Dr. Carlos Aparicio

Dr Carlos Aparicio Zygomatic Implant Expert

Dr. Carlos Aparicio 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 in the treatment of patients who present a lack of maxillary bone necessary for the fixation of an implant.

It consists of a series of techniques, materials, and action protocols used by the various professionals which allow tailoring the surgeons’ activity to the patients’ specific needs and anatomy. Additionally, he is the creator of the ZAGA classification, a cross-sectional survey aimed to study and classify zygomatic implant cases.

Dr. Carlos Aparicio’s Achievements

  • Graduated in Medicine and Surgery by U. de Navarra with outstanding cum laude in 1978.
  • In 1978 obtained position of Medical Doctor in the Social Security practicing as family doctor until 1981.
  • Stomatologist by U. of Barcelona in 1983.
  • Dental Lab Technician in 1983.
  • In 1984, he was certified in Osteointegrated implants at Gothemburg University (Prof. P.I. Brånemark tutor).
  • His training in implants, prostheses and dental aesthetics is completed in the USA (Mayo Clinic, University South California, University of California Los Angeles), Canada (Toronto University), Switzerland (Geneva University), Sweden (Gothemburg University, Salgrenska Hospital, County Council Clinic – Stokholm and Malmo University).
  • Master in Materials Science by U. of Barcelona in 1990.
  • In 1997, he received a Diploma in Periodontics from Gothemburg University (Prof. Jan Lindhe tutor).
  • Master in Biomedical Research by the University of Barcelona in 2010.
  • In 2013 he defended his doctoral thesis, with an international PhD, titled “Zygomatic implant based rehabilitation. The state of the art and proposed criteria for success “with outstanding Cum Laude.
  • He has been visiting professor of the U. of Barcelona, the U. of Oviedo and the U. Internacional de Catalunya.
  • Appointed in 1997 Honorary Professor of the Center for Perfectionement at Odonto-Stomatologie, Provence-Côte d’Azur.
  • Author of numerous scientific articles in indexed international journals and several book chapters.
  • In 2005 he described for the first time the extra-sinsusal technique to place zygomatic implants.
  • In 2011, he described the evolution of his extra-maxillary technique to his new ZAGA (Zygoma Anatomy – Guided Approach) technique for placing zygomatic implants.
  • Editor of the book Zygomatic Implants: The Anatomy-Guided Approach Ed. Quintessence2012.
  • Teacher of numerous national and international courses.
  • He has received the Fonseca prize, the highest award of the Spanish Society of Periodontics, three times; the annual prize Simo Virgili, of the Societat Catalana de Odontoestomatología, twice; the Soproden Foundation award; as well as the Award for the Best Course awarded by the College of Dentists of Córdoba and other prizes in different congresses.
  • He is a Fellow researcher at the Handicap Research Group, Department of Biomaterials, University of Gothemburg (Prof. Tomas Albrektsson tutor).
  • Consultant of the Biomaterials Group of the U. Polytechnic of Barcelona.
  • Past-editor of the Spanish version of the European Journal of Implant Dentistry, he is also a scientific consultant (referee) of the journals European Journal of
  • Oral Implantology and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.
  • Past-President of the Osseointegration Foundation of the American Academy of Osseointegration (AO).
  • Between 2003 and 2005, he served as Board member of the European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO).
  • In 2007, he was president of the annual meeting of the EAO.
  • He is the Honorary President and Founder of the Spanish Society of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
  • Director in conjunction with the U. of Barcelona and the U. of Gothenburg of the programs in Zygomatic Implants.
  • Responsible, along with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, among other works, housing construction and the Neonatos center of Bathadapali Hospital, India.
  • Appointed Academic Correspondent of the Royal European Academy of Doctors in 2016.
  • Dr. Aparicio directs the website www.apariciozygomatic.com dedicated to the consultation and diagnosis of problems related to severe maxillary atrophy.
  • President of the International Network of ZYGOMA ZAGA CENTERS and the International Zygoma Team of Surgeons. www.zagacenters.com

