Essentials 1: Plan (On-Demand)
Restoring Implants & Digital Treatment Planning for Success

16 CE Hours



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“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.


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.

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.

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.

This course is taken online. If you prefer to take this course in-person, you can attend Essentials 1 in Raleigh-Durham, NC.

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.

If you have any questions for Dr. Stanley during your online course, please reach out to

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.

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Single dentist package

State of the Art Tech Space

The new Stanley Institute Technology Center is a state-of-the-art facility in Cary, North Carolina that hosts many Stanley Institute courses. In Studio One, the premier learning space for the Institute, students and professionals can access cutting-edge technology and innovative resources, and can participate in hands-on workshops. We look forward to hosting you in our space soon!