First dental implant continuum comes to completion, plans in the works for fall course
The first 12-day Implant Continuum, a 110-hour continuing education course presented in four modules over six months, was recently offered at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.
The continuum is the only one of its kind in the U.S. that offers live patient care in addition to lectures, hands-on laboratory training and fresh cadaver surgical training. It offers a comprehensive approach for dentists who want to learn how to surgically place and restore dental implants.
Despite a March 5 weather-related school closure, participants came to campus for the last few days of the course, which ended March 7. The first graduating class included 14 attendees, 12 faculty members and four residents from the college’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. The next continuum beginning in September 2015 has a wait list of 40 dentists.