Build Confidence in Implant Restorations with Guided Mentoring

Live Patient Implant Restoration Mini-Residency


One-of-a-kind course in Naenae, New Zealand.

These courses are right for you if you have done a beginners implant hands-on course like our Introduction to Implant Dentistry - The Fundamentals where you practice on pig jaws and get trained in all the implant and surgery theory you need to get started.

Safe & efficient surgical techniques

Understand the fundamentals of safe surgery and the implantology decision-making processes.

Hands-on, guided learning

Carry out successful guided and freehand implant surgery under high-standard mentor supervision

Understand Implant Software

Take intraoral scans and CBCT data on a live patient and use implant guide software to print your own guides.

Lacking the confidence to start placing implants?

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny will supervise and guide you with a live patient so you feel fully confident placing implants in your clinic.

We've held many implant courses before. Dentists will leave the course feeling confident but not quite ready to start practising on a live patient. 

This course is designed to allow you to practice implants on a live patient in a safe and controlled environment. You can bring your own patient, or we will provide one for you. 

Dr Ahmad will be with you the whole time and can offer guidance tailored to your experience level. If you have never done a hands-on implant training course before, he will guide you through the entire workflow. 

This course is limited to just 6 places to ensure every participant gets the attention and support they require.

If you’ve been an iDD Premium Member for over a year, please email as you are entitled to loyalty pricing!

Proudly Sponsored by:

Live Patient Implant Restoration Mini-residency

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of June, 2024

Bring your own patient or we will supply one for you.

Looking for options to finance this mini-residency? Click here.

$9,890 NZD

Day 1 Outline

Fri, 14th of June, 2024
  • Lecture on Restorative Fundamentals of implantology - how to restore, what to look out for, how to scan etc
  • Learn how to intraoral scan for an implant restoration on a live patient.
  • Gain a complete understanding of the restoration design process.
  • Complete 1-2 cases per participant.
  • Tips and tricks.
  • Understand how to implement the entire workflow in-house.
  • Complete the post-processing stage of the restoration.

Day 2 Outline

Sat, 15th of June, 2024
  • Lecture on implant restoration fitting, clinical tips and tricks.
  • Insertion of implant restoration on the live patient with guidance.
  • Troubleshooting tips - what to do if the restoration does not fit.
  • End of day case discussion.
  • Question and Answer component.

Please click below to book a meeting, where you will learn more about the mini-residency
and Julian can answer any questions you might have.

Live Patient Implant Surgery Mini-residency

Next Intake TBC - Register Now 

Bring your own patient or we will supply one for you.

Looking for options to finance this mini-residency? Click here.

$9,890 NZD

Day 1 Lecture + Prep Outline

Fri, 8th of March 2024
  • Overview of Implantology lecture  
  • Understand the fundamentals of safe surgery and implantology.
  • Implant treatment decision-making.
  • Radiographic and Tomographic Evaluation
  • Key tips and tricks in the clinic
  • Hands-on: Take intraoral scans on a live patient and combine this with CBCT data in implant guide software
  • Exercise: Learn how to plan out implant surgery and all the things to look out for using digital implantology software.
  • Exercise: Learn everything you need to know about 3D printing and print your surgical guide you designed
  • Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny shares his case presentations and key learning experiences. The good and the bad!

Day 2 Implant Surgery Outline

Sat, 9th of March 2024
  • Carry out successful implant surgery under supervision.
  • Use your surgical guide to carry out an osteotomy and place an implant under guidance.
  • Place 2-3 implants, some guided and some freehand.
  • Learn effective treatment communication.
  • Understand post-operation procedure.
  • End of day review of cases and discussion.

Please click below to book a meeting, where you will learn more about the mini-residency
and Julian can answer any questions you might have.

Want to attend both residencies?

Enrol in both our signature live patient mini-residencies and save an extra $989 on the second course!

Note: The additional $989 discount is only applicable to your second course. When you purchase one course, you'll become eligible for the discount on the subsequent one. Details and the discounted link will be provided after your initial purchase.

