Implant Seminars was founded by Dr. Arun K. Garg. Since 1989 Dr. Garg has been teaching extensive hands-on surgical training workshops. With his textbooks on Dental Implant, Bone Harvesting and Grafting, Growth Factors for Dental Implants, being translated into eight different languages, Dr. Garg literally "wrote the book" on contemporary implant dentistry. Dr. Garg and Implant Seminars provide quality continuing education on the subject of dental implants and related topics.
The course consisted of a series of lectures and hands-on training. Dr. Lyew placed implants on human cadavers and completed surgeries on pig jaws.
A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.