Dr. Carlos Aparicio’s Publications


  • Dr Sergey Zhzhonov
    Dr Sergey Zhzhonov is the leading zygomatic implant surgeon at ZAGA Center Tallinn. Most notably, Dr Sergey Zhzhonov was lucky enough to make his childhood dream…
  • Dr Sormani Queiroz
    Dr Sormani Queiroz is a zygomatic implant expert. Specifically, he is also the clinic director at Instituto Dr Sormani Queiroz, the new ZAGA Center in…
  • Dr Eduardo Moraes
    Dr Eduardo Moraes is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a zygomatic implant expert. Notably, Dr Moraes is the clinical director at…
  • Dr Julio Alvarez Amézaga
    Dr Julio Alvarez Amézaga is a zygomatic implant expert and the leading surgeon at ZAGA Center Bilbao, Clinica IMQ Virgen Blanca. Most notably, Dr Alvarez Amézaga…
  • Dr Wieslaw Frankowski
    Dr Wieslaw Frankowski is the founder of Frankowski Dental the first ZAGA Center in Gdańsk. In particular, Dr Frankowski is a specialist in prosthetic dentistry and …
  • Dr Madalina Simon
    Since 1995, Dr Madalina Simon has been working professionally in the field of periodontology, zygomatic implants, and aesthetic-reconstructive dentistry. In particular, Dr Simon received intensive…
  • Dr Vìctor de Paz Hermoso
    Dr Vìctor de Paz Hermoso is among the most qualified zygomatic implant experts in Madrid and Spain. In particular, he is the leading zygomatic implant…
  • Dr Amit Mistry
    Dr Amit Mistry is an accomplished dental surgeon and a zygomatic implant expert. In particular, he works at Ascent Dental Care, a certified ZAGA Center in the UK…
  • Dr Rubén Davó
    Dr Rubén Davó is undoubtedly one of the most renowned zygomatic implant experts in Spain. In particular, he is an international reference specialist in complex oral implantology…
  • Dr Jan Peter Ilg
    Dr Jan Peter Ilg is a zygomatic implant expert and one of the leading surgeons at CA.SA Odontologia. Specifically, the clinic is the first certified ZAGA…
  • Dr Samintharaj Kumar
    Dr Samintharaj Kumar is a zygomatic implant expert and the founder of Nuffield Dental, the first ZAGA Center in Singapore…
  • Dr Marc Shenouda
    Dr. Marc Shenouda is one of the well-known specialists in the zygomatic implants field in Montreal. Firstly, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Université de Montréal in 2004.
  • Dr Antoine Chehade
    Dr Antoine Chehade is not only a skilled zygomatic implant expert but also an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In particular, he is the co-founder and…
  • Dr Jay Neugarten
    Dr Jay Neugartein is a surgeon at The New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery, which is one of the first certified ZAGA Center…
  • Dr Lesley David
    Dr Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and also a renowned zygomatic implant expert. Specifically, she is the leading oral and….
  • Prof Dr Johnson Raja James
    Prof Dr Johnson Raja James is undoubtedly one of the best zygomatic implant experts in India. First of all, Dr James has a post-graduate degree…
  • Dr Adi Lorean
    Dr Adi Lorean is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as a zygomatic implant expert. He works at ZAGA Center Tel Aviv…
  • Dr Andrew Dawood
    Dr Andrew Dawood is a specialist in periodontics, prosthodontics. Moreover, he is a dental implant surgeon and an expert in zygomatic implants.
  • Dr Richard Brookshaw
    Dr Richard Brookshaw is a renowned dentist and zygomatic implant expert. In particular, he is the head of zygomatic implants at the ZAGA Centers in Cambridge…
  • Dr Masami Ando, zygomatic implant expert in Tokyo
    Dr Masami Ando is one of the key opinion leaders in implantology. Also, he is one of the most recognized zygomatic implants experts globally.
  • Guy McLellan
    Dr Guy McLellan is one of our high zygomatic implants experts in Cardiff. More than that he embraced the ZAGA philosophy for the treatment of patients with maxillary atrophy.
  • Dr André Sakima Serrano
    Dr André Sakima Serrano is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, the first ZAGA Center in São Paulo…
  • Dr Petros Yuvanglu
    Dr Petros Yuvanglu is a zygomatic implant expert and, additionally, one of the leading surgeons working at SameDay Dental Implants, the first ZAGA Center…
  • Prof Miguel Peñarrocha
    Prof Miguel Peñarrocha is an oral surgeon and zygomatic implant expert. To begin with, he graduated in Medicine and Surgery…
  • Dr Reed Gibbins
    Dr Reed Gibbins is a skilled specialist and a zygomatic implant expert. In specific, he graduated from Trinity Valley Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center in 2013…
  • Dr Thomas Draper
