The Institute

Since its inception in 1996, the Pacific Institute for Advance Dental Education has helped countless dentist achieve knowledge and skills in advanced dentistry. Though the Pacific Institute is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we have taught dentists worldwide. Our programs are some of the most progressive and comprehensive programs available.

Mission Statement

The Pacific Institute will conduct its programs for the ultimate benefit of the public and the dental profession by providing educational programs to educate, train and guide its participants to provide the highest quality of care in the field of advanced dentistry and related fields with generic, science based and hands-on training of dentist and dental personnel.

Goals and Objectives

The Pacific Institute will endeavor to provide instruction to the members of the dental profession that is consistent with the highest standards of conservative treatment and the highest level of clinical success determined by both the dentist and the patient.
Promoting Mentorship as a foundation for learning in the field of advanced dentistry. We are committed to assisting each doctor, following their training, in the implementation of that training in their practice. We acknowledge the intrinsic link between teaching and learning and we give every dentist opportunity to be mentored and to enhance their own skills by becoming mentors themselves.
We will support our students, faculty and instructors in their professional journey and we invite our faculty to service as mentor to our students, other faculty members and our staff.
Connecting Theory and Practice in Advanced Dentistry. We will facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to teaching dentists about advanced dentistry, by focusing on not only didactic teaching essentials, but also on vital hands-on surgical skills that will allow us to validate the link between theory and clinical reality.

Dr. Bobby HS Birdi

DMD, Dip. Perio, Dip. Pros, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP, DABP
Board Certified Dual specialist in Periodontics & Prosthodontics

Dr. Bobby HS Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual Specialists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, and the first and only specialist in the world to attain Canadian and American board certifications in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

Dr. Birdi received his dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his post-graduate specialty training in both periodontics and prosthodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is also an active member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology and the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, as well as the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Birdi is a member of multiple dental implant organizations such as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Team for Implantology. He is well-published in the areas of dental implants and surgery. Dr. Birdi is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), to which he has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board.

Dr. Birdi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota, where he is involved in multiple dental implant research projects and clinical trials. He also actively lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of implant surgery and prosthetics, as well as aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Birdi is presently the co-director of the Pacific Institute.

Dr. Ron Zokol

Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology

Dr. Ron Zokol graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 1974, where he continues to be a faculty member.

He is proud to acknowledge his 20 year practice partnership with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics. Prior to his involvement with implant dentistry, he became recognized for his restorative skills with direct and indirect gold restorations, resulting in him being awarded “Clinician of the Year” by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators award in 1997.

Dr. Zokol is a Diplomate of the American board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry international. He has over 30 years of experience in implant dentistry and has spent more than 10 years as a surgical instructor for the Misch International implant Institute. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Zokol has been appointed to many posts in serving many dental associations including the presidency of the Vancouver and District Dental Society, Chair of the General Examination Committee, and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

Dr. Zokol has lectured internationally for many years in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery and is presently a director of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education located in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Zokol lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marie and their three sons.

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Thank you so much … This is by far the most complete course series I have been involved with
Dr. Perry Kreway, DDSKelowna, BC
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
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
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
Wow! What a great teacher! I never knew surgeries could be this clean and precise! Incredible information!
Dr. BC Nelson, DDSStayton, OR
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
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
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