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Dr Michael A Pikos DDS

Dr Michael Pikos

Dr Michael A. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honours from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the following institutions: The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry; the University of Miami, School of Medicine; and Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, and Department of Prosthodontics, at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry.

Dr Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. He also emphasises interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.

He is a well-published author who has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Implantology. He serves on the editorial board for Implant Dentistry, the official journal of the ICOI as well as the Scientific Board of ImplantNews magazine.

Dr Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Implant Institute. Since 1990, he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 2400 from all 50 states and 32 countries. Dr Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Masterclass Content

The loss of alveolar ridge contour in the maxilla compromises implant reconstruction and creates a myriad of aesthetic, functional, prosthetic and surgical challenges for the implant team.

This clinical-based presentation will feature a CBCT-based sequential diagnostic protocol including the latest hard and soft tissue grafting techniques for single tooth to full arch implant reconstruction. The use of autogenous, allograft, and xenograft substrates including resorbable and nonresorbable mesh will be covered. Foundational tissue engineering principles will include the use of PRGF, rhPDGF, and rhBMP-2/ACS.

After this presentation attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of a sequential CBCT based digital diagnostic protocol for maxillary alveolar ridge augmentation.
  2. Appreciate the indications for maxillary extraction site management and ridge augmentation.
  3. Understand the application and protocols of current hard and soft tissue grafting techniques for maxillary alveolar ridge augmentation.