If you’ve been an iDD Premium Member for over a year, please email as you are entitled to an additional discount!

PLUS A Massive Bonus …

Participants of this course will be given lifetime access to our Digital Implantology Bundle of online courses as a bonus.

Valued at $2,597 USD, including

14 courses + 5 additional bonuses.

Online courses included in the Digital Implantology Bundle are:
  • Introduction to Implant Dentistry - The Fundamentals Online Lecture
  • Digital Implant Workflows for Predictable Results
  • Digital Workflows for Implant-Supported Restorations
  • Model-Free Digital Workflows for Edentulous Implant Cases
  • Implant-Supported Restorative Solutions
  • Guided Implantology Workflows and Software Options
  • CBCT Assessment and Implant Planning
  • Single Tooth Implant Digital Workflow
  • Efficiency and Accuracy in Full-Arch Implant Restorations from Planning to Delivery
  • Implant Bridge Digital Workflow
  • Implant Retained Overdenture Digital Workflow
  • All on X Prosthesis Digital Workflow
  • 3D Printing & Guided Implant Surgery - Everything You Need to Know from Scanning, Printing to Implant Placement
  • Digital Implantology Workflows and Software Options

Bonus Implant Software Courses

  • 3Shape Implant Studio Workflow
  • Blue Sky Plan: Implant Treatment Planning and Temporary Restoration Workflow
  • Exoplan - Surgical Guide Designs for Single Units and Full Arches
  • Surgical Guide Design using RealGUIDE Software
  • Implant Abutment Cementation Guide

It is widely accepted that the best way to acquire knowledge and confidence in a skill relies on three pillars.

Solid Theory

This takes place on day one, with a breakdown of all the live patient treatment workflow and how to integrate it into your practice. Everything from anatomy, implant planning, surgical guide design and step by step guidance of how to place an implant successfully.

You will utilise digital technology to take a CBCT and intraoral scans of a live patient, and then use those scans to plan an implant surgery and design a 3D printer surgical guide that you will use in the surgery the very next day.

Repetitive Hands-on

In this course, you will place 2-3 implants utilising a range of surgery techniques. You will place some implants freehand, and use a surgical guide for others. We'll teach you the whole spectrum of implant surgery and how to utilise digital technology to make the operation safer and more accurate. You will be supervised the entire time by expert instructors. 

Mentor Guidance

This course is run by one of New Zealand’s most respected dentists, in a state of the art clinic, who can put you on the path to success. Implantology can seem scary at first, but with the right training and someone guiding you through the entire process, your confidence will grow quickly. 

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator

Learn implantology from one of the leading KOLs in NZ

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry heavyweights.

He uses multiple different implant brands in his clinic, including BioHorizons, Osstem, Neoss, and Nobel Biocare. Dr Ahmad has placed everything from single implants and implant bridges to immediate implants, free-hand or fully guided depending on the case. Everything is done in-house so he is experienced in both the clinical and lab side, including guided implantology software and photogrammetry.

Dr Ahmad understands the difficulty and fear that comes with learning how to place implants. He has been on his own journey to becoming confident with implantology and is fully empathetic to the learning process most dentists go through. Dr Ahmad is fully supportive throughout the learning process and can help you with almost any question you have about the procedure.

He has seen first-hand, through his own work, how adding dental implants to your service offering can improve daily dental practices as well as annual revenue. His presentation style is zero fluff, straight to the point and only things that you NEED to know to get started in implant dentistry.

Check Out the Feedback From Our Attendees!

Click to play

it has ticked every check box, of what I'm wanting to learn.

"to have this specific field as part of the service I can offer to my patients and absolutely making myself as a better dentist with more knowledge about how to restore them, safely and precisely ...

... after attending these two days of courses, he opened a whole new door for me to know how actually we should learn more into this to be able to offer this service to my patients."

Click to play

I like the structure of the course. I like the practical side as well, and he's been awesome.

