Augmentation : This two day program of lecture, video, and hands-on will focus on all aspects of soft tissue handling techniques, as well as the fundamental understanding a clinician needs to master this very tricky area. The instructor will review the existing evidence on the science of osseointegration, and clinical studies that validate long-term health of dental implant restoration. The presenter will highlight various innovations in soft and hard tissue handling techniques in recent years.
  • Sinus Augmentation : This two day program of lecture, video, and hands-on workshop will focus on all aspects of sinus augmentation from the “classic” lateral window approach to a number of crestal or, internal techniques. The numerous gadgets, devices and approaches will be discussed with clinical examples to discern the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty side of this arena. Utilization of piezoelectric surgery devise and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) will be covered in detail.
  • Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) & Ridge Preservation : This one day program of lecture, video, and hands-on workshop will cover innovative and minimally invasive ridge augmentation. Basics and fundamentals of ridge preservation bone grafting techniques are discussed to better prepare the extraction site for future implant surgery. Instructor will review different techniques to identify and manage complications on bone regeneration.
  • Biological Enhancer : This one day program of lecture, video and hands-on workshop will cover up-to-date techniques and knowledge on concentrated growth factor (CGF), platelet rich fibrin (PRF), and autologous fibrin glue (AFG), known as biological enhancer. The instructor will focus on the fundamentals and background of the topic, and practical use of the biological enhancer on daily basis, as well as informing the benefit and patient consultation.
287-14 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from the California Dental Board and AGD PACE at the time of completion

Program Instructors

Jin Y. Kim
Tony Daher
Dong-Seok Sohn
Jone Kim

Course Dates

  • 2-Days Sinus Augmentation Hands-on Workshop
    • Date: March 12 – 13, 2016
    • Location: 6 Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA
  • 2-Days Soft Tissue Hands-on Workshop
    • Date: June 4 – 5, 2016
    • Location: 500 Stephenson Hwy. Suite 100, Troy, MI, 48083, USA
  • Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) & Ridge Preservation
    • Date: September 17th, 2016
    • Location: 6 Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA
  • Implant Fixed Restoration Concepts, Made Easy
    • Date: September 18th, 2016
    • Location: 1413 Foothill Blvd., Ste. A, La Verne, CA 91750, USA
  • CGF, PRF & AFG Hands-on Workshop
    • Date: September 24th, 2016
    • Location: San Diego, CA, USA
    • Date: October 15th, 2016
    • Location: Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA
    • Date: November 19th, 2016
    • Location: Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA


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Program Tuition

  • Tuition fee
    • 1 Day Program : USD $ 1,195
    • 2 Day Program : USD $ 2,500
  • Method of Payment
    • Check: Make the payment payable to Global Dental Implant Academy or GDIA
    • Credit Card: cards

Contact information

Tel : + 1 (323) 617-4141Fax : + 1 (323) 617-4145E-mail : info@gdia.com

Finance payment also available, contact for more detail:

Refunds are granted only if a written cancellation notification is received at least 31 days before the course. 50% of the tuition minus processing fee will be refunded if cancellation occurs within 21 days before this course. No refund is granted afterwards. A $75 fee is withheld for processing. Cancellation must be notified in writing by E-mailing to info@gdia.com. For additional registrations, Xerox and send.

2-Days Sinus Augmentation Hands-on Workshop

Date : March 12 – 13, 2016
Location : 6 Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA

  • Maxillary sinus anatomy, pathology and histology
  • Surgical approach and treatment plans in the posterior maxilla
  • Keys to sinus bone grafting
  • Sinus graft – rationale
  • Sinus graft – pharmacology
  • Sinus graft – materials
  • Sinus surgery complications
  • Techniques : what is appropriate, what is outdated
  • Use of gadgets & devices: balloons, piezoelectric surgery, osteotomes
  • Treatment planning for the edentulous maxilla
  • Loading protocols

2-Days Soft Tissue Hands-on Workshop

Date : June 4 – 5, 2016
Location : 500 Stephenson Hwy. Suite 100, Troy, MI, 48083, USA

  • The role of soft tissue in teeth and around dental implants
  • Soft tissue graft biology and healing
  • Indications for epithelial graft and subepithelial connective tissue graft
  • Fundamentals of successful allogenic tissue usage
  • When to use acellular dermis or autogenous grafts
  • Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) indications, preparation and use
  • Venipuncture for blood collection
  • Rationale and use of enamel matrix derivative
  • Root treatment to maximize long-term success
  • Root coverage techniques
  • Pedicle flap designs and techniques
  • Palatal harvesting techniques
  • Soft tissue grafting with concurrent GBR therapy
  • Flap designs for GBR procedures
  • Soft tissue enhancement with socket grafting
  • Simplified flap designs and suturing techniques
  • Soft tissue grafting at implant placement
  • Soft tissue site modification at the time of implant placement, uncovery of provisionalization
  • Soft tissue handling in the maxillary sinus graft procedures
  • Instruments and armamentarium
  • Flap modifications for secure primary closure
  • Various closure materials and surgical techniques
  • Pharmacological aspects of soft tissue surgery
  • Use of anti-oxidants to enhance healing potential
  • Pre/post surgical considerations and complications
  • Decision tree for material and technique selection
  • “Sticky bone”, CGF, PRF & AFG

Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) & Ridge Preservation

Date : September 17th, 2016
Location : 6 Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA

