Full Spectrum Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Therapy Demystified

Upcoming Course

7 Clinically Relevant Reasons to Attend Full Spectrum Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Therapy DeMystified

Listen to Several Course Attendees Relate How Taking This Course Will Positively Impact You, Your Patients and Practice.


"I have practiced OMS for 43 years.  I did my first zygoma implant in 2008, and maybe 30 since then.  I never felt comfortable with the procedure but this training was different.  I feel much more confident in performing this procedure safely and deliver a great result.  Drill Responsibly™!"

– Dr. David Mulherin, OMS – Conroe, TX


"This is by far one of the best if not “the best” CE course I have attended during my oral surgery career.  From the presentations, facilities, hospitality, Dr. Pikos and his team made this a great learning experience.  Dr. Pikos is not only a great surgeon and teacher but also a fantastic host."

– Dr. Don Kalant, OMS – Naperville, IL


"I have taken the Neodent Zygo course in Curitiba, Brazil. I left the course with doubts & “FEAR” because the live surgery caused injury to one of the patients. Dr. Pikos wiped away all doubts & Fear I had. From the didactic portion to the video presentations and finally cadaver surgery- all aspects of the course were at top notch. I have the confidence & knowledge to offer single Zygo & pterygoids to my patients."

- Dr. Paraon N. DeQuiroz, GP – Templeton, CA

Course Overview

28 Credit Hours

Learn Proven, Evidence Based Protocols for Predictable Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Therapy!

Surgical Decision Tree | Hands-on Cadaver Surgery and Model Surgery Workshops | 3D Digital Treatment Planning | Diagnostic and Clinical Assessment Skills | Surgical Guided and Brain Guided Approaches | Photogrammetry | Restorative Workflow | Complications-Prevention/Management

Includes Hands-on Cadaver Surgery and Model Surgery Workshops

This unique comprehensive lecture discussion, cadaver and hands-on model surgery-based course will cover the use of zygomatic and pterygoid implants for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla.  It will include single zygomatic use, hybrid zygoma, quad zygoma and pterygoid case types. 

A prophylactic evidence-based approach to zygomatic implant placement will be featured. Conservative osteotomy preparation with a focus on prosthetically guided implant placement, along with both soft and hard tissue considerations will be discussed.

Ample time will be spent on foundational anatomy, biology, immediate load concepts, diagnosis and treatment planning, along with step-by-step brain guided and digital guided surgical protocols for zygomatic and pterygoid implant installation including the protocol for placement of pterygoid implants. Complications will also be covered in detail.

A complete digital restorative workflow with the use of photogrammetry will be featured along with a dedicated hands-on model surgery-based workshop and a comprehensive cadaver lab session.





Dr. John Wessel - Oral Surgeon
Fort Mill, SC

Dr. George Soung - Oral Surgeon
Charlotte, NC

Dr. Rapael Ason - Oral Surgeon
Orlando, FL

Dr. Jason Tubo - General Dentist
Whitinsville, MA

Dr. Page Barden - Periodontist
Cumming, GA



Upcoming Course

Full Spectrum Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Therapy Demystified

Course Objectives

  • Understand a decision tree for patient-specific treatment planning for zygomatic and pterygoid implant therapy

  • Understand the foundational principles of Zygomatic Implant Therapy

  • Understand pertinent anatomy and prosthetically driven zygomatic implant surgical protocol for the atrophic maxilla

  • Understand the step-by-step workflow for both brain guided and digitally guided surgical placement of zygomatic and pterygoid implants

  • Understand intraoperative, early and late postoperative complications with zygomatic implant therapy along with recognition, treatment and prevention

What Attendees of This Course are Saying...

"I would recommend this course to anyone who is even remotely interested in placing zygomatic implants."
– George Y. Soung, OMS – Charlotte, NC

"A thorough, no nonsense course that is a  must in the educational process to become a competent and confident provider of zygoma implant surgery/therapy."
– Angelo Ostuni, OMS – New York, NY

"This course I really got my money’s worth."
– Peter Cudjoe, OMS – Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Very complete and comprehensive course, it is really DEMYSTIFIED, plus the add ons about pyerygoid and soft tissue management is a tremendous help for any beginner surgeon.  I couldn’t be more thankful and satisfied with the knowledge and hands on experience."
– Jorge Mosquera Castrillon, Prosth – Springfield, IL

"Great place to be educated on your areas of interest."
– Roger Myers, OMS – St. Augustine, FL

"As a General Dentist, the information presented was extremely helpful in many aspects of implant surgery; not just zygomatic implants. Just take it, you will have no regrets."
– Ed Shapiro, GP – Charlotte, NC

"Is great as a developing practitioner to learn from someone who is honestly trying to teach you to be better. I appreciate the willingness to share wisdom, knowledge and experience he gained so I don’t have to learn on my own."
– Jason Naud, Perio – Moose Lake, MN

"Dr. Pikos is an extraordinary educator.  He is the perfect blend of personality and extensive clinical experience that creates a very unique learning environment.  His willingness to share his ideas, show great cases and complications with their management is rare in this day and age.  I look forward to returning."
– Brian O’Neill, OMS – Holland, OH

"Dr. Pikos and staff put on a first rate seminar that shouldn’t be missed.  If you want to learn more about zygos, Dr. Pikos delivers!"
– Amar Katranji, Perio – Ann Arbor, MI

"Dr. Pikos – class! Class! Class!"
– Rich Nejat, Perio – New York, NY

"A well thought out, systematic and practiced approach to introduce a complex subject."
– Jewel Landy, GP – Hamilton, Bermuda

"It was good and worth the money."
– Ismail El Sherif, GP - Covina, CA


Dr. Avichai Stern - Oral Surgeon
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. James Spivey - Periodontist
Portsmouth, NH

Dr. Michael Zaninovich - Prosthodontist
Morley, Australia

Course Program

Day 1: (Held at Pikos Institute)

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Registration/ Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Introduction, Lecture and Discussion

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Lecture and Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Lecture and Discussion

3:00 PM  - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Lecture and Discussion

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Cocktail/Social Hour


Day 2: (Held at Pikos Institute)

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Breakfast

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Lecture and Discussion

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Lecture and Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Lecture and Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Lecture and Discussion


Day 3: (Held at Pikos Institute)

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Breakfast

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Hands-on Model Surgery Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Lecture and Discussion

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Break

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Lecture and Discussion


Day 4: (Held at Offsite Cadaver Lab Facility)

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Hands-on Cryopreserved Cadaver Specimen  Lab 

PLEASE NOTE: Hands-on Cadaver Lab Session will not be held at Pikos Institute but instead will be held at an offsite location. Location information will be distributed at course.


In the interest of you getting the best value out of this comprehensive course we highly recommend that you have full arch immediate implant reconstruction and lateral wall sinus grafting surgical experience.

Cancellations for this course must be made 60 days prior to the course date to receive a refund,
otherwise a $2,500 deposit will be forfeited.

Pikos Institute reserves the right to refuse registration and to cancel or modify the conference without prior notice.
Customer Travel Costs: Pikos Institute is not responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) customer travel costs. It is recommended that customers who elect to incur travel costs for a training course, schedule and purchase airfare and hotel accommodations with this in mind.