In-person Study Club

San Antonio, TX on November 10-13, 2022

San Antonio, TX on November 10-13, 2022

Enhancing Your Implant Practice
Through Ceramic Implants

Educators from the US, Germany, Costa Rica, and Switzerland will be presenting several amazing topics in ceramic implant therapy, PRF, bone grafting, practice management, latest trends and more.


Immediate and delayed implant placement techniques using ceramic implants

How understanding patient psychology translates into explosive practice growth

Bone grafting for ceramic implants, a practice team approach to comprehensive care

Digital treatment planning workflows for ceramic implants, creating the correct immediate load prosthetics

Optimizing ceramic implants treatment in the esthetic zone

Strategic planning for your practice

Nutrition for optimal health and recovery


Sleep apnea and ceramic implants

Transforming dentistry through artificial intelligence

LSCC (Low Speed Centrifugation Concept) the indication-based application of solid and liquid blood concentrates

Integrating ozone for successful implant outcomes.

Additional Workshops

On Thursday and Sunday

Three optional workshops will be available: The SDSACC Accelerate Course, Utilizing Lasers hands-on, and Extractions and Oral Surgery hands-on courses. We will also be hosting a half day program for surgical and dental assistants: Learning to work with ceramic implants in your practice.

SDSACC Accelerate Course
with Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz


Common Fotona Laser Uses
with Dr. Judson Wall


Modern Atraumatic and Surgical Extraction Techniques with Dr. Thomas Wiedemann



8:00 – 9:00am: Dr. Griffin Cole
9:00 – 10:30am: Kelly J. Blodgett

10:30 – 11:00am: Break

11:00 – 12:00pm: Dr. Len Tau
12:00 – 1:00pm: Dr. Thomas Wiedemann

1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00 – 3:00pm: Andres Fernandez

3:00 – 3:30pm: Break

3:30 – 5:00pm: Dr. Judson Wall


8:00 – 9:00am: Lior Sher
9:00 – 10:00am: Dr. Shepard Delong

10:00 – 10:30am: Break

10:30 – 12:00pm: Dr. Ulrich Volz

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm: Dr. King & Dr. Chang
2:00 – 3:00pm: Tamara Uribe

3:00 – 3:30pm: Break

3:30 – 4:30pm: Shelby Kahl
3:30 – 4:30pm: Dr. Vladimir Pastouk

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Dental Assistant Training

Saturday, June 24; 8:30am-12:00pm

Up the game of your team! We have designed a morning session specifically for Dental Assistants to help give them a grounding in ceramic implantology, practices and allied therapies. Let your team help YOU in reassuring your patients that SDS Ceramic implants are the best choice for the appearance and their health.

Your assistant will learn the basics of “A day in Surgery” to assist their knowledge of Patient consents, PRF, SDS implants and drilling protocol, Ozone, making temporaries on implants and post operative instructions. This will greatly advance and enhance their understanding and knowledge, as well as, give them confidence in these areas, which can improve their assisting skills, patient education and more!

Assistant Pricing for the Entire Weekend is $299.00


SDS Members
$295 Up to 26 Hours of CE


Dr. Thomas Wiedemann

Robotic Assisted Implantology: Stepping into the Future of Implant Surgery

The use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning and 3D image planning software programs are becoming mainstay to contemporary dental practice and more so in implant dentistry. Utilization of these digital technologies has allowed the dental and surgical teams to plan complex surgeries virtually and has enabled guided tools to assist with the surgical placement of endosteal dental implants. Three types of guided implant surgeries have emerged from 3D imaging and planning technology: physical static guides, stereoscopic camera-based dynamic navigation, and more recently haptic robotic guidance.

Robot-assisted dental surgery combines the advantages of both the physical constraints of static guides and the flexibility of image-based dynamic navigation. The first FDA approved commercially available robotic system for dental implant surgery provides physical (haptic) as well as visual guidance to the surgeon during dental implant surgery. Robotic technology also provides a valuable aid to the dental prosthetic and surgical teams during dental implant rehabilitation. Based on the widespread use and reliability of robotic technology in other areas of medicine, robotic technology will play a significant role in the accuracy of metal free implant rehabilitation in the future as well as in predoctorial and postgraduate education.

