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Soft Tissue Implant Course Monroe Oct 2019

October 10-12, 2019 | MONROE, LA

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No implant treatment is esthetically and functionally complete without considering soft tissue. Nothing is more true than saying “The bone sets the tone, the tissue is the issue”. Screen Shot 2019 06 17 at 9 38 14 AM

Dr. Vance Costello and The Implant Know-How Team invites you to attend a intense 3-day LIVE Dental Implant Surgical Course where the main focus is also on Soft Tissue Applications.

This course will help develop your skill set and become more proficient with implant based soft tissue management and commonly used soft tissue grafting techniques. In conjunction with Precision FULLY Guided Implant Surgery as well as FREE-Handed surgery we will focus on soft tissue reconstruction techniques and principles to achieve optimal prosthetic goals for the patients.

Screen Shot 2019 06 17 at 9 38 28 AMThe course is taught from a restorative driven perspective where we recognize and tackle common soft tissue challenges that is often encountered when treating patients.

One day of workshops & lectures is followed by 2 days of Live surgeries performed by YOU. The cases are selected to give the attendees experience in a variety of implant & soft tissue treatment scenarios that you will experience in your office. A step-by-step learning methodology ensures that course participants return with the confidence to duplicate proper protocols in their own practice.

Join Us In Monroe LA to Learn How To Master Soft Tissue In Conjunction with

Dental Implant Surgery!


* Observers are not required to have a Louisiana Dental License since the observers do not actively participate in the surgical procedures. However, observers will be participating in all other aspects of the course such as hands-on workshops etc.

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  • All implant placements & surgeries by attendees treating patients
  • Precision FULLY Guided & FREE Handed Surgeries - the Complete Process
  • PRF (Platelet- Rich Fibrin) / CGF (Concentrated Growth Factors) utilization & procedure
  • Extraction with immediate implant placement& extraction site grafting
  • Soft tissue grafting protocols for esthetic zone reconstruction
  • Incision & Flap design for predictable GBR & GTR
  • Suturing techniques for implant base soft tissue management
  • Papilla reconstruction & considerations
  • Gingival & sub-epithelial connective tissue grafts
  • Risk management & Prevention of soft tissue complications
  • Procedures & materials used for GBR & GTR

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7:45 - 8am Sign in & light breakfast
8 - 12 pm
Lecture & Workshops
12 - 1pm
1 - 7pm
Lecture & Workshops


7:45 - 8am Arrival at Dr. Costello's office & light breakfast
8 - 9am
Start of the Day, Q&A, Discussions
9 - 12:30pm
Live surgeries performed by attendees under instructor supervision
12:30 - 1pm Lunch
1 - 5pm
Live surgeries performed by attendees under instructor supervision
5 - 7pm Wrap Up of the Day
Q& A Session


7:45 - 8am Arrival at Dr. Costello's office & light breakfast
8 - 9am
Start of the Day, Q&A, Discussions
9 - 12:30pm
Live surgeries performed by attendees under instructor supervision
12:30 - 1pm Lunch
1 - 5pm
Live surgeries performed by attendees under instructor supervision
5 - 7pm Wrap Up of the Day
Q& A Session
7pm -

Attendee Presentations of their cases

& Graduation dinner

Note: Coffee, refreshments, and snacks will be available during all 3 course days

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  • Doctorate from LSU School of Dentistry 2005
  • Maintains three private practices in North East Louisiana
  • Completed the MCG/AAID Comprehensive Training Course in Implant Dentistry 2009
  • Board Certified Diplomate of American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) 2018
  • Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and Northeast Louisiana Dental Association.
  • Instructor in "Live" Surgical Dental Implants courses in United States and Mexico
  • Certified in IV sedation

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  • Maintains a private practice in Brandon, MS
  • Graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry 2001
  • Completed training at the Misch International Implant Institute
  • Trained in complex restorative dentistry by Dr. Frank Spear at the Scottsdale Center for Advanced Dental Education and Dr. Howard Chasolen at the Chasolen Centre in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Instructor in Live Dental Implant Surgical Courses in the U.S and Mexico
  • Member of Mississippi Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

DR. DANIEL RAYMONDstaff daniel

  • Graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 2009
  • Partner with Dr. Vance Costello & NELA Dental
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of Louisiana Dental Association
  • Member of Northeast Louisiana Dental Association
  • Fellow of the American and International Dental Association.



Joel Gonzales has almost 30 years of extensive clinical experience from a laboratory, restorative & surgical aspect in the dental implant field. He started his career as a United States Air Force Dental Assistant Specialist working specifically for the base periodontist as well as the prosthodontist respectively for 2 years each. He also trained as a laboratory technician while in the Air Force. He was active duty and honorably discharged as a veteran of foreign war (Desert Storm) after 4 years in the military.

Joel worked as a registered dental assistant (RDA) and treatment coordinator for Dr. Peter Wohrle, a world-renowned prosthodontist/ Implant Surgeon/ Swiss Certified Dental Technician, during a seven year period in Newport Beach California. During this work experience the emphasis was on full mouth reconstruction in conjunction with all facets of implant placement, appropriate restorations, laboratory procedure as well as ALL adjunctive bone grafting, tissue grafts and sinus lifts necessary.

As a product specialist and trainer, Joel has always integrated his clinical knowledge & passion for implant dentistry into servicing accounts with hands on clinical support. He has been facilitating live surgical courses for the past 7 years. His intricate knowledge of knowing & having worked with many different implant systems is a bonus.

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NELA Dental

2016 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201

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Surgical Attendee Fee: $6500

Observer Fee: $2000

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be made with written notice of cancellation and must be received four weeks prior to the course inception.

COURSE FEE INCLUDES:Screen Shot 2019 06 17 at 9 58 04 AM

  • All inclusive with use of all surgical equipment, motors, dental implant, bone grafting materials, patient guides, as well as disposables
  • Work-Shops
  • Lectures
  • Hands-on LIVE surgical sessions, where you perform the procedures under instructor mentorship
  • Thoroughly selected and pre-screened patients
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Saturday evening graduation dinner
  • 30 CE Credit Hours



Please Contact Course Facilitator:

Joel A. Gonzales

1.800.400.9767 Ext. 1 or [email protected]

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Dental Crafters, Inc. designates these seminar activities for 30 hours of continuing education credits. Dental Crafters, 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 ADA CERP at ∙ Dental Crafters ∙ 1000 Corporate Drive ∙ PO Box 770 ∙ Marshfield, WI 54449 ∙ Phone 1.800.472.8302

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