  • The fundamental surgical principles in regenerative implant dentistry
  • Concept of selective cell repopulation, used of barrier membrane, and space making
  • Understanding the mucoperiosteal flap
  • Principles of incision design
  • Alveolar bone condition after the extraction
  • Techniques on ridge preservation bone graft
  • Techniques on managing unsalvageable teeth with bone loss, comprised soft tissue and peri-apical lesion
  • “Sticky bone”, CGF, PRF & AFG

Implant Fixed Restoration Concepts, Made Easy

Date : September 18th, 2016
Location : 1413 Foothill Blvd., Ste. A, La Verne, CA 91750, USA

  • Gathering diagnostic data and treatment planning in prosthodontics
  • Understanding CT and Cone Beam scans and the use in diagnosis, and implant planning
  • Understanding the components of implant systems
  • Implant restoration sequences in fixed prosthodontics
  • Selecting the best abutment at different situation
  • Implant provisionals: long and short term options
  • Practical implant occlusion
  • How to prevent implant complications

CGF, PRF & AFG Hands-on Workshop

Date : September 24th, 2016
Location : San Diego, CA, USA

Date : October 15th, 2016
Location : 6 Centerpointe Dr. Suite 600, La Palma, CA, USA

Date : October 22nd, 2016
Location : Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Understand various clinical applications of autologous concentrated growth factors and “sticky bone” using autologous fibrin glue (AFG) for simple and predictable ridge augmentation “Sticky bone”, CGF, PRF & AFG

Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, FACP, FICD

Dr. Tony Daher began practicing dentistry in California in 1982 and his love for teaching promoted him to earn in 1984 a Master’s of Science degree in Medical Education from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Daher received a postgraduate certificate in Prosthodontics in 1988 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the clinic director for the international student program at U.S.C. in 1991; and director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program in Loma Linda University. Dr. Daher is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics in the Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University (LLU) and a Lecturer for the UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Program. He has written many scientific and clinical articles, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of Prosthodontics. Dr. Daher maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in LaVerne, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, and an active member in numerous organizations including the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental society.

Jin Y. Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD

Dr. Jin Y. Kim was born in Korea. He grew up in Sydney Australia, where he attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry from 1982-1986. He furthered his education with an advanced degree in pathology, which was obtained from the Medical School of University of Sydney, graduating with honors in 1988. From 1989-1991, he served as a Christian missionary in his native Korea, having been deployed by the Uniting Church of Australia. Dr. Kim then settled in California, where he completed master's degrees in public health and oral biology, and a three-year specialty residency training program in periodontics and implant surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1999 he became board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and in 2001, became Fellow, and in 2012, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was earned in 2007, and Dr. Kim also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), in 2006, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist in the nation. In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow by the prestigious American College of Dentists (ACD).

Dong-Seok Sohn, DDS, PhD

Dr. Dong-Seok Sohn received his DDS from 1989, DDS : School of Dentistry, Kyungbook National University in 1989. He completed training of oral and maxillofacial Surgery at Catholic University Hospital of Daegu. He is currently Professor (full time faculty) and Chair at Dept. of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Catholic University Medical Center of Daegu 3056-6, Daemyung 4-Dong, Nam-Gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea. www.cathim.co.kr , www.icoikorea.org He is founding president of World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgerywww.waups.org He was Past President of ICOI Asia-Pacific Section and Founding President of ICOI Korea (Korean Society of Oral Implantologists). He has introduced various piezoelectric bone surgery devices in Asia and Pacific area since 2002 and inventor of Hydrodynamic piezoelectric internal sinus elevation (HPISE, 2008). He has been invited for lectures on implantology and piezoelectric bone surgery nationally and internationally for many years. He published many articles on implantology and piezoelectric bone surgery in national and international journals. He is author of 3 books including Clinical applications of piezoelectric bone surgery (Gun-Ja Publishing, 2008). He was Recipient of Charles English Award by Implant Dentistry which flagship journal of ICOI. He is editorial advisory board of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry & International Journal of Oral Implantology and Clinical Research and Society Editor of Implant Dentistry. He was a congress chair of 9th Congress of ICOI Asia Pacific Section and Co congress chair of 28th ICOI World Congress (Sep. 6-9, 2011).

Jone Kim, DDS, MS

Dr. Jone Kim did his undergraduate study at UCLA (1990-1994) and received his D.D.S. from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1994. He also received Master of Science (M.S.) in oral biology from UCLA Graduate School and completed his oral & maxillofacial surgery training from University Medical Center Fresno – UCLA in 1998. Dr. Kim then went on to do a fellowship in orthognathic and facial reconstructive surgery at The Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery in Santa Barbara, California. Currently, he is a lecturer and part-time faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry, department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and enjoys working with the surgical residents and dental students. Dr. Kim also maintains a private practice in Southern California focusing on the surgical aspect of implant surgery. He has lectured extensively on implant related topics in US, including at 2014 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting in Hawaii, and internationally. Just recently, Dr. Kim was asked to write an article titled “Posterior Immediate Implant Placement with Simultaneous Crestal Approach Maxillary Sinus Bone Graft and Flapless Extraction” for Selected Readings in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which will be published in early 2016.

GDIA Seminar facility

6 Centerpointe Drive Suite 600, La Palma, CA 90623, USA

1413 Foothill Blvd., Ste. A, La Verne, CA 91750, USA

500 Stephenson Hwy. Suite 100, Troy, MI, 48083, USA

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