9 Steps To Building Your
Dental Implant Practice
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Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first steps in developing the foundation for your practice to offer full-arch dental implant treatments for your patients. We are delighted to partner with you and share our experiences on how to best attract and engage new patients for this life-transforming treatment.

There are three phases in this program: Establish, Enroll, and Deliver. Each phase consists of three stages designed to help you create the base for treatments, attract and engage interested patients, and deliver the treatments with precision and efficiency. Our unique program is designed to offer your patients the best results in less time while providing you and your practice the opportunity to grow offering a very profitable service to your patients.

To get started, start with step 1 and complete each step along the way. We will work with you closely and guide you along every step. If you have questions or need assistance, let us know.

Step 1: Knowledge Base

The first step is to learn the basics of full-arch therapy and understand the relevant restorative, surgical, and laboratory principles. Modules include:

  • Smile analysis
  • Digital smile design
  • Occlusal principles
  • Functional analysis
  • Treatment options
  • Restorative steps including design and fabrication of transitional and final restorations
  • Surgical steps including planning, guide design, implant placement, and tissue augmentation procedures as needed
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment planning
  • Sequencing

Step 2: Team & Office Set-up

In step 2, you will learn how to set-up your office to provide full-arch treatments and train your team in prospecting and converting potential patients.The modules include:

  • Establishing basic office equipment and instrumentation for full-arch treatments
  • Impression techniques
  • Front team training in patient prospecting and conversion
  • Dentist and assistant team training in converting consultations to treatments
  • Fees and payment plan structure
  • Frequently asked questions

Step 3: Lead Generation

In this step, you will learn how to generate leads for full-arch treatments. You will learn about the 3 available channels to drive patients to your office including existing patients, community, and online. Modules include:

  • Marketing to existing patients
  • Nurture marketing
  • Attract potential patients from community
  • Generate online leads through website content and social media strategies

Step 4: Candidate Qualification

In this step, you will learn how to qualify prospect patients for full-arch treatments. Through a series of questions and interview, you can screen patients who are truly interested and can afford such treatments. Modules include:

  • Assess ‘implicit’ vs ‘explicit’ needs
  • Online questions to qualify prospects
  • Telephone strategies to screen patients
  • Questions during patient consultation to help qualify them
  • Treatment acceptance strategies
  • Financial and payment plan strategies to increase acceptance
  • Health related questions

Step 5: Referral Process

Next you will learn the best practices in referral process. Your ‘one team’ is an important part of the process providing both you and your patient with invaluable benefits. The modules include:

  • Communication skills for effective referrals
  • Heads-up case discussions
  • Sharing patient records

Step 6: Records & Planning

In this step, you will learn how to take the necessary diagnostics along with the surgeon and begin the final treatment planning. Modules include:

  • Diagnostics including X-rays, CBCT, optical scan, photos, and video
  • Final treatment planning
  • Digital implant planning

Step 7: Team Coordination

Next you will learn about how the team will collaborate to review all the diagnostics and design a final treatment plan as well as communicate the plan between team members and the patient. The modules include:

  • Treatment sequencing
  • Inter-disciplinary communication
  • Patient communication

Step 8: Treatment Execution

In this step, you will learn how to execute the plan and deliver the treatment. Modules include:

  • Laboratory preparation
  • Immediate load protocol
  • Delayed load protocol
  • Transitional prosthesis delivery
  • Final restorations

Step 9: Hygiene & Maintenance

In the final step, you will learn current principles in hygiene and maintenance of full arch patients. Modules include:

  • Patient education and designing an effective home care regimen
  • Design an interval maintenance as necessary
  • Present the warranty policies