TeethXpress full arch courses in Washington, DC


TeethXpress: An Optimal Immediate Load Treatment Solution for Fully Edentulous Patients

The concept of immediate load in implant dentistry is an increasingly popular treatment option due to patient demand and increased clinical predictability. TeethXpress is an immediate load, immediate function protocol designed to treat fully or partially edentulous patients. This 1.5 day course includes a team approach to full arch prosthetic conversions to achieve an immediate fixed provisional and final prosthesis.

This course is designed for surgeons, restorative colleagues and laboratory technicians who want to provide a predictable full arch immediate load service. Clinicians interested in developing a streamlined approach to the final prosthesis and who have intermediate to advanced experience in implant dentistry will benefit from attending.

About TeethXpress

What to expect from TeethXpress

Observe & Participate

Participants will observe loading steps performed on a patient via live feed from a surgical suite to the conference room, followed by an immediate load conversion of a full-arch provisional prosthesis.

A surgical and restorative hands-on model based workshop will give each team the opportunity to place implants and perform a "chair-side" provisional denture conversion.

Topics & Exercises

  • best practices for full arch clinical and marketing success
  • live surgery & immediate load observation
  • comprehensive hands-on training
  • systems for achieving case acceptance
  • adopting a clinical team approach for the surgical specialist, restorative doctor and laboratory

Meet The Faculty

Dr. Hamid Shafie

Dr. Hamid R. Shafie DDS, CAGS

Washington, DC

Dr. Hamid Shafie has been the director of postdoctoral implant training at Washington Hospital Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1998. He is also the President and Chief Knowledge Officer of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, a not for profit teaching institution in Washington, DC. His areas of interest in implant dentistry are immediate load, tissue engineering, and advanced full mouth reconstruction. He is recognized by peers for his insight, critical thinking, and innovative approaches to implant education for hospital based oral and maxillofacial surgery residency programs. Dr. Shafie is one of the leading advocates of cross industry adaptation. He pioneered the implementation of operational excellence and lean methodology in oral surgery and implant practice in 2014. He constantly researches the most successful features of industries outside of dental and oral surgery in order to use them as inspiration to enhance the patient experience, improve efficiency, and optimize the services provided by oral surgeons.

Igor Kachanovsky, CDT

Igor Kachanovsky, CDT
Lintec Dental Labs

Annandale, VA

Owner/Operator and President, Igor Kachanovsky, CDT received a degree in Dental Technology from the Medical College in Brest, Belarus. Upon graduation, Igor applied the theoretical trainings of dental technology to the practical experience he gained through providing chair-side dental solutions and assistance to clinical dentists and their patients. After immigrating to the United States in 1997, Igor continued to advance his knowledge and skillset by becoming a Certified Dental Technician. By 2003, he had founded Advanced Dental Studio, Inc., which has since become known as the lab it is today, Lintec Dental Labs™. In addition to his commitment to providing over 20 years of signature casework, he is equally committed to staying current on the latest industry trends & technologies through continued education.


Clinical Training • Marketing Training • Laboratory Training

before TeethXpress

before TeethXpress

after TeethXpress

after TeethXpress


hands-on implant placement & denture conversion lab

A hands-on surgical and prosthetic exercise will reinforce the training provided in the didactic presentations. Using an anatomic mandibular model, surgeons will lay a flap, place implants with adequate anterior-posterior spread followed by Multi-unit abutments. Restorative dentists will work with a laboratory technician to deliver a natural-looking, fixed immediate load prosthesis. Attendees can take home their model to use during patient consultations.

planning for the final prosthesis

Best practices for designing the definitive prosthesis will be outlined. Cutting edge techniques including a digital workflow for efficiently achieving passivity of the metal substructure will be demonstrated. Achieving esthetics, establishing VDO, phonetics and other critical factors necessary for delivery of the final prosthesis in three restorative visits will be covered in detail.

business training

The clinical process of rehabilitating a patient with an implant-supported, full-arch prosthesis can begin only when the patient is identified, the treatment plan is presented and the patient is inspired to move forward with treatment. Clinicians attending this TeethXpress course will receive training on proven full-arch case selection and case acceptance strategies designed to attract and influence patients in need of this treatment modality. Internal marketing, visual aids and verbal skills will be discussed.

11 CE Hours

Clinical Training • Marketing Training • Laboratory Training



Course Agenda

compare the benefits, treatment time, risks & success of various loading methods
understand the diagnosis & planning protocol for TeethXpress cases
discuss surgical techniques
outline various prosthetic options
define a suitable occlusal scheme for therapy
comprehensive surgical and prosthetic hands-on exercise delivering an immediate load prosthesis using anatomic models

Subject to change

identify ways to market TeethXpress in your practice
best practices for applying a team methodology with the surgical specialist, restorative doctor & the laboratory
observe loading steps performed on a patient via live feed from a surgical suite to the conference room
participate in a thorough Q&A session with the course instructor to reinforce the didactic & clinical presentations

Course Tuition

TeethXpress Destinations

Get in Touch

Contact Info

2300 Riverchase Center
Birmingham, AL 35244
P: 205.986.1237



Oral Reconstruction Foundation

16 CE credit hours
(Providence, San Diego, Birmingham & Cleveland)

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/2016 to 5/31/2020. Provider ID# 219038.

Registration dates TBA