Dinu & Associates Implant Academy Program

From the basics of implant insertion, up to the massive ridge reconstruction, soft tissue management and state-of-the-art implant prosthetics, the complete course aspirations are to create a professional environment and a social network amongst the speakers and the course participants.If you are interested in learning or improving your implantology skills, we warmly welcome you to Dinu & Associates Implant Academy in Cluj-Napoca.

1. Review basics and biologic principles

2. Choose the best clinical decision

3. Get the skills with us

4. Apply it in your practice  Hard & Soft tissue

The long-term success of the dental implants is directly dependent by the amount and the quality of the surrounding tissues.

The first four modules of the year programme course are focused on the case analysis and planning, ideal implant positioning and how to obtain sufficient and stable peri implant bone and soft tissue in different clinical situations.


I. Basics and beyond

November 12-13, 2021

In our opinion the basics of implantology cannot resume anymore only to some standardized procedures of preparing the bone and inserting the implant.

Due to the advances in technology, implant design, implant surface treatment, connection and last but not least the better understanding of biology and tissue healing, nowadays is possible to obtain primary stability of an implant in situations that probably ten years ago we wouldn’t think it would be possible.

In order to deliver the best implant treatment, the diagnostic and planning phase should leave no room for errors or mistakes and of course, the execution phase should take in consideration all the microsurgical principles and minimally invasive techniques approach.

The aim of this module is to overview the dental implant systems evolution, in terms of design, surface treatment and connection to share the latest information on tissue biology and wound healing and to detail all the information needed for diagnosing, planning and obtaining the best result from an implant system.

1. Contents

  • Wound healing; Bone biology
  • Bone remodeling after tooth loss – significance for implant dentistry
  • Biological consideration in extraction socket healing
  • Extraction socket management – time and techniques
  • Edentulous ridge clinical and CBCT assessment prior to implant insertion
  • Dental implant design concept with tips and tricks
  • Implant insertion – how to obtain a good 3D position, insertion torque and ISQ in all bone densities
  • Bone splitting and bone spreading
  • Closed and open healing of the implants

2. Hands-on training

  • Flap design
  • Implant insertion in different bone densities
  • Peri-implant soft tissue conditioning
  • Suturing techniques

3. Live surgery

  • Implant insertion in different bone conditions
  • Soft tissue preparation for open healing


II. Hard tissue reconstruction using autogenous bone and GBR

December 10-11, 2021

Like any case in particular, every practitioner has its limits. In our practice we daily have to overpass the limits of insufficient bone volume in order to plan and deliver the optimum implant treatment results.

In long standing edentulous areas, usually there is bone resorption which makes it difficult to place implants and also affects the long-term stability. The natural bone healing in extraction sockets has its paths of resorption which usually lead to insufficient bone volume for a proper implant placement.

With a good knowledge of the bone defect morphology and reconstruction indication, of the autogenous bone biology, the principles of GBR, the biomaterials used, the surgical steps to obtain a passive flap and a secure closing we are confident that any attendee of this module will be able to improve their surgical skills and expand their knowledge and practical ability in order to cross their implant treatment limits.

1. Contents

  • Bone healing and defect morphology – clinical and CBCT
  • Principles of GBR
  • Barriers, bone grafts and biomaterials and techniques selection
  • Bone augmentation prior and simultaneous with implant placement
  • Horizontal and vertical bone augmentation techniques: autogenous cortical lamina “shell” technique, GBR with resorbable and non-resorbable barriers
  • Fixation and securing the graft techniques
  • Flap passivation and tension free closing
  • Post-operative protocols
  • Complication management

2. Hands-on training

  • Horizontal bone augmentation with autogenous bone – cortical lamina technique
  • GBR in horizontal and vertical defects different type of barriers

3. Live surgery

  • Horizontal and vertical bone augmentation techniques: autogenous cortical lamina “shell” technique
  • GBR with resorbable and non-resorbable barriers


III. Posterior maxilla vertical bone reconstruction – sinus floor elevation techniques (sinus lift)

January 14-15, 2022

The most common reason in contemporary implant dentistry for bone volume increasing in the posterior maxilla is to prepare the site for future dental implant placement.

