Date: Wednesday, July 17 , 2019 | 20:00 – 21:30 Greece Time
Duration: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Speaker: Dr. Elias D. Kontogiorgos DDS, PhD
Organizing by: Gr.Pro.S
Today there are several options for tooth replacement and dental implants are a great choice. As we incorporate implants into our practice we should remember the principles of “Interdisciplinary Care”. Because implant treatments can be straightforward similar to restoring natural teeth or they can be very complicated. However, implants are still very predictable. And we will discuss an arising clinical question: when we have mastered analog procedures do Digital workflows offer any advantage?
Dr. Elias D. Kontogiorgos DDS, PhD
Education and Post-Graduate Training Ph.D., Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. (2010) Prosthodontics, Graduate Program of Prosthodontics, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry. (2008) D.D.S., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Dentistry, Greece. (2003) Career History Director of Implant Dentistry, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry, (2013 – present) Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry, (2017 – present) Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry (2013-2017) Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry (2010-2013) Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry (2005-2008) Teaching Interests Teaching responsibilities include: Implant Dentistry, Graduate Program of Prosthodontics, Histology of Craniofacial Tissues, Preparation & Analysis of Mineralized Tissues, and Research Mentor for D.D.S. specialty students. Research Interests Dr. Elias Kontogiorgos’s current research focus is on bone response to surgery, biomaterials and trauma. In collaboration with Biomedical Sciences colleagues, the research area addressed is on tissue regeneration, distraction osteogenesis and the craniofacial skeleton. Additional research focus is in the field of Prosthodontics addressing applications of advanced technology including digital dentistry and CAD-CAM and 3D printing, and on novel designs for dental implants. Dr. Kontogiorgos is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration and ITI.