Dr. Masami Ando


“Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.” – Giorgio Baglivi

Dr. Masami Ando, a key opinion leader in advanced dentistry and a globally recognized zygomatic implant expert, left an indelible mark through his innovative practices. Known as the fastest zygomatic implant surgeon, Dr. Ando set benchmarks for efficiency and revolutionized the approach to zygomatic rehabilitation in Japan, adopting the ZAGA philosophy to treat patients with maxillary atrophy.

Under his leadership, the ORC Implant Clinic was distinguished as the first certified ZAGA Center in Asia, symbolizing a new standard in zygomatic rehabilitation across the region. His team of dental professionals trained at premier institutions globally reflects Dr. Ando’s commitment to excellence and his passion for education.

Dr. Ando’s legacy extends beyond his surgical achievements and high treatment success rates. His dedication to knowledge sharing led him to organize and participate in educational courses, making significant contributions to the field of zygomatic implants. His advocacy for the ZAGA philosophy underscored his commitment to patient-centered care, offering the best solutions for those with severe maxillary atrophy.

After graduating from Showa University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ando established the ORC Implant Center in Tokyo in 1985 and became a vital member of the Japan Dental Association and the Japanese Society of Oral Implantology. As the director of the International Society of Osseointegration, his influence extended globally, sharing his insights through lectures at Showa University and beyond.

Dr. Ando’s foremost objective was to enrich lives through dental surgery, passionately dedicated to advancing his team’s expertise and broadening the understanding of zygomatic implants within the dental community. His mission extended beyond imparting knowledge; it was about significantly improving patient care and outcomes through the precision and innovation of dental medicine.

With profound sadness, we acknowledge Dr. Masami Ando’s passing. A pioneer in dental implantology, his innovative efforts and dedication to dental excellence have forged a lasting legacy. To celebrate his life’s work, an educational webinar was hosted in tribute to Dr. Ando. This event featured five renowned zygomatic experts who discussed their most impactful cases.

We invite you to watch the webinar to commemorate Dr. Masami Ando’s remarkable contributions.

His legacy continues to inspire and influence our commitment to providing our patients with the highest standard of care.

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