Oct 14 2021 – Nov 21 2021

The Complete Clinician

West Coast Institute


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This comprehensive hands-on surgical course provides one-on-one training to learn how to diagnose and perform implant surgery. The 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 surgeons who would benefit from incorporating computer-guided technology into their implant practice.

Implant dentistry is the beginning of a new era; one of artificial intelligence and expert pre-planning. Make the most of this hands-on, limited attendance course under the expert, interdisciplinary mentorship and supervision of our team of board-certified specialists, including a prosthodontist, a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who are dedicated to supporting you in your success.


  • 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 two days of live surgeries with each participant performing the surgical placement of up to two implants within the same arch
  • Tuition includes: breakfast, lunch and course handouts.

This course includes six full days of training. Lectures and patient screening will be held Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 17. Participants will attend one of the surgical weekends offered November 6 & 7 OR November 20-21, 2021.

“Out of province dentists must obtain a temporary license through the CDSBC to attend this course. Please visit the CDSBC website to apply;”

DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Thursday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

The didactic session runs from Thursday to Sunday. 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.

Thursday: Lectures on various aspects of implant treatment planning, surgery & prosthetics.

Friday: Lectures including a wide range of clinical cases are reviewed in detail.

Saturday: Meet and greet pre-screened patients, selected by course mentors. For those who have requested patients, face-to-face meetings and exams will be arranged between dentists and patients. A full set of photos will be taken and cone beam CT scans will be available. Additional lectures on bone grafting and occlusion will be presented.

Sunday: This day is devoted to treatment planning every single case individually via power point. Each case will be presented with photos, cone beam CT scan images, digital models and computer guided stents. Each participant will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the treatment planning of each individual surgical case. Participants will practice hands-on prosthetics and surgery on models with the appropriate kits and instruments provided by Straumann.

CLINICAL SESSIONS (Saturday and Sunday): Nov. 6 & 7 OR Nov.20 & 21

Saturday: Live demo surgeries by our board certified specialists in oral surgery and periodontics. Live patient surgeries by participants under one-on-one supervision via computer guided technology

Sunday: Live patient surgeries by the participants under one-on-one supervision via computer guided technology.

  • 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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Hourly Schedule

October 14-17, 2021

8:00 AM4:00 PM
Didactic session
This course involves six days of training and will be held over two sessions.

November 6-7, 2021

8:00 AM4:00 PM
Clinical session

(OR) November 20-21, 2021

8:00 AM4:00 PM
Clinical session


  • 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.

Didactic Lecture:


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

Location 2

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

COVID-19: Participants attending any in-person course at UBC must regularly refer to information released by the BC Ministry of Health and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer about COVID-19. Participants must adhere to all health professional guidelines released by the BC Centre for Disease Control, (PICNet) as well as the health and safety guidelines set by UBC. Guidelines may include but are not limited to the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), daily self-assessment prior to visiting UBC, strict adherence to travel restrictions, UBC room capacity limitations, etc.


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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