Pikos Symposium 2021

Smart Concepts for Full Arch Immediate Function

With Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos

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. Petros Yuvanoglu Biography

D.M.D. Summa Cum Laude, Cert. Prosth. (TUFTS U.S.A.)
Prosthodontist – Implantologist

Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu is the co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center Dubai.

He qualified as a dentist in 1995, receiving his dental degree Summa Cum Laude from Semmelweis University in Budapest, graduating with exceptional high grade, top of his class as valedictorian. In 1998, he completed his 3-year full-time post-graduate Specialist Prosthodontist training at Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. and was awarded his Certificate in the Dental Specialty of Prosthodontics.

Since 1999, Dr. Yuvanoglu has been in private full-time as a Specialist Prosthodontist working almost exclusively on the prosthodontic rehabilitation of dental implants. In 2011, together with Dr. Costa Nikolopoulos, he established the “SameDay Dental Implants” Clinic in Dubai, U.A.E.

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