Oral Implantology Study Club

Constantly growing, the Oral Implantology Study Club is now divided into 3 components:

  • workshop sessions,
  • evening seminars,
  • and surgery sessions.

Workshop Sessions

Open to all study club members, workshop sessions are one day sessions that are usually held on Saturdays. Every year, many different workshop topics are covered, such as anterior esthetics, practice management, dental technology, and different types of bone grafting techniques. The sessions consist of lectures, demonstration surgeries, and hands on components.




Spring and Summer Schedule: 

March 15, 2022 (Evening) – Dr. Clifford Pau – Updates in Dental Pharmacology Dr. Clifford Pau is a dentist and pharmacist. Come learn updates on antibiotic usage and various other changes to our drug protocols.

April 23, 2022 (Full Day) – Dr. Jie Yang and Various Speakers – Reading CBCT scans for implant dentistry Dr. Yang is a professor and director of oral and maxillofacial radiology at Temple University in Philadelphia, past president of American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR), and past president of International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR). In the morning, he will demonstrate reading of CBCT scans for implant dentistry. Common pathologies pertaining to implant dentistry will also be discussed. Please bring your laptop for a “hands-on” portion installed with the free Romexis viewer. In the afternoon, multiple study club members will present on how they use CBCT scans to practice implant dentistry. Freehand surgery, lab-processed guided surgery, optically guided surgery, and 3D printed guided surgery steps will also be discussed. This is a chance to see various workflows from different offices in planning implant cases with scans.

May 17, 2022 (Evening) – Dr. Lyle Pidzarko – Chrome Guided Smile Surgery Guided surgery has increased in popularity over the years. For larger cases, there are multiple steps like alveoplasty and insertion of the temporaries that regular guides do not address. Dr. Pidzarko will discuss a milled metal guided surgery option for alveoplasty, implant placement, and positioning of lab-processed temporaries. It is an opportunity to increase the speed and lower the stress associated with full arch cases.

June 17 & 18, 2022 (Full Days) – Dr. Sherif Said – Khoury Technique – Bone Grafting This is a bone grafting technique using a ridge split and then packing bone between the two plates. Dr. Said may also speak on sinus grafting. There may be a hands-on portion later in the day. The second day is for assisted surgeries. Surgeries will be live streamed.


Surgery Sessions

These days are opportunities for attendees to bring in their own patients for a variety of procedures including simple implant placement, bone grafting, sinus lifts, sinus augmentations and immediate load cases. Dr. Li assists all cases personally providing a one-on-one learning experience unlike other study clubs. For attendees with 3-4 cases, a private session is also available. If booking a new technique (ie sinus lift) for the first time, please attend the appropriate workshop session first.



Most workshops and evening seminars are held at 2nd floor- 225 W 8th Ave, Vancouver.

Surgery sessions are held at Dr. Frederick Li’s office at 1115-750 W Broadway, Vancouver.

2021 Study Club Brochure

2020 Study Club Brochure

For more information, please contact Dr. Frederick Li today.


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