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Glidewell Implant Symposium: Helping Clinicians Succeed in Implant Dentistry

December 16, 2022
Glidewell Implant Symposium

The 2022 Glidewell Symposium “Implants: The Next Level” was held June 24–25 at the brand-new Glidewell Clinical Education Center in Irvine, California. The sold-out event provided two days of practical, cutting-edge clinical education designed to help dentists succeed in making implant dentistry a bigger part of their everyday prac­tices. Attendees earned nine hours of continuing education units.

The Glidewell Symposium featured a unique two-day educational format. The first day included a general session, with fast-paced main podium presentations on topics such as bone grafting, implant placement, implant overdentures, and full-arch surgical and restor­ative procedures. Attendees learned from 10 dental experts, including Drs. Timothy Kosinski, Randolph Resnik, Roger Levin and Jack Hahn. During the lunch break, participants toured the Glidewell campus. At the conclusion of the day, they enjoyed a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.

Glidewell Implant Symposium Day 1 course image

Kicking off the first day of the Glidewell Symposium “Implants: The Next Level,” Founder and President Jim Glidewell presented his vision of the evolution of dentistry, sharing a personal perspective that represents over 50 years in the field.

Glidewell Implant Symposium - General session

The general session featured 30-minute main podium presentations, on everything from single-tooth implant placement to full-arch surgical and restorative procedures.

Dr. Jack Hahn giving keynote speech at Glidewell Implant Symposium

Dr. Jack Hahn, a pioneer in implant dentistry, delivered the keynote “Changing Lives with Implant Dentistry,” an inspiring tribute to the ongoing role dentists can play in positively impacting their patients’ lives.

Dr. Randolph Resnik at the Glidewell Implant Symposium

Attendees learned from 10 clinical experts, including Dr. Randolph Resnik (shown), director of the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute and author of three definitive textbooks on oral implantology.

Symposium attendees tour the Glidewell laboratory

During the lunch break, attendees toured the Glidewell campus and had the opportunity to observe the many recent technological advancements in place.

Attendees at Jim and Parvina Glidewell's home in Newport Beach

At the conclusion of the first day, attendees enjoyed live music and a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.


On the second day of the event, attendees chose from nine hands-on workshops and focused lectures. During the half-day session, participants engaged in topics such as clinical photography, practice management, digitally guided implant surgery, small-diameter implants, and best practices for avoiding complications in implant dentistry.

Hands-on workshop on Day 2 of the Glidewell Implant Symposium

On the second day of the event, nine hands-on workshops and focused lectures took place simultaneously at the Glidewell campus.

Dr. David Hochberg teaching participants clinical techniques

Participants learned practical clinical techniques they could take back to the office and immediately incorporate into their practice.

Participant using the Hahn guided surgery kit

Course topics covered many areas of implant dentistry, such as digitally guided implant surgery, small-diameter implants, and how to avoid complications and maximize treatment success.

Attendees browsing exhibit area to learn latest dental tools and technology

During breaks, attendees browsed the exhibit area for the latest tools and technology to impact their implant practices.

Glidewell Implant Symposium course presenters

The Glidewell Symposium brought together dental experts who shared the clinical techniques and business strategies for success. Educators, shown left to right: Drs. Paresh Patel, Roger Levin, Neil Park, Timothy Kosinski, Jack Hahn, Randolph Resnik, Taylor Manalili, David Hochberg, Charles Schlesinger and Raymond Choi.

“Feedback from the event has been excellent,” said Dr. Neil Park, vice president of clinical affairs and Glidewell Symposium scientific chair. “The Glidewell Symposium sold out in record time, which suggests our format is accessible and provides great value for the profession. And best of all, attendees thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We look forward to facilitating more learning opportunities in the coming months, and we hope to see everyone there!”

To catch all the action from the Glidewell Symposium, watch the video below. To register for an upcoming event, visit