Speaker BIS2019 2019-07-12T12:40:48+07:00

THE CONQUEST OF IMPLANT COMPLICATIONS

5th Bangkok International Symposium of Implant Dentistry 2019
27 – 29 November 2019
Royal Parogon Hall I Siam Paragon I Bangkok

Pre – Congress course speaker BIS2019

Dr. Nikos Mattheos graduated from the Dental Faculty University of Athens. He completed his PhD degree in the University of Malmö, in Sweden where he also received specialist training in Periodontology. He has completed a 3-year residency with focus on Implant Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics in the department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics in the University of Bern, Switzerland under Professor N.P Lang. His research is disseminated through more than 90 publications in international peer reviewed journals and he has received the IADR researcher’s award in 2003 and 2013. He has served at the position of Associate Professor in the University of Malmo (Sweden) and Griffith University (Australia). He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in Implant Dentistry and Associate Dean for Postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong, where he directs two postgraduate programmes in Implant Dentistry and is active with teaching, research and patient care.

Professor Prisana Pripatnanont is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University. She obtained her dental degree and post graduate training from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her research interests focus on bone substitute materials, bone regeneration, implantology and clinical research in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her clinical expertise involved with dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, platelet concentration and bone augmentation. She is the author of book chapters on local anesthesia, exodontia and bone substitute material in dental implant. She has several publications in the national and international journals, and also research presentations in the international academic meeting mostly in the area of bone regeneration and dental implant.
This hands-on course will provide surgical protocols that are the keys to successful vertical and horizontal ridge reconstruction. The hands-on practice provides an in-depth understanding of ridge augmentation surgery: Flap design, graft and membrane placement, effective flap mobilization, and suture technique will be demonstrated and practiced.

Management of ridge deficiency with ridge splitting and autogenous bone graft with a simplified technique of bone transfer will be demonstrated and conducted.

Format of presentation: Both Mac and Window PC
Audio or video support will be needed
Preparation of instruments, pig jaws and goat skull will be needed

Dr. Joseph Choukroun, Nice, France.
General surgeon, anesthesiologist, specialist in rheology, specialist in pain management, specialist in tissue engineering. Inventor of the PRF technique. International Speaker. Many international publications on tissue healing and growth factors.

18 years after the first presentation, there is a considerable evidence about PRF and its action on soft and hard tissue. In all indications of regenerative dentistry : soft tissue management and bone augmentations.
The story started with a platelet concentrate. The new protocols are now more focus on cells enrichment: platelets, leukocytes and mesenchymal stem cells..

This course will present all the improvements of the PRF concept: Advanced PRF and Injectable PRF. The improvement is made through the Low Speed Centrifugation Concept. The function of the low speed application is to increase cells and the growth factors release.
Numerous publications are showing how the new protocols are more poerful than the old one.
Presentation of the new protocol STICKY BONE
This course will present all the conditions to achieve better results and long term stability through the biological status of the patient: Vit.D and Cholesterol. Objective: To avoid oxidative stress. LDL is the most oxidative molecule in the biology. Vit.D is a very powerful hormone in the enhancement of the healing, the protection against infections, and bone metabolism.Vit D interferes in the bone biology in diabetics and smokers…
The surgical skills will be updated : How to avoid ischemia or to promote angiogenesis in order to avoid the oxidative stress..
– the Soft Brushing technique: How to extend the flap without pr=eriosteal incision
– The new techniques of suturing: the apical mattress
– The management of the pressure on the bone: mainly by the implants
– Prevention of the peri-implantitis with the PRF concept. Treatment of peri-implantitis with PRF
– The vascular protection of the flap: injection of i-PRF in the flap just before the surgery (before the incision).
Program of the day: 9:00 – 18:00 PRF™, Advanced PRF™& i-PRF™
Growth factors: biology and physiology, mechanisms of action; Concept of PRF Platelet Rich Fibrin
Advanced-PRF™: Composition and influence on tissue healing. Autologus BMPs from the A-PRF.
S-PRF™: PRF injectable without use of anticoagulants nor additive. Complement of A-PRF
Indications and clinical use in soft tissue management: protocols& clinical results
Indications and clinical use in hard tissue augmentation: protocols&clinical results
PRF &A-PRF with biomaterials: Protocols& clinical results, new perspectives in bone reconstruction.
i-PRF: indications, techniques of injections, protocols.
Negative factors that antagonize the bone growth: Cholesterol, contamination, deficiency in Vit.D, Pressure, tension, inflammation..
Soft Brushing technique: How to extend the flap without periosteal incision..
Hands-on with models: soft brushing & sutures.
PHLEBOTOMY: Hands-on