"The placements and the sequence of how to do the work? Also the criteria in terms of patient selection, the anatomical structures you need to be looking for here, how to do those spots"

Click to play

the way he is explaining everything, It is simple and very practical, so that's what I like.

"The patients are, after extractions, they do not want bridges or the removable dentures anymore, they are more into that we want some permanent fix and they also wanted aesthetics. I think everything works out good with implants. So that actually led me to the implant course."

Kick-Start Your Implant Dentistry in Just Two Days 

dental implant course institute of digital dentistry (1)
dental implant course institute of digital dentistry

In just two days, you will leave feeling much more confident and capable of placing implants but more importantly, you'll understand core surgical knowledge and skills like raising flaps and suturing.

You will complete successful implant surgery under the supervision of trained professionals and leave the course feeling confident and ready to implement implant surgery in your clinic.

This is one of the only dental implant courses in Australia and New Zealand that covers the digital implantology workflow as well. You will see how to use digital technology as a tool to lessen the learning curve and improve treatment outcomes.

The course is capped at a small group, which ensures that everyone present gets the one-on-one time needed to fully understand each participant's needs and goals. 

In just one weekend, you can learn the skills needed to massively expand your scope of treatment, give your patients the treatment they need and improve your clinic's overall revenue.

Plus, you’ll meet other local, like-minded dentists who you can lean on throughout your implantology journey.

Here’s what your life will look like when you learn implantology from Dr Ahmad and iDD

After the course, you will be able to confidently provide a treatment alternative to bridges and partial plates - because let’s face it, they are not always the best option for a large number of cases.

Gaining confidence in implants as a dentist not only unlocks a large range of new treatments, but it massively reduces workplace stress. You’ll feel a unique sense of pride when you’re able to look after all your patients in-house instead of referring them to a specialist.

  1. 1
    Increase revenue - Implantology is one of the highest dollar per hour treatments in dentistry. Introducing implantology has helped our clinic reach 7 figures per year in gross billings. It is hard to achieve this by doing drill and fill dentistry. Once you stop referring cases out that you can handle yourself, you’ll notice a massive increase in profitability and return on investment. If you integrate digital implantology (which is covered in the course), you’ll be able to tackle cases much more efficiently, meaning that you can see more patients in one day and further increase profitability.
  2. 2
    Improves your general dental skills - This implant course addresses the fundamentals of surgery, as such you’ll go back to the basics and learn a number of different skills that you can apply to different aspects of your dentistry such as wisdom tooth removal. Just by learning implantology, you’ll improve your knowledge and confidence in different treatments that rely on solid surgical skills.
  3. 3
    Reinvigorates your career - After a certain period of time, most dentists get extremely bored with simply placing crowns and doing check-ups. Don't get me started with doing fillings all day! Ensure that your career doesn’t stagnate by learning a new procedure that benefits you as well as your patient.
  4. 4
    Boosts your reputation - After a few successful implant cases, you’ll start to be known locally as a dentist that can offer a wide range of treatments, and your incredible cases will make fantastic content for your personal social media, or for your practice. There are dentists who have built their practice around implant referrals from colleagues.
  5. 5
    Attracts more patients - Having a hard time filling your books? Learning how to place implants is a great way to appeal to more patients by expanding your scope of practice.  If a patient comes in with an unrestorable decoronated tooth and wants it replaced, right there and then the tooth can be removed and an implant placed. Minimizing time wasting for both the patient and the dentist.

Remember, you’re not just learning how to do implants. 

You’re investing in your career, increasing the amount of money you can earn, and providing your patients with potentially life-altering treatment.

Naenae Dental Clinic - New Zealand

The course will be taking place at Naenae Dental Clinic in Wellington, New Zealand.

Naenae is a high-tech 10-chair dental clinic that prides itself on utilising digital technology to offer patients the best care possible.
The clinic frequently completes dental implants, implant-supported bridges, All-on-X and other implant procedures.

Secure your spot in the live patient implant mini-residency before it’s too late!

