Mentoring 1

Introduction to Implant Placement

Three-Day Course

24 CEU’s


  • Restorative Options
  • Anatomical Considerations
  • Mainstreaming Implants Into Your Practice
  • Case Selection
  • X-Ray Interpretation
  • Implant Protocols and Limitations
  • Safe and Predictable Implant Strategies
  • Patient Case Review
  • Tissue and Bone Considerations
  • Keys to Aesthetic and Functional Results

Course Description


Mentoring 1 (M1) is the course to build your confidence in placing dental implants and is predominantly focused on complications.  While the topics covered are extensive (anatomy, patient’s health history, case selection, etc.), the course gives tremendous insight on what can go wrong with the patient, the implant site, the placement, etc., and details what you will need to ensure implant success.  This is a three-day course comprised of lecture, hands-on workshops, and on the final day, you will be performing surgery on your own live patient. 

Live Surgery

All attending doctors will perform live implant placement (one implant) on a selected patient provided by the Engel Institute. Supervision and guidance are provided by Dr. Engel and his mentors to all participants performing surgery. After each dentist completes his/her own surgery, he/she is encouraged to observe and/or assist in all other surgeries taking place. As you will see, the “learn” will not just come from your surgery but will come from observing and/or assisting all other surgeries that same day. Each case will be different and you will be using the methodologies and protocols covered in the previous two days of classroom. Everything will come together as the surgeries unfold and this information will be instrumental in the success of each implant placed on the final day.



Team members are always welcome! We encourage any doctor new to implant placement to bring a lead surgical assistant(s) to the course as well. Staff will learn about implant dentistry and will get pre-surgical training from Dr. Engel’s team members on the surgical set-up, cleaning and maintenance of the kits and drills, etc. There is a lot to learn and doctors find comfort in having a trained team member on board when they return to their practice.
Fee for staff: $499.00 for the first staff member, $399.00 for any additional team members.
Monthly payments are available upon request. Tuition includes all lecture materials, including full course slides, all necessary hands-on materials, surgical supplies, surgical inventory, meals (light breakfast and lunch), and a social gathering on the evening of day one. All patients are provided and post-op cared for by Dr. Todd Engel.