Oded Bahat: 4-D of surgical reconstruction
- Implant placement and aging for predictable outcomes
- Designing for Life - Improving the patient journey in refined protocols general session
- Nobel Biocare New York Symposium 2016
The fourth dimension of surgical reconstruction with implants involves development of an adjusted surgical protocol, which is time dependent and accounts for normal physiological changes of the skull and face. Previous treatment in 3-D did not address the possibilities of these dynamic movements which occasionally resulted in an esthetic and functional compromise. A modified surgical protocol, to anticipate these permutations is needed. A revised approach for implant positioning, soft tissue and bone grafting to compensate for these positional changes will be presented.
Dr. Oded Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977. He received his specialty degree in periodontology and his MSD from the University of Washington in 1981. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986. He was the Chairman and Director of the Periodontics Post Doctorate at the University of Southern California School Of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from 1983-87. He lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on many surgical topics primarily related to the surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction. He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks. He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California and operates three times a year in London, UK.