Rick Ferguson DMD

Rick FergusonDMDCheck out Dr. Ferguson's Webinar on   OsseoNews Dental Implants

Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 14 years and has lectured in every major city in the United States as well as internationally in Saudi Arabia, India, Argentina, Jamaica and Antigua. These lecture topics have included treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography and surgical guides, hygienic maintenance, management of complications and failures. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 3,500 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants and where they also teach a live surgery course. Dr. Ferguson has mentored over 100 doctors on all phases of implant dentistry by traveling to their offices to give them and their staff personalized training. This training has included sedation techniques, sterile protocol, patient management etc. Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in implementing implant training programs and hands on bone grafting courses which have been attended by thousands of dentists.   

Education 

  • BS (Microbiology) University of Florida 1989
  • DMD University of Florida College of Dentistry 1993
  • Residency University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Implant training University of Miami
  • Private practice FL since 1993
  • Visiting faculty University of Miami General Practice Residency 1994 - Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor University of Florida
  • Instructor – Hands on Advanced Bone Grafting with Cadavers 1994 - 2007
  • Co-Director of numerous Implant Training Programs 2002-2007
  • Director of Implant Educators Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Implant Training Program  

Organizations & Awards 

  • Fellow and Diplomate - The International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Member Academy of General Dentistry 

Description of Course Presentation 

First Day: Introduction to Dental Implants – Overview, Brief history, Basic Science of Osseointegration, Medical guidelines, Treatment Planning, Treatment options, Socket Grafting for Site Preparation, Surgical Guidelines, Basics of flap design Evening Treatment Planning Session of course Patricipant's cases. 

Second Day: Case review, Implant System Familiarization, Hands on model surgery, Case Review, Discussions, Question and Answer