While the bone has its mechanisms of natural remodeling and resorption, topics covered in the previous modules, when a maxillary molar or premolar is lost, the sinus pneumatizes in this area which unfortunately additionally diminishes the volume of the underlying bone.

The aim of this module is to overview the anatomy and physiology of the maxillary sinus, to detail all the sinus floor elevation surgical techniques and approaches including the recommended biomaterials and to teach the step by step approach from bone reconstruction to implant loading depending on the clinical situation.

An important topic covered during this module will focus on prevention and complication management of the sinus lift surgical techniques and also the management of the preexisting sinus pathology.

1. Contents

  • Etiology of bone loss
  • Surgical anatomy of the maxillary sinus
  • Indication for sinus augmentation, grafting and restorative considerations
  • Close and open sinus lift procedures
  • The crestal and lateral window technique
  • Regenerative materials, science, handling
  • Prevention and management of complications
  • Multidisciplinary staging of the procedures in case of preexistent sinus pathology – ENT specialist and dental surgeon

2. Hands-on training

  • Sinus floor elevation – lateral approach

3. Live surgery

  • Sinus floor elevation – lateral approach


IV. Soft tissue management in implant dentistry

February 11-12, 2022

An important outcome of any dental implant procedure, besides the osseointegration, the optimum 3D implant position and the implant prosthetics is to achieve a good soft tissue acceptance and integration.

The soft tissue that surrounds the tooth or the implant supported crown has been of major interest for research and development in the past decades. The quality and quantity of the soft tissue is essential for the overall mouth health.

After receiving any type of dental surgery, the soft tissue appearance becomes even more important because any limitation of the surgical procedure can lead to modifications in terms of color, contour, size, texture and last but not the least scar tissue, shortcomings that can be really difficult or in some cases impossible to correct.

During this module, we highlight the importance that soft tissue has for optimizing the surgical result focusing on the gingival recession pathology, the lack of keratinized tissue and the volume modifications that can be overpassed with the help of tissue grafting. Mastering the techniques discussed in the previous modules, the participants will refine their surgical skills in order to deliver the best treatment option for their clinical cases.

1. Contents

  • Pink aesthetics – basic principles for copying the nature
  • Free gingival grafts – principles, indication, technique comparison teeth vs implants
  • Connective tissue grafts – principles, indication, harvesting techniques
  • Recession coverage procedures – teeth vs implants
  • Soft tissue volume corrections around implants
  • Soft tissue substitutes

2. Hands-on training

  • Soft tissue graft harvesting technique
  • Free gingival graft (receiver bed preparation, harvesting and suturing technique)
  • Coronally advanced flap for single/multiple recession

3. Live surgery

  • Keratinized tissue management around teeth/implants
  • Recession coverage procedure – coronally advanced flap with/without grafting


Digital Aesthetics and Prosthodontics

Modern implantology outcome is to restore the lost dentition, giving the patient all the vanished functions back, as soon as possible. Working in a digital era, is really hard to keep up with all the products and devices released on the market.

The purpose of this course section is to give the attendees a clear overview of the validated digital protocols, our protocols, a comparison with the classic practices and last but not the least a complete programme of what prosthetic on implants mean.

An entire module is dedicated to the esthetic zone. This will be a sum-up of the techniques, procedures and time-frame of the previous modules with the particularities of the anterior maxilla.


V. Digital Implantology

March 11-12, 2022

Nowadays, the abundance of technological improvement in dentistry, shifted the focus on better planning and thus to better clinical results.

Understanding the theoretical knowledge about tissue biology and respecting the basic principles lead to the possibility of digital penetration in the dental field, simplifying the practitioner ability to utilize dental implants in a more predictable way.

With the advances in 3D image capture and 3D radiology, in combination with the constant improvement of implant planning software, we are now able to create a specific interdisciplinary setting in which communication and imagining processors can lead to better patient care and more foreseeable outcomes.

Guided implant surgery has helped facilitate, simplify and overcome the most common challenges in dental implant therapy. This type of approach enables any clinicians to operate difficult cases with a minimum invasive approach in a more successful way. The aim of this module is to teach the most update technique in guided implant surgery combined with immediate loading protocols.

