speakers Dr. Costa Nikolopoulos

Pikos Symposium 2017

Optimizing Full Arch Immediate Reconstruction with Site Specific Implants with Dr. Safa Tahmasebi

This combined surgical and prosthetic based presentation will focus on the way in which site specific implants can be used to optimize
full arch immediate implant reconstruction. Indications, diagnosis and treatment planning concepts will be addressed in this dual
specialist approach. This will be followed by a description of the protocol and critical techniques that are essential for long term
predictability. The many advantages that site specific implants provide, will be featured by way of comprehensive case presentations
with long term follow-up. This presentation will draw on the presenter’s 23 year experience of immediate full arch reconstruction.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand case selection where prosthodontically driven, site specific implants are appropriate for immediate full arch reconstruction
• Key factors of the surgical technique, prosthetic design and execution in order to achieve predictable success
• Learn the complications that can be expected with using site specific implants and how to avoid and manage them


Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos
Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos BDS cum laude, FFD (SA) MFOS qualified as a dentist in 1984 receiving his dental degree cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand, 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 University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and was awarded FFD (SA) MFOS.
Since 1991 he is in full time specialist Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgeryprivate practice concentrating on immediate loading of dental implants. To date he has placed over 30000 dental implants. He has also presented as a key lecturer at numerous international implant congresses.
In 2012 he established the SameDay Dental Implants Clinic in Dubai where he is also the co-director of the Branemark Osseointergration Center-Dubai.

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