Setting the Foundation for Immediate Dentures in Preparation for Implants


This course is a two-day program, where the attendees will learn the foundation for immediate dentures in preparation for dental implants, including, but not limited to:

  • How to effectively treatment plan cases to meet the patient’s functional and aesthetic needs;

  • How to take preliminary impressions to guarantee a great fitting immediate denture;

  • Learn atraumatic and efficient extraction techniques that preserve bone and shorten surgery time in preparation for an immediate denture;

  • How to achieve predictable grafting results including an overview of what materials to use, when and why - including the importance of membranes;

  • Learn the proper armamentarium for leveling bone and grafting predictably in preparation for an immediate denture;

  • Learn suturing techniques that achieve consistent primary closure, including proper suturing when placing a membrane;

  • How to effectively soft reline that reduces post operative discomfort;

  • Learn proven patient communication techniques to explain the procedures to your patients to ensure patient acceptance of your treatment plans; and

  • Learn proven business and marketing tips on how to make your office more profitable and efficient related to extractions, grafting and immediate dentures.

Learn the techniques that will help these patients with terminal dentitions and watch your practice achieve immediate growth. Participants will be able to experience LIVE patient treatment, where they extract, level bone, graft and suture in a controlled supervised environment. During the program, the attendees will observe Dr. Ara Nazarian taking a live patient from A to Z, including the delivery of an immediate denture and all the steps that have to be followed for success.

All licensed U.S. and Canadian dentists will have the opportunity to work on live patients provided by us with supervision by our Amplify faculty. Each dentist can expect to perform multiple extractions, including full upper and/or lower cases to achieve the learning necessary for immediate dentures. Most extractions will be difficult extractions, including broken down or decayed teeth, providing a great learning experience. Each dentist will have the opportunity to graft several socket sites using several different types of graft materials and membranes to determine what products you may like the best for your own practice. Grafting can be complicated and our faculty does a great job to keep everything simple and to ensure there is no confusion regarding grafting following the program. In addition to the extractions and grafting, the attendees will level bone, flap and suture in preparation for an immediate denture.

Today, more and more patients are presenting to the dental practice with completely failing dentitions requiring full mouth extractions. These patients are requesting that the surgery (extractions, leveling, grafting) be performed in one surgical appointment where they receive the immediate denture and in most cases dental implants on the day of surgery.  Instead of performing multiple surgeries over a long period of time, this course focuses on the simplified protocols of extracting, leveling, grafting, suturing and delivery of immediate dentures in one visit. Learn the pre-operative planning and surgical techniques involved to set the foundation for dental implant placement.

Course Dates


December 6-7, 2019

June 6, 2020

November 21, 2020

Course Outline:

Day 1:


8:00am - 8:30am Registration/Breakfast (provided by Amplify)
8:30am - 10:30am Lecture
10:30am - 10:45am Break (time with sponsors & Q&A with instructors)
10:45am - 12:45pm Lecture
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch (provided by Amplify)
1:30pm - 3:30pm Lecture
3:30pm - 3:40pm Break (time with sponsors & Q&A with instructors)
3:40pm - 4:25pm Hands-On Model Work
4:25pm - 4:55pm Lecture
4:55pm - 5:15pm Q&A: Overview of Day 2
5:30pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception:(provided by Amplify)


May Course Only

Marriott Hotel Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr West
Detroit, Michigan 48243

December Course Only

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Day 2:


8:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast (provided by Amplify)
8:30am - 9:00am Lecture: Overview of Day 2 Protocol/Rules
9:00am - 12:00pm Clinic Floor Live Patient Treatment: Session 1
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch (provided by Amplify)
12:30pm - 3:00pm Clinic Floor Live Patient Treatment: Session 2
3:30pm - 4:00pm Live Patient Denture Delivery Observation by Dr. Ara Nazarian
4:00pm - 4:15pm Classroom Closing / Q&A / CE Letters & Evaluation
4:15pm Shuttle Buses Depart for Hotel or Airport


University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48208


Course Fee: $2,697

CEUs: 16 (lecture + hands-on)

Recommended Hotel for Programs: 

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Group Rate Reservation Link - Westin Link


You will enter the code under the special rate section and click on Corporate/Promo/Set# and then enter the GoldenDent code

** 2020 Discount Code will be provided shortly.

Transportation: There will be a free shuttle service to and from the Hotel and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. The shuttle will pick you up in the street level lobby of the Hotel at 8:15am. If you are not taking the shuttle, please plan to arrive at 8:30am for registration and a light continental breakfast. Lecture will start at 9:00am.

For transportation to the Airport following the program on Saturday, we can arrange this for you the day of the program and have you travel to the airport as a group for a minimal fee. This transportation is not paid for by Amplify.

For transportation to the hotel on your day of arrival, the airport has several options available, as well as third-party services such as UBER.

Airport & Flight Suggestions: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). The airport is about 20 minutes from the University and Hotel, please take this into consideration when booking your flights. Typically, our attendees will arrive the evening before and get a flight home Saturday evening or Sunday morning depending on where you are returning to.

Attire: For the live patient aspect we recommend wearing scrubs or you may bring a pair of scrubs to change into for this aspect of the program. Alternatively, lab coats will also be provided for you as well if you prefer not to wear scrubs and to just wear a lab coat. If you work normally with loops, we also recommend to bring them and anything else to make you comfortable and your learning experience the best as possible. 

Cancellation Policy: Due to the preparation that is involved for the live-patient surgery aspect of the education program, we will refund 80% of your registration fees for cancellations received 35 days in advance of the course and apply a 20% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 35 days or less before the course date or for no shows. Please allow allow 3-4 weeks for tuition refunds within the stated refund policy.