Bullet points: New PRF™Protocols :Advanced PRF™ & i-PRF (injectable). A-PRF liquid for Sticky Bone. Soft tissue healing improvement.Acceleration of bone formation with autologus cytokins Respectof the biologic factors in oral surgery: The Mammoto’s & Choukroun’s rules.

Keynote speaker BIS2019

Dr. Joseph Choukroun, Nice, France.

General surgeon, anesthesiologist, specialist in rheology, specialist in pain management, specialist in tissue engineering. Inventor of the PRF technique. International Speaker. Many international publications on tissue healing and growth factors.

The oxidative stress is a cell aggression generated by an accumulation of free radicals also named oxidants. The biological reaction of cells is to produce antioxidants in order to neutralize these oxidants.

The main factors of high oxidation level are : ischemia, inflammation and biologic situations where the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants as smoking, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, deficiency in vitamin D, etc..

The healing of oral rehabilitation made by implants and bone grafts depends on the quality of the new vascularization.
However, the long term stability requires the maintenance of the blood supply and a good biologic behaviour in the reconstructed area during the whole life.

This lecture will present all the factors of chronic oxidation and the solutions to avoid the oxidative stress and to maintain the blood supply:
– Biological factors as vit. D and cholesterol have to be checked before the surgery, in order to reduce the oxidation and to increase the antioxidants production.
– The choice of biomaterials: the compatibility is not the same for all biomaterials. The ranking is very clear and scientifically established.
– The management of the flaps is one the main factor of the tissues maintenance. Too much tension creates excessive oxidation: the soft brushing technique is a new technique to increase the flap laxity without periosteal incision nor bleeding. A specific protocol of sutures will also avoid the tension coming from the vestibule.
– The implant placement has to be done with an adapted insertion torque, according the bone density, specially after bone grafting.
– The sticky bone (A-PRF) and the use of stem cells from the blood (i-PRF) injected before the surgery are a new solution to reduce the ischemia of the flaps and to improve angiogenesis in the bone graft after the surgery
– The reduction of the pressure applied by the flaps during procedures of bone augmentation is a key factor of success in bone augmentation.

All these procedures will allow the surgeons to achieve less oxidation and long term stability of the bone grafts and implants.

Former Head of the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Poriya Hospital, Tiberias, Israel. Graduated at the Faculty of Dentistry, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1973. Specialized in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Poriya Hospital, Tiberias Israel and Queen Victoria Hospital East-Grinstead England. Continuous education at Basel Switzerland and Miami, USA. Finished his specialization in 1980. President of the Israeli Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery between 2001-2004. Senior lecturer at the Galilee Medical School –Bar-Ilan University-Israel. Invented and developed 20 new surgical instruments and surgical techniques for fracture fixation and 2 new implants for immediate loading and for implantation in the resorbed posterior maxilla without the need of sinus lifting and bone grafting, and a special implant for post-extraction immediate loading. Two special alveolar crest distractors were also invented and were used commercially. He has written 8 chapters in 7 books including topics of alveolar bone reconstruction and alveolar distraction osteogenesis. Regularly invited to various centers around the world to perform demonstrative operations and present lectures.
Although some implantation complications can occur even when surgeons perform by the proper protocol and the procedure goes without mishaps, most complications stem from improper preparation or surgical mistakes made during the procedure.

In this lecture I will present the bulk of common complications that one might encounter in the clinic, and more importantly – how to avoid and address them. Among the subjects covered I will address how to deal with hemorrhages, nerve injuries, sinus lifting complications, infections and more.

After 38 years’ worth of implantology experience I have learned that only those who do not operate do not make any mistakes.

The purpose of this lecture is not to discourage anyone from implanting, but rather to learn from our collective experience and become better surgeons.

