Pikos Symposium 2023

Upcoming Symposium


Pikos Symposium 2023
Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: State of the Art

Learn and Perform Some of the Latest Innovations and Proven Best Practices from 15 of the Top Influencers in Implant Dentistry.

• 24 CE Hrs
• 12 Comprehensive Presentations from 15 of the World’s Master Clinicians
• 4 Optional Hands-on Workshops
• Held at the Amazing Ritz-Carlton Orlando
• Very Close to Florida's Most Amazing Parks and Attractions

Save $300 with Early Registration Through May 9, 2023
Early Registration: $2995 USD
Regular Registration (After May 9, 2023): $3295

Seating is Extremely Limited
Click Here to Register or Call: (727) 781-0491



Dr. Carlos Aparicio
Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Maxilla Using the ZAGA Concept and the New Straumann ZAGA Flat and ZAGA Round Zygomatic Implants

Dr. Steven Bongard
Graftless Solutions for the Management of the Severely Atrophic Edentulous Patient

Dr. Vishtasb Broumand
Advanced Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitation for the Atrophic Maxilla: Solving Serious Problems Using Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants with a fully digital workflow

Dr. Andrew Ferrier
Hybrid Digital Restorative and Analog Surgery Work Flow for Full Arch Immediate Load
(with Dr. Arshiya Sharafi)

Dr. Alex Fibishenko
Full Arch Compendium: From Complications to Success in Total Immediate Implantbased

Dr. Philip J. Hedger
No Bone? No Problem – Full Arch, Immediate Load Implant Solutions for the Severely Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible
(with Dr. Michael A. Pikos)

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw
Treatment of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla with the PATZI Protocol

Dr. Guy McLellan
Anatomically Guided Techniques and Soft Tissue Management for Extra Maxillary Implants

Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos
Preventing and Managing Full Arch Disasters
(with Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu)

Dr. Michael A. Pikos
No Bone? No Problem – Full Arch, Immediate Load Implant Solutions for the Severely Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible
(with Dr. Philip J. Hedger)

Dr. Arshiya Shafari
Hybrid Digital Restorative and Analog Surgery Work Flow for Full Arch Immediate Load
(with Dr. Andrew Ferrier)

Dr. Bernardo N. de Sousa
Custom Subperiosteal and All on X: A full spectrum protocol for the atrophic jaws without zygomatic implants

Dr. Safa Tahmasebi
The Evolution of the Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis

Dr. Andrea Tedesco
Zygomatic Implant Treatment: A New Minimally Invasive Technique with Piezoelectric Strumentation

Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu
The Evolution of the Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis
(with Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos)







Optional Workshops – Wednesday, October 11, 2023: 
(requires separate registration, not included in main session registration price)


8am – 12pm
Dr. Dan Holtzclaw – Treatment of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla with Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants
$995 / 4 CE Hrs

Patients with severe maxillary atrophy are often told that they are doomed to a life of ill-fitting dentures secured by glues and pastes.  Fortunately, advanced surgical treatments such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants offer hope for these patients.  Although they have been in use for over 50 years, Pterygoid implants are one of the least understood styles of dental implant treatment.  This may be due to the fact that pterygoid implants are widely considered to be one of the most difficult fixtures to place in all of implant dentistry.  Zygomatic implants, on the other hand, are widely considered to be the most feared style of dental implant treatment due to the implant fixture’s proximity to the eye. This course will provide knowledge and guidance for incorporating this style of treatment into your full arch dental implant practice via didactic lecture and hands-on model work.

Learning Objectives

  • Review history of pterygoid and zygomatic implant treatment
  • Review anatomy pertinent to pterygoid and zygomatic implant treatment
  • Review indications and contraindications for pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Pre-Surgical workup for treatment planning pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review surgical techniques for the placement of pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review complications associated with pterygoid and zygomatic implants
  • Review prosthetic restorations of pterygoid and zygomatic dental implants

8am – 12pm
Dr. Michael A. Pikos – Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant Hands-on Workshop
$995 / 4 CE hrs

This hands-on model surgery-based course will cover the use of zygomatic and pterygoid implants for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla.  A prophylactic evidence-based surgical protocol for zygomatic implant placement will be presented and will include single zygomatic use, hybrid zygoma and quad zygoma case types.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundational principles of Zygomatic and Pterygoid 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 implants

