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 Continuing Dental Education
Implant Study Club: Surgical Guide Design and In-office Fabrication

Course Director Dr. James B. Fine -
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbia University CDM
Guest Speaker Dr. Cleber Silva, DDS, FICOI -
Acting Division Director of Oral & Maxilofacial Radiology
Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC;
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at University of Washington-Seattle

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Continuing Dental Education: Credits - 2

Must be received in writing 72 hrs. prior to course for full refund, otherwise your CE account may be credited. Refunds for no shows will be forfeited.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center - PH

622 West 168th Street, 7th Floor
(btwn. B'way & Ft. Washington Ave.)
New York, NY 10032

Subway: A, C or #1 train to 168th & B'way


Includes a light evening snack.


Click here to open 2017Oct18_ISC_Silva_SurgicalGuidesCourseDescription.pdf


As surgical guides are being streamlined into routine use by General and Specialist Dentists alike, understanding the steps involved in designing and fabricating such guides provide a better understanding of their application, limitation and use.

This course discusses the process of designing a surgical guide and producing them in-office.


Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will be able to:

  • Be knowledgeable of the required materials and software required for designing a surgical guide
  • Learn how to design such guides
  • Understand what is involved in producing them in-office


Cleber Silva, DDS, FICOI, is an assistant professor of dental medicine at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and an affiliate assistant professor of oral medicine at the University of Washington – Seattle. He graduated in 1998 from the School of Dental & Oral Surgery (now College of Dental Medicine) of Columbia University, and is a board-eligible maxillofacial radiologist.

After attending a general practice residency at the New York Hospital of Cornell University in 1998-1999, Dr. Silva practiced general dentistry for 13 years. He returned to Columbia University CDM as a faculty member in 2009, and in 2015 completed a maxillofacial radiology residency program at the University of Washington – Seattle.

He currently teaches full-time in the Division of Maxillofacial Radiology and is in private practice of maxillofacial radiology. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Silva speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

His research interests include the use of non-ionizing radiation for patient imaging, augmented reality integration into surgical theaters, digital tomosynthesis and medico-dental 3D printing. He has developed a patent-pending electromagnetic field image simulator for use in pre-doctoral teaching of dental radiology.


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CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 business hours prior to start of course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/1/13 through 12/31/17. 

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Participants: Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority. 


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