Content of the lecture:

  • Etiology, risk factors, prevalence, classification of peri-implant bone defects
  • Clinical manifestations, examinations and radiologic diagnostics of ailing and failing implants, the role of Vitamin D in early implant failure
  • Differential diagnosis of peri – implantitis, Titanium intolerance
  • Decision making process: When to save or to remove an implant
  • Broad based and scientific literature supported overview of non-surgical treatment options and surgical therapy approaches (resective and regenerative) used in modern peri-implantitis management and treatment
  • Optional amendment: Modern techniques of implant removal (explanation)

Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS is currently a full-time Clinical Associate Professor at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral- and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery (EBOMFS) and the title of a Diplomate of the International congress of oral implantologists (ICOI) has been conferred upon him.


Professor Wiedemann´s career consists of 25 + years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting as well as successfully operating private practices and providing the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including surgical Implant Dentistry. In addition, he offers 15+ years of professional experience as Expert Witness and Consultant in Health Care Management. 

He is the author of many publications, speaker and course director in national and international conferences on oral surgery and implantology related topics and serves on the editorial board of several renowned and peer reviewed scientific journals.


Research interest


His special research interests are: minimal invasive surgical techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, medical and dental emergency care, ceramic implants, titanium intolerance, peri-implantitis and implant failures, surgical complications management in implant dentistry and oral surgery. He has acquired extensive expertise in implant surgery with multiple implant systems (titanium and zirconia) since 1995 and is well versed in innovative concepts of bone augmentation and soft tissue regeneration, CBCT-guided, robotic-assisted and piezo-surgery. 

Dr. Shahram Ghanaati MD, DMD, PHD, FEBOMFS

The Use Of Blood Concentrates For Enhancing Dental Surgical Procedures: Introduction Of LSCC (Low Speed Centrifugation Concept) For Augmentation With PRF, Biologized Biomaterials Along With Ceramic Implant Insertion Based On The Open Healing Concept

In the last decades the blood concentrates proved more and more to promote the outcome in dental surgery. A significant better wound healing process was observed. This positive benefit let to introduction of a relatively large number of different centrifuge types and different protocols. The latter aspects, however, makes it very difficult for dentists to choose the right protocol or centrifuge.

In the present lecture, a scientific overview about different blood concentrates with and without anticoagulants is given. By introducing the Low Speed Centrifugation Concept, it will be highlighted that exactly similar solid liquid matrices can be gained by different centrifuge types, when respecting that RCF (relative centrifugal force) can be calculated for every centrifuge when maximal radius of the latter is known. By presenting five ongoing randomized clinical trials the positive contribution of solid and liquid blood concentrates will be highlighted, especially in augmented regions along with tissue level ceramic implants by means of the open healing concept.

Professor of Oral, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery
Deputy Director and Executive Senior Physician
Head of FORM-lab (
Head of Head and Neck Cancer Center

Medical Center of the Goethe University Frankfurt
Department for Oral, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, building 23 B, UG
60590 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Georgios E. Romanos D.D.S., PH.D., Prof. DR. Med. Dent.

Is Titanium (as Biomaterial) Responsible for Peri-implant Diseases?

Peri-implant diseases are relatively common in Implant Dentistry and there is no evidence about the best treatment approach. The main etiological factors are the bacteria accumulation in the per-implant area and the host response. However, recent studies show presence of titanium particles and Titanium ions in the soft tissues and therefore a supplemental possible aetiology for peri-implantitis. Decontamination of the implant surface is associated with additional accumulation of particles in the peri-implant area.

The lecture will present alternative options to titanium and how implant dentistry in the future can allow aesthetic improvements and an establishment of a peri-implant soft and hard tissue interface without risks. We will focus on the titanium contaminants from the moment of the implant insertion in the dense bone, under loading conditions as well as at the peri-implant inflammatory reactions at the titanium-bone interface. Last but not least the use of laser-assisted technology to decontaminate titanium and zirconia implants to treat peri-implantitis will show the potential risks of this technology on titanium compared to zirconia dental implants.


Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about the significance of titanium nanoparticles as etiological factors of peri-implantitis
  • To demonstrate alternative options to titanium in implant dentistry
  • To present treatment options for decontamination of dental implant biomaterials

Professor of Periodontology and Director of Laser Education at Stony Brook University (SBU), School of Dental Medicine (SDM). Professor (Prof. Dr. med. dent.) of Oral Surgery/Implant Dentistry in Frankfurt/Germany; Fully trained in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery in Germany and in USA; Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany; Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology; Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration Foundation and the Implantology Research Group of the IADR; Fellow of American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Osseointegration, Int. College of Dentists, ICOI, ITI Foundation, Pierre Fauchard Academy; American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Great of NY Academy of Prosthodontics, Int. Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics and the American College of Dentists. Author in more than 450 publications (h-Index: 72; over 15,000 citations), 7 books; over 700 presentations worldwide; lecturer in more than 50 countries; Recipient of many scientific awards.

Dr. Chris Phelps

Creating a Strategic Plan For Your Practice

A wise mentor once said: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Too often Dentists go through the course of their practice existence acting reactively to the challenges and issues that continually develop. This leads to constant stress and frustration and never lends time to finding a way to get out in front of it all and reach your practice’s full potential. In this talk, Dr. Christopher Phelps, DMD CMCT is going to discuss how you can buy back your time, allowing you to create a strategic plan for your practice. 

Discussing all of the raw materials you can use to create actionable and achievable goals. By taking this more proactive approach in your business thinking you’ll find the success you’re looking for. Whether that be a better work-life balance, grow multiple offices or just achieve a level of financial success you never thought possible.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand the importance of mindset and how important it is in shaping the decisions you make in your practice.
  • Learn how to buy back your time and become more proactive in your thinking. 
  • Discover the areas you can use to create a strategic game plan for your practice and how to set actionable, achievable goals in the process.  

In his first 7 years of practice he grew the revenue of his practices by a factor of 10X, going from 1 practice location to 4 locations. After selling two of those offices for profit, Dr. Phelps focused on maximizing the capacity of his remaining 2 practices and had 2 consecutive years of $1,000,000 revenue growth at each of the two practices, effectively collecting with 2 offices what he had collected when he owned 4 offices. A major part of this success was the Call Tracker ROI program he developed which helped increase his new patient numbers from 60/month to averaging over 300/month; all the while decreasing his marketing expenses by 74%.

Dr. Phelps is a key opinion leader to several large dental companies was awarded the 2016 Doctor’s Choice National Dentist Award (from 6,000 nominated). In addition, Dr. Phelps is an expert in the Science of Influence and Ethical Persuasion. For the last 8 years he’s worked with companies like Nobel Biocare, Sybron Dental, Implant Direct, BioHorizons and OsteoReady to train General Dentists from all over the country in the surgical art of implant placement. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Judson Wall

Light Therapy

Aculase® is the use of light and/or laser to stimulate acupuncture points to achieve a therapeutic result. More and more literature is being published showing the oral-systemic benefits of red light, IR light and laser light. The purpose of this lecture is to enlighten the audience about how to help the body heal using light therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review physiology behind photobiomodulation and light therapy
  • Review indications and calculations for PBM using various light therapies
  • Review literature supporting use of light in oral/systemic healing

Dr. Judson Wall has been helping patients heal for more than 20 years.  He has a passion for sharing knowledge and understanding.  Dr. Wall has been teaching laser use and light therapy for the past 10 years.  He owns and operates Holistic Dental Education, LLC, which is responsible for the education and training of dentists worldwide in holistic dental medicine. Dr. Wall has earned a fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is accredited with the IAOMT.

Dr. Phillip Mollica

Integration of Oxygen/Ozone for Successful Implant Outcomes

This presentation will discuss the physiologic, anatomic, and biochemical implications for integration of oxygen/ozone for enhanced implant outcomes.