Dean Morton, BDS, MS, FACP is the Indiana Dental Association Professor and Chair, Department of Prosthodontics, at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He completed his dental training at the University of Sydney (Aust.) and his MS and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa. Dr. Morton also serves as Director of the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry at IUSD.

Dr. Morton is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and serves as an examiner and on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Chair of the Section Management Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the ITI.

Dr. Morton is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and lectures widely on Prosthodontics, and Implant and Esthetic dentistry.

Implant based treatments can improve patient function, esthetics and self-esteem. Unfortunately, the complexity of therapy can vary greatly and outcomes can be inconsistent. This program will focus on planning and treatment factors commonly associated with both successful outcomes and complications. Specific considerations will emphasize principles including prosthesis design and restorative space, and how these are considered in a digital workflow.

The program will focus on evidence-based clinical protocols for implant assisted options, and how sound principles can help minimize the occurrence and severity of complications. Discussion will include implant choices, implant position, abutment and connection options and prosthodontic alternatives, in addition to contemporary (digital) planning and fabrication options. The importance of utilizing and leveraging technical and digital advances, to avoiding implant complications will be emphasized

Goals and Objectives:
1. Consider surgical and prosthodontic treatment options that help avoid complications
2. Identify advanced and complex patients and consider factors influencing treatment outcomes
3. Introduce digital workflow concepts designed to improve quality and predictability of outcomes, especially in the esthetic zone
4. Review communication between TEAM members and detail treatment principles and procedures used in treating edentulous and partially dentate patients including patients with high esthetic demand.

Dr. Nikos Mattheos graduated from the Dental Faculty University of Athens. He completed his PhD degree in the University of Malmö, in Sweden where he also received specialist training in Periodontology. He has completed a 3-year residency with focus on Implant Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics in the department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics in the University of Bern, Switzerland under Professor N.P Lang. His research is disseminated through more than 90 publications in international peer reviewed journals and he has received the IADR researcher’s award in 2003 and 2013. He has served at the position of Associate Professor in the University of Malmo (Sweden) and Griffith University (Australia). He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in Implant Dentistry and Associate Dean for Postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong, where he directs two postgraduate programmes in Implant Dentistry and is active with teaching, research and patient care.

Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree.

He has three times received awards from senior dental classes at Indiana University as the outstanding clinical instructor or outstanding lecturer. He received the Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2003, The George H. Moulton Award from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2005, The Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2007, The William J. Gies Award in 2008 from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for Outstanding Innovation as a Dental Educator; and the Gold Medallion Award from the American Prosthodontic Society in 2010.

In 2011 he received Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists. In 2012, the American College of Prosthodontists awarded him the Distinguished Lecturer Award.

He served as Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University, and as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2013. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past-President of the Academy of Prosthodontics.

He began teaching in 1974 and continues to find time for teaching dental students and advanced education students. He had co-directed the implant dentistry course for dental students at Loma Linda University for over 10 years and each year provides national board reviews in tooth morphology and occlusion for dental students. He has maintained a part-time private practice limited to prosthodontics since 1974.

He served as an Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics for 10 years, has over 100 publications and has given more than 400 invited presentations. Recent educational activities have focused on the development of interactive, navigable electronic education programs with particular emphasis on 3-D formatting, applications, and effectiveness.

Professor Alessandro Pozzi received his education and training in dentistry and prosthodontics from the University of Rome in 1997. He continued to develop his knowledge and skills in Implant Dentistry in 1998 and Orthodontics and Gnatology in 2003. He is a Research Scientist at the University of Rome and has been Professor in the Odontostomatological Clinic since 2009. His expertise focuses primarily on integrated digital workflow in implant dentistry, computer guided surgery and prosthodontics with CAD/CAM technology. He teaches both specialization courses and masters programs for dentists worldwide and in his own practice in Rome. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international congresses.

Dr. Pozzi is in private practice in Rome, where he performs both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of the implant treatment. He organizes theoretical and practical courses for dental teams, focusing on minimally-invasive implant surgery, CAD/CAM prosthetics and esthetics.

