COLUMBUS, OHIO ==> The 31st annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows Symposium

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am – August 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Le Méridien, The Joseph Hotel
620 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Samantha K. Heller
(614) 505-6647


The 31st Annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows® Symposium.

Disruptive Biologics in Osseogenesis: The 31st Annual Symposium

The 31st annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows Symposium: Disruptive Biologics in Osseogenesis, a two day course, is held at Le Méridien Columbus The Joseph in the Short North District of Columbus, Ohio.  On August 11th and 12th, 2017 come witness the gathering of great minds, such as, Dr. Shankar Iyer (Current President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Dr. James Rutkowski (past-president of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) as well as the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology(JOI), and Dr. Xavi Oliva (co-founder of the CeraRoot zirconia implant system) as they present to you Disruptive Biologics in Osseogenesis.


Xavi Oliva, DDS

Dr. Oliva is a graduate of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain and the co-founder of the CeraRoot zirconia implant system. He is a noted lecturer and travels all over the world, speaking to dental professionals about the benefits of CeraRoot ceramic zirconia dental implants. He has been an invited speaker at New York University (Prosthodontics Department), Boston University (Maxillofacial Department), UCLA, and Loma Linda. In addition, he has spoken at the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Oliva has published several

articles, as author or co-author, in top international dental journals. He is a member of the IAOMT, the Leading Dental Centers of the World, and the COEC – Catalan College of Dentists.

The CeraRoot Implant System is the first implant system to provide with metal-free implant and restorative solutions. 100% ceramic, ultra-biocompatible. In the last few years, biologic, metal-free dentistry has grown exponentially in the US and all over the world. The osseo-integration of CeraRoot zirconia implants and their high strength properties, make this product an excellent alternative for patients that do not wish to have any type of metals in the body. This presentation will focus on the indications of one piece zirconia implants, from simple to complex clinical cases.

Learning Objectives: What is zirconium oxide, osseo-integration of CeraRoot implants in humans and how these zirconia implants are used in a variety of clinical cases.


Shankar Iyer, DDS, MDS

Topic: An Evidence Based Analysis of Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Iyer is the current president American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Diplomat of American Board Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), editorial board of Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI), visiting Faculty, NYUCD – Department of PG Prosthodontics and private practice limited to Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr Iyer has conducted courses and made presentations in over 30 countries and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. His topic will focus on evidence based analysis of current concepts within implant dentistry. This presentation will cover popular concepts that have influenced design features, surface modifications, biomechanics and treatment planning.

Learning Objectives: The relevance of platform switching in everyday planning, efficacy of short implants, growth factors and biologics, angled implants and graft less solutions, all ceramic restorations and complete arch reconstructions and guided surgical approaches and computer navigation.


James L.  Rutkowski, DMD, PhD

Dr. Rutkowski is a Pharmacist, Dentist, and has earned a PhD. in Pharmacology.  He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Jim is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) and a Diplomat/Past-President of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID).  He is an adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University and the State University of New York, Buffalo.  Dr. Jim’s practice in Clarion PA is limited to treating medically complex patients and Implantology. There are 12 pharmacology facts that have an effect on the dental implant treatments clinicians provide patients.  Some facts are within the clinician’s control, while others must be adjusted to provide optimum results for the patient. This 2-hour presentation will provide take-home tips on when and how to use selected techniques, including pharmacological agents, BC-PRP, and BC-PRF to overcome patient-based issues that often compromise implant therapy success.  Knowing and utilizing these 12 facts will improve the predictability of implant therapy!

Learning objectives: Top 12 Pharmacological facts that Affect Implant Dentistry that will provide better understanding about how systemic pathologies and administered medications can affect oral health and the success of implant therapies, have insight and know how to pharmacologically alter implant therapy to assure successful treatments and have the big picture in understanding  the why, when, and how to use selected Buffy Coat Platelet Rich Plasma (BC-PRP), and Buffy Coat Platelet Rich Fibrin (BC-PRF) to improve implant therapy predictability.




The Midwest Implant Institute Fellows encourages and requests your attendance . We are excited for you to experience an event that has been in effect for 31 years and continues to evolve based upon the current updates in implant dentistry . As MII Symposium attendees you will see the presentation for completion of certification in the MII Surgical Externship graduation. The graduating MII Externs and their staff is recognized at the Friday evening Award Dinner and awarded with a finely crafted framed certificate. Additionally the prestigious  MII Fellowship award is presented to the graduated extern that has demonstrated additional implant surgery and restorative procedures at an advanced level and completion of the Fellowship curriculum. These newly identified Fellow(s) present advanced cases in implant dentistry that require the newest innovations in PRP and PRF development, guided surgical techniques and soft tissue management.  Past Fellowship awarded doctors are easily identified by the large gold medallion draped across their necks.  At the Friday evening Awards dinner, the Class of 2017 Fellowship doctors will be recognized, awarded with a large finely crafted Fellows Award plaque and their own gold medallion with their name and year they were inducted to the Fellows Association at the Midwest Implant Institute.

To complete the presentation of awards we finish on the greatest award available through MII. That award is The Midwest Implant Institute Honored Fellow Award. It is a culmination of lifetime achievements in implant dentistry and is an award that recognizes the impact the individual has made within implant dentistry at all levels.  The 2016 award recipient was  James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD.  Dr. Rutkowski will announce and present the 2017 MII Honored Fellow Award to the recipient, Dr. Craig Cooper. There is no better way to complete the awards, but to announce the The Midwest Implant Institute Honored Fellow Award of 2018.  This is truly an event that you will not want to miss.

The close of the Symposium on Saturday will include a live surgery and restoration completed by Dr. Robert Heller and Dr. Thomas Bilski using the CeraRoot ceramic implant system. Your afternoon can then be filled with enjoying the many amenities that the Short North has to offer. The entire Midwest Implant Institute staff and Fellows graciously thank you and your staff and will be there to help you Early Bird register for the 2018 Symposium.  Call today for more information!

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