Glidewell has extended its partnership with the Misch International Implant Institute, first instituted in 2016, to enable the expansion of key continuing education opportunities for doctors to enhance their clinical skills in implant dentistry, the company said.
“The Misch Institute is well known for setting the standards for dental implant education. We share the Misch philosophy based on integrating all aspects of implant dentistry, including the surgical, prosthetic, and maintenance disciplines, into easy to understand protocols,” said Jim Glidewell, President and CEO of Glidewell.
“Through practical, all-encompassing curriculum, any general dentist can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their practice. We’re pleased to continue to assist with the institute’s surgical and prosthetic programs and to collaborate on innovative learning opportunities for dentists,” said Glidewell.
Since its inception in 1984, the Misch Institute has trained more than 8,000 dentists with progressive, literature-based protocols, the organization said.
In 2016, after evaluating the Hahn Tapered Implant for utilization during Misch’s courses, Dr. Randolph Resnik, director of the Misch Institute, and the late Carl Misch, the institute’s founder, decided to make the Hahn Tapered Implant the official implant of the institute.
Engineered to meet the exacting requirements of modern implant dentistry, Glidewell said, the Hahn implant offers a simplified surgical protocol with length-specific drills. It also has demonstrated a 99.2% survival rate in a two-year clinical study and enables excellent primary stability in all indications and bone types, the company said.
“The partnership has been unbelievably successful because Glidewell’s vision and passion for continuing education is closely aligned with the Misch Institute,” said Resnik.
“Our educational partnership has resulted in the ability to be associated with the largest dental laboratory in the world and its state-of-the-art research and development, as well as a quality implant system ideal for furthering the educational experience and success of our attendees,” Resnik said.
“I am very excited to continue the relationship with Glidewell, as this will continue to allow the Misch Institute to be elevated to higher levels and remain at the forefront of dental implant education,” said Resnik.
Glidewell and the Misch Institute also recently partners for the Implant Business Essentials Continuum, which is designed to train dentists on how to incorporate essential business, leadership, and practice management principles into their implant services.
Additionally, in recognition of Resnik’s decades-long commitment to implant education and his continuing dynamic leadership, the partners said, the institute is being renamed the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute.
“We are happy to continue our educational collaboration with the Misch-Resnik Institute and honored that the Hahn Tapered Implant continues to be the institute’s official implant system,” said Dr. Neil Park, vice president of clinical affairs at Glidewell.