Education
June 1982 Bachelor of Sciences Chulalongkorn University
June 1984 DDS, Chulalongkorn University, School of Dentistry, Bangkok, Thailand
July 1986-September 1989 Certificate in Prosthodontics, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana
January 1990 Master of Science in Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana
December 2005-2006 One Year UCLA/Gide Program in Implant Dentistry

Speaker BIS2019

2000 DDS, Kyushu university
2004 PhD, Kyushu University (Bone Biology)
2007 Assistant professor, Kyushu University Hospital
2010 Assistant professor, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
2012 Visiting Associate professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Prof. Lyndon F. Cooper, Bone Biology and Implant Therapy Laboratory, Department of Prosthodontics)
2017 Lecturer, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
2019 Associate Professor, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University

Single implant treatment is a simple method to restore a tooth loss. Compared to surgical complications of implant treatment, prosthetic and biological complications are often found in the course of function. The aim of this presentation will be to define the classification of prosthetic and biological complications and to discuss the etiology and resolution of them, especially the microgap at the level of implant-abutment connection and proximal contact loss.

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston Univ. School of Dental Medicine Associate Clinical Professor, Dankook Univ. Dental School President, Global Academy of Osseointegration CEO, Neobiotech Co., Ltd. President, Dr. HEO Dental Clinic

Many complications have been found and reported in implant dentistry, such as soft tissue problems, bone loss around implants, screw loosening, and implant fracture. They may be caused by surgical trauma, implant neck design, thin bone left around implants, or exposure of rough surface threads, bacteria invasion, poor oral hygiene, poor prosthetic designs, and overloads etc.. This lecture will show various clinical implant complications and how to prevent and treat the problems. Specially, it will focus on how to minimize early implant failure caused by surgical trauma during drilling and implant placement. Also, I will discuss on some clinical treatment options for peri-implantitis and some methods and techniques of minimizing and preventing gingivitis and peri-implantitis.

Dental Specialist in Periodontics
Visiting Faculty, National University Hospital
Senior Adjunct Lecturer, National University of Singapore

Dr Ang Chee Wan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the National University of Singapore. He received specialist training in periodontology and graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery degree. In the same year, he obtained his fellowship in periodontology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).

Dr Ang is an accredited Specialist in Periodontology registered with the Singapore Dental Council. He is a visiting specialist at the Singapore Armed Forces and the National University Hospital. He also teaches the undergraduate and postgraduate students in the National University of Singapore.

Dr Ang lectures overseas frequently in numerous countries including Switzerland, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He was invited by Asian Academy of Prosthodontics to speak in Shanghai, China and by Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry to speak in Sapporo, Japan. Dr Ang was also invited to teach in postgraduate programs in the University of Washington, USA and the University of California Los Angeles, USA.

Dr Ang is an active member in several professional organizations, including the Society of Periodontology (Singapore), the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

As a periodontist, Dr Ang provides a comprehensive range of periodontal therapy. These include gum treatment, bone and gum grafting procedures, aesthetic gum surgery and a full range of dental implant procedures. He has special interests in implant dentistry, periodontal plastic surgery, minimally invasive surgeries and bone regenerative procedures

Education background
B.D.S from University of Dental Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar in 1995,
M.D.Sc (Prosthodontics) from the same university in 2003,
Ph.D (Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine) from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan in 2010.

Fellowships
2010~ Fellowship of International College of Dentists (FICD)
2015~ Fellowship of International College of Continuing Dental Education (FICCDE)
2018~ Felloship of Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA)

(2008-2010) GCOE Predoctoral Fellow, Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program, “International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases”

(2006-2008) COE Predoctoral Fellow, 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program, Frontier Research on Molecular Destruction and Reconstruction of Tooth and Bone, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Working and teaching experiences
1996-1998 Private dental clinic
1998 Feb-2001 Oct Public Hospital, Pyapon Township, Irrawaddy Division
2001 Oct-2003 Jan Department of Health, Yangon
2003 Jan-2003 Aug Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
2003 Aug-2012 Aug Assistant Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
2012 Aug-2015 Sept Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
2015 Sept-recent Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay
2017-2019: Secretary, Myanmar Society of Oral Implantology

With increasing patient demand and application of dental implant treatment nowadays, necessity of bone augmentation is also increased because sufficient bone volume is one of the most important pre-requisites for long-term success of implant restorations. The bone augmentation would be necessary before, during or even after implant installation when the complications occur such as peri-implantitis and peri-implant bone loss. In this presentation, the local application of osteopromotive agents such as statins and green tea extract for effective bone regeneration will be discussed emphasizing pre-clinical studies.

