Build Confidence in Implant Surgery with Guided Mentoring

Live Patient Implant Surgery Course

Small group - 8 Spots each cohort,

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

*Open to Australian Dentists with Mutual Recognition Registration

Place 8+ Implants

You will get to place at least 8 implants over the two days on live patients provided by us. Possibly more depending on the patient's need.

Mentored Procedures

We provide a mentor-to-attendee ratio of 1 to 2 for superior guidance on decision-making and minimal waiting. 

Pre-planned Cases

All cases are planned in advance and surgical guides and plan are made for each case. Attendees can choose to place some implants freehand if desired.

Hands-on Training

All theory is taught online before the course so the two days can focus on practical, hands-on learning with repetition to maximise attendee learning outcomes. 

Patient Supplied

Our clinical team in NZ will provide all patients that have been vetted as suitable and planned with surgical guides all printed and ready. You also have the option to bring your own patients.

Experienced DA's

You are supported by  an experienced surgical dental assistant who is assigned to you for the full two days.

Follow-up Support

Get access to an alumni iDD WhatsApp group from when you enrol. See post-surgery follow-up and have support for implant case discussions as you tackle your first cases. 

VIP Experience

Travel to the clinic in style with a VIP experience of hotel pickup/drop-off and a fine dining experience to conclude the course on Saturday night.

High-end Practice

Held in our personal a state-of-the-art nine chair dental practice with large surgical rooms you will have all the tech, tools and support around you to perform at your best.

This course is 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 surgical theory you need to get started.

To attend this course you need to be comfortable and competent in raising flaps, surgery, extractions and suturing. We will help you with the rest to gain confidence in implant surgery.

Lacking the confidence to start placing implants?

Our Live Patient Implant Surgery Course offers a unique opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience by performing 8-10 implant placements over just two days, in New Zealand.

Imagine the confidence you'll gain by executing multiple live surgeries under the guidance of very experienced mentors, all while immersed in a state-of-the-art clinical environment.

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

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Live Patient Implant Surgery Mini-residency

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of Sep, 2024

All patients are vetted and planned with surgical guides.

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

Day 1 Outline

Fri, 27th of Sep 2024

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Morning Theory Refresher

Reinforce essential knowledge and concepts, ensuring you're well-prepared for hands-on surgery

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Live Patient Surgeries

Gain hands-on experience placing 4+ implants in a real clinical setting

Work in a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated surgical rooms and experienced dental assistants

Receive one-on-one guidance and support from mentors throughout the surgeries

Develop decision-making skills and learn to troubleshoot complications that may arise during implant placement

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Case Discussion and Recap

Reflect on the day's surgeries, discuss challenges, and learn from shared experiences

Receive feedback and insights from mentors and peers to further enhance your skills and knowledge

Day 2 Outline

Sat, 28th of Sep, 2024

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Case Review and Reflection

Review cases from Day 1, discussing successes, areas for improvement, and lessons learned

Gain insights from mentors and peers on refining techniques and optimising outcomes

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Live Patient Surgeries

Continue developing hands-on skills by placing another 4+ implants under the guidance of mentors

Incorporate insights and feedback from Day 1 to further refine your techniques and decision-making

Build confidence in your ability to place implants after the course independently

7:00 PM: Celebration Dinner at Top Wellington Restaurant

Network with mentors and peers in a relaxed setting at one of Wellington’s finest restaurants, fostering relationships for ongoing support and collaboration

Celebrate the completion of the intensive training and acquiring your new skills and be ready to start offering implant surgery in your practice.

Throughout both days:

Benefit from flexible break times and onsite catering to maintain your focus and energy

Engage in discussions with mentors and peers during breaks to further enhance your learning and collaboration


Benefit from ongoing support through access to a private alumni WhatsApp group for case discussions and advice

Receive patient follow-up information to track surgical outcomes and learn from real-world results

Learn more about the mini-residency and let us answer any questions you might have.

Want to attend both Surgical & Restoration residencies?

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

Note: The additional 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!

