Aesthetic Implant Prosthetics

6-DAY Clinical Participation Training Course

Planning and Restoring the Aesthetic Implant Patient: From A to Z

This clinical course is designed for dentists who wish to remain at the cutting edge of contemporary aesthetic implant dentistry.

Program Director: Dr Konstantina Dina Dedi, DipDS, MS, FACP Specialist in Prosthodontics, Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow ITI Director, Aesthetic Dentistry Programmes Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Continuing Professional Development

Clinical Participation Sessions

Every participant will restore directly implant cases on at least 4-5 implants and also assist and get involved in all group cases, under the trainer’s supervision.

Types of cases will vary from single teeth in the anterior zone to full-arch/full-mouth rehabilitations.


DAY I Friday November 16, 2018
DAY II Saturday November 17, 2018
DAY III Sunday November 18, 2018

DAY V Friday December 14, 2018
DAY VI Saturday December 15, 2018
DAY VII Sunday December 16, 2018


UCL Eastman Certificate of Attendance
Upon satisfactory completion of this programme, participants will be awarded with a UCL Eastman CPD Attendance Certificate, attesting to attendance at a maximum of 39 verifiable CPD credit hours.

NOTE: Please note that this is a CPD certificate and not a UCL university degree

Eastman Dental Institute

UCL Eastman Dental Institute is a world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research, based in London, UK. They offer an extensive range of high-quality, postgraduate study opportunities including Master’s degrees, specialty training, certificates, diplomas and research-informed degrees.

The Institute also offers an extensive range of hands-on, CPD courses in dedicated facilities. These courses are led by practicing specialists, many of whom are also engaged with the full degree programmes. This ensures both a high-standard of teaching and a clinically-focussed approach.

UCL Eastman Dental Institute

The central London location is convenient both for London-based dentists and those travelling from around the UK or Europe. Moreover international students are able to attend CPD courses for the same fee as UK/EU students.

UCL Eastman works in partnership with the Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH), part of UCLH NHS Foundation Trust (UCLHT), they enjoy long-standing, successful collaborations with international universities, the NHS, industry sponsors, small, medium and large multinational companies.

Members of staff are leading decision makers in Specialist Dental Societies, the Regional Postgraduate Centres of Health Education England (HEE) and Committees of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, holding national examining and accreditation roles.

CPD courses are held in teaching facilities which comprise of four fully equipped seminar rooms; three skills laboratories with a total of 50 individual work stations, each with its own phantom head equipment and computer screen linked to a teaching station; five well equipped surgeries (with microscopes) for clinical sessions and an open space where peer groups can meet to discuss the day’s teaching over tea and coffee.

The Institute was ranked 6th in the world for Dentistry in the 2017 QS World Rankings

You can participate in the programs of this renowned university in collaboration with MERIMNA Institute.

General Information

Location: Merimna Institute, Athens, Greece
Dates: November 16-17-18 & December 14-15-16, 2018
Official Language: Greek
Tuition fees: 2500 €

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Dr. Konstantina Dina DediDr. Konstantina Dina Dedi DipDS, MS, FACP
Specialist in Prosthodontics Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics Director, Aesthetic Dentistry Programmes Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow UCL Eastman Dental Institute-CPD

Konstantina Dina Dedi qualified in Athens Greece in 1994 and after two years of private practice, she moved to USA. for full-time training. She was awarded the USA. Specialization Degree in Prosthodontics (Combined Crown and Bridge Removable and Implant Prosthodontics) in 1997 and the Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSc) Degree in 1999 from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in USA. as well as a degree in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology in 1998 from the University of Texas Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center in U.S.A. She then completed a one year dental teaching fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry USA.

Prior to her current appointment at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, she held the appointments of Clinical Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, Director of Removable Prosthodontics Clinics and Director of the ITI Scholarship Program in the Prosthodontic Department of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in USA Ms Dedi was awarded the prestigious “Diplomate” specialty status from the American Board of Prosthodontics in 2002. She has been elected a Fellow of the International Team of Oral Implantology (ITI) and the American College of Prosthodontics and she held memberships in the Academy of Osseointegration, the International College of Prosthodontics and currently the American Dental Society of London.

In her previous appointment with UNC School of Dentistry, Ms. Dedi had been teaching in the postgraduate specialty programs of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry, she was the course leader of the Removable Partial Denture undergraduate preclinical course and she was involved in several continuing professional development courses. She has presented numerous lectures and continuing education courses in U.S.A., Europe and the Middle East on anterior aesthetics and immediate loading of dental implants.

Dina’s main research areas of interest are: Dental Implants Immediate Loading and Anterior Implant Aesthetics. She practices in London’s West End and her private practice interests include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, full-mouth rehabilitation and all-ceramic restorations.

Dr. Gianluca PanizDr. Gianluca Paniz

Gianluca Paniz achieved his dental degree (DDS) at the University of Padova (Italy) in 2002.

He attended TUFTS University (Boston, USA) and achieved the Certificate of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics (2006), the Master of Science (2006) and the Certificate of Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry (2007).

At the moment Gianluca Paniz is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at TUFTS University and Visiting Professor in the Department of Implantology at the University of Padova.

Gianluca is Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and International Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, Member of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP), Active Member of the of the Italian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (IAED) and President of the Scientific Committee of Italian Society of Osseointegration (SIO). He is currently a Phd Candidate at University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Gianluca Paniz limits his practice to prosthodontics in his offices in Padova, Italy.

