Pikos Symposium 2021

Immediate Functional Loading as a Foundation for Bone Formation in the Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Jaws

Immediate loading of dental implants is a well-established protocol in the edentulous mandible but still, clinicians do not use this treatment protocol on a routine basis. The presentation demonstrates the basic principles of bone healing as well as the effects of loading forces on the 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 daily practice.

Learning Objectives:
• 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

Dr. George E. Romanos Biography
Dr. George E. Romanos is a Professor of Periodontology and Director of Laser Education at Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. George E. Romanos graduated from the University of Athens in Athens, Greece in 1987 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has advanced training in Periodontology from the Free University of Berlin in Berlin, Germany. In 1990, he received a Dr.med.dent. (Ph.D., equivalent) in Dentistry – Connective Tissue Research (Magna Cum Laude) from FU Berlin, Germany.  During 1990-1993, Dr. Romanos earned a certificate in Prosthodontics at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. After which he received a certificate in Oral Surgery from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (1193-1996). Dr. Romanos graduated with his Dr. habil in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2007-2011, he earned a certificate in Periodontology from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, as well as a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Romanos has also earned Advanced Training in Laser Dentistry and Laser Safety Academy of Laser Dentistry from the University of Aachen and Kaiserslautern in Germany.

Dr. George E. Romanos is the founder of the Laboratory for Periodontal-, Implant- and Phototherapy (LA-PIP) at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. He is Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany, as well as a Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology. He is a fellow of the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Osseointegration, Int. College of Dentists, ICOI, ITI Foundation, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Great of NY Academy of Prosthodontics, Int. Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Romanos is on the Editorial Board Membership in various peer-reviewed journals; more than 350 publications, 5 books; over 500 presentations worldwide; International scientific collaborations and teaching activities globally. He is a lecturer in more than 50 countries. In 2016, Dr. Romanos was the T.H. Maiman Award Recipient for best Laser Research by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

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