Education
2009 Master of Science (Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology) Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand
2008 Certificate of Master program in Implant Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles
2007 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science (Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology) Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand
2000 Doctor of Dental Surgery Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand

Experience
2007-Present Clinical Director and Owner of The S Clinic
2015-Present Part-time Instructor , Maxillofacial prosthesis service, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University
2015-Present Part-time Instructor , Master Program in Implant Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University
2012-Present Deputy of Finger Prosthesis Center, Maxillofacial Prosthesis Clinic, Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University
2012-Present Deputy of Dental Sleep Medicine Center and Sport Dentistry, Maxillofacial Prosthesis Clinic, Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University
2011-Present Deputy of Ocular Prosthesis Center, Maxillofacial Prosthesis Clinic, Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University
2006-2015 Full-time Instructor , Maxillofacial prosthesis service, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University

Professional Associations and Activities
Member of Thai dental council
Member of The dental association of Thailand
Member of Maxillofacial rehabilitation society of Thailand
Member and Scientific Committee of Thai Prosthodontic Association
Member of American Academy Of Maxillofacial Prosthesis
Member of American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine
Member of European Aligner Society

Dr. Tieng Chhnoeum graduated in 2004 from the University of Health Science (UHS), Cambodia. He went on to complete his Master of Science in Prosthodontics from Mahidol University, Thailand in 2008. After returning to Phnom Penh, Dr. Chhnoeum has actively involved in local organizations of dental profession such as Cambodian Dental Association and Dental Implant Society of Cambodia.

Dr. Chhnoeum was the president of Cambodian Dental Association from 2013-2015 and was a cofounder of Dental Implant Society of Cambodia (DISC). He is a member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), a diplomat and board member of Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry (APAID). He is also a part time lecturer at the University of Health Science in Phnom Penh. Dr. Chhnoeum was invited by Cambodian Dental Association, Dental Council of Cambodia (DCC) and Dental Implant Society of Cambodia (DISC) to be an invited speaker. Currently, he works as private practitioner at Master Care Dental Clinic.

Even though we should always have good plan when treating patient with dental implantin aesthetic zone, but in some cases we still encounter failure because placing dental implant in aesthetic casesis challenging. Clinically for implant placement in aesthetic zone, one could meet an unlucky day due to some reasons such as: lack of experience of surgeon, poor design of conventional surgical guide, poor bone quality or narrow bone space that limit implant placement into an ideal position.

Preventive measure could be prepared before disastrous outcome of compromise aesthetic result. Good diagnosis and treatment planning, understanding aesthetic dentistry, improving surgical skill and experience of implant surgeon and finally improving restorative ability of prosthodontist are keys to success for implant in aesthetic zone.

Every implant surgeon and prosthodontist should always have plan B in mind for all implant cases. A good result after error implant will depend on proper management and prosthodontic skill of clinician who can turn any problematic implant into a satisfied result.

Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). Prof. Kasugai received his DDS in 1979 and PhD in 1983 in TMDU. He was a post-doctoral fellow in University of Toronto from 1989 to 1991. After working in Department of Pharmacology in TMDU as an associate professor, he was promoted as a professor and chair of the current department in 2000 and he also became a director of Dental Implant Clinic, TMDU Hospital, in 2001. He is a director of Japanese Society of Oral Maxillofacial Implant and a committee member of Japanese Society of Oral Implantology. He is an active member of AO, EAO and ICOI. He is also an ITI Fellow and from 2017 his department is one of the ITI Scholarship Centers. He is frequently lecturing nationally and internationally. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in international journals.

