Pikos Symposium 2021

Lecture 1: From the Biology to Esthetic:
Full Arch Immediate Loading – The State of the Art

Restoration of the severely atrophic Maxilla using Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants has been popularized over the recent years using traditional analogue chairside denture conversion, now we can use intraoral scanning, photogrammetry and 3D printing to gain accuracy with more predictable esthetic and functional results. 



Objectives for Lecture 1: 

• Treatment planning and patient selection
• Assessment for the rehabilitation of the atrophic Maxilla
• Learn anatomical and x-ray interpretation connected with the placement of Zygomatic implants
• Discuss the surgical protocol for conventional and extra-maxillary placement of the Zygomatic
dental implants
• Discuss restorations, impressions and related laboratory work
• Review common pitfalls and complication

Lecture 2: Complications of Full Arch Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Surgery

A thorough understanding of vital structures when placing Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants lends itself to avoiding complications. Complications occur in up to 10% of these surgeries. Learning to manage associated surgical complications is just as important for long term success of this type of reconstruction in the atrophic Maxilla.

Objectives for Lecture 2: 

  • Describe how to correctly identify and avoid vital structures when placing Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants
    • Discuss the leading theories to correct associated surgical complications of Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants
  • Manage the long term complications of Zygomatic and Pterygoid type restorations in the atrophic Maxilla

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