to Frequently Asked Questions
Can you give me guidance about where to start with your courses?
Yes. We provide a comprehensive dental implant surgery curriculum based on the Sclar Knowledge Pyramid™ for implant dentistry and dental implant surgery.
Whether you are a novice surgeon and desire to perform straightforward dental implant surgery procedures or an experienced surgeon who desires to perform complex dental implant surgery and adjunctive procedures, we offer course series and topic-specific courses appropriate to your level of knowledge and experience.
If you are unsure of where you are on our Knowledge Pyramid™, download our Curriculum Placement Questionnaire, return your answers to us, and we will provide guidance for tailoring a curriculum that meets your goals and matches your level of knowledge and experience.
When and how do I register?
Because space is limited, we advise registering as soon as possible. It is customary for participants to register more than 30 days in advance. We welcome you to call anytime prior to an event to inquire if there is an available seat.
When is payment due?
At the time you register for a course at The Sclar Center, you will make a deposit of $1,250, with the balance of the tuition due 30 days prior to the course. In the case of the annual ISTM conference, you will pay the appropriate fee in full, when you register for the sessions you will be attending. Online payments may be made via Paypal, or you may call the Center, at 305.913.2467, to make an offline credit card payment.
May I get a refund if I cannot attend a course after I register?
In order to receive a refund, cancellation must be made in writing within the cancellation window posted for the event. A $100 administrative fee will be applied. In the case of an emergency occurring close to the date of the event, you may elect to have your tuition applied to the next session of the course or to another course.
Must I bring a surgical assistant with me to the course?
No, but it is highly recommended, as attending assistants receive practical training that facilitates the implementation of what you learn, in your everyday clinical practice. This is a distinguishing benefit of Sclar Center courses.
Is there an additional tuition fee for my surgical assistant to attend the course?
If I do not bring a surgical assistant with me, is my tuition the same?
What overnight accommodations do you recommend?
We recommend that you stay at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in Coconut Grove. When you register, mention that you are registered for a course at The Sclar Center. Special “Sclar Center” rates will apply to your stay.
Student transportation is provided between the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel and The Sclar Center.
Coconut Grove is a lively tourist destination that you may enjoy during your evening hours. A wide variety of dining and shopping options are within a short walking distance of the hotel.
What attire do you recommend?
Casual attire is the norm. Please bring a sweater or jacket to class every day to ensure comfort in our air-conditioned facilities.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
All equipment and materials for the course are supplied by The Sclar Center. You will receive a detailed course guide and post-course access to the video surgical library to support you in your everyday clinical practice.
Note: Please bring your own loupes for an optimal experience.
What corporations do you work with?
Although The Sclar Center receives educational support in the form of materials and equipment from several corporations, The Sclar Center is commercially independent. We do not have exclusive relationships with corporations, nor do we advertise for them. You will see and experience a variety of competing, top tier products while in our courses.
What implant systems does Dr. Sclar use?
Dr. Sclar has a high opinion of all of the top tier implant systems and recommends that you select the one that fits you best. You will experience multiple systems in our courses.
How much time do you recommend between taking courses in a series?
Dr. Sclar recommends that courses be taken at six-month intervals. Although there are many circumstances in which longer intervals suit the learner best, a six-month interval generally provides for adequate implementation of prior learning, while also sustaining momentum in the development of one’s implant practice. The closer the frequency, the greater are your implementation enthusiasm and our ability to provide more effective feedback guidance and support.