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South West Study Club - 03 October 2017

Key Factors for Implant Success, How to Avoid Implant Complications

Presented by: Konstantinos Loukas
Exhibitor: Megagen, Southern Implants, Zimmer Biomet
Date: 03 October 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Sandy Park Conference Centre, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NN

When we analyse implant dentistry today we are dealing with aesthetic and not aesthetic demands. The goal is always to get the best success rates and for implants to last for over 20 years to 30 years.

Today we know more about implant success long term. In this lecture the latest data will be presented about key factors for long term success and the key steps to avoid complications.


Dr Konstantinos Loukas DMD MSc Implantology Bristol, PHD candidate, Straumann mentor

Dr Konstantinos Loukas qualified as a dentist in 2000 and then embarked upon a two-year residency at the Dental School of Athens as a clinical instructor supervising students in the prosthetic department. At the same time he served in an Airforce hospital in Athens performing general and prosthetic dentistry. Between 2008 and 2012 he completed a postgraduate training course in Bristol and Bath leading to a MSc in Dental Implantology, with the area of his research surrounding implant complications.

Between 2016-2017 he completed an implant residency at the University of Berne working with Professor Daniel Buser and Professor Thomas Von Arx and will continue his studies by progressing to undertake a PhD. He has been an ITI member since 2008 and holds memberships with many other implant organisations.

Having placed and restored over 1500 Straumann implants using the whole range, with a practically perfect integration success rate, his target is to building large bone volumes around his implants and to make sure that implants will last. He has an extensive experience with Cad-Cam milled restorations and all his cases are screw retained.

He is an official Straumann UK mentor for south west and channel islands , where he trains and mentors other dentists about dental implants, you can find information on:

He works with in a large number of clinics in the UK and he is running his specialist implant clinic in Athens Greece. His practice is limited to Implant Surgery, Implant Prosthodontics and Oral surgery. For more information and samples of his work you can find on :

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Mr Georgios Margaritis