At Loma Linda University and during the Symposium


By Expert Faculty - National and International


Group Dinner and Socials

Online education library

Online access to 400+ lectures and clinical videos and more.

Program Fee


Customer Travel Costs

gIDE is not responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) customer travel costs. It is recommended that customers who elect to incur travel costs for a training course, schedule and purchase airfare and hotel accommodations with this in mind.

Program Policy

Cancellation fee is $500 up to forty five (45) days prior to the program. After that date, there will be no refunds.


Monday, Sept 19, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Welcome and Opening

Dr. Egon Euwe and others

Morning Lecture: Periodontal plastic surgery & root coverage procedures

Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli

Afternoon Lecture: Management & treatment of the complex cases in the anterior esthetic zone - Parts 1 & 2

Dr. Galip Gurel

Q & A and Discussion

Welcome Reception Loews Hotel

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 - LLU Campus - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Lecture: Digital Dentures for Immediate Loading

Dr. Antoanela Garbacea

Lecture & Live Surgery: Immediate Tooth Replacement: results, options & limitations

Dr. Joseph Kan

Lecture & Live Surgery: Update in Implant Dentistry Research & Sinus Lift Augmentation

Dr. Jaime Lozada

Alumni Case Presentations

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Morning Lecture: Advances in fixed & implant prosthodontics

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

Afternoon Lecture: Full digital planning and digital treatment for implant surgery and esthetic restorations

Dr. Francesco Mintrone

Q & A

Alumni Group Dinner – Santa Monica

Thursday, Sept 22, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Morning Lecture: Minimally invasive interventions & interdisciplinary approach for Esthetic Dentistry

Dr. Masayuki Okawa

Afternoon Lecture: Social media in dentistry

Dr. Bill Dorfman

Afternoon Lecture: Soft tissue grafting & periodontal management

Dr. Ziv Simon

gIDE Social Event – The Victorian Mansion in Santa Monica

Friday, Sept 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Morning Lecture: Piezoelectric techniques in Implantology

Dr. Tomaso Vercellotti

Afternoon Lecture: Full arch implant restorations from grafting to graftless

Dr. Arturo Llobell

Wine Reception

Certificate Ceremony

Learn From the Best in Dentistry

Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic
Program Chairman

Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic was trained in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and in Prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany. He lectures extensively worldwide and has published over 60 articles and book chapters. Dr. Jovanovic practices dental implant therapy and bone & soft tissue reconstruction in Los Angeles. He is Founder and Academic Chairman of gIDE Institute.

Dr. Jaime Lozada

Dr. Jaime Lozada is professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry where he also received his Certificate in Implant Dentistry (87) and Prosthodontics (95). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implant Dentistry, past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Antoanela Garbacea

Dr. Antoanela Garbacea received her DDS degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, School of Dentistry in Romania. She completed a Dual Major Residency Program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. She is a faculty member in the Restorative Department in Loma Linda University and has a private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry.

Dr. Joseph Kan

Dr. Joseph Kan completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics as well as the Master degree from the Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in 1997. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the research coordinator for the Implant Dentistry Program in LLUSD. He also maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery.

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos graduated School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and received Doctoral promotion Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany. He is in private practice in Athens with emphasis on prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, pre-prosthetic periodontology and implantology. He is Asst. Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens.

Dr. Galip Gurel

Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetics at the NYU and Yeditepe University in Turkey. He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984.

Dr. Tomaso Vercellotti

Dr. Tomaso Vercellotti graduated in Medicine and Surgery cum laude in 1979 and specialized in Odontostomatology cum laude at University of Studies of Genoa (Italy) in 1984. He is the Inventor of Piezoelectric Bone Surgery, and developer of the several piezoelectric surgical protocols, which he published in numerous prestigious publications. He has dedicated over 30 years to the rehabilitation of complex cases at Vercellotti Dental Clinic and Educational Activity at Miachì Educational Training Centre in Genova, Italy.

Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli

Dr. Giovanni Zucchelli graduated in 1988 from the University of Bologna, Italy with a degree in dentistry. He was awarded a PhD in Medical Biotechnology in 1999 from the University of Bologna and in 2000, became professor of periodontology at the University of Bologna. He has received many awards for his clinical research in periodontology and lectures extensively at major international conferences on periodontics.

Dr. Masayuki Okawa

Dr. Masayuki Okawa graduated and received his DDS from Touhoku Dental University, School of Dentistry in 1986. He maintains his private clinic in Tokyo from 2001. He is a director of SJCD Tokyo, a certified dentist of the Japan academy of occlusion and an active member of the Japan academy of esthetic dentistry, etc.

Dr. Ziv Simon

Dr. Ziv Simon maintains a private practice limited to periodontics, dental implants and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He obtained his dental degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Tel Aviv University, where he held a teaching position in the Department of Prosthodontics. He received his periodontal graduate degree from the University of Toronto where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Periodontology. He has conducted advanced research on bone engineering and dental implants. Dr. Simon lectures on smile design, implant dentistry and tissue reconstruction.

Dr. Francesco Mintrone

Dr. Mintrone graduated in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2000. Once graduated, he attended numerous majoring courses in order to perfect his knowledge in the fields of prosthetics and dental implants. His articles on pre-visualisation have been published internationally in specialist magazines. He currently works out of a private practice specializing in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Arturo Llobell

Dr. Arturo Llobell received his dental degree from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Valencia, Spain. He then pursued his post graduate training in the United States receiving certificates in both Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis (Fixed Prosthodontics) as well as a Master of Science in Oral Biology degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Arnold S. Weisgold Director´s Award in Periodontal Prosthesis. Dr. Llobell is currently a visiting faculty in different universities in the areas of Periodontics, Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics while he maintains a private practice in Valencia focused in dental esthetics, surgery and oral rehabilitation.


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The hotel is directly on the sand, steps away from the iconic fitness and bike paths that run along the sand for miles and iconic Santa Monica pier. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, it is one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated beachfront hotels. Overlooking Santa Monica Beach, the ocean view pool deck is perfect for relaxing while soaking up a magnificent sunset after a high impact education day.
Everything you want in a coastal getaway begins here.

Loews Hotel Guests will receive:
  • Complimentary Premium Internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to Ocean Spa & Fitness Center
  • 15% Discount on Ocean Spa & Fitness Center Services
  • Discounted overnight valet at $25 + tax per night (savings of $10 + tax nightly)

Reservations Online or Call
US and International: (888) 332.0160 (mention code GDE918)

gIDE group rate of $329 plus tax
available September 21 to Oct 2, 2017
*Group rate ends 8/25/2017

1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401