Oxygen/Ozone applications as related to implants comes in numerous forms from, gas, water, and oil all designed to support and enhance the healing process associated with osteogenic activity in the bone/implant interface.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic science of oxygen/ozone.
  • Discuss the different applications techniques to support implant healing and or recovery.
  • Techniques for soft tissue management during the pre and post crown placement.

Dr. Phil Mollica is considered a pioneer in the development and integration of oxygen/ozone application in dental medicine.  Dr. Mollica was introduced to ozone in 1997 and developed the standard of care in ozone dentistry, as we know it today. Dr. Mollica has earned three doctorates in dentistry, integrative medicine and naturopathic medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey and Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Washington D.C.  respectively. He also earned a master’s degree in Human Anatomy from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry. Dr. Mollica is the founder and President of the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry (ACIMD). Dr. Mollica is a full Professor of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine. He has earned his Accreditation and Mastership within the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicolgy and is currently Chairman of the Periodontal and Associated Soft Tissue Committee. Dr. Mollica is board certified in Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Oro-Facial Pain, and Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine. He travels the world and trains doctors in ozone therapy and Integrative Biologic Dentistry.  He is an international lecturer, trainer, author and serves on numerous boards. Dr. Mollica is an editor on a number of scientific journals. He is currently serves as the Vice-President of the American Academy of Ozone Therapy. He is in private practice in Saddle Brook, New Jersey with his wife Dr. Karen Rockefeller-Mollica.

Kelly J. Blodgett

Psychology is the Secret to Success – How Respecting the Autonomy of your Patients Creates Explosive Practice Growth!

The concept that “Doctor knows best” has existed for decades and is largely to blame for the disconnect between patient and care provider. With such a heavy focus in pre-doctoral studies on core sciences such as biochemistry and microbiology it is understandable why the majority of doctors come into the work-force with a better understanding of how to interact with a petri dish than with people. This presentation will provide proven steps on how to deepen your relationships and better connect with your patients (and everyone else in your life!). 

Dr. Blodgett will share how his educational background in psychology and work as a crisis counselor helped him develop the effective communication systems and grow his practice to 10-times its original production level. His example demonstrates how your practice can be insurance independent and technologically progressive all while respecting the autonomy of your patients.

Learning Objectives/Concepts to Absorb:

  1. Patient Experience – Love, don’t judge
  2. Accurate Language – Wants, not needs
  3. Active Listening – Ask, don’t tell

Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett is redefining the modern dental experience. Over the past 20 years he has created a practice which is recognized as an international hotspot for Dental Tourism. He attracts those who seek a holistic and integrative biological approach to their oral health. Through his weekly Toxic Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday social media posts, Dr. Blodgett shares truths not commonly discussed in traditional dental settings. His post series illustrate his patients’ incredible journeys back to health along with providing best practices for predictable oral and systemic health.

Dr. Andres Fernandez

Complex Cases Solved with Zirconia Iimplants. A Predictable Workflow

In our daily practice we often have very challenging cases, this presentation seeks to propose a simple and reproducible workflow for the best handling of these cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the biology behind the bone graft.
  • CCCARD classification.
  • Ideal bone graft based in the implant situation.
  • Tips and tricks to harvest the bone in the oral cavity

Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is committed to improving the oral health of his patients and also the correction of dento-cranial-maxillofacial deformities. He obtains his Dental Degree in the University Latina of Costa Rica in 2000, then in 2005 the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Master’s degree in the Javeriana University of Colombia. He has several fellowships and continuum education in dental implants including in the Pennsylvania State and Harvard University. Dr. Fernandez is the Co-Founder of Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica, where have been the main center for SDS live course in Costa Rica. He is the past President of the Costa Rica Academy of Oral and maxillofacial Surgery and works in several Education foundations as the AO foundation in Switzerland.  

