At LITE, we provide live implant training for dentists. You will given the skills and experience that will allow you to implement implant placement surgery and bone grafting techniques in your practice immediately after the course. We provide over the shoulder supervision while you work on your own patients. Over the shoulder supervision is often the required link between didactic learning and having the confidence to carry a procedure in your office.
We encourage participants to bring their staff to the course. This will provide your assistant with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist you. Our assisting team will spend time with your assistant before and during the surgeries.
We limit registration to 6-8 dentists per course. This enables us to provide close supervision and individual attention during the live patient surgeries. You will learn from performing the surgery as well as from watching your peers.
Dr. Avi Shelemay moved to Ottawa in 2006 and worked as a Periodontist for a group practice. He opened his own practice in Barrhaven in November of 2008. Before moving to Ottawa, Dr. Shelemay was an Assistant Professor (part-time) with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, and staff periodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital. He also maintained a private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto. Dr. Shelemay is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontology. He obtained his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1996, and subsequently completed a one year internship at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Shelemay completed his Master of Science degree and specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Toronto in 2002. Dr. Shelemay’s research focused on osseointegration and how implant surface features regulate optimal healing and maintenance of soft and hard tissue levels around dental implants.
Dr. Scott D. Peterson is a general dentist with extensive training and experience in oral implantology. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1986 and subsequently attended hospital internships at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the University Hospital in London, Ontario. He is a member of the International College of Oral Implantologists, the Toronto Implant Institute and the Toronto Implant Study Club. He has had extensive training in bone augmentation, implant surgery, and restorative solutions. He currently operates a private practice and anesthesia/sedation centre in Kingston.