Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Implant Dentistry in the Digital World: Working and Succeeding Together

Course Directors:
Bryan T. Harris, DMD
Wei-Shao Lin, DMD

Course Instructors: 
Jay R. Beagle, DMD
Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
William Scarfe, BDS, MS

Friday-Saturday,November 22-23, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Room 119

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between University of Louisville School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education and Straumann, CA DENT, DEKA, and International Team for Implantology.


The program will focus on maximizing the relevance and benefits of imaging and will discuss current computer software options for improving evaluation of implant patients. Further, the role of the computer and associated digital technology in the effective transfer of information between members will be considered, and the utilization of information obtained by all team members will be considered. Participants will be introduced to the concept of guided surgery and how this can be managed in an everyday practice environment to improve predictabilityand the likelihood of acceptable outcomes. Step-by-step utilization of the software, from calibration, through anatomic evaluation toimplant positioning will be undertaken. The hands-on component of this course will encourage participants to utilize the software for the planning of implant patients for treatment with guided surgery. Participants in the surgical stream of the program will have the opportunity to place implantsin model jaws with the aid of a computer generated surgical template and guided surgery specific instrumentation.All participants will be familiarized with the laboratory phase of templatefabrication.The crown-down philosophy of implant restorative dentistry will be reviewed,and for those participants in the restorative stream related to intraoraldata acquisition (digital impression making) and computerized restoration design and manufacturing (Cad-Cam). The restorative programwill focus on workflow, digital design and manufacturing options inclusive of dental materials. The hands-on restorative exercises will include digitalimpression making, the management of digital data, and the transfer of digital information to laboratory partners. For the dental techniciancad-cam is associated with a wide range of contemporary processes and materials. Variable options will be discussed, inclusive of conventional methods and techniques, copy-mill and all digital alternatives. Each will be considered in harmony with treatment indications ranging from singletooth posterior replacements, to single and multiple tooth replacements in the anterior, and to full-arch rehabilitations.


Understand the role of team in the digital world, and the role to be undertaken by the surgeon, restorative dentist and laboratory technician
Review and analyze appropriate information flow in digital dentistry chain and how to ensure effective information transfer
• Identify the clinical and laboratory benefits related to the incorporation of digital dentistry
• Describe how accepted treatment philosophies and protocols can be incorporated and preserved within the digital treatment chain
• Understand the protocols for, and then fabricate radiographic and surgical templates from guided surgery software
• Utilization of surgical (guided) planning software, from data acquisition, to nerve detection, and implant placement planning preserving the prosthesis-driven philosophy
• Digital abutment fabrication techniques, including wax and copy and scan body methods for implant-abutment restorations
• Discuss the use of, and Identify the benefits associated with digital impressions compared to conventional impressions

About Bryan T. Harris, DMD; Wei-Shao Lin, DDS:

Dr.Harris originally started in dentistry through his training as a fixed crown and bridge technician for five years. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD), and graduated in 2004. At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a Prosthodontic resident, he completed is certification as a lab technician. In 2011 he was Board Certified and is a Diplomat of the American College of Prosthodontics. He is currently Co-director of the Prosthodontic residency at ULSD, and maintains a practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics. He teaches the residents the importance of diagnosis, inter-disciplinary treatment with other specialist’s and evidence based treatment. He is a national lecturer in dental implants and restorative dentistry. 

Dr. Lin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville, Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation, where he is currently the Course Director of Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. He teaches fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics at the predoctoral and graduate prosthodontics levels. He received the DDS in 2003 from Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan; Certificate in Prosthodontics and Certificate in Surgical Implant Fellowship at the University of Rochester in 2010. Dr. Lin’s research interests include clinical dental implant research, ceramic restorations and digital dentistry, and has published many research and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lin is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and a reviewer of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He maintains an intramural prosthodontic practice at the University of Louisville, Dental Associates.

Lecture and Hands On: CEU(s) - 10.5

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

Course Schedule:
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sign-In/Breakfast
11:30 a.m. - Noon Lunch
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Program/Lectures
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hands-On Exercises
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sign-In/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hands-On Exercises
9:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Program/Lectures


On-Line Registration by 11/21/2013 3:00 PM On-Site Registration
Dentist $1,250 Not Available
Support Staff w/Dentist $799 Not Available
Dental Laboratory Technician $799 Not Available

Register On-Line: (American Express, Discover, Mastercard or VISA only)



We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

This is a 'limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than four weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.

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