1:30pm – 5:30pm
Drs. Costa Nicolopoulos & Petros Yuvanoglu – From Single to Full Arch. Tools that you can’t do without

$995 / 4 CE hrs

From the patients’ point of view, the increased costs, treatment time and pain associated with bone grafting procedures, lead to increased resistance to treatment acceptance. Such patients with suboptimal bone volume can benefit with the use of Angled implants (Co-Axis) placed into existing native bone, thereby avoiding bone grafting procedures. Furthermore, Wider diameter molar specific implants (MAX) can be placed into immediate molar extraction sockets thereby also avoiding bone grafts. This concept is in line with the late Professor P.I. Branemark philosophy of “lesser surgery to treat more patients”. By using Angled & Wide implants and by avoiding bone grafting, the gain in time for the patient implies an economical benefit which is important especially for professionally and/or socially active patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Appropriate Case Selection: where angled & wide implants can be used to optimize immediate function
  • Advantages: Reduction in treatment time, cost savings, immediate function
  • Surgical Technique (on models)
  • Prosthodontic Technique
  • Complications Management

1:30pm – 5:30pm
Michelle Ryckman – The Key to Practice Growth & Successful Case Presentation
$995 / 4 CE hrs

Presenting dental treatment to patients can be uncomfortable and often quite intimidating yet is absolutely essential for the financial well-being for any dental practice. So much is depending on the outcome. Many of us have been put in this role without any formal training or guidance with little or no tools at our disposal. This workshop is designed to provide an environment of education and support for those who present treatment to patients. Best practices will be discussed and considered, as well as ways to develop in-office protocols that will maximize your chance of success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and identify the common barriers to case acceptance
  • Develop strategies to overcome barriers
  • Develop an effective patient journey
  • Have the tools necessary to effectively communicate with your patients



Upcoming Symposium

Pikos Symposium 2023: Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: State of the Art. The symposium will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida from October 12 – 14, 2023 with optional hands-on workshops held on October 11, 2023. 

Pikos Institute has contracted with the Ritz-Carlton to provide a special room rate for our Pikos Symposium attendees.
Reservations can be made by phone or online.
 For reservations by phone, call:
Mention “Pikos Symposium” for a special room rate.

The 2023 Pikos Symposium is the leading event for clinicians worldwide offering an opportunity to advance their knowledge in the complete array of Full Arch treatment modalities. Fifteen of the world’s master clinicians will be presenting their surgical and restorative protocols. Each speaker offers a wealth of knowledge for you, as a clinician.


As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to earn 24 credit hours for the symposium and an additional 4 credit hours for each optional hands-on workshop. The symposium will cover the entire spectrum of both the scientific and clinical elements and innovations related to this most relevant area of implant reconstruction protocols. 

Orlando is located in Central Florida and is home to more than a dozen theme parks, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and more. The area is full of numerous restaurants, shopping opportunities, and family-themed attractions. The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes offers luxury amenities from an oasis-like spa, fine dining, and a championship-level golf course designed by Greg Norman. Guests will benefit from impeccable service, luxury hotel rooms, and suites, exceptional family-friendly amenities, including a lazy river pool, 24-hour fitness center, and the Ritz Kids program.

Click Here or Call to Register: (727) 781-0491


Pikos Institute reserves the right to refuse registration and to cancel or modify the conference without prior notice.

This is a lecture, hands-on and peer discussion based program and is suitable to all dentists regardless of prior experience.
Cancellations must be made in writing by August 11, 2023 to receive a refund. After August 11, 2023 there will be a
$1000 cancellation fee. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for substituting a registrant.

Cancellations of Pikos Symposium and Pikos Urban pre-congress workshops must be made in writing at least 60 days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a refund. Cancellations made within 60 days prior to the scheduled workshop date constitute a forfeiture of the workshop registration fee.

Travel Costs: Pikos Institute is not responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) customer travel costs. It is recommended that attendees who elect to incur travel costs for a training course, schedule and purchase airfare
and hotel accommodations with this in mind.