Improve your surgical technique and get predictable results

 Bone Grafting and Site Development is a one-day hands-on program that will provide the clinician with the knowledge to understand procedures with different bone grafting modalities to obtain a predictable result. In this day course, Dr. Michael Sonick will mentor participants as they perform these procedures on models and pig jaws. Get ready for a dynamic presentation using lecture, video material, and a clinical hands-on with multiple cameras for live surgery demonstration in our state-of-the-art facility.  This one-day course will provide crucial knowledge, hands-on approach, and one-on-one interaction with one of the top periodontists in the USA. 


Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can be confusing.  A multiplicity of techniques exists to regenerate bone around teeth (GTR) and in preparation for successful dental implant therapy (GBR).  Ideal bone regeneration and wound healing are dependent upon choosing the proper surgical technique and the correct combination of bone graft material, growth factors, and barrier membranes. 

A bone grafting algorithm that leads to consistent success will be presented. A thorough discussion of the various opportunities for bone grafting for implant placement will be reviewed.  These include socket preservation (bone grafting at the time of extraction), site development and simultaneous implant placement and bone grafting.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform bone grafting procedures on dental models and pig jaws.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will understand: 

* The types of bone grafts available – autogenous, allografts, xenografts, & synthetics

* The value of a barrier membrane and how to use it – resorbable vs non-resorbable

* The use of growth factors in bone grafting success

* How to combine and time grafting to achieve predictable success around teeth and in preparation for dental implant therapy

* Flap designs and suturing techniques for extraction and bone grafting, horizontal ridge augmentation, and ridge expansion.

It's time to learn!

Join us for a day of learning in our state-of-the-art facility in Fairfield CT


1047 Old Post Road
Fairfield CT, 06824


September 23, 2023
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


$990 Early Bird registration 
Reg. $1100

All materials are included


Yes, models and instruments* are included. With a realistic look and feel, our dental model provides an environment for interactive learning engagement.


* Instruments are assigned to every participant and must be returned at the end of the course.




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Our Conference Center is located in Fairfield, CT. Please plan ahead to arrive on time. CLICK HERE for travel, and directions.


We will provide models and materials. You can bring your glasses and personal items to be even more comfortable.

Meet Dr. Sonick

Michael Sonick, DMD, is an internationally-known, highly-regarded authority in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his certificate in Periodontology at Emory University. He received his implant training at Harvard University as well as the Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A full-time practicing periodontist in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is also a frequent guest lecturer in the international program at New York University School of Dentistry and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Sonick is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons, and an Eagle Scout. His mission is to improve the quality of patients lives as well as the lives of everyone he meets.



As a recent graduate, I am glad I invested in attending Dr.Sonick’s seminars. It was not only comprehensive but a lot of fun. The best part was how he invested in my knowledge and took interest in my questions, even months after the actual course. He wanted to understand my perspective. He is one of the most cordial individuals I have ever met. I have attended two courses and both were fun, but more importantly, I obtained an insight into treatment planning and protocols that vastly expanded my dental universe. I will be back again

Dr. Chad Johnson, Pleasantville, Iowa

Sonick Seminars - Conference Center
1047 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT

From South of Fairfield
Turnpike I-95 North toward New Haven

From North of Fairfield Turnpike I-95 South toward New York City

By Train
To travel by train from New York City, take Metro North New Haven Line from Grand Central Station to Fairfield station. For schedules, please visit MTA online. Airports that serve our area are John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Westchester County (HPN), and Bradley International (BDL)

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If you have any questions about this course or if you want to learn about or next seminars and hands-on, send us an email!

Michael Sonick, DMD

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