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The IRC Implant Online CE Credit Courses are a Generic, Inexpensive, Most Comprehensive, Long Distance, Home Study dental implant program available today to the Dental and Veterinary professions. The Dental program consists of 18 Courses complete with American Dental Association, State and Provincial approved CE qualifying Examinations. The Courses are designed to provide you with inexpensive but highly informative, continuing education credits. The courses are self-paced and allows you to learn at home saving the costs of travel and absence from your office.

All Courses are authored by experienced Implant Dentistry or Veterinary Dentistry clinicians formatted in a step by step process to provide a grounded base of knowledge. Special packages include:

  • Transforming Your Practice with Dental Implants 3 Pay Option
  • Masters Program in Implant Dentistry for Denturists
  • Four courses for the price of three

The Implant Resource Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying Quality Providers of Continuing Dental Education. ADA does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by Boards of Dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about the CE provider must be directed to the provider or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org.

The student can verify CE through their Notifying Body.

The range of subjects include:

Dentists, Denturists, Labs

1. Introduction to Implants

The objective of Course #1: Introduction to Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of what implants are, how they have reached their present acceptance, the materials, designs and techniques used, why they are successful, why they fail and further, when dental implants should be used. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-01 On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

2. Patient Evaluation

The objective of Course #2: Patient Evaluation is to teach you to better understand the medical, psychological, dental, financial, consent and medico-legal factors that need to be assessed and considered to assure success in placing and restoring dental implants in patients.

Once finished, you should be able to evaluate a potential patient to determine their acceptability for implant treatment. As well, you should be able to discuss the indications, contra-indications, benefits and risks with the patient from a scientifically evidence based position. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-02 On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

3. Treatment Planning

The objective of Course #3: Treatment Planning is to make you aware and learn the background, thought processes, and steps a clinician might follow to arrive at a scientifically and clinically based plan of treatment for a potential patient involving dental implants.

course-03 On successful completion of this course, you should be able to determine how many implants are required, where they can be placed, mechanical principles associated with implants and implant prostheses, how to determine which prosthesis should be used, and the fabrication of the radiological and surgical stents.

As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients. On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

4. Surgical Placement of Implants

The objective of Course #4: Surgical Placement of Implants is to give you a better understanding of the indications, contra-indications, pre-operative planning, surgical techniques involved, post-operative care and the problems the clinician is liable to encounter during the surgical placement of implants. This course is not intended to take the place of clinical experience in implant dentistry but act as an adjunct to the already qualified surgeon.

As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-04On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

5. Uncovering & Impression Taking of Implants

The objective of Course #5: Uncovering and Impression Taking of Implants is to teach you the techniques involved and the problems the clinician is liable to encounter during the uncovering and impression taking of implants. On successful completion of this module, you will understand how to properly uncover dental implants and the proper techniques for impression taking for restoration of dental implants. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-05On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

6. Implant Restoration: Dentate

The objective of Course #6: Restoration of Implants: Dentate is to teach you the background, rules, and techniques a clinician might follow to produce an accurate properly fitting crown or bridge over implants. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-06On successful completion of this course, you should be able to take proper impressions, choose the best crown abutment for the desired result, direct the laboratory to fabricate the prosthesis and secure the prosthesis properly onto the implant. As well, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

7. Soft Tissue Over dentures

The objective of Course #7: Soft Tissue Over dentures is to give you a better understanding of Soft Tissue Over dentures, how to fabricate them, how to process attachments into dentures, perform intra oral pickups and how to reline over dentures. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-07On successful completion of this module, you will be in a better position to discuss in depth the subject of soft tissue over dentures with your patients and to understand the other modules in this series. As well, you will be able to perform the technical and chairside procedures for fabrication of soft tissue over dentures and clasp free partials and the attachment of O rings to over dentures for your patients. Click here to Enroll

8. Implant Supported Over dentures

The objective of Course #8: Implant Supported Over dentures is to teach you what implant over dentures are, how they differ from other over dentures, the various types of attachments, how to fabricate them, how to process attachments into dentures, perform intra oral pickups and how to reline over dentures, how to design metal bars and the techniques necessary to fabricate metal bars and over dentures. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus find answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-08On successful completion of this course, you should be able to take proper impressions, choose the best attachments for the desired result, direct the laboratory to fabricate the metal bar and prosthesis and secure the prosthesis properly onto the metal bar. Click here to Enroll

