Nobel Biocare Symposium USA

September 17-20, 2015

Location: Las Vegas, USA

The Four Seasons Hotel


September 17

Pre-Symposium Master Classes

September 18–19

Nobel Biocare Symposium, Las Vegas

September 20

First International Zygoma Summit

The Brånemark System® Zygoma surgical protocol allows for the treatment as well as rescue of every possible maxillary defect. It is a predictable protocol with more than two decades of scientific evidence. We are now seeing a strong resurgence of interest because the zygomatic implant is becoming an integral part of advanced surgical algorithms. 

Venue and accommodation

The Four Seasons Hotel

3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Tel. 1 (702) 632-5000
Fax. 1 (702) 632-5195
Directions | Website

Nobel Biocare is pleased to offer a discounted rate of $239++ per night at The Four Seasons Hotel for Symposium attendees. To make a reservation online, please use the Nobel Biocare Group Booking Website. To make a reservation by phone, please contact The Four Seasons Hotel directly and mention the Nobel Biocare Symposium.

Nobel Biocare Group Booking Website

++ Group rate of $239 applies only to standard rooms and does not include hotel fees and taxes.

- Nobel Biocare group rate is available until the cutoff date of August 14, 2015 or until rooms are sold out, whichever comes first. After August 14, 2015 room availability will be based on hotel's occupancy and will be sold at the hotel's prevailing rate.

- Nobel Biocare cannot assist with making hotel reservations or changes, please contact the hotel directly.


Delano Las Vegas Luxury Hotel

3940 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel. 1 (877) 632-5400
Directions | Website

The Delano** is an exclusive all-suite boutique tower at the Mandalay Bay Resort Complex which is connected to the Four Seasons meeting space.

Delano Group Booking Website

**Group rate is $249 for standard rooms and does not include resort fees and taxes

- Nobel Biocare group rate is available until the cutoff date of August 14, 2015 or until rooms are sold out, whichever comes first. After August 14, 2015 room availability will be based on hotel's occupancy and will be sold at the hotel's prevailing rate.

- Nobel Biocare cannot assist with making hotel reservations or changes, please contact the hotel directly. 

Topics and learning outcomes

Advance your practice through valuable insight from world-class experts in implant dentistry. Develop practical skills through exciting training and educational opportunities designed to help you treat more patients better. Accelerate your practice or laboratory growth by implementing strategies from successful business leaders. 

Enhancing case presentation skills – getting to Yes!

Increase case acceptance in your practice now by learning from the experts how to get to “YES!” on complex high-value treatment plans.

Treat more patients better by adding the All-on-4® treatment concept to your practice armamentarium

Demystify the options for the compromised maxilla with a fixed prosthesis for practice competitive advantage.

Complete arch oral rehabilitation and Immediate Function

Learn the benefits of cement-free implant dentistry and the single-tooth immediate solution. Be familiar with pre-treatment evaluation techniques and determination of the final type of fixed prosthesis.

Contemporary soft-tissue grafting for implant reconstruction

Learn from the masters on soft- and hard-tissue management for anterior cases.

Team approach to CAD/CAM dentistry

See how other teams have mastered communication in treatment planning. “Start with the end in mind.”

The diagnosis and treatment of mucositis and peri-implantitis

Confidently apply postoperative management tools.

Care and maintenance of fixed implant prosthesis

Learn what your team should teach patients in order to ensure a successful long-term implant solution. Precisely plan long-term maintenance of an implant prosthesis.

Evolution in CAD/CAM technology and ceramic materials

See the advances in material compositions as well as both temporary and final prosthetic appliances. Build your business with a digital platform, SmartFusion™. Includes a NobelProcera® bar design and abutment workshop.

Tuition rates

Contact your local Nobel Biocare representative to inquire about promotional packages for these events.

Nobel Biocare Symposium, Las Vegas¹

Clinicians: USD 995.-

Laboratory technicians: USD 650.-

Dental office staff: USD 495.-

Students: USD 245.-

Additional social event ticket¹

For those not attending the Symposium / guests: USD 149.-

First International Zygoma Summit

Symposium attendees: USD 449.-

Zygoma Summit only: USD 549.-

¹ Tuition for the Nobel Biocare Symposium in Las Vegas is for September 18–19 only and includes one social event ticket.

