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Operation Re-dentulate Central America Association - L1 Application

We are pleased to announce the launch of ORCAA Level 1 hands-on implant training with Dr. Dennis Tarnow, which will take place at the University of Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City.

We and UFM are excited to welcome those who will be honored to join us on our mission to learn, inspire, train and enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to learning about each of those who are interested in joining us and to forming a lasting relationship.

Application Pathways

ORCAA has educational opportunities for dentists interested in taking their implant game to the next level through our Prosthetically Driven Digital Implantology education program. L1 Trainees will learn the didactic and surgical skills to be confident in single implant surgery and restoration techniques. 

ORCAA Academy also has a Level II – AOX with immediate loading course and Level III – for atrophic cases needing remote anchorage solutions. Each has its own application process. 

All positions and interests will require a Resume and the attached questionnaire filled out. If sent back, this lets us know you are ready and interested to join us.  We are a fun group and looking to learn and enjoy each other’s company. 

Tuition, Fees, and Accomodations

ORCAA main focus is to train doctors throughout the world to provide the most up to date surgical training. Included in each program is food and lodging, and transportation in Guatemala with the program. Fee for Level I ORCAA Trainee is:

Level I Trainee: $11,900

  1.  50 CE’s
  2. AGD code 690
  3. Course hours: 7am – 8pm

Lodging will be at the Westin Camino Real. You will need to provide a CC when checking in for incidentals or anything charged to the room. 

Lunch and dinner will be provided by ORCAA, with breakfast provided by the hotel.

Flights will need to be arranged by the participant, yet we will provide transportation to and from the airport. 

The course will be held at the state of the art and  beautiful grounds of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Below is a link for UFM and to see the training facilities:

Cancellation Policy
We understand that plans can change, and we always appreciate your choosing ORCAA for your professional development needs. However, due to the nature of our in-person courses and the commitments we make to our instructors and venue partners, we have a strict cancellation policy.

No Refunds or Exchanges: Once you have registered and paid for a course, we do not offer refunds or exchanges for any reason. Please be certain of your schedule and your desire to participate in the course before registering.

What is being offered?

In addition to the education opportunities, and connecting with doctors throughout the USA, Latin America and the World, our collective goal is for each participant to have a didactic understanding and surgical skills to place implants on their own after our course. 

All patients will have proper post operative care as well as temporary and final restorations via digital workflows.

Level I Operating Trainees (L1):

    • Each L1 Trainee will first learn and then perform implant surgery or first-assisting all day for 4 days. Each L1 Trainee will rotate with their counterpart L1 Trainee with each patient. This allows for each Trainee to learn, see, do and then eventually teach. Our goal is for each doctor to take their skills back to their home countries and help reduce their edentulous populations as a whole.
    • L1 Trainees should expect for the first two days to be half the day didactic learning and the second half, live patient surgery. The last two days will be dedicated for full day live patient surgery. After each day at dinner, there will be a debriefing of the day’s events.
    • A summary of L1 Trainee itinerary will include:
      • Armamentarium 
      • CT scan review and 3d placement of implant on CT with template designs 
      • Anatomy of dental implants
      • Flap Designs
      • Soft tissue considerations Connective tissue and dermis grafting
      • Bone and ridge changes after extraction and implant placement
      • Patient Selection
      • Literature Review
      • Atraumatic extraction concepts 
      • Grafting gaps
      • Advantages and disadvantages between xenografts, allografts, autografts, and alloplasts.
      • Proper temporization techniques Cement vs. screw retained Provisionals. custom healing abutment vs full temporization
      • Immediate extraction
      • Live patient surgery –on healed ridges and atraumatic extractions with immediate implants with temporization
      • Student to Instructor ratio: 3 to 1
    • Approximately each L1 Trainee will place 15 3d prosthetically driven implants by the end of the course and participate in 30 surgeries since they will be assisting their partner in each surgery.
    • Learning the implant surgery side and the prosthetic side is having two programs in one.


Dr. Dennis Tarnow

Apply Now

Please fill out the questionnaire below, this indicates to us that you would like to be put on the list of candidates for the upcoming training.

Below are a few questions for us at ORCAA to get a snapshot of you and your candidacy. Please answer to the best of your ability and we look forward to seeing your responses.