9. Implant Restoration: Fixed Detachable Prostheses

The objective of Course #9: Fixed Detachable Prostheses is to teach you what Fixed Detachable Prostheses are, how they differ from other over dentures, how to design prostheses and the techniques necessary to fabricate the prostheses. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-09On successful completion of this course, you should be able to take proper impressions, design the prosthesis for the desired result, direct the laboratory to fabricate the prosthesis and secure the prosthesis properly onto the metal bar. Click here to Enroll

10. Bone & Bone Grafts

The objective of Course #10: Bone & Bone Grafts is to give you a better understanding of what bone is, how it functions, its physiology, histology, blood supply, types of bone grafts and what makes bone grafts successful. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-10On successful completion of this course, you will be in a better position to discuss bone grafting from a grounded base of knowledge with your patients, as well as evaluate and understand graft materials and grafting techniques that follow in Course #11: Bone Grafting Techniques. Click here to Enroll

11. Bone Grafting Procedures

The objective of Course #11: Bone Grafting Procedures is to give you a better understanding of the clinical application of bone and bone graft materials to obtain the desired results in your patient. You will learn which graft materials and combination of graft materials are recommended for various grafting procedures, the procedures used to place various grafts and where and how to obtain bone from donor sites. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus find answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-11On successful completion of this course, you will be in a better position to clinically place bone grafts into your patients from a grounded base of knowledge. Click here to Enroll

12. Ethical Marketing and Selling Implants

The objective of Course #12: Ethical Marketing & Selling Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of what is marketing and selling, how it affects one’s business success, the terms used, the techniques used, why a business is successful, why it can fail and further, how to achieve maximal results with minimal cost. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-12On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to introduce an effective implant marketing and sales plan into your practice. You will be able to discuss marketing and selling with others from a grounded base of knowledge. Click here to Enroll

13. Trouble Shooting Dental Implants

The objective of Course #13: Trouble Shooting Dental Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of the problems encountered when placing and restoring dental implants, how to recognize them and their course of treatment and most importantly how to prevent them. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus find answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-13On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to better evaluate patients wishing dental implants to prevent potential problems. As well, the clinician will recognize problems and be able to effectively treat them from a grounded base of knowledge. Click here to Enroll

14. Laboratory Considerations

The objective of Course #14: Laboratory Considerations is to give the reader a better understanding of what unique problems and procedures are associated with the laboratory fabrication of dental implants, the techniques used, and further, how to achieve maximal results with minimal cost. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry.

course-14On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to better able to recognize problems and be able to effectively evaluate and patients to prevent potential problems from a grounded base of knowledge. Click here to Enroll

15. In-Office Procedure

The objective of Course #15: In-Office Procedure is to give the reader a better understanding of what unique problems and procedures are associated with in office staff support involving implant dentistry. Further, you will learn why in office support is so important to a successful dental implant practice.

course-15On successful completion of this course, the reader, whether a member of the dental staff or the clinician, will be in a better position to introduce implant dentistry into the office routine. The dentist will have the necessary support to achieve their goal of incorporating implant dentistry into their practice. You will be able to discuss all aspects of in office procedures with others from a grounded base of knowledge. Click here to Enroll

16. Mini Implants

The objective of Course #16: Mini Implants is to give you a better understanding of what Mini implants are, how they have reached their present acceptance, the materials, designs, techniques used, why they are successful and why they fail and when they should be used. As well, you will be shown the protocols for the successful placement and restoration of Mini implants.

course-16On successful completion of this course, you will be in a better position to intelligently discuss Mini implants with your patients, to better evaluate the many diverse claims by implant manufacturers and how to place and restore Mini implants. Click here to Enroll

17. Indications for Implants

Course #17: Indications for Implants is designed to inform you of the many other uses that dental implants can help the patient. Many professionals and the public think that implants are used only for crowns and dentures. There are numerous other reasons that dental implants can be a treatment option.

On successful completion, you will be much better informed to discus these options with your patients. This course is a Free trial of our courses. Click here to Enroll

18. Mining Your Practice

Course #18: Mining Your Practice will give you a better understanding of how to find patients from within your own practice. Finding potential patients requires a systematic search followed by a repeatable process to assess and evaluate these potential patients, and educate them to accept treatment. We also include necessary forms to help in the search and forms to establish a systematic follow up procedure which prevents patients “falling through the cracks”.

