The Center for Advanced Dental Education is proud to offer the following 2-day courses by world-class clinicians. Each course includes multiple hands- on exercises, therefore, attendance is limited. Early registration is encouraged.


Dr. Ueli Grunder received his DMD degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 1982. His post - graduate education in advanced fixed prosthodontics also came from the University of Zurich.

He received his specialist in fixed prosthodontics of the Swiss Society of Prosthodontics (SSRD) and in implantology of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI).

He maintains a private practice together with Thomas Gaberthuel from 1989 - 2014 and with David Schneider and Jorg Michel since 2018 in Zollikon- Zurich.

He has published numerous papers and extensively lectured nationally and internationally on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. His book "Implants in the aesthetic zone" was published by Quintessence 2015 and has been translated in 11 languages as of today. Dr. Grunder is past- president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SSOI) and Past- President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED).


Reaching an optimal esthetic result in implant therapy is a challenging and large-scale procedure. One of the most important aspects is the predictability of our results. The different disciplines of dentistry which are involved (oral surgery, periodontal surgery, prosthodontics) should not be discussed separately. The only way to achieve a satisfactory result is to take into consideration all possible aspects during every step of the treatment (treatment planning, surgery, prosthodontics). Different treatment modalities and aspects for single tooth replacement and partially edentulous cases will be discussed. This course includes:
Hands on with Models:
- Implant placement and GBR
Hands on with pig jaws:
- Subepithelial connective tissue graft
- Soft tissue augmentation (tunnel technique)
- Inlay graft
- Free gingival graft (gluing technology)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this, participants should be able to: 
- Understand the biological principles
- Identify possible difficulties and limits based on case analysis
- Successfully use immediate implants in the aesthetic zone
- Understand the need for augmentation procedures in the different situation
- Select the ideal bone augmentation technique in compromised sites in the aesthetic zone
- Know the different soft tissue augmentation techniques
- Understand how to work with soft tissue at the prosthetic stage


Friday, september 27, 2024

  • Aesthetics and biological principles in implantology
  • Extraction in aesthetic area
  • Ideal anterior provisional
  • Immediate implants
  • Implant placement in combination with ROG
  • Soft tissue augmentation and second phase
  • Management of the emergency profile in th prosthetic stage
  • Long-term results

Saturday, september 28, 2024

  • Model practice: ROG and Implant Placement
  • Workshop with pig jaws: subepithelial connective tissue graft
  • Workshop pig jaws: soft tissue augmentation - tunnel technique
  • Workshop with pig jaws: free graft
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Prof. Dr. Khoury received his dental education at the St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon followed by specialization in Oral Surgery at the Universities of Freiburg and Muenster, Germany. He was assistant Professor at the University of Muenster where he completed his PhD and scientific habilitation degree. Currently he is full professor at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Muenster and Chairman of the Privatklinik Schloss Schellenstein, Olsberg, Germany. Prof. Khoury has several patents, more than 110 Publications, 3 textbooks and 800 lectures/ courses and serves on editorial boards of several journals.


This course will focus on the biology and not only on the surgical technique. In addition, some soft tissue management will be addressed in combination with bone grafting procedures (e.g. lateral approach and tunnel approach, during 3D bone augmentation, Kazanjian vestibuloplasty), as well as some papilla reconstruction techniques.

Hands on Workshops: 
- The Bone Core Technique: a minimally invasive approach for bone augmentation (simultaneously with implant insertion) using bone graft harvested from the implant socket. This technique became in the last few years very popular because of the simple surgery and great results. This exercise is performed on a resin mandible.
- The Bone Block Technique: harvesting from the retromolar area using the micro saw splitting the block and grafting following our SBB (shell) technique. The thin bone plates are stabilized with micro screws. This exercise is performed on the same resin mandible.

Elevate your dental practice to the next level with Prof. Dr. Khoury! 

Discover the secrets of rapid treatment with implants, bone grafts and soft tissues.

Unique practical session, where you will master advanced surgical procedures with autogenous bone.

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Dr. Rossi graduated in dentistry with honors in Genova and then specialized in Periodontology at Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine in 1992. He received the M.Sc.D. in Periodontology with a publication in the Journal of Periodontology.

He has been doing research in the field of guided tissue regeneration with different groups. He has been a professor in the departments of Periodontology in different universities (Genova, Padova, Pisa, Chieti, Roma) and is a professor at the Master in Periodontology program at the University of Roma 'Sapienza since 2000.

He is a member of the Italian Society of Perio (SidP), International member of the American Academy of Periodontology and an active member of the Italian Society of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).

Dr. Rossi is a national and international speaker and an author of publications on peer reviewed magazines. He is also a co- author of the book Bone Biomaterials and Beyond, having particularly contributed to the chapters on guided tissue regeneration.  


Ridge defects are a very common finding after tooth extraction. Recent literature has shown that the pattern of bone and soft tissue remodeling can obtain up to 50% of the original volume. Many different surgical approaches have been proposed over the years to correct ridge defects, but the results have often been inconsistent or difficult to reproduce on a daily basis.

For some time, surgeons have relied on the guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique, taking advantage of a barrier membrane to protect the blood clot, combined with different combinations of autogenous bone and bone grafts from various sources. If some kind of understanding has been reached and certain guidelines adopted for the treatment of horizontal defects, those for tridimensional and vertical defects still present a challenge.

About a decade ago, a new biomaterial became available on the market - a membrane made of collagenated equine bone called cortical lamina - which provided to be reliable and easy to handle for both horizontal and vertical defects.


Friday, June 6, 2025

Cortical lamina techniques - present and future of 3D ridge augmentation.

Saturday, June 7, 2025

Diagnosis and inter-disciplinary treatment of altered passive eruption (gummy smile)
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