Dr. Athanasios StratosDr. Athanasios Stratos
DMD, Prosthodontist, Τuffts, Boston

Dr. Stratos graduated dentistry in Aristotle Dental School, Thessaloniki, Greece in 2003. He continued his education in Tufts University Dental School, Boston, USA where he received his diploma in the specialty of Prosthodontics in 2008. He is currently adjunctive clinical instructor in the department of Postgraduate Prosthodontics in Tufts Dental School.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontics and the Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has a number of publication in dental journals and presentations in dental congresses in Europe and USA. His private practice is in Thessaloniki Greece, limited in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Maria GatouDr. Maria Gatou
D.D.S. MSc Prosthodontist (Ohio-State-University, USA)

Maria Gatou graduated from the German School of Athens (Deutsche Schule Athen). She received her Dental Degree (D.D.S.) at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany. Maria Gatou completed her 3 year specialist training and the Master of Science in Prosthodontics at the Ohio-State-University, College of Dentistry,USA, in 1996. From 1991-1993 and 1996-1998 she worked as a Scientific Assistant at the University of Athens in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics.

She is member of the Homeopathic Academy and is currently attending a three year training program in accordance with the standards of the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) και της Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI). She is fluent in six languages : English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese and holder of C2 in German. Her private practice in Athens is limited in Prosthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Ioannis PapathanasiouDr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

Ioannis Papathanasiou was born in Athens in 1988. He graduated from the Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. During 2012-2015 he continued his studies as a postgraduate student in Prosthodontics in the Dental School of Univesity of Athens (UOA).

He was awarded with IKY Greek State Scholarship for his postgraduate studies. He is an author and co-author of several publications on Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry in international and greek scientific journals. He is a member of the clinical team of Dental Merimna in Athens and his clinical practice is limited to Prosthodontics and Esthetics.

DAY I (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Konstantins Dina Dedi

Treatment planning: “Plan from A to Z first and Execute the treatment steps then.”
The philosophy of Aesthetically derived implant planning and placement.
Records of the full-mouth rehabilitation patient.
What are the necessary preparation phases prior to surgery.
Fixed and removable implant supported prostheses for completely or partially edentulous patients, indications, advantages and disadvantages.

The art of Impression Taking:
Step by step techniques, Trays, Materials, Impression Components, Hints and Tips.
Closed tray and Open Tray Impressions. Impressions for Mixed Cases Implants and Teeth.
Custom Impression Copings.
How to recognize an inadequate impression.

Hands on workshop on impressions on casts

DAY II (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Konstantins Dina Dedi

LECTURE: Treatment Planning Considerations Part II
Important Restorative requirements that your selected Implant system needs to have.
How do you choose your ideal Implant-Tooth Connection.
Planning for single teeth, side by side teeth, small edentulous areas.
Cementable versus screw-retained. Abutment Selection.
The step by step workflow of the large fixed implant case.

Live training with patients
Dr. Athanasios Stratos, Dr. Maria Gatou, Dr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

Presentation of patient cases and Implant Systems that will be used.
Every participant will obtain impression techniques, interocclusal records and facebow transfer under the supervision of clinical instructors.

DAY III (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Athanasios Stratos, Dr. Maria Gatou, Dr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

Every participant will obtain impression techniques, interocclusal records and facebow transfer under the supervision of clinical instructors.

LECTURE Dr. Gianluca Paniz

Provisional restoration options
Aesthetic Temporisation the Intermediate Healing stage.
Temporaries on Implants.
Transfer of Soft Tissue Emergence Profile.

Cementable and Scew-retained Implant temporaries on implants.
Customization of impression copings to transfer soft tissue emergence profile from provisional crowns to final prosthesis.

DAY IV (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Athanasios Stratos, Dr. Maria Gatou, Dr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

Live training with patients
Live training on metal framewok try in.
Clinical and radiographical evaluation of passive fit.
Management of metal framework misfits.
Live demonstration of the fabrication and the use of a verification jig.

DAY V (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Konstantins Dina Dedi

Occlusion On Implants:
Tooth Wear and Bruxing on Implant Restorations Principles of occlusion for implant restorations, guidelines on occlusal adjustment on implant restorations, effect of occlusal forces on dental implants.
Restoring vertical dimension of occlusion.

Live training with patients
Bisque bake porcelain stage.
Evaluation of aesthetic, phonetic and occlusal function of implant restorations prior to delivery.
Occlusal equilibration.

DAY VI (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Athanasios Stratos, Dr. Maria Gatou, Dr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

Live training with patients
Bisque bake porcelain stage.
Evaluation of aesthetic, phonetic and occlusal function of implant restorations prior to delivery.
Occlusal equilibration.

Lecture: Digital ERA. Dr. Konstantins Dina Dedi

Digital impressions, scannable abutments, CAD/CAM abutments and implant frameworks, milling and SLS techniques.
Optional review of your patients

DAY VII (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Athanasios Stratos, Dr. Ioannis Papathanasiou

The step by step work flow of the Removable Implant Patient.
Overdenture Options, designs, abutments.
Hybrid Prostheses (Fixed Dentures)
Immediate Loading Scenarios and Workflow Materials: Polymers in Implant Prosthodontics- High performance implant frameworks.
Case Presentations
3D Printing Cast Sintering Framework Milling Framework
Completion and fit trouble-shooting, Complications and Management

DAY VIII (Dates TBA, 2018) Dr. Konstantina Dina Dedi

Live training with patients
Delivery of the final implant restorations. Recall and Maintenance Schedule

Certification Ceremony

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