CORE Implant Training

Program Overview

The Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education’s CORE Implant Training Programs are designed for either the general dentist or specialist  who has no prior experience in Oral Implantology or who has already started the journey but would like to increase their skill and knowledge. Our graduates have proven track records of successfully implementing implant dentistry into their practice. All CORE programs have didactic, hands-on models, and home study components.

The CORE program will provide the participants with the abilities to recognize, treatment plan and preform essential implant treatment comfortably. The clinicians will become knowledgeable in the essential aspects of implant prosthetics. Furthermore, basic surgical aspects of implant dentistry and bone grafting will be addressed.

The CORE program can be taken individually or as a Mini-Residency. The only specific requirement is that a dentist must take CORE 1 & 2 or equivalent courses prior to taking CORE 4.


CORE Mini-Residency Options

Full Mini-Residency (130 CE): $13,995 CAD

  • Includes CORE 1, 2, 3 & 4

Basic Mini-Residency (90 CE): $9,995 CAD

  • Includes CORE 1, 2, & 3


To register for a CORE Mini-Residency please call 1.800.668.2280 or email


Schedule & Curriculum

CORE 1: Implant Tx Planning & Restorations

Dates and Locations:

  • March 23 – 25, 2018: Toronto, Ontario
  • April 13 – 15, 2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • September 7 – 9, 2018: Calgary, Alberta
  • September 21 – 23, 2018: Montreal, Quebec


Understanding the science of Oral Implantology, the predictable procedures, and the potential to serve your patients is “key” for the whole office team. This course is the initial session for the CORE implant program. It is also a standalone program for those doctors and dental teams wishing to understand the principles of implant dentistry without having to go through the advanced clinical training. This course provides doctors with the foundation to provide routine implant therapy for their patients. Treatment planning, implant selection, and restorative principles are the main focuses of the course in order to allow doctors to feel comfortable providing implant therapy in their office. Current science and research is used to build the foundation by which doctors will make clinical choices in both surgery and prosthetic phases of treatment.

PDF: CORE1 – Implant Tx Planning & Restorations – Course Information

Program Overview:

  • Treatment Planning the Implant Patient
  • Profitability of Implant Therapy
  • Implant Selection and Positioning
  • Implant Planning from Simple to Complex
  • Abutment Selection
  • Impression Techniques Hands-On
  • Cement Retained Prostheses
  • Screw Retained Prostheses
  • Provisional Restorations
  • Proper Cementation Techniques
  • Implant Occlusion

CORE 2: Implant Surgery & Treatment

Dates and Locations:

  • April 20 – 22, 2018: Toronto, Ontario
  • May 11 – 13, 2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • October 12 – 14, 2018: Calgary, Alberta
  • October 19 – 21, 2018: Montreal, Quebec


This course is designed to provide dentists with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide surgical implant therapy in their office. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive knowledge of both the scientific theory and practical procedures for incisions, Flap management, closures, and controlling a surgical environment. Equipment, materials and techniques used for these purposes will be discussed. The other main focus of the course is for doctors to become knowledgeable and proficient in the placement of root form implants which will allow the participants to treat the majority of simple cases without additional training. Adherence to surgical sterility and asepsis protocols will be taught to attending CDA’s and their doctors.

PDF: CORE2 – Implant Surgery & Treatment – Course Information

Program Overview:

  • Implant Surgical Principles
  • Anatomical Considerations & Biology
  • Bone Physiology & Healing
  • Proper Implant Placement in 4 Dimensions
  • Single Tooth Implant Surgery
  • Multiple Tooth Implant Surgery
  • Edentulous Implant Surgery
  • Implant Placement Hands-On Using Multiple Systems
  • Implant Pharmacology
  • Stage 2 Implant Surgery & Soft Tissue Considerations

CORE 3: Atraumatic Extraction & Bone Grafting

Dates and Locations:

  • December 1-3, 2017: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 25 – 27, 2018: Toronto, Ontario
  • June 22 – 24, 2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • November 2 – 4, 2018: Calgary, Alberta
  • November 16 – 18, 2018: Montreal, Quebec


This course is designed to provide dentists with the necessary knowledge and skills to properly extract teeth atraumatically, and then provide general bone grafting procedures. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive knowledge of both the scientific theory and practical procedures for preserving bone during extractions, as well as understanding how to treat each specific socket with various bone grafting techniques. Equipment, materials and techniques used for these purposes will be discussed. The other main focus of the course is for doctors to become knowledgeable and proficient general ridge augmentation bone grafting as well as socket bone grafting which will allow the participants to treat the majority of simple cases without additional training. Discussion of various grafting materials (Membranes, Graft Materials, Biologics, etc.) will be emphasized.

