Implant Continuum/Externship

This course is intended for the general practitioner/specialist that has had little or no experience in placement, soft tissue grafting and restoration of dental implants. Implant surgery during the course will be tailored to the participant’s level of expertise.

This course will be offered twice in 2015, and each course offering will contain three separate sessions conducted over three consecutive months.

First Course Offering Dates

  • Session 1: February 19-22 (Thursday-Sunday)Cancelled
  • Session 2: March 28-29 (Saturday-Sunday) Cancelled
  • Session 3: April 25-26 (Saturday-Sunday)Cancelled

Second Course Offering Dates

  • Session 1: July 16-19 (Thursday-Sunday)Cancelled
  • Session 2: August 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday) Cancelled
  • Session 3: September 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday) Cancelled


The last page of this Implant Continuum Brochure contains a printable registration form


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163

1st Session: Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave., Room 313
2nd/3rd Sessions: Dunn Dental Building, 875 Union Ave.,
Room S522

TIME: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (CST)/each day


Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) located southwest of Dunn Dental
Bldg. = $3/weekday. (Dean's Lot (N Lot) located behind Dunn Dental
Bldg. and the Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) are free on weekends only.)
Madison Plaza Garage (H Lot), located at 940 Madison Ave. = $5/day.
Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap, East, &
Beale Streets.

Like any downtown campus, parking rules and some charges may
apply. Decide on your parking plan prior to the course date. Utilize the
interactive campus map  to help you locate buildings and parking.

If you have any questions, please call the CE office at (901) 448-5386.


Course fee, including three to four implants surgeries per
participant:$6,300. Additional material fees (i.e. Implant = $500)
may be applied if the participant supplies his/her patient.

Professional Liability & Fees

Attending dentists from the State of Tennessee or from other states, who perform implant surgeries for their patients at the College of Dentistry as part of the externship, must present proof of professional liability insurance and a copy of their state dental license. These documents must be presented to the course director as part of the treatment planning procedure at least one month prior to surgery. Dentists who have not presented these documents to the course director prior to patient treatment will not be allowed to perform surgical procedures.

Course Overview

1. Lectures covering treatment planning, placement, soft tissue
management, hard tissue management, and restoration of
dental implants.
2. Implant placement in sawdust mandibles to familiarize the
dentist with the sequence of placement of dental implants.
3. Surgical guide fabrication and use with 3-D digital imaging.
4. CD with lectures and articles pertaining to implant dentistry.
5. Implant demonstrations.
6. Implant placement by participants.
7. Implant restoration and occlusion techniques.

The participants will be placing implants in the 2nd and 3rd month.
Patients may be supplied by the participants or will be supplied by
the course. All didactic and surgical sessions will be held at either
the University of Tennessee, Student Alumni Center or College of
Dentistry Dunn Dental Building.

Contact the CE Office at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry at 901-448-5386 for additional information.

Course Instructors

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Dr. Robert Brandt

Dr. Robert Brandt is a Board Certified Prosthodontist who completed his training at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. He has a Master of Science in BioMedical Science from the University of Texas, Houston. For the past 30 years he has been restoring implants with fixed and removable prostheses. In 1990 his interest turned to placing implants as well as teaching the science of placement and restoration. From 1990 until 2005 he directed Prosthodontic Postgraduate training at the University of Florida, University of Queensland as well as Nova SE University. From 2005 to present he has taught implant placement and restoration to the undergraduate students as well as placement to the Prosthodontic Postgraduate and AEGD Residents at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Brandt is the current director of the AEGD Residency Program.

Dr. Pradeep Adatrow

Dr. Pradeep Adatrow is a Board Certified Periodontist who completed his periodontal training and subsequently earned a Master of Science in Dentistry from Indiana University. He earned his DDS from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He served as Director of the Division of Pre-Doctoral Periodontology at the University of Tennessee and was actively involved in the surgical implantology training of the Periodontology and the Advanced General Dentistry Residents. He is currently pursuing a graduate training in Advanced Prosthodontics, along with maintaining a private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International
College of Dentists, Fellow of Academy of General Education.

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Contact Us

Office of Continuing
Education & Publications

875 Union Avenue
C-106A Dunn Bldg.
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5386
Fax: 901-448-1514


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Education Coordinator
Amanda Lane

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Administrative Secretary
Brenda Horton