ADIA Mission Statement
The mission of the ADIA Winter Implant Symposium is to provide attendees with the most up to date scientific information regarding the identification and treatment of peri-implantitis, immediate implant restorations and delivering excellent patient care while reducing personal stress.
Upon completion of this symposium attendees will:
- Understand the signs and symptoms of peri-implantitis
- Understand the hygienist’s role in maintaining implants
- Understand the steps in immediate implant restorations
- Develop strategies for achieving balance in delivering excellent patient care and personal well-being
ADIA Certification Courses
ADIA DENTAL HYGIENE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (DHCP)
Registered dental hygienists are at the forefront of long term implant success. As healthcare professionals, they are an integral part of the dental implant team providing indispensable oral hygiene therapy, educating patients and implementing clinical protocols. The DHCP provides evidence based training in co-diagnosis, treatment planning and patient assessment. The program will provide attendees with the most current protocols for assessing clinical parameters and techniques for the long-term maintenance and success of dental implants. The different types of implant restorations and the elaboration of patient specific hygiene protocols will also be discussed. Completion of the DHCP will provide the attendees with the knowledge and confidence to provide their patients with the ultimate care in implant maintenance.
ADIA DENTAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (DACP)
Implant dentistry often involves long and complex procedures which sometimes create anxiety for patients. An effective implant assistant must not only set up for the procedure but also monitors the doctor’s and the patient’s needs throughout the procedure. A well-trained dental implant assistant is crucial to the smooth operation of the implant procedure and also ensures the patient’s comfort and well-being. The DACP provides an in-depth education in surgical and prosthetic procedures, armamentarium, infection control, biologics and laboratory procedures. Completion of the DACP will empower attendees with the knowledge and confidence to be an indispensable member of the dental implant team and provide their doctors and patients with the ultimate implant experience.
ADIA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (PMCP)
The smooth operation of a dental implant practice requires a strong and organized leader. A well-trained and educated practice manager is essential to the health and growth of a practice. The practice manager oversees the daily operation of the practice and must also lead the practice in a direction that will increase profitability and reduce stress. The PMCP will review and discuss creating an office culture, effective communication, conflict resolution, internal and external marketing, tracking productivity and profitability as well as scheduling protocols. Completion of the PMCP will empower attendees with the knowledge and confidence as well as the techniques and protocols to successfully create a cohesive happy team, oversee a practice and assure its continued stress-free operation and growth.
ADIA IMPLANT COORDINATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (ICCP)
Dental implants are one of the most successful treatment modalities in dentistry and the demand for dental implants is growing exponentially. In order to successfully grow an implant practice however, a well-trained implant coordinator is indispensable. Once the doctor has diagnosed and treatment planned the patient, the implant coordinator holds the patient’s hand through the entire dental implant process acting as their advocate. The implant coordinator will educate the patient, explain in detail every step of the procedures, review and complete all consent forms and financial arrangements and oversee the case to completion. The ICCP provides an in-depth education in surgical and prosthetic procedures, case presentation, communication skills and the oversight of all phases of an evolving implant case. Completion of the ICCP will empower attendees with the knowledge and confidence to provide their patients with the ultimate implant care while successfully growing an implant practice.