  • These two-day mini-residencies are for any dentist who is looking to place implants on a live-patient for the first time, or wants to gain the confidence required to do it in their clinic.
  •  There is no prerequisite knowledge required, just a valid dental license. If you've never done any form of implant training before, Dr Ahmad will guide you through the entire workflow.
  • This is one of the only implant courses in Australia and New Zealand that will teach you the entire digital workflow so you can provide safer and more effective surgery.
  • Day one is a lecture and prep day. You will take intraoral scans of a patient and use these to plan an implant surgery and create a 3D printed surgical guide for the Live Patient Implant Residency. For the Restorative Residency, you will take an intraoral scan of the patient and then design your restoration.
  • Day two is for the live-patient surgery. You will place 2-3 implants for the live patient surgery course, or place your designed restoration for the Restoration Residency.

After finishing this course, you will leave as a dentist that is infinitely more confident in not only implantology but also surgery as a whole and digital technology. 

You will walk away understanding the entire process from plan to implant and post-op care. You will understand exactly what equipment, workflows, and processes you will need to apply in your practice to make this work. You will leave being able to confidently place implants for your patients.

If you have any questions about the course, you are more than welcome to contact our support team at

Are these Live Patient Implant mini-residencies right for you?

Is the course in-person or online?

Both mini-residencies are in-person at Naenae Dental Clinic in Wellington, New Zealand. As part of your purchase, you are granted access to iDD's Digital Implantology bundle, valued at over $2,597 USD.

Will I get access to the teaching material?

You’ll also get access to a pre recorded lecture of the theory component of this course online through our training portal - forever. 

This will allow you to fully concentrate on the course and not feel overwhelmed trying to remember everything or you can watch it ahead of time and be more prepared for the live course. 

You can refer back to the material whenever you need it.

I’m not really interested in digital implantology but want to learn how to place implants, is this course for me?

While the course will touch on digital implantology and how it can lessen the learning curve and improve your treatment outcomes, it is only a section of the course and not a focus. You will be in a much better position than people who just attend an implant course, as you will get a much more comprehensive understanding of implantology and how digital technologies can help you.

Additionally, you will actually use these digital technologies - as well as traditional techniques - to plan an implant surgery or design a restoration. You can use this experience to determine if you'd like to stick to traditional implant techniques or implement digital dentistry in your clinic.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be learning from Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny, a key opinion leader in the digital dentistry industry who has been placing implants. He has been placing implants for over 5 years and uses multiple different implant brands in his clinic, including BioHorizons, Osstem, Neoss, and Nobel Biocare. Dr Ahmad has placed everything from single implants and implant bridges to immediate implants, free-hand or fully guided depending on the case.  

Dr Ahmad understands that learning implant surgery can be overwhelming, and offers tailored advice for each participant so you can feel confident implementing what you’ve learned in your clinic. Dr Ahmad’s teaching style is extremely engaging, he teaches you everything you need and avoids complicated jargon so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

See what previous student have said about him here.

Is there a completion certificate or credential offered upon finishing the course?

Yes, you will get a CPD certificate with 14 hours of CPD, plus the online content provides more opportunity for CPD, provided you complete the courses.

Are there any prerequisites for the course?

There is no prerequisite knowledge required. You must be a New Zealand registered dentist. 

For those who are not registered, please contact to learn about observation opportunities for this course.

How long are the mini-residencies?

These mini-residencies will begin at 8:30 am and ends at 5pm each day.

Will there be any hands-on training or clinical experience included in the course?

Of course. You will complete successful implant surgery under careful supervision. You’ll also receive one-on-one coaching throughout the course and get personalised feedback on your skills and how to improve. By the end of the course, you will be confident to start implementing implant surgery in your practice.

Are there any payment plans available for the course?

Payment plans are available for this course. If you’d like to inquire about a payment plan for the course, please email our Head of Education Partnerships Julian Dickie at, or click "Join The Residency" to view payment options.

Is there any additional costs not included in the course fee?

Nope! Your course fee includes both your participation in the 2-day course as well as catering for lunch and breaks throughout.