Francis Horning

It Takes a Village: A Team Approach to Comprehensive Care

Studies suggest that repeated statements are perceived as more truthful than statements made less frequently, “presumably because repetition imbues the statement with familiarity.” In simple terms: frequency breeds familiarity, and familiarity breed trust. Is your patient hearing a consistent message from the whole dental team? Having your staff fully trained in the aspect of the services the office delivers will increase 3 things: patient understanding, patient trust, and case acceptance. From the first call with the receptionist to the doctor’s chair, an office that is fully empowered is a successful one.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the rationale for full staff training to improve morale and increase case acceptance.
  • Discuss best practices in staff development to engage all members of the staff and how it impacts patients’ perception and acceptance.
  • Understand how staff engagement and training can improve final outcomes of treatment recommendations and delivery.

Fran is an international speaker, coach, and trainer on the topic of Biological Dentistry. She is the Assistant Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine as well as their Hygiene Committee Chair. In addition, she is a lecturer for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, on their Hygiene Committee, and a hygiene mentor. Also, she is a lecturer, and coach for KT Dental Seminars, an independent presenter at Dental Studies Institute, and the owner of Integrative Perio Solutions LLC and Hygiene Naturally which focuses on the education of biological dentistry.

John Lavicka

The Blueprint of Possibilities

In this lecture, John Lavicka will discuss the importance of case planning and diagnostic mock-ups for use in the ceramic implant workflow.  We will discuss the different ways clinicians can leverage laboratory CAD/CAM capability to improve their efficiency and accuracy in both aesthetic and functional outcomes immediately after implant placement.  By leveraging intraoral esthetic mock-ups, digital surgical planning, and milled immediate prosthetics, clinicians can provide a superior quality experience and care to their patients.  This improvement in care and effectiveness will ultimately reflect a more profitable business model.  Dental Ceramics has the case experience and artistic approach necessary to obtain the high-level results every patient deserves.

  • The use of additive mock-ups to treatment plan large-scale comprehensive treatment
  • The digital treatment planning workflow
    • Predictability with aesthetics and function
    • Use of design matrixes for immediate temporization
  • See how different tools in Dental CAD programs can aid as visual aids in treatment planning video conferencing.
  • Types of Immediate load prosthetics and their differences
    • Combining surgical planning with milled, ready to reline PMMA bridges

John is the second-generation owner and president of Dental Ceramics Inc, since 1988. In 2006, John founded The Center for Exceptional Practices; an ADA CERP and AGD PACE certified facility designed to enable restorative dentists to achieve higher levels of success in clinical practice through lecture and hands-on programs. He has devoted more than 40 years to developing a dental laboratory that focuses on exceptional services- combining art, science and technology with personal attention and care.

John is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an alumni, a visiting faculty, and on the Board of The Pankey Institute.  He is a member of numerous study clubs and is devoted to constantly pursuing higher levels of understanding and ability.

Dr. Yuriy May

Optimizing Ceramic Implants Treatment in the Esthetic Zone: Case Planning, Surgical Protocol, Temporary Prothesis and Final Restoration

Achieving optimal results in Implant therapy in the Aesthetic zone requires careful planning and precision in executing all steps. We will review all the steps in the implant process in detail that are required to attain constantly predictable outcome. Pre-Surgical planning, Implant selection, implant position placement and temporization technique will be reviewed. We will discuss the benefits of digital technology to help achieve ideal esthetic restoration on ceramic implants in the anterior zone. Benefits of SDS implant design will be discussed compared to other ceramic implant systems available on the market.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand ideal implant position placement in the maxillary and mandibular anterior regions
  • Recognize different temporization techniques to aid implant healing and ideal cosmetic outcome
  • Understand how digital technology can help achieve predictable esthetic restorative results in ceramic implantology

Dr. May received his dental degree from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed GPR residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City. After working in private practice for a number of years, Dr. May started his own practice focusing on full mouth reconstruction, oral implantology and metal free dentistry using the latest digital dentistry techniques and technology. Located in Connecticut, Dr. May has established a leading zirconia implant practice in the Northeast USA focusing on specialized full mouth metal-free reconstruction cases. He is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a Founding Board member of the American Academy of Ceramic Implantology, a member of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology board certified in Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine

Dr. Kimberly Baer

Zirconia Implants from A-Z

Letting go of titanium and working through the learning curve of Zirconia placement and restoration. Dr. Kimberly Baer will share with you her experience in transition from general dentist to biological dentist, and how Swiss Dental Solutions Biohealth Concept helped her tie together seemingly unrelated education specialties, providing patients comprehensive dental treatment plans focused on whole-body health. Learn how to create truly healthy patients by exploring the interconnections between mouth and body and applying evidence-based treatment concepts.


