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.