Mentoring 4

Full Arch Conversion

Four-Day Course


  • Development of PMMA Lab-Processed Fixed Immediate Temporary
  • Complimentary Designs to Ensure Long-Term Functional Success
  • Effective Communication and Presentation of Larger Cases to Potential Patients
  • Extraction Techniques for Immediate Implant Placement and a Loaded Full-Arch Prosthesis
  • Dental Laboratory Needs and How to Work Collaboratively and Successfully With Your Lab
  • Ideal Implant Platform and Abutment Selection
  • Restorative Options and Materials Used for Single-Arch and Opposing Dual-Arch Cases
  • Surgical and Prosthetic Components Required to Complete the Case
  • Prosthetic and Surgical Requirements for Any Given Case
  • Patient Information/Data Required Prior to Executing Surgery
  • Surgical Advantages to Ensure Primary Initial Stability for Immediate Load Success

Course Description


Mentoring IV (M4) is an All-on-X program with live full-arch guided surgery for all attending doctors. This program is referred to as “12 Arches in 72 Hours” because all 12 participants will perform full-arch surgery on a partially to fully edentulous patient.

Each patient will leave the institute with either a PMMA or a denture that has been converted chairside during the course. This is advanced implant surgery that focuses on surgical and prosthetic considerations that allow clinicians to design and execute a predictable and immediate smile for their patients.


This course will provide you with an understanding of how to successfully execute a full-arch surgery and deliver an immediate provisional the same day. Day one includes lectures by Dr. Engel, our laboratory partner, and our partner in guided surgery. Also included in day one is a hands-on workshop with computer design and surgical models.

Days two to four are surgical days. There will be four arches scheduled each day with doctors rotating through the surgeries at different stages. Doctors not performing surgery, either in the morning or afternoon, are encouraged to assist and/or observe as many surgeries as possible.

Live Surgery

Days two to four are surgical days where participants will be performing a full-arch surgery as well as delivering an immediate provisional restoration. During the ongoing surgeries, our lab technicians will be assisting in the operatories to facilitate immediate, chairside conversions. Doctors not performing surgery, either in the morning or afternoon, are encouraged to assist with, and/or observe, as many surgeries as possible.

This course is only held at our home office location in Charlotte, NC.



Team members are welcome to attend: $750.00 for the first staff member, $500.00 for any additional team members. Monthly payments are available upon request. Please see the Register page for additional details.

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.