Read from an assortment of people who have graduated from our courses and are now taking their learning experiences back to their own clinics.
Dr. A. W.
To say this was a good course, even the best course I have taken, wouldn’t be saying enough. It has changed my life. I was burned out on dentistry and really needed a fresh charge. You guys gave it to me. Truly one of the best things I have ever done. Can’t thank you enough!
Dr. Robert Truzzolino
The course was really great. The hands on experience the course offers is hands down the best that I have heard of. There’s not much more I could really ask for I loved it. Sorry if I don’t have anything negative to say to help but I don’t. Thank you again.
Dr. Matthew Stepler
I can’t speak higher about the course. The material, people and experience was fantastic. The most rewarding aspect was being able to work hands-on in live surgery and put didactics into practice. I will recommend to everyone I can! And hopefully complete CIRP someday! Thank you!
Dr. Barry Gravitt
This course was the most rewarding thing I have done in my 29 years of dentistry. The lecture weekend was informative and detailed. I feel I received a great deal of foundational data to cultivate my diagnostic and treatment planning for implants.
The surgical weekend clearly was my favorite. The opportunity to provide for and treat several patients with varying needs was helpful. Having the instructors and residents there to help us and guide our treatment during each procedure was comforting. We were able to lay a foundation for our implant journey with very little stress. Again, this clearly was the best and most rewarding course I have ever attended.
Thank you to the entire team at AIE.
The course was everything I hoped it would be and more. I have always enjoyed doing surgery but haven’t had as much opportunity in the area that I work. This course was just what I needed to re-ignite the excitement that I used to get from performing surgical extractions and other oral surgeries. The overall relaxed setting of the course was what really put it over the top. I feed off the energy of a room full of experienced professionals bouncing ideas off of one another to provide the absolute best care to the patient. The bottom line is that I am infinitely more confident moving forward and I have the team at the Foundry to thank for that. Thank you!
Dr. Mary J. Stahle
I can’t say enough positive things about the entire course! I have been searching for quite some time for a course like this….and it exceeded all my expectations! Making the hike from Michigan .....the lectures were informative, yet content specific ....the hands on portion at the Foundry was spot on. Without hesitation, I would recommend this course to my friends and colleagues. Most other courses I researched you only may observe, assist or only place one implant .... or work on purely plastic mandibles….. not the case here. The docs, support staff and patients were all so welcoming and wanting us to jump right in! I would be interested in any future surgical dates that are scheduled…..as I may wish to try one more session! A huge thank you to all as I know this took a lot of behind the scenes prep work before we all started with patients!
Dr. Patrizia Scalia
Loved the surgical session! Felt very confident once I left possibly considering the CIRP once I get a few under my belt! Thanks for everything.
Dr. J. Chris Martin
The AIE course was fantastic, far exceeding my expectations. Dr McCracken’s laid back teaching style made him very easy to approach and ask questions. I loved the fact that the course wasn’t too heavy in “bone biology” and geared more toward practical everyday practice . The surgical session was phenomenal! I gained tremendous confidence very quickly and feel like I can go back home and begin placing implants on select cases Monday morning. I my opinion the fee for this course is the best buy in continuing education anywhere. I can’t wait to return for more advanced training in the near future.
Dr. Devin Hall
AIE is without a doubt one of the best courses I have taken. The information taught during the didactic portion was clearly presented and applicable. Questions were always addressed and satisfactorily answered by Dr. McCracken. The surgical portion of the course at the Foundry was simply amazing. Drs. McCracken and Rosenstiel were so gracious in their instruction during this portion of the course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to implement dental implantology into their practice or, like me, further educate yourself on surgical protocols to improve your current implant practice.
Dr. Daniel Cathey
I was very pleased with the implant course. Dr McCracken is a very good lecturer and I think his ability to simplify complex concepts and processes is what makes the course so effective. I really appreciated the “cheat sheets” that give all the information in one easy to find location. The surgical portion of the course was what made it truly valuable with so much hands on experience. I do wish there could have been slightly more emphasis on the restorative side of some of the complex procedures. Overall I would definitely recommend this course to colleagues.
Dentist from Texas
Thank you for the implant education! Sinus grafts are great, patients are happy. I am hiring an associate now to take care of the “regular” dentistry! All I want to do is implants. I am placing and restoring about 350 implants per year now. I wish I had taken the course sooner!