  • Understanding the placement differences between titanium and Zirconia
  • Understanding the advantages of SDS implants vs. other brands
  • Understanding the advantages of sedation with treatment.

Dr. Kimberly Baer is a Maryland native, receiving both her Undergraduate in Biology and Doctoral in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. Since then, she has earned a Master’s degree in Implantology from NYU in 2001, as well as Master’s degrees in Biological Medicine & Toxicology, and Orthodontics. Dr. Baer is board certified in Naturopathic Medicine, and received her board certification in IV Anesthesia from Duquesne University in 2012. In 2001 Dr. Baer opened the doors to Natural Dentist Associates in North Bethesda, MD.


In addition to her degrees, Dr. Baer has received certifications in a multitude of areas, including Ceramic Implantology with Swiss Dental Solutions in Switzerland, Airway Dentistry with Dr. Felix Liao, Hal Huggins Biological Dentistry, and Epigenetic Growth Appliance Therapy with Vivos. She is a certified fellow with the IAOMT, and continues to expand her education through regular seminars, conferences, and continued education courses.


Dr. Baer is extremely passionate about providing quality dental care that does not compromise overall health, offering her patients a dental experience that is free from toxins, BPA, fragrances, and fluoride. Dr. Baer’s areas of expertise include IV anesthesia, and alternative services like ozone therapy, safe amalgam filling removal, dental materials testing, natural orthodontics, laser dentistry, and non-metal zirconia SDS ceramic dental implants. She built her biological dental practice with a strong emphasis on non-reactive and bio-friendly materials, always staying current with the newest dental innovations – especially those that are evidence-based and emphasize biocompatibility.

Dr. Dominik Nischwitz

THE FOOD DESIGN CONCEPT – How to “Think in Nutrients” for Optimal Health and Recovery

When it comes to the osseointegration of neutral or biological inert zirconia implants the osseointegration follows a different mechanism than their metal based titanium counterparts. Whereas the latter osseointegrate through an ongoing silent inflammation process with cytokines like TNFa and IL1-b involved, zirconia implants only osseointegrate in healthy bone without any help of a chronic inflammation. The body therefore must be able to build bone which requires a few physiological mechanisms. Think of this as building a new house: you would need bricks, wood, cement and of course a lot of workers to build the new home. 

Supplying the body with enough building material and workers to build bone will boost the regeneration and buildup of new tissue like bone and surrounding gum. We will have a look at the timing and amounts of the macronutrients. protein, fats and carbs. We will review how to tune the food first approach with the right micronutrients like vitamin D3, vitamin K2, Omega-3 fatty acids, minerals like magnesium and other crucial cofactors in order to help the patient achieve optimal health, therefore ideal ossification which will lead to better results with the ceramic implant osseointegration.

Dr. Dominik Nischwitz is a Specialist in Biological Dentistry and Ceramic Implants, functional medicinepractitioner, one of the world’s leading biohackers and current Vice President of the ISMI – InternationalSociety of Metal-Free Implantology. With his father, Dr. Nischwitz co-founded DNA Health and AestheticsCenter for Biological Dentistry in Tubingen, Germany in 2015. Dr. Nischwitz has exclusively used ceramicimplants since 2013, placing more than 3000 to date. A pioneer in the field of holistic dentistry, Dr.Nischwitz regularly gives lectures around the world and has recently published his first book “It ‘s All InYour Mouth” at Chelsea Green. He trains traditional dentists in biological dentistry and believes that allhealth starts in the mouth.

