Implants I: Getting Started in Implant Dentistry

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Implants I: Getting Started in Implant Dentistry

Type: Lecture | Hands-on
Course Duration: TBA
Credits: 4 CE
Instructed by: Varo Boyer, DDS


Implant dentistry has had more impact on restorative dentistry than any other development in the last three decades.  The placement of implants has historically been the domain of surgeons but for the last 10+ years, the placement of implants by general dentists has become very common.

With the development of 3D imaging and surgical guides, implant placement in acceptable boney sites is now very predictable and does not require advanced surgical training in many instances. The fear of negative consequences has been significantly reduced.

The purpose of this introductory course is to present an overview of implant placement from diagnosis to placement.  It is designed for the dentist that wants to get started in implant placement.


  • Diagnosis and case planning
  • Cone Beam 3D analysis
  • Implant planning software
  • Surgical procedures
  • Analysis of armamentarium
  • Avoiding problems
  • Design and use of surgical guides


  • Guided implant placement

Guest Faculty

Varo Boyer, DDS

Experienced General Dentist and Educator, with special emphasis on implant placement and restoration, oral surgery and third molar extractions.

Clinical Professor – UCLA School of Dentistry Clinical Instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry 2011 – current

UCLA Implant Continuum University of California, Los Angeles 2018 – current

General Dentist – Burbank Family Dental and Canoga Park Dental Performing all aspects of general dentistry, specializing in dental implant placement and restoration. 2011 – current

Doctor of Dental Surgery University of California, Los Angeles 2004 – 2008

Tuition and Incentives

  • $295.00 for dentist.
  • $495.00 if combined w/ AM class – (Anterior Crowns, Bridges and Provisionals: Minimally Invasive Bridge Options)
  • 50% off (base tuition) if repeating the course.
  • Group (2 or more dentists) 25% discount each.

To Register

Call 818-654-7102 or 877-374-3371 or Download the registration form. This form is available in PDF format and is best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by email at or by phone (877) EP4-DDS1 (374-3371).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, signed, and are dated when received at EP. If cancellations are made 30-60 days before the start of the program, 25% of the total tuition must still be paid. 100% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year with no penalties. If cancellations are made 0-30 days before the start of the program, 50% of the total tuition must still be paid. 75% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. If cancellations are made after the start of the program, 100% of the total tuition must still be paid. 50% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. Esthetic Professionals reserves the right to cancel any program seven days prior to the starting date. 100% refunds will be given or transferred to another program.

“An individual course which displays the AACD Recommended Private Education Course logo has a curriculum recommended by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. It may prove helpful in gaining knowledge necessary for the Academy’s Accreditation credential. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee Accreditation. Additional information about the Accreditation credentialing process is available by contacting the AACD at 800-543-9220 or”



Esthetic Professionals, located in Tarzana, California, is a unique dental practice. In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments for the benefit of our patients, we provide fellow dentists with hands-on education and laboratory services. With 30 employees, over 18 faculty members, and a 16,000 square foot facility, we are well-equipped to offer patients and professionals alike unparalleled service and care. Esthetic Professionals serves Los Angeles, California and the surrounding communities.


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