Houston Dental Education Center Fellowship Program is targeting Dentists looking to introduce Implant Dentistry to their practice. Our curriculum focuses on the most common daily situations that present themselves in your practice patients. Each of the 6 sessions will target specific areas of the mouth and how to approach a possible implant treatment with the patient (mandibular posterior single implant, anterior single implants, etc.).

 

All sessions have a didactic and practical component focusing on the specific area of the mouth for maximization and control of specific surgical and prosthetic techniques that are unique to the area.  Each session have a case presentation corresponding to the session and a live patient demonstration.

 

You will have access to interactive communications with the Faculties in between sessions through our web portal (included in tuition). In addition, specific dates will be available during the 6 months program to discuss cases in your practice with the Faculties (additional fees applies).

 

Giancarlo Romero, D.D.S., M.S.

Prosthodontist

                                              Dr. Romero graduated from the                                               Universidad Central de                                                               Venezuela in 1993 obtaining his                                               D.D.S. degree. Arriving to the                                                     United States in 1995 he studied                                               and worked at the University                                                 of Texas - Dental Branch in Houston, Department of Prosthodontics, and obtained his certificate in Prosthodontics and Master in Science Degree in 1998. This was followed by a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Dental Oncology and MD Anderson Cancer Center where he obtained the Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Dr Romero is a professor of the graduate program in Prosthodontics at the University of Texas - School of Dentistry at Houston. He maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics in Houston, Texas and lectures nationally and internationally.

Aldo Sordelli, D.D.S., M.S.

Periodontist

                                              Dr. Aldo Sordelli graduated                                                       from Universidad Central de                                                     Venezuela Dental School in                                                       1994.  He started his                                                                   professional career in General                                                 Dentistry and was an Assistant                                               Professor in Biomaterials at                                                     Universidad central de                                                               Venezuela.  He received his Certificate in Periodontics and his Master of Science in Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1999.  He then completed a one-year Implant Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Certificate in Implant Dentistry in 2000.  He has since then maintained a full time private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Houston, and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston.  Dr. Sordelli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is Past President of the Greater Houston Society of Periodontists and the Greater Houston Hispanic Dental Association. He was presented with the “Swenson Award to Clinical Excellency” by Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. Dr. Sordelli has lectured many continuing education programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Clark Whitmire, Jr., DMD, JD, FCLM, FACD.

                                             Dr. Clark Whitmire has written                                                and lectured extensively on the                                                subjects of office anesthesia,                                                    medical assessment and                                                          management, and the medico-                                                legal issues associated with                                                      anesthesia practice.   Dr.                                                            Whitmire earned a Doctor of                                                    Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama and completed a comprehensive medical residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  Dr. Whitmire is a fellow of both the American College of Dentists (FACD) and American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM).

Alejandro James, D.D.S., M.S.

Prosthodontist

                                             Dr. Clark Whitmire has written                                                and lectured extensively on the                                                subjects of office anesthesia,                                                    medical assessment and                                                          management, and the medico-                                                legal issues associated with                                                      anesthesia practice.   Dr.                                                            Whitmire earned a Doctor of                                                    Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama and completed a comprehensive medical residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  Dr. Whitmire is a fellow of both the American College of Dentists (FACD) and American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM).

Ronald Auvenshine, D.D.S., Ph.D.

                                             Dr. Ronald Auvenshine is a                                                        native Texan. He was born in                                                    Waco, Texas and graduated                                                      from Baylor University in 1966                                                  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in                                              Chemistry. In 1971, he earned his                                              Doctorate in Dental Surgery                                                      from Emory University School of                                              Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following a two-year tour of duty in the United States Army as a dental officer, Dr. Auvenshine received a National Institute of Health Training Fellowship and entered the Anatomy Department at Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical School in New Orleans as a post-doctoral fellow. In 1976, he received his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Anatomy. Upon graduation from the Ph.D. program, Dr. Auvenshine joined the full-time faculty at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. While there, he taught in the Department of Anatomy, General Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics. He was the Coordinator of Occlusion for the dental school, and founded the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Facial Pain Clinic at the LSU School of Dentistry.

In 1978, Dr. Auvenshine moved to Houston and entered private practice. Since that time, his practice has been solely devoted to the treatment of craniomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. He was a clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the Dental Branch of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston for twenty years.

Schedule: 2018-2019

Tuition: 

 

You will need to fill an application for your acceptance into the Felowship Program at HDEC. Payment arrengments must be finalized with the Fellowship Coordinator in writting at the time of enrollment, prior to being scheduled for classes. 

Cancellation Policy

Confirmed registrants unable to attend may obtain a 50% refund by notifying HDEC no later than four weeks prior to the course start date. Cancellations of less than four weeks and “no shows” are not eligible for a refund. Cancellations for individual sessions will not be refunded. HDEC reserves the right to cancel a full course with the full fee refunded. Should we find it necessary to cancel an individual session, we will reschedule that session or refund 25% of the full fee. HDEC is not responsible for expenses incurred by the registrant.

Payment Options

 

  • Payment In-Full (8% savings): Money bank transfer or debit/credit card

  • Two Payments (4% savings): Pay 50% to enroll in the fellowship and three (3) months later pay your remaining tuition balance.

 

 

 

 

 

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