Get Lifetime Access to a Comprehensive Online Curriculum

Participants of this course will be given lifetime access to our Digital Implantology Bundle of online courses, adding additional resources.

Valued at $1,297 USD, including

15 Courses + 5 Additional Software Courses.

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
  • 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
  • Integrating Digital Technology to Optimize Implant Surgery and Restorations
  • Efficiency and Accuracy in Full-Arch Implant Restorations from Planning to Delivery
  • Bonding - Everything You Need to Know in 2023

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

Qualification Criteria


This course is right for you if you are competent and comfortable with:

• Raising flaps
• Wisdom tooth surgery
• Extractions
• Suturing


Australian Dentists - can attend with a mutual recognition registration process, which will incur a fee of approximately $1500 NZD.

International Dentists - can register to practice in NZ. See if you qualify here


International Dentists confirm you have one of the qualifications outlined in the list below. 

NZ Dentists are already approved.

  • An Australian Dental Council (ADC) accredited undergraduate dental degree from an ADC accredited dental school in Australia
  • A GDC accredited dental school in the UK
  • Western Cape - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 1998 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Hong Kong - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 2001 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Singapore - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 2001 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Witwatersrand - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 2001 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Pretoria - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 2001 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Stellenbosch - completed and satisfied all programme requirements before 1 January 2001 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Medical University of South Africa - completed and satisfied all programme requirements between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2000 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • Malaysia - completed and satisfied all programme requirements between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2000 (Commonwealth dental school accredited by GDC)
  • A five year undergraduate dental degree and a pass in the Australian Dental Council licensing examinations (Administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada on behalf of the Dental Council since August 2015)
  • A five year undergraduate dental degree and a pass in the USA licensing examinations
  • An accredited undergraduate dental degree from the Commission on Dental Accreditation in the USA or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
  • A five-year undergraduate dental degree and a pass in the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Equivalency Examination Process (A pass in any of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Equivalency Examinations after 3 March 2014)
  • An accredited undergraduate dental degree from the Dental Council of Ireland
  • Learn implantology from the leading KOLs in NZ

    Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

    Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator

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

    Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator

    Dr. Hamid Al-Hassiny is the visionary founder of the Institute of Digital Dentistry. Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, Dr. Hamid's innovative approach has earned him recognition as a pioneer in the industry, inspiring a new generation of dental practitioners to embrace the digital revolution. He runs over 33 dental chairs in Wellington, New Zealand and the iDD Dental Lab.

    Check Out the Feedback From Our Attendees!

    My confidence has gone quite a lot just from the first day.

    "[This course] blew my expectations out of the water... It was just really good to relax, get in the mindset and concentrate on doing my best.

    I think the original plan was for me to place three and I did all five of them on the patient. So, It went along a lot faster than I expected, and a lot smoother than I expected too. I think my confidence has gone up quite a lot, just by the first day... Can’t complain at all!"

    I feel so confident like I'm bursting with adrenaline

    "I was expecting to just place two or three implants in the whole two days course and that was also a pretty much reasonable expectation I had. But I ended up actually placing 10 or 11 of them. I can't even count 11 implants, and out of them one was full upper arch all on six where it's technically more advanced than the basic...

    ... I think they both made it possible for me. I feel so confident like I'm bursting with adrenaline and I just wanna go and do something now."

    Very happy with things in terms of value for money in terms of time as well.

    "It's fantastic. Dr. Hamid and Dr. Ahmad together, their experience with implants is massive. They know the whole process. They've gone through all the complications themselves so they're really just trying to fast track us. Give as much of their expertise and pass it to us.

    Very happy with things in terms of value for money in terms of time as well."

    The facilities here, the DA, the equipment, everything's top-notch.

    "The first was, it was nerve wracking even though I sort of knew what I was in for, but second one, lot more easier. once I got used to all the componentry, all the tools, Ahmad and Hamid walking in and out of the room checking us, giving us support we need.

    The facilities here, the DA, the equipment, everything's top-notch. The DA was so familiar with the procedure. They're ready for the next step. You can tell everything's been streamlined here, so it's a good place to come just to see how they do things."

    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.

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    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.