Course Director: Dr Harold Bergman
Dr. Bergman, DDS, Dipl.OS&A, MScD(Path) had been a certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon since 1964, has been involved in dentistry since 1959 and has over 40 years clinical experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants and bone grafting procedures. An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Bergman has been active in training dentists and denturists in the placement and restoration of implants for 27 years.
During that time, he has authored over 100 scientific and technical publications and articles to both the dental and veterinary profession and the public. Recently he also authored a book entitled “Dental Implants for Small Animals”. Currently he is President of three implant related companies manufacturing and selling dental implants and training dentists, denturists and veterinarians worldwide. He is now retired from practice in British Columbia which prior to his retirement was limited to the placement and restoration of all forms of dental implants and bone augmentation procedures.
He introduced a number of implant surgical procedures such as the “extraction site”, the “cookie cutter” and other “limited flap” procedures. These procedures were designed to make implant surgery easier, quicker and less traumatic for the patient. Over the past twenty seven years, Dr Bergman used his experience to design the Anchor, the Simpler™, the MAXiMini™ and now the SIMPLI™ implant systems as well as numerous Creative Implant Solutions. All of these products are innovative, simple in design, easy to use and highly successful.
Dr Bergman also developed hands on training programs with protocols using techniques already familiar to the general dentist as well as authoring the 16 module ADA CERP approved Distance Study Programs for dentists, denturists and lab technicians.
Although retired from practice, he continues today to develop creative new ideas and solutions for everyday problems found in implant dentistry.