Pikos Symposium 2021

Smart Concepts for Full Arch Immediate Function

With Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu

For the Post Covid -19 pandemic era, it is more important than ever before to limit chair side clinical treatment time and possible exposure to the deadly virus, both for the patients as well as for the treating personnel.
This, together with an increased demand by patients with a busy lifestyle to be treated with immediate function requires the implant team to use smart concepts for an accelerated treatment protocol in full arch immediate function cases.
High treatment acceptance and patient satisfaction are the most important advantages of this accelerated immediate function same day protocol. By avoiding excessive bone grafting with the use of smart concepts including site specific implants placed in available native bone, the gain in time for the patient implies not only a cost benefit but also immediate function which is important especially for professionally and/or socially active patients.

The following 10 smart concepts will be discussed in order to optimise & accelerate full arch immediate function :

1. Smart drilling (osseodensification)
2. Smart grafting
3. Smart implant design (site specific)
4. Smart abutment (one straight clean abutment one time)
5. Smart prostho connection (screw retain vs cemented)
6. Smart prostho interface (passive abutment, Ti-Base)
7. Smart guides
8. Smart prostho materials
9. Smart prostho design
10. Smart troubleshooting solutions

Learning Objectives:
• Understand these 10 smart concepts
• Identify appropriate clinical cases where these smart concepts can be applied
• Take home these 10 smart concepts and apply them to their clinical cases

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos Biography

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos is a co-founder of the Sameday Dental Implants Clinic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos qualified as a dentist in 1984 receiving his dental degree “cum laude” from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the most outstanding graduate. In 1990, he completed his 4-year full-time postgraduate Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery training at Wits University and was awarded FFD (SA) MFOS from the College of Medicine of South Africa.

Since 1991, Dr. Nicolopoulos is a full-time specialist Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery private practice concentrating on the immediate loading of dental implants. To date, he has placed over 30,000 dental implants. He has also presented as a key lecturer at numerous international implant congresses.

In 2011, with Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu, he established the SameDay Dental Implants Clinic in Dubai where he is also the co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center-Dubai.

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