3rd International Bone Symposium in Implant Dentistry - 2022

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 - 20, 2022


March 19, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

March 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


This comprehensive bone grafting symposium will offer oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general dental practitioners the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge base and comfort level with surgical implant dentistry. You will learn from the field’s top international authorities who will provide the most current and clinically relevant information on ridge preservation, bone grafting, bone augmentation and modern bone regeneration techniques.


You Will Learn

  • Cutting-edge surgical techniques including, but not limited to, guided bone regeneration with particulate graft for horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation, ridge-split expansion technique, block grafting, use and applications of growth factors and more, soft tissue grafting & esthetic Implant dentistry,
  • Advanced hard and soft tissue preservation and augmentation techniques, Comprehensive evaluation of implant patient and effective treatment planning,
  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional alveolar ridge reconstruction for implant patients utilizing interdisciplinary collaboration and team approach in implant dentistry.
  • Select clinical indications and techniques for immediate placement and tissue augmentation in the aesthetic zone

Saturday, March 19, 2022

7:30 – 8:00 am


Pastries and coffee/tea service

8:00 - 8:15 am

Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD (USA)
Symposium Director

Opening of the Symposium

8:15 –10:00 am

Waldemar Polido, DDS, MS, PhD


Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation & Immediate Implants in Aesthetic Zone

10:00 –10:15 am

Morning break

10:15 -12:15 pm

Vishtasb Broumand, DMD, MD (USA)

Advanced Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitation for the Atrophic Maxilla

12:15 - 1:15 pm


1:15 –3:15 pm

Adi Rachmiel, DMD, PhD (Israel)

Distraction Osteogenesis Procedure for Three-Dimensional Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry

3:15 –3:30 pm

Afternoon break

3:30 –5:15 pm

Dekel Shilo, DMD, PhD (Israel)

Developing Patient Specific Meshes/Scaffold for Bone Augmentation and Implant Placement

5:15 –5:30 pm

Q & A

Sunday, March 20, 2022

7:30 – 8:00 am


Pastries and coffee/tea service

8:00 - 9:45 am

Robert Marx, DDS (USA)

Vertical Alveolar Bone Augmentation in Partially and Fully Edentulous Cases: Indications, Surgical Techniques, Risks and Case Reports

9:45 - 10:00 am

Morning break

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Dr. Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD (USA)

Bone Augmentation Techniques: Risk Benefit Ratio and Bio-engineering in Implant Dentistry

12:00 - 12:15 pm


12:15 - 12:30 pm

Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD (USA) - Symposium Director

Closing of Symposium



Who Should Attend

The program is open to all dental specialists and general practitioners interested in obtaining in-depth knowledge of surgical techniques for bone development in implant dentistry.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this symposium:

Platinum Level Sponsor: Geistlich Biomaterials, Straumann

Exhibitors: Nobel Biocare, Salvin Dental Specialties and W&H

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

This activity is designated for 12 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $745* (for registrations received by February 4)

Regular Tuition: $795*
Deposit: $350 (non-refundable)

*Course includes lunch on March 19 and morning pastries and coffee/tea service on both days


Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, MS, PhD is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with Masters and Doctor degrees at the PUC University in Porto Alegre. He completed residency training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a clinical professor and Acting Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.

Dr. Polido is a certified and a Fellow of the International Board of Certification of Specialists in OMFS as well as a member and Fellow of several organizations, including the IAMOS, AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration Osteology Foundation and the Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Vishtasb Broumand, DMD, MD graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry in 1997 and subsequently from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 2000. He completed his postdoctoral residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery along with an additional year of General Surgery at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2003.  Since then he also completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Robert E. Marx at the University of Miami in 2005.

He served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Miami, FL from 2005 to 2006 and was in private practice from 2006 to 2012 upon his full-time return to the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He has now returned to the full-time private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Adi Rachmiel, DMD, PhD, is Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Rambam Health Care Campus. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology.

Dr. Rachmiel began his career at Rambam in 1985 and later completed a fellowship in cranio-maxillofacial surgery at Providence Hospital in Michigan USA under Professor IT Jackson.

His main clinical interests are management of oral and maxillofacial deformities, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate surgery, facial trauma, alveolar ridge reconstruction, distraction osteogenesis and the influence of growth factors to improve osteogenesis, treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity and jaws, obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults with integrated three-dimensional imaging methods for evaluating the etiology of the obstruction and innovative surgical planning to lengthen the jaws.

Dr. Rachmiel is a member of, and Israeli representative to, the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS) and a member of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also an instructor at AOCMF in Davos, Switzerland, which specializes in the manufacture and design of implants for the repair and reconstruction of facial bones.

Dr. Rachmiel has published over 90 articles and various book chapters in the international literature.

Dekel Shilo, DMD, PhD is an Attending Physician in the Oral Maxillofacial department at Rambam Health Care Campus. He specializes in the care of trauma patients, orthognathic surgeries, deformities, and reconstruction. He leads the 3D planning and development of patient specific implants and 3D planning of orthognathic surgeries.

Dr. Robert E. Marx, DDS is a Chicago native who did his undergraduate education and professional education at Northwestern University in Evanston/Chicago, IL and followed with residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami/Jackson Health Systems in Miami, FL.

As a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, he spent 13 years as an active-duty officer in the United States Airforce and later served in Operation Desert Storm. He received the Meritorious Service Ribbon the Legion of Merit Medal and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters among other military awards.  He is known as the discoverer of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and in-situ tissue engineering and developed the protocols for hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of radiated patients.  He is also known as one of the world’s most prominent stem cell researchers and bone growth factor specialists. He has also pioneered other new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery.

His many prestigious awards, include the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Harry S Archer Award, the William J. Gies Award for Lifelong Contribution to Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Paul Bert Pioneering Award in Hyperbaric Medicine, the Donald B. Osbon Educator Award and has twice received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Recognition award which attest to his many achievements in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and medicine.

He has written or co-edited twelve medical textbooks one of which won the Medical Writers Book of the Year Award.

Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is also the Director of the Clinical Research Center, where she works closely with the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute.


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