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The ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (OIRI) is a non-profit organization which offers Continuing Education on Dental Implants, held at Knowledge Village Dubai, UAE. The format of a didactic & clinical training which meets for four weeks, during a one year period and concurrently offers weekly didactic and clinical training. During this training, the participating doctors will place (10 during first year and 20 during the second year) implants and will expose to lectures conducted by international speakers and professors of various American Dental Schools, as well as, by Dr. Souheil Hussaini, who is a graduate and an appointed faculty member of the Rutgers New Jersey Dental School (USA).

The periodical publications from the Oral Implantology Research Institute will enhance the outcome benefits for the participants to be involved in learning the process of publication during their course and hence be able to benefit from the research done.

The Oral Implantology Research Institute is a non-denominational implant training, which exposes its students to different brands of implants, during its program. The philosophy of Oral Implantology Research Institute is that most implants are good when used with sound knowledge, in the appropriate clinical circumstances. And, that it is up to the clinician to exert knowledge-based judgment, and select the best implant for each particular patient case scenario.

Ultimately, the main purpose of Oral Implantology Research Institute is to work in bringing together leading health professionals with clinical, academic, and research expertise. All, with the objective of furthering the concept of “Life Long Learning” in Implant Dentistry, a body of knowledge and a learning method, which is transferable, and could be used internationally by other teaching institutions, as part of their curriculum. Moreover, the OIRI exists for the exchange of ideas and information among multiple disciplines, and for fostering professional education to improve patient care.

As part of OIRI training, the participating doctors bring their patients for treatment planning, and while supervised do hands-on treatment, by performing the surgical placement of their dental implants, as well as, the final prosthetic restoration of each patient. An Oral Implantology Research Institute student does a minimum of ten (10) clinical implants himself/herself, in the course of the first year. But, he/she is also present at the treatment planning, presentation, and placement of 200 other implants – the other 200 implants from each of the other course participants, which are enrolled in the Oral Implantology Research Institute program, per year. The students, when not operating on their own patients, will learn by performing their equally important duties during every module:

1. Assistant: Assisting the surgeon in all the performed procedures.
2. Photographer: Taking clear photographs for publication and preparing 10 power point case presentations.
3. Publisher: Writing up the case report in a standard of a publishable case report.
4. 2nd Assistant: is un-scrubbed to provide necessary items during the procedures.

The graduation ceremony will usually have 25 participating guests, including dental doctors from different GCC, and UAE government official representatives from the DHA (Dubai Health Authority) and UoT (University of Toronto). The participating doctors are either graduating or, presently enrolled, on an on-going training program at the OIRI.

At the previous gathering, the OIRI graduating students received their certificate from University of Toronto, DHA and ICOI which is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognized Program provider (ADA CERP) 120 Credit Hours for their 1st year and 200CME after the 2nd year, after they successfully passed their examination and completed their requirements.

Dr. Kenneth Judy- DDS, FACD, FICD
Co-Chairman, ICOI
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
248 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair
New Jersey 07043-1454 USA

Dr. Saul Wiener- DDS
UMDNJ. NJ-Dental School,
Dept. Prosthodontics and Biomaterials
110Bergen St. Network, New Jersey 07103 USA

President / IDSC 
Souheil Hussaini– BDS, MS, PhD
President, Chairman of scientific committee – Continuing Dental Education:
Implant Dentistry – Study Consortium (IDSC), Sponsored by UoT & ICOI, USA
Director: Oral Implantology Medical Center,
204 Al Wahda Building, Port Saeed Rd, Deira,
P O Box 39695 Dubai, UAE
E-mail: souheilh@eim.ae /info@ID-SC.com /Website: www.ID-SC.com
Phone: +971-4-2956595/Fax: +971-4-2958757/Mobile: +971-50-4568100

Co-Chairman, IDSC

Dr. Mark Lin, B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. F.R.C.D.
Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics Dept.
University Of Toronto,
88 Finch Ave. E.
North York, Ontario
416-221-2950
E-mail:smile@oralhealth4life.net

Auxiliary Board Member-IDSC

Sally Suheil Issa, BDS
14 Bardmoor Crescent,
Sydney, Novascotia, B1S 3J6
Canada
E-mail:issa.sally@gmail.com
Phone:+1 902-565-4328

Lecturer-Continuing Medical Education-IDSC

Vladimir Kokovic, DDS, MSc, PhD
Professor

Maktoum Bin Hamnan Dental University College, Dubai
United Arab Emirates