    Dr. Tom Draper’s successful career in oral surgery influenced him to co-found ARCHPOINT. After earning his dental degree in 2003 from Temple University…
  • Dr. José Ferreira
    Under the supervision of Dr. José Ferreira, patients suffering from severe maxillary atrophy can receive safe treatment with zygomatic implants following…
  • Dr Pedro Guitián
    Pedro Guitián is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Dentist and University Specialist in Oral Surgery at the University of Santiago de Compostela…
  • Prof. Tomas Albrektsson
    Prof. Tomas Albrektsson started working with osseointegrated implants together with professor PI Brånemark in 1967. He has since published numerous papers…
  • Prof. Dr. James Chow
    Prof Dr James Chow belongs to the first group of locally trained specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) in Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Alberto Fernández
    Dr Alberto Fernández is a zygomatic implant expert and the leading surgeon, and coordinator of the treatments at Clínica Fernández, one of…
  • Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso
    Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso coordinates the treatment of severe maxillary atrophy with zygomatic implants following the ZAGA philosophy in AB Maxillofacial…
  • Dr. Hooman Zarrinkelk
    Dr Hooman Zarrinkelk is a zygomatic implant expert who earned his undergraduate degree and dental degree from Loma Linda University…
  • Dr Roberto López Píriz
    Dr. López Píriz is specialized in zygomatic implants, oral surgery and aesthetic medicine. He combines his position as Medical Director of the Institute of…
  • Dr Miguel Moura Goncalves
    Professor Dr Miguel Moura Gonçalves is not only a professional dentist and orthodontist: he is also a zygomatic implant expert. In particular, he is the medical director…
  • Dr Sergio Duarte
    Under the supervision of Dr. Sergio Duarte, patients suffering from severe maxillary atrophy can receive safe treatment with zygomatic implants following…
  • Dr João Carlos Ramos
    Professor Dr Joao Carlos Ramos is the leading dentist at the Instituto Português de Medicina Dentária, the exclusive ZAGA Center in the district of Aveiro, Portugal…
  • Dr Richard Peter Simon
    Dr Peter Simon is the founder of the dental practice Dres. Simon in Stuttgart, one of the first ZAGA Centers in Germany. The ZAGA Center Stuttgart is…
  • Dr Leonard F. Anglis
    Dr. Leonard F. Anglis coordinates the treatment of severe maxillary atrophy with zygomatic implants following the ZAGA philosophy in Dr. Leonard F. Anglis…
  • Dr Eduardo Crooke
    Dr Eduardo Crooke is an expert in implantology and oral surgery. Significantly, he is the Medical Director at Crooke and Laguna Clinic Group…
  • Dr. Mikhael Toder
    Dr Mikhael Toder was trained in new methods of implantology and advanced technologies of tooth microsurgery with recognized specialists of international…
  • Dr Antonio Olivo
    Dr Antonio Olivo graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Padua. In 1994 he specialized in Maxillo Facial Surgery at the University of Verona….
  • Dr Ludovic Denglos
    Dr Ludovic Denglos got a degree in periodontology in 1997. Afterward, he graduated in Dental Surgery in 1988 from the University of Lille…
  • Dr. Carlos Aparicio
    Dr. Aparicio is an expert in the complex technique of zygomatic implants, which consists of oral rehabilitation in the face of dental loss by means of…
  • Prof Chantal Malevez
    Prof Chantal Malevez is a specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery and an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (ULB). Currently, Prof Chantal Malevez is…
  • Dr Manuel Martín Luque
    With a trained team, Dr. Manuel Martín Luque is the surgeon and coordinator of zygomatic implant treatments in IOC Clínica. The patient’s well-being from…
  • Prof Cemal Ucer
    Dr. Cemal Ucer graduated from Manchester Dental School in 1982. After postgraduate training as an oral surgeon, he established a private hospital referral…
  • Dr Johann Styger
    In June 1987, Dr Johann Styger graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Afterward, he got a degree in Implantology at the University of Lille…
  • Dr Leslie Sultan
    Dr. Leslie Sultan graduated in the top 5 percent of his class at the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed an internship at Jackson Memorial…
  • Dr Daniel Kraus
    Above all, Dr Daniel Kraus is a zygomatic implant expert with over 20 years of experience and several thousand implants placed. Additionally, he is the owner….

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