Chairman of the HEIM Dental Clinic in Seoul
Director of Dental Master Institute (DMI)
Co-Professor of Yonsei Univ. in Depart. of Prosthodontics in Seoul
Co-Professor of DPU Univ. in Krems, Austria
1989: graduated Yonsei University in Korea
1996: Promotion and Faculty at the School of Dentistry of the University of RWTH Aachen in Germany
2000: Chairman of SAM Dental Clinic in Seoul
2006: Visiting Professor, Department of Prosthodontics of the University of Michigan, MI, USA.
Nowadays implant treatment is not considered a special dental treatment anymore. However it is clear that the implant is a specialized treatment, which has to strictly follow the basics and fundamental principles.

Every steps from the surgical process to the prosthetic process of the implant treatment essentially requires preciseness and area-based knowledge.

Especially for the implant treatment for a fully edentulous patient, there are numerous possibilities in diagnosis and the treatment planning. Hence in this case, the core of prosthetic dental knowledge of the fabrication of denture and abundant experience of surgeon are primarily necessary.

Therefore we would like to point out the vital aspects of key knowledge, which would lead to a successful implant overdenture.

The process of implant overdenture is as follows:
1. Diagnosis and treatment planning
2. Implant replacement on a specific position
3. Sensible design of the fabrication of denture
4. Suitable selection of attachment and connection
5. Long-term maintenance and repair

As time passed by, implant treatment has gradually evolved and resulted in many transitions. To be more specific, implant fixture and materials and designs of abutments changed. Additionally, the surface texture of fixture has developed and lastly the changes of surgeons continuously advanced. Meanwhile, there has been also alteration in overdenture. Accordingly, we would like to look back on the past of implant overdenture and examine our current position.

EDUCATION:

BOSTON UNIVERSITY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE – Boston, MA
– Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) – Implantology 2009
– Certificate in Graduate Studies (CAGS) – Periodontology 2005 – 2008
– Certificate in Graduate Studies (CAGS) – Prosthodontics 2003 – 2005

AZAD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY – Tehran, Iran
– Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) 1995 – 2001

SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES – Tehran, Iran
– Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Medical Radiology 1992 – 1994

PITMAN BUSINESS SCHOOL – Kuwait
– Diploma of Business Studies (DipBusStuds) 1989

Management of atrophic Alveolar ridges is considered a challenge to implant dentistry. Dental implants must be surgically placed in a bony housing requiring adequate bone in both horizontal and vertical dimensions both of which compromised after extraction and also pre extraction due to periodontal diseases. It is well documented that at least 2 mm of bone should be surrounding the implant for its long term survival and to avoid complications. Considering this requirement and also the size of the implant, in many clinical cases, a major bone reconstruction is required otherwise the placement of the implant will result in unpredictable outcomes and complications. Reconstruction of an atrophic ridge can be done using various techniques including GBR, Sinus Lift and Ridge Splitting.

This presentation discusses the current available different techniques and their cons, pros and limitations. New approaches to reconstruction of the atrophic ridges will be introduced.

Assist. Prof. Trakol Mekayarajjananonth received his D.D.S. degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1990 and received his Certificate in Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Master of Science in Oral Biology from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1998. He also earned a Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics from Louisiana State University and Certificate in Implant Training from University of Miami (USA) in 1999. Before he became an American Board Certified in Prosthodontics in 2000. He is currently a full–time faculty in the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at Chulalongkorn University.

Assist. Prof. Trakol Mekayarajjananonth is a Diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP), Diplomate of Thai Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), Affiliate Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP), Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) and a Mastership of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP).

Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics
· Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)
· Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (2003)
· Fellowship in Aesthetics and Implantology, LSUHSC (2003)
· Certificate in Advanced Education of Prosthodontics, LSUHSC (2002)
· Master of Science, LSUHSC (2002)
· Doctor of Dental Surgery (Honors), Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (1996)

Prosthodontist Narong Potiket, DDS, MS, FACP received his Doctor of Dental surgery from Chulalongkorn University with honor. He left Thailand to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and achieved the certificate in advanced dental education in Prosthodontics, master degree of science, and fellowship in Aesthetics and Implantology. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He was appointed to be an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry and maintained his intramural practice focus in cosmetic and implant dentistry. His research and publications focus on cosmetic dentistry and ceramics. He was appointed to be reviewer board of The Journal of Prosthodontics til 2016. He has his own private practice in Bangkok names NP Dental Clinic.