Dr Carlos Aparicio is the creator of the ZAGA method and philosophy, an innovative systemic approach to the treatment of patients who present a lack of maxillary bone necessary for the fixation of an implant.
The creation of the ZAGA method made him 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.
Dr Carlos Aparicio’s approach consists of a series of techniques, materials, and action protocols, used by various professionals, and allows 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.
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra, he completed his training in implants, prostheses and dental aesthetics in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Sweden. Also, he is the honorary president and founder of the Spanish Society of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and director. In addition, he collaborates with the University of Barcelona and the University of Gothenburg. They design all together on the zygomatic implants programs.
Dr Carlos Aparicio’s Most Recent Publications
- ORIS Criteria of success for the zygoma related rehabilitation: the (revisited) zygoma success code. Aparicio C, López-Piriz R, Albrektsson T. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2020;35:366-378
- Zygoma anatomy-guided approach “scarf graft” for prevention of soft tissue dehiscence around zygomatic implants: technical note. Aparicio C, Antonio S. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2020;35:e21-e26
- Bone Regeneration and Soft Tissue Enhancement Around Zygomatic Implants: Retrospective Case Series. M PD, Jc BM, A FR, C A, D PO. Materials (Basel). 2020 Mar 29;13(7):1577. doi: 10.3390/ma13071577. PMID: 32235372; PMCID: PMC7178084
- Preoperative Evaluation and Treatment Planning. Zygomatic Implant Critical Zone (ZICZ) Location, C. Aparicio, R. López-Píriz, M. Peñarrocha, Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics, 2021, ISSN 1061-3315
- The Zygoma Anatomy-Guided Approach for Placement of Zygomatic Implants, Carlos Aparicio, Waldemar D. Polido, Hooman M. Zarrinkelk, Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics, 2021, ISSN 1061-3315