The Institute for Dental Excellence Inc.

Committed to Provide Quality AGD Approved Education for Dental Professionals

Educate | Plan | Implement | Succeed

The Institute for Dental Excellence is a multidisciplinary and multi-leveled continuing dental education provider. Participants have the opportunity to attend lectures, engage in hands-on CE dental training, live patient implant surgery courses, and cadaver hands-on training.

We are excited to introduce our 2017-2018 continuing education course booklet outlining all the available courses offered by Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence (T.I.D.E.). The practice of dentistry requires a conscientious effort to educate, plan, implement in order to succeed. The rapid evolution of dental technology and research knowledge necessitates that we actively participate and engage in the diagnostic, surgical and restorative/prosthetic disciplines in dentistry.

Our courses and instructors provide predictable, when possible, scientifically-based clinical protocols through seamless integration of art and science. At the Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence, we are all committed to preparing you and your practice to excel to the pinnacle level. We strive to train you and your team members to meet the ongoing challenges that we clinicians face in daily practice.

Our dental courses are structured to flow from didactic presentations to hands-on learning, to live patient application of the new knowledge. The deliberate design of the staged learning will ensure understanding of the knowledge base and implementation into clinical treatment, while protecting your patient’s best interest. These courses are designed to IMMEDIATELY and EFFECTIVELY incorporate practical procedures into your practice. All live patient treatments are under strict supervision to ensure confidence and a smooth learning curve.

There is something for everybody at the Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence, regardless of time and budget constraints, experience (there are no pre-requisites for any of our courses) and area of interest.

For 2017-2018, we have a vision to elevate our status as a dental Continuing Education learning provider as well as bring the TIDE name to the forefront of dentistry across all of Canada.

We would like to invite you to INVEST in yourself and join us in a very special educational experience that will take your personal life and dental practice to its highest possible level.

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Academy of General Dentistry Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

05/10/2016 to 04/30/2019 Provider ID# #217983

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Ontario AGD and (Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence). The Ontario AGD is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit



Dr. Mark Hsiang En Lin

Dr. Mark Hsiang En Lin
B.Sc.,D.D.S.,M.Sc. (Prosthodontics). F.R.C.D. (C)

Former Assistant Professor, Co-director of Post Graduate Prosthodontics, Co-director of Implant Prosthodontic Unit Prosthodontics, University Of Toronto “Train The Brain.” – Dr. Mark Lin

Dr. Mark H.E. Lin graduated from the University Of Toronto in the Biochemistry Specialists honours program. He received his dental degree from University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. As a senior dental student, he was selected to participate in the world renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Externship program at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas. He then completed a 1-year General Practice Residency program at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Ohio, where he received his training in hospital dentistry, Intravenous sedation and advanced surgical procedures.

He practiced general dentistry for 13 years, then returned to complete his postgraduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University Of Toronto.  He served as an associate in dentistry as a surgical demonstrator in the postgraduate Periodontics discipline, staff at the Implant Prosthodontic Unit (IPU) and surgical/prosthodontic demonstrator in the graduate Prosthodontics discipline. He was a former “Assistant Professor” at the faculty of dentistry, former co-director of the postgraduate Prosthodontics program and former co-director of the implant Prosthodontics unit (IPU), discipline of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto.

He conducted clinical research on the topic of “Advanced Anterior Implant Aesthetics” for his Master of Science thesis. He is also a co-investigator for three additional scientific studies at the Faculty of Dentistry Prosthodontics discipline. He has authored and published articles in highly acclaimed peer review scientific journals. He is currently a contributing editorial board member in Prosthodontics for the Oral Health Journal and for the Journal Of Clinical and Practical Oral Implantology.

In addition, he maintains a full time specialty practice as a Prosthodontist at Dr. Mark Lin Prosthodontics Center with focus on full mouth reconstructions, dental implant surgery, various grafting procedures, implant prosthetics and ma-nagement of implant complications. Within the speciality private practice, Dr. Lin provides mentoring to dentists for live patient procedures performed under his direct supervision.

He is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (I.C.O.I.). He is an Associate Fellow and Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAI.D.). He is also a graduate and Fellow with the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (AB.O.I.). He is a faculty member with the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in Canada and co-director of the University of Toronto’s Aesthetics residency program.He is a Fellow and serves as an Examiner with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Lin has given numerous lectures, presentations and courses on the topics of Implant Dentistry (Surgical/Prosthetics), live surgical and prosthetic demonstrations with patient treatment, human cadaver surgical and implant courses, anterior implant aesthetics, implant complications and practice management. Over the past 20 years, he has given more than 250 lectures at various different professional and scientific meetings in Canada, U.S.A, Taiwan, Germany, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Korea, Japan and over 10 different cities in China.


`Module 2 has another excellent learning experience, both [the] theoretically & hands-on experience. Dr. Lin is [an] engaging and motivating speaker, I look forward to Module 3!“ – Dr. Pate

Dr. Pate

“Dr. Kokosis was excellent, knowledgeable, approachable and informative. Excellent day filled with info and hands-on training.” Dr. Patel

Dr. Patel

Module 2: Implant Surgical Principles:  “My first time learning about this topic and I reached my goal! To be confident of applying it tomorrow in my practice.” Dr. Marconiah

Dr. Marconiah

Even an old dog can learn new tricks…I found Mark Lin’s program very comprehensive and the expert specialty staff friendly and willing to share. I recommend this course for new implant surgeons as well as a good refresher for those with experience. Thank you for providing such a professional environment in which to train our brains.

Dr. Steven Margolian, Oshawa, ON

This course is so complete which even included “an understanding and review of the anatomical structures of the potential implant site” was excellent, that I felt more confident in treating and placing implants anywhere in the jaw. I also greatly appreciate for Dr. Lin’s thought of training our staff complimentarily and making them knowledgeable about implants.

