DR. DENNIS SMILERDDS
Dr. Dennis G. Smiler is a Fellow in the: International Congress of Oral Implantology, American Society of Osseointegration, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Smiler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry in 1964. He attended Boston University, Graduate School of Dentistry, earning a Masters of Science degree in 1968.
Following an oral surgery internship and residency at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, he returned to California in 1969, establishing his oral surgery practice.
Dr. Smiler has published numerous articles in the dental professional literature and contributed to periodicals and textbooks. He lectures extensively and participates in symposiums both domestically and internationally at universities, academy meetings, and implant conferences. He maintains a private practice in Encino, California.
- Sep 15 - 18 2022
WSP 70th Annual Scientific Session 2022
Catch Dr. Dennis Smiler’s Lecture at the Upcoming WSP Annual Session in San Diego!
When: Friday, September 16th at 9:30 am
Zygomatic implants are used for the rehabilitation of patients with severe atrophy of the maxilla. The extra-maxillary approach to placing zygoma implants avoids the prosthetic nightmare of the palatal orientation of abutments to support a fixed restoration. This presentation discusses the procedure for quadruple zygomatic support of the restoration. The presentation reviews essential surgical anatomy, technique for placing zygomatic implants, virtual treatment planning using stereolithic models, guided template surgery, orbital complications, and examination of cases.