Pikos Symposium 2021

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

With Dr. Frank Tuminelli

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. Jay Neugarten Biography
Dr. Neugarten received his dental degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where he was named class valedictorian and earned membership in the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He completed his oral and maxillofacial training at the Northwell Health System, Long Island Jewish Hospital, and earned a medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine.

Dr. Neugarten is a Di pl om ate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He maintains a private practice in New York City and Long Island, New York. He is an associate clinical professor at both New York Hospital Cornell-Weil Medical Center and Northwell Health System, Long Island Jewish Hospital and North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Neugarten has published numerous articles on zygoma implant therapy as well as bone grafting of the jaws.

Dr. Neugarten lectures both nationally and internationally on implant reconstruction, bone grafting of the jaws, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery along with distraction osteogenesis from the neonate to the adult patient.

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