Ski & Learn Mont Tremblant, Qc


Join Us for Our First Annual Ski & Learn Seminar!



course summary

Implant Planning and Surgical Principles / Bone Grafting and Graftless Approaches 

Implant surgery requires a mastering of surgical anatomy and respecting of basic principles of surgery.  Without mastering the fundamentals of implant surgery, this therapy can pose several risks to the existing dentition and the hard and soft tissue of the oral and maxillofacial complex. 

 Objectives for the first hour include:

  1. Understanding of surgical anatomy

  2. Being able to stratify risk in each patient/case

  3. Treatment planning

  4. Principles of surgical technique


Full arch implant supported/fixed solutions for the edentulous/soon to be edentulous patient have been heavily marketed in our profession.  These solutions can be realized by building up the alveolar ridge with different grafting techniques, versus a reductive approach using different surgical techniques.  

 In our second hour our objectives will be:

  1. Discuss types of bone grafts and their indications and contra-indications

  2. Reductive versus additive approaches to the edentulous/soon to be edentulous ridge.

  3. All-on-X basics and technique

  4. Zygomatic implants in the severely atrophic maxilla


Alveolar Ridge Preservation

The purpose of this course is to advance understanding of both soft and hard tissue preservation after tooth extraction in preparation for dental implant treatment.

-Understand the biologic principles and physiology of the alveolar ridge

-Learn the rationale and indications for ridge preservations

-Understand the biology of the incorporation of the bone graft

-Understand material selection for sutures and membranes

-Learn a step-by-step protocol for alveolar ridge preservation


Surgical & Periodontal Considerations in Implantology

The lecture will provide an overview for indications, planning and periodontal considerations for implant placement for single and multiple implants.

Learning Objectives:
-Realize the biological and physiological differences between a tooth and an implant
-Understand the indications and contraindications for dental implants
-Recognize the basic principles of implant placement


Treatment Planning in the Esthetic Zone / When to Graft and Not to Graft... Pink Ceramic

The anterior maxilla is often referred to as the “esthetic zone”. Tooth replacement in the esthetic zone presents unique challenges for the clinician. Yet, achievement of optimal esthetics in this area can be most rewarding.

The fundamentals for achieving such desired esthetic outcome includes: 1) proper diagnosis and careful treatment planning, 2) precise restoratively driven 3-dimensional implant placement, 3) meticulous hard and soft tissue management either surgically and/or restoratively and 4) proper material selection.


A vast array of treatment options are available to the clinician ranging from conventional delayed implant placement, to immediate implant placement to the use of pink ceramic. Understanding the limitations and associated risk factors of each treatment modality will allow the clinicians both from the surgical and restorative perspective to develop a proper treatment plan.




-Gain proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment planning of implants in the esthetic zone

-Identify potential risk factors and avoid complications associated with implant dentistry

-Indications, contraindications and fundamentals pink ceramic

-Understand the importance of provisionalization in the management of soft tissue



  • Implant Planning and Surgical Principles (Nicholas Makhoul)
  • Periodontal Considerations in Implantology (Thomas Nguyen)
  • Treatment Planning in the Esthetic Zone (Francois Seng)
  • Alveolar Ridge Preservation (Thomas Nguyen)
  • Bone Grafting and Graftless Approaches (Nicholas Makhoul)
  • When to Graft and Not to Graft... Pink Ceramic (Francois Seng)
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