Dr. Martha Cortes

Reversing Sleep Apnea, Craniofacial Deformities and Creating Nonsurgical Facelifts

Our world and way of life has changed a lot over the years. From the foods we eat to our environment, the chemicals and stressors we’re exposed to, our breathing and facial structures have changed. As a result the day-to-day face is longer, more compressed, and even more importantly our functional breathing is being hindered.

Utilizing a neuromuscular approach for implant and restoration cases, this lecture will discuss implants and osseous remodeling craniofacial deformities – creating nonsurgical facelifts. We will look at implantation, how the position of the lower jaw affects the airway, how the bite affects the craniofacial structure and posture, and approaches to treating patients with sleep apnea. Join me and let’s discover these possibilities together!


Learning Objectives:

  • The airway, osseous remodeling and how the jaws impacts our breathing
  • Approaches towards airway expansion with positioning the lower jaw and the bite
  • A look into neuromuscular dentistry and implantation to great nonsurgical facelifts

Martha Cortés, DDS is a general, cosmetic, biological, neuromuscular and laser dentist who sub-specializes in the treatment of sleep breathing disorders, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Her methods include non-surgical techniques to treat TMD, as well as, facial-airway-enhancement remodeling techniques designed to treat sleep apnea.


As a multi-boarded practitioner and lecturer, Dr. Cortés does not just focus on the teeth, she considers your teeth and your body as a whole, incorporating a biological edge in her approach, techniques and practice. It is with this background in combination with her knowledge of neuromuscular dentistry, and use of her training from Paracelsus and Swiss BioHealth, that she amplifies her surgical skill, removing infection and placing zirconia implants.


Constantly studying new techniques while expanding current ones, Martha Cortés truly rises to challenge standards and approaches to treat her patient’s health. Beginning with your mouth, she brings truth and light into her trademark “Your Smile, Your Health” ™️. 


Outside the office, Dr. Cortés enjoys seeing live music and art, as well as going dancing with family and friends. In addition, she loves to study; expanding her breadth of knowledge in her current fields and techniques, and find new methods and tools to better the health of her patients. In addition, she is a published author who is working on her latest book which focuses on helping people sleep well, breathe well, and live well.

Dr. Roya Zandsparsa

Transforming Dentistry Through Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Here

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been used in many aspects of human society, including medicine, and it is also being used more and more widely in dentistry.

AI can assist dental providers with valuable information in real time and can increase clinicians’ ability to measure the effectiveness of different treatment modalities. Currently, the applications of AI extend from research and development of new dental materials to diagnostic tools (e.g., to detect caries, periapical lesions, and periodontal disease), to treatment planning and oral health care delivery, to the post-treatment monitoring, and follow-ups. Since detection and diagnosis of dental decay, periodontal disease, and related treatment can be subjective, the use of AI can fill the void of inaccuracies and potentially standardize dental treatment. As a result, diagnoses can be more accurate and treatment planning can be more precise.

  • In this presentation the basic concepts and principles of AI, the new advancements, new approaches, and applications of AI along with other advanced technologies in dentistry will be discussed. Participants will get a basic introduction and will explore how AI is already being used, and its impact on dentistry, as well as its potential and what they can do with this transformational technology. 


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the basic concepts and principles of AI
    • Identify the applications of AI in clinical and research field
    • Learn how to implement & choose the appropriate advanced dental technologies into their dental practices efficiently
    • Explain advantages, challenges, limitations, and outlook for use of AI in dentistry

Dr. Roya Zandparsa is a Professor and Biomaterials Course Director at the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Immediate Past President of American Academy of Dental   Science, and the Founder & CEO of Expert Dental Advisory.


Dr. Roya Zandparsa received her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Master of Science in Biomaterials & Biomimetics and Certificate in Prosthodontics from New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science and New York University College of Dentistry, respectively. She completed a fellowship in Implant Dentistry from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, a fellowship in Academic Leadership from American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute, and obtained few certificates in advanced surgical implant Dentistry, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economics from Harvard Business School (HBS), and a certificate in The Iterative Innovation Process from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Dr. Zandparsa has received numerous awards during her academic career for being an outstanding scholar & clinician, excellence in clinical teaching, & exemplary leadership. She has been making major contribution in research in various areas, which resulted in numerous published articles and book chapters. She has been lecturing and presenting both nationally and internationally, reviewing manuscripts for several Journals and serving as an Editorial Board of MDPI (An Open Access Online Journal).

