TeethXpress full-arch courses in San Diego, CA

TeethXpress Full-Arch, Immediate-Load Course with Live Surgical & Restorative Demonstration

This course will highlight case acceptance in a COVID-19 era

TeethXpress is a comprehensive full-arch, immediate-load, dental implant protocol and business program that leverages practice tools to increase patient acceptance for full-arch therapy.

This comprehensive two-day course – with live surgical and restorative demonstration – will train the team (surgeon, restorative dentist and lab technician) on full-arch conversions. A special focus is given to patient identification, case acceptance and business development strategies.

Attendees who choose to become Certified TeethXpress Providers receive full access to the CaseXpress® armamentarium of practice development tools and have the option to be showcased on the TeethXpress website, which targets the general population of patients in need of implant dentistry.

For best results, it is strongly recommended that surgical specialists, referring dental colleagues and a preferred dental laboratory technician attend as a team. General dentists attending for both full-arch surgical and restorative training are expected to have intermediate to advanced experience in dental implant surgery as well.

About TeethXpress

Observe & Participate

Participants will observe a live surgery with detailed instructions on surgical instrumentation, ridge reduction techniques, implant positioning for adequate A/P spread and primary stability, expert soft tissue management and more.

Restorative dentists and laboratory technicians will hold particular interest in observing a live, full-arch, immediate-load prosthetic conversion with demonstration of restorative instrumentation: Multi-unit abutment torque value requirements, efficient denture modification techniques, smile design, occlusion and more.

Clinical instructors will lead participants in a step-by-step, comprehensive, full-arch surgical and restorative didactic hands-on workshop. A mandible will be used to give each team the opportunity to place implants for predictable immediate-load success, including the achievement of superior soft tissue management techniques and to perform several critical restorative steps that are necessary to administer a successful "chair-side" provisional denture conversion.

What to expect from TeethXpress

Topics & Exercises

  • Best practices for full-arch clinical and marketing success
  • Live surgery & immediate-load prosthetic observation
  • Comprehensive didactic hands-on surgical and restorative training
  • Patient communication and treatment financing resources for achieving case acceptance
  • Adopting a clinical team approach for the surgical specialist, restorative doctor and laboratory

Meet The Faculty

Andrew Ferrier

Dr. Andrew Ferrier

Lafayette, CA

Dr. Andrew Ferrier earned his dental degree from UCLA and completed the three-year Prosthodontic Residency Program at UCSF. For the past 13 years, he has treated patients with full arch immediate load treatment concepts in his private practice and for a dental implant center. Dr. Ferrier served as the staff prosthodontist for the Head and Neck surgery department of Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He has completed over 1,300 arches and conducted thousands of maintenance visits and patient consultations. Dr. Ferrier has held a position of assistant clinical professor at UCSF. He lectures on a broad variety of topics including implants, CEREC, and dental practice management.

Arshiya Sharafi

Dr. Arshiya Sharafi
Oral Surgeon

San Diego, CA

Dr. Sharafi obtained his dental degree at the University of Maryland Dental School. He went on to finish his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He has trained extensively in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, reconstructive dental implantology, full-arch teeth-in-a-day procedure, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, facial cosmetic surgery, and benign head and neck pathology. Dr. Sharafi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also one of a handful of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in California who holds the California Cosmetic Surgery License due to his comprehensive training in cosmetics and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sharafi is a TeethXpress surgical instructor and has a fellowship program for full-arch treatment in his office. His passion is full-arch rehabilitation and the all-on-x procedure, of which he has done over 3,500 arches in his career. Dr. Sharafi has privileges at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

Frank Charles Pope

Frank Charles Pope
Allure Dental Studio

Tracy, CA

Frank Charles Pope began his dental technology career in 1980 after completing a three year National Dental Technology program in Nice, France. He continued his extensive training by attending and studying advanced esthetic techniques from many of the top ceramic masters in France, Germany, Japan and the US. In 1995, Frank Charles joined a nationally recognized esthetic laboratory in Northern California as a master technician and was soon promoted to General Manager. Frank Charles was instrumental in growing that company from 50 to 750 employees. In 2009, he co-founded Allure Dental Studio in Tracy, CA. Frank Charles has been involved with restoring thousands of arches and lectures nationally and internationally on the treatment concepts of full arch immediate load.

Larry Stites

Larry Stites
Allure Dental Studio

Tracy, CA

Larry Stites began his dental technology career in 1975 by attending the Dental Technology program at San Francisco City College. Larry continued his education by studying advanced esthetic techniques from many of the top ceramic masters from Europe. Larry designed and built a state of the art CAD/CAM department by utilizing several technology platforms. In January 2009, he co-founded Allure Dental Studio in Tracy, CA. Internationally recognized as one of today's top educators and digital innovators, he works closely with several leading implant and technology companies as a development partner. Larry maintains a speaking schedule throughout North America.


Clinical Training • Marketing Training • Laboratory Training

before TeethXpress

after TeethXpress

Clinical Training

When proven clinical techniques are applied, immediate occlusal loading has a documented success rate of over 95 percent.1 In this course, we will demonstrate:

  • Live patient implant surgery and the TeethXpress method of immediate, fixed conversion
  • Best practices for developing a team approach with the surgical specialist, restorative doctor and laboratory technician
  • Predictable implant placement, including ridge reduction, vertical dimension, anterior/posterior spread, torque values, etc.
  • How to minimize chair time for optimal patient care and efficiency

Marketing Training

Many practices want to place more dental implants and perform more full-arch cases, but struggle to attract and influence ideal candidates for these large procedures. In this course, we will describe:

  • How to cost-effectively identify and attract a consistent stream of TeethXpress cases in your practice, post-pandemic
  • A blueprint for patient consultations and how to use proven tools for achieving higher case acceptance
  • Strategies for establishing and presenting fees and patient financing
  • How edentulous, partially-edentulous and fully-dentate immediate-load candidates are motivated differently to accept the TeethXpress procedure

Laboratory Training

The TeethXpress treatment planning methodology incorporates the laboratory throughout the process, with special focus on the immediate conversion. Laboratories wishing to become proficient and efficient in full-arch, immediate-load will learn:

  • Effective strategies for treatment planning with the surgical specialist and dentist
  • Laboratory conversion techniques through a hands-on session and observation of a conversion process during a live surgery
  • Systems required for becoming the go-to immediate-load laboratory within your local market

16 CE Hours

Clinical Training • Marketing Training • Laboratory Training

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Course Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am
8:00am - 12:00pm
Patient Identification & Treatment Workup
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Surgery & Conversion
Group Dinner*

Subject to change
*pending federal, local and company guidelines

8:00am - 10:30am
Hands-on Implant Placement & Denture Conversion Lab
10:30am - 12:00pm
Team Alignment / Implementation
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Case Acceptance Strategies & Financing
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Final Restorative Steps

Course Tuition

*pending federal, local and company guidelines

Get in Touch

Contact Info

2300 Riverchase Center
Birmingham, AL 35244
P: 205.986.1237



Oral Reconstruction Foundation

16 CE credit hours

Oral Reconstruction Foundation Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
06/01/2020 to 05/31/2024
Provider ID# 219038