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Entry Point™: Surgical Placement Fundamentals (Online)

February 7, 2023 2:30 pm Published by


Begin your implant journey by learning sound fundamentals. This 16.0 CE course is a combination of lecture, hands-on, and virtual teaching modalities.

Instructor: Dr. Barry Hillam
Platform: Online Course

SKU: EP1-ONLINE Categories: ,


Platform: Online Course

Instructor: Dr. Barry Hillam

Subject Code: 690 Implants

CE Hours: 16.0 


  • Complete 8 self-paced, didactic modules and assessments before the hands-on, Zoom model webinar.
  • The hands-on model, Zoom webinar is accessed through the KCSI Learning Portal.
  • Webinar: TBD


  • $2,500

Course Summary: 

  • Begin your implant journey by learning sound fundamentals. This 16 CE course is a combination of lecture, hands-on, and virtual teaching modalities.
  • This online course provides a didactic foundation for enrollees who will continue into the clinical (live patient) phase of the Entry Point™ continuum. It is also an excellent standalone course for those who want an introduction into the world of oral implantology. However, this course is more than a survey of implantology in the abstract; it is specifically designed to prepare you for the placement of starter-case implants in your own practice.
  • Complete 8 didactic modules by watching videos and taking assessments on the KCSI Learning Portal. After completing 8 didactic modules and assessments, participate in a hands-on model webinar – remote from your office or home. KCSI will send you some materials and you will be responsible for obtaining the remaining materials. For the full list of required materials, please see more info below.

Course Overview:

  • Introduction to Implantology
  • Case selection and treatment planning principles
  • Access: Flap design, reflection and management
  • Bone density concepts
  • PADS protocol for implant placement
  • Approaches to closure and suturing 
  • Several hands-on procedures will be performed on lifelike models.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of implantology and be able to accurately implement treatment plan cases.
  2. Select cases that are in accordance with your knowledge level and comfort zone.
  3. Manage soft tissue effectively, including incisions and appropriate flaps.
  4. With additional knowledge from completing the recommended prerequisite, KCSI Continuum 1 on surgical extractions; know how to remove surgical extractions quickly and without facial bone loss.
  5. With additional knowledge from completing the recommended prerequisite, KCSI Continuum 1 on surgical extractions, know how to perform socket grafting procedures.
  6. Be able to use a CBCT and related software. 
  7. Place implants on a model in positions that support the prosthetic plan. 

Hands-On Webinar and Materials

The hands-on webinar will be divided into 3 sections:

  • Surgical Kit, Bone Density, and Lindemann Corrections
  • Suturing Techniques
  • Putting It All Together (On Models)

Materials Provided by KCSI

The course manager will reach out to you and confirm your mailing address.

KCSI will send the following materials to you:

  • Model: Partially edentulous model with soft tissue overlay and variable bone density
  • Implants and materials from Blue Sky Bio
    • A BIO | Max surgical kit
      • Lindemann drill
      • 4 BIO|Max implants:
        • 6 X 8
        • 5 X 10
        • 4.3 X 11.5
        • 3.5 X 11.5
        • 4 cover screws
        • 1 4.3 X 3.0 healing abutment
  • 3 Wooden Blocks
    • Balsa
    • Pine
    • Oak
  • Sutures
  • Suture pad

Note: You must return ALL the mentioned items and pay for shipping or return ALL items at an implant live patient treatment course. Any lost or damaged items will be subject to a replacement fee. Thank you for understanding. 

Participants are Responsible For the Following Equipment and Materials

  • Computer or Laptop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Download Blue Sky Plan on your computer or laptop. 
  • Download Zoom on your computer or laptop. 
  • A built-in camera on your computer or laptop; or a webcam with a webcam stand
  • Surgical instruments:
    • Adson tissue forceps
    • Molt 9 Periosteal elevator
    • Perio probe or CastroViejo caliper
    • Minnesota Retractor
    • Scissors
    • Needle holder
    • Scalpel handle with #15 blade
  • Motors:
    • You will need one of the following:
      • Implant motor/contra-angle
      • Lab motor with contra-angle
      • Slowspeed with contra-angle
    • Motors/attachments are available from KCSI if you need one. Please contact us for more info. 
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Other suggested items:
    • Gloves
    • Mask
    • Barrier gown to protect clothing
    • Air (air spray can or air/water syringe)
    • Overhead light and headlight
    • Sharps container
    • Headlight

Dr. Barry Hillam

Dr. Barry Hillam is uniquely qualified to help his colleagues integrate dental implants into their own practices. He has spent a prodigious amount of time in surgery with his clients —  coaching them individually through scenarios including hard and soft tissue site preparation, placements, sinus and ridge augmentations, and full-arch solutions. Over the past decade, Dr. Hillam has taught implantology in a wide variety of settings — including as a faculty member for Implant Training Solutions, The California Implant Institute, and as a private consultant. Dr. Hillam has lectured on implant and soft tissue topics in many parts of the U.S. and abroad. He is on the advisory board of Novadontics, has worked for Hiossen Implants as a content editor, and is currently on the Nobel Biocare speaker’s list. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2004, and he received his MAGD award in 2016. Dr. Hillam is passionate about the need to supplement the “how” of oral implantology with the critical theoretical elements that constitute the “what,” “why,” and “when” of the discipline — this unique approach, now taught at Roseman University, and combined with Dr. Karl Koerner’s standard of surgical excellence, will maximize clients’ ability to integrate dental implant procedures into their everyday workflow. 

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