Dentist from Florida
It is hard to express how much this has changed my life. It has reinvigorated me, and my entire practice! I was getting a little burned out, and what I learned with you guys has helped me get excited about dentistry again. Thank you!
The hands-on experience I received in the CIRP and AIE courses is unparalleled in my continuing education training. The small class size and case presentation portions of the course fostered a great environment to ask questions and see a multitude of cases. The course has built my confidence and laid a solid foundation for placing implants in my practice. Without reservation, I would recommend this course as a must to anyone who wants to incorporate implant dentistry into their practice.
Dr. Matt Holly, Alabama
The way I approach treatment plans now is totally different. We are doing surgery now every week in my office. Sinus grafting. Lateral augmentations. It has changed my practice.
Dr. Ann K, Georgia
With Dr. McCracken being a prosthodontist and an implantologist – that was my interest. I don’t want to be trained by an oral surgeon. I want to be trained by a prosthodontist. That is the key. If we have questions in the office, I am always in contact with Dr. Guy and Dr. McCracken; they always get back to me with some advice and that has been great.
Dr. George H., Maryland
Once I came here I started to slowly gain confidence. This is the best CE course I have ever taken in my career. I can’t stress enough how hands on it was, and how much mentoring we got from our instructors. I have started doing this in my office. And that is the best testimonial I can give anyone. If you come here,you will start doing this in your office.
Brock Barras, D.D.S.
I have taken many implant courses across the country and this course, by far, was the most beneficial. I have fellowships through multiple different implant institutions, but there is no other place to get the hands on training from instructors as knowledgeable and caring as Dr. McCracken and Dr. Rosensteil.
The trips to Bessemer were always educational, but I got so much more out of each course from just being around men of their caliber. I feel very fortunate to have been able to be a part of their program. Because of their countless acts of altruism, the community of Bessemer, surrounding areas, and residents of CIRP have benefited in ways that cannot ever be imagined. It is a great feeling to know that the tuition money you pay for the training is actually helping to pay for the treatment of the patients.
I would recommend this course to any dentist interested in learning more about implant dentistry and contributing to the greater good.
George M. Hebeka, D.D.S. | Bowling Green, Ohio
My experience with the the AIE and CIRP courses were second to none. I was immediately able to take the hands-on experiences I received back to my office and place dental implants with confidence. I can honestly say these were the best CE courses I’ve taken in my career and will continue to bring me a return on my investment for years to come.
Jane Ligums, DMD, FAGD
First of all, about a month ago, I sent Dr. McCracken a note regarding your phenomenal implant course. I hope that he shared it with you, but just in case, I will include it at the end of my letter to you.
Also, Enclosed is a picture of my first solo implant. Of course, I couldn’t sleep the night before and was wishing I had my security blanket of being back at the Foundry, but I persevered. I had a wonderful outcome and enjoyed every minute of it after glowing the entire day. Before I started working on my patient, I remembered Dr. McCracken sharing an email he had just received from another newbie who had placed her first implant. Dr. McCracken’s excellent instruction, being able to work on “live” patients, getting all the encouragement and constructive feedback as well as remembering the newbie email, helped get me over my fear and to git er done!
I have 4-5 more implant consults and hope to make this a frequent occurrence, but until then I will keep sharing my little victories. Hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving.
Looking forward to the reunion in June, 2014.
Dr. Jane from Jersey
This course was fabulous!!!
Dr. Ann Absi | Atlanta, GA
2013 was an amazing year. Despite taking numerous implant courses, my hands-on skills were still not up to par. I had a low level of confidence in my abilities until I stumbled onto CIRP. Drs McCracken and Guy are both amazing clinicians who have patiently taught and guided me through this yearly journey, honing my surgical techniques and, more importantly, Treatment Planning. Thank you for your continuous clinical support, and know that I am looking forward to another session of CIRP.”
Dr. Dwight Landry | Geismar, LA
I can’t begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed my experience with you at the CIRP course. I had no idea how much surgical experience I would be getting during my time at the course. The structure that you have created with the Foundry Dental Clinic is one that’s quite unique and “win-win” for both patients and doctors. I’m convinced that there is no other place to go to for surgical training that gives a clinician this much experience in performing implant surgeries.