GDIA Live Patient Surgical Training

This is a dental implant training program designed for dental clinicians to be able to place dental implants and perform advanced implant surgery. The surgeries are performed under close supervision on live-patients in Baja California, Mexico.

This course is open to clinicians with or without previous exposure to implant dentistry and does not require prerequisites. Participants can receive up to 38 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the California Dental Board, AGD PACE and ADA CERP at the time of completion, together with a “Certifi- cate of Completion” worthy of display. 

GDIA offers three levels of Dental Implant Surgical Training: Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced. GDIA also offers the Soft Tissue Live-Patient Surgical Training Program. This program focuses on soft tissue management rather than implant placement.

All levels will cover from diagnosis, treatment planning and live surgery. This course is limited to 10 doctors. With the guidance of instructors and volunteer GDIA mentors, we maintain a 2:1 ratio of participants to instructor. Whether you are new or experienced with dental implantology, you can meet and exceed your educational needs at out facility. During the program, you will perform surgery on patients under the direction of top clinicians from our faculty members. All patients and cases are selected and pre-screened by GDIA faculty before the program.


GDIA Surgical Training Center

GDIA Surgical Training Center Facility in Tijuana, Mexico is owned by Dr. Marco Tulio Alzaga, Director of GDIA Mexico. It is located just 15 minutes from the USA International border and a 45-minute drive from the San Diego Int’l Airport. Our facility is set in a state-of-the-art private practice with five dental operating chairs in a relaxing environment. We are equipped with the latest technology; VacuaSonic System (autogenous tooth bone grafting equipment), digital milling capability, CAD-CAM dental software, 3D Imaging and Printing, and Digital Radiography. Most patients are recruited by a local humanitarian charity organization, and we perform pro-bono surgery for all patients.

Hotel Accommodation

The Hyatt Place Hotel is conveniently located in the Financial Zone of Tijuana and a few steps from the U.S. Border. The location features many attractions like the financial, medical and gastronomic districts and diverse shopping centers, making it the perfect choice for extended stays. Slide Images

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