International Bone Symposium in Implant Dentistry - 2019

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 - 10, 2019


March 9, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

March 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.



This comprehensive bone grafting, bone augmentation and bone regeneration symposium will present the unique opportunity to learn and expand knowledge base and comfort level with surgical implant dentistry.


This course Is designed for oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general dental practitioners interested to acquire knowledge and skills of surgical techniques related to bone grafting. You will learn from the field's top sought after international authorities about surgical reconstruction of the alveolar ridge in one exceptional comprehensive “surgical weekend.” The symposium will provide the most current and clinically relevant information on ridge preservation, bone grafting, horizontal and vertical alveolar bone augmentation, and modern bone regeneration techniques, presented by some of the world's leading experts in field.


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.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 am


Pastries and coffee/tea service

8:00 - 8:15 am

Opening of the Symposium

Dr. Len Tolstunov (USA), Symposium Director

8:15 –10:00 am

Dr. Hom-Lay Wang, DDS., MSD., Ph D


Principles of Predictable Horizontal and Vertical Bone Augmentation with Guided Bone Regeneration

10:00 –10:15 am

Morning break

10:15 -12:15 pm

Dr. Fouad Khoury, DMD, PhD


Principles of Bone and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Factors influencing long-term success in cases of severe bone loss

12:15 - 1:15 pm


1:15 –3:15 pm

Dr. Daniel Cullum, DDS (USA)

Minimally Invasive Implant Surgery: Ridge Expansion & Crestal Sinus Elevation Techniques

3:15 –3:30 pm

Afternoon break

3:30 –5:15 pm

Dr. Michael Peleg, DMD (USA)

Strategies and Techniques for Three-Dimensional Alveolar Bone Reconstruction in Oral Implantology

5:15 –5:30 pm

Q & A

Sunday, March 10, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 am


Pastries and coffee/tea service

8:00 - 9:45 am

Dr. Alessandro Cucchi, DDS, Clin MSc, PhD


Guided Bone Regeneration: from titanium-reinforced non-resorbable membranes to CAD-CAM titanium meshes and resorbable membranes

9:45 - 10:00 am

Morning break

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Dr. Matteo Chiapasco, MD, DDS (Italy)

How to optimize esthetics and function in the partially edentulous and atrophic anterior maxilla (the esthetic zone) with bone reconstruction procedures and implants

12:00 - 12:15 pm


12:15 - 12:30 pm

Closing of the Symposium

Dr. Len Tolstunov (USA), Symposium Director





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 Pharma North America, Inc., H&H Company and Biohorizons

Exhibitors: Osteogenics Biomedical and Nobel Biocare


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: $695* (for registrations received by January 31st)

Regular Tuition: $795*


Deposit: $350 (non-refundable)

*Course includes lunch on March 9 and morning pastries and coffee/tea service on both days



Matteo Chiapasco, MD, DDS graduated in Medicine and specialized in maxillofacial surgery at the University of Milan, Italy.  He is Professor and Head of the Unit of Oral Surgery at the University of Milan in Italy.  His main fields of interest are oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular focus on orthognatic surgery  and advanced preprosthetic surgery (reconstructions for severe atrophy, tumor defects, trauma sequelae, congenital malformations).

Alessandro Cucchi, DDS, Clin MSc, PhD earned his dental degree from the University of Verona in Italy and completed his post graduate degree in oral surgery at the University of Milan. He then received his PhD in surgical science from the University of Bologna, and finally he completed a continuing education course in periodontal plastic and regenerative surgical techniques at the University of Milan.

Daniel Cullum, DDS completed his dental degree with distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and residency training at Westchester Medical Center, New York. Dr. Cullum is a Diplomate of the ABOMS and is on faculty as a Visiting Lecturer at Loma Linda University and UCLA, Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was principal contributor and lead editor of the innovative textbook “Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery.”

Fouad Khoury, DMD, PhD received his dental education at the St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon and specialized in Oral Surgery at the Universities of Freiburg and Muenster, Germany. He was assistant Professor at the University of Muenster completing his PhD and scientific habilitation Degree. Since 1994, he is a professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery of the University of Muenster and Chairman of the Privatklinik Schloss Schellenstein, Olsberg, Germany. Since many years he is the Chairman of the examination comity for Oral Surgery and Board member of the German Society of Oral Surgery

Michael Peleg, DMD is a Professor of Surgery, Assistant Chair at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He completed a fellowship in craniofacial traumatology and reconstruction, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Inselspital, Switzerland, and a fellowship in tumor and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. His research and publications in the international journals include bone reconstruction, growth factors, and sinus floor augmentation.

Hom-Lay Wang., DDS., MSD., Ph D is Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wang serves as an Associate Editor for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.  Dr. Wang currently serves as a member of Scientific Oversight Committee and Continuing Education Oversight Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), JOMI Oversight Committee for the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and is a Board of Director for the AO.


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