Pikos Symposium 2021

Freeing our patients from wearing a “denture”…A solution less traveled.  Are we ready?

With Dr. Jay Neugarten

The magnitude of edentulism in the United States is daunting. The desire of the dental profession to address this epidemic has proven to have many obstacles. Even after 40 years of implant therapy the challenge of treating this population still exists. The toll edentulism has on emotional and systemic health of patients is well documented in the literature.

There are many variables in the management of the edentulous patient. The dental team must consider surgical options, treatment time, and finances in order to deliver optimal results.
The presentation will revolve around management of the completely edentulous patient and those deemed to have a terminal dentition. The surgical and restorative options will be described, with emphasis on the most complex clinical presentations: ie the atrophic maxilla. The rationale for immediate loaded implant restorations, as a primary choice for these patients illustrating the goal of comprehensive care to restore quality of life will be the focus. Literature supported protocols, and the utilization of oral and facial skeleton for implant anchorage will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the rationale and treatment options for the zygomatic implant approach
• Be familiar with the surgical and prosthetic planning in treating atrophic disease
• Be familiar with the prosthetic options available for restoring the edentulous maxilla
• Understand the anatomy, surgical approach and workflow of zygomatic surgery

Dr. Frank Tuminelli Biography
Dr. Tuminelli received his Dental Degree and specialty training in Prosthodontics from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tuminelli is a Diplomate and Director, of the American Board of Prosthodontics and is currently the Program Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the Manhattan Veterans Administration, New York campus.

He served as Program Director for Graduate Prosthodontics, New York Presbyterian Hospital at Queens from 2010 – 2016, and as the Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontics and Implantology, for the NSHLIJ Health System 2000 -2010  He is a past President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

He serves as the Vice Chair, and American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Commissioner to the National Commission on Dental Specialty Recognition. Dr. Tuminelli is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Dental Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and was the Team Dentist for the New York Islanders for ten years. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally, presenting over 70 invited lectures.

He has contributed to the scientific literature authoring / coauthoring multiple scientific papers. Dr Tuminelli is the recipient of the 2017 Educator of the Year Award from the ACP. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics on Long Island and in New York City.


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