This book provides clinicians with state of the art information on the use of zygomatic implants to restore function and improve quality of life. International experts come together to showcase important innovations and advances in techniques that will assist in the optimization of outcomes. Readers will find information on indications, biomechanics, the role of imaging, digital treatment planning, and all aspects of implant placement. Individual chapters are devoted to different procedures, including the extramaxillary surgical technique, extended sinus lift with retained bone window, the anatomy-guided approach, the quad zygoma technique, and static and dynamic guided surgery. The use of zygomatic implants specifically in oncology patients is also given detailed consideration. Today, the zygomatic approach offers many advantages for patients with severe maxillary resorption, in whom grafting was in the past unavoidable. In providing an up-to-date global perspective on the zygoma concept, this book will be an invaluable source of guidance for practitioners at all levels of experience.
James Kwok Fai Chow
is a Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong and the Founder of the Brånemark Osseointegration Centers in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In addition, he is Chairman of the Specialty Board in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong. Dr. Chow gained his BDS, MDS and MBBS from the University of Hong Kong in 1988, 1993 and 1998 respectively. He became a Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 1992 and a Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, in 1997. He gained a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. More recently he has become a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (2012) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2015). He gives courses and lectures frequently in his region and internationally. He has published more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and he is the author of several book chapters on Zygomatic implants.