Advanced Implant Study Club

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Advanced Implant Study Club

from 149.00


 AGD Dentist: $2,800.00
*All participants must be AGD Members and are subject to admissions application acceptance
Staff: $149
Limoli Session Only: $395 (Study Club membership not required to attend this session)


Tom Limoli
Dr. Andrew Peterson
Dr. James Rutkowski
Dr. Daniel Petrisor

Date and Location:
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday, Nov 15, 2019: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, Jan 31, 2020: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, Apr 24, 2020: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

OAGDF Center
13333 SW 68th Parkway #1
Tigard, Oregon 97223

CE Credit:

28 Participation Hours

Course Overview:

Course Description: This study club is designed for practitioners who have extensive experience placing and restoring dental implants. It is formally a ‘by invitation only’ group but now, participation is open for those whose applications are accepted. Each session will be directed at the advanced practitioner level.

 October 25, 2019 This course is for you and your staff and will help refine the front office and clinical support your team is able to provide your implant practice. This course will help you streamline and fine-tune your full practice approach!
The day will include an all-day session by Tom Limoli for dentists and front office staff on advanced dental coding for general, periodontal and implant surgical procedures. During the afternoon session, the focus will be on documentation strategies relevant to successful claims: AKA a deep dive into billing for implant placement and restoration.
A special session will be held with Linda Geyer for assistants during the morning that will cover sterile technique and infection control (assistants will join Limoli’s documentation session in the afternoon).

 November 15, 2019: Dr. Andrew Peterson will explore clinical considerations, challenges and interventions for the soft tissue around implants. You will learn the principals and different techniques for soft tissue grafting (around teeth and implants) and clinical benefits of soft tissue augmentation with an evidence-based approach. In addition to soft tissue, a discussion of implant complications and management of peri-implant diseases will be discussed. The second half of the course will be a group discussion with case presentations from the participants. This course includes a one on one 45-minute zoom session with Dr. Peterson about and in advance of participants case presentations.

 January 31, 2020: Dr. James Rutkowski will review relevant pharmacology, grafting materials and blood products. Participants will be invited to submit specific questions in advance of this interactive, live webcasted session. Dr. Rutkowski’s extensive practical experience will blow your mind! He has been invited back to speak for this study club every few years by popular demand!

April 24, 2020: Dr. Daniel Petrisor will speak on ridge augmentation in the mandible specifically around the mental foramen.  You will learn fine dissection techniques in this area and how to graft effectively while avoiding injury to the mental nerve.  Dr. Petrisor will also provide an update on grafting materials like bone products that are truly osteoinductive. He will review osteoconductivifty and discuss specific osteocel type products. This hands-on session will help dispel contradictory information around these topics and bring your practice up to date with the latest techniques.

Course Objectives:

·         Dentists and their staff will be proficient at sterile technique for surgical procedures

·         Learn advance coding for implants and related procedures

·         Become up to date on Dental Pharmacology related to implants including grafting materials

·         Learn standards of practice for grafting and avoiding mental foramen injury

·         Learn to evaluate soft tissue grafting sites around natural dentition and implants

·         Understand different soft tissue techniques and indications

·         Understand when to refer for soft tissue and implant complications

About the Clinicians:

Tom Limoli, Jr. is the nation’s prevailing expert on proper coding and administration of dental insurance benefit claims. He serves as president of Limoli and Associates/Atlanta Dental Consultants, Inc., a company that over the past quarter century has assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process.   Mr. Limoli’s no-nonsense approach to the management of third-party reimbursement has been implemented in thousands of dental practices across the country.  Mr. Limoli received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. Following his work with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Mr. Limoli has actively investigated fraudulent claims for the insurance industry, as well as numerous other third-party fiduciaries.

 Linda Geyer RDA, EFDA, has worked for Dr James A. Miller for the past 19 years and has been in dentistry for 33 years.  She is the Dental Assistant Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for the Oregon AAID Maxicourse. She graduated from California State University, Hayward in 1995.  She acquired her Oral Surgery Assistant Certification in 2003 and IV Start Certificate in 2011 and maintains her ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

 Dr. Peterson received his Bachelor of arts from Carroll College in 2009.  Subsequently, Dr. Peterson received his DMD and MS degrees from Oregon Health & Science University in 2013 and 2017, respectively.  Dr. Peterson maintained a private practice in Lake Oswego and a traveling periodontist model in the greater Portland area from 2017 to 2019.  Pending family circumstances, Dr. Peterson, with his wife, Dr. Vanessa Peterson, recently relocated to Southern California near Upland, California.  Dr. Peterson enjoys lecturing and teaching and is affiliated with Loma Linda Periodontics Department as an adjunct assistant professor.  

 Dr. James Rutkowski is a Pharmacist, Dentist, and has a PhD. in Pharmacology.  He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Jim is also President/CEO of the Clarion Research Group (CRG) in Clarion, PA.  CRG performs translational research for bone growth and salivary diagnostics.  Additionally, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology and a Diplomate/Past-President of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID).  He lectures nationally and internationally on pharmacology, sedation techniques, and bone grafting as it applies to the dental practice. Dr. Rutkowski maintains a general dental practice in Clarion, Pennsylvania with a concentration on apprehensive/medically-compromised patients.  He utilizes oral, IM, inhalation and IV sedation techniques for patient management. 

 Dr. Petrisor is a board-certified, double fellowship trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He holds a dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to medical school, he also completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Following residency, Dr. Petrisor completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstructive surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He then completed an additional fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. In addition to his private practice at Mountain View Oral Surgery, Dr. Petrisor serves as the Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Providence St. Vincent Hospital and the Director of Oral, Head, and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery for the Oral and Maxillofacial Department at OHSU. He is active in both student and resident education, lectures extensively both locally and nationally, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the surgical literature.

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