What is a Centurion?
They were the principal professional officer 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 digital image of a roman centurion in armor
A legion was nominally composed of 6,000 soldiers, and each legion was divided up into 10 cohorts, with each cohort containing 6 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.
They 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 maxillofacial 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
- All-on-Four® Live Patient Observations
Dr. Ali Alijanian wants to share his dream of teaching what he has learned to others and offers a variety of hands-on training courses 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 space at Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter, call Katrece at 925-444-0686. Rental costs are calculated according to the rooms used and the amount of time occupied.
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