Pikos Symposium 2017
Biology and Practice as a Foundation for Immediate Loading of Dental Implants
Immediate loading of dental implants is a well-established protocol in the edentulous mandible, however many clinicians do not use this treatment protocol on a routine basis. This presentation demonstrates the basic principles of bone healing as well as the effects of loading forces on cell signaling mechanisms as the main requirement in order to achieve successful clinical results. Various clinical protocols using different implant designs as well as advanced surgical protocols will provide scientific information and the evidence about the options and limits of immediate functional loading for the daily practice.
• To understand the main mechanism of bone formation under loading conditions
• To develop clinical protocols on immediate loading demonstrating long term success
• To emphasize how to avoid surgical and prosthetic complications
Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent.
Dr. George E. Romanos is Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine; Professor for Oral Surgery and Implantology in Frankfurt, Germany; fully trained in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery in Germany and in USA (each one of 3 years); Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; Board Certified in Oral Surgery in Germany; Diplomate of the ICOI; former Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry at the NYU; former Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the Univ. of Rochester, NY and Director of the Unit of Laser Dentistry; active educator in USA and abroad and mentor of many students.
Board Member: IJOMI, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, J Prosthodontics, Odontology, J Periodontology, different Laser journals etc.; more than 300 publications and 4 books on Lasers and Immediate loading; over 500 presentations worldwide. Fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Int. College of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the ITI Foundation, and the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics.