Oct 20 2022

The Complete Clinician 2022

West Coast Institute


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UBC Faculty of Dentistry





Implant dentistry has entered a new era; one of artificial intelligence and expert pre-planning. The Complete Clinician course offers a unique opportunity to learn from expert, interdisciplinary mentorship and supervision of a team of outstanding board-certified specialists, including a prosthodontist, a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who are dedicated to supporting you in your success.

The Complete Clinician course caters to novice implant dentists eager to embark on the rewarding journey of implants; implant placers with limited experience who wish to progress to the next level, and to implant surgeons who would benefit from incorporating computer-guided technology into their implant practice.

With two unique offerings; three full days of didactic and live surgery demos or five full days of didactic, live surgery demos, patient screening and clinical hands-on patient treatment, this course provides exceptional training to learn how to diagnose and perform implant surgery.


  • Observe two live demo surgeries performed by an oral surgeon and a periodontist
  • Participate in full treatment planning of each individual case
  • Learn to place implants using computer-guided implant placement, a cornerstone of this course
  • Receive mentorship, support and one-on-one supervision by a specialist for every surgery
  • Learn best practices of intraoral scanning, 3D facial mapping and digital smile design and 3D printing
  • Learn the most efficient digital workflows and practice protocols
  • Immerse yourself in a full day of live surgeries, where each participant will perform the surgical placement of up to two implants
  • Tuition includes: breakfast, lunch and course handouts.

Out-of-province dentists attending the five day program must obtain a temporary license through the CDSBC to attend the hands-on surgical course. Please visit the CDSBCwebsite to apply;


HURSDAY (All Registrants): Lectures on various aspects of implant treatment planning, surgery & prosthetics.

FRIDAY (All Registrants): Lectures, including a wide range of clinical cases that are reviewed in detail.

SATURDAY (All Registrants): Additional lectures take place, along with two live demonstration surgeries performed by our board-certified specialists in oral surgery and periodontics..

SUNDAY (5-Day Registrants Only): Meet and greet pre-screened patients. Intra-oral clinical photos will be taken and the Cone Beam CT Scan information will be available. This day is devoted to training all participants in detailed treatment planning of real cases in our program. We will go through several patients’ charts, including photos, CT Scan images, digital/conventional models and computer-guided plans. Each participant will thus have the opportunity to view and participate in the treatment planning of past course surgical cases along with cases from their own upcoming patients. Participants will practice hands-on prosthetics and surgery on models with the appropriate kits and instruments provided by Straumann.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 OR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (5-Day Registrants Only): Implant surgery video refresher. Live patient surgeries performed by participants under one-on-one supervision via computer-guided technology

5-Day Registrants: Patient Selection for Surgical Weekend

The patient for your surgical session does not need to be selected before the didactic session begins, however having a patient ready enhances your experience. Patients can be provided for out-of-town and out-of-province dentists, if requested in advance. For those who have requested patients, face-to-face meetings and live exams will be arranged between dentists and patients. When this is not possible, a full set of clinical images and diagnostic data will be presented on PowerPoint. The West Coast Institute will follow up with registrants to coordinate patient details and answer questions regarding patient selection.

5 Day Surgical Program

Up to 42 Hours of Instruction

3 Day Didactic Program

Up to 25 Hours of Instruction (Oct 20- 22, includes lectures & 2 live demo surgeries)

  • Tuition includes: breakfast, lunch and course handouts.


This course went above and beyond all expectations. That it is taught by three different types of specialists to cover three different points of view was terrific – I would recommend this course to anyone with a surgical interest in implants.

This was the perfect course! It provided me with a large base of knowledge to utilize immediately in my practice.

Having three specialists teach on one topic really did make it an all-encompassing education. I will definitely be recommending this course to colleagues of mine.

Awesome instructors, great clinically, amazing throughout!”

a portion of this program is generously sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from:

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Key dental labs
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Hourly Schedule

5-Day Hands On Program:
October 20-23, 2022

8:00 AM5:00 PM
Didactic Sessions
(2 live surgery demos, patient screening)

AND November 19 or 20, 2022

8:00 AM5:00 PM
Hands-on surgical day

3-Day Didactic Program:
October 20-22, 2022

8:00 AM5:00 PM
Didactic Sessions
(2 live surgery demos, patient screening)


  • Dr. Ali Sadeghi
    Dr. Ali Sadeghi
    DMD, MD, FRCD(C)

    Dr. Ali Sadeghi is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as part of his 6-year oral and maxillofacial residency training in the same hospital. He is currently the Department Head of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver and Assistant Clinical Professor at UBC Dentistry. Dr. Sadeghi lectures nationally and internationally on all aspects of Implant Surgery and has private practices in Vancouver and Port Coquitlam, BC.

  • Dr. Kevin Aminzadeh
    Dr. Kevin Aminzadeh
    BSC (Pharmacy), DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Specialist in Prosthedontics

    KEVIN AMINZADEH, BSC (Pharmacy), DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Specialist in Prosthedontics is a board certified Prosthodontist. He had a long dentistry career prior to attending the University of Michigan for his Dental Specialty degree. He is a key opinion leader in the field of implant and microscope enhanced dentistry and an international speaker on Implant and Esthetic Prosthodontics. He is the founder and direct of Implant Genius, an implant treatment planning service utilizing computer guided technology. He is the owner of Key Dental Labs, servicing a niche for esthetic implant and natural tooth restorations. He serves the dental community as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC. His state-of-the-art practice is situated in Vancouver, BC.

  • Dr. Tassos Irinakis
    Dr. Tassos Irinakis

    TASSO IRINAKIS is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive implant patient care and implant education for dental professionals. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor in the faculty of dentistry and has published several articles on implants and bone grafting in peer-reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally and holds two private practices in Vancouver, Nanaimo and Courtenay, BC.

Clinical Session:


Clinical Session:
Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, UBC 2151 Wesbrook Mall
Didactic Lecture:

Location 2

Didactic Lecture:
AMS Student Nest (UBC) MK Forum Room, 6133 University Boulevard


Limited Enrolment Courses require a minimum of 21 days notice for a full refund less $75.00 administration fee. Cancellations made between 21 and 14 days prior to the first day of the program will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be granted for cancellations made less 14 days prior to the first day of the program. Continuing Dental Education at The University of British Columbia reserves the right to cancel courses or switch instructors if deemed necessary by low enrolment, instructor cancellation or other unforeseen issues. In case of course cancellation a full refund will be issued. COVID-19: In the event that a course is cancelled due to an order, an inability to have speakers travel to Canada at the time.


CDE at UBC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

DISCLAIMER: Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. Some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by The University of British Columbia does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product by The University of British Columbia. Fee in full must accompany registration. The tuition fee is deductible for Canadian Income Tax purposes. See cancellation policy

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