On successful completion, you a better understanding of how to find patients from within your own practice. This course is a Free trial of our courses. Click here to Enroll

Veterinary Dentists

1. Introduction to Implants

The objective of Course #1: Introduction to Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of what implants are, how they have reached their present acceptance, the materials, designs and techniques used, why they are successful, why they fail and further, when dental implants should be used. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology commonly used in implant dentistry plus answers to several of the most commonly asked questions by patients.

course-01 On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your patients from a grounded base of knowledge and you will understand the courses that follow in this series. Click here to Enroll

21. Introduction to Implants: Dental Implants for Small Animals

The objective of Course #21: Introduction to Implants: Dental Implants for Small Animals is to give the reader a better understanding of what implants are, how they have reached their present acceptance, the materials, designs and techniques used, why they are successful, why they fail and further, when dental implants should be used. As well, the reader will be introduced to the terminology used and we will answer several of the most commonly asked questions by veterinarians and pet owners.

On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your clients and to better evaluate the many diverse claims by implant manufacturers. Click here to Enroll

22. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Evaluation of Patient

The objective of Course #22: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Evaluation of Patient is to give the reader a better understanding of medical, physiological, dental, financial and consent factors that need to be assessed and considered to ensure success in placing and restoring dental implants in small animals. As well, we would like you to be aware of the advantages of proper record keeping in the event of possible medico-legal problems.

On successful completion of this course, the reader will be in a better position to discuss implant dentistry with your clients and to better evaluate the many diverse claims by implant manufacturers. Click here to Enroll

23. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Anatomy & Implants

The objective of Course #23: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Anatomy & Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of maxilla and the mandible of small animals and how it relates to the placement and restoration of dental implants. It is not intended to provide an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the head of small animals but only to how the anatomy relates to the placement of implants into animals.

On successful completion of this course, you will be in a better position to intelligently treatment plan and place dental implants into small animals to maintain maximal support for the implant without jeopardizing vital structures of the animal. Click here to Enroll

24. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Treatment Planning

The objective of Course #24: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Treatment Planning is to teach you the background and thought process or steps a veterinary dentist might follow to arrive at a scientifically and clinically based plan of treatment for a small animal involving dental implants.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to determine which prosthesis should be used, home many implants are required, where they can be placed, their angulation, depth and diameter, mechanical principles associated with implants and implant prostheses. Click here to Enroll

25. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Bone Grafting

The objective of Course #25: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Bone Grafting is to teach you to better understand how bone functions, its formation, its repair, why bone grafting works and why it doesn’t work and what grafting materials are available.

On successful completion of this course, you will be in a better position to understand how to place grafts successfully. Click here to Enroll

26. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Bone Grafting Procedures

The objective of Course #26: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Bone Grafting Procedures is to show the clinician the procedures and materials required for the successful grafting of replacement tissue to maintain bone in the jaw. we will address the rationale used for the materials needed in the treatment of various clinical problems as well as the procedures to place the various materials.

Click here to Enroll

27. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Surgery

The objective of Course #27: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Surgery is to give you a better understanding of the indications, contra-indications, pre-operative planning, surgical techniques involved, post-operative care and the problems the clinician is liable to encounter during the surgical placement of implants.

On successful completion of this course, you will understand how to properly place dental implants into small animals. it is not intended to take the place of clinical experience in implant dentistry but act as an adjunct to the already qualified surgeon.Click here to Enroll

28. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Uncovering Dental Implants

The objective of Course #28: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Uncovering Dental Implants and Impression Taking is to give you a better understanding of the what to expect at the second stage uncovering how to test for osseointegration, how to find the implants and the procedures and impression techniques needed o continue treatment toward the restoration of the final prosthesis.

On successful completion of this course, you will understand how to properly uncover and assess the dental implants for integration. You will know how to select he proper healing abutmnets and how to take proper impressions. Click here to Enroll

29. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Restoration of Implants

The objective of Course #29: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Restoration of Implants is to give you the background, rules and techniques a clinician might follow to produce an accurate, properly fitting crown or bridge over implants in small animals.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to take proper impressions, choose the best crown abutment for the desired results, direct the laboratory to fabricate the prosthesis and secure the prosthesis properly onto the implant. Click here to Enroll

30. Dental Implants for Small Animals: Complications with Implants

The objective of Course #30: Dental Implants for Small Animals: Complications with Implants is to give the reader a better understanding of the problems encountered when placing and restoring dental implants in small animals, how to recognize problems, their course of treatment and most importantly how to prevent them.

On successful completion of this course, the reader will ne in a better position to better evaluate small animal patients having dental implants and avoid potential problems as well as those who already have. Click here to Enroll