Dr. Rebekka Hueber

Safe, Predictable and Easy Immediate and Late Implant Placement with SDS Zirconia Implants

Immediate implant placement with ceramic implants requires a reliable system that guarantees high primary stability even in low residual bone. You will learn how this is achieved, which mistakes should be avoided to be successful and what the future of guided implantation with SDS implants will be.

Learning Objectives:

  • Tips and tricks for the implant placement according to different indications
  • Ten mistakes you should avoid becoming a great surgeon doing zirconia implants
  • The future of guided implantation with SDS implants

Dr. Rebekka Hueber is the leader of the dental department and accredited specialist in biological dentistry at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland. She graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany and completed the four-year and recognized specialization as a specialist dentist for oral surgery, biological dentistry and zirconia implant. Dr. Hueber is a well respected international lecturer, key opinion leader, and educator in the application of ceramic implants and biological dentistry and is an author of several articles and publications in recognized journals.

Additional Workshops

Hands-On: Common Fotona Laser Uses

Transforming Dentistry Through Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Here

The most versatile dual wavelength laser on the market is the Fotona Lightwalker.  With Er:YAG and Nd:YAG, it is the perfect instrument for dentistry.  Hard tissue, soft tissue, and photobiomodulation treatments are all easily delivered with the touch of a button (and some training).  The purpose of this hands-on event is to familiarize dentists with some of the most common procedures that can be performed by the Fotona Lightwalker dual wavelength laser.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review hard tissue laser use (bone and teeth) – indications and settings
  • Review soft tissue laser use (gingiva, tongue, soft palate) – indications and settings
  • Review photo biomodulation – indications and settings
  • Practice all of the above


Hands-On: Modern Atraumatic and Surgical Extraction Techniques

Complications Management, Socket Grafting, GBR and Other In-Office Oral Surgery Procedures for General Dentists

The course consists of lectures and hands-on training on porcine mandibles.
This course is under the direction of Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, full-time faculty member and Assistant Director for Advanced Programs in Oral Surgery / Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Wiedemann s career consists of more than 25 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He has special interests in dental emergency care, pain management, minimal invasive surgical strategies and techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

He has acquired extensive expertise in implant surgery with multiple systems since 1995. He is very well versed in innovative concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction (intra- and extraoral autogenous donor bone grafts), maxillary sinus graft surgery, bone and tissue regeneration, CBCT guided- and piezo-surgery. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (EBOMFS) and has Diplomate status in the International congress of oral implantologists (ICOI).


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course doctors will be able to:

  • Understand and apply non-surgical and surgical techniques used in modern exodontia
  • Apply minimally invasive and alveolar ridge-protecting extractions in the general dental practice
  • Manage common complications associated with tooth extractions
  • Analyze and evaluate surgical difficulty and manage risk assessment in medically compromised patients who need tooth extractions
  • Perform current simple concepts and principles of GBR, including socket preservation, as related to pre-implantological extractions
  • Perform other frequent and common oral surgery procedures in the general dental practice
  • Understand and avoid medico-legal issues associated with oral surgery by careful case selection and informed patient consent


SDS Accelerate

Expand your portfolio and offer your patients safe immediate implants in all regions including upper molars

The SDS ACCELERATE CONCEPT is primarily suited to expert dental surgeons who already have practical experience in ceramic implant placement. It provides you with everything you need to know to successfully place immediate implants in nearly all sockets.

In this course with Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz you will learn everything biologically and
mechanically necessary to successfully implant ceramics in all alveoli immediately! 

The micronutrient supplementation is sophisticated at this level. It includes vitamin C, magnesium and the anti-inflammatory Omega 3 in addition to vitamin D3 and K2. Rounding out this concept is the use of ozone and blood concentrates. Accelerate your protocols and give your patients what they want!

Dentists: $390