Preliminary faculty list

Dr. Russ Baer
Dr. Oded Bahat
Dr. Tom Balshi
Mr. Stephen Balshi
Dr. Edmond Bedrossian
Dr. Markus Blatz
Dr. Andy Bock
Dr. Michael Cohen
Mr. Joe Coursey
Dr. Paul Homoly
Dr. Saj Jivraj
Dr. Sascha Jovanovic
Dr. Paulo Malo
Dr. Scott MacLean
Dr. Sanda Moldovan
Dr. Ken Parrish
Dr. Mike Pikos
Dr. Sundeep Rawal
Mr. Conrad Rensburg
Dr. Gabor Tepper
Mr. Tom Wade
Dr. Chandur Wadhwani
Dr. Hooman Zarrinkelk 

Workshops and hands-on sessions

Making it easy for patients to say “Yes”: An extraordinary treatment acceptance workshop

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Paul Homoly
Cost: $125 Clinicians / $45 Office Staff

Abstract :
Dr. Paul Homoly has taught thousands of dentists and their teams the skills to make case acceptance predictably successful. This one-day workshop is designed for the clinician and team members who want to enjoy improved case acceptance for advanced dentistry – cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. Many dentists have the technical knowledge to provide advanced dentistry, but are frustrated with low patient acceptance of their treatment recommendations. With the many technical advances in the clinical aspects of care, treatment plans are growing more complex, making case acceptance even more challenging than in years past. Now, more than ever, the dentist and team need a predictable process for leading their patients towards good dental healthcare decisions.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Understand the distinctions between simple and complex-care patients.
2.  Identify whether your patient is ready for advanced care.
3.  Critically evaluate the role of leadership during the case acceptance process.
4.  Discover ways to reduce the stress of case acceptance

The All-on-4® treatment concept from A to Z: Proven methods for long term success

Date: Thursday September 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Spiro Karras and Dr. Kerry Voit
Cost: $495
*Hands-on Session

Abstract :
Drs. Karras and Voit will share their collaborative experience in treating hundreds of patients, both in a dental implant center and in private practice. You will learn useful, easily implemented methods of patient selection, planning and treatment delivery that will give you the confidence to incorporate this revolutionary treatment into your practice. Experienced practitioners will learn practical methods to enhance long term outcomes and make treatment stress-free and predictable. A unique, clinically relevant, hands-on experience using articulator mounted models will augment and reinforce the lecture material.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Quickly identify potential patients
2.  Develop your own surgical-prosthetic blueprint; a road map for predictable treatment and results
3.  Deliver predictable, time saving, stress-free surgical and prosthetic treatment with the efficiency of a dental implant center

"Digitally driven implant dentistry"- Utilizing advancements in science and technology as a roadmap through therapy

Date: Thursday September 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sundeep Rawal
Cost: $295
*Hands-on Session

Abstract :
NobelClinician™ in conjunction with NobelProcera® allow for use of newer technologies to make treatment protocols more efficient, less time consuming, and predictable for increased proactive profitability.  From diagnosis to surgery, this exciting software guides the clinician to the highest levels of execution in all clinical applications from the single-tooth solution to complex full-arch therapies.  A detailed step-by-step approach to utilizing these CAD/CAM technologies will be presented along with a hands-on component, which will demonstrate the advantages that technology can provide in daily implant dentistry.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize the importance of thorough diagnosis and treatment planning through the virtual world of CBCT data and understand guidelines for proper implant placement with the end prosthetic result in mind and for optimal patient outcomes.
2. Understand radiographic guide & scanning protocols for all clinical situations and how this technology integrates into daily clinical dentistry efficiently and with ease.
3. Facilitate use of NobelClinician™ Software amongst referrals to increase patient communication, treatment acceptance and execution of planned therapies with the highest level of precision possible.

Minimally invasive techniques for soft and hard tissue management

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sanda Moldovan
Cost: $295
*Hands-on Session

This interactive hands-on workshop, utilizing a sheep head specimen is designed to simplify dental implant procedures and to make it more comfortable for the patient while also ensuring a long term solid foundation. This presentation will discuss options to treat mild to moderate bone deficiency in the posterior maxilla due to sinus pneumatization and use the osteotome technique with immediate implant placement. Soft deficiency around dental implants will be addressed using tunneling technique, as well as double-folded flap at uncovery. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore minimally invasive sinus lift procedures using the osteotome technique
2. Soft tissue augmentation to thicken the peri-implant gingiva using tunneling technique for optimal long term results
3. When to use punch technique for implant placement and how to choose the correct healing abutment profile for the ideal restorative profile
4. Uncovery techniques to thicken peri-implant gingiva

Explode your implant numbers with high-end immediate implantation!

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Gabor Tepper
Cost: $295
*Hands-on session

This will open your eyes to the great opportunities offered by immediate implant placement and enhance the spectrum of your practice and your implant numbers. It will lead to both new referrals by GP’s and a better reputation which will attract more high-value cases. You are given a complete overview starting from single-tooth cases with immediate loading to complex full-mouth cases. Special emphasis will be put on complications and their management. A short hands-on session will conclude the program to demonstrate the need for adaptation of the drill protocol in very soft bone and extremely hard bone.

Learning Outcomes:
1. See the complex case - fast decision making on treatment concepts
2. Sell the complex case - how to explain your concept to the patient and make it happen
3. Survive the complex case - how to avoid or solve complications for safer patient treatment

* Topics and speakers subject to change.  Check back for updates to our exciting lineup!

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund for no-shows or cancellations made within 45 days of the start date of the program. All cancellations must be in writing and faxed to +1.714.282.4812. Should Nobel Biocare cancel a course, liability is limited to a refund of the full amount of the course fee.