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Course Details

What this course is NOT

This course is intended for teams with existing skill sets in microvascular surgery and dental implantology.  We assume these basic skills and knowledge are present among the team members.  This course does NOT teach non-microvascular surgeons how to harvest free flaps.  And this course does NOT teach non-dentists how to place dental implants.


This one-day course is held in Fort Worth, Texas and consists of lecture in the morning followed by a hands-on lab experience in the afternoon.  The hands-on component will involve placing implants on a 3D fibula model of a fibula and mandible.  The fibula segment with implants will be cut from the leg model using cutting guides, then inset into a jaw defect. 3D printed teeth will be attached to the implant abutments to create an immediate provisional restoration.

The course is intended for oral & maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, and ENT/Plastic surgeons.  Even if you don't plan on placing immediate teeth, you will learn virtual planning with immediate guided implants for later restoration.


Fly into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on Friday afternoon and leave Sunday morning or Saturday night.  The airport is just minutes away from the hotel/venue.


Breakfast and lunch will be catered during the course with snacks during breaks.  Please email us with any dietary restrictions.  The course will end by 3pm.


Dress comfortably.  The morning will be spent in lecture.  After lunch, we  will finish the day performing fibula osteotomies on 3D printed models of one of our cases, placing guided dental implants and fixating 3D printed teeth on the implants. 

Lecture Topics
  • Surgical anatomy of the fibula for the (non-microvascular) implant surgeon

  • Literature review of dental implants in vascularized bone grafts

  • Fibula harvest modifications for the microvascular surgeon for immediate dental implants

  • Virtual surgical planning pearls and pitfalls

  • Orientation of the fibula bone, pedicle and skin paddle for jaw reconstruction

  • Prosthetics:  Abutment selection, occlusal planning, immediate load

  • Optimal positioning and emergence of dental implants from the fibula

  • Flap inset of the fibula and skin paddle into the oral cavity

  • Usage of cutting guides for the fibula and jaws with guided dental implant placement

  • Coding and billing

  • Office-based vestibuloplasty techniques and secondary soft tissue management

  • Complications with immediate dental implants in fibulas

Hands On Lab

  • Use the fibula cutting guide to place guided implants on your planned case in a 3D printed leg model with the vascular pedicle visible.

  • Perform guided fibula osteotomies to shape the bone

  • Plate the shaped fibula to the mandible defect with dental implants in a restorable position

  • Attach a 3D printed dental prosthesis to the temporary copings on the fibula/implant construct.

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