Introduction of Zygomatic Implants

'ZAGA introduction' course by Dr. Carlos Aparicio

Learn about the ‘ZAGA Concept’

Overview

The ZAGA Introduction by Dr. Aparicio is a short online course intended to help practitioners understand the variety of techniques used in zygomatic implant placement. It presents the ZAGA Concept, and several tools tightly linked to it, as well as clinical cases.

Spanish, Chinese, Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese speakers can follow the thirty-four videos with subtitles in order to enhance the experience and learning process.

The online course provides the possibility for learners to acquire knowledge on zygomatic implant placement remotely and in their own time. Further to this, participants can expect to recieve a personalised certificate.

The personal story

ZAGA Specialists Course
Professor teaching a group of dentists
doctors learning the ZAGA concept

The case of an eighteen year old in the 1980s was initially challenging for Dr. Carlos Aparicio. An unfortunate surgery meant that he had lost his premaxilla. A collaboration with PI Branemark and Eugene Keller led to two key ideas: that it is possible to tilt an implant and for it to remain effective, and secondly, that this implant could be anchored remotely on the zygomatic bone.

On this online course, learners can expect to be introduced to the concise presentation of the culmination of research on zygomatic implant placing. Originally, the ‘Gold standard’ for an atrophic maxilla was the grafting procedure. As this was compared with zygomatic treatment from the 1990s onwards, as successes of zygomatic treatment were documented, a shift in the ‘Gold standard’ towards Zygomatic implant rehabilitation took place as of 2012 – when a 10-year report and comparative study was published.

The ZAGA Introduction by Dr. Aparicio is a short online course to discover and understand the different techniques used for zygomatic implant placement. It presents the ZAGA Concept, and several tools tightly linked to it, as well as clinical cases.