Pelekanos Stavros, D.D.S., Dr. Med. Dent |
Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) in 1991 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral degree in Prosthodontics (Dr med dent) from the University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. J.R. Strub), Germany. Following his professional training, Dr. Pelekanos established a private practice in Athens, oriented towards prosthodontics, implantology and esthetic dentistry. In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, and from 2008 till 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the same department.
Since 2013 Dr. Pelekanos is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). His professional affiliations also include: the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the Greek Prosthodontic Association. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute (Global Institute of Dental Education, Los Angeles, California). In 2008 and 2011, Dr. Pelekanos received second and first prize at the scientific award competition of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. To date he has published over twenty articles, two chapters in books and lectures nationally and internationally.
Saturday, December 12 (14.30)
Single implants in the esthetic zone. Analyzing the implant-abutment-crown complex for long-term stability and esthetic outcome.
Single implant restorations in the esthetic zone require often demanding surgical and prosthetic therapeutic procedures in order to achieve long term stable results. Despite the clinical and scientific evidence the clinical handling and the treatment sequence and workflow is of outmost importance determining the final outcome of the implant restoration. The soft and/or hard tissue enhancement in the majority if not all of the cases in the esthetic zone is absolutely necessary in order to achieve a highly esthetic and natural appearance of the implant crown. The timing, the material selection and the type of the prosthetic restoration further complicate the decision-making and affect the final result.
This presentation will focus on the methodology and treatment sequencing for the single implant-abutment-crown complex in the esthetic zone. Moreover retrospectively various treatment modalities will be discussed and a variety of clinical cases will be presented.