Institute for Guided Implant Surgery now a PACE program provider

June 4, 2007
Academy of General Dentistry grants the institute continuing education credit for all implant training courses.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida--The Institute for Guided Implant Surgery has announced that the educational program has been designated as an approved PACE program provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.

The AGD-PACE program was created to assist members of the AGD and the dental professional in identifying and participating in quality continuing education. The continuing dental education programs provided by the Institute for Guided Implant Surgery are now accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit.

"We have always been proud of the quality educational programs we have provided dentists. Gaining AGD-PACE approval allows IGIS to continue to maintain quality programs and provide dentists excellent continuing education opportunities," said Dr. Brian T. Young, clinical director of IGIS.

"Our strong relationships with market leaders like Imaging Sciences International, Ace Surgical, and Nobel Biocare have enabled us to provide world class education through the Institute. We have taught over 500 dentists and surgeons about the i-CAT in-office Cone Beam CT scan machine, and the Nobel Guide computer-based guided surgery procedure. This continues to be a very exciting year for IGIS and we look forward to the continued growth and expansion of our guided surgery curriculum."

Three courses are currently being offered through the institute. The recently expanded and updated NobelGuide and Teeth in an Hour course provides the only two-day certification geared at a comprehensive understanding of fully edentulous and partially edentulous dentitions.

The NobelGuide Mentor Program is the only in-office training course available. Participants of the mentor program benefit from having a full day of lecture, discussion, hands-on demonstration (live surgery assistance if you have a case ready), tips and tricks, advanced computer techniques, and NobelGuide team management.

NobelGuide study club presentations are available to help educate referring dental offices on the steps and protocols necessary to implement NobelGuide within a dental team.

Dr. Young explains that The Institute for Guided Implant Surgery is developing curriculum for advanced NobelGuide training. IGIS has recently published a photo portfolio available for patient instruction with NobelGuide and a surgical and computer training DVD.

Registration is still open for upcoming computer and live surgery course dates in June, July, August, and November.

Please visit for a full listing of course dates and registration details.

For more information on the courses or products mentioned, visit the Institute for Guided Implant Surgery on the Internet at, or contact Monica at (877) 285-9505.