Course Synopsis

Presenter: Paresh B. Patel, DDS

This two-day course will provide everything the general practitioner needs to know in order to place and restore implants in the esthetic zone, from initial treatment plan to implant selection, material selection and final photographic documentation of the smile transformation. The benefits of ceramic and titanium implants and restorative materials will be thoroughly discussed. Participants will gain practical knowledge with hands-on, model-based exercises using a titanium implant. Functional and esthetic considerations will be addressed, including CBCT review, implant emergence profile, tissue management and restorative options. A photography exercise with professional lighting and equipment will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a treatment plan for the esthetic zone
  • Select the right zirconia or titanium implant for superior anterior esthetics
  • Understand the importance of gingival biotype and how it can influence the final esthetics of implant restorations
  • Administer anterior prep design and tissue control
  • Select the appropriate restorative material
  • Demonstrate knowledge of photography concepts and image editing
  • Set up equipment and lighting
  • Document the smile transformation with clinical and portrait photography

Glidewell Education 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 CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Glidewell Education Center 
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit 
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 
3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024. 
Provider ID# 216789

Course Details


April 23–24, 2021 (Louisville, KY) 
Glidewell International Technology Center 
3841 Business Park Drive
Louisville, KY 40213

Aug. 13–14, 2021 (Irvine, CA) 
Glidewell International Technology Center 
18551 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612


8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (Day 1)
8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Day 2)


$995 per Doctor + $395 per Staff Member

Available CE:

13 Hours



Dr. Paresh B. Patel

Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Dr. Paresh Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia/AAID MaxiCourse. He is a fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute and a diplomate of the ICOI.

Dr. Patel has placed more than 5,000 implants, has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, and has worked as a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for several companies. He maintains private practices in Lenoir and Mooresville, North Carolina.

Product Code: 70-1148-GIT0969

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