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Dental Implant Immersion:
Concepts and Techniques Essential for Success

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

July 10 - 17, 2020
14.0 CE Credits

Course Fees:

$895 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Staff

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Chad M. Kamel DDS

Chad M. Kamel DDS

Private Practice focused on Prosthodontics in Boca Raton, Florida

Department Head of Surgical Services, Florida Institute of Advanced Dentistry (A.E.G.D.), 2014-Current

Division Chairman of Implant Dentistry, Florida Institute of Advanced Dentistry (A.E.G.D.), 2014-Current

Course Director, Florida Institute of Advanced Dentistry (A.E.G.D.)

Advanced Implant Dentistry, Advanced Prosthodontics, and Dental Photography, 2014-Current

Faculty/Speaker, Sclar Implant Center of Miami, Advanced Implant Prosthodontics

Spear Study Club, Co-organizer, Boca Raton, Florida

Department Head of Fixed Prosthodontics, The University of Florida (A.E.G.D.), 2010-2013

Course Director, The University of Florida (A.E.G.D.), 2010-2013

Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Partial Dentures, and Dental Occlusion

Faculty/Speaker, Dental Implant Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry,  2010-2012

Chad Kamel is a specialist in Prosthodontics, having completed dental school at The University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2001.

He continued his training with advanced education in general dentistry through the University of Florida. Lastly, he received his specialty training in prosthodontics through The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dental Medicine.

Dr.  Kamel continues to practice full-time focused on implant and esthetic prosthodontics in the city of Boca Raton, Florida. He also lectures nationally on topics related to his specialty and in addition is a current faculty and speaker at the prestigious Sclar Implant Center in Miami.


Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives

We are fortunate to provide dental care in a great day and age, where dental implants are commonly utilized. Over many decades, we have seen the success of many implant restorations, but we have also seen or experienced the failures. Dental implants are an extraordinary tool to provide our patients with both fixed and removable dental prosthesis.

This lecture will cover various treatment options for restoring a terminal dentition. It will also provide the guidelines for the sequence needed to properly plan the case from the esthetic perspective. There will be a detailed comparison of the treatment options for removable vs. fixed. In addition, this lecture will utilize multiple case presentations to develop accurate impression techniques and execution of the definitive restoration.


  1. Implant provisional options
  2. Implant impression techniques
  3. Avoiding and managing implant complications
  4. Biomaterial options for implant restorations
  5. Treatment planning implant prosthodontics
  6. Managing the anterior implant esthetics
  7. Implant stud attachment vs. bar overdentures
  8. Complex full arch reconstruction


Implant Provisional Options (Single and Multiple Units):

  • Discussing the choice of material options
  • Discussing the different style of provisionals
  • Reviewing when to load vs. not load an implant
  • Reviewing the different techniques on fabricating a provisional in office
  • Management of the soft tissue with a provisional
  • Pitfalls that can lead to poor results and possible failures

Implant Impressions:

  • Impression techniques from single to multiple units
  • Deciding between open tray vs. closed tray
  • Impression techniques and sequence for complex full arch reconstructions
  • How to measure twice and cut once on the fabrication of your laboratory work
  • Pitfalls to avoid which could determine success

Avoiding and Managing Implant Complications:

  • Discuss value of great communication between the restorative dentist and the surgeon
  • How to plan the implant with restoration in mind
  • Discussing topics that include implant spacing, implant numbers, implant size,

             implant encroachment, spacing for the restoration, implant angulation.


  • Discussing material choices in designing implant supported crowns and fixed bridges, which range from metals, porcelain fused to metal, feldspathic porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia
  • Discussing material choices in designing implant abutments, which range from stock vs. custom abutments, titanium vs. zirconia, cement vs. screw retained
  • Techniques and design to improve success
  • How to treat and bond to these materials
  • Pitfalls to avoid when choosing between these materials and their designs
  • Case studies: Reviewing decisions made to have success
  • How can cements be catastrophic to our implants
  • Cement vs. screw retained options

Facial Esthetics:

  • Managing the demanding patient
  • Recognizing the signs to not treat a patient
  • Esthetic parameters to provide a beautiful result
  • Guidelines for the incisal edge and pleasing smile
  • Using orthodontics to proper restore the foundation of tooth position
  • Case studies: Reviewing decisions made to have success

Implant Stud Attachment vs. Bar Overdentures:

  • Deciding when a bar is not the proper choice
  • Decisions when to use a stud attachment vs. a bar
  • Different styles of stud attachments
  • Different styles of bar attachments
  • Techniques on restoring both options
  • Maintenance and problem solving for the long-term success

Complex Full Arch Implant Reconstruction:

  • Discussing the Art of Treating Planning and case acceptance
  • Discussing to treatment plan with “THE END in MIND”
  • Reviewing the different options for restoring a complete arch
  • Discussing the choices in biomaterials that will determine success
  • Pitfalls in not generating a vision for the facially generated esthetics
  • Case studies (Reviewing decisions made to have success
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Fri Jul 10 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 12 Inside Passage
- -
Sun Jul 12 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Jul 13 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Jul 14 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Jul 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 16 Victoria, British Columbia
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Jul 17 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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