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On 10th March, 2018, Department of Prosthodontics in Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals organized a CDE program/ guest lecture on Pterygoid Implants – An Insight. Eminent implantologist Dr. Vivek Gaur was invited as the guest speaker. Dr. Vivek Gaur has completed his PG cert. in advanced implants from Manipal, and diploma in advanced implants from Holland. He is keynote speakers in several cortical osseointegration implant symposiums and is also extensively trained in cortical implants by Dr. (Prof.)Stefen Ihde. The audience consisted of various budding prosthodontists, periodontists, implantologists and also clinicians. There were around 70 delegates. It was a two hour informative lecture with various case presentations which ended with an interactive doubt solving session. The highlight of the lecture was how pterygoid implants can be used in resorbed posterior maxillary arch without undergoing bone grafts and sinus lift procedures. The lecture definitely intrigued all the minds on the advantages and ease of placing pterygoid implants and also motivated the crowd to begin the use of these implants. It was an enlightening lecture which got positive feedback from all  the delegates.

 

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