Continuing Education

Surgical Techniques Using Bone Cement


Minimally Invasive, Maximal Regeneration - Bone Cements as a Paradigm Shift in Augmentation Procedures

Friday, June 18, 2021 and Saturday, June 19, 2021*


9:30 a.m. start both days

(NYC / Eastern Standard Time)

2-Day Surgical Course

Pig Jaw and Model-based hands-on Program


Registration is open.

Course Fee

Dental Practitioner - $1,100 Early bird rate by April 20, 2021

Dental Practitioner - $1,200

Columbia Dental Alumni - $960


Registration is limited to 25 participants.


Day 1: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Didactic lectures with focus on science and technique

Literature review

Surgical manual overview

View videos of procedures


Pig jaw surgery and model-based surgery

Surgical kits, sutures, material review


Day 2: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Participants bring patient (5 cases) or observe surgeries*

View videos of procedures


* Course dates and format subject to change based upon Columbia University and State of New York COVID-19 policies.


Course Overview

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and Augma Bone Cement Academy (ABCA) invite you to participate in this exclusive 2-day hands-on, live-surgery bone augmentation course, focused on bone graft cements.


Bone cements constitute a paradigm shift in maxillofacial and dental bone augmentation. The surgical protocols are less invasive, and don't require a membrane placement. Thereby, traditional post-operative complications due to graft exposure are completely eliminated.


Participants will learn how to confront a large diversity of bone deficient situations, from simple to complex. Special attention will be given to the parameters for success in the esthetic zone, and how to avoid post-operative complications.

Case evaluation and treatment planning will be reviewed in depth. You will receive a broad overview of the best treatment choices to guarantee the success and predictability of the augmentation procedure in complex cases.

The following clinical applications will be reviewed:

· Socket grafting

· Crest widening by lateral augmentation

· Augmentation post-cyst removal

· Dehiscence and fenestrations

- Augmentation with immediate implant placement

Course Objectives
Participants will learn to:
1. Simplify treatments

2. Promote the healing process

3. Improve the end result

4. Significantly diminish complications

5. Decrease overall costs


Course Director / Presenters

Profile Headshot James B. Fine. DMD is the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Chief Practice Director of Faculty Practices, Professor of Dental Medicine (Periodontics) CUMC, with tenure of title at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, and Attending Dental Surgeon on the Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service. He has been on the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine for over 20 years. He has participated extensively in the educational program, teaching dental students and postdoctoral students. Dr. Fine is the elected chairman of the college's Curriculum Committee and the chairman of the Postdoctoral Education Committee. He is currently the course director of numerous courses in Postdoctoral Periodontics program. Over the years he has redesigned parts of the predoctoral curriculum in Periodontics. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in the periodontal literature. In addition, he has presented at invited lectures and seminars. Dr. Fine maintains a clinical practice limited to Periodontics and Implantology at the Columbia University Medical Center faculty practice in Northern Manhattan.


Amos Yahav, DMD, Online Education Amos Yahav, DMD is the Chair, Augma Bone Cement Academy and CEO, Augma Biomaterials. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania in 1992. In 1993 he established a private clinic, limited to implants, oral rehabilitation, and esthetic dentistry. He serves as a guest and keynote speaker at international conferences and professional workshops around the globe. He is a serial entrepreneur whose practical way of thinking combined with creativity have enabled him to develop an impressive variety of efficient, professional tools, accessories and materials for implants and the surgical field. Dr. Yahav also serves as an advisor for international companies.



Annual Global Symposium with workshops - Annual Global Symposium 2020 Philip Y. Kang, DDS - Director, Periodontics Postdoctoral Program; Assoicate Professor of Dental Medicine (Periodontics) at CUMC


New York City

Continuing Education

Columbia University CDM designates this course as Continuing Dental Education: Credits - 9


ADA CERP Logo Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/1/17 through 6/30/22. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Participants: Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority.


CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or credit to CE account granted only if notification is received in writing at least two weeks prior to start of course, minus $200 administration fee.

Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

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