Dr. Seema Simon, Toronto, ON

My first complete seminar with all kinds of hands-on practice, very detailed hands-on surgery.

Dr. Alberto Vasquez, North York, ON

If you want to learn to surgically place dental implants and desire a comprehensive program that will take you from A to Z, this is the program you MUST invest in. Concepts from treatment planning to surgery to prosthetic placement, from didactic principles to model preparations and actual patient procedures, this comprehensive program will give you the confidence to implement implant dentistry within your practice. The foundations of knowledge with lectures were provided from multidisciplinary specialists that are well respected in the professional field. The hands-on exercises, training on models, practice on cadavers and observations of live patient procedures served to be valuable learning experiences prior to our own live patient procedures. We then took the next step and performed surgeries and implant placements on our own cases under the guidance of multiple clinical specialists. In addition, the program trained my staff to assist and incorporate implants into the practice through the concurrent auxilliaries program. I couldn’t be happier with my choice I made by taking this program and would encourage anyone interested in adding or improving their current knowledge base in dental implants to make the decision to take this valuable course. In addition to gaining the confidence to implement dental implants in my private practice, I know I have become a much well rounded and better dentist by taking this course.

Dr. Laura Zhang, Markham, ON

I was quite impressed with the implant course offered by AIID. Dr. Mark Lin is an articulate and knowledgeable lecturer blending entertainment, clinical pearls, and emphasizing critical treatment
planning, risk and patient management. Top lecturers from the University of Toronto were brought in including the Heads of Prosthodontics, and Periodontology. The hands-on cadaver exercises allowed us to familiarize ourselves with the anatomical structures and landmarks and simulate real-life scenarios while placing implants (e.g. possible dehiscence and fenestrations, flap design and graft placement)… but it’s all the planning and theory before we pick up a drill that is important. Another advantage of this course is the simultaneous lecturing of our auxiliaries and staff at another site. While we learn about implant theory, my office manager and assistant are learning about treatment coordination, dental photography, operatory set up and other subjects. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will look forward to placing implants into carefully screened candidates in the future.

Dr. Erwin Chan – Aurora, ON

The AIID course in implants is hands down the single greatest continuing education experience you will ever have. Thorough, systematic, organized, professional and practical. From the state-of-the art training facility, to the world class lecturers and detailed course notes, to the outstanding and dedicated course administrators–> everything is of the highest quality. Dr. Lin has the rare gift as an educator to inspire with his skill and experience as an everyday clinician whilst maintaining a humility and openness that nurtures your development and confidence in placing and restoring implants!

Dr. Joe Schirru, Fort Erie, ON

Mark’s approach to implant dentistry is refreshing. He focuses on a prosthetic driven approach which ultimately will lead to greater clinical success in implant dentistry. Lecturers are entertaining and patient-focused. I now feel ready to offer implants as a viable treatment option for my own patients.

Dr. Brett Cerqua, Belleville, ON

Placing implants cannot be learned in a weekend course. Take this course and it will allow you to know which cases you should treat and which ones you should refer. This course will increase your brain power guaranteed!

Dr. George Argiropoulos, St. Catherines, ON

The only way to learn how to do an implant is to place implants with real patients. This course allows you to place implants in real patients. Fantastic!

Dr. Don Ducasse, Toronto, ON

After this weekend (surgical session) I feel comfortable placing implants, but, more importantly I know what should be referred and understand the latest bone grafting techniques by up-to-date oral surgeons, so we can describe and recommend procedures to our clients. This course has had a tremendous impact on our practice as we see things quite differently now. It is a whole new area of growth, excitement and fun. We are now even more proud of the new services we can offer our clients.

Dr. John Roderick Johnson, North Bay, ON

This is indeed the best course we’ve ever attended.Dr. Mark Lin you really train our brains. We knew very little about implant and now we’re so comfortable doing even the complicated cases.
We definitely recommend this course to all dentists who are eager to add implant surgery to their practice….

Dr. Atoosa

This course has allowed me to incorporate implants into my practice from a surgical and restorative aspect by providing me with solid surgical and treatment planning foundations that I can trust.

Dr. Allison Falconer, Regina, SK

I think it’s the best decision of my life… when I see the operation and Dr. Lin’s course, I see that a lot of effort has gone into it… I would recommend it to anyone.”

Dr. Mahesh Inder Singh

This course was an incredible learning experience.  I was extremely impressed with every aspect and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr. Lin’s training to anyone seeking to add implant surgery to their daily routine.  Would actually take this entire course again, that’s how impressive it was.

Dr. Andrew Rewa, Mississauga ON

The TIDE Implant course is everything any high quality standard dentist could hope for: the theory is detailed and complete, the knowledge you acquire is outstanding and the support you get from your mentors during and after the course is unmet by any other program.  Dr Lin and his team are not afraid to challenge you, take you out of your comfort zone and force you to elevate yourself to the Elite Level we should all aim for.  You come out not only a much better practitioner but also a better person.

Dr. Julie Boudreault, Milton ON

The course series was a comprehensive and complete program on implants. Dr. Lin had mentioned during the series that he is going to make you a better dentist with implants. After completing the course, I can honestly say that I feel more confident in placing and restoring dental implants. The series is for the novice and also for the dentist who is more experienced. You can select your patients accordingly and all the specialist instructors are there to guide you during the program. I highly recommend that every dentist take this series as part of their implant training.

Dr. Sanjay Uppal, Cambridge, ON

“Best course ever!” Proves the point you learn through doing and that’s what was done.

Dave Riddrell


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