PDF: CORE3 – Atraumatic Extraction & Bone Grafting – Course Information

Program Overview:

  • Atraumatic Extraction Principles
  • Proper Instruments for Treatment
  • Bone Biology & Socket Healing Principles
  • Mechanical Extraction Systems
  • Bone Grafting Materials & Principles
  • Membrane Materials & Principles
  • Understanding which Techniques to Use When
  • Suturing Principles Hands-On
  • Socket Grafting Hands-On
  • Ridge Augmentation Hands-On

CORE 4: PRF Workshop & Live-Patient Implant Training

Dates and Locations:

  • June 15 – 17, 2018: Toronto, Ontario
  • September 14 – 16, 2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • December 7 – 9, 2018: Calgary, Alberta
  • December 14 – 16, 2018: Montreal, Quebec


The CORE 4: PRF Workshop & Live-Patient Implant Surgery is two courses in one. The first day can also be taken on its own and is listed under our advanced courses as the “Advanced PRF 1-Day Workshop”. We have joined it with the live-patient implant surgery component because we believe the knowledge is crucial to know prior to live-patient surgery.

This course is the natural progression from our CORE 1, 2 and 3 programs. It consists of four days with the first primarily focused on advanced PRF protocols. The remaining three days will be focused a review of pertinent information, live-patient implant training, and group discussions both pre-surgery and post-surgery. Dentists who have taken the CORE 1, 2 and 3 programs will be able to put into practical application the knowledge that they received. Dentists can bring one patient each and incur the costs of materials used. Should a dentist like to bring an additional patient the additional charge is $2000.

Platelet Rich Fibrin is a technology introduced by Dr. Joseph Choukroun and researched by Dr. David Dohan in 2006. Refined protocol such as PRGF (Anitua, E) and L-PRF (Miller, R) have enhanced the technology, each claiming superiority. This has led to misunderstanding and confusion. Current third party research has evaluated and concluded on the advantages and disadvantages of each system. This program will assist in understanding each protocol and dispel any myths and misconceptions. It will also instruct on proper clinical applications of PRF and introduce you to the most advanced procedures in this field, including “PRF Block” applications (Jan 2016).


Program Overview:

  • Pre-surgical planning
  • Implant surgical principles
  • Post-operative principles
  • Case review and discussion on important clinical issues
  • Surgical placement of implants and adjunctive procedures need to complete the case, such as atraumatic extractions, ridge augmentation, PRF utilization and indirect sinus grafting
  • Complication avoidance & management
  • The science and differences between the three leading PRF protocols – L-PRF, A-PRF, and PRGF
  • Which protocol is best suited for the management of different surgical events
  • Understand the fabrication and clinical use for the most recent PRF protocols – PRF Block grafts
  • How to harvest and use autologous Thrombin to set particulate grafts in surgery
  • Clinical applications for both hard tissue and soft tissue procedures – including socket grafts, direct & indirect sinus grafts, horizontal and vertical one grafts and gingival augmentation
  • Techniques to enhance bone and gingival regeneration following tooth extraction
  • Techniques to significantly reduce surgical complication
  • Venipuncture, taught by a highly-experienced phlebotomy instructor
  • Laboratory management of PRF products

A significantly enjoyable anatomy course. Should be mandatory for all practicing dentists. A great opportunity to do hands on dissection and practice bone grafting and implant procedures.

Dr. Astley Smith, DMD
New Westminster, BC

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My production has been a little stagnant, and it took a step up as a direct result of my placing implants!
Dr. BC Nelson, DDSStayton, OR
Excellent presentation! Great to have experienced this format. i.e. didactic, followed by hands-on clinic. All information has tremendous practical relevance. I look forward to the next course.
Dr. Richard Busse, DMDVancouver, BC
Wow! What a great teacher! I never knew surgeries could be this clean and precise! Incredible information!
Dr. BC Nelson, DDSStayton, OR
I have enjoyed the course so much that I am returning for more information! Great mentors!
Dr. BC Nelson, DDSStayton, OR
A great way to grow one’s practice and help many patients is to lean to offer implants as treatment modality. PI is the best place for a dentist to learn surgical placement and restoration of dental…
Bill BlatchfordBlatchford Solutions
I can’t believe how the surgical principles I learn are applied to other aspects of dentary that ups my whole game!
Dr. BC Nelson, DDSStayton, OR
Participating in your program has proven to be very beneficial. I developed a better understanding of implantology, I am more confident in presenting and delivering treatment, and as a result the numb…
Dr. Rudy Wassenaar, DMDWilliams Lake, BC
For those of you considering the Pacific Institute, don’t hesitate! I did not even realize how advanced my skills were.
Dr. Matt Fluegge, DDSWenachee, WA
Very good intro for a DDS considering whether he/she wants to get involved in implantology. Helps those new to the field as well as helps consolidate knowledge for those already active in the field.
Dr. Tim Nawrot, DDSVegreville, AB
Thank you so much … This is by far the most complete course series I have been involved with
Dr. Perry Kreway, DDSKelowna, BC
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