Pikos Symposium 2019
Graftless Solutions for the Management of the Severely Atrophic Edentulous Patient
Tilting implants and the reported success of the All-on-4® treatment concept has allowed us to reconsider many conventional treatment approaches for the completely edentulous full arch patient. Graftless solutions with reduced post-surgical morbidities and immediate provisionalization is often more appealing to potential patients than traditional approaches that require significant grafting procedures. This lecture will discuss and highlight some of these alternative treatment options available to edentulous and soon to be edentulous patients.
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages to these approaches
• Understand the surgical and prosthetic modifications associated with these alternative approaches
• Identify the indications and contraindications to graftless edentulous solutions available to the completely edentulous and soon to be edentulous patients
Dr. Steven Bongard Biography
Dr. Steven Bongard obtained his DDS degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. His professional interest has been concentrated on all aspects of implant dentistry since 1995. He has extensive experience in implant placement, bone grafting procedures as well as the prosthetic component of implant restoration.
He has published and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant placement, All-on-4® “Guided” implant surgery and alternative implant solutions. He presently maintains a dental practice in Toronto that is exclusive to the placement and restoration of dental implants.
His recent focus has been on developing a community resource and training centre that can provide access to innovative implant solutions for predictable same-day treatment of the severely atrophic edentulous patient.