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What Is a Centurion?
Centurions were the principal professional officers in the armies of ancient Rome and its empire. The centurion was the commander of a centuria, which was the smallest unit of a Roman legion.

A legion was nominally composed of 6,000 soldiers, and each legion was divided up into 10 cohorts, with each cohort containing six centuria. The centurion thus nominally commanded about 100 men, and there were 60 centurions in a legion. The centurions in a legion were arranged in a complicated order of rank, with variations in authority and responsibility from top to bottom.

There was little actual difference in status between most of these centurion ranks, however, with the exception of the first-ranking centurion of the first-ranking cohort; this officer, the primus pilus, participated in councils of war with the military tribunes and the legion commander. Most centurions were of plebeian origin and were promoted from the ranks of the common soldiers.

These centurions formed the backbone of the legion and were responsible for enforcing discipline. They received much higher pay and a greater share of the spoils than did common soldiers.

Like the centurions of ancient Rome, our oral surgeon and team believe in discipline and being the backbone of all dental and oral training. Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter is a state-of-the-art facility in Walnut Creek, California, that offers CE accredited training for those in the dental implant and oral surgery industry. We use various state-of-the-art dental technologies in our courses, including a surgical suite, monitors to observe live treatment and various equipment for hands-on experience, just to name a few. Our training courses include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Hands-On Training
  • Lectures
  • All-on-4® Implants Live Patient Observations
  • Seminars

Dr. Ali Alijanian wants to share his dream of spreading his teachings to others, so we offer a variety of hands-on dental training courses, including All-on-X and All-on-4® training, for dentists and oral surgeons alike. As of fall 2021, we offer courses, tours and rental usage of our training space.

If you would like to rent out a dental training or dental conference space at Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter, call us at 925-444-0686. Rental costs are calculated according to the rooms used and the amount of time occupied.

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For any other questions regarding our continuing education options in Walnut Creek, California, call 925-444-0686!