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.
This 2-day course will provide knowledge and guidance for incorporating this style of treatment into your
full arch dental implant practice. After didactic learning about pterygoid implants, course participants will
receive hands-on guidance for the placement of pterygoid and zygomatic implants on both models and cadavers.
• 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
Dr. Dan Holtzclaw is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Long recognized as one of the world’s leaders in full-arch implantology, Dr. Holtzclaw has published over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of American Dental Association, the Journal of Periodontology, Implant Dentistry, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and Compendium.
Dr. Holtzclaw served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry for 13 years in addition to serving as an editorial board member and/or editorial reviewer for six additional dental journals. With over 150 main podium lectures provided at major dental conferences all over the world, Dr. Holtzclaw has been named a “Leader in Continuing Dental Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine for the past 14 consecutive years. Dr. Holtzclaw currently serves as the Director of Fixed Arch Solutions for Affordable Care, LLC, a DSO with over 360 clinics in 41 states. Dr. Holtzclaw is a proud 13 year veteran of the United States Navy who finished his naval career as the periodontist for the US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.
ALEXANDER N. NGUYEN
Dr. Alexander Nguyen is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Phoenix, AZ area and is the owner of a busy private practice. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and then completed a rigorous four-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
He has achieved the honor of Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration. He is one of a very small group of clinicians who has been invited to share his thoughts and treatment outcomes with the Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of dental implant care administered to the public. There are 4 textbook chapters as well as more than 24 peer-reviewed journal articles on the subject matter.
As a leader of several global and national implant societies, he has enthusiastically encouraged his colleagues to join learn and share material for the overall growth of the field. Curiously, in this crowded field of talented local clinicians, the 2011 edition of his textbook’s cover depicts a clinical example of the now popular “All-on-Four” clinical procedure and concept. Several cases for truly indigent and needy patients have received pro bono work and care. Finally, he has been featured on the cover of Dentistry Today as one of the top dental educators since 2001.His training there included: full facial reconstruction from traumatic injuries, head and neck cancer ablation with reconstruction using local and free flaps, benign tumor and cyst management of the head and neck, cleft lip and palate repair, craniofacial surgeries on children and neonates with facial abnormalities, open tracheostomies for the Intensive Care Unit, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, dentoalveolar and dental implant surgery with bone grafting, and delivering safe anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients. In the office, he has taken an interest in full-arch dental implant rehabilitation and complex dental implant techniques, such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants. With a firm belief in properly educating other providers, he has found a passion for teaching dental implant courses.
Along with being in the office, he practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has full hospital privileging and exercises it at multiple medical centers in the area, many of which are Level 1 Trauma Centers. He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
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