For more than 30 years the Advanced Dental Education Program in Implant Dentistry, through LLUSD’s Division of Continuing Dental Education, has provided general practitioners and specialists with didactic and clinical training in implant dentistry.
The LLU Implant Dentistry Continuum (formerly LLU Maxicourse) offers 300-plus hours of lectures, hands-on workshop sessions, live surgical demonstrations, online lectures, and clinical experiences with course participants assisting and performing dental implant surgeries. These hours apply toward the credentialing requirements of several professional organizations.
Continuum lectures and workshops feature the expertise of widely regarded instructors and clinicians from Loma Linda University and around the world, including material for beginning, intermediate, and advanced clinicians in implant dentistry who wish to expand their competence.
The Continuum is designed to systematically educate participants, starting with basic concepts and graduating to diagnosis, treatment planning, dental implant surgery, and implant prosthodontics. Attendees will develop sequential treatment plans on their own patients and perform surgeries with the assistance of experienced faculty members and residents of LLUSD's Advanced Dental Education Program in Implant Dentistry.
Attendees will also participate in hands-on workshops involving procedures such as cone-beam imaging analysis, simulated patient-based dental implant surgery on manikins, and guided bone regeneration procedures on cadavers and pig jaws that will complete their competence to perform basic and advanced dental surgical procedures.