Saturday, October 22
8 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CE Course
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Goetze Dental
Training Center
3939 NE 33rd Terrace, Suite M
Kansas City, MO  64117


Sarah DuRall, Director of Marketing
Goetze Dental 

Socket Grafting and Intro to Implants
presented by Sam Huckabee, D.D.S.
and Michael Wehrle, D.D.S.

sponsored by Orascoptic, Surgical Esthetics, Vatech and the Wehrle Implant Immersion Course 

6 CE

$399 - Goetze Dental Gold, Unite and Platinum Loyalty Program Members
$499 - Goetze Dental Select Loyalty Program Members or Potential Goetze Dental Loyalty Program Members

This course is best suited for dentists.  Registration is limited to the first 50 dentists.

Socket Grafting  8:30 a.m. - Noon
As dentists, we hear a lot about implants, sinus lifts and ridge grafting. Extraction socket preservation has not been given the attention it deserves.  Unfortunately for our patients, most of us are not grafting extraction sites to preserve the alveolar bone.  This course will help answer questions about the socket grafting procedure, learn which instruments to use and learn NEW grafting technologies.  The goal of this course is to give you the tools to be able to graft all your future extractions.  The key is to get started!  Socket grafting is the right thing for your patients and it's good for your practice.  After this course you will be able to perform socket grafting in your practice.

In this course you will learn:

  • how to select proper instruments for successful grafting
  • proper selection of biomaterial 
  • techniques to minimize surgical complications
  • various suturing techniques and their indications

Intro to Implants  1-4:30 p.m.
Historically, general practitioners have referred their patients to specialists for implant placement.  Minimizing these referrals can drastically improve practice health and serve a broader demographic of patients. Attendees will have an introduction to the principles of successful implant placement, learn about proper case selection, and learn how to manage complications. We will discuss proper osteotomy drilling protocols that are valid across all implant systems. Additionally, attendees which have an introduction about how to assess implant features and design, as well as learn to determine proper sizing for various clinical indications. This course will get you started on your journey to
successful implant placement and restorations by introducing you to:

  • Basic principles of implantology
  • Immediate placement of implants after extractions
  • Splitting ridges to be able to place implants into narrow bone
  • Using locator attachments to stabilize loose dentures
  • Lifting the sinus membrane when needed through both a crestal and lateral approach

Sam Huckabee, D.D.S. 
Dr. Sam Huckabee graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Biology before earning his dental degree from the university’s dental college in Kansas City in 1995. Dr. Huckabee has extensive dental implant training, having studied under both Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. Stephen Chu at the NYU College of Dentistry.  
Dr. Huckabee continues his education yearly and is a dental implant course instructor.

Dr. Huckabee is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and holds diplomate status with this group. Dr. Huckabee met is wife and practice partner, Dr. Melanie Huckabee, in dental school and they began working together in 1996. In 2001, they purchased a dental practice. The couple are proud parents to five beautiful children.

Michael Wehrle, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Wehrle graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989.  He immediately took a GPR at Worchester City Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Hospital.  This began his constant pursuit of dental excellence through continuing education and resulted with him becoming a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry while completing over 500 hours of continuing education in both orthodontics and implants.  Dr. Wehrle is an Associate Fellow of the American Association of Implant Dentistry and a member of the Amercian Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society and Academy of General Dentisty. 

Dr. Wehrle feels strongly about giving back to our fellow man.  He helped found and is chairman of the Northeast Clinic for under-priveleged children.  This clinic has served the needs of school children in the mid-cities of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area at no cost for 20 years.  He established Ultra Modern Dental Group- a modern, full-time, eight operatory clinic in Puebla, Mexico which serves those in need.  He used this amazing facility to establish the Wehrle Implant Immersion Course in 2014.

This course is limited to 50 dentists.  It is best suited for dentists.  Please register today to reserve your space.


Wehrle Implant Immersion Course is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 361540
Wehrle Implant Immercion Course is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. PROVIDER:  Wehrle Implant Immersion Course - Carlos Cayetano Espinoza - Carlcwiic@gmail.com
At Goetze Dental, we believe the best care is delivered in the private practice. We are passionate about finding new ways to support you in your efforts to serve patients and build a successful business. This includes partnering with dentists and manufacturer partners to bring valuable continuing education courses to you.