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Essentials 1: Plan
Restoring Implants & Digital Treatment Planning for Success

16 Hours CE



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Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Class begins at 8:00 a.m.

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FAQ Curriculum Agenda Tuition

“Start with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey

This course explores single unit implant placement, with a focus on ideal aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Robert Stanley, Smile Engineer, teaches doctors and their teams how to identify and treatment plan single unit implant cases.

Clinicians will learn the biomechanics and rationale of ideal implant positioning for final restoration success. Administrative team members will learn effective methods for successfully integrating implant dentistry into the practice.

The foundation of successful implementation of dental implants is a thorough understanding of effective implant placement and restoration.

The success of integrating implant restorations is a team effort which is why we encourage you to bring your team to the course. Hygienists, assistants, implant coordinators, and financial coordinators are all welcome to come.


Essentials 1 does not include a live surgery module. However, in the course, you will get hands-on course experiments that will make you comfortable with the technology and the instrumentation. Dr. Stanley uses a large library of clinical videos to help illustrate key points in a simple way. Doctors who’ve taken the course in the past return to their offices and are confident enough to place implants the next day without chairside assistance. If you would still like assistance at the end of the continuum, Dr. Stanley offers a personal mentorship program for live hands-on.

Absolutely! Dr. Stanley created Essentials 1 with the idea that doctors and team members would learn together. This makes the implementation of implantology in your office a quicker and easier adjustment. The course contains team breakouts for implant coordinators, dental hygienists, and treatment plan coordinators who will be handling implant financials and consultations.

If you’re interested in incorporating dental implants into your practice (whether you currently place them or you would like to learn), this is the course for you. This course will teach how to place dental implants with high predictability and low risk. You will learn how to predictably place a dental implant in four minutes. When it comes to dental implants, there’s always more to learn so we welcome students with varying levels of prior knowledge.

Each doctor is encouraged to bring a case to review with Dr. Rob. He will be happy to do a quick review with the doctor/class. We welcome doctors to incorporate their own cases into the live-surgical add-on portion of our implant continuum. To learn more, please visit our personal mentorship page.

Yes. Although each clinician’s skill level is unique to them, our doctors leave our courses very confident to place dental implants in their offices. Some doctors come to Stanley Institute already placing many implants, while others attend the course to learn the fundamentals of single unit implant placement. We advise all doctors and team members to use caution when implementing new procedures and techniques into their practice. We recommend continued attendance in learning programs, hands-on training, and clinical observations and participation in order to further your dental implant education.

This course includes: two full days of continuing education content (16 hours of CE total). Additionally, participants are provided with course literature and hands-on training exercises. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on both days, as well as a Friday evening social dinner.

To receive the most out of your Stanley Institute training, we recommend taking the entire implant continuum. The content Dr. Stanley covers builds on itself throughout the continuum. We’ve found that, after taking Essentials 1, most students are quite eager to continue in subsequent courses and master every aspect of implantology.

Our next Essentials 1 course takes place on March 26-March 27, 2021. Reserve your seat now!

This course will take place in Raleigh-Durham, NC. The location of the course will be provided upon registration. Attendees should fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

To learn more about local options for hotels, please give us a call at (919) 415-0061 or view our local hotel recommendation on each continuum page.

At Stanley Institute, we know it is not always possible to travel, which is why many courses at Stanley Institute are offered online. This course is offered both as a live-stream (day of) and as a pre-recorded online video course.

Courses at Stanley Institute help you work towards an ICOI fellowship. Upon completion of the Stanley Institute curriculum and Full-Mouth Course, you qualify for fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Course Curriculum


Understanding Guided vs Non-Guided Implant Surgery

Break down Dr. Stanley’s rationale for guided surgery by understanding the pros and cons of guided vs non-guided techniques.


Biomechanics of Dental Implants

Engage in the fundamentals of the biomechanical aspects of implant design. From material to surface coating, thread design, and more, leave this course feeling equipped to choose the best implant for your practice.


Treatment Planning – The Rules of the Game

You can’t play a game if you don’t understand the rules; learn the tips and tricks of treatment planning, both delayed and immediate single unit implant cases digitally.


Business and Financing of Dental Implants

Bring your financial coordinators to be immersed in the world of coding and billing for implant cases. Equip them to present the financial aspect of treatment to improve your case acceptance rate.


Assistant + Implant Coordinator

Bring your dental assistants and implant coordinators to learn more about surgical setups, sterilization techniques, virtual planning processes, and scanning and milling. Supply them with essential training to begin implants in your office upon your return.


Hygiene for Dental Implants

Bring your hygienist to engage in the techniques, tips and tricks for implant maintenance. Learn about the tools and equipment needed, relevant patient protocols, and to keep your dental implant patients smiling for years to come.

Course Agenda

Day 1

8am - 12pm

Morning Class Session

12pm - 1pm


1pm - 5pm

Afternoon Class Session with Team Breakouts

6pm - 8pm

Friday Social Dinner

Day 2

8am - 12pm

Morning Class Session with Team Breakouts

12pm - 1pm


1pm - 5pm

Afternoon Class Session

Course Tuition


Single dentist package

  • 16 Hours of CE
  • Course Literature
  • Hands-On Training & Materials
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Friday Evening
  • Social Dinner


Bring a team member

  • 16 Hours of CE for each participant
  • Course Literature for each participant
  • Hands-On Training & Materials for each participant
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Friday Evening
  • Social Dinner
  • Bring any additional team member(s) and take 10% off


The Align Technology state-of-the-art facility in Morrisville, North Carolina hosts all three courses in the Stanley Institute Dental Implant Continuum. You’ll be able to complete hands-on training with Itero and Invisalign experts and learn from the top implant instructors in the country all in one weekend.