Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment

Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment is a 2-year, part-time course designed for US-licensed dentists who wish to enhance their clinical skills in prosthetically driven implant dentistry. It meets one day a week, 35 sessions per year. The course also offers an observation option open to both US and internationally-trained dentists.

The focus of Implantology is on patient treatment and management. The curriculum is comprehensive and clinically oriented, with an emphasis on treatment planning using Cone Beam technology for optimized surgical and prosthetic planning.

Participants will have hands-on experience in patient treatment, improving their skills in extractions, bone and soft-tissue regeneration, and implant placement to support various types of fixture-assisted dental restorations, including screw-retained, cemented, and removable restorations.

During the two years, participants will work on four surgical implant cases as well as prosthetic cases. Additional surgical cases will be assigned if available. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own patients for treatment under faculty supervision, which will be in addition to the cases we provide.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 200 hours per year (total of 400 hours). The course also fulfills ICOI Fellowship requirements, and the Continuing Education (CE) hours can be applied towards AGD Fellowship and Mastership Track Award requirements.

Two-Year Program: September 2024 - June 2026

There are four sections available to choose from

Session Date & Time
Session I Monday: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm
Session II Wednesday: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm
Session III Wednesday: 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Session IV Thursday: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm

Tuition Costs

  • For the 2024 - 2026 program, the tuition is $15,995 annually ($31,990 over the 2-year period).
  • There is an additional one-time registration fee of $950.

The payment schedule per year is as follows:

  • Installment 1: $6,195
  • Installment 2:   $4,900
  • Installment 3: $4,900

Credit Hours: 200 annually


The NYU Implant course is one of my best investments.

Best program I have ever participated in during my thus far 42 year career. Absolutely life changing!

A lot of practitioners' hesitance about a course like this are time and financial constraints...but I can tell you this much, it is well worth it and beyond. This course actually gives you the ability to do so much more in less time."

Dr. Schwarzbaum (faculty) was amazing...I love how from the incision to the flap to when we started the osteotomy, even how to check and verify angulation - everything - he made it very simple, and yet its a complicated procedure. I felt like I could do it which was definitely a big boost to my confidence.

Some of the other programs on the market are 'weekend warrior' programs, so if you're placing 20 implants with them, you're essentially doing 20 similar types of surgeries. You don't know if your implants were successful or how the prosthetic outcome was. In the NYU implant course we don't place implants for the sake of placing implants. We place them to make sure the patient has a tooth to function with. And so what this program allows us to do is plan from the beginning all the way to the end.

Associate Directors


Dr. Como received his bachelor’s of science degree from Fairfield University in 1987 and his doctorate of dental surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1991. He graduated with academic honors in pediatric and prosthetic dentistry. He elected to complete a general dental residency at Yale University affiliated, Danbury Hospital in 1992, in order to deepen his understanding of all aspects of dental care. He is currently a part-time faculty member at New York University College of Dentistry in the Continuing Dental Education Department Implant Program. Dr. Como is published and lectures locally and nationally for various dental organizations.  

Dr. Bagoff is a 1984 graduate of The Fairleigh Dickinson University College of Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985 and joined the teaching faculty at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Department of Dentistry, whereby he continues to teach, and presently holds the position of Co-Director of the Department of Dentistry at Newark Beth Israel Medical center and Director Emeritus of the Division of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Bagoff’s other academic accomplishments include completion of the AAID Implant Maxi course at the New York University College of Dentistry, and the NYU College of Dentistry CDE Implant and Surgical program. He worked as a teaching assistant to that program, and became the Associate Director of the Wednesday portion of the program and the scientific chairman of the yearly orientation program. He attained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, Diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU College of Dentistry.

Continuing dental education and teaching are hallmarks of his dedication to his profession and patients’ health. In 2014 Dr. Bagoff organized an educational first for Dental General Practice Residents in the tristate area. He started the GPR Implant Education day at NYU College of Dentistry. This is an annual program at NYU College of Dentistry. He has served as mentor to many college and graduate students applying to dental school. He continues to present to study clubs locally and nationally on many interesting, and ever changing topics in Dentistry.

He has an active, private practice located in West Orange, New Jersey, whereby he provides general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to individuals and families. He is also an attending Dentist at the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.

Peggy Budhu, DDS, is an accomplished dental professional with extensive experience in comprehensive general dentistry.   She serves as the Clinical Director at the Southwest Brooklyn Dental Practice, located at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, NY.   She is also an Associate Program Director for Implantology: Surgical & Prosthetic Treatment in the Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program at the NYU College of Dentistry.  

Dr. Budhu graduated from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University in 1994. She has since dedicated her career to providing exceptional dental care to her patients.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Budhu is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, demonstrating her commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements and providing the highest quality of care to her patients.

Dr. Kiwon Shin graduated from NYU College of Dentistry IFTD in 1985, and is currently serving there as a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2000. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a leading Bone Graft procedure performer. He has lectured on various topics such as aesthetic dentistry, immediate implant placement and temporization, computer-guided surgery, and bone graft procedures. He is former President of the Korean American Dental Association. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Korean Community Service Center (KCS).

Faculty Disclosure

All Faculty participating in continuing dental education activities sponsored by Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations and teaching. Detailed disclosure will appear in writing and be distributed on-site prior to the course and will also be made verbally prior to the faculty presentation at the live event.