I am thrilled to announce our NEW Continuing Education Continuum for dental implant reconstruction to be given in our NEW facility. There will be two separate surgical tracks; one for entry level and one for
advanced level clinicians. The rapid evolution of high technology has necessitated that we continue to actively participate in the digital revolution in diagnostic, surgical and restorative/prosthetic disciplines.
Our Continuum provides predictable scientifically-based implant reconstruction protocols through the seamless integration of science and art. At our institute we are committed to prepare you to meet the ongoing challenges that we clinicians face in daily practice.
To best address the constantly changing dynamics of the digital revolution, we are pleased to welcome you, our colleagues, to the new home of the Pikos Institute. This prototype surgical teaching facility will optimize your high technology educational experience in a relaxed and intimate learning environment.
As an oral-maxillofacial surgeon, I have been involved in implant dentistry since 1983. In 1995, I chose to limit my clinical work exclusively to regenerative and reconstructive oral implantology that now includes the use of 15,000 implants, and thousands of hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. As a result of this unique background, I have accumulated a large database of dental implant cases with long-term follow-up. I share this extensive experience and knowledge with you as the base that will increase your dental implant knowledge.
Our limited attendance courses are designed to allow you to immediately and effectively incorporate practical procedures into your practice. The latest digital technology, along with hands-on training, is integrated into each continuum component. Live surgery, extensive video presentations, and interactive discussion serve as the foundation of our courses.
I would personally like to invite you to join us in our new home for a very special educational experience that will take your implant practice to its highest level.
Dr. Michael A. Pikos
Programs / Courses
Tuition: $4500 per 3-day course
Tuition includes technical training manual, professional information packets, research articles, special product discounts and certificate of completion. Also included is a continental breakfast each day, lunch on Thursday Friday and Saturday, and dinner for you and a guest on Thursday evening.
Click on a course title below for more information.
Three Dimensional Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
July 11, 2013 - July 13, 2013
This course is designed for implant clinicians of all experience levels to integrate high technology protocols for implant diagnosis and treatment planning in their practice. It will provide all information necessary to make practical choices to implement interactive CT technology. Utilizing the latest in cone beam CT technology, the course will provide intensive hands-on software training, including anatomical interpretation and sequential diagnostic protocols for implant reconstruction. The course will include comprehensive case presentations and detailed treatment planning sequences for predictable restorative driven implant dentistry.
Contemporary Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Reconstruction
October 17, 2013 - October 19, 2013
This course is designed for clinicians with foundational implant experience who desire to improve their knowledge and surgical skill sets in soft tissue grafting for implant dentistry. The focus will be the application of the Pikos Institute Philosophy to optimize soft tissue architecture for implant site development, surgical implant placement and periimplant maintenance. The entire spectrum of basic and advanced surgical techniques will be presented, including soft tissue reconstruction and related periodontal plastic surgical procedures. A dedicated section of this course will address esthetic zone reconstruction. Application of interactive CT to site development, hands-on soft tissue model surgery and LIVE Surgical demonstration of soft tissue procedures for implant dentistry will be featured.
Advanced Bone Grafting
November 11, 2013 - November 13, 2013
This advanced bone grafting course is designed for the clinician with prior implant experience who desires to implement millennium technology and state of the art bone grafting protocols for their implant practice. The focus will be the application of the Pikos Institute Philosophy to optimize hard tissue architecture for predictable surgical implant placement and restoration. High technology interactive CT diagnosis will be utilized to improve patient selection, graft site evaluation, harvest site assessment and minimize complications. Contemporary surgical bone grafting protocols, including ridge expansion, extraction socket alveolar grafting, sinus grafting, and autogenous block grafting, will be presented with LIVE Surgical demonstration and hands-on model surgery. A dedicated section of the course will address bone grafting complications.
Complex Bone Grafting
November 14, 2013 - November 16, 2013
This once yearly course is limited to experienced implant clinicians, and introduces state of the art hard and soft tissue augmentation concepts for complex case reconstruction. It will review the latest high technology surgical solutions for the challenging reconstruction patient, with the goal of promoting practical and predictable implant rehabilitation. It will integrate CT diagnostic protocols with the latest surgical concepts for computer guided implant surgery. Topics will include a review of contemporary surgical bone grafting techniques, autogenous sinus grafting, tibial bone harvest, 3D mesh particulate grafting and Digitally Guided Bone Augmentation®. LIVE Surgical demonstration and hands-on surgery with models will be featured.