Reconstruction of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla with Zygomatic Dental Implants:

The ultimate dental implant challenge is reconstruction of the severely resorbed Maxilla especially in patients with multiple previous failed attempts at dental implant placement and full arch implant rehabilitation. Zygomatic implants were first used for reconstruction of large Maxillofacial defects, now they are commonly used in patients with terminal dentition with atrophic Maxillary bone to provide implant retained fixed and removable prosthesis utilizing the Zygomatic bones to anchor the dental implants. This course is a comprehensive, detailed, step-by-step lecture that will cover the Zygomatic Implant Surgical and presurgical planning, surgical procedures and protocols including multiple techniques commonly utilized to place and restore these implants.


Learning Objectives are to understand the following at the end of the lecture:
• Treatment planning and patient selection
• Assessment for rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla
• Learn anatomical and x-ray interpretation connected with the placement of zygomatic implants
• Discuss the surgical protocol for conventional and extra-maxillary placement of the zygomatic dental implants
• Discuss restorations, impressions and related laboratory work
• Review common pitfalls and complications related to zygomatic implants.


Vishtasb Broumand

Vishtasb Broumand, DMD, MD

Vishtasb Broumand, DMD, MD graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry in 1997 and subsequently from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 2000. He completed his postdoctoral residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery along with an additional year of General Surgery at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2003. Since then he also completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Robert E. Marx at the University of Miami in 2005. He served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Miami, FL from 2005 to 2006 and was in private practice from 2006 to 2012 upon his full-time return to the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He served as Associate Professor in the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 5/2012 to 10/2014 and remains as adjunct faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 7/2010. He has now returned to the full-time private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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