1. Contents

  • Guided implantology (R2GATE), principles, possibilities
  • Case documentation
  • Virtual planning
  • One day implant
  • Digital impression – timeframe regarding the loading possibilities
  • Abutment design
  • Full-arch digital protocol
  • Digital occlusion

2. Hands-on training

  • R2GATE protocol from A to Z
  • Digital impression on teeth, implant abutments, scan abutments – tips and tricks
  • TekScan

3. Live surgery

  • Guided implant placements
  • One day implant
  • Immediate intra-oral scanning


VI. Prosthetic on implants

April 08-09, 2022

Implant dentistry can be considered a prosthetic discipline with a surgical component, giving the fact that for any implant rehabilitation, all the cases start with the prosthetic planning and end up with delivering of the final prosthetic work.

Having this idea in mind, the collaboration between dentists and oral surgeons has to be the “best in class” in order to deliver the greatest outcome.

Even if your practice focuses only on surgical implant treatment or just prosthetic implant rehabilitation, the knowledge of the prosthesis on implants should be consolidated in order for the professional to be able to explain to the patient the different types of treatment that can be performed. The information on the development of the materials, technology and the latest research on tissue reaction to different type of implant restorations can be overwhelming.

The purpose of this module is to provide the necessary knowledge to carry out the diagnosis, a proper and individualized treatment plan and the bases to develop step by step the different phases of the prosthetic rehabilitation on implants, from simple cases up to full arch implant restorations.

1. Contents

  • Prosthetic loading protocols
  • Emergence profile
  • Factors that determine the type of pillar to use (characteristics and indications)
  • Screw versus cement-retained prosthesis
  • Single crown, bridges, full arch restorations
  • Differences between natural teeth and implants and their importance in taking impressions.
  • Impression technique (standard vs digital, open/closed tray)
  • Material selection
  • The importance of the temporary prostheses.
  • The concept of overdenture
  • Occlusion on implants
  • Implant supported prosthetics maintenance (night guard, recall, x-ray protocols)

2. Hands-on training

  • Impression techniques for implants (classic vs digital)
  • Transferring the information to the dental technician
  • Custom abutment manufacturing
  • Provisional prosthetic on implants
  • Tips and tricks from single crown to full arch prosthetic restoration

3. Live surgery

  • Impression techniques digital vs conventional
  • Implant placement, provisional to final restoration


VII. Aesthetic area, surgical and prosthetic approach

October 22-23, 2021 (First annual programme)

May 06-07, 2022 (Second annual programme)

Esthetic has played an important role over the years in patient perception and expectations regarding dental procedures, being a subject of high interest when we are talking about implant rehabilitation in the esthetic area; this is the reason why we dedicated a whole module to cover this topic.

It is a thin line between success and failure whenever we have to replace a single incisor with an implant for example. Amongst the factors that influence the outcome of the rehabilitation we can mention the bone and soft tissue deficiencies at the implanted site and last but not the least the prosthetic management of the area in terms of planning and execution.

The aim of this module is to synthetize all the information discussed in the previous module and adapting the techniques and procedures to the esthetic zone.

We will approach the subject from both a surgical and a prosthetic point of view, in order for the attendees to be able to put all the information and acquired skills into action for the best esthetic outcomes.

1. Contents

  • Aesthetic analyses of the case
  • Wax-up, mock-up
  • Implant insertion in the esthetic area – tips and tricks
  • Bone preservation techniques
  • Implant loading protocols
  • Types of provisional restoration
  • Staging of prosthetic procedures for contouring the gingival profile
  • Impression techniques and gingival profile transfer (conventional vs digital)

2. Hands-on training

  • 3D planning an implant insertion in the frontal maxilla
  • Custom healing abutment
  • Direct provisional on implant – “S line” concept
  • Gingival profile impression and transfer

3. Live surgery

  • Implant placement in the esthetic area (reconstructed site, postextractional, socket shield)
  • Immediate impression (conventional vs digital)
  • Provisional vs final prosthetic delivery


VIII. BONUS New concepts in diagnostic and treatment of peri implant disease (FREE of charge)

June 03-04, 2022

This module is only available for those who apply for the full course and is FREE of charge.

In the last module, the programme will be outlined by the course participants. They will have the opportunity to share their own cases with the faculty and colleagues.

This prepared case can be treated by the course participants during the module under direct mentoring of the faculty members.



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