About ZAGA Centers

In ZAGA Centers, we are experts in zygomatic implant rehabilitation. 

ZAGA is an acronym that stands for Zygoma Anatomy-Guided Approach. This means that, instead of basing treatment on an established surgical technique, the patient’s anatomy is used to help guide it. Therefore, instead of forcing the patient’s anatomy to adapt to our tools and processes, we adapt our tools and processes to the patient’s anatomy.

The ZAGA Method was created by Dr. Carlos Aparicio and has been scientifically proven to be highly personalized to each patient’s case, drastically improving the results of treatment compared to traditional techniques.

The Certified ZAGA Centers are able to predictability help patients suffering from a severe lack of bone, known as maxillary atrophy, with fixed upper teeth in 24h or less. This treatment option is life-changing.

ZAGA Centers fosters a community centered on continuous improvement and excellence. To support this, we have developed advanced training courses in zygomatic implantology with the most experienced lecturers. We also collaborate with key partners to design quality instruments, materials, and implants.

Our Team

Dr. Carlos Aparicio
President & Founder

Carlos is a well-known global expert in the complex technique of zygomatic implants, which consists of oral rehabilitation in the face of dental loss by means of prostheses fixed to the jawbone. He is indeed the creator of the ZAGA method and philosophy, an innovative systemic approach to treating patients who present a lack of maxillary bone necessary for the fixation of an implant. Carlos is one of the leading lecturers in our ZAGA Courses.

Dr. Jaume Villanueva
Co-Founder

Jaume is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers Business School, where he teaches entrepreneurship. His research focuses on the processes that underlie the creation and development of new ventures. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.Sc. in international economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Before academia, Jaume worked in international business development, including in the field of dental implants. Jaume also has prior entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder of and as an angel investor in several startups in the tech/biomaterials space.

Dr. David Pastorino
CEO & Partner

David is involved in many projects related to biomaterials, bone reconstruction, and 3D printing technologies. After founding and leading to success as a biomimetic bone graft substitute manufacturer, he now is the CEO of ZAGA Centers. With a passion for making things happen, David is always chasing opportunities and connecting people to make the world a better place. David has a Ph.D. in Biomaterials Science (Bone Regeneration) and a Harvard Law School certificate in Legal Contracts.

MSc Yvon Reynaldes
Marketing Manager

Yvon has a Master’s degree in Communication and Digital Marketing from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her marketing background within the health and culture field has given her great capabilities to explore and reach the best strategies to enhance ZAGA Centers. We are thrilled to rely on her knowledge and spirit to keep growing our network.

M.A. Katarína Komorová
Digital Specialist

Katarína is our Digital Marketing and Communication Specialist. After she finished her Master in International Relations and Diplomacy, she decided to specialize in Digital Marketing. Now she is supporting our marketing and communication efforts with the objective of continuous growth and expansion of our ZAGA Centers community.

Ing. Aleix Solà
Material Science Engineer

Aleix is a graduate in materials engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). With experience in the field of biomaterials research and 3D printing, he is in charge of designing and printing personalized models and collaborating in the scientific section of ZAGA. Aleix carries out ongoing 3D model optimization to bring doctors the best and most realistic experience with them.