Pikos Symposium 2017
Graftless Solutions for the Management of the Severely Atrophic Edentulous Patient
Tilting implants and the reported success of the All on 4® treatment concept has allowed us to reconsider many conventional
treatment approaches for the completely edentulous full arch patient. Graftless solutions with reduced post surgical morbidities and
immediate provisionalization is often more appealing to potential patients then traditional approaches that require significant grafting
procedures. This lecture will discuss and highlight some of these alternative treatment options available to edentulous and soon to be
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages to these approaches
• Understand the surgical and prosthetic modifications associated with these alternative approaches
• Identify the indications and contraindications to graftless edentulous solutions available to the completely edentulous and soon
to be edentulous patients
Dr. Steven Bongard
DR. STEVEN BONGARD obtained his DDS degree from The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. He is the founder and clinical head of Chrysalis Dental Centres in Toronto Canada and United Smiles Centres in London UK both of which are implant only facilities focused on “same day” dental implant solutions. Dr. Bongard has extensive experience in implant placement, bone grafting procedures, as well as the prosthetic component of implant restoration. He has published and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant placement, All-on-4, “Guided” implant surgery, single tooth, and alternative implant solutions.
He has extensive experience in direct to consumer marketing in Canada and the United Kingdom and has been lecturing and consulting globally on the importance of involving the entire team in orchestrating the new patient experience to optimize case acceptance.
Clinically, his recent focus has been on developing innovative implant solutions for predictable same-day treatment of the severely atrophic edentulous patient.