3D Course

Learn how to fabricate a guide that will allow you to accurately place an implant in 10 minutes using this fully guided technique to drill every step and even place the implant through the guide. This technique can be used with any implant system. Use your current implant system.

An article on Dr. Ferguson's 3D Surgical Guide 

Dr. Rick Ferguson will tell you where to acquire the free software and then teach you the technique to make the guide. Also learn how to produce accurate surgical models to practice surgical procedures or for patient education.

Save Chairtime While Increasing Profitability and Predictability 

                                    Planning in Software                              Using Guide for drilling       Pre and post-op scans

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Science behind surgical guides
  • What 2 sets of data are needed to produce an accurate guide and how to acquire them.
  • Software training to merge model scans to CBCT
  • Software training to design the guide
  • What is 3D printing and how it will change dentistry
  • Where to get a 3D printer for $1500 that can make an accurate surgical guide.
  • Where to get a guide printed for less than $50


1 Day Course

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Taiwan (To register for Taiwan location email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (includes live surgery)
   - Optional 2nd day April 2. Make a guide for your own case  - one on one training


Friday, March 17, 2017 - Hawthorne, NJ at the Smile Syllabus Training Institute (Sold out!)


 Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (includes live surgery)
   - Optional 2nd day January 29th. Make a guide for your own case  - one on one training


Friday, December 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA (To register for LA location call 201-210-5118)


Saturday, October 29, 2016 - LSU College of Dentistry (Sold out)


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (includes live surgery) (Sold out)

Friday, July 15, 2016 – Orlando, FL


Saturday, March 19, 2016 – Fort Lauderdale, FL


Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL


Friday, March 6, 2015 – Orlando, FL


Course Fee: $1095 for Ft. Lauderdale location includes live surgery demonstration.

All other locations: $995.

Courses with optional second day are an additional $500 for the second day

8 Credits for each day

Call to Register 954-319-5606


Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGO endorsement.
6/01/2012 to 5/31/2022
Provider ID 322389



"I just want to thank you for the beautiful and informative presentation we had yesterday at 3D planning and execution course. You are an amazing person and a wonderful teacher. We need more educators like you to lift the standards of education beyond financial interests. 

I am planning to integrate what I learned from you into my practice so my patients can benefit from practicing implant dentistry at higher level.

Thanks again for your contribution to our profession. It is an honor to know you in person and see